What stands out in the post is the recounting of previous attacks by, ah, "anti-war" demonstrators. The ways of the peacenik are strange.
Since these events are related to the War on Terror, and aren't getting much attention, I've taking the liberty of making a list of events the Iraq War News blogger referred to. While I was at it, I added little extra information:
- Chicago, March 20, 2003:
Molotov cocktails www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kBvNdR-H7U
- Athens, Greece, March 21, 2003:
Molotov cocktails at an anarchist rally www.ainfos.ca/03/mar/ainfos00474.html
- Athens, Greece, April 16, 2003:
More Molotov cocktails at another anarchist rally findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20030417/ai_n12683014
- San Francisco, March 21, 2003:
12 Molotov cocktails, unused, found in a backpack while cleaning up debris from an anti-war demonstration www.ktvu.com/news/2056452/detail.html (Credit where credit is due: whoever dumped them didn't use them - although odds are that the bombs were dropped to avoid arson charges.)
- New York City area recruiting centers, 2005:
- Smashed windows
- A cracked door with anarchist symbols, a burning rag thrown into an Army recruiting station, and door locks glued shut1
- More, across America: including manure in Toledo, Ohio
- Olympia, Washington, May 29, 2006:
Attempting to pry open a fence. Gateway Pundit blog post, gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/05/after-fence-assault-anti-war-port-mob.html
- Ottawa, Canada, March, 2007:
A soldier, back from Afghanistan, was introduced at a bar as a war hero. Then four men blindsided him, saying "What kind of hero are you now?"
"Soldier calls nasty bar beating a 'sneak attack'" CTV (March 13 2007) www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070313/ottawa_soldier_070313/20070313?hub=TopStories
I made it through the sixties: I'd just as soon not repeat the experience.
1the 19-year old Manhattan College student who was arrested for making a third-rate Molotov cocktail and gluing a door shut had a handwritten note promising a "wave of violence" throughout the Northeast, aimed at the "military industrial complex." "Military industrial complex?" I haven't heard that phrase since the sixties and seventies. I suppose it's been cherished over the decades, by people who didn't want the spirit of the sixties to die out.