Now we’re talking – 2,000 military vets will assemble in a show of solidarity with
protesters at the Oceti Sakowin camp.
Their intent is to form a human wall between the protesters and the armed thugs who call themselves “law enforcement”.
There’s no telling at this point what the “official” response will be but I guarantee if they employ the same tactics against the vets as they have against the protesters there will be a hue and cry in this country that hasn’t been heard since Kent State.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple is suddenly striking a more conciliatory tone – now he wants to talk “to rebuild a relationship”, quite a difference then when he thought he had the undisputed upper hand.
If pressure is to brought against anyone it should be against Energy Transfer Partners who with their sense of corporate entitlement have acted as though they can do whatever they like wherever they like.
There is a certain irony involving this veterans support people may not be aware of, that of the Bonus Camp following WW1 when veterans went to Washington D.C., set up a camp, and protested against the non payment of the promised bonus.
They too were attacked not just by police but the military as well, among those in the assault were none other than George S. Patton and Gen. Douglas MacArthur – “American Heroes”.