The thousands of indefatigable protestors, who have been risking their eyes and recording equipment against Wall Streetís personal jack-booted thugs in the NYPD at the Occupation of Wall Street, recently garnered even more supportĖ the US Marines. Thatís the type of support that might make an NYPD cop think twice before he decides to go all Tiananmen Square on a group of teenage girls armed with chalk and cardboard signs.
The Occupy Wall Street movement may have thought it broke new ground when the NYC Transit Union joined their movement, but that ground just tipped the Richter Scale with news that United States Army and Marine troops are reportedly on their way to various protest locations to support the movement and to protect the protesters.
Hereís the message Ward Reilly relayed from another Marine, on his facebook page:
ďIím heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform. I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress:I didnít fight for Wall St. I fought for America. Now itís Congressí turn.
My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the ****ing Marine Corps first. Letís see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets.