Monday, June 11, 2007

Blue Angels Not Welcome in San Fran

"The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover.

CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue Angels.

Daly acknowledged he is considering a call to halt the flyovers because, he said, “they seem dangerous and unnecessary.” Daly said he plans on introducing the resolution as early as Tuesday, but is still drafting the language. A resolution is not legally binding, but states a board position." (source)

Do the veterans here wonder what kind of "veterans for peace" would protest an air show? Some of the groups are protesting the "glorification of the military" during fleet week, others the recruiting effort and others blaming their lunacy on "noise pollution".

How many actions has San Francisco now taken against the military and its recruiters? Can we agree that if San Fran gets attacked they're on their own?!

And as you can see by the banner...Code Pink is hardly a pacifist group. Apparently they only object to terrorist being killed... (Well, then again, in this day and age maybe that was Photoshopped)

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