Friday, September 4, 2009

Fort Lee "anti-terrorism" drill deals with mock protesters

When the government tells us the First Amendment is terrorism, something is horribly amiss.

    Richmond Times Dispatch -

    FORT LEE -- Motorists along state Route 36 just outside Fort Lee slowed down yesterday morning to take a peek at the soldiers in full gear guarding the main gate.

    About a dozen protesters held posters and chanted, "No more hate! No more hate!"

    The base's law enforcement made sure the demonstrators stayed calm and outside Fort Lee's perimeters.

    It was a peaceful and short demonstration, but such an unusual scene that a traffic backup seemed inevitable.

    "What's going on?" asked a passing driver.

    Fort Lee law-enforcement, civilian and military personnel were simulating a protest as part of a three-day anti-terrorism and force-protection exercise at the Army base.

    "It is really important to do training like this," said Garrison Commander Col. Mike Morrow, noting the Army's dedication to protect its soldiers and their families.