Here is the poster of Occupy Wall Street’s newest mass protest:
Hmmmmmm….November 17th??? Why November 17th??? Of all days, why would a leftist organization pick November 17th to stage a mass protest??
The CFR reminds us of the significance of that date:
What is November 17?
A radical, leftist Greek terrorist group, also known as 17 N or N 17, with a tiny membership and a loathing for America, the West, and capitalism…
What sort of attacks has November 17 launched?
The organization’s first known attack came in December 1975, when the CIA’s Athens station chief was shot with a .45-caliber pistol, November 17’s favorite weapon. Since then, the group has claimed responsibility for twenty-one murders, including the killings of a U.S. Navy captain, a U.S. defense attaché, a Turkish diplomat, and a British defense attaché. November 17’s initial attacks were directed at senior U.S. officials and Greek public figures, but during the 1980s the group expanded its operations to include bombings of ordinary citizens and property.
Where did November 17 get its name?
From the November 17, 1973, student uprising at Athens Polytechnic University. Twenty students were killed when Greek army tanks suppressed the protests, and the group formed in part to retaliate against the ruling military junta.
–So, we have a far left protest group, with tons of communist, socialist, and anarchist ties.
–We have a group that’s focused on the banking meltdown and it’s resulting potential cuts in public services, a situation playing out most prominently in Greece.
–We have one of the most prominent academic supporters specifically calling for Greek style riots.
–We have a poster made for the protests, aside from the obvious Communist imagery, that utilizes tanks. Why tanks? Again–”Twenty students were killed when Greek army tanks suppressed the protests…”
We’re supposed to believe that this organization HAD NO IDEA that they were scheduling their highest profile event so far, on the exact date that inspired a Communist terrorist group that hated American capitalism?
They MUST have known. THEY MUST HAVE KNOWN.
So what does that mean for us?
One 17N protester has his answer: “we’re going to burn this shi* to the motherfu**ing ground on the 17th!”
(As a guy who lived through the media’s constant attacks on Glenn Beck because he did a speech on the same day that Martin Luther King did a speech, I just couldn’t resist.)
UPDATE: I admit to starting this post with half tongue-in-cheek as mockery for our treatment by the media for 8.28. But, honestly—I’m convincing myself a little. The official Occupy Wall Street site is literally calling the march the “N17 Mass Direct Action.”
Again from the Council on Foreign Relations: “November 17, Revolutionary People’s Struggle, Revolutionary Struggle (Greece, leftists)” is “A radical, leftist Greek terrorist group, also known as 17 N or N 17” who aims to launch “an anti-capitalist popular uprising against the Greek middle and upper-classes.” When is the last time you heard someone say “we have our Christmas party on D22.” “I was born on F9.” Who says “N17” for November 17th? Is that common here in America?
I know their public excuse for the “direct action” is two months of “occupation.” I understand that is what they are saying publicly. But, this is just the leadership of this group honoring a bunch of their heroes with a subtle tip of the cap. The true believers get a chuckle while the useful idiots march in solidarity with something that they don’t understand.