Vieques And The U.S. Navy

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 36•17 May 10, 2000

On May 5, federal agents removed 216 protesters who had been occupying a Vieques Island bombing range used for target practice by the U.S. Navy. What do you think of the Navy's use of this tiny Puerto Rican island for bombing exercises?

  • “A bunch of Puerto Ricans are getting bombed somewhere? Shit, man, tell me something I don't know.”

    Richard Eisling –
    Electrician

  • “Puerto Rico's never going to achieve U.S. statehood if this is how they're gonna act.”

    Ken Longchamps –
    Bond Trader

  • “Maybe the U.S. would listen to the protesters if they didn't speak in that incomprehensible gibberish.”

    George Hall –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The Navy's bombing Puerto Vallarta? That blasted Stubing! Will that bloodthirsty madman stop at nothing?”

    Ellen Dawes –
    Interior Decorator

  • “The prophetic vision of Stephen Sondheim has come to pass, as the world braces for a dramatic showdown between the Puerto Ricans and the jets.”

    Gina Fasso –
    Student

  • “My God, we could be looking at another Cuban Missile Crisis here. Except we have all the weapons, and nobody's worried.”

    Nate Nestor –
    Pharmacist