Local officials in this liberal city say it's time for the U.S. Marines to move out.
The City Council has voted to tell the Marines their downtown
recruiting station is not welcome and 'if recruiters choose to stay,
they do so as uninvited and unwelcome guests.'
The measure passed this week by a vote of 8-1.
This was the letter from the marines back to the city of berkeley, pwning them
Dear Mayor Bates,
In that you and your city have chosen to gravely insult the brave
men and women, who have indeed bought you that right with their blood,
I am informing you that my company will no longer do business with any
of our current suppliers located in the Berkeley, California metro area.
In that my company is in international resort real estate
development, and do business with and am associated with, developers
and investors worldwide, I am informing all of my contacts, associates
and patrons that we will no longer do any business of any sort with
anyone living in the Berkeley area.
In that we/MDG Resorts are currently building a state of the art
mega-yacht marina, all of the suppliers of Marina equipment, all owners
of Yachts, all suppliers of Yacht materials & supplies, all yacht
brokers and all tangential yacht business purveyors will likewise be
informed that we will not do any business whatsoever with anyone from
the Berkeley area.
Likewise all suppliers of building materials, both interior and
exterior, currently associated with any of our several resort
developments (Brisamar 300+ villas and 200+ condos: Porto Hussong, 500+
condos, 180 slip mega-yacht marina) both of which I might add have
international recognition by virtue of glowing reports in Robb Report,
Wall Street Journal, Yacht World, Forbes.
I will likewise inform all of our investors, most of whom are very
wealthy yacht owners, casino owners, high net worth international
businessmen, of our decision to essentially boycott all products and
providers located in, or associated with in any way whatsoever,
Trust me when I say that having been in the real estate
development business for over 35 years, our list of contacts and
associates is long and very, very impressive. We, and I personally, are
going to recomend that they ALL along with us boycott your city, its
purveyors, suppliers, and businesses and CHARITIES of every kind.
You have every right to choose to take the obnoxious anti-military
stance you have taken, and as stated, that right was bought for you
with the blood of better men than you.
I too have every right to do all that I can to insure that your
city suffers consequences arising from that obnoxious, sickening stance.
Brian G Dennard