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Eagles, bats and rats (Gathering Of Eagles)
World Net Daily ^ | March 21, 2007 | Tom Kovach

Posted on 03/21/2007 7:22:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On Saturday, I was privileged to participate in the Gathering of Eagles in our nation's capital. The gathering was arranged on short notice, mostly via the Internet, as a way for American military veterans to stand and defend our national memorials against any efforts at vandalism by anti-war (and anti-America) protesters from the group ANSWER (Act Now to Stop the War and End Racism). Members of that group had defaced the U.S. Capitol Building with spray-paint in January. The Gathering of Eagles was designed to assist the United States Park Police in defending the Vietnam Wall and other monuments against similar vandalism.

In short, the gathering could be called the "So Brave" versus "So Confused" event.

While this column is simply one man's opinion, the viewpoints expressed herein seem to have resonated throughout the National Mall on this year's recent Saint Patrick's Day. And, it is significant to note that the established "lamestream" news media have either ignored or minimized the presence of America's military veterans and their families at the event. Any of those media stories, however, can be easily countered by the information in this column, and by this Michelle Malkin video.

The ANSWER protesters carried pre-printed signs. What the left-tilting news media do not tell the public is that the Socialist Workers Party provided the signs. And, the news media (which did not have a single satellite news truck on the Eagles side of the events) also did not show the fact that the anti-America protesters tried repeatedly to incite confrontations with the Eagles and their supporters.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aar; answer; codepink; defeatocrats; gatheringofeagles; goe; hippies; iraq; marxists; peacecreeps; protest; protocommunists; rally; rollingthunder; socialists; veterans; vietnamvets; wwp
Starting to get some coverage, it seems.
1 posted on 03/21/2007 7:22:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only has that horse left the barn but WND is preaching to the choir.


2 posted on 03/21/2007 7:44:41 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I noticed there was very little coverage prior, during or after. I even e-mailed my far right leaning radio talk show hosts to ask what was up with the lack of coverage..no answer.

I wanted to go very much. Thank you for the excellent representation...you all did a great job.
3 posted on 03/21/2007 7:46:36 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie
My husband and I had the time of our lives. We prayed, we sang, we screamed USA USA USA! I felt so secure surrounded by all those hero's in leather. I can finally say we have seen firsthand democracy in action. We definitely outnumbered the freaks.
4 posted on 03/21/2007 7:54:36 PM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I've emailed pictures and video to every person I know so they can see for themselves what really took place this past Saturday. None of that really gives justice to how may were really there since we were scattered everywhere. I get the same comments from all of them, "why didn't I see this on the news? I didn't hear anything about it." They are amazed when I've provided proof of how many people were there. I'm getting requests for more information like you wouldn't believe.


5 posted on 03/21/2007 8:06:01 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

It really doesn't matter if it was in the news or not. We saw it and we care about it.


6 posted on 03/21/2007 9:44:57 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was one of those at the circle across the Memorial bridge outside of ANC. We saw news cameras pointed in the direction of the communist/traitors, but it never once was aimed at us.

There were very few pictures taken of our group that were published that I'm aware of, one being the picture of the young Marine responding to one of the protesters who came up in front of us to complain about lack of armor on humvees. Our young Marine friend (along with his 6-7 fellow Marines) who all served in Iraq, set him straight in a hurry. Unfortunately, the Washington comPost shot the picture of this young Marine responding with a clenched fist, and used that one picture to represent those of us on the Patriot side.

The MOAB message (Mother of all banners) "Go to Hell traitors, you dishonor our dead on Hallowed ground" was never picked up by the MSM that I'm aware of to date, only one shot of it from behind, showing the traitots coming across the bridge, probably taken with a telephoto lens from a hill at ANC. I believe that message on that banner was the perfect response to all the traitors and useful idiots who saw it. It certainly conveys my feelings toward those who want to dump on this country and those who have defended our freedom. It was an honor for me to be there. V
7 posted on 03/22/2007 6:24:14 AM PDT by Veeram (why the does the left HATE America ?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great read BUMP!


8 posted on 03/22/2007 1:38:49 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: mc2
Troll
10 posted on 09/16/2007 11:44:32 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: mc2
I think you got yourself on the wrong web site.

Oh by the way welcome to FR.

11 posted on 09/16/2007 11:45:35 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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ZOT.

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12 posted on 09/16/2007 11:47:22 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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If we want to hear from you we’ll throw you a fish...


13 posted on 09/16/2007 11:47:32 AM PDT by OCMike
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To: freekitty

On TV now in Tampa......Great viewing.....


14 posted on 09/16/2007 11:53:23 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: mc2

15 posted on 09/16/2007 11:54:46 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW!)
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To: mware

I doubt she will last long.


16 posted on 09/16/2007 11:56:33 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW!)
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To: mware

Geez, I wanted to play : (


17 posted on 09/16/2007 11:58:54 AM PDT by freema (; ))
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Someone ought to give her a link to DU or KOS, that post is right up their alley.

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18 posted on 09/16/2007 11:58:57 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: freema

Ah we hardly knew her.


19 posted on 09/16/2007 11:59:35 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: OCMike

iatz


20 posted on 09/16/2007 12:01:20 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: mware

Next time I get a group of jarheads together, I’ll need to get a camera out after a few beers and ask them if they need protecting by the likes of that.

The only thing I can come up with to make sense of their way of thinking is lead poisoning, or some genetic defect that impairs the frontal lobes.


21 posted on 09/16/2007 12:07:17 PM PDT by freema
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Damn, missed all the fun!


22 posted on 09/16/2007 12:33:48 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Thompson/Hunter 08)
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To: mware

Dang, I always miss all the fun.


23 posted on 09/16/2007 1:41:21 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Sure the UBL tape was fake, he didn't mention Ron Paul.)
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To: AliVeritas

I was thinking of not hitting the abuse button, but it just wasn’t right for that kind of post to remain on a thread about GOE’ers


24 posted on 09/16/2007 1:47:35 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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