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Veterans, Troop Supporters Oppose “Winter Soldier II”
Eagles Up email ^ | March 4, 2008 | Eagles Up

Posted on 03/10/2008 1:24:06 PM PDT by Interesting Times

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2008 – A national coalition of pro-troop and veteran organizations is gathering in the Washington area next week to oppose a planned reenactment of Sen. John Kerry’s infamous “Winter Solider” anti-Vietnam War event that, like its predecessor, will feature “testimony” alleging atrocities committed by American troops this time in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Eagles Up www.eaglesup.us and other organizations are taking aim at Winter Soldier II, patterned after a similar event staged by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1971. Although most of the “veterans” who “testified” in Kerry’s event a generation ago were later found to be frauds, and their testimony was either disproved or impossible to verify, the damage to the Vietnam generation was long enduring.

Hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War, the ANSWER coalition, CODE PINK, MOVEON.ORG, and associated organizations this generation’s Winter Soldier reenactment is considered to be on a par with its predecessor, with a twist. In 1971 the media accepted the stories of atrocities literally without question, and Kerry even testified before Congress using graphic images of torture and murder, which he claimed were widespread and American military policy.

But Eagles Up and the other pro-troop organizations including Move America Forward and Rolling Thunder will not allow this attack on our troops to go unchallenged. Vietnam and Iraq war veterans and their supporters are demanding that all who participate in the IVAW event submit to identification verification and that their claims are specific including times, dates, places, units involved, leadership and witnesses.

In addition, anyone claiming to have participated in or witnessed an atrocity without attempting to halt it or report it will be referred to the appropriate civilian and military authorities as participants in or accessories to war crimes. Eagles Up leader, Col. Harry Riley, US Army (ret.) said “We have two objectives: To counter and challenge IVAW Winter Soldier II (WSII) Testimony on March 14 by demanding ‘truth.’"

Col. Riley added, “Our second objective is to participate in a peaceful march in Washington, DC on March 15th that reflects a view of appreciation, uplifting, pride in America, our troops and families. This will be a positive event with flags, banners, patriotic music, fellowship, and oriented for the entire family of patriots.

“Americans are standing up to attacks on our nation and people from those that tend to support the constant drum beat of surrender," Col. Riley said.

Thousands will put "boots on the ground" in Washington, DC on March 14/15 to challenge one devious aspect of the threat on America – those that would have us surrender to the Islamic butchers and dishonor our warriors,” Col Riley added.

“It's a sacrifice for many of us to get to DC but it's also a sacrifice for our families and warriors to offer up their lives. The least we can do is protect their backs.”

For Immediate Release Contact: Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret 111 Overview Drive Crestview, FL 32539 850-689-1818 http://www.eaglesup.us


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: eaglesup; harryriley; ivaw; wintersoldier; wintersoldierii
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Press release for the Eagles Up portion of the protest against the Iraq Veterans Against the War's attempt to recapture the glorious days when their mentors, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, became leftist heroes by telling lies about US war crimes in Vietnam.
1 posted on 03/10/2008 1:24:09 PM PDT by Interesting Times
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

WSII ping...


2 posted on 03/10/2008 1:25:08 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
In addition, anyone claiming to have participated in or witnessed an atrocity without attempting to halt it or report it will be referred to the appropriate civilian and military authorities as participants in or accessories to war crimes.
Hear, hear!

3 posted on 03/10/2008 1:40:28 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The Democratic Party is only a front for the political establishment in America - Big Journalism.)
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To: Interesting Times

Bump!


4 posted on 03/10/2008 1:44:44 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion; Interesting Times

Ouststanding! Looks like the Kerry wannabes won’t be repeating history.


5 posted on 03/10/2008 1:45:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


6 posted on 03/10/2008 1:49:12 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Interesting Times
WINTER SOLDIER

Iraq
Veterans
Admitting They're
War Criminals

7 posted on 03/10/2008 1:57:20 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul
LOL!

Great sign idea, doc!

8 posted on 03/10/2008 2:16:09 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Doctor Raoul
I like:

Winter Weasels: Proudly Lying About US War Crimes Since 1971

9 posted on 03/10/2008 2:29:58 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times

I will e-mail this out


10 posted on 03/10/2008 3:07:37 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks, amigo...


11 posted on 03/10/2008 3:08:35 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: jazusamo
Outstanding! Looks like the Kerry wannabes won’t be repeating history.

They aren't going to stop themselves. Can you help us get the word out?

12 posted on 03/10/2008 3:10:00 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times; RedRover; freema; abigailsmybaby; Badeye; billmor; bmwcyle; brityank; ...

Pinging Murtha Watch and Oliver North list to help get word out on “Winter Soldier II”.


13 posted on 03/10/2008 3:23:44 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Interesting Times

Will send out some emails too.


14 posted on 03/10/2008 3:28:40 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

Much appreciated.


15 posted on 03/10/2008 3:32:28 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
Or:

Winter Weasels: Proudly betraying the U.S. Since 1971

16 posted on 03/10/2008 4:06:00 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (If a mute swears, does his mother wash his hands with soap?)
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To: Interesting Times
Get a load of this one I found mentioned at LGF

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=29172_Winter_Soldier_II-_Ludicrous_Lies_on_Parade&only

-Traveler

17 posted on 03/10/2008 5:08:06 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Interesting Times
Thank You BUMP
Now make sure I'm on your PING list, please.
18 posted on 03/10/2008 5:19:34 PM PDT by concretebob (If liberals aren't traitors, their only defense at this point is they are incredibly stupid)
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To: Interesting Times; Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; Conspiracy Guy; NYC GOP Chick; ...

WS II PING


19 posted on 03/10/2008 5:25:55 PM PDT by concretebob (If liberals aren't traitors, their only defense at this point is they are incredibly stupid)
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To: concretebob

Thanks cb! This should be a great event.

By the way...how are your feet, (knees and hips too) today? LOL

I am sending small package before your next walk. Getting to the Post Office tomorrow.


20 posted on 03/10/2008 5:35:43 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Interesting Times; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; ...

Ping


21 posted on 03/10/2008 5:38:53 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Interesting Times

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ervaMPt4Ha0&feature=related

Just watched this and had to put it in a “Support the Troops” thread.


22 posted on 03/10/2008 5:57:37 PM PDT by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: Interesting Times

AWESOME! Thank you for posting this information.


23 posted on 03/10/2008 6:02:05 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: 3D-JOY
I was still a tad sore this morning, but my feet actually faired pretty well, considering.
You're not sending me bunion pads are you? ;)heheheh
24 posted on 03/10/2008 6:36:22 PM PDT by concretebob (If liberals aren't traitors, their only defense at this point is they are incredibly stupid)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Thousands will put "boots on the ground" in Washington, DC on March 14/15 to challenge one devious aspect of the threat on America – those that would have us surrender to the Islamic butchers and dishonor our warriors,” Col Riley added.

Those who can't join with their boots on the ground in DC will be joining in spirit and with prayer.

25 posted on 03/10/2008 6:44:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
Winter Weasels: Proudly betraying the U.S. Since 1971

That is a bit punchier...

26 posted on 03/10/2008 6:58:53 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: concretebob
Now make sure I'm on your PING list, please.

Done. Sorry about that...

27 posted on 03/10/2008 7:02:40 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Traveler59
Get a load of this one I found mentioned at LGF

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=29172_Winter_Soldier_II-_Ludicrous_Lies_on_Parade&only

Geez, 818 comments.

28 posted on 03/10/2008 7:04:13 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the >PING< Jaz. Sending emails now.


29 posted on 03/10/2008 7:06:51 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 03/10/2008 8:56:35 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: freema

The heart warming thing about this stuff is unlike during the NAM war and all the time until recently, we saw no “silent majority and patriots speaking up in public appearances in any numbers. Times have changed. The far left liberal establishment can no longer plan on running public displays of disgrace, without anticipating a counter attack. Future Hanoi Johns will have a harder time trying to leave their mark.


31 posted on 03/10/2008 9:08:12 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Thank God!


32 posted on 03/10/2008 9:35:42 PM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor and two Marines! McCain is to conservatism as Hillary is to Playboy)
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To: athelass

And Amen to your response.


33 posted on 03/10/2008 9:40:43 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter was our best choice...)
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To: Interesting Times; PhilDragoo; devolve; potlatch; nicmarlo; Fiddlstix; y'all

Amen bump !!!


34 posted on 03/10/2008 10:09:21 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Interesting Times
In addition, anyone claiming to have participated in or witnessed an atrocity without attempting to halt it or report it will be referred to the appropriate civilian and military authorities as participants in or accessories to war crimes.

YAY!

35 posted on 03/10/2008 10:24:42 PM PDT by zot
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

The next chapter in the 2008 nonfiction work, “how to have your leftist freak ass handed to you” is...


36 posted on 03/10/2008 10:29:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: Interesting Times

Thank you for the information.


37 posted on 03/10/2008 10:32:05 PM PDT by Jaguar Girl
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To: Interesting Times

And Kerry wanted to be Commander-in-Chief???????

Of all people!


38 posted on 03/10/2008 10:33:32 PM PDT by rbosque ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Interesting Times
all who participate in the IVAW event submit to identification verification and that their claims are specific including times, dates, places, units involved, leadership and witnesses. In addition, anyone claiming to have participated in or witnessed an atrocity without attempting to halt it or report it will be referred to the appropriate civilian and military authorities as participants in or accessories to war crimes.

EXCELLENT!

39 posted on 03/10/2008 10:42:33 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Interesting Times

40 posted on 03/10/2008 10:43:00 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (El Conservo Tribal Name: Fishes with Dynamite. ---- Illegetimi non carborundum.)
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To: calcowgirl
all who participate in the IVAW event submit to identification verification and that their claims are specific including times, dates, places, units involved, leadership and witnesses. In addition, anyone claiming to have participated in or witnessed an atrocity without attempting to halt it or report it will be referred to the appropriate civilian and military authorities as participants in or accessories to war crimes.

EXCELLENT!

-- Here's a bit more on that topic.

41 posted on 03/10/2008 10:51:47 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
Thanks! Good background. I'm just glad that we won't see a replay of prior years. You folks are doin' great work!
I did snicker at this carefully worded sentence:
Members of IVAW relying on the National Lawyers' Guild for legal protection should remember that the NLG is an ideological group that will likely trade a presumed propaganda victory for time in jail for the party they represent.
PS--I got your book--I just haven't had a chance to crack it open yet. :-)
42 posted on 03/10/2008 11:36:16 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: westmichman

had to reach for the kleenex.... that’s worth forwarding.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ervaMPt4Ha0&feature=related


43 posted on 03/11/2008 2:26:10 AM PDT by W04Man (DON'T BLAME ME, I was With Fred, then Mitt, and now McCain (our troops deserve a qualified CIC))
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To: calcowgirl
PS--I got your book--I just haven't had a chance to crack it open yet. :-)

Read carefully; there will be a quiz. ;)>

44 posted on 03/11/2008 5:43:47 AM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Interesting Times
May we support these pro-troop groups financially as with words. The better their funding, the more public messages they can run.

We can,though, never come close to repaying them for the inestimable service they have given - and are giving - to this nation and to every one of us.

45 posted on 03/11/2008 7:37:01 AM PDT by mtntop3
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To: Interesting Times
Read carefully; there will be a quiz. ;)>

When I read this sort of thing, I have to go slowly--otherwise the blood pressure goes out of whack, LOL.

Hey--any idea if Joe Bangert is related to Jim Bangert? It's such an unusual name that I couldn't help but notice it when I came across a youtube video the other day. Jim Bangert was reported to be the guy sitting in the F-4 that released the Zuni missile that shot through McCain's A-4 fuel tank and started the fire on the Forrestal back in 1967.

46 posted on 03/11/2008 9:08:13 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Interesting Times
The least we can do is protect their backs.

This simple improvement now vs. the 70's makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it! Great post! I'll be there in spirit (while watching here from FL w/kids/gkids)

47 posted on 03/11/2008 10:46:17 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: calcowgirl
Hey--any idea if Joe Bangert is related to Jim Bangert?

That I don't know.

48 posted on 03/11/2008 12:09:44 PM PDT by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: concretebob
Hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War, the ANSWER coalition, CODE PINK, MOVEON.ORG, and associated organizations

Thanks for the ping. Everything they have done this time to try to reenact Vietnam has failed and backfired. Each of their demonstrations has grown smaller than the one before; and by the time they got to Berkeley, they were widely condemned, even by lefties.

This, too, will fail and backfire.

Hooo-ahh!!

49 posted on 03/11/2008 7:11:10 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (The best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter.—WChurchill)
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To: All; Interesting Times

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NEVER FORGET

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CLARITY =

Saddleback College plans Memorial Day completion of new monument

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1982490/posts

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NEVER FORGET

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50 posted on 03/11/2008 8:34:28 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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