Skip to comments.Veterans, Troop Supporters Oppose “Winter Soldier II”
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 Kerrys 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 Kerrys Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1971. Although most of the veterans who testified in Kerrys 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 generations 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
Just watched this and had to put it in a “Support the Troops” thread.
AWESOME! Thank you for posting this information.
Those who can't join with their boots on the ground in DC will be joining in spirit and with prayer.
That is a bit punchier...
Done. Sorry about that...
Geez, 818 comments.
Thanks for the >PING< Jaz. Sending emails now.
Thanks for the ping!
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.
And Amen to your response.
Amen bump !!!
The next chapter in the 2008 nonfiction work, “how to have your leftist freak ass handed to you” is...
Thank you for the information.
And Kerry wanted to be Commander-in-Chief???????
Of all people!
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