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  • The Smoking Gun: Adam Kokesh Works for Obama (July 4th DC march with guns)

    05/25/2013 7:19:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    Lady Patriots ^ | May 22, 2013 | Dr. Sharon Schuetz
    It used to be said a picture what worth a thousand words. That’s not entirely true anymore, not with Photoshop. Now a picture is only worth a few words. Mostly, “Is that real?” This is one of the challenges facing us when we get something sent to us that we can’t verify. It is safer not to use it than to destroy our credibility by using phony evidence. We received such a picture when I wrote my first article exposing Adam Kokesh, the person who plans to lead an armed march on Washington DC on July 4th. Someone pasted a...
  • How the AWOL Muslim soldier accused of plotting to kill Fort Hood troops was foiled

    07/29/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 30 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/29/2011 | Chris Vaughn and Darren Barbee
    Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, after raising suspicions at a Killeen, Texas, gun shop where he purchased six pounds of gunpowder and several boxes of shotgun shells, was in police custody in Killeen on Thursday, accused of plotting to kill fellow soldiers in a frightening reprise of the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood. Abdo, 21, who grew up in Garland outside of Dallas, was close to pulling off a "terror plot" in which the intended target was troops based at Fort Hood, said Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin. "We would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had...
  • Anti-War traitor, ADAM KOKESH, joins staff of RUSSIA TODAY!

    04/04/2011 5:29:26 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 04/04/2011 | Russia Today
    Darling of the peace movement and anti-War traitor, Adam Kokesh has joined in with the left wing RUSSIA TODAY!
  • Firm Fires Back At Blogger Allegations Over Manning Rally Press Release

    03/17/2011 7:21:19 AM PDT · by concretebob · 6 replies
    Susan Katz Keating ^ | 17 March 2011 | Susan Katz Keating
    Firm Fires Back At Blogger Allegations Over Manning Rally Press ReleaseThis week, a press release was issued (text after the jump) with details about a rally planned for March 20 in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning. Manning is being held on a Marine Corps base in Quantico, V.A. on charges that he’s responsible for turning over classified information to Wikileaks. He’s been held since July, and some have called into question his treatment while in custody, saying that Manning has been abused. State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley resigned from his post last week over his criticism of the way Manning...
  • Video: Leftists Burn American Flag On 4th Of July

    07/08/2010 7:13:57 AM PDT · by · 9 replies
    On July 4th in the Bay Area of California, a group of young people who claimed to be veterans of the war in Iraq took it upon themselves to show their “love” for America in a way few do; by burning an upside-down American flag in celebration of the birthday of America’s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. "The flag is a symbol of our unity and the blood sweat tears of those that came before us. The flag also has a purpose, some times it is a beacon or a message a warning that something is wrong. We...
  • Anti-Military Left's Negative Effects on our Veterans and their families

    05/08/2010 8:05:00 PM PDT · by mnehring · 8 replies · 474+ views
    From the Gathering of Eagles, comes this "response to a Blog Radio interview with Adam Kokesh"  "We often hear from the leftist anti-military groups that their demonstrations and activities are intended to help and support our troops.  However, our veterans and their families often report that these activities have a very negative effect on them. An example of these negative effects was apparent on the April 22, 2010 Chandler’s Watch Radio Blogshow in which Adam Kokesh was interviewed.""Mr. Kokesh is a member of the Iraq Veterans Against War (IVAW), and he has an extensive history of engaging in anti-military activities in alliance...
  • National Security Right vs. Anti-War Republicans, Pt. II

    03/26/2010 11:10:31 AM PDT · by mnehring · 10 replies · 349+ views
    We've heard about Dick Cheney vs. Rand Paul, now let's introduce you to Michelle Malkin vs. Adam Kokesh, the anti-war, pro-Tea Party candidate for Congress in New Mexico. Former Reason intern Jeremy Lott has some details, over at The Guardian: Malkin wrote that the organisation that Kokesh is part of, Iraq Veterans Against the War, had a membership that included "bomb-threat bullies and death-threat nutballs who threatened to assassinate me," as well as "fake army vet Jesse MacBeth". She charged that Kokesh was "arrested for defacing signs and travelled to Germany to urge soldiers to abandon their posts … He...
  • Tea Party Leader Resigns Over Rand Paul's Pal Adam Kokesh

    03/23/2010 4:05:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 226 replies · 3,376+ views
    Genuine GOP Mom ^ | March 23, 2010 | Mommy
    Below is a video of Rand Paul with his pal Adam Kokesh talking about their common "movement". Read a report at Gathering of Eagles about James Bancroft's "mighty stand for truth" as he has resigned the Hartford Tea Party over their support for Peter Schiff who is part of this Libertarian "movement" with Adam Kokesh. Please read the whole post. There is no doubt in my mind that Ron Paul's libertarian movement is attempting to take over the Republican Party through co-opting the Tea Party movement. We've seen this here in Kentucky as a good chunk of our Tea Party...
  • New Mexico Primary results: TRAITOR Adam Kokesh LOSES BIG TIME TODAY

    03/13/2010 1:31:32 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 157 replies · 9,756+ views ^ | 3/13/10, 12:49 pm | By Heath Haussamen
    Results from the GOP state preprimary convention By Heath Haussamen • 3/13/10, 12:49 pm KOKESH GETS SMOKED BY MULLINS! TREASON LOSES FIRST ROUND IN NEW MEXICO!!
  • Tom Mullins: Adam Kokesh is an internet celebrity and a war protester who makes poor choices

    03/12/2010 8:02:16 AM PST · by mnehring · 8 replies · 358+ views
    Yesterday, I wrote about Adam Kokesh and his anti-military, anti-American actions which would make him a poor representative for New Mexico. He’s running as a Republican in the primary, which is interesting considering his many affiliations with Marxist and liberal organizations, like CODEPINK, A.N.S.W.E.R., and of course, the Iraq Veterans Against the War. He’s a liar and a phony who has been arrested multiple times and encouraged soldiers in Germany to go AWOL. Yet now, he parades himself as some kind of Constitutional crusader. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Tom Mullins is also running as a Republican to represent New...
  • Adam Kokesh: An anti-war smear merchant in “Republican” clothing

    03/11/2010 9:55:02 AM PST · by mnehring · 22 replies · 637+ views
    Before there was a nationwide, grass-roots Tea Party movement, there was another nationwide, grass-roots movement that brought thousands of Americans to Washington, D.C. They called themselves the “Gathering of Eagles.” I covered two massive, GoE rallies against the Soros-funded, anti-war Left in March 2007 and September 2007. GOE activists continue to expose the transnational progressives, anti-military bullies, and phonies who operate under the “peace” banner. One of the groups that GOE dogged was Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) — whose members have included bomb-threat bullies and death-threat nutballs who threatened to assassinate me, fake Army vet Jesse MacBeth, and...
  • Adam Kokesh: A Dishonored Marine

    03/10/2010 7:15:24 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 66 replies · 1,378+ views ^ | March 6, 2010 | Larry Bailey
    Adam Kokesh, candidate for the Republican nomination for the US House of Representatives from the Third District of New Mexico, is doing his best to deceive the electorate. He portrays himself as a libertarian conservative, but he is neither libertarian nor conservative (unless he reinvents himself again). Most egregiously, he is attempting to portray himself as a patriotic anti-war/anti-military veteran in a manner reminiscent of John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans against the War (VVAW), in which Kerry tarnished the valor of his brothers-in-arms in order to advance his political career. As did VVAW, Kokesh's Iraq Veterans against the War (IVAW)...

    03/09/2010 2:32:42 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 13 replies · 227+ views
    Gathering of Eagles Never Again A message to all members of Gathering of Eagles Navy SEAL Captain Larry Bailey will be a guest on the gordon liddy show to discuss the "kokesh candidacy". TOMORROW March 10th, 11 am This is an Internet Broadcast for many. If Gordon Liddy in on the air in your area, Please tune in!! we will have it linked up in Gathering of Eagles Chat under the Blogtalk radio tab if you miss the broadcast podcast are availible at the G Gordon Liddy show free download you can get then in MP3 which works in...
  • 9/11 Families Reject Adam Kokesh as a Serious Candidate for Congress

    03/04/2010 6:37:12 PM PST · by mnehring · 36 replies · 1,058+ views
    » Adam Kokesh ‘runs’ for Congress; is an antiwar activist seeking to return Ben Lujan to the House? Is Kokesh a grass roots fiscal conservative or an antiwar activist masquerading as a conservative-libertarian to deceive the people of New Mexico? Before voters there decide, perhaps they should review his multiple arrests — including for smuggling home a firearm — in addition to his anti-war protests while in uniform, anti-military recruitment actions, and travel to an allied nation to encourage U.S. soldiers stationed there to go AWOL. I was at the Capital on September 15, 2007 when ANSWER, Code Poink, SDS, several...
  • Fox News and Judge Andrew Napolitano Shill for IVAW Traitor Adam Kokesh - Again

    03/04/2010 11:45:52 AM PST · by kristinn · 98 replies · 3,083+ views
    Thursday, March 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    Fox News and Judge Andrew Napolitano are shamelessly promoting a wartime traitor, Adam Kokesh of the communist front group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), as a Republican candidate for Congress.For the second time in recent months, Judge Napolitano has had Kokesh on his Fox News show, Freedom Watch, for a softball interview about Kokesh's Republican primary bid to represent New Mexico's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.There is no mention by Napolitano about Kokesh's involvement with terrorist supporting groups like IVAW and Code Pink, nor did Napolitano mention Kokesh's repeated disciplinary actions in the Marines that resulted...
  • Adam Kokesh 'runs' for Congress; is an antiwar activist seeking to return Ben Lujan to the House?

    03/03/2010 6:53:10 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 33 replies · 722+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica ^ | March 3, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    Ben Lujan (D) -- Tom Mullins (R) -- Adam Kokesh (?)Incumbent U.S. Congressman Ben Lujan (D-NM, 3) was once considered 'safe' to win reelection to Congress. Yet Lujan voted for bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed here for federal trial, the health care bill, Cap and Trade, and the TARP bailout. In the only recent poll, a Democrat pollster now finds Lujan's lead over main Republican rival Tom Mullins has narrowed to within the margin of error, 40 to 36. Adam Kokesh running as a Republican in the primary against Mullins and his trailing Lujan only 40 to 32 are both far...
  • Ron Paul Endorses Adam Kokesh for Congress (Code Pinko Barf Alert)

    02/28/2010 7:44:38 AM PST · by mnehring · 120 replies · 1,942+ views
    LAKE JACKSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Congressman Ron Paul today endorsed Adam Kokesh, Republican candidate for Congress in New Mexico’s third district. “As a fellow Veteran, Adam understands the many challenges facing our brave men and women in Uniform and the steps we must take to strengthen our national defense.” Said Dr. Paul, “Adam Kokesh has been a tremendous supporter of mine. Now, it is time for me to support him. “As a fellow Veteran, Adam understands the many challenges facing our brave men and women in Uniform and the steps we must take to strengthen our national defense. “Adam Kokesh has dedicated...
  • Plane Bomber Was Anti-War Activist in London (Freeper Research Thread)

    12/29/2009 5:44:58 PM PST · by kristinn · 71 replies · 3,111+ views
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    Keying off an article in the UK Times Online about Northwest Airlines flight 253 bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab organizing an antiwar seminar called "War on Terror Week", I did some quick research before the links get scrubbed.From the Times:According to, an online magazine for Muslim students, War on Terror Week at University College London was one of the events of the year in 2007. There was a slick video advertisement for the event, an eye-catching poster and packed lecture theatres for five days of discussions about Guantánamo Bay, allegations of torture and the subject of “Jihad v Terrorism”. The...
  • Disabled Iraq Veteran Sues McDonald's for Discrimination (VIDEO)

    11/21/2009 6:43:07 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 13 replies · 1,570+ views
    CNN International ^ | November 19, 2009
    Disabled Iraq veteran, Luis Montalvan, says that he was repeatedly discriminated against at a Brooklyn McDonald's. According to Montalvan, these conflicts culminated in an assault that sent him to the emergency room. Now, Montalvan is suing McDonald's for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, and assault and battery.
  • Adam Kokesh to run for congress

    06/17/2009 2:29:11 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 5 replies · 474+ views
    Kokesh for Congress ^ | 6/1/2009 | Kokesh for Congress
    So it looks like the anti-war Marine is running for NM's 3rd congressional district.
  • Fake military veteran hid under 'ocean of lies'- Richard Strandlof

    06/13/2009 12:53:17 PM PDT · by Paige · 29 replies · 4,054+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/12/2009
    Richard Strandlof said he survived the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon. He said he survived again when a roadside bomb went off in Iraq killing four fellow Marines. He'd point to his head and tell people he had a metal plate, collateral damage from the explosion.Crowds ate up his story. He canvassed Colorado appearing at the sides of politicians. Inspiring and seemingly authentic, he spoke on behalf of veterans at the state Capitol....
  • Escaped Mental Patient Stars in IVAW/ Votevets (Phoney Soldier)

    05/15/2009 6:11:07 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 3 replies · 643+ views
    This Ain't Hell ^ | 5/13/09 | This Ain't Hell
    Greatest VIDEO EVEH. You’ll notice one of the Lieutenant Colonel’s supporters has a banner across his chest that says “Three Tours - Iraq” - that man is an escaped mental patient and, until yesterday, a powerhouse in the IVAW and Vote Vets, yet he’s never served a day in the Marines, as he has claimed:
  • 15 protesters arrested at presidential debate (IVAW)

    10/16/2008 12:03:08 PM PDT · by mnehring · 20 replies · 795+ views
    A series of Iraq war protests culminated with the arrest of 15 people on disorderly conduct charges at the gates of Hofstra University. Most of those arrested were from out of state and from New York City, police said Thursday morning. The largest crowd, about 350 people, carrying signs and shouting slogans, gathered outside the gates at 5:30 p.m. and remained for hours. Smaller groups gathered earlier on campus, in downtown Hempstead and at the Hempstead train station. About 7:30 p.m. a scrum broke out between protesters and mounted police outside the gates when police refused to allow anti-war veterans...
  • Veterans Group Doesn't Give John McCain 21-gun Salute

    10/08/2008 7:35:32 PM PDT · by freema · 36 replies · 1,697+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 8, 2008 | STEPHANIE GASKELL
    Sen. John McCain gets a D when it comes to veterans issues, according to a new congressional report card released Tuesday by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Sen. Barack Obama fares better - he earned a B. The New York-based national veterans advocacy group graded every member of Congress on how he or she voted on major issues affecting 1.7 million vets from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Vet May Lose 'Honorable' Status Over Protest

    05/31/2007 4:51:22 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies · 1,662+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 007 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 31) - An Iraq war veteran could lose his honorable discharge status after being photographed wearing fatigues at an anti-war protest. Marine Cpl. Adam Kokesh and other veterans marked the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq in April by wearing their uniforms - with military insignia removed - and roaming around the nation's capital on a mock patrol. After Kokesh was identified in a photo cutline [sic] in The Washington Post, a superior officer sent him a letter saying he might have violated a rule prohibiting troops from wearing uniforms without authorization. Kokesh, a member...
  • Pop Stars to Descend on Democratic Convention to Party and Politic (DNC rock and hip hop concerts)

    08/25/2008 10:36:05 AM PDT · by weegee · 11 replies · 296+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 22, 2008 | By BEN SISARIO
    A certain amount of celebrity glow has long been a part of both political parties’ gatherings. But thanks in part to the youthful charisma of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive nominee, the Democratic convention, which begins on Monday in Denver, is shaping up as an unlikely hot spot for the music world, with multiplatinum rappers, indie-rock scenesters, D.J.’s and Jennifer Lopez arriving by the van- and private planeload to perform, rally or schmooze with the political elite. “It’s the Sundance Film Festival for politicos,” said Laura Dawn, the cultural director of, who also happens to sing with Moby... Kanye...
  • Taking Exception to IVAW

    08/07/2008 8:38:24 PM PDT · by skyeblue · 10 replies · 299+ views
    Northeast Times ^ | 8/7/08 | Skye
    A kick butt response to Philadelphia's Northeast Time's love note to IVAW:The July 24 cover story A battle cry to end the war by staff writer Jon Campisi is a flattering account of the anti-war group Iraq Veterans Against the War, which lacked a great deal of critical information needed for the Northeast Times readers to reach an informed opinion of the group, its origin, efforts and goals. Though Campisi noted that the Iraq Veterans Against the War were formed under the patronage of the Veterans For Peace, unexamined is who are the Veterans For Peace (VFP). The leadership of...
  • IVAW “Presents” to Congress??

    05/08/2008 7:30:06 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 1 replies · 349+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | May 7, 2008 | Coby Dillard
    For those who haven’t heard, IVAW will be presenting materials from their Winter Soldier investigation to the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) next Thursday (May 15). I’ve created another petition asking the CPC to verfiy any info that IVAW brings to them. This petition reads about the same as the petition that was circulated for the Senate Armed Services Committee. The CPC is more of an ad-hoc group than any sort of official committee, but since we’ve been out in front of IVAW on this, we should probably stay there. Please circulate this petition among your mailing lists. I’ll be doing...
  • Winter-Soldier Again: But maybe this time, the press will be less credulous

    03/31/2008 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 25 replies · 683+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 31, 2008 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    An organization calling itself Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) convened a conference in Silver Spring, Maryland, entitled Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan — Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, this month. Modeling itself on the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI), which provided the text for John Kerry’s infamous testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later that year, the event claimed to “feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in [the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan], giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.” But in the immortal words of Yogi...
  • The Front Line: Winter Soldier Recap

    03/22/2008 12:28:59 PM PDT · by mtngrandpa · 1 replies · 586+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | March 22, 2008 | Kit Lange
    Tonight on The Front Line, we’ll be talking to “Thus Spake Ortner,” a well-known military blogger from The Sniper who, together with Jonn from This Ain’t Hell, live-blogged the Winter Soldier II hearings last week. TSO will be on to tell us all about how much of a circus it really was. So much for freedom of speech. Tune in tonight at 9 pm EST, and feel free to call the show and weigh in with your opinion at 646-915-9926 or 866-697-8111 (the toll free number)!
  • DC Moonbat Convergence (Wash DC Report From This Ain't Hell)

    03/20/2008 2:14:22 PM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies · 643+ views
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 19, 2008 | John Lilyea
    DC Moonbat Convergence March 19th, 2008 Another day, another protest. Today is ANSWER’s “Day of Action”. Since the Iraq War started five years ago today, all of the organizations that have sprung up to cash in on the war decided to have an eight-ring circus in downtown Washington DC, because as one IVAW member told me, the war is about money - apparently for the moonbats, too. My coverage was abruptly ended when I was ID’d as “one of those Milblog guys at Winter Soldier”, so excuse me for not getting all I should have.I was there bright and early...
  • IVAW's Winter Soldier A Bust! But Who Was Inside The Black Limousines?

    03/17/2008 2:28:44 PM PDT · by concretebob · 30 replies · 1,606+ views
    Ronald Winter ^ | 17 March 2008 | Ronald Winter
    "The most dramatic testimony out of the IVAW's Winter Soldier II hearings is that American troops are using bullets in Iraq!" Col. Harry Riley, US Army, Retired, at Eagles Muster, Washington, D.C., May 15, 2008. There is a saying that sunlight is the strongest disinfectant. That was certainly the case this past weekend in the Washington, D.C., area when American veterans and troop supporters gathered to counter the Iraq Veterans Against the War's ill-conceived Winter Soldier II "hearings" at the National Labor College in Silver Springs, Maryland. The original Winter Soldier "investigation" was a farce put together by John Kerry's...
  • Tales of Winter Soldier II

    03/17/2008 5:37:37 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 30 replies · 653+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 17, 2008 | Katie O'Malley
    The Iraq Veterans Against the War held their Winter Soldier II event this weekend at the National Labor College. The implied intent of this event was to give testimony to a myriad of claimed attrocites committed by the US military in Iraq. Not surprisingly, it fell far short of its intent. For lefties expecting proof of the dishonor and heinous behavior of the US military, surely Monday morning recaps will bring little more than disappointment and frustration. For those who feared the smearing of our military a la John Kerry and the original Winter Soldiers, solace can be found.
  • Live Thread on Blogtalk radio on the events today in D.C. 9:00 Eastern time zone

    03/15/2008 5:24:28 PM PDT · by weldgophardline · 15 replies · 1,169+ views
    3-15-08 | weldgophardline
    Link to blogtalk radio show Frontline. To nights show is on the IVAW event and Gathering of Eagles counter to it today.
  • Washington Post Dupes At Winter Soldier II

    03/15/2008 7:10:38 AM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 1 replies · 211+ views ^ | 3/15/08 | Bruce Kesler
    Earlier, describing “Winter Soldier II Off To A Lying Start,” I concluded by noting that “Bloggers today see the Associated Press and Washington Post in the audience. Let’s see whether the American press has learned anything since 1971.” Apparently not. Unless some editor culled out all critical thought, there’s no excuse for the Washington Post’s coverage today. The bald assertions by Iraq Veterans Against the War of atrocities are parroted, without scrutiny.
  • LA Times Cover Up?

    03/13/2008 6:35:55 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 31 replies · 1,293+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2008 | Scott Swett
    Members of the radical group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are busy preparing to host a new “war crimes” conference next month in Washington. The event, billed as Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan, takes its title from the IVAW’s namesake and mentor, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). However, information has now come to light that profoundly undermines the VVAW’s original atrocity claims.
  • Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II

    03/12/2008 10:43:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies · 2,635+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 3-12-08 | Michelle Malkin
    Hot Air TV: Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II By Michelle Malkin • March 12, 2008 11:12 PM Grab the popcorn. We’ve got another joint YAF/Hot Air TV production for you, just in time for the anti-war confab known as “Winter Soldier II” that kicks off in Washington, D.C. tomorrow and runs through Sunday. YAF’s Jason Mattera, our intrepid special correspondent who cornered Jack Murtha in September, is back in the halls of Congress. This week, Jason caught up with the original Winter Soldier, Sen. John Kerry, and confronted him about his unsubstantiated, troop-smearing testimony. Jason also tried...
  • Reporters' Guide: Iraq Veterans Against the War 'Winter Soldier' Investigation

    03/12/2008 8:04:49 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 26 replies · 912+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2008 | Stop the Slander
    WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Stop the Slander: What is Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)? -- The IVAW is a tax-exempt activist organization founded in July 2004 with the assistance of older radical organizations Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and Veterans for Peace (VFP). IVAW obtains its 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the latter group. Source (VFP): -- IVAW calls for the immediate withdrawal of all of what it calls "occupying" forces in Iraq, reparations to be paid, and an end of corporate pillaging by the U.S. Source: Who are...
  • IVAW nutball update: One membership terminated, another indefinitely suspended (GOE, Malkin Threats)

    03/12/2008 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 9 replies · 1,073+ views
    Michelle Malkin Website ^ | March 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    IVAW nutball update: One membership terminated, another indefinitely suspended By Michelle Malkin  •  March 12, 2008 12:53 PM The Iraq Veterans Against the War zealot who threatened to “waste” pro-military activists has had his membership revoked.The Iraq Veterans Against the War zealot who threatened to bomb the Gathering of Eagles and who issued an assassination threat against me has had his membership suspended.An IVAW official also issues an apology: While this blog is not primarily an official blog, and often veers into the personal, I would like to put my official hat on and make the following statement on behalf of Iraq...
  • Veterans, Troop Supporters Oppose “Winter Soldier II”

    03/10/2008 1:24:06 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 50 replies · 1,303+ views
    Eagles Up email ^ | March 4, 2008 | Eagles Up
    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 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...
  • Winter Soldiers on slippery slope to Haditha

    03/10/2008 11:25:54 AM PDT · by RedRover · 28 replies · 967+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | March 8, 2008 | Nathaniel R. Helms and David Allender
    This week in Silver Springs, Maryland about 100 members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, discharged veterans opposed to the Global War on Terror, will spend three days publicly revealing their knowledge of American war crimes at an event dubbed “Winter Soldier II.” In addition to media attention they hope to generate, the veterans may find themselves getting attention from federal prosecutors armed with a relatively new law that can send them to the penitentiary, knowledgeable lawyers say. As the name suggests, Winter Soldier II is not the first time disaffected veterans have protested the war they fought in....
  • IVAW's Winter Soldier II March 13 Foundation Of Frauds

    03/04/2008 10:24:48 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 19 replies · 147+ views
    Democracy Project ^ | March 4, 2008 | Bruce Kesler
    The post below is from Denis Keohane. Denis Keohane is a typical veteran, after graduating high school he enlisted and served in ARADCOM (Army Air Defense Command). Returning quietly to civilian life, Keohane works as a technical writer in the aerospace industry (and a patented inventer, Denis reminds me). Keohane is married, with 5 children. His son's service in Army Special Forces, 1st Group, brings the importance of success in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the morale of his son and his comrades in arms, home to Denis and his family. Keohane started a blog, Obiter Dictum, that has paid much...
  • Patriot missiles: Iraq Veterans Against the War

    03/03/2008 10:36:37 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 29 replies · 126+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | March 2, 2008 | Ariel Leve
    Some of them will be okay. They will live with the secrets. They can dissociate from what happened in combat because it was part of the job. It was what they signed up for. They will keep the secrets out of duty – the silence is part of a code, and they honour that code above all else. But for others, the secrets they keep are like a poison, slowly releasing toxins of shame and remorse. Who can they tell anyway? They talk to each other – other veterans who have seen what they’ve seen, done what they’ve done, and...
  • Unreliable Haditha witness basis for Iraq Vets Against the War testimony

    03/02/2008 6:50:32 PM PST · by RedRover · 31 replies · 1,085+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | March 2, 2008 | David Allender
    In November 2006, Jason Wayne Washburn was a member of the 3/1 Marines Weapons Company in Haditha. Today he is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Washburn wasn't in Haditha the morning of November 19th, and didn’t see what happened. But is coming to Washington to testify about it anyway. He will be part of Winter Soldier II on March 13-16. As Washburn says on his IVAW profile page, “it was a squad in my unit that went on a rampage after they were hit with an I.E.D. and ended up killing around 26 civilians.” How does Washburn...
  • Touching Nerves, Hearts and Painful Memories

    02/27/2008 8:23:21 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 63 replies · 715+ views
    Obiter Dictum ^ | February 27, 2008 | Denis Keohane
    Last Monday morning (Feb 25) Scott Swett’s timely article “Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit ‘Winter Soldier’ Claims” on the discovery of the summary files of the Army CID Investigations of VVAW War Crimes Allegations from the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation was published at By late that evening, at the suggestion of a friend, I had gotten the on-line petition entitled “Appeal to the Senate Armed Service Committee” up, and it has been there for less than two full days. Many of the hundreds of signatories have made comments. Many of those show how truly appalled people are that the...
  • An Ex-American Navy Lieutenant: (IVAW Member to Return from Yemen for Winter Soldier)

    02/26/2008 11:33:59 AM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies · 193+ views
    The Yemen Times ^ | Monday, February 25, 2008 | Janie Ferguson
    An ex-American Navy Lieutenant: “It is just a matter of time before the American people get sick of this war and force a pull out.”Janie Ferguson For The Yemen TimesA former U.S. Navy lieutenant has been living in Sana’a for seven months, having resigned in protest from serving in Iraq. Harvey Tharp was a full lieutenant in the U.S. Navy when he was called to serve in Iraq due to his knowledge of the Arabic language. Upon his departure from Yemen, he spoke to The Yemen Times about the moral challenges he faced, which led to the ending of his...
  • Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young Join Anti-War Soundtrack (Benefits Treasonous IVAW)

    02/26/2008 11:00:56 AM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies · 256+ views
    Reuters ^ | Monday, February 25, 2008
    Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Pearl Jam have contributed tunes to the anti-war soundtrack for a documentary about a U.S. soldier paralyzed in Iraq. The 30-song, two-disc album "Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran" will be released March 18 via Warner Music's Sire Records label. All proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War. "Body of War" focuses on Tomas Young, an Army soldier paralyzed upon arriving in Iraq. It will open on March 13 in Austin, Texas, and expand nationally in subsequent months. Talk show veteran Phil Donahue directed...
  • Petition to Senate Armed Services Committee - investigate those who allege war crimes!

    02/25/2008 6:22:58 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 34 replies · 273+ views
    I ^ | February 25, 2008 | the undersigned...
    To The Honorable Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee During the Democratic Debate between Senators Clinton and Obama televised on the evening of February 21st, Senator Obama spoke of information passed on to him by an officer in the United States Army about our forces in Afghanistan suffering from a shortage of equipment and weapons. The very next day, a member and former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Warner, sent a letter to Senator Obama, asking for information about these charges. Senator Warner wrote: "...I, and I believe other members of SASC, have a responsibility to establish...
  • Intel Report - "Winter Soldier testimony" returns

    02/01/2008 8:45:29 AM PST · by Tom the Redhunter · 19 replies · 196+ views ^ | February 1, 2008 | Tom the Redhunter
    If anyone has already posted on this I apologize in advance, but I just want to make sure we're all aware of what our opposition is up to. From the website of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAF): Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, who will tell the hard truth about what is really happening, day in and day out, in Iraq and Afghanistan. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and...
  • IVAW Winter Soldier Fundraiser

    01/13/2008 3:19:46 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 17 replies · 251+ views
    Veterans for Peace ^ | January 6, 2008 | Howard Zinn
    Howard Zinn invites you to: A House Party Fundraiser for Iraq Veterans Against The War Winter Soldier Hearings Home of Sev and Louise Bruyn 48 Glenwood Ave. Newton Center 617–332–1764 Sunday, January 27 at 3 PM “These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country” — Thomas Paine This quote inspired the name for the Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI) in 1971 of war crimes in Vietnam, for it is the Winter Soldier who is the true patriot. Vietnam Veterans Against The War (VVAW)...