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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Gathering of Eagles Threatened by IVAW

For Immediate Release
Contact: Col. Harry Riley, USA (Ret.)
Eagles Up, Inc.
850-689-1818 – Home
850-582-7334 – Cell

Iraq “Veterans” Threaten Bombings, Homosexual Rape Against Pro-Troop Opponents at “Winter Soldier II”

Washington, D.C., March 11, 2008 – Members of the anti-troop organization Iraq Veterans Against the War, who Friday are restaging Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s infamous Winter Soldier Investigation of the Vietnam era, have threatened physical harm including bombings and homosexual rape against any veterans or troop supporters who oppose them.

Columnist and commentator Michelle Malkin, who was threatened by an IVAW member on his blog titled Wobbly Nomad, has released commentary on her website in which the same IVAW member calls for bombing pro-troop organizations that are planning a vigil to counter the IVAW event on Friday in Silver Springs Maryland.

The threats include statements that while he won’t attack pro-troop organizations at the Silver Springs vigil, apparently due to anticipated heavy security, the IVAW member identified in media outlets as an IVAW member will “dry hump” any pro-troop individuals he encounters elsewhere afterward. The threats, posted at the website state in part:

“I don’t know what f---ing idiot lobbied for these s------d right-wingers to be allowed at Winter Soldier but I fear for their safety on the campus. I’ve decided I’m probably going to waste most of them on sight – dry-hump them all if I see them in DC away from Winter Soldier. …. Dry-humped. ... See if a judge gives a s--t when I punch holes in the backs of their heads by going through the fronts of them dry-hump them ….

A leader of a national coalition of pro-troop and veteran organizations that is gathering in the Washington area Friday and Saturday to oppose the planned reenactment, Tuesday expressed outrage at the attempts to intimidate pro-troop organizations.

Col. Harry Riley, a decorated Vietnam Veteran and leader of Eagles Up, which will be standing vigil outside the IVAW event Friday, said in response, “For decades America has listened, watched, and disagreed with counter-parts of IVAW passively, without confrontation or violence.

“Now that America is standing up for our nation and troops, exercising free speech, an IVAW member is threatening violence, including homosexual rape against anyone who protests against winter soldier activity ... Does IVAW condone this criminal rage?”

Col. Riley noted that Sen. John Kerry’s infamous “Winter Soldier” anti-Vietnam War event is the predecessor of the IVAW exercise which 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, noting that 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, yet the damage to the Vietnam generation was long enduring.

Military oriented websites are carrying the IVAW blogger’s statements on their discussion forums, and additional comments attributed to the blogger include threats to bomb the pro-troop events and this statement “We will fix the broken world? Save it from all the chickenhawk armchair warrior gathering of idiots. But I still want to blow up their f-----g gathering.

The comments also include a threat of gun violence: “And don’t be afraid. I am not in the database as PTSD-suffering, so I can still buy all manners of handguns. Not to mention the vast arsenal I brought back from Iraq!”

Hosted by Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), others backing the Winter Soldier reenactment include the ANSWER coalition, CODE PINK, and MOVEON.ORG. But pro-troop organizers including Col. Riley say this generation’s allegations of rampant atrocities committed by American troops will not go unchallenged.

“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.” Col. Riley noted.

“But 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.”

Col. Riley said “We have two objectives: To counter and challenge IVAW Winter Soldier II (WSII) Testimony on March 14 by demanding ‘truth.’

“Our second objective is to participate in a peaceful march in Washington, DC on March 15th assembling in the vicinity of the Washington Monument 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. “Citizens that demean, denigrate and dishonor our warriors forget these same warriors sacrifices give the anti-everything crowd the freedom to speak their vile, distorted messages.

“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.”


FRIENDLY CHAT - U.S. Army 1st Lt. Todd Allison chats with an Iraqi man from the Beida neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq during a cordon and knock mission March 1, 2008. Allison is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

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In Today's News - Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Honor has not to be won;
it must only not be lost."

-- Arthur Schopenhauerv

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Baghdad Bombing Kills 5 American Soldiers
Iraqis search for signs of change in U.S. election
Hawr Rajab Sees Significant Economic, Quality of Life Improvements
‘Village of Hope’ Aims to Boost Hawr Rajab Economy

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban urge factions to fight foreign forces
Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Saving Afghan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Homicide Bomb Blasts Kill 25 at Pakistani Police HQ

Wounded Warriors
3 Marines Critically Injured in Ala. Bus Wreck

Other Military News
Texas Air Force Reservist Found Stabbed to Death in Hotel
Boeing Will Protest Lost $35B Tanker Deal
U.S. to Aid Poland for Housing Anti-Missile System
Russia to modernize Indian MiG fighters: Ifax
Local Japan governors seek U.S. forces pact overhaul
F-117 stealth fighter to be retired

Worldwide Wackos
Iran's rise owes much to Bush's Iraq, Afghan wars (Funny - I thought CONGRESS had the power to declare war...yet again, it's all Bush's fault...)

Politics / Government
Disgraced N.Y. Gov. SpitzerUnder Pressure to Resign - PHOTOS
Spitzer Snagged by IRS Probe Into Money Laundering
Lt. Gov. Paterson Waiting in the Wings
Dems Seek Mississippi Momentum
Obama Rejects Idea of Being Clinton's No. 2
Rep. Defends Claim Terrorists Welcome Obama Victory
Obama hopes for win in Mississippi
McCain advisers lobbied for Airbus
AP water probe prompts Senate hearings
Minn. Lawmaker Proposes Campaign on Fragrance-Free Schools
Obama, Clinton join McCain vs. earmarks
Suit Filed to Get Bush Aides to Testify on Justice Firings
Cheney to Visit Mideast, Bush Optimistic About Peace
McCain to visit Israel, London and Paris next week
Malaysia opposition takes aim at affirmative action - Video

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
GOP moves to force immigration vote

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
UNC Killer Suspect Photos Emerge
Suspect Confesses to Killing Auburn University Student Lauren Burk
Amber Alert Issued for Pregnant 16-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted at Knifepoint by Abusive Boyfriend
Police Find New Photos of Suspect in North Carolina Coed's Killing
Thai court denies "Merchant of Death" suspect bail
Lawyers plan to withdraw Spygate lawsuit
Wash. man awarded $40M for damaged heart
Court reiterates $82.6M award for woman
'Girls Gone Wild' boss heads to Florida

Adventures in Political Correctness
Vatican Adds Seven New Deadly Sins Including Damaging Environment and Drug Dealing

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off on Longest Space Station Mission Ever - PHOTOS
Nearest Star System Might Harbor Earth Twin
Outrage Over Parents’ Decision to Have Down Syndrome Child Undergo Cosmetic Surgery
If both parents have Alzheimer's, your risk soars
Diesel fumes can affect your brain, scientists say
Bird flu shows signs of mutation: China expert
Are fat moms to blame for fat kids? Answer unclear
Hulu makes public debut, adds Warner Bros shows
Gaps seen by education level in US life expectancy

Underpass Collision Cancels 800-Pound Man's Date
Priest sent off for throwing shirt at referee
Athlete keeps cool during anthem mix-up

Other News of Note
Internet Photos Show Mormon Missionaries Mocking Catholic Shrine

Fox News
FOX Business: Gas Prices Flirt With Record High
Oil Surges Above $107, Fueled by Weak Dollar
The G Spot: Fact or Fiction?
Pop Tarts: Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell Open Up About 'Sexual Tension'
Rock Hall of Shame

Zuma in bid to challenge South Africa graft trial
Tibetan monk protest in Lhasa draws China's ire
Manila's Arroyo vows to pass anti-corruption law
North Korea must stand on its own feet: Lee
U.S. gay bishop not welcome at meeting: Anglicans
Denim kimonos, bold prints star at Tokyo fashion week
Kids, pets, parking: Honda courts female drivers
Lawyers for Spears and Federline spar over money
NBC digging up celebs' family trees
Economy weak but not enough for recession: report
Kimmitt: U.S. economy to turn up in second quarter
Nippon Steel feels the heat as global rivalry builds Video
Hiring seen slowing in 2nd quarter: Manpower
Citigroup to shore up 6 funds with $1 billion: report
EADS defends tanker award after Boeing appeals
Nokia, techs drop as TI points to 3G weakness
Japan Democrats reject Muto, Ito to head BOJ
Wall Street futures rise; eyes on trade data
Yen retreats broadly, euro sharply up ahead of ZEW
Audi hits record profitability, more growth to come
SocGen's $8.5 billion rights issue oversubscribed
EADS 2007 net loss worse than expected
Heathrow charges soar; boosts owner, hits airlines
MAN says truck business made good start in 2008
World stocks and dollar take breather - Video
Neuf Cegetel annual net profit jumps 23 percent
Deal disputes

AP World News
Madonna, Mellencamp head to rock hall
Rockets beat Nets for 19th win in a row
Rockets tie 3rd-longest win streak at 19
Billy Crystal to don Yankees pinstripes
C's reach 50 wins for 1st time since '92
Maple syrup makers start busy season
Actors from 'The Wire' attend screening

News Blaze
Black Lions Reach Out to Wounded
'MNB-B Leader Visits Furat Village, Hears Concerns' B-Roll Package Available
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Afghan police distribute supplies in Nangarhar
Girls study physics in Oruzgan Province
PRT eases link between Ab Kamari villages, Qala-e-Naw

Targeting school revising courses to prepare students - podcast
More about Joint Targeting School
SOCJFCOM continues to ready warfighters for global operations - podcast
More about SOCJFCOM
Phase one of Multinational Experiment 5 wraps up
More about Multinational Experiment 5

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Women’s Engagement Team Hears Concerns of Iraqi Females
Global Security Rep Visits Taji, Assesses Coalition Advisory Role
Iraqi Police in western Iraq seize 5 major weapons caches, detain 1
Coalition Force Soldiers attacked by IED in Diyala province
Iraqi Army, Coalition Forces, conduct operation in al Lej
MoE repairs towers on Baghdad’s power belt
MND-B Soldiers detain 3 in Rashid
MND-B Soldiers seize weapons cache in Tarmiyah

U.S., Poland Discuss Missile Defense Proposals
Pentagon ‘Transparent’ in Reporting War Costs - Video
Mullen Arrives for Meeting With NORTHCOM Leaders
Military Officials Praise Surge Troops

Commander Sees 'Stunning' Improvement in Anbar Province
Village of Hope Looks to Economy
Coalition Forces Kill Two, Capture Nine

Captain Helps Americans Better Understand What Troops Face

Military Components Report Recruiting Success
Internet Lets Soldiers Connect to Family, Friends

Jam Session Hits High Note for Deploying Soldier
Celebrity Camel Boosts Morale in Kuwait

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Baler Radar Site Catanduanes Radar Site Manila

South Korea
Cheju Upper/Radar Chonju Chunchon Inch'on Kunsan Masan Mokp'o
Osan Pusan Seoul Suwon Taegu Taejon Tonghae Radar Site Ulsan Yosu

Today in History
0417 - Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
0537 - Goths lay siege to Rome
0843 - Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia, Constantinople
1302 - Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
1502 - Tebriz shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
1513 - Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1563 - League of High Nobles' second protest against King Philip II
1567 - Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1597 - Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1649 - Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
1669 - Volcano Etna in Italy erupts, killing 15,000
1779 - US Army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1789 - Benjamin Banneker and L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington, DC
1791 - Samuel Mulliken, Philadelphia PA, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent
1795 - Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1812 - Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1824 - US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
1861 - Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1862 - General Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester, Virginia; Lincoln removes McClellen as general-in-chief & makes him head of Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1865 - General Sherman's Union forces occupy Fayetteville, NC
1867 - Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaii)
1888 - Great blizzard of '88 strikes northeast US
1895 - Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed
1917 - British troops occupy Baghdad
1918 - Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1919 - General strike in Germany, crushed
1926 - Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
1927 - 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1930 - President & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
1935 - Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1938 - Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops enter Austria
1941 - FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1942 - 1st deportation train leaves Paris France for Auschewitz Concentration Camp; General MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia; Japanese troop land on North-Sumatra
1943 - Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
1944 - Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1945 - 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs; Flemish Nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
1948 - Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
1953 - 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams); An American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches
1954 - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1960 - Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
1963 - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1966 - Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out
1970 - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1974 - Mount Etna in Sicily erupts
1975 - Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails
1977 - 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway; Muslims hold 130 hostages in Washington, DC
1978 - Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1981 - Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1982 - Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname; Harrison Williams (Senator-NJ) resigns rather than face expulsion; Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington, DC
1985 - Mikhail S. Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1986 - 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC; Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 millionkm
1988 - £ note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by £ coin
1990 - Lithuania declares its independence
1994 - Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
1995 - President Nazarbajev disbands Kazakhstan parliament; Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
1997 - Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space; Beatle Paul McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

1731 - Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer of Declaration of Independence
1811 - Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Union Brevet Major General; Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discovered Neptune
1812 - James Speed, Union Attorney General; Pieter Blussé van Oud-Alblas Dutch liberal minister of Finance
1818 - John Wilkins Whitfield, Confederate Brigadier General
1822 - Allison Nelson, Confederate Brigadier General
1832 - Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde test); William Ruffin Cox, Confederate Brigadier General (2nd North Carolina Infantry)
1840 - Edmund Kirby, Jr., Union Brigadier General
1876 - David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
1879 - Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
1892 - Wladyslaw Anders, Polish General (WWI, WWII)
1899 - Frederick IX, King of Denmark (1947-72)
1904 - Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
1907 - Helmuth J. von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
1907 - Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
1910 - Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
1911 - Fitzroy Maclean, British diplomat, soldier politician/historian
1916 - Sir [James] Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (1964-70, 1974-76)
1922 - Abdul Razak bin Hussain premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
1926 - Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
1934 - Keith Speed British, MP
1934 - Sam Donaldson, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)
1936 - Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice
1938 - Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
1956 - Curtis L. Brown, Jr., Major USAF/astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, 95)
1966 - Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut

0222 - Varius A. Bassianus, Syrian emperor of Rome (218-22), murdered at 18?
0638 - Sophronius of Jerusalem saint/patriarch of Jerusalem, dies
1907 - Nikola Petkow, premier (Bulgaria), murdered
1921 - Sherburne W. Burnham, US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
1949 - Henri-Honoré Giraud, French General/MP, dies at 70
1955 - Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73
1965 - James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
1992 - Heinz Kühn, Prime Minister (Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany), dies at 80

Reported Missing in Action
Smith, Richard D., USAF (KS); B57 shot down - remains ID'd September, 1994

Greene, Charles E., USAF (NY); F105D shot down released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998

Hiteshew, James E., USAF (WV); F105D shot down - released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Karins, Joseph J., Jr., USAF (NY); F105D shot down - remains returend April, 1988

Moore, Ernest M., USN (CA); A4E shot down, released by March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

The following USAF personnel lost in an attack on Lima 85, Phao Pha Thi, Laos:
Blanton, Clarence F., (OK); KIA, body not recovered

Calfee, Hames Henry, (TX); KIA, body not recovered

Davis, James Woodrow, (MS); KIA, body not recovered

Gish, Henry G., (PA); KIA, body not recovered

Holland, Melvin A., (WA); KIA, body not recovered

Hall, Willis Roselle (NE); KIA, body not recovered

Kirk, Herbert A., (PA); KIA, body not recovered

Price, David Stanley (WA); KIA, body not recovered

Shannon, Patrick Lee (OK); KIA, body not recovered

Sprinsteadah, Donald K. (NJ); KIA, body not recovered

Worley, Don F. (AR); KIA, body not recovered

The following also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Bond, Ronald Dale, USAF (ND); A37A shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Calloway, Porter E., US Army (LA); captured wounded, died

McMillan, Isiah, US Army (FL); released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a Master Sergeant - alive as of 1998

Olds, Ernest A., USAF (MD); F4D shot down (w/Rodriguez) - remains ID'd August, 1996

Rodriguez, Albert E., USAF (NY); F4D shot down (w/Olds) - remains returned December, 1988 - ID'd July, 1989

Davis, Thomas, J., US Army (AL); released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a CSM - alive as of 1998

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