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My e-mail box is over-flowing with alarming news from Pa. where the Gathering of Eagles witnessed a 14-year old boy attacked by Peace Thugs.

This news is so disturbing and so typical, that a website has now been established to document this intensifying level of violence against patriotic Americans. www.peacethugs.com

Dan Maloney, my friend and GOE NY Coordinator writes about this outrage.

Iraq War Veteran and Family Assaulted!

April 22, 2008

Peace Fascists, College Professors and Hillary Supporters assault Iraqi War Veteran and Family while citizens do nothing to intervene.

Edinboro, PA, Apr. 22

For the second time in as many weeks, an Iraq War Veteran and his family held a Support the Troops rally across the street from the weekly “peace” protest in this college town.  This week the true nature of the ‘peace’ activists was revealed for all to see.  When the veteran’s 14 year old son crossed the street to videotape the protesters and their signs, the protesters became agitated and began harassing the boy.  The right to record video in any public venue is long established in law and any attempt to interfere with that right is a violation of civil rights.

Seeing the escalating tension across the street, the veteran and his wife crossed over, leaving their three youngest children on the other side for safety while they went to retrieve their eldest son.  Two of the female ‘peace’ protesters then attacked the veteran’s wife.  When the veteran pulled one of those attackers off his wife he was jumped by four or five of the ‘peace’ people and knocked to the ground where they held him while beating him and smashing his eyeglasses.

The son pulled the remaining attacker off his mother, but the attacker managed to get in one last kick to his mother’s head with her boot.  She then punched the son in his face while his mother called the police.

This all took place at a busy intersection, the mother had been knocked into the street in bumper to bumper traffic.  People were visible in the windows of shops and a bar nearby.  One might think someone would intervene to put a stop to the assault.  One would be wrong.  In a scene eerily reminiscent of the Kitty Genovese tragedy in New York, the bystanders and passers-by refused to stand up to the ‘peace’ thugs.  Displaying a craven cowardice one would not have expected in middle America they would rather go on their way thankful that it was not them being assaulted.  It was NOT them, today, but what about tomorrow?

When the police arrived they reviewed the video of the incident and then, astonishingly, refused to make any arrests, even when one of the ‘peace’ thugs spit in the face of the 14 year old boy right in front of the police and they did nothing!  Officers, that is an assault!  I don’t know where or how they train police in Edinboro but they obviously need some refresher courses!

One of the police was very aggressive toward the veteran and his family as if they were the attackers!

I think it is long past time for the people in this country to wake up to the violence of the ‘peace’ movement.  I think it is long past time for them to realize that not standing up to the excesses of violence will only beget more violence.

Last Fourth of July, in New Jersey, one of these ‘peace’ people walked up to a young veteran of the War in Iraq and Afghanistan and shot him in the heart just because he was in the military.  Last month another person or persons unknown detonated an improvised explosive device at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square.  Today a veteran and his family were assaulted in plain daylight on a public street in view of dozens of people and not one lifted a hand to help.  This is not the America I grew up in.  This is the Amerika the ‘peace’ crowd is bringing to your town and neighborhood.

Dan Maloney
NY State Coordinator
Gathering of Eagles