Jennifer Spranger, whom I know personally and for whom I would take a bat to anyone in the interest of protecting...
Nobody in IVAW would bust on another member like that, outing their full identity or something similarly reckless and stupid. Anyone who intentionally did would be f***ing skinned.DeWald, you are not a combat vet but have been calling actual combat vets like John Lilyea (Bronze Star) and TSO (CIB, OEF) and others things like "chickenhawks" and "pogues" for not being, in your words, as "hardcore" as you! As to this from you:
Spranger's boyfriend is an IVAW member, too. A combat vet of the 327th INF, one of the brigades of the 101st. And he's a f***ing badass like me. So keep your head down and your f***ing mouth shut at Winter Soldier, Denis. You've got a hell of a lot more to worry about now than me.
Me, I'm not doing sh*t to them. Not at Winter Soldier, anyway. But I'm far from being the only IVAW member who's quick with his fists.
I've decided I'm probably going to waste most of them on sight if I see them in DC away from Winter Soldier. I'll give them a clear, verbal ten-second exit opportunity to clear out of my f***ing field of vision in some pub, restaurant or subway stop. If they don't get the f*** out of my sight... oh, well. Sorry.
Real quick to talk sh*t to combat vets through a computer screen. Real quick to taunt us and f***ing cry about it when we guarantee retaliation.
See if a judge gives a sh*t when I punch holes in the backs of their heads by going through the fronts of them after the bullsh*t they've tried to pull with us.
I don't know what f***ing idiot lobbied for these sh*thead right-wingers to be allowed at Winter Soldier but I fear for their safety on the campus.I guess that would be me, who lobbied (requested of Army Sergeant is more accurate, though!) for bloggers and milbloggers to be allowed to attend and even live blog months ago, regardless of their political positions. I also made it plain a long time ago that it was always unlikely that I could be there and I never applied for admission. However, you are threatening people by name who will be there.
IVAW, it's well past the taking action point and there is no way to not take what is there, and archived and screen captured as threats of violence.
Over to you.
The implied threats DeWald has been making to bloggers who have gone through IVAW's approval for attendance process has jumped the fence to more than implied. It is time for IVAW to make a public statement that DeWald WILL NOT be at WSI, and enforce it. No one attending WSI should have to be as concerned as a reasonable person would be about the kinds of things DeWald is and has been saying.
UPDATE: Maybe something in the water, as IVAW's Evan Knappenberger does a full DeWald and lights up the blogosphere e-mails and quite possibly the FBI's switchboard.