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by Sher Zieve, ©2014

Col. Harry Riley (Ret.) is planning Operation American Spring to effect change in Washington, DC by peaceful protest for as long as is necessary

(Jan. 5, 2014) — An outstanding man and retired military officer has launched an equally outstanding program for actually taking back our country from the criminal enterprise now running it and ruling over us. We thank and offer a salute to Colonel Harry Riley for his service in our military and for his service now.

Name: Harry G. Riley, Colonel, U. S. Army
Official retirement date: 30 September 1992
Total years of federal service: 34 years, 5 months 20 days.
Military unit: HHC, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, George G. Meade, Maryland 20755
Colonel Riley graduated from Capon Bridge High School, Capon Bridge, WV; received his BA in Political Science with a minor in Education (teaching certification) from Park College, Parkville, Missouri; and continued graduate work with the University of Oklahoma in International Relations.
Military service Biography: He is a graduate of the Department of Defense Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program and the Army Command and General Staff College.
Colonel Riley was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Military Intelligence, in 1966 through Infantry Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Georgia. Prior to commissioning he served eight years as an enlisted soldier in various Military Intelligence assignments, entering OCS as a noncommissioned officer. He was promoted to Colonel on 01 May 1989.
His assignments include Executive Officer and Commander, Signals Research unit 2, Zweibruecken, Germany (1966-1968); II Corps Military Intelligence Detachment Advisor, and Combat Assistance team Commander supporting Army of Vietnam 1st Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment Vietnam (1969-1970); Staff Officer and Commander, 2d Operations Battalion, U. S. Army Field station Augsburg, Germany (1976-1979); Staff Officer for the Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence and Management Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff Army, Pentagon (1979-1984); Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade Maryland (1984-1986); Commander, 712th Military Intelligence Battalion, Augsburg, Germany (1986-1988); Division Chief, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland (1988-1991); and Deputy Office Chief National Security Agency, Fort Meade 19Q1-1992). Colonel Riley also served additional tours in Germany (1956-1959); Vietnam (1962); and Thailand (1962-1963) as an enlisted soldier.
He is the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal{ Meritorious unit Award, Air Force Outstanding unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (2 Awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Vietnam Service Medal (5 Campaigns), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), the Army Staff Identification Badge, Parachute Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and Republic of Vietnam awards to include the Cross or Gallantry with Silver Star.
Colonel Riley is married to the former Mary F. McWilliams of Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Their family includes one daughter, Mary Kathryn and son-in-law, Charles Marino; son Brad and daughter in-law, Molly, son Bryan; and several grandchildren.
The Interview
Sher: Thanks so much for being here, today, Col. Riley. You have taken on quite a task with “Operation American Spring” that has now gone viral on the Internet. Would you tell the readers what inspired you to begin the program, which is designed to lead toward the occupation of Washington, D.C. in May?
Col. Riley: Five years of America screaming for some resolution from the tyrannical, dictator-like regime that is taking America into the abyss….we’ve shuffled paper to Congress, the media, town halls, every conceivable avenue to no avail. America is sinking desperately closer to a dictatorship…Barack Obama has no intention of adhering to the U.S. Constitution. The people of Egypt gave me inspiration…they said “enough is enough,” took action by the millions to reach a solution. Their model is applicable to America as we find ourselves in an undesirable, tyrannical regime…..we are not modeling the Egyptian government, nor their military…it’s the action of the Egyptian people we’re modeling. Our government structure is fine, our Founding Fathers were brilliant, so we’re happy with American government structure, except the tyrannical leadership in Washington, D.C.
Sher: During our recent conversation, you indicated that you are working with a small staff to accomplish your goals. After so many recent firings of our military leaders, one would think these leaders would be ready to expose Barack Obama for who and what he really is. Why do you think so many high-ranking military men have been reluctant to say anything about this man who is openly and systematically destroying the USA and its Constitution; the Constitution that they have sworn to uphold?
Col. Riley: We have a number of high-ranking military leaders who are in support of a gigantic “movement to action” in D.C. as we discuss in www.patriotsforamerica.ning.com. We are witnessing exponential attention and emphasis from “grass roots” America. That’s where this mission, Operation American Spring, is coming from.
Sher: Please give us an overview of what you hope to accomplish with Operation American Spring and how you plan to accomplish it.
Col. Riley: Our stated goal is “constitutional restoration.” We can only do that by removing criminal, self-serving politicians who are in leadership positions in Washington, D.C. We list those on our website but here is a start of those to remove: Barack Obama; Joe Biden, Harry Reid; Mitch McConnell; John Boehner; Nancy Pelosi; and Eric Holder.
Sher: The new National ID Law–which is eerily reminiscent and has many of the same earmarks of NAZI Germany’s travel restriction laws–are due to be enacted this year and completed by 2017. Both DHS and the TSA have been named as the primary agencies to enforce this “papers, please” unconstitutional action. If indeed it is being enforced by May of this year, do you see it as being a tool for the federal government to restrict, if not stop, those who are traveling to attend the D.C. planned protest and occupation?
Col. Riley: Nothing will stop America from going to D.C. unless a martial law is enacted, stopping all traffic completely. But, I’m not convinced our military will obey Barack Obama if he does in fact call for martial law…America will not stand for it, for sure. What justification is there for martial law? Operation American Spring is totally peaceful, non-violent, unarmed except for our constitution and Biblical principles. Would a government that adheres to the constitution fear the voice of the American people? A government of tyrannical leaders would…so what do we have. Operation America Spring will be a gigantic, massive gathering of America, reflecting the greatest “Town Hall Meeting” in history, anywhere.
Sher: Are there any particular areas where you need the most assistance in bringing this program into reality? Where can those who want to help you make this effort as successful as is possible get in touch with you?
Col. Riley: Our central coordination point is www.patriotsforamerica.ning.com. Those who love freedom, liberty, and want to see our Constitution restored should join us. Read the mission, assumptions, concept of operation, and dialogue…tell us what you can do to support the mission and we will find a place on our staff teams…this “movement to action” will not be easy, not for the faint of heart….but in America we rise to threats, and the Obama regime and his lackeys in Congress are the enemy.
Sher: Colonel, thanks again for your time and we hope you’ll get back with us and provide regular updates.
Col. Riley: My pleasure…may God guide what we believe is an honorable action, guaranteed to America by our Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Our Founding Fathers were sheep dogs in guarding the flock and taking the fight to wolves…OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING is a “movement to action” by modern “sheep dogs.”


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  1. Now, we have to wonder if Col. Riley will be illegally arrested, beaten, tasered, drugged, shackled, denied medications and treated like Fitzpatrick, Palin, Wood, Butler, etc. Will Obama have his enforcers attempt to keep Col. Riley from standing for truth and the Constitution?