FAQs & Dispelling Operation American Spring (OAS) Rumors
Dispelling the myths and rumors that are being spread about Operation American Spring
With a movement the size of OAS we expect to be attacked. For this reason we started the OAS Rumor Mill to dispel any false reporting. Col Riley himself will post responses to all false rumors so that people can have faith in the movement.
Q: I have seen around that this will be an armed event, is that true?
Col. Harry: Absolutely No Weapons. This will be a 100% peaceful event and we strongly advise against any weapons!
Q: I see more than one “official” Facebook page for this event, which one is the official page:
The Official event page AND discussion forums for OAS can be located below:
Use these links to navigate Operation American Spring (OAS)resources
Q: I heard you weren’t taking donations and now I see the Tea Party taking donations in your name.
Col. Harry: We’re aware what the Tea Party is doing, however we ARE NOT officially tied with ANYONE who is taking donations! OAS is a 100% volunteer event and we are not asking for donations. We will put anyone willing to help others get to D.C. in touch with those who need help. It will be between the giver/need to conclude their action.
Q: I have a situation, I’ve been told you work for the NSA.
Col Harry: This rumor is false. I worked at NSA for a number of years. I retired in 1992, was debriefed, my security clearances have obviously expired. I have absolutely no contact, no relationship with NSA. This is just another misinformation ploy to side-track OAS. If you want to get a reflection of what I’m about, google Northwest Florida Daily News…I’m sure they have archives of letters I’ve sent over the last 20 years.
Q: IF YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING…..YOU MUST KNOW THAT GENERAL VALLELY WAS CALLING SHOTS AS I WAS TOLD IN THE GROUP TO COLONEL HARRY RILEY…..
Col Harry: False. As military men, we communicate. When General Vallely receives questions about OAS, he refers the individual or group to me for OAS action.
Q: I feel you should know that the page you had on the PAN site (Patriot Action Network) has been scrubbed. When I spoke to Darla the administrator, she informed me that your message was one of violence and it was against their policy.
Col Harry: Sorry to learn of PAN misunderstanding. Every fiber of OAS being is geared toward a non-violent, unarmed, peaceful, action as guaranteed by our US Constitution.
Q: It is being spread around there is tension between Tea Party elements and Operation American Spring(OAS). That Tea Party participation in Operation American Spring is not wanted or involved.
Col Harry: Nothing could be farther from the truth. We endorse Tea Party support and have Tea Party groups in support of OAS. Misinformation, elements attempting to divide patriots…don’t let it happen. Come to PFA if you hear a rumor.
Q: I see additions some are saying is included in the OAS mission, e.g. 9th and 10th Amendment agenda?
Col Harry: Here is the OAS mission: Mission: Restoration of Constitutional government, rule of law, freedom, liberty “of the people, for the people, by the people” from despotic and tyrannical federal leadership. We will not get into side agendas.
Q: I viewed a media announcement by Bobby Powell, that OAS was a Satanic operation.
Col Harry: False. Those who judge will also be judged. “…I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor12:10
Q: I have heard that OAS has partnered with Occupy (as in those who set up criminal camps in DC/NYC/et al), is this true? Rumor that Van Jones has co-opted OAS is pure misinformation…don’t fall for stuff until you seek facts.
COL Harry: OAS and OWS are in no way related…the rumors are so great that if anyone walked near OWS during their event, that individual would be part of OWS…ridiculous.
Q: During phase I can you guarantee patriots will be risk free of harm?
COL Harry: We can’t guarantee you won’t die in an accident on the way to D.C. any more than we can guarantee anything in D.C. Freedom is not free.