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So much for peace...
« on: January 26, 2014, 09:33:38 PM »
Peace doves freed from pope’s window attacked

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.

As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic Palace.

One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.

It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.

While speaking at the window beforehand, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protesters have died.

http://woodtv.com/2014/01/26/peace-doves-freed-from-popes-window-attacked/
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 12:16:38 AM »
Give peace a chance.....LOL PWNED!!!!
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 01:12:42 AM »
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 12:52:36 PM »
When the going gets weird  . . .
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 01:04:43 PM »
....the weird turn pro.
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 01:13:29 PM »
During my USSS days, we had a similar incident with an eagle that President Clinton released:

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An immature bald eagle released at Patuxent River Naval Air Station to dramatize President Clinton's visit there Thursday got knocked out of the sky by four angry ospreys before the president had even finished his Independence Day speech extolling the comeback of "our national symbol."

The Navy, Coast Guard and Secret Service knew about the attack on the eagle before the president had stepped off the speaker's platform, but officials kept the enthusiastic crowd of invited dignitaries, military personnel and environmentalists in the dark.

"Talk about managing the news," said Robert Graham, a spokesman for Maryland's Department of Natural Resources. Like most of those attending, he said, he learned of the eagle's predicament only from news reports yesterday morning. "This is all very strange."

The audience had cheered and clapped when the brown and black bird, too young to sport the trademark white head feathers, spread her wings and flapped powerfully into woods nearby.

About 15 minutes later, with Clinton still speaking, the eagle, nicknamed Freedom, was attacked by the ospreys as it flew toward the Chesapeake Bay about a half-mile from where it was released.

The 3-year-old female eagle, who has a 6-foot wingspan, was promptly fished out of the water by the Coast Guard and taken to a wildlife clinic in Delaware, where she was recuperating yesterday with a slightly injured wing.

Wildlife experts said the incident illustrates how rough nature can be. Eagles and ospreys often compete for fish and other food.

Freedom, enjoying her first flight in the wild since being injured three months ago, apparently flew right over its rivals' nests unwittingly.

It could not be learned yesterday whether the president knew of the downing of the eagle. The White House press office did not return telephone calls.

Craig Koppie, the federal wildlife biologist who shared the limelight with the president while releasing the eagle, said he learned of the bird's trouble from a Secret Service agent as the president waded into the crowd after his speech to shake hands.

Koppie said he kept quiet because he didn't want to tarnish the celebration.

"I genuinely wanted to see the president come out with flying colors," Koppie said yesterday.

He said he feared that news coverage of the eagle's abortive release would undermine the event, which was arranged to tout the administration's commitment to environmental protection.

"Our concentration was on the president and the moment, the beauty of the occasion," said Cathy Partusch, head of public affairs for the 7,000-acre naval air station on Cedar Point at the mouth of the Patuxent River.

(Source: Baltimore Sun)
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 02:15:32 PM »
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 02:53:16 PM »
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 03:07:06 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 03:34:25 PM »
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Re: So much for peace...
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 03:56:47 PM »
Were the seagulls muslim?