Many people are being threatened and/or assaulted these days.
Jim Willie, author of a newletter on financial and geopolitical events, has been threatened on at least two different continents. His first time was at a "hard money" conference in Europe. He was warned to stop discussing about how Israel controls America. That has eventually evolved into 9/11 some other topics. The people involved identified themselves as "US intelligence" or something similar, and hinted that the Mossad would take care of the problem if he didn't tone it down. I know the stories are true, verified by friend who knows JW personally.
A shocker was Bill Murphy of gata.org, who was assaulted in Europe. Bill Murphy is an retired professional football player, and an astute precious metals analyst. He has been revealing corruption in precious metals and banking for over a decade. He is hardly a random target for hooligans.