Skip to comments.MEDIA COVER-UP: PEACE MOM SAYS FOREIGN TERRORISTS IN IRAQ 'FREEDOM FIGHTERS'
Posted on 08/23/2005 7:48:07 AM PDT by kristinn
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq whose August antiwar vigil in Crawford, Texas has captured the nation's attention as she camped out on the side of a road leading to President Bush's ranch demanding a meeting with him, called the foreign terrorists in Iraq (AKA al Qaeda in Iraq) 'freedom fighters' during her first meeting with reporters when she arrived in Crawford, August 6--remarks that when unreported until now.
Mrs. Sheehan also expressed sympathy for Iraqis who have used car bombs and suicide bombings to fight the American-led coalition forces in Iraq.
Video of her incendiary remarks were found on a link from the website of Veterans for Peace, one of the groups that accompanied Mrs. Sheehan to Crawford.
Surrounded by reporters with notepads, tape recorders and video cameras, Mrs. Sheehan spoke freely in response to a question by CBS News' Mark Knoller.
Mr. Knoller asked, "You know that the president says Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism, don't you believe that?"
Mrs. Sheehan replied, "No, because it's not true. You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean they're not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9/11, Iraq was not a terrorist state. But now that we have decimated the country the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in and they (America) have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country. The terrorism is growing and people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country."
The video was shot by an unknown person who accompanied Mrs. Sheehan on her bus ride from the Veterans for Peace convention, held in in Dallas, to Crawford.
The video also contains footage of Mrs. Sheehan talking strategy on the bus ride from Dallas. In response to a fellow activist who mentions remarks by a woman from the Austin Peace and Justice Center that, "The polls are plumeting, people are dying--now's the time," a smiling Mrs. Sheehan says, "Momentum," and adds that they need to "press the advantage."
The end of the thirty minute video shows the confrontation between Mrs. Sheehan and sheriffs when the activist's march to the president's ranch was stopped because the group violated their agreement to march in the ditch along the road by walking on the road itself.
An emotional Mrs. Sheehan is seen pleading with the sheriffs to be allowed to continue, swearing repeatedly that she did not walk on the road, that she kept her promise to them to walk in the ditch.
Immediately after the confrontation, Mrs. Sheehan says she did walk on the road, but just a little bit, because she's afraid of snakes.
It was a performance any parent of an eight-year-old knows well, but rather pathetic coming from a grown woman.
As many observers know, Mrs. Sheehan has gotten a free ride from the mainstream media. Were it not for the research of Freepers that has been picked up by the likes of Matt Drudge, Bill O'Reilly and Christopher Hitchens, the public would not be aware of Mrs. Sheehan's radical politics and disingenuousness.
As documented by the video, the mainstream press knew of Mrs. Sheehan's remarks on her first day in Crawford where she called foreign terrorists entering Iraq (AKA al Qaeda in Iraq) 'freedom fighters' and expressed her sympathy for car bombers and suicide bombers, yet chose not to inform the American people about them.
There's a scandal here, and it's not just Mrs. Sheehan's sympathy for the terrorists.
Freedom fighters that target children, huh?
Keep up the good work!
Code Pink is a mole that is poking its head out of too many holes.
Freedom fighters that target the very people they are supposedly fighting for too...
This lady is a domestic enemy of America.
Kinda echos Michael Moore's comments, don't it?
I've gotta have this vid clip so I can Flash it stream it 24/7 to all who want to see it.
THANKS kristinn, the unraveling is slow when MSM is doin' their best to keep Casey's mom swathed in their agenda
I'm paraphrasing Ann Coulter (and probably poorly), but I haven't seen this much "grief" since Paul Wellstone's funeral.
So.....does she believe her son was a terrorist, or just very stupid?
video can be found here
video here of Cindy saying:
"Bush murdered my son"
she calls the Al Qaeda goons coming from Syria and Iran into Iraq "Freedom Fighters".
"He's not our President."
also video of her harassing the Crawford police officers trying to give them the rules.
Can I offer some editorial advice?
The above should read:
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq whose August antiwar vigil in Crawford, Texas has captured the
nation'sthe media's attention as she camped out on the side of a road
Those "Freedom Fighters" killer her son. She is totally clueless.
You saved it? Good, because you and the rest of us know it will disappear from the VFP site now that it's been publicized.
What's her problem then? Her son was killed by a "freedom fighter" - she should be proud.
Go weapons hot on this one, FReepers. Go weapons hot.
Good that you found them. Have you downloaded them to store off their original site? Cindy's "stuff" has a way of disappearing--something Brit Hume mentioned on his show last night. He showed the picture some Freepers found, and said that when Fox went to her website, the picture had been removed. (We all knew this, but good to hear it being REPORTED.)
Good post ping
Look at those people. What a bunch of stupid, uninformed flakes and nuts. That's probably New York City in the background.
Freedom fighters that murdered Sheehan's son. She only trots his name out when she needs the sympathy, though.
BTW..fearless prediction her that sometime before Labor Day, Sheehan will publicly call on the Senate to reject the Roberts nomination..
BTW..fearless prediction here that sometime before Labor Day, Sheehan will publicly call on the Senate to reject the Roberts nomination..
Great read Kristinn.
So she's siding with the very people who killed her own son???
So what's new? Cindy Sheehan is just like all the other hardened leftists in the is country. Their job as enemy sympathizers is to weaken the moral and will of our country - same as they did during Vietnam.
I wouldn't doubt it. The left is so pathetic these days that they are using this nobody twit to advance their agenda.
Another BIMBO Alert.
Fearless prediction: Before the decade is out, Cindy Sheehan will be caught actively helping al Qaeda in America.
I have a morbid fascination with watching protester videos - they are like train wrecks that you can't look away from.
The slimey Frank Rich will say you're "swiftboating" this poor Gold Star Mother.
Well this Gold Star Brother says keep it up patriots!
She loves the people who killed her son.
Bush, however, she hates.
Does anyone kow who the man with the red sign is?
For some reason he looks familiar.
That picture has always astounded me. To actually endorse and encourage the murder of fellow Americans. I swear, if I had been anywhere near those people, I would have spit in their faces and happily gone to jail for it.
Sounds like treason to me.
They are freedom fighters. They're fighting against it.
Michael Moore calls them Minutemen. They are, just ask their wives or goats.
Every time I think this stone-stupid woman couldn't possibly say something even dumber than the last thing she said, she outdoes herself yet again. Kristinn's right - there is a scandal here beyond Cindy's love for the terrorists (errr, "freedom fighters"). A large part of it is just why the press corps even gives this idiot the time of day.
Great advice here. In the 5 years that I have been replying and posting to Free Republic, I have seen incriminating data from liberal sites disappear shortly after we post and cite it.
"Good that you found them. Have you downloaded them to store off their original site? Cindy's "stuff" has a way of disappearing--something Brit Hume mentioned on his show last night. He showed the picture some Freepers found, and said that when Fox went to her website, the picture had been removed. (We all knew this, but good to hear it being REPORTED.)"
That woman is so far gone she should be put in a nuthouse for her own safety and the safety of everyone who goes near her.
BTW, O'Reilly showed a video clip yesterday of Cindy the Moonbat speaking at a rally for terrorist lawyer and terrorist enabler Lynne Stewart. The rest of the media was strangely silent about Cindy and her Moonbat Circus. I wonder if her fifteen minutes are winding down.
Big deal, the Media says it all the time.
I hate this woman, so very, very much. I honestly think I need therapy.
Or Ron Brown's funeral.
This a must view video. The best part is in the middle of the video. What a ditch witch.