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.
I love your tag line. Many thanks to your son.
anyone else having trouble with the link??
Apparently it's a huge file. If your connection is slow, try some of the excerpts earlier in the thread. Regards.
Which link? One the MFVOV or the Vets for peace site?
Trouble with the Indymedia link? It's VERY SLOW to load. It took more than 5 minutes on my connection; some folks have said as long as 10 minutes.
Has anyone seen Cindy Sheehan recently? I think going to see her mother was only a ruse to get her out of Crawford. My theory is that her family has quietly had her committed.
66 meg in 5 minutes.......sigh. I couldn't get 66 meg in 5 hours, LOL.
the link where "mother" Sheehan calls the insrugents "Freedom Fighters"...thanks
"Mrs. Sheehan replied, "No, because it's not true. You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded."
Then why did the Clinton administration pass H. R. 4655 in 1998?
Liberals are so naive because their news media has kept them from the knowing the truth!
This lady is a domestic enemy of America.
So are five "justices" on the Supreme Court.
The MSM and their ridiculous reporting has to be blamed for these absolute insane rantings.
Excellent find. Once again, the desperate Leftists are exposed for the frauds that they are.
Iraq was not a terrorist state?? Tell that to the dead in Israel, killed by Palestinian bombers sponsored by Saddam. Tell that to Al Zarquawi--I believe HE was already in Baghdad before the war! Tell that to the Kurds and Shiites he murdered en masse!
I hope this video is played over and over again--reveal Sheehan and the lunatic left for what they are!!
"Peace-mom" nothing. Try "surrender-monkey mom", "pro-genocide mom", or "al-Qaeda mom".
I'm still waiting for the grand finally when Cindy pours pig blood on herself while the others pretend to stab her.
Bunch of nut cases.
Thought you might want to check it out. :)
Didn't Robert Novak's column the other day indicate that some of the groups supporting Sheehan openly advocate support for the so-called "insurgents" in Iraq? To my inexpert mind, supporting the enemy amounts to treason.
Was it already posted where to get it and I didn't see it? Please send me to it so I can grab it as well.
Let's see how CBS and the other MSM reporters who were there will try and spin not reporting on Sheehan's words. It's really outrageous that these reporters pick and choose what soundbites they think we should hear. They should report it all, and let us decide.
You can also go to several posts by Doc Rocks and Armymarinemom - they have cut the file down into more easily downloadable clips.
I bought and 80mg(i think that's what it's called) external drive. I need to put something on it. :-)
Post #217 has a list of snippets.
CBS has got some splainin' to do on this blatant omission.
They learned nothing from the TANG fiasco.They still think the truth is what they divine it to be.
Thanks. I'll try that. It was up to over 7 seven hours and still going. I hit cancel. I'll go with post 217, thanks.
"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."
They cannot be both, they are either one or the other.
Sheehan is certainly of the right age and social set to be having LSD flashbacks. That could explain a lot.
Well, she's ironically vapid. Of course, the TERRORISTS IN IRAQ will fight freedom--- every chance they get!
this is woman is out of her mind. let the pro the military families drown this womans insanity out. God knows the media wont do it.
pro military, sorry.
I wonder what kind of Iraq-sponsored terror attacks it was that Russia warned the US about. Does anyone have any ofno on this at all?
TREASON ? What is considered treason anymore in this country ? ANYTHING at all goes it seems . What a pathetic jerk this woman is .
Sadly enough her 15 min should have run out weeks ago and hasen't yet. I dont watch tx at all (except history channel here and there ) What is the MSM saying about this nutcase? Are they REALLY ignoring her radical background and sick behavior ?
Amen for later!
Yeah. And, after that she'll put forth proposals on eliminating Global Warming and solving America's obesity problems. This A-Hole has, by virtue of having her son killed, become a font of all sorts of foreign policy and war strategy 'Expertise' hasn't she.
I do not doubt for a moment that her son disliked his mother intensely but, of course, the media has not provided a single detail about her son's moral, philosophical or political underpinnings and have left her free to shoot off her mouth in his name.
I watched the first part where she is rallying the "troops" before getting on the bus. Her behavior gives me the creeps. She sounds exactly like a Unitarian Mom talking to the first graders about how they're going to behave on the field trip.
"Are we ready to take OUR country back?" She said it several times. There's no emotional acknowledgement whatsoever that the country might be partly 'owned' by people who disagree with her. It's HER country and she's going to run it to suit herself.
What a pathological witch this woman is.
"At least the line in the sand isn't full of depleted uranium"?
The guy trying to preach law to the sheriff near the end needed a little "stick time".
Great work guys! See you made Newsmax!
BTTT! Any video yet?
I think Cindy qualifies for Iran's human shield scholarship program.
"What is the MSM saying about this nutcase? Are they REALLY ignoring her radical background and sick behavior ?"
The only place I've seen any reference to Cindy Sheehan's radical associations is on Fox News Channel. Yesterday they played a video cut of her doing a speech at a fundraiser for Lynne Stewart, the convicted terrorist lawyer and enabler. And Fox also shows video footage of Joan Baez and other has-been 1960's hippies at Cindy's Moonbat Circus.
I watch very little of the dinosaur networks, but from what I have been able to catch they are painting Cindy Sheehan as the typical American apple-pie mother, grieving for her son and portraying President Bush as an evil war-monger who shoved Casey Sheehan on the plane bound for Iraq. They conveniently forget that no one is forced to serve in our all-volunteer armed forces these days. My own feeling is that Casey Sheehan realized one day that his mother was a world-class moonbat and wanted to get away from her.
And they had better not start spouting that old lie about the poor and uneducated serving in the armed forces because they can't get jobs. That's a load of kee-rap. During my twenty years of active duty I served with many enlisted personnel who were well-educated. Many of them had college degrees, and some even had advanced degrees. None of them were in it for the money. They just wanted to serve and be a part of a great team.
Looks like I jumped on my soapbox and started my morning rant. Sorry for the rambling.
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