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CODE PINK SURRENDERS TO BUSH ADMINISTRATION - CANCELS NEW YEARS TRIP TO CUBA
Thursday, December 8, 2005 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/08/2005 5:47:53 AM PST by kristinn

The anti-American Marxist front group Code Pink has announced that they are canceling their planned trip to Cuba this month as a result of pressure by the Bush administration.

Code Pink, which calls itself a peace group, had timed the trip to Fidel Castro's communist paradise to celebrate the anniversary of the success of his violent revolution this New Year's Eve. Plans for the trip included visits with local neighborhood groups that spy on fellow Cubans and report any counter-revoultionary behavior (like wanting freedom) to the Castro regime.

The United States has maintained a strict travel embargo against Cuba which Code Pink was proudly vowing to violate.

However, the Treasury Department recently sent 'cease and desist' letters to Code Pink, its parent organization Global Exchange and some trip participants warning them of the legal repercussions of violating the travel ban: fines of up to one million dollars and ten years in prison.

As a result, Code Pink says several of the participants decided to cancel their plans to stand up against the Bush administration in solidarity with Fidel Castro.

Code Pink said those cancellations denied them the "safety in numbers" they felt they needed--whatever that means.

Bottom line, Code Pink is too cowardly to really stand up to President Bush, but brave enough to protest wounded American soldiers outside military hospitals.

Link to Code Pink's announcement.


TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: codepink; fifthcolumn
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1 posted on 12/08/2005 5:47:54 AM PST by kristinn
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To: Coop

We'll have fun with the Code Pink chickens tomorrow night!


2 posted on 12/08/2005 5:48:53 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Send 'em over a box of cigars.


3 posted on 12/08/2005 5:50:59 AM PST by digger48
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To: kristinn

Nothing like having the courage of one's convictions.


4 posted on 12/08/2005 5:51:16 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: kristinn
Howard_Dean_Code_Pink.jpg
 
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

5 posted on 12/08/2005 5:51:51 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: kristinn; bert

Howard Dean Photographed Endorsing Code Pink

6 posted on 12/08/2005 5:53:38 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Owl_Eagle

LOL - gmta!


7 posted on 12/08/2005 5:54:01 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: kristinn
local neighborhood groups that spy on fellow Cubans and report any counter-revoultionary behavior

But they have a problem with the Patriot Act. Go figure.

8 posted on 12/08/2005 5:55:26 AM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: kristinn
Wait wait wait. They want to go to Cuba? To celebrate the anniversary of a revolution? Marxist? For peace? But they need safety in numbers?
They are protesting a democratic government(US) by going to a dictatorship? For peace? But need safety?

I just can't follow this logic.
9 posted on 12/08/2005 5:56:43 AM PST by HOTTIEBOY (Maybe in your house. Not in mine.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

This man is every bit as stupid as he looks.


10 posted on 12/08/2005 5:59:20 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: kristinn

C'mon Code Pinkos....put your money where your mouth is, go see Fidel AND STAY THERE!


11 posted on 12/08/2005 5:59:35 AM PST by RasterMaster ("Bin Laden shows others the road to Paradise, but never offers to go along for the ride." GWB)
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To: kristinn

Still waiting for the investigation of Code Pink by the Justice Department.


12 posted on 12/08/2005 6:00:11 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: kristinn

"The United States embargo against Cuba (described in Cuba as el bloqueo, Spanish for "the blockade") is an economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed on Cuba by the United States (President Kennedy) on February 7, 1962. As of 2005, the embargo is still in effect, making it one of the most enduring trade embargoes in modern history."

Yet, somehow it's President Bush that's being the bad guy???


13 posted on 12/08/2005 6:02:19 AM PST by JimmyMc
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To: kristinn

....Code Pink said those cancellations denied them the "safety in numbers" they felt they needed......

I interpret that to mean there are no Code Pink Rosa Parks. The leaders lack the courage to go to jail and forfeit their property for a photo op.


15 posted on 12/08/2005 6:03:37 AM PST by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Chicken spit causes flu....... Fox News)
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul; BufordP
Code Pink says several of the participants decided to cancel their plans to stand up against the Bush administration in solidarity with Fidel Castro. Code Pink said those cancellations denied them the "safety in numbers" they felt they needed--whatever that means.

I'm no expert in Marxist propaganda, but I think it means:

"As much trouble as we had finding anti-American wackos to protest outside a military hospital, we've had even more difficulty getting nut jobs to travel to Cuba. But since we can't admit that, we'll blame Bush!"

16 posted on 12/08/2005 6:05:16 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: kristinn

Also waiting for a television news segment on the activities and connections of Code Pink.


17 posted on 12/08/2005 6:11:14 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: kristinn

I guess they'll miss the back of the neck shooting class.


18 posted on 12/08/2005 6:12:01 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Peach; Mo1

Code Pinko's standing down to threats of imprisonment.

Come ON girls, put your money where your mouth is,


19 posted on 12/08/2005 6:17:17 AM PST by prairiebreeze (I am unapologetically and enthusiastically celebrating CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

CHICKENS


20 posted on 12/08/2005 6:19:21 AM PST by Mo1 (Message to Democrats .... We do not surrender and run from a fight !!)
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To: kristinn

21 posted on 12/08/2005 6:19:32 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: Mr. Brightside

A Cuban friend told me these people are part of the "Committee for the Preservation of the Revolution." It was modeled after East Germany's secret police.


22 posted on 12/08/2005 6:23:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: popdonnelly

His (former) patients should shudder with joy that he gave up medicine!


23 posted on 12/08/2005 6:29:15 AM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: digger48

ROTFLMAO! Definitely!! I handed them out the day Clinton was impeached!!!


24 posted on 12/08/2005 6:34:43 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: JimmyMc
Cuba should be grateful that with the Soviet Union gone, we haven't decided to prosecute the economic pressures with greater vigor.

I find it ironic that the world complains about our prison camp at Guantánamo, without realizing there is a much bigger prison camp on the other side of the wire. The difference is ours has a Burger King.
25 posted on 12/08/2005 6:34:50 AM PST by GAB-1955 (being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
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To: Coop; kristinn; Doctor Raoul

I think CP should complain to Howard Dean. I bet Howard would defend their right to travel to Cuba.


26 posted on 12/08/2005 6:35:56 AM PST by BufordP (I Love Country Music)
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To: Owl_Eagle

People have told me that I can be quite sarcastic, and that I remind them of Ann Coulter{physically too!} I consider these comments as compliments,and one of my good friends pointed out that sarcasm is a sign of intelligence...I like it!


27 posted on 12/08/2005 6:38:16 AM PST by 911angelady
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To: massgopguy

Your old neighbor should talk to my neighbor. Quite a different story here. My neighbor would likely take your neighbor to visit a cemetary.


28 posted on 12/08/2005 6:38:33 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: reagan_fanatic

hehehehehe Go get 'em, Kristinn!


29 posted on 12/08/2005 6:39:13 AM PST by NonValueAdded (What ever happened to "Politics stops at the water's edge?")
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To: kristinn

Looks like another Castro trip fell flat.

30 posted on 12/08/2005 6:39:18 AM PST by Minnesocold (Truth itself is the one enemy against which liberalism cannot prevail. -Christopher Adamo)
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To: kristinn

I'm looking at my crystal ball and seeing some CEASE AND DESIST posters in the pictures from this FRiday's FReep.


31 posted on 12/08/2005 6:40:31 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: kristinn
some trip participants warning them of the legal repercussions of violating the travel ban: fines of up to one million dollars and ten years in prison.

There should be such a ban in place regarding civilians (such as Ramsey Clark) traveling to Iraq...

32 posted on 12/08/2005 6:44:43 AM PST by ErnBatavia (403-3)
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To: kristinn

Hey Kristinn and Coop, I can't wait to come down,maybe next Friday -I just have to find the right "Cuban costume", I've got a couple ideas that would be quite good,"sarcastic",but very creative!More than I can say for the pink psycho _itches that show up to harass our brave soldiers.This news about them chickening out is an early Christmas gift,yes I said CHRISTMAS!


33 posted on 12/08/2005 6:48:40 AM PST by 911angelady
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To: kristinn

We should let them go, then refuse their reentry to the USA. The law should have a provision for revoking a person's citizenship id they travel to Cuba...


34 posted on 12/08/2005 6:50:20 AM PST by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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To: freema

No kidding. He asked if I knew anyone who had been to Cuba so I mentioned Don Feder. He said Feder's a Neo-con. Oh what's that code for?


35 posted on 12/08/2005 6:54:39 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: kristinn

Hell ! Let 'em go!

..Just don't let 'em back in..


36 posted on 12/08/2005 7:08:29 AM PST by Wil H
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To: 911angelady
"People have told me that I can be quite sarcastic, and that I remind them of Ann Coulter{physically too!} "

ooooooooooh... are you married?

37 posted on 12/08/2005 7:11:23 AM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help...)
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To: kristinn
As a result, Code Pink says several of the participants decided to cancel their plans to stand up against the Bush administration in solidarity with Fidel Castro.

Hehehe, snort. What a bunch of drama queeens.

38 posted on 12/08/2005 7:11:29 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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What cowards! And of course, it's all Bush's fault.

Here's a good link to the history of the US embargoes of Cuba.

The commies of Code Pink will be even more resolved this week to "fight the evil Bush regime" at Walter Reed, brave grrrls and eunuchs that they are.

39 posted on 12/08/2005 7:28:55 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn; Luis Gonzalez; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; ...
Code Pink blinks, ping.

Thanks for finding this, Coop.

40 posted on 12/08/2005 7:31:48 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
Thanks for finding this, Coop.

You're welcome. My eyes are still burning from visiting the website.

41 posted on 12/08/2005 7:35:35 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: kristinn
They miss out on a chance to meet their funders. Sad.
42 posted on 12/08/2005 7:36:34 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans.)
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To: BufordP
I think CP should complain to Howard Dean. I bet Howard would defend their right to travel to Cuba.

Especially now that they handed him his balls.

43 posted on 12/08/2005 7:37:15 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: ErnBatavia
There should be such a ban in place regarding civilians (such as Ramsey Clark) traveling to Iraq...

Or Harry Belafonte traveling to meet up with Castro in Cuba.

44 posted on 12/08/2005 7:57:02 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: tgslTakoma
Hah! Code Pink runs up the white flag, just like their brethren.
45 posted on 12/08/2005 7:59:56 AM PST by LisaFab
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To: Minnesocold

Is he breakdancing? *giggle*


46 posted on 12/08/2005 8:04:20 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: tgslTakoma

BTTT


47 posted on 12/08/2005 8:07:04 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: Minnesocold

LOL


48 posted on 12/08/2005 8:07:35 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! WBB lives on. Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: digger48; Grampa Dave; PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik




49 posted on 12/08/2005 8:16:48 AM PST by devolve (<--- (--------(--do not check out my tame FR home page--)-------)
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To: tgslTakoma

Poor Code Pink. I feel so sorry for those slimy, anti-American, traitorous, socialist democrats.


50 posted on 12/08/2005 8:46:32 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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