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When in danger, call for the US Marines. Thatís what CodePinkís Medea Benjamin did
Canada Free Press ^ | February 28, 2008 | Judi McLeod

Posted on 02/28/2008 6:19:54 AM PST by vietvet67

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, who can turn the air blue when shouting chants against American Marines called out for the Marines in front of Marine Recruiting offices in Berkeley yesterday.

Eamon Kelley, the young Marine who is featured in Move America Forward’s TV commercial that ran on Fox News earlier this week, could hardly believe his own ears when Benjamin called on the Marines for help.

Kelley, who is recovering from back surgery, spent his day in Berkeley, where CodePink continues with Berkeley council’s blessing, to keep a virtual blockade at the recruit center, expanding its efforts to harass American troops and to turn back any young Americans looking to enlist.

City Council stubbornly refuses to apologize and continues to subsidize free parking for CodePink to drive soldiers out of town.

“While we were at the protest in Berkeley from 12 to 4 p.m., a white Volvo drove by and a man spat upon CodePink,” Kelley wrote in an email to MAF’s Melanie Morgan. “They chased him down the street and got into a verbal altercation. The police were NOWHERE in sight.

“That’s not the best part, ready for this?

“Medea Benjamin yelled and I quote “Marines!” She actually yelled for our help because this man had stepped out of his car. I even asked her if she was yelling Police and she told me, “I said Marines” then put her arm around my friend Allen (the Marine Vet). Ironic?”

Benjamin, who turned on her former close friend, San Francisco Bay Area activist Maria Ruzicka, later killed in Iraq in a widely-publicized suicide bombing, over Ruzicka’s decision to work with the U.S. military to secure compensation for the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan, is on the record for supporting Cuba and Venezuela.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: codepink; marines; medeabenjamin

1 posted on 02/28/2008 6:19:55 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: vietvet67

Confusing article. I have no idea what this person is trying to tell us....


2 posted on 02/28/2008 6:26:57 AM PST by nikos1121 (I'm voting for McCain...and fixin' to get excited about it.)
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To: nikos1121

That during her anti-Marine protest in Berkeley, Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin asked the Marines to come to her aid when she thought someone was threatening her.


3 posted on 02/28/2008 6:30:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: nikos1121
Sounds like ol' Medea was about to get her butt whupped, and without her police escort around to save her, yelled for the nearby Marines to come defend her.

I would have left her to her fate...

4 posted on 02/28/2008 6:31:02 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: vietvet67

I’m guessing the weird lefty rationale is that the Pinkos really like the young, stupid, misguided Marines. They are just being grossly misled by BusHitler and HIS greedy war for oil profits.

Have I got that right?


5 posted on 02/28/2008 6:31:03 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: nikos1121

The last paragraph is completely irrelevant.


6 posted on 02/28/2008 6:32:44 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: vietvet67
Canada Free Press = grammar & punctuation free writing.

Readers and editors hardest hit.

7 posted on 02/28/2008 6:33:14 AM PST by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: Jaded

The reporterett must need to return to English as second language class...her point was that the Code Pink beich had no confidence in the effeminate Berkley LE and thus wanted the manly but flawed Marine to assist her>>>>???


8 posted on 02/28/2008 6:36:46 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

When in trouble she should call a hippie to protect her.


9 posted on 02/28/2008 6:39:03 AM PST by lakeman
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To: nikos1121

Judi McCleod is the author. Maybe if you try reading it with a Scottich accent it will make sense.


10 posted on 02/28/2008 6:39:22 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: vietvet67

Waht hapaned in taht sorty i dnot get it


11 posted on 02/28/2008 6:41:04 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (We have the ability to shape & polish turds, make em smell nice & sell them as public services)
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To: All

The Marine should have said to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, “We support Code Pink, but not your individual mission. So you are on your own, good luck...”


12 posted on 02/28/2008 6:43:07 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: nikos1121

The anti-Marine person who, when feeling threatened, yelled for a Marine is like the anti-gun person who, when they were threatened, yelled for their gun-owning neighbor.


13 posted on 02/28/2008 7:07:35 AM PST by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: Tenacious 1

THNANNKKAGODITSANOTAWELSH


14 posted on 02/28/2008 7:12:00 AM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: vietvet67

If we could only convince Al Qaeda those 72 virgins they are waiting for are actually shrill code pinkers we could bring the troops home yesterday.


15 posted on 02/28/2008 7:22:17 AM PST by tinmantreys (Please support "JUST SAY NO TO OSAMA, OBAMA AND CHELSEA'S MOMMA")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That during her anti-Marine protest in Berkeley, Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin asked the Marines to come to her aid when she thought someone was threatening her.

Sorry, but I would have suddenly had a learing loss.


16 posted on 02/28/2008 7:26:05 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: tinmantreys

They just totally lost their case. LOL(LAH)!!!


17 posted on 02/28/2008 7:28:37 AM PST by McKayopectate
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