Skip to comments.Rep. Waxman Spokeswoman: ‘We Do Not Know’ If We Aided Fallujah Terrorists with Code Pink Letter
Posted on 10/17/2010 7:16:57 AM PDT by kristinn
A concerned Blue Star Mother was told by a spokeswoman for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) that Waxman did not intend to assist insurgents in Iraq when he provided a diplomatic letter in December 2004 to Code Pinks parent organization Global Exchange. However, Waxman apparently made no effort to ensure the reported $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in humanitarian aid was not delivered to terrorists, even after Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin bragged at the time that the aid was intended for families of the other side in Fallujah. (Top Democrat fundraiser and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans was also involved in giving aid to the other side.)
The admission came in an e-mail colloquy between Beverly Perlson and Waxman staffer Lisa Pinto in 2007. Perlson was seeking a copy of Waxmans letter, which Pinto provided.
Perlson is the mother of a soldier who has served four tours of duty in the war on terror. She is founder of the pro-troops group The Band of Mothers.
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 3:24 PM
Subject: Congressman Waxman
Dear Ms. Perlson,
Thank you for taking the time to contact Congressman Waxman.
In 2004, Congressman Waxman did supply a letter to some of his constituents who were traveling abroad. His constituents reported to him that they were bringing needed medical supplies to refugee families, not insurgents. Congressman Waxman certainly did not intend to assist insurgents who had been killing and attacking our troops. In fact, he continues to vote to fund the war and to provide our soldiers with the necessary equipment and weapons they need.
Thank you for taking the time to inquire about the facts of this situation and thank you for the sacrifice your family is making toward the war.
Congressman Henry A. Waxman
From: Beverly Perlson
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:29 PM
To: Pinto, Lisa
Subject: Re: Congressman Waxman
Dear Ms. Pinto,
Thank you for your reply.
Has Congressman Waxman ascertained whether the letter he provided was misused to provide aid to insurgents. Surely, you can understand why this is so important to me as my son serves his 4th deployment in the war on terror.
I await your response and thank you for your attention to his matter.
From: Pinto, Lisa
To: Beverly Perlson
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 2:44 PM
Subject: RE: Congressman Waxman
We do not know what the final outcome was.
The 2007 movie Meeting Resistance, which was filmed in Iraq around the same time that Code Pink was sending aid to the families of the terrorists in Fallujah, documented how the families of the other side in Iraq acted as couriers for the terrorists, information which surely would have been known on Capitol Hill in 2004.
IRAQI WOMAN: [translated] When I leave the house to go and bring the weapons, I feel very happy. Very, very happy. But when I am actually carrying it, Im very worried about the weapons and about myself. So I have these two feelings at the same time. I am facilitating a mission. I have done this job many, many times. Yes, now there is a kind of fear, because of the many house searches.
Even before I had the children, my husband was a good citizen, a patriot, a fighter. And for twenty-nine years, I have been his wife. So even if I didnt have this patriotic instinct through our life together, this patriotic sentiment would have been created inside me. The whole family is patriotic. And how could I be so deviant when I am the one who married a Fedayeen?
Code Pinks position on Operation Iraqi Freedom was quite clear in late 2004 when Waxman provided his letter. The group had visited Baghdad in February 2003 as guests of their fellow socialist, Saddam Hussein, where they lobbied the world to keep the state sponsor of terrorism in power. After the liberation, Code Pink set up Occupation Watch in Baghdad to undermine Americas efforts to establish peace, stability and freedom in Iraq.
In September 2004, Code Pink participated in and endorsed the Beirut communique, which supported the right of the people of Iraq and Palestine to resist the occupations and called for the unconditional withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Iraq.
Waxman was not the only Democrat to send a letter for Code Pinks Fallujah aid. According to a report by Islam Online published January 4, 2005, (and mysteriously removed this past week) diplomatic letters were also provided to Code Pink/Global Exchange by Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ) and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH).
Big Government first reported about the letters last year in an expose about the ties between Jodie Evans and President Barack Obama. Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson wrote last Friday at Big Peace about Waxmans letter.
In 2009, Democrats Sen. John Kerry (MA) and Rep. Sonny Carson (IN) provided similar letters for Code Pinks delivery of aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza.
Why isn’t Medea Benjamin in jail?
For that matter why isnt Waxman up on charges of treason?
TREASON! Get a rope.
Why? Most of the current generation was brainwashed into believing that American “imperialism” is the primary cause of misery in the world.
They’d rather see our troops dead than support the “enemy”. They agree with Code Pink and other terrorists.
If you didn’t know, then why would you have done it? Truth is this traitorous congressman and traitorous rat-bastard “senator” Boxer did not care.
These people should be expelled and code pink actors should be indicted.
Dead Americans ask nothing of us but we should give their memory this much. Justice.
The country has been so corrupted that treason is allowed and goes unreported by almost all media.
Democrats can do no wrong. Repeat; Democrats can do no wrong. REpeat: Democrats can do no wrong. Repeat: Democrats can do no wrong. Repeat: Democrats can do no wrong. Repeat: Democrats can do no wrong........
Don’t worry Henry we are going to investigate you, and you can count on it.
Sunnis in Iraq Allied With U.S. Quitting to Rejoin Rebels (Al Qaeda)
Go with that.
See you soon.
But, I'm sure he sleeps like a baby
SOB should be hung by his nose
OUTSTANDING post, kristinn! Thanks.
Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.
It’s the thought that counts right?
Actually it’s LACK of thought. There are consequences for each and every action in physics, life, and guess what Congressman, politics too.
That’s OK, Henry, the rest of us know, and we very much hope to do something about it real soon!
Got a lawyer yet?
I want investigations, hearings and subpoenas when the new Congress convenes.
However, Waxman apparently made no effort to ensure the reported $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in humanitarian aid was not delivered to terrorists, even after Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin bragged at the time that the aid was intended for families of the "other side"â in Fallujah.
The Democrats have shown time and time again their disdain for the military......In their words, those in the military are too stupid and ignorant for anything else.
he forgot to say “and we do not particularly care”............
If I am not mistaken, Benjamin is from Madison, WI. How does this make her one of Waxman's constituents? When I call a Rat representative who is not in my district, I get told to buzz off.
Medea is based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
So she moved from Madison to SanFrancisc. This is still exactly my point. Waxman represents BelAir, Brentwood, etc., which the last time I looked were in the LOS ANGELES area, NOT San Francisco. So how does this make Benjamin a constituent?
Palisadians for Peace is the constituent based in his district mentioned in his letter that was a co-organizer along with Code Pink and Global Exchange.
A exchange program would work.
When these acts by our enemies within are deemed normal and acceptable - I fear for our future..
Well, when the house goes pub, I hope we find out.
This is disturbing news indeed..
Aiding the enemy in a time of war?
There should be an investigation and a trial if there is cause.
Hanging would seem an appropriate punishment.
There it is. Although, that's probably just a throw away excuse since they know for a fact they aided and abetted the enemy.
This needs major Talk Radio attention!
Ping to the latest in the unfolding Code Pink / Fallujah story.
Why isnt Medea Benjamin in jail?
For that matter why isnt Waxman up on charges of treason?
Can we as private citizens do anything to make the above happen?
There was no controlling legal authority.
[We do not know what the final outcome was.]
And little did they care either. Evil people with no caring for what they do. Thanks for pinging I.T. and keep praying we can stop these people soon.
Thanks for the ping to the continuing Code Pink / Fallujah story.
Waxman represents California’s 30th US Congresssional District which Includes the Ultra Liberal areas/cities of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and the nexis of LA’s gay community..... West Los Angeles.
As an interesting side note, recalled former Governor Grey Davis, a transplanted Atlantic Seaboard Liberal born in Bronx, New York, lived in, and at one time represented West LA in California’s Assembly.....ahem.....
“We Do Not Know If We Aided Fallujah Terrorists with Code Pink Letter”.
The Rosenbergs got the electric chair after they gave away atomic bomb secrets. And as it turned out, they didn’t even get anyone killed. Fifty years later, with our troops involved in a bloody foreign battle, Waxman knew that issuing this ridiculous statement would give the press all they needed to run interference for him. Somewhere along the line we seem to have become a nation of zombies. Wake up, everybody!
ie, Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange, links to several interesting older articles:
Americas Fifth Column Goes to Iraq
By Ben Johnson
July 28, 2003
To Fallujah, with Love
By Ben Johnson
January 5, 2005