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Rep. Waxman Spokeswoman: ‘We Do Not Know’ If We Aided Fallujah Terrorists with Code Pink Letter
Big Peace ^ | Saturday, October 16, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King

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 Pink’s 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 Waxman’s 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.

Lisa Pinto

District Director

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

Ms. Perlson,

We do not know what the final outcome was.

Lisa

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, I’m 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 didn’t 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 Pink’s 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 America’s 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 Pink’s ‘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 Waxman’s letter.

In 2009, Democrats Sen. John Kerry (MA) and Rep. Sonny Carson (IN) provided similar letters for Code Pink’s delivery of aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza.


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1 posted on 10/17/2010 7:17:03 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Why isn’t Medea Benjamin in jail?

For that matter why isnt Waxman up on charges of treason?


2 posted on 10/17/2010 7:20:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: kristinn

TREASON! Get a rope.


3 posted on 10/17/2010 7:21:39 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Venturer

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.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 7:27:00 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: kristinn

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.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 7:27:06 AM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: kristinn

The country has been so corrupted that treason is allowed and goes unreported by almost all media.


6 posted on 10/17/2010 7:29:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn

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........

ad nauseum.


7 posted on 10/17/2010 7:30:26 AM PDT by ripley
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To: kristinn

Don’t worry Henry we are going to investigate you, and you can count on it.


8 posted on 10/17/2010 7:31:51 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: kristinn

Sunnis in Iraq Allied With U.S. Quitting to Rejoin Rebels (Al Qaeda)
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/world/middleeast/17awakening.html?_r=1


9 posted on 10/17/2010 7:33:36 AM PDT by Lorianne (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ___ George Orwell)
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To: kristinn
That's a great defense approach for your trial, Waxwoman.

Go with that.

See you soon.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 10/17/2010 7:35:14 AM PDT by The Comedian (They Live. We Sleep.)
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To: kristinn
I would like to think Waxman spends his nights tossing and turning in his sleep having nightmares knowing he has American soldiers blood on hands.

But, I'm sure he sleeps like a baby

SOB should be hung by his nose

11 posted on 10/17/2010 7:35:20 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: kristinn; neverdem

OUTSTANDING post, kristinn! Thanks.

More, here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2608381/posts

Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.

Ballot box.

November


12 posted on 10/17/2010 7:37:10 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: kristinn

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.


13 posted on 10/17/2010 7:37:36 AM PDT by SouthTexas (WE are the Wave - Vote Nov 2)
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To: kristinn

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?


14 posted on 10/17/2010 7:40:59 AM PDT by Cincinnatus.45-70 (What do DemocRats enjoy more than a truckload of dead babies? Unloading them with a pitchfork!)
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To: DarthVader

I want investigations, hearings and subpoenas when the new Congress convenes.


15 posted on 10/17/2010 7:52:05 AM PDT by ReluctantDragon
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...
I think the word we're looking for is, "bullshit". Thanks kristinn.
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.

16 posted on 10/17/2010 7:54:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: BamaAndy

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.


17 posted on 10/17/2010 8:09:02 AM PDT by panthermom
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To: kristinn

he forgot to say “and we do not particularly care”............


18 posted on 10/17/2010 8:12:07 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: kristinn
November 2, will be the day we can clean this country out of all bastards like this..Him along with his partner in crime Barbara Boxer should both be on trial for treason..not running again to destroy this nation..We have to stop them..Vote against these terrorist lovers..These criminals are and have been laughing at us just like Nancy Pelosi they all need to get a wake up call..
19 posted on 10/17/2010 8:13:06 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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20 posted on 10/17/2010 8:15:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: kristinn
"His constituents reported to him that they were bringing needed medical supplies to refugee families, not insurgents"

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.

21 posted on 10/17/2010 8:16:15 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Bread lines or Assembly lines, your vote, your choice)
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To: Interesting Times; The Shrew

FYI.


22 posted on 10/17/2010 8:18:49 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: armymarinemom; Just A Nobody; patriotgal1787

Ping!


23 posted on 10/17/2010 8:20:07 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: anoldafvet

Medea is based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.


24 posted on 10/17/2010 8:21:08 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

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?


25 posted on 10/17/2010 8:34:49 AM PDT by anoldafvet (Bread lines or Assembly lines, your vote, your choice)
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To: anoldafvet

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.


26 posted on 10/17/2010 8:45:04 AM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: kristinn

A exchange program would work.

Bye koranimals.

Hello Christians!


27 posted on 10/17/2010 9:05:15 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: kristinn

When these acts by our enemies within are deemed normal and acceptable - I fear for our future..


28 posted on 10/17/2010 9:11:51 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: kristinn

Well, when the house goes pub, I hope we find out.


29 posted on 10/17/2010 9:13:08 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad,)
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To: kristinn
Waxman, Boxer, and Kucinich?

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.

30 posted on 10/17/2010 9:25:50 AM PDT by csvset
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To: BamaAndy
If you didn’t know, then why would you have done it?

There it is. Although, that's probably just a throw away excuse since they know for a fact they aided and abetted the enemy.

31 posted on 10/17/2010 9:27:51 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: indylindy

bttt


32 posted on 10/17/2010 10:15:45 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: kristinn
And was most likely said with a tone of regret in their voice.
33 posted on 10/17/2010 11:31:25 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: kristinn

34 posted on 10/17/2010 2:03:54 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: holdonnow; suspects; SilvieWaldorfMD

This needs major Talk Radio attention!


35 posted on 10/17/2010 2:05:01 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Howlin; eddie willers; cajungirl; wirestripper; Southflanknorthpawsis; Peach; prairiebreeze; ...

Ping to the latest in the unfolding Code Pink / Fallujah story.


36 posted on 10/17/2010 3:48:30 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: kristinn
If I didn't know if I aided Fallujah terrorists, I would feel very bad about myself.
37 posted on 10/17/2010 4:12:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Interesting Times; kristinn; onyx; maggief; STARWISE; Liz; penelopesire
Thanks, Kristinn, IT.
Would really like to know the answers to the questions:

Why isn’t 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?

38 posted on 10/17/2010 4:57:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: kristinn

There was no controlling legal authority.

/s/


39 posted on 10/17/2010 6:14:10 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Interesting Times

[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.


40 posted on 10/17/2010 6:28:39 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping to the continuing Code Pink / Fallujah story.


41 posted on 10/17/2010 6:30:10 PM PDT by zot
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To: kristinn

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.....


42 posted on 10/17/2010 7:23:34 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Down the Donks! Revolution is Brewing. Make Babs Boxer a part of history....today!)
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To: kristinn


43 posted on 10/17/2010 9:28:04 PM PDT by IPWGOP
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To: kristinn

Thread Bump.


44 posted on 10/17/2010 10:26:53 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kristinn

“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!


45 posted on 10/17/2010 11:59:43 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: kristinn
A lot of things need to be done after Nov 2, among those is making the charge of treason mean something again.
46 posted on 10/18/2010 12:08:46 AM PDT by The Cajun
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To: Interesting Times

BTTT


47 posted on 10/18/2010 3:12:52 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: All
Lots of great related info at David Horowitz’s DiscoverTheNetworks.org website:

ie, Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange, links to several interesting older articles:

For example...

America’s Fifth Column Goes to Iraq
By Ben Johnson
July 28, 2003

To Fallujah, with Love
By Ben Johnson
January 5, 2005

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=626

48 posted on 10/18/2010 5:20:10 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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