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Oh the Irony! Code Pink Medea Benjamin Rescued from Cairo Chaos By Pro-American Army Officer
Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 02/08/2011 2:35:14 PM PST by patriotgal1787

Oh the Irony! Code Pink Leader Medea Benjamin Rescued From Cairo Chaos By America-Loving Egyptian Army Officer

by Kristinn Taylor & Andrea Shea King

Last week Big Peace reported on two Code Pink women who were rescued from the chaos in Egypt by Shell Oil.

This week we can report the humiliating irony of virulently anti-U.S. military activist Code Pink co-founder Susan "Medea" Benjamin who was rescued by a U.S. Army trained Egyptian Army officer. Benjamin writes at OpEdNews that she was kidnapped in Cairo by "pro-Mubarak thugs."

Code Pink leader Medea Benjamin (right) and Tighe Barry (at lectern) protest the U.S. Marine Corps, Berkeley, Ca., April 1, 2008. (Photo by ZombieTime)

According to Benjamin, a taxi in which she was riding was stopped and commandeered by men who confiscated her and her two comrades' passports and ordered the taxi to take them to a government headquarters.

Benjamin said the taxi was stopped at a checkpoint manned by ten soldiers. The officer in charge smiled when he learned Benjamin and her comrades were American and told her, "I love America," as he ordered them freed.

...Three of us, all Americans, were in a taxi driving to the flower market when this fellow stopped our car at gunpoint. His hand on the trigger, he forced us to pull over. Soon we were surrounded by a dozen pro-Mubarak thugs who started yelling in Arabic and broken English that foreigners like us were causing all the trouble in Egypt.

They said they were policemen but none was wearing a uniform. They seized our passports and then four of these characters squeezed into our taxi to "take us to government headquarters." Frantic, we started calling everyone we knew--local lawyers and activists, friends back home, the U.S. Embassy.

Soon the car stopped at an intersection manned by about ten soldiers. The officer in charge peered into the car and asked us where we were from. "Americans," he smiled with approval. "I love America." He started chatting about his training in Ft. Eustis, Virginia, while we sat terrified. To our amazement, he ordered our kidnappers to get out of our taxi, return our passports and let us go. We sped off, not looking back. Our poor taxi driver was shaking. "No flowers," he said. "Hotel." (bold added)

Benjamin has made a career of working to get American soldiers killed by our enemies overseas, while working domestically to destroy the morale of soldiers and their families.

Benjamin and Code Pink have organized protests at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Armed Forces recruiting centers, the Marine Corps officer recruitment center in Berkeley, Ca., and even a White House Halloween party for children of service members where Code Pink has called our soldiers "murderers," "the terrorists," "baby killers," "assassins," and more.

In the wake of the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, Code Pink posted a fundraising appeal and justified the terrorist attack as dissent within the officer corps:

The recent shootings at Ft. Hood and the resignation of top Foreign Service officer Matthew Hoh demonstrate how even our military officers are opposed to US strategy in Afghanistan.
Benjamin has protested many times at the U.S. Army training center for foreign military at Fort Benning. She recently said that next year she'll be protesting again at Fort Benning.

While Benjamin is in Egypt allegedly protesting for democracy, her history shows her to be an activist for communist and Islamic state sponsors of terrorism including Cuba, Iran and Saddam Hussein's Iraq as well as terrorist groups like Hamas.

We will have more on Code Pink's 'flower power' adventures in Egypt in our next article.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andreasheaking; codepink; egypt; kristinntaylor; medeabenjamin

1 posted on 02/08/2011 2:35:21 PM PST by patriotgal1787
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To: patriotgal1787

Love the smell of Irony in the morning....


2 posted on 02/08/2011 2:39:12 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: patriotgal1787

The links to Breitbart’s site do not work.


3 posted on 02/08/2011 2:39:12 PM PST by rahbert
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To: patriotgal1787
Bwahahaha!

I suppose they'll claim they were mistreated by the personnel.

4 posted on 02/08/2011 2:40:00 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: patriotgal1787
Frantic, we started calling everyone we knew--local lawyers and activists, friends back home, the U.S. Embassy.

LOL - what did they think lawyers or activists in the U.S. were going to do? And, the U.S. Embassy should have just told them to pound sand.

5 posted on 02/08/2011 2:40:42 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: patriotgal1787; All

Code Pinko is nothing more than a Terrorist Group. They are actively working with the Muslim Brotherhood

Great article, Kristinn and Andrea


6 posted on 02/08/2011 2:40:45 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: patriotgal1787

Someone should be shot.

That rescuer is definitely NOT “pro-American”!!


7 posted on 02/08/2011 2:46:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: patriotgal1787

Why didn’t you refuse the help from those “Imperialist pigs”, Medea? Or WAS war the answer this time?


8 posted on 02/08/2011 2:46:27 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: patriotgal1787

WHY????


9 posted on 02/08/2011 2:46:41 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: patriotgal1787

Well, that’s just a shame.


10 posted on 02/08/2011 2:47:14 PM PST by svcw (God doesn't show up in our time, but He shows up on time)
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To: patriotgal1787

Posting here as a placeholder, awaiting Code Pink’s acknowledgment of being saved because of our superior military... crickets...


11 posted on 02/08/2011 2:47:14 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: patriotgal1787

Code Stink hates America.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 2:47:42 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

>WHY????<

Yeah, I know. They should have left her there.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 2:48:14 PM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: patriotgal1787

Medea and pals can compare notes with Greg Palcott and his photographer.


14 posted on 02/08/2011 2:48:24 PM PST by maica
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To: patriotgal1787
I'm surprised Medea didn't order the officer to bring all the Code Pinkos a nice glass of chardonnay, a la Jarrett.

I'm sure the Pinko anti-military demonstrations at military recruiting centers will continue unabated.

15 posted on 02/08/2011 2:48:42 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: patriotgal1787

Let’s see if she goes back and is captured again just to prove herself right!!!


16 posted on 02/08/2011 2:54:11 PM PST by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: svcw

Indeed.

Pearls before swine.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 2:55:01 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: patriotgal1787

This is really a shame!


18 posted on 02/08/2011 3:03:38 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: patriotgal1787

This won’t change a thing for her, she still will hate America and American military.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 3:04:08 PM PST by Shimmer1 (My sympathy co-efficient for illegals is about zero)
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To: rahbert

I just tried them and they worked. Which one(s) didn’t work?


20 posted on 02/08/2011 3:04:37 PM PST by patriotgal1787 ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: patriotgal1787

Big mistake.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 3:07:53 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama improves education, who'll vote for him?)
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To: patriotgal1787

Code Pink is a bunch of idiots.


22 posted on 02/08/2011 3:09:00 PM PST by popdonnelly (If Obama improves education, who'll vote for him?)
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To: patriotgal1787
i hope he kicks himself in the azz when he finds out what a stooopid thing he did...
23 posted on 02/08/2011 3:10:10 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
WHY????

That was my first question and then I thought about honor and self respect and stuff that leftists will never even begin to understand and I realized I would have done the same.

Admit it, so would you.

24 posted on 02/08/2011 3:15:32 PM PST by magslinger (Samuel Colt, feminist. Making women equal to men for over 150 years.)
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To: Walkingfeather

That is indeed alot of irony, but I have a feeling I wouldn’t smell it over the hippie b.o. from Code Pink.


25 posted on 02/08/2011 3:19:08 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: patriotgal1787

I demand a mulligan.

Please can I have a mulligan?


26 posted on 02/08/2011 3:21:20 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: patriotgal1787
Irony would have been if she was abused, beaten, raped and then beheaded by the very Islamic vermin she supports and loves

Being saved was by the grace of God, whom I'm sure she thinks is a feminazi

Personally I would have preferred the Irony.

27 posted on 02/08/2011 3:23:14 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: patriotgal1787

These code pinko hags will join Pancake Girl someday soon.

Its in their blood.


28 posted on 02/08/2011 3:23:42 PM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: SoldierDad

“Frantic, we started calling everyone we knew—local lawyers and activists, friends back home, the U.S. Embassy.”

I think you better read that line again. They called “local” lawyers and activists.... They called local (Egyptians) lawyers and activists.


29 posted on 02/08/2011 3:25:06 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: patriotgal1787

The link pointed to by “working to get American soldiers killed”.


30 posted on 02/08/2011 3:25:16 PM PST by rahbert
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To: patriotgal1787

Should have left her there.


31 posted on 02/08/2011 3:28:00 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (I've lost my tag line.)
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To: patriotgal1787

Should have left her there to rot (or worse). I use the term ‘Fellow American’ with a great deal of hesitation anymore.


32 posted on 02/08/2011 3:29:13 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Still Think You're Free?)
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To: rahbert; patriotgal1787
Sorry about that. Try this link.
33 posted on 02/08/2011 3:36:17 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: magslinger

Yes, that’s true. But that’s because I’m not a commie lib looking to take down the capitalistic pig. Hopefully the hag will have an epiphany and CHANGE her life.


34 posted on 02/08/2011 3:46:39 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: patriotgal1787

Wouldn’t those have been Egyptian soldiers who rescued them? Why would an Egyptian checkpoint be manned by American soldiers? I know one said he trained in the U.S, but he said he loved Americans. Doesn’t sound like Americans rescued them. Also, maybe the whole thing was a pro-Mubarak rescue that was setup to rescue dimwitted, delusional Americans.


35 posted on 02/08/2011 3:50:08 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: patriotgal1787

The only way it could have been better is if the only ride to the airport was an Israeli Army Bulldozer.


36 posted on 02/08/2011 3:51:59 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kristinn

I cannot express in public what I think of these CP
“activists”...


37 posted on 02/08/2011 4:02:28 PM PST by rahbert
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To: patriotgal1787

This is at least the second time this female dog was rescued by the very country she despises. When are we going to stop giving sunts like these free rides out of harm’s way?


38 posted on 02/08/2011 4:22:07 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: patriotgal1787

I don’t buy the story.
“They seized our passports and then four of these characters squeezed into our taxi to “take us to government headquarters.” Frantic, we started calling everyone we knew—local lawyers and activists, friends back home, the U.S. Embassy.” They seized their passports and not their cell phones? Come on who is BS’ing whom?


39 posted on 02/08/2011 4:25:41 PM PST by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: patriotgal1787

I went into a public-’ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:

O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-’alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.

Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;

While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!


40 posted on 02/08/2011 4:34:53 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: patriotgal1787

Yet another story that repeats the term “pro-Mubarak thugs”.

“Pro-Mubarak thugs” this.
“Pro-Mubarak thugs” that.


41 posted on 02/08/2011 4:34:56 PM PST by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold")
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To: patriotgal1787

This is tragedy not irony.


42 posted on 02/08/2011 4:44:32 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: patriotgal1787; All
This is a perfect example of what we as patriots are doing wrong.

We keep saving the Left from themselves. Welfare. Tenure at universities. Buying products advertised on the networks. Allowing government unions.

And now a warrior saves the lives of leftists whose very reason for existing is to stab warriors in the back while they are in the act of stabbing warriors in the back.

We need to stop saving these people from the outcomes of their moronic decisions.

They must be allowed to die from stupidity. Literally.


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

43 posted on 02/08/2011 4:51:32 PM PST by The Comedian (Muslim Brotherhood = A.N.S.W.E.R = Soros = Obama)
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To: steveab

Hmmm. Missing that one word does create a difference in the context. Oh well. So, what were the friends back home going to do? And, what local lawyers and/or activists would be supportive of these cretins?


44 posted on 02/08/2011 7:23:16 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: steveab

Excellent point! Why take the passports and not the phones. Sounds like a photo op situation to me.


45 posted on 02/08/2011 7:25:57 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: rahbert
"I cannot express in public what I think of these CP"

There are several of us that can not speak. But we might. With the opportunity.
Note: Speculation only with no harm intended.

46 posted on 02/08/2011 7:32:43 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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