Skip to comments.Oh the Irony! Code Pink Medea Benjamin Rescued from Cairo Chaos By Pro-American Army Officer
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.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.
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 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.
Love the smell of Irony in the morning....
The links to Breitbart’s site do not work.
I suppose they'll claim they were mistreated by the personnel.
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.
Code Pinko is nothing more than a Terrorist Group. They are actively working with the Muslim Brotherhood
Great article, Kristinn and Andrea
Someone should be shot.
That rescuer is definitely NOT “pro-American”!!
Why didn’t you refuse the help from those “Imperialist pigs”, Medea? Or WAS war the answer this time?
Well, that’s just a shame.
Posting here as a placeholder, awaiting Code Pink’s acknowledgment of being saved because of our superior military... crickets...
Code Stink hates America.
Yeah, I know. They should have left her there.
Medea and pals can compare notes with Greg Palcott and his photographer.
I'm sure the Pinko anti-military demonstrations at military recruiting centers will continue unabated.
Let’s see if she goes back and is captured again just to prove herself right!!!
Pearls before swine.
This is really a shame!
This won’t change a thing for her, she still will hate America and American military.
I just tried them and they worked. Which one(s) didn’t work?
Code Pink is a bunch of idiots.
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.
That is indeed alot of irony, but I have a feeling I wouldn’t smell it over the hippie b.o. from Code Pink.
I demand a mulligan.
Please can I have a mulligan?
Being saved was by the grace of God, whom I'm sure she thinks is a feminazi
Personally I would have preferred the Irony.
These code pinko hags will join Pancake Girl someday soon.
Its in their blood.
“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.
The link pointed to by “working to get American soldiers killed”.
Should have left her there.
Should have left her there to rot (or worse). I use the term ‘Fellow American’ with a great deal of hesitation anymore.
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.
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.
The only way it could have been better is if the only ride to the airport was an Israeli Army Bulldozer.
I cannot express in public what I think of these CP
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?
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?
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!
Yet another story that repeats the term “pro-Mubarak thugs”.
“Pro-Mubarak thugs” this.
“Pro-Mubarak thugs” that.
This is tragedy not irony.
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.
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?
Excellent point! Why take the passports and not the phones. Sounds like a photo op situation to me.
There are several of us that can not speak. But we might. With the opportunity.
Note: Speculation only with no harm intended.