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Sick! Code Pink Leader Says al Qaeda Terrorists No Different than Poor U.S. Street Gang Kids
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 02/25/2014 8:08:43 AM PST by kristinn

Terrorist supporter Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin spoke sympathetically of al Qaeda terrorists in a speech to a leftist group in Miami, Florida last week.

Benjamin, co-founder of the leftist front group Code Pink, spoke on February 18th to a gathering of fellow leftists at Florida International University according to a report by the leftist site FightBack!News.

“Medea Benjamin spoke about her travels to American-created war zones and areas being targeted by U.S. drones. She described tragic encounters with families of those murdered by American drones in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia – including the mother of three sons who were all targeted and killed by drone strikes.

“”It is horrible that there are so many innocent casualties,” she said. “But even those actually targeted by drones and labeled as ‘militants’ are usually young people who join organizations like Al Qaeda because they don’t have much and have run out of options. Hearing their families speak about them was like hearing about young people who decide to join gangs in the U.S.””

Yes, Susie, people who join al Qaeda–the world-renowned terrorist group famous for the 9/11 attacks on America–are doing so for the paycheck, not the promise of eternal life with 72 virgins and the chance to slaughter Americans, Jews and anti-Islamist Muslims with bombings, plane hijackings and suicide attacks.

Benjamin also fails to note that many al Qaeda terrorists are well educated sons (and daughters) of privilege.

Last year Benjamin and her Code Pink co-leader—and Obama bundler—Jodie Evans traveled to Yemen where they met with the father of slain al Qaeda spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki and raised funds for the families of al Qaeda terrorists.

Such talk and terrorist alliances have not prevented Code Pink from working with President Barack Obama and leaders in the Democratic Party.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; alqaeda; bushhasser; codepink; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; medeabenjamin; proterrorist; traitor; treason; warcrimes; waronterror
Sorry to post and run, but I must. Supporting links embedded in the article at the source.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 8:08:43 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Actually, she’s right. The street gang leaders need to be declared “enemy combatants”, arrested, and sent to Gitmo, too.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 8:11:40 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: kristinn

Code Pink stinks.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 8:13:43 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: kristinn

Equating terrorism as caused by poverty is nothing more that making an excuse for terrorism...


4 posted on 02/25/2014 8:14:55 AM PST by GraceG
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To: kristinn

Going off of just the headline, I can agree with her. But from a different perspective.

Street gangs terrorize innocent people just as al Qaeda. Methods may be different, but the effect is the same.

I’m pretty certain she does not see it that way...


5 posted on 02/25/2014 8:15:48 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: kristinn

Marxists and Al Queda are on the same side. They both hate America equally.

Pray America wakes up


6 posted on 02/25/2014 8:17:48 AM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Inner city miscreants are murderous terrorists, so she got that right.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 8:18:36 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: kristinn
Let's send Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin to a muslim country and see how well she likes it after about 5 years...
8 posted on 02/25/2014 8:20:31 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: GraceG
Equating terrorism as caused by poverty is nothing more that making an excuse for terrorism...

The 19 hijackers on 9-11 were hardly poor.
Bin Laden and Zawahiri were hardly poor.
Its the religion. - Tom

9 posted on 02/25/2014 8:21:14 AM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: kristinn

“Ugly Bob, your face looks like somebody tried to put out a forest fire with a screwdriver.”

Phillip - South Park

That’s who she reminds me of. When will they start making her wear a bag over her face? Would be a public service to us all.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 8:23:02 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: GraceG

Then how does she explain the terrorists from Saudi Arabia, like Bin Laden, who was a millionaire?...................


11 posted on 02/25/2014 8:24:09 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: bray

marxists are atheists. islamists are not. It’s a marriage of convenience, with atheism destroyed if fulfilled. Even hillary knows it of late.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 8:24:15 AM PST by onedoug
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13 posted on 02/25/2014 8:25:41 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Red Badger

Then how does she explain the terrorists from Saudi Arabia, like Bin Laden, who was a millionaire?...................

She cannot, she is purposely ignoring the one primary cause of terrorism today: Islamic Jihad.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 8:31:12 AM PST by GraceG
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To: equaviator

I have yet to hear something from Code Pink that is not disgusting.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 8:34:07 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: kristinn

Street gangs are pretty ugly, to be sure, but I don’t see any of them massacring schools full of little girls for the audacity to try to learn to read. I don’t see street gangs doing car bombings in crowded marketplaces. I don’t see street gangs hijacking jets and flying them into skyscrapers. What on earth Medea Benjamin sees I’d just as soon not know.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 8:38:38 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn

I’m not sure why that is a big deal. Both cultures need to be exterminated.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 8:39:47 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Don’t let the left control the conversation. Let it go and say what you want about issues.

We must never again react to them - let them speak into a vacuum, they say this crap to have normal society to react.

“DAWI”

Don’t Argue With Idiots - they pull you down to there level and beat you with experience.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 8:41:43 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: kristinn

Just noticed the byline...congrats.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 8:44:29 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Billthedrill

We do see street gangs randomly firing into crowds that include children in drive-bys.

But to be fair to them, I’m not aware of many times they intentionally targeted children.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 8:49:05 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: GraceG

Osama Bin Laden had a billion dollars.
Yasir Arafat had a billion dollars?

Just how much money do these Jew haters need to get out of poverty?


21 posted on 02/25/2014 8:50:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: kristinn

What a bunch of BS. All the 9/11 terrorists had fine opportunities. The shoe bomber was the son of a wealthy man who traveled Europe, had money, and had complete financial freedom.
The Boston bombers got to hang out and smoke pot, work out at the gym, sit around all day at their mosque, travel back to Russia for a terrorist sabbatical, etc.

Terrorists are generally spoiled kids who have the moslem brain infection that makes them feel entitled.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 8:53:30 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: kristinn

Even a Pink Pig stumbles on an acorn now and then.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 9:04:51 AM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: Eccl 10:2
Actually, she’s right.

Yup, gangs are domestic terrorists.
24 posted on 02/25/2014 9:08:22 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: kristinn
a close examination of the contents of medeas' head reveals scant little.



I sense a deep and wide hatred of mommy and daddy
25 posted on 02/25/2014 9:09:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Where are The Weapons Of Mass Global Climate Change Destruction?)
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To: kristinn

so many ‘innocent casualties’ .. This troubles her?

Crazy is relative .. and if her relatives won’t have her committed.. or at east 72 hour psych hold

then we know why. They’re crazy too.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 9:13:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: kristinn

I agree. Street gangs should be treated like the terrorists they are.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 9:41:58 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: kristinn

Benjamin is nothing but a media attention whore. Her stock in trade is to say the most offensive, over the top things possible merely to rile up her opponents and get them talking about her. This gets her invited on the talking head shows to respond. We shouldn’t take the bait.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 9:58:25 AM PST by circlecity
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To: kristinn

Basically this person is herself a terrorist actively working against America.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 10:00:10 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: circlecity
You said...
“Benjamin is nothing but a media attention whore. Her stock in trade is to say the most offensive, over the top things possible merely to rile up her opponents and get them talking about her. This gets her invited on the talking head shows to respond. We shouldn’t take the bait.”

This is also a tactic used by MSNBC to get ratings. Most folks in this country have no idea who she is and she would go away when she is ignored

30 posted on 02/25/2014 10:19:54 AM PST by LMAO (Insurgent conservative)
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To: LMAO
"This is also a tactic used by MSNBC to get ratings."

Roger that. It is the preferred tactic of that Melissa Perry. (or is she on CNN?)

31 posted on 02/25/2014 10:23:30 AM PST by circlecity
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To: kristinn

BOB BERGDAHL Joined Code Pink in Campaign Against US Drone Attacks in Pakistan
Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/3/2014 | Jim Hoft


32 posted on 06/09/2014 2:31:28 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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