Skip to comments.The Miraculous Healing of Medea Benjamin
Posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:55 PM PST by kristinn
Three days after she claimed to have been brutally attacked, stomped on, her arm ripped out of its socket and ligaments torn by Egyptian authorities trying to deport her from the Cairo airport, Susan Medea Benjamin appeared to be miraculously healed as shown on a video of an interview recorded Friday.
Benjamin, leader of the terrorist support group Code Pink, spoke to Bill Hughes at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The camera shot is tight from the shoulders up. Benjamin looks quite healthy. No scabs, no bruises, no swelling, no torn scalp, no broken teeth. When the camera pulls back to show her torso, her left arm which she claimed was broken, dislocated and had ligaments torn, is seen free of any sling, cast, or means of support. Benjamin is wearing two pullover shirts, meaning she had to lift her arms to get dressed. She does however hold her left arm folded against her abdomen.
Link to YouTube video of Medea Benjamin interview from Friday.
Benjamin claimed in a Code Pink press release on Tuesday that in addition to her other claimed wounds, her wrists bled from two sets of handcuffs being placed on her too tightly. The video at 2:20 shows both wrists. Neither wrist is swollen or scabbed. Her left wrist has a wristwatch on it.
Earlier Friday, Code Pink posted a photo of Benjamin wearing the same outfit with something that might pass as a sling on her left armbut she was using her left arm and hand to use a portable electronic device. Note in the photo Benjamin is able to lift her left arm and flex the fingers on her left hand to use a pointer.
Benjamins own statements show that she was forcibly handcuffed after she refused to go along peaceably with her deportation.
Also on Friday, the State Department said that Benjamin had submitted a signed Privacy Act waiver and therefore the government was free to discuss her tale of woe in Egypt this week. The State Department press corps spent quite a bit of time today on Benjamin, even more than they did earlier in the week.
The entire relevant portion of the transcript published by the State Department is preserved for the record at Free Republic.
Here is an excerpt:
MS PSAKI: We can confirm that Medea Benjamin was so because she signed a Privacy Act waiver, we can confirm that she was detained by Egyptian immigration authorities upon her arrival in Cairo on March 3rd, 2014. Egyptian authorities reported to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that they were holding a U.S. citizen around 3:00 a.m. local time on March 4th. A consular officer attempted to contact Ms. Benjamin directly multiple times. The consular officer was unable to make contact with her prior to her deportation at 11:53 a.m. that same day, but was able to talk to immigration officials and several of her friends as well as inform U.S. consular staff in Turkey. While in Turkey because she was put on a plane back to Turkey on March 4th, Ms. Benjamin was contacted by phone by a consular officer at 8:30 p.m. local time to check on her welfare and to arrange a visit the following morning. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara also requested that the Turkish authorities grant Ms. Benjamin humanitarian parole to allow her to seek appropriate medical care for the injuries she sustained in Egypt. She was transported to a local hospital, where she received a medical examination and treatment for a dislocated shoulder. A consular officer then visited with Ms. Benjamin at the airport the next morning at 10 a.m. She was given a Privacy Act waiver to sign, but she deferred, as we all know, stating that she wished to consult with her legal team first. She was then deported, arriving in the United States the evening of March 1st. And she signed
QUESTION: No, no, no.
MS. PSAKI: March 5th, sorry.
MS. PSAKI: March 5th, and she signed that would be reversing that would be time travel and backwards and signed a Privacy Act waiver, which was delivered to the Department of State just today
No ethics, no morals, no soul.
LOL! Great follow-up. ;-)
She sold them all a long time ago. This kind of lying doesn't happen all of a sudden one fine day. She learned it from SOMEone, parents probably, and it took YEARS of practice to perfect.
Once in a while I get one right.
Not that she isn’t exaggerating or even lying about whatever happened, but a dislocated shoulder that has been put back into place does not preclude one from being able to use one’s hand or even the lower arm.
I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.
Is anyone really surprised?
If you look up Satan in the dictionary you see a picture of her..I dont know what kind of childhood she had but I would like to know how someone grows up and becomes that evil
They get “You’re special” ribbons and participation trophies for everything they do, no matter how wrong. that starts it. No morality guidance continues it. Schools reinforce that they are a unique little snowflake. Soon, they are infallible.
And YOU are the problem. Because they can do no wrong thus you are wrong.
even the Egyptians didn’t want to grope/rape her - just make her go away ASAP
> Three days after she claimed to have been brutally attacked, stomped on, her arm ripped out of its socket and ligaments torn by Egyptian authorities trying to deport her from the Cairo airport, Susan Medea Benjamin appeared to be miraculously healed...
Next time the bastards need to finish the job.
One hopes she got a free cavity search...
Just joking. /s
Ted Kennedy’s neck brace was more convincing.
Tell me that sign is a photo shop?
That is sort of over the top.
If someone were to walk down the street with “Kill all the (rhymes with ditches) standing behind the banner”, they definitely would be arrested for something.
At least they are lying like the Pols used to do.
Remember when it was fashionable to say
“I don’t support the war, BUT I support the troops.”?
In itself the statement is a lie and impossible - the only way you are correct to not supporting the war is the other side wins OR if you support the troops, their job is to ‘win’ the war.
I don’t like anything about Susie “Medea” Benjamin, but I have to admit that she is one tireless fanatic. She really brings the crazy —and keeps on bringing it.
Medea Benjamin is one of those people that you look at and envision a scenario where you’d have to put a bullet in her and all her jackboot stooges heads to keep yourself from going to the camps. The woman is a psychopath.
not surprised at all, at the @#$% done by this person.
Photo shop. But as Dan Rather might say, fake but accurate.
Left it’s see lying as a useful tool
Yup. Trouble is it works so well ONLY because most are too gutless to call them on it.
“Coward” forehead tattoos should be offered freely. I’ll bet there would be lots of proud takers.
Alluh healed her!
Alluh healed her (except mentally, that was impossible...)
Can you call a woman a prick?
The correct sling would support the elbow, so as to not put tension on the broken pieces in the shoulder girdle.
It took a couple of months until I could even take a decent shower.
Yes, it's that painful.
And yes it does limit your mobility.
You may be technically "able" to, but you don't WANT to move the lower part of the arm, because it hurts.
Keeper of odd knowledge.
The Code Pink people are pink slime, but that picture was photo-shopped. A number of conservative websites had to retract statements or apologize for printing it. Code Pink did not say they support murdering American troops.
It was photo-shopped, and a number of conservative websites had to apologize for putting it on their sites.
Plenty of money to support her travels etc..
What kind of job does she have to support herself?
Hands in George Soro’s pockets?
Where do activists (terrorists) get all this money????
What a letdown. What she really needs is a good old fashioned mahogany shampoo
Yes that is a photo-shop. They haven’t verbalized it, but their actions prove it.
1:40 PM - 7 Mar 2014 · Details
Busboys and Poets @busboysandpoets @medeabenjamin welcome back celebration @ 5th & K @codepink pic.twitter.com/Ga5cOxWNUZ
5:34 PM - 7 Mar 2014
Follow john zangas @johnzangas Medea Benjamin speaking about incarceration in Egypt "They grabbed me handcuffed, tore my arm out of its socket" pic.twitter.com/HEgLckplE5
DCMediaGroupOccupy Washington DCMichael J. Buellbrenboo1Voices OutsideHarris from the Post 5:43 PM - 7 Mar 2014
Follow john zangas@johnzangas A shero snd a hero @medeabenjamin and @andyshallal at BB&P "This isn't going to stop me" @codepink @DCMediaGroup pic.twitter.com/7oSj832whZ
7:29 PM - 7 Mar 2014
john zangas @johnzangas Medea Benjamin is back in the US with Tighe and Alli of @codepink for a presentation of Medea's trip to Egypt pic.twitter.com/JEZ36nMveF
4:56 PM - 7 Mar 2014
Someone should innocently suggest that North Korea needs a good demonstration or two! Maybe they’ll keep her!
Medea was really working that sling last night. There’s no business like show business!
I'm sorry, but I wish that all that she said is true...and more.
Now, I have to go to Confession...
You would never do a thing like that at Walter Reed Hospital, I don’t think.
We all do--once in a while!
I play golf, or at least I attempt to. Every once in a while I sink a putt from more than two inches away, or I make a really good shot. My brother-in-law's phrase for that is: Every once in while even a blind squirrel finds an acorn. :o) Same thing.
Can you call a woman a prick?
Calling anyone that on a thread which may be read by ladies such as myself indicates that you are ungentlemanly. Please use other terms. Thank you.
That word is now used on network TV.
Sorry if I offended, but that IS the way I feel about her. (and worse)
I’m a female and you didn’t offend me. In fact, I agree with you.
Its hard these days to keep up with what is and is not acceptable language.
When I was growing up, the word ‘bitch’ was an unspeakable vulgar word. Worth a good spanking if heard by my mother.
Now it seems to have completely lost those connotations.
And who pays for the airfare to Turkey, the airfare to home, the medical exam in Turkey, other expenses?