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The Miraculous Healing of Medea Benjamin
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, March 7, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor

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 arm—but 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.

Benjamin’s 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.

QUESTION: March –

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…


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: codepink; dramaqueen; egypt; hamas; medeabenjamin

1 posted on 03/07/2014 7:44:56 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
No scabs, no bruises, no swelling, no torn scalp, no broken teeth.

No ethics, no morals, no soul.

2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:47:21 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

LOL! Great follow-up. ;-)


3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:49:19 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Navy Patriot
No scabs, no bruises, no swelling, no torn scalp, no broken teeth.
No ethics, no morals, no soul.

No s***!
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.

4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:52:49 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: doc1019; cloudmountain

Once in a while I get one right.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:54:43 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: kristinn

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.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 8:14:11 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: kristinn

I wouldn't piss on her if she was on fire.

7 posted on 03/07/2014 8:19:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: WildHighlander57; LucyT; maggief

Is anyone really surprised?


8 posted on 03/07/2014 8:20:07 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


9 posted on 03/07/2014 8:26:31 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 8:30:57 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: kristinn

even the Egyptians didn’t want to grope/rape her - just make her go away ASAP


11 posted on 03/07/2014 8:31:28 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> 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.

Thanks kristinn.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 8:34:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

One hopes she got a free cavity search...

Just joking. /s


13 posted on 03/07/2014 8:34:35 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: kristinn

Ted Kennedy’s neck brace was more convincing.


14 posted on 03/07/2014 8:36:44 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 8:38:21 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: kristinn

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.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 9:01:23 PM PST by TheMole
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To: kristinn

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.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 9:04:49 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: hoosiermama

NO!

not surprised at all, at the @#$% done by this person.

@#$% !

‘nuff said


18 posted on 03/07/2014 9:04:55 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57, returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: xrmusn

Photo shop. But as Dan Rather might say, fake but accurate.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 9:19:30 PM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Navy Patriot

So true


20 posted on 03/07/2014 9:22:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Left it’s see lying as a useful tool


21 posted on 03/07/2014 9:23:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

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.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 9:28:36 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: kristinn

Alluh healed her!


23 posted on 03/07/2014 10:01:10 PM PST by faithhopecharity (")
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To: kristinn

Alluh healed her (except mentally, that was impossible...)


24 posted on 03/07/2014 10:02:32 PM PST by faithhopecharity (")
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To: kristinn

Can you call a woman a prick?


25 posted on 03/07/2014 10:03:41 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Yardstick
Ted Kennedy’s neck brace was more convincing.

Thread winner!

26 posted on 03/07/2014 10:04:27 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: skr
Well I fell and dislocated and broke my shoulder and I sure as $hit didn't have a scarf as a sling.

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.

27 posted on 03/07/2014 11:11:03 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: kristinn

Keeper of odd knowledge.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 11:56:40 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 1:36:04 AM PST by driftless2
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To: xrmusn

It was photo-shopped, and a number of conservative websites had to apologize for putting it on their sites.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 1:37:08 AM PST by driftless2
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To: kristinn

Plenty of money to support her travels etc..
What kind of job does she have to support herself?
Independently wealthy?
Hands in George Soro’s pockets?
Where do activists (terrorists) get all this money????


31 posted on 03/08/2014 1:43:40 AM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: kristinn
She sure doesn't help womanhood one bit by going over there. The muzzies can then say “see, this is another reason we want women to cover up their faces” and nobody could argue against it.
32 posted on 03/08/2014 1:57:32 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: kristinn

What a letdown. What she really needs is a good old fashioned mahogany shampoo


33 posted on 03/08/2014 2:12:45 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: kristinn

Still ugly!


34 posted on 03/08/2014 4:06:11 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: driftless2

Yes that is a photo-shop. They haven’t verbalized it, but their actions prove it.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 7:10:45 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: hoosiermama; kristinn; LucyT; WildHighlander57
Medea Benjamin ‏@medeabenjamin 18h @Dimitrijevic_66 @codepink Ain't that the truth. But if I were John Kerry's sister, the US Embassy would have run to Cairo airport to help.

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

36 posted on 03/08/2014 7:45:41 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Someone should innocently suggest that North Korea needs a good demonstration or two! Maybe they’ll keep her!


37 posted on 03/08/2014 8:14:54 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: maggief

Medea was really working that sling last night. There’s no business like show business!


38 posted on 03/08/2014 9:05:09 AM PST by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn; RaceBannon
WE know Media, I remember Race Bannon and a few other FReepers chasing them down the street.
39 posted on 03/08/2014 9:17:28 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: maggief; null and void; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; Myrddin; MamaDearest; autumnraine; ...
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40 posted on 03/08/2014 9:30:23 AM PST by LucyT (If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: kristinn
I hope you are doing well.

I'm sorry, but I wish that all that she said is true...and more.

Now, I have to go to Confession...

5.56mm

41 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:18 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Little Bill

who, me?


42 posted on 03/08/2014 11:25:36 AM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: RaceBannon

You would never do a thing like that at Walter Reed Hospital, I don’t think.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 11:38:34 AM PST by Little Bill
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To: Navy Patriot
Once in a while I get one right.

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.

44 posted on 03/08/2014 3:21:35 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: kristinn
No scabs, no bruises, no swelling, no torn scalp, no broken teeth.

Bummer.....

45 posted on 03/09/2014 8:25:31 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: eddie willers

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.


46 posted on 03/09/2014 12:42:37 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

That word is now used on network TV.

Sorry if I offended, but that IS the way I feel about her. (and worse)


47 posted on 03/09/2014 4:02:52 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers

I’m a female and you didn’t offend me. In fact, I agree with you.


48 posted on 03/09/2014 4:12:59 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

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.


49 posted on 03/09/2014 7:46:47 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: kristinn

And who pays for the airfare to Turkey, the airfare to home, the medical exam in Turkey, other expenses?


50 posted on 03/09/2014 8:13:29 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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