Sunday, January 13, 2008

Medea Benjamin's Startling Admission

CODEPINK's "Big" Protest
Babalu Blog

Of course the Miami Herald doesn't quantify the number referring to CODEPINK as a "San Francisco-based group."

More like cuatro gatos.

Oh. The Sun-Sentinel confirms that it was seis gatos.

The six activists, of the CODEPINK anti-war group, had planned to speak to reporters outside the landmark Versailles restaurant to publicize their campaign against anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles--a former CIA operative wanted in Venezuela in connection with the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.

However they were met by some 200 irate Cuban-Americans who consider Carriles a champion of freedom. Some ran at the activists' truck as they arrived, tearing off its pink fringe, while others shouted sexist slurs.

"We're not in Cuba. We're supposed to have free speech," said Medea Benjamin, one of the group's founders. "This is indicative of how a small group of Cuban-Americans are holding the rest of the community hostage."

She's right. In Cuba she would have never been able to travel across the country to protest anything. And in Cuba the mob would have beaten her to pulp. And that mob would have been organized by the government. Here in the U.S. people are going to react when you slap them in the face.


Blogger CHOMP said...

Looks like Miss CodePink got bitch-slapped back! That's part of free speech.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Sonny Lykos said...

It's about time. Maybe a big slap back is beginning to start.

6:13 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I hope so, Sonny. We have to be more 'out there'!

12:20 PM  

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