Tuesday, February 15, 2005

This Just In: Code Pink & Harry Waxman

Aid and Comfort To The Enemy?

According to this site , Code Pink worked with senator Harry Waxman (D-California) to deliver medical supplies and medicines to the enemy in Fallujah in December of 2004:

During the last week of December 2004, Benjamin announced in Amman, Jordan that Global Exchange, Code Pink, and Families for Peace would be donating a combined $600,000 in medical supplies and cash to the terrorist insurgents who were fighting American troops in Fallujah, Iraq. This news was reported by Agence France Press but was picked up by only two small news outlets. In an article dated January 1, 2005, the leftist online publication Peace and Resistance reported that Rep. Henry Waxman (D - California) had written a letter addressed to the American ambassador in Amman, Jordan to help facilitate the transport of this aid through Customs.

Check out some other interesting information on this incident and many other groups at Discover The Network

Also covered at Frontpage magazine.

(hat tip:Jamie).

There is something very wrong with that. Maybe our Jordan ambassador should be recalled and reminded who he works for?


Jamie said...

I suspect that because of the involvement of 9/11 families in it, this was a political hot-potato and the ambassador knew that if he didn't help them, the media would turn it into a major story. By doing what he did, the ambassador enabled them to transfer the supplies, money, whatever it was without it becoming major news fodder. As it were, the people who did this didn't get all of the publicity that they probably wanted. Notice that the msm over here didn't pick it up, because what they did was actually "aiding and abetting the enemy"... Think what a boost the anti-American crowd would get from a story about American citizens helping the so-called "insurgents".

What they did turns my stomach.

BTW... Isn't that website interesting? I had myself added to FrontPage's email list and they announced it, otherwise I might not have seen it. I have a feeling that I'm going to learn about some pretty disconcerting things that are going on in America!

Anonymous said...

Hey how's it goin. I'm here to bring you the truth, delayed by a year though it may be. Consider it a goodwill blast from the past.

Before we get all riled up about the people who "did this," shouldn't we stop to wonder whether they actually, you know, did this?

The fact that David Horowitz's website says the aid was intended for the insurgency does not necessarily mean the aid was intended for the insurgency. If you go here and actually read the article that Discover The Network is using as a source for this claim, you'll read,

"The half-million dollars in medical supplies and cash that they will deliver have been donated by humanitarian aid groups, doctors and other Americans around the country, who responded to Internet appeals. The donations are for children's hospitals, adds Suarez."


"According to Evans, many people were moved to donate after November's U.S. military siege of Iraq's city of Fallujah. Some aid has already been sent to the displaced residents of that city, with additional support going to refugee camps and children's hospitals."

Read the Discover The Network piece a bit more carefully and see if you can find any evidence that the aid was intended for the insurgency other than their saying so. You can't, because it isn't there. You think the fact that they didn't link to their source has anything to do with the fact that their source stands in direct contradiction to their claims?

Save your righteous indignation for stuff that actually exists. It's healthier that way.