Homeland Security Chief Swoons Over Terrorist Support Group CODE PINK – Asks For Medea Benjamin’s Autograph
Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
Medea Benjamin, left sans vagina costume, leads group meeting Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, photo by Code Pink.
It’s an Obama world.
As the United States faces a Cold War showdown over Russia annexing Crimea and an international passenger jet having seemingly disappeared, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with leaders of the terrorist support group Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday.
It is another feather in the cap of a group that has a history of working with terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism against the United States, Israel and free Iraq while simultaneously operating at the top levels of the United States government and Democratic Party. Code Pink’s allies since the group’s founding in 2002 have included Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, the Taliban, al Qaeda (various branches) and members of the Weather Underground. Code Pink has also allied itself with the terrorist governments of Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Code Pink is also allied with the Obama administration. Members of Code Pink’s leadership have fundraised and campaigned for Obama’s elections. They have also acted as a messenger between terrorists and President Barack Obama. Code Pink leaders have also served on the advisory board of the Progressive Democrats of America alongside Rep. John Conyers (MI) among others.
Sec. Johnson, like Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans, was a fundraising bundler for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Just this month Code Pink was blocked from aiding Hamas-controlled Gaza. Benjamin and dozens of international leftist and Islamist agitators were deported from Cairo by the Egyptian government as they tried to use Egypt as a means to enter Gaza.
Last summer Code Pink was in Yemen fundraising for family members of al Qaeda and detainees held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay.
In late 2004 Code Pink delivered $600,000 in cash and aid to what Benjamin called the families of “the other side” in Fallujah, Iraq as U.S. Marines, British and free Iraqi forces fought to liberate the city from al Qaeda.
Code Pink reported about the meeting with Sec. Johnson on their website blog the Pink Tank, saying the meeting lasted forty minutes.
The report by Code Pink co-founder Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin and Alli McCracken, the group’s national coordinator, says the meeting was scheduled in advance and that the participants had passed a background check for the meeting.
Along with Benjamin and McCracken, representing Code Pink was their Hamas-fixer Tighe Barry. Code Pink says they brought along two women from other groups to meet with Sec. Johnson: “Catalina Nieto of Detention Watch Network and Roxana Bendezú of School of the Americas Watch.” Later in the article Code Pink reports that Nieto told Sec. Johnson she was an illegal alien as she and the group lobbied Johnson on the ‘inhumanity’ of enforcing America’s immigration laws against illegal aliens.
Benjamin and McCracken write that the group was not searched in any manner upon entering Homeland Security headquarters:
“To our amazement, while we had to show our IDs, no one ever searched us. No metal detectors, no looking through our bags—nothing. We parked in an empty parking lot and when we got inside, the place was practically deserted, with most folks home for the snow day. We couldn’t help but feel like we were in some sort of Trojan horse inside the walls of the fortress. Why would Secretary Jeh Johnson agree to have a meeting with CODEPINK (…possibly because we told him if he didn’t, we would show up at his house again)?”
Sec. Johnson, according to the report, initially balked at meeting the entire group sending his chief of staff to inform them he would only meet with McCracken. As one would expect with Code Pink, tantrums were thrown drawing additional security until Sec. Johnson relented and showed up in the conference room where the group was waiting.
“Johnson and a young assistant rushed into the room. Johnson looked at Medea and asked, “Alli??” …We were off to a good start.
“He told us he had agreed to meet because he had seen CODEPINK “express our views in a variety of creative ways”–from his home to Congressional hearings to Medea’s disruption of President Obama’s speech in May of 2013. He said he believes in open dialogue and thought it would be good to hear us out.
“We spent the next 40 minutes talking about our concerns. Alli opened the meeting by telling the Secretary that the drone program that he legally sanctioned continues to kill innocent people abroad, including the targeting of a wedding party in Yemen in December. She told him about CODEPINK trips to Pakistan and Yemen, where we’ve met with innocent drone strike survivors who have related their harrowing stories and pointed out that there has yet to be any apology or compensation for the victims.”
“Tighe and Medea talked about the domestic use of drones. They asked why DHS is giving grants to police departments across the country to buy drones when there aren’t any regulations in place for their use and why drones along the border are being illegally lent to law enforcement agencies. They expressed the concern of civil liberties’ groups throughout the country about the invasion of our privacy that will come when our airspace is totally opened up to drones in the next year or two, and how DHS seems to be working with the drone industry to help them increase sales. Medea gave him a copy of her book Drone Warfare, which he asked her to autograph.”
Note: Code Pink’s campaign against drone usage inside the U.S. is a dodge as the group works with tyrannies the likes of the communist Castro government of Cuba while ignoring direct appeals for help from Cuban women.
It will not go unnoticed by America’s enemies that Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security spent close to an hour meeting with the leadership of a group that works with them to undermine America. Will any patriot in a position of governmental responsibility take note?