Code Pink Manipulators Play the Media


Code Pink’s socialist leader, Medea Benjamin, was arrested in Pakistan and deported…
But her arrest was not spontaneous.

U.S. human rights activists Medea Benjamin (2nd R) and Tighe Barry (2nd L) hold a banner along with other Pakistani protesters to seek the release of Aitzaz Ahsan, an opposition politician and lawyer who has been held in detention since Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule, in Lahore December 5, 2007. Pakistani authorities have ordered the two U.S. human rights activists out of the country after they held a vigil to protest against the detention of Ahsan, one of the activists said on Wednesday.
(REUTERS/Mohsin Raza)

360 degrees reported:


The arrest of Medea Benjamin in Pakistan was not a spontaneous event even though, at first glance, it may appear that way. It was timed to coincide with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on U.S. funding for Pakistan.

Within two hours of landing back in the U.S., Tighe Barry, one of the few Code Pink members allowed in Senate hearings because of his lack of a significant arrest record, rushed to the Senate and disrupted the hearing on, you guessed it, funding for Pakistan (See Washington Times Article). He was arrested a will appear in court later this month.

Wyatt K. has more on the staged and planned events by Code Pink.

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