Code Pink, a Group Tied to Obama & Dems Attends Iranian Gov’t Anti-U.S.-Israel Conference

It’s been a busy week for the Islamist terrorist support group Code Pink. Last weekend the group was honored by CAIR (an unindicted co-conspirator for supporting Islamist terrorist groups), a few days later Code Pink popped up in Iran being feted (yet again) by the Islamist state sponsor of terrorism, Iran.

Susan “Medea” Benjamin, a co-founder of Code Pink, was in Iran this week participating in an Iranian government conference whose “goal is to unveil the secrets behind the dominance of the Zionist lobby over US and EU politics.” The Iranian government invited a rogue’s gallery of anti-American, anti-Israel agitators and conspiracy theorists to attend the 2nd New Horizon Conference being held in Tehran including Benjamin whose group has direct ties to President Barack Obama and top Democratic Party leaders.

The ADL reported the conference opened with a senior Iranian government official spouting anti-Israel, anti-U.S. conspiracies:

“The conference was opened with remarks by the personal advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Mohsen Ghomi, who boasted that the conference itself is “the biggest threat to Zionists,” and that “American officials are puppets of the Zionist lobby who are taking advantage of American ignorance.””

The Iranian government propaganda outfit Press TV described the conference agenda:

“The Islamic Awakening movement, the role of Zionist lobbies in the European and US crises, introducing international anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist figures, and Islamic resistance against the Zionist regime are some of the topics of the conference.”

Buzzfeed’s Rosie Gray reported on some of the Western participants at the conference:

“Code Pink chief Medea Benjamin, journalist and former Cambodian genocide denier Gareth Porter, conspiracy journalist and 9/11 truther Wayne Madsen, and PressTV contributor Kevin Barrett are all reportedly at the conference. So is Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, the anti-Semitic French comedian whose performances have been banned in several French jurisdictions, several Holocaust deniers, and former congressman Mark Siljander, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to being an unregistered foreign agent for an Islamic charity that the government said was connected to terrorism.”

While the media hides Code Pink’s links to the top echelons of the Democratic Party the facts are Code Pink has direct ties to President Obama, including fundraising, and has acted as a messenger between terrorists and Obama.

Obama bundler and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans with President Obama
Obama bundler and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans with President Obama

In the past year Code Pink has met with top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. In previous years Code Pink has visited the White House and coordinated protests activities with the Obama administration.

Benjamin and Evans have each served on the board of Progressive Democrats of America alongside several prominent Democratic members of Congress.

Code Pink has raised money for al Qaeda family members in Yemen; fundraised to overthrow the Egyptian government while working with the Muslim Brotherhood; and delivered $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid to “the other side” in Fallujah, Iraq in late 2004.

In September 2008, Iran’s then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Code Pink in New York City and invited the group to visit Iran as his guest. Following Obama’s election in November Evans and Benjamin visited Iran.

Medea Benjamin, Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) and Jodie Evans in Iran, November, 2008
Medea Benjamin, Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) and Jodie Evans in Iran, November, 2008

Code Pink has maintained good relations with the Iranian regime. The group’s members are regular guests on Press TV. Benjamin did an interview with Press TV at the conference. Benjamin did not wear her vagina costume in Iran—she was properly covered up like a good dhimmi.

In the interview, Benjamin blamed the United States for protecting Israel from prosecution in the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes against Gazans.

The Free Beacon reported State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said she was clueless about the conference, which was also reportedly attended by Iranian nuclear negotiators.

““I have not seen reports of this conference. Where is the conference?” Psaki asked the reporter.”

The Free Beacon article quoted Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) on the conference.

““The so-called ‘New Horizon’ conference in Tehran proves why the current Iranian regime under President Hassan Rouhani is, at its core, no less extremist and dangerous than the regime under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,” Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) said in a statement.

““The conference’s participants promoted anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism, and Holocaust denial, and were even greeted on day one by high-ranking Iranian cleric Mohsen Ghomi, a close adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who falsely alleged that ‘American officials are puppets of the Zionist lobby,’” Kirk said.

““It’s critical that U.S. administration officials, who are desperately offering ever more dangerous nuclear concessions to get Iran to accept a watered-down nuclear deal, open their eyes to the true nature of the current Iranian regime,” he said.”

Anyone want to bet Valerie Jarrett didn’t know about this conference?


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