Friday, January 1, 2010


There has been almost no mention of the Gaza Freedom March in the American and International media. Nor is there any outrage over the Egyptian sabotage and inhospitality that has prevented them from tootling into Gaza.
This is both distressing and a cause for grave concern, according to the organizers, who demand to know why no one is paying any attention to them.

They have a theory.

The reason why that farce in Egypt ('the Gaza Freedom March') is not being reported ad-nauseum by the press is that 'the "counter-revolutionary forces" of Zionism and US Foreign Policy have given orders to the slave-media not to speak of it.'

This per several people associated with Medea Benjamin of CodePink and famous British explorer George Galloway, who are furious over this interference by the imperialist hegemonists.
And rightly so.


CodePink, as well as the other organizers of this (piffling and self-indulgent armchair revolutionary) event, are of the firm belief that Israel has no legal or moral right to defend itself, and that any attempt to control the materiel entering Gaza for Hamas' ongoing struggle against the Jews naturally qualifies as an intolerable imposition, a veritable offense against humanity, and an illegitimate Jewish conspiracy.
Such things must stop.
They (and they alone) will break the "siege" of Gaza.

They are not concerned with the thousands of rockets that Hamas fired onto Israeli civilians that preceded this "siege" - these attempts to harm Israelis were minor matters, fully justified in any case.

Nor are they disturbed by Hamas' iron control on popular expression, or the execution by Hamas soldiers of Christians, Fatah members, or members of other Muslim groups -subsequently shown to be the necessary, and for the common good!

The seizure for limited and internal re-distribution by Hamas of humanitarian supplies trucked in over the years is also no great matter. Like other governments in the Arab world Hamas was chosen by the people, for the people - and the people should above all accept that their choices once made cannot be undone.

[Exemplei gratia: Assad Père et Fils in Syria, the late S. Hussein, Sheikh Nasrallah in Lebanon, etcetera.]

This reflects the sober opinion of people associated with Medea Benjamin of CodePink, who are furious over any contradiction of the verities they hold sacred by the imperialist hegemonists.
And rightly so.


George Galloway and Medea Benjamin likewise are furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious. Furious.
Very very furious.

NOTE 1: Medea Benjamin (real name: Susan Benjamin - born September 10, 1952) is an American revolutionist who co-founded the anti-government group Code Pink ("CodePink").
She ran for the United States Senate in 2000 and lost. In 2009 she helped organize a march intended to traverse a few hundred yards of sand towards the Erez crossing. Fellow travelers include several people both notorious and formerly famous, as well as activists from movements perpetually at odds with United States foreign policy or intent on subverting democracy.

She is a fan of Hugo Chavez, a very manly man.

NOTE 2.George Galloway (real name: Saruman - born 16 August, 1954) is a relatively well-known Englishman who was expelled from the Labour Party in October 2003.
Currently he represents the most sub-literate electorate in Britain, that being a depressed area of London. Perpetually at odds with British foreign policy and intent on undermining the English system of government, George Galloway (Saruman) is an ally and firm friend of both Hezbollah and Hamas (which are recognized democratic movements).


Very well then.
Let this post serve to alert the world to CodePink's righteous agenda, which they share with people such as Dries van Agt, Dick Becker, Harry van Bommel, Alima Boumediene-Thiery, Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, Gretta Duisenberg, Katherine M. Fuchs, Ronnie Kasrils, Cynthia McKinney, Anja Meulenbelt, Cindy Sheehan, Starhawk, Louie Vitale, Alice Walker, Roger Waters, and Ann Wright.

They fully support Hamas using the tunnels that run from Gaza into Egypt for stockpiling anti-aircraft missiles, longer-range rockets, heavy weapons, and explosives, instead of importing food and medicinal supplies. They wish Hamas to have a fully modern and up-to-date arsenal - and that is why they have taken it upon themselves to alleviate Hamas' burden by providing "civilian" aid and international support.
When this yields renewed Hamas attacks against Israel, they shall demand that Israel rely on the international community for a just solution to the problem, rather than (inevitably) deciding to defend itself militarily.

A balance of power between Zionist and Islamist forces, is, in their honest opinions, equitable, and it is time that the world guarantees that it should come to pass; give peace a chance.

This is all they ask. Surely the media should not censor their voice?

So, on their behalf, I request that AFP, AP, the ANP, the BBC, CNN, Fox, Pravda, Reuters, and other news organizations disseminate this peaceloving message, so that humanity may finally understand the motives of Dries van Agt, Dick Becker, Medea (Susan) Benjamin, Harry van Bommel, Alima Boumediene-Thiery, Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky, Gretta Duisenberg, Katherine M. Fuchs, George Galloway, Ronnie Kasrils, Cynthia McKinney, Anja Meulenbelt, Cindy Sheehan, Starhawk, Louie Vitale, Alice Walker, Roger Waters, and Ann Wright.


Anonymous said...

From the Huffington Post, of all places:

Is CODEPINK for Hamas using the tunnels that run from Gaza into Egypt for stockpiling anti-aircraft missiles and longer-range rockets, rather than importing food and medicinal supplies? Are its activists for Hamas being strengthened once Israel opens the borders? If this yields renewed Hamas attacks against Israel, will the activists finally be for Israel's self-defense? Will these "Freedom" marchers declare that they are for Gazans' freedom from Hamas' imposition of strict Islamist codes; or for a Gazan government that develops its economy, rather than its arsenal; or for a Palestinian government that -- if nothing else -- holds its "democratic" elections on time?

Naturally, these questions are entirely beside the point. That's because CODEPINK's goals have nothing to do with actual Palestinian freedom. Indeed, whether CODEPINK is disrupting a Senate hearing or demonstrating in Cairo, its purpose is the same: to vilify American foreign policy and, in this case, one of America's most important allies in the Middle East. If CODEPINK really sought to promote peace, then it would have marched in solidarity with the traumatized residents of Sderot a long, long time ago. If the "Freedom" marchers truly cared about the future of Gaza, they would have donated the thousands of dollars that they spent on plane tickets towards one of the many reputable charities that assist Palestinians. And if they had any interest in seeing progress in ending this decades-old conflict, then they would have gathered in favor of something, rather than in opposition to everything.

But they didn't. So they're now wandering aimlessly around Cairo; complaining to their allies over e-mail; wearing pink; and looking ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

From the Egypt daily news:
Egypt bans aid convoys:
Aid convoys bound for the Gaza Strip will now be banned from traveling across Egypt after activists this week clashed with police, the foreign minister said in remarks published on Saturday.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit told government newspaper Al-Ahram that members of one convoy led by British MP George Galloway committed “criminal” acts on Egyptian soil on their way to the blockaded Palestinian coastal enclave.

“Egypt will no longer allow convoys, regardless of their origin or who is organising them, from crossing its territory,” Aboul Gheit said.

“Members of the (Viva Palestina) convoy committed hostile acts, even criminal ones, on Egyptian territory,” the foreign minister added without elaborating.

On Tuesday night activists with the Viva Palestina convoy clashed with police in Egyptian the port town of El-Arish, 45 kilometers from the Gaza border.

They had been protesting an Egyptian decision to send some of the convoy’s trucks to Gaza through Israel.

Seven protesters were arrested during Tuesday’s clashes, but police swapped them for four policemen held by the activists.

A prosecutor in El-Arish later issued warrants for the arrest of seven activists, including two Britons and an American woman.

Aboul Gheit was speaking to Al-Ahram from Washington where he is on a visit to discuss the Middle East peace process. He said that, from now on aid, to Gaza must be handed over to the Red Crescent at El-Arish who will turn it over to the Palestinian chapter of the Muslim relief organization in Gaza.

The comments come a day after a foreign ministry official told Galloway he was no longer welcome in Egypt as he flew out of the country.