Code Pink’s Egyptian Agenda

Rich Trzupek is a veteran environmental consultant and senior advisor to the Heartland Institute. He is the author of the new book Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA is Ruining American Industry (Encounter Books).


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The Left’s anti-American and anti-capitalist agenda has led its faithful to consistently support adversarial dictators and mass murderers throughout history — from Joseph Stalin to Mao Tse-tung to Saddam Hussein. Today, as tensions in Egypt continue to escalate, it’s déjà vu all over again. Code Pink, that collection of self-proclaimed feminists supposedly devoted to women’s rights, peace and justice, is revealing its true nature once again. As the evidence reveals, the organization’s supposed support for democracy in Egypt is really just a thinly-veiled effort to undermine American and Israeli security interests; indeed, by lending aid and comfort to the radical Muslim terrorist groups that are exploiting turmoil in Egypt, Code Pink is leading the Left in helping Islamists to re-establish the Islamic caliphate.

The notion that Code Pink is supporting a democratic movement that will bring freedom to oppressed Egyptians after thirty years of tyranny surely sounds noble and appealing to the leftist group’s legion of supporters. But Jodie Evans and the rest of the staff over at Code Pink know exactly what they are really doing. They have, after all, seen fundamentalist Islam first hand. In 2009, Code Pink organized a gathering of over one thousand “peace activists” to show support for Palestinians in Gaza. This also meant demonstrating solidarity with the ruling power in Gaza: Hamas. Cuddling up with terrorists didn’t appear to bother Code Pink much, as the ladies readily accepted the protection of Hamas while they were in Gaza. The Jerusalem Post’s Caroline Glick recounted how the hundred or so who actually made it into Gaza were treated:

“Hamas immediately placed them under siege. The Palestinian champions had planned to enjoy home hospitality from friends in Gaza. But once there they were prohibited from leaving the Hamas-owned Commodore Hotel and from having any contact with local Gazans without a Hamas escort. Rather than being permitted to judge the situation in Gaza for themselves, they were carted onto Hamas buses and taken on “devastation tours” of what their Hamas tour guides claimed was damage caused by the IDF during Operation Cast Lead. And then these international protesters were forced to participate in a Hamas-organized march to the Erez crossing.”

No matter how shabbily they were treated by Muslim terrorists, Code Pink members – then and now – remain convinced that all of the problems in the Middle East will be solved if America leaves the region and Israel disappears. There are no other enemies of freedom any consequence as far as the Left is concerned and we’re seeing that radical point of view in evidence once again as Code Pink and fellow fringe activists like Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn work to further the agenda of radical Islamist groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

As Kristin Taylor and Andrea Shea King reported at Big Government, Code Pink appealed to followers to: Help us raise $5,000 in emergency funds today to support the Egyptian revolution.” As of Friday Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin tweeted that they had already raised $10,000. This would not be the first example of Code Pink helping to fan the flames of unrest in Egypt. When the organization was attempting to launch the “Gaza Freedom March” from Egypt in 2009, Benjamin co-authored a letter chiding the Mubarak government for potentially interfering with their plans. The letter went on to say: “If these plans are canceled there will be a lot of unjustified suffering for the Palestinians of Gaza and over a thousand internationals who had nothing in mind but noble intentions.“ The Muslim Brotherhood was so pleased with a letter that simultaneously attacked Mubarak and elicited sympathy for Hamas-ruled Gaza that they published it on their web site. Additionally, the Muslim Brotherhood has published Code Pink banner ads, including one urging the arrest of George W. Bush, at its web site.

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  • Steve Chavez

    FROM "SOLIDNET.ORG" International Communist Parties. Go to Egypt and several posts with some in English and others, unfortunately, in Egyptian.
    Beirut, the 2d of February 2011 To ComradesRepresentatives of Communist and Workers’ Parties Dictator Hosni Mubarak has committed a new massacre, this evening, against Egyptian people.
    The police forces of this dictator seized the buildings around the Liberation Place, in Cairo center and opened fire on protestors. 400 persons are killed and many thousands are wounded, including leaders of “Comity of 10”.
    ***We could join our Comrade Salah ADLI, member of Political bureau of Egyptian Communist Party, who was on the scene, and, in agreement with him and other leaders of protestation movement, we ask you to demonstrate your solidarity with Egyptian people who struggle today for its liberty and human rights.
    Cry loudly our outrage against a criminal who do not hesitate to transform his country in a big jail and to build his power over thousands of corpses.
    Show our solidarity in action, tomorrow Thursday, with rallies and sit-in near the Egyptian embassies in our countries.

  • Steve Chavez

    FROM UNITEDFORPEACE.ORG (United for Peace and Justice is run by Leslie Cagan and Judith LeBlanc of the CPUSA. They are the main front, but behind the scenes and in the Shadows, and a million times more important, and bigger, than Code Pink, which is a partner group of United!)
    "Flood the White House with Emails Stop the Violence, Mubarak Must Go
    The people of Egypt have called today — the Day of Departure. They have been clear: President Mubarak must go. The orchestrated attacks that continue on peaceful protestors, journalists and international observers have exposed the true brutality of the Mubarak dictatorship. Mubarak has no credibility as a leader or as an ally. Mubarak must leave immediately or risk pushing Egypt into further chaos.
    Flood the White House with calls and emails insisting that President Obama:
    Urge Mr. Mubarak to RESIGN TODAY and that he call for an end to all attacks on the Egyptian people and journalists.

  • Steve Chavez

    PART TWO: (from unitedforpeace.org) Support the legitimate demands of the Egyptian people for free and fair elections.   Halt all U.S. military/CIA aid to Egypt.  We need to provide economic and humanitarian aid to support civil society now.Call the White House – 202-456-1111Click here to email President Obama Read More »Mubarak Must Go!Take Action in Solidarity with the People of EgyptToday a million people are taking action in Egypt demanding that President Mubarak step down.  After eight days of powerful protests,  an authentic movement for democracy is growing and there is no turning back.  Even the army is refusing to turn on the people.  It is time for President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to support this inspiring call for change and the demands of the people–Mubarak must go!  For more background, see the new talking points from Phyllis Bennis.SEE THE NEW TALKING POINTS FROM PHYLLIS BENNIS." (IPS-DC-ORG or go to unitedforpeace.org and read the entire article including the direct link to IPS/PHYLLIS BENNIS!)

  • Steve Chavez

    A SERIOUS EXAMINATION needs to be taken on the role of the COMMUNIST PARTY USA and their support, solidarity, and funding and aiding of terrorist groups THROUGH FRONTS LIKE "UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE" AND CODE PINK! Google: "Code Pink $600,000 Fallujah." Right before our US soldiers had to begin the assault on Fallujah, Code Pink proudly gave aid to its residents, BUT WHO GOT THE AID AND WAS ANY AID USED TO BUY THE BULLETS, AND ARMS, THAT KILLED OUR SOLDIERS THERE AND ELSE WHERE? If that's not TREASON, I don't know what is! GOOGLE: CPUSA SOLIDARITY WITH IRAQ COMMUNIST PARTY (ICP). Is ICP aiding in the insurgency since they also call us the "invaders?" YOU BET THEY ARE which means our CPUSA is also in support/solidarity with a group that is KILLING OUR SOLDIERS! THEY ARE IN SOLIDARITY WITH TERRORIST GROUPS, INSURGENCIES, AND NOW EGYPTIAN JIHAD AND MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!!!

    • LarryCTX

      David Horowitz wrote a great book about this relationship, Unholy Alliance: The American Left and Radical Islam.

      It seems the Communists and the Islamists operate on the principle of The Enemy of My Enemy is My friend. Since both seek world domination, if each is successful, I wonder how the championship match will turn out?

      • ziontruth

        Do you remember the Tudeh? That was the Iranian Communist Party. It had been one of the key factors in the ouster of the Shah and the rise of Khomeini to power. In the course of the 1980s, Khomeini liquidated the party by executing Tudeh members in the thousands.

        The Soviet Union, in the meantime, reciprocated in Afghanistan, as well as in its own Muslim-majority SSRs.

        Left/Islam like Sunni/Shia within Islam are ready to lay aside their differences for defeating the hated West; otherwise, a kruelty kompetition kommences.

  • Rifleman

    You know ayers and co. didn't travel all the way to Egypt just to cause trouble in Gaza. I think this revolt is a planned and coordinated event, and the American commies are involved.

    Code pink and the rest of the American left had a regime friendly response to the Iranian uprising. If mubarak was hostile to the US and Israel they would for him too.

  • USMCSniper

    Remember the anti Glenn Beck Rally and March in Washington DC in 2010. Code Pink was there with their "COMRADES" See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkw7n9Qagu8&fe

  • alexander

    The left calls us "racist" every time we disagree with Bama..SO:
    next time, when arguing with idiots, let's just say: "you are a socialist. You have mentality of Stalin, that murderer"
    At least they may start thinking…. ;)

  • ajnn

    "They don’t really care about what will happen to ordinary Egyptians".

    That says it best.

  • http://mypage.direct.ca/l/lbouchar/ SeaMystic

    There is a great danger to Industrial and democratic nations, coming from the Islamic world, which we are now experiencing as an outcome of the Revolution in Egypt.

    In purely economic terms, there are highly vulnerable chokepoints for oil transportation to the industrial world including the Suez Canal, the Gate of Tears off Yemen and the Strait of Hormuz off Iran. 3.3 million barrels of oil move daily through the Gate of Tears and the Suez Canal, to feed the needs of the Industrial Nations such as Europe. 17 million barrels of oil are shipped daily through the Strait of Hormuz, which supplies major Industrial Nations such as Japan and India.

    President Obama, who clearly has Muslim and leftist leanings, continually attempts to interfere with development of the Canadian oil sands and offshore drilling to prevent any ability for the Industrial Nations to have a viable solution to Arab oil.

  • http://mypage.direct.ca/l/lbouchar/ SeaMystic

     The aim of Islam is have a world Caliphate and to subjugate the Infidels.  For economic reasons alone,  there must be total War against Islam which seeks to strangle our economies, keep us at their mercy for oil for industrial strength and undermine our defences.  Iran is moving toward gaining supremacy of the Saudi oil fields by financing attacks from Yemen.  They know that to control this commodity provides them with the power to control the region (especially when coupled with their nuclear might) and ultimately, control the needs of the industrial and democratic nations of the world. 

  • AntiFascist18

    CODE PINK = NAZI LESBIANS…PAY THEM NO MIND.

    BETTER YET, SEND THEM BACK TO GAZA, ESPECIALLY JODIE EVANS AND BENJAMIN – THEY'D MAKE GREAT 'HOs FOR THE HAMAS STAFF.

  • suzette

    Correction, people.

    It's Code Pink-o!