Code Pink: Our Hearts Break For Gaza

| November 21, 2012 | 34 Comments

Completely ignoring the fact that Israel is merely reacting to an attack on it’s homes, 1408 times, Code Pink’s latest fund raising letter tugs at our heart strings for Gazans;

How about a little support for the innocent Israelis who are dying and injured as a result of the war that Hamas launched from behind women’s skirts in Gaza? Like the 10 people in Tel Aviv this morning who were victims of a bombing on a bus. Or the Gazan fellow who was dragged behind a motorcycle through the streets of Gaza City because he was a suspected spy of the IDF. He was shot dead along with five others who were summarily executed on suspicions alone. No trial.

But, luckily, Code Pink plans to travel to Gaza. let’s hope they get an up-close look at some horror.

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  1. Dumbassed, doofus, clueless, ignorant Wenches…..

  2. SGT Ted says:

    They’ve always been “Code Pinko”. Anything anti-American is their gig and always will be. They aren’t for “peace”; they’re for the other side.

  3. Tom6400 says:

    I’m sure the CodePinksters will chicken out again when things start to get real. Just like they did on the way to Waziristan.

  4. JAGC says:

    The term “useful idiot” comes to mind. If these Americans go there essentially knowingly serving as human shields for Hamas, or otherwise bring supplies that touch hands with Hamas, there is plenty of legal precedent for charging them in federal court upon their return for providing material support to a terrorist organization. Hamas obviously is listed as a terrorist organization that has been deemed responsible for killing and maiming American citizens in Israel. Assisting a terrorist entity is a federal crime, even if one is not directly attempting to fight with them (see, e.g. Humanitarian Law Project case).

    Just saying… In this case, they are getting precariously close to violating some very serious laws that I would love to see them held accountable if they do indeed cross that line, regardless of what their “intent” may be.

  5. RE #4:
    Wouldn’t bringing charges against the members who actually commit the offense, also bring the entire membership into this VIA RICO? Get em all with one shot.

  6. JAGC says:

    @5… Interesting concept. I don’t think you could get the entire membership as you propose because the crime pertains more to who knew and did what(although there could be some tax implications/non-profit status issues for them). However, the federal charges can go beyond those who set foot in Gaza and provide support to Hamas or known Hamas officials. For example, the gal who purchases the plane tickets is culpable if she knows what the members are going to do. Same for any organization leaders who dispatch the members to Gaza. Also potentially chargeable under the material support statute is the financial people at Code Pink who expend funds to purchase items that they know will contribute to the endeavor ultimately supporting Hamas or known Hamas officials. And on and on…

    I seriously doubt that members of a group such as Code Pink can enter Gaza and provide support without interacting at all with Hamas or known Hamas officials, regardless of their level on the pecking order because a Hamas official is a terrorist under the law as it stands. This is why the UN and to a lesser extent Red Crecent are the groups responsible for aid, and is why you don’t have direct American support.

  7. OWB says:

    Some of us are of the opinion that they crossed that line a long time ago.

  8. Medic09 says:

    If Hamas would stop spending so much money on weapons and luxury hotels, they’d have plenty for medical supplies, improved housing, and more.

    On another note, Greece is on the ropes and now worried that the EU may not come through with a big loan. Note to EU – stop sending millions of euros to the terrorists in Gaza, and give it to Greece, your deserving allies.

  9. JAGC says:

    @7… Roger. When I provide my unsolicited legal analysis, I try to stick straight with the law as applied to the issue at hand. I have no doubt that members of Code Pink have committed technical violations of the material support statute in the past. I also believe that they are about to do it again if they do indeed enter Gaza. I really do hope that law enforcement is gathering evidence on this latest trip, and if they do interact with known Hamas officials, that those in Code Pink or their cohorts be held accountable under the law.

  10. OWB says:

    I do like the RICO angle. Nice way to approach it.

  11. Flagwaver says:

    A bunch of American women setting foot in a terrorist-held government? Yeah, I can SOOOO see this going well.

    Perhaps we will finally see the media take the side of Israel when they are all killed for being part of the Great Satan… either that or they will just say that the Israeli’s did it after having infiltrated the “legitimate government.”

  12. Hondo says:

    JAGC: I’m curious. In your opinion would violation of 18 USC 953, AKA the Logan Act, also be a possibility?

  13. NHSparky says:

    Here’s hoping Medea Benjamin volunteers as a Hamas Rocket Catcher.

  14. Nik says:

    @11

    I suspect it will go well for them. They’re busily trying to sell the narrative that they’re not terrorists. They’re trying to feed us the line that they’re just simple folk who want peace. I expect they’ll be treated with the same degree of respect that Hanoi Jane was when visiting Vietnam.

    But, it could go the other way. They could go all ape-shit on them.

  15. JAGC says:

    Hondo… I don’t see the Logan Act being a viable option in this case. If I remember correctly, the Logan Act pertains to unauthorized people from engaging in negotiations/correspondence re: US national interests with a foreign government ie Cuba, etc. Here, one can argue that Hamas is not a legitimate government of a recognized country so technically doesn’t apply. The Logan Act also is rarely used and I don’t think highly regarded, if its the law I’m thinking of. I think someone like Jimmy Carter, another unabashed Israel hater, might be a better candidate for potential prosecution if he takes it upon himself with no authorization to negotiate with some random government. But again, Hamas is a terrorist organization. If a citizen provides any sort of support to Hamas, they fall under the material support statute.

  16. NHSparky says:

    JAGC–if that were the case, they would have already been prosecuted for the cash they gave ($400K sticks in my head for some reason) in Iraq around the 2004-5 timeframe, but nothing came of that then either.

  17. Hondo says:

    JAGC: your memory is correct; that’s indeed what 18 USC 953 prohibits. Thanks for your time and thoughts as a professional in the field.

  18. Twist says:

    Whenever I read an exchange between JAGC and Hondo I feel like a 7 year old trying to read astrophysics.

  19. Nik says:

    “Here, one can argue that Hamas is not a legitimate government of a recognized country so technically doesn’t apply.”

    Only because Abbas said “screw you guys, you’re not the government” and made his own government. Given that the Hamas political wing was theoretically elected, that would make Abbas a usurper. If it wasn’t that he is marginally more palatable to deal with, he’d be denounced as usurper and Hamas would be recognized as the legitimate, though distasteful, rulers.

  20. Jumblerant says:

    I’ll happily meet them at the airport with some of my friends, who have badges and blue shirts, as well of course, as nice blue lights on top of their work cars….

    Silly people! If they want to make the world a better place they should just go and take a long walk off a short pier.

  21. Ex-PH2 says:

    Read that fundraising letter carefully. It says “share our solidarity with the Palestinian people”.

    The Palestinians are not involved in this. Hezbollah has been sitting it out.

    It has been Hamas from the start. Maybe those silly women need to do a little research before they hop on board that airplane.

  22. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    All together now: “Don’t cry for me, Gazatina….”

  23. streetsweeper says:

    Don’t forget there are two sides to that RICO…They could run, but they can’t hide. Jumblerant, read up on their 2005/2006 excursion to Iraq and the certain marxist rat bastards in US Congress that gave them a get out of jail pass to “donate” to the enemy er the PEOPLE. Power to the PEOPLE. Yea, that’s it.

  24. streetsweeper says:

    If memory serves me correctly Sparky, they were never brought up on charges for that excursion you and me are talking about. Barbra Boxer, Henry Waxman and Maxine Waters helped them get their so-called aid there…”free pass” man.

  25. streetsweeper says:

    The dollar amount of “aid” was closer to 600k too.

  26. Roger in Republic says:

    A note to the citizens of Gaza: I hope those of you who thought voting for Hammas was a good thing, enjoy the funerals. Any people who support the murder of their own children deserve exactly what they get. In spades!

  27. Ex-PH2 says:

    I can’t get past the image of that dead man’s body being dragged behind a motorcycle. He and five others were shot by Hamas because they were suspected of helping the IDF — not PROVEN, but rather SUSEPECTED.

    There is a tenuous ceasefire now in effect between Israel and Hamas. Let’s hope it stays in effect.

    And let’s all be grateful for what we do have. We all live some place where we can speak our minds in freedom, move about freely where we wish, and not have to worry that our neighbors are falsely accusing us of doing something we haven’t done. We may complain about a lot of things, but a great deal that we complain about doesn’t even exist in other countries. It’s the difference between freedom and the alternatives.

    You all have a nice Thanksgiving.

  28. O-4E says:

    For those who haven’t seen it…I present Rob Riggle (LtCol, USMCR) versus Code Pink:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-march-10-2008/marines-in-berkeley

  29. Nik says:

    @28

    I desperately want this shirt:

    http://www.rangerup.com/macorestbesh.html

    Sadly, I’m not a size small.

  30. OWB says:

    @ #22: Will you please make that tune stop? It was amusing the first couple dozen times. Now? Not so much.

    Actually, it’s not so much the tune but the images of the idiots that accompany it. Eeeeeeewwwwww. ;)

  31. UpNorth says:

    I go along with #30. That earworm has been repeating over and over.
    I have found that images of Medea and the other scrunts playing catch with an Israeli Hellfire does tend to mitigate the sound, though.

  32. Yat Yas 1833 says:

    Does anyone here really think comrade omammy is gonna let anything happen to the people helping his islamic brothers? He’ll have the Justice Dept look the other way, cock bite sum-bitch!?

  33. OWB says:

    @ #31: Aaaaaaaahhhh. That worked.

  34. Ex-PH2 says:

    Maybe we could arrange a meeting with Madea Simmons (including cast iron skillet) and Medea Benjamin.

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