Code Pink declares victory and folds tent

| September 24, 2008

I just picked up from Weasel Zippers a story that Code Pink has succeeded in running the Marines out of Berkeley. WZ cites sources here and here.

After a year of protesting the military recruitment office in Berkeley, CodePINK has won its battle: operations at the Marine Recruiting Station have ceased.Celebrate this accomplishment at CodePINK’s one-year “End Recruiting” commemoration, where you can hear testimonies from the peace activists who drove the recruiters out.

CodePINK and our allies have prevailed!

Major protest operations at the MRS have been ended, one year since covert military recruiting operations were first uncovered in Berkeley!

Our coalition is now engaged in dis(as)sembling and deconstructing the U.S. military, making the world safe and secure!

Our city and our coalition are proud of these accomplishments!

Of course the media dutifully reported this unsubstantiated press release from the clowns at Code Pink. Well, it sounded a little funny to me, so I called the recruiting station in Berkeley and talked to the young captain commanding the unit and he told me that Code Pink had held a victory celebration today outside the building (Protest Shooter was there and has the story and the pictures) but that the Marines aren’t going any where. He said they still have a 3-year lease on the office and they’ll continue recruiting there until the lease expires.

So Code Pink unilaterally declared a victory and left. Sorta like what they want us to do in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Category: Antiwar crowd, Code Pink

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  1. LT Nixon says:

    Another “fail” moment for Code Pink, and I’m pretty sure bloggers are the only one who gives them any attention, which is just for sheer comedy value.

  2. Raoul says:

    The USMC is still open for business.

  3. I was there today – they were open. If you read all of Code Pink’s release carefully they didn’t even claim they won – they said protest operations were stopping, not Marine operations.

    Anyway, here are some pictures: http://www.protestshooter.com/20080924USMC/

    Half dozen code pinkers and some truthers.

    Jonn wrote: Well, they did write that they “drove the recruiters out”. Regardless I’m going to link to you in the post. Thanks, Protest Shooter.

  4. princetrumpet says:

    Getting rid of the US military makes the world safer according to these pink baboons? That tells you evreything you need to know about Democrats, every stinking last one of them.

  5. Kevin says:

    What’s the phrase I’m looking for? hmmmmm, oh yeah! Cognitive Dissonance much??

    http://www.americanarmed.blogspot.com

  6. Larry Sheldon says:

    “dissembling”.

    Right the first time.

  7. Stix says:

    Nice fake statement they had there. I wonder if they are writing for the Obama campaign also.

  8. Kath says:

    So “blatant lie” is not a term the pinkers are familiar with, obviously.

  9. defendUSA says:

    Oh,Kath…those pesky little terms like “truth” are not a part of their vocab. Remember? They love to wear triple strength Rose-colored glasses…

  10. Martino says:

    As fans of pure Stalinist philosophy, this is S.O.P.

    Pravda used to go on and on about Soviet victories in Afghanistan as well as in the early days when it printed story after story about the liberation and humanitarian activity in Hungary.

    Go Code Pinkos!

  11. Ray says:

    I think China has hired a Code Stinker to write the press releases for their Space Program. This is funny as hell.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,428262,00.html

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