October 7, 2009
How disgusting. Code Pink supports the mass murder of Afghans. Murder is apparently fine with Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin if it results in women’s rights.
Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin gets manhandled at a McCain-Palin event last year. Now that Obama’s in the White House, she supports killing Afghan babies. “We have been feeling a sense of fear of the people of the return of the Taliban. So many people are saying that, ‘If the US troops left the country, would collapse. We’d go into civil war.’ A palpable sense of fear that is making us start to reconsider that,” Benjamin told The Christian Science Monitor.
“The apparent shift in policy comes in the wake of a week-long trip to Afghanistan by Code Pink members, where activists were surprised to find a lot of support among women’s rights activists for maintaining the US and NATO presence in the country,” writes Daniel Tencer for Raw Story.
Some observers have been pointing out for years that the Western troop presence in Afghanistan is the principal reason that women in the country are now able to get an education, and that there is now at least a modicum of gender equality in Afghanistan. Many observers fear that the withdrawal of troops could allow the return of severe discrepancies between women’s rights and men’s rights in Afghanistan, as well as widespread violence against women.But here’s what Tencer, Benjamin, and corporate media are not tell you — the Taliban was created by Pakistan’s ISI and the CIA in 1994 with Saudi money.
Phil Gasper explains:
The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban’s reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was “actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA,” according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. “The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul,” adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw “nothing objectionable” in the Taliban’s plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: “The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan.” “The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that,” said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.The Taliban is a custom-made enemy along with al-Qaeda designed to keep the GWOT rolling for the merchants of death — the corporate media likes to call them the “defense industry” — and as an excuse to invade small countries in the Middle East, south central Asia, and now Africa.
Prior to Code Pink, Medea Benjamin set-up Global Exchange, an “anti-globalization” organization that took money from globalist foundations, including the Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Rubin Foundation, and Tides Foundation.
As noted by journalist Bob Feldman, these foundations are connected to the CIA, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission. “Are the interests of the people being served by ‘dissidents’ who are being subsidized by the agencies of the ruling class whom they should be exposing? What does this say about the motivations behind the Left establishment’s ideological warfare against conspiracy researchers, and their adoption of an increasingly watered-down analytical view which fails to look closely at the inner power structures and conspiracies of the ruling elite?” writes Feldman.
An Afghan girl killed by U.S. troops. She’ll never grow up to enjoy the rights Code Pink says they want for all Afghan women. Somebody needs to ask Benjamin how one fights against globalization when you receive money from multinational corporations and banksters. The Tides Foundation gets its money from AT&T, ChevronTexaco, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Verizon, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
“The Ford Foundation’s history of collaboration and interlock with the CIA in pursuit of U.S. world hegemony is now a well-documented fact. The remaining issue is whether that relationship continues into the new Millenium after the exposures of the 1960s?” muses James Petras.
Petra says the Ford Foundation has refined its style of collaboration and cultural domination over the years. However, with Medea Benjamin’s statement in support of the “mission” of NATO and the U.S. in Afghanistan this refinement is certainly called into question.
Benjamin’s outrageous statement is simply more evidence the so-called anti-war left is a sham and a tool of the global elite. Benjamin and her pliable cohorts are to be used only when Republicans are in office. Now that Democrat Obama is warming a seat in the Oval Office, it is time for the fake opposition to support more mass murder and military expenditures, the same as liberals did when Bill Clinton conducted his illegal and immoral bombing of Serbia.