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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A Day in the Life of Women Around the Globe

Lebanese women protest against Israeli attacks on Lebanon in the port city of Tripoli, north Lebanon, July 26, 2006. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim (LEBANON)

A displaced Lebanese woman weeps after fleeing the fighting between Israeli troops and Hezbollah guerrillas and arriving at the port city of Sidon,southern Lebanon, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

An unidentified woman [Code Pink's Medea Benjamin] is removed from the gallery during Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's address to Congress in Washington, July 26, 2006. (Molly Riley/Reuters)

Pakistani women protesters take part in a rally, Wednesday, July 26, 2006 in Lahore, Pakistan to condemn the ongoing Israeli strikes against Lebanon and Palestinian territories. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)

Mala Nagarajan, left, reacts after a news conference as she stands with partner Vega Subramaniam, Wednesday, July 26, 2006, in Seattle. The two were defendants in a state Supreme Court gay marriage case. The court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, saying lawmakers have the power to restrict marriage to unions between a man and woman. The 5-4 decision disappointed hopeful gay-marriage advocates and leaves Massachusetts as the only state to grant full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

A woman participates in a protest rally in Rio de Janeiro against Israeli air strikes in Lebanon and Gaza, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 26, 2006. The banner reads: 'Lebanon never dies...' and 'Massacre against Lebanon'. (AP Photo/Renzo Gostoli)


At 7/26/2006 5:52 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Is that the same Medea Benjamin who recently said that North Korea has no nukes?

At 7/26/2006 7:07 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Yup, that's the same Medea Benjamin alright...and former Human Shield for Saddam. Apparently she was shouting, "Iraqis want the troops to leave" and "Bring them home now."

Funny how certain myths just seem to stick to some people: "Withdrawal of the coalition" was the top priority of only 13 percent of Iraqis in the latest Iraqi poll. The majority of Iraqis would like some stability first.


(Of course the media hasn't made much noise about this so you really can't blame her for her ignorance.)

At 7/26/2006 9:19 PM, Anonymous killing muststop said...

the " Rape of lebanon" has gone on for more than two weeks... while the so-called international community watch and allow the jewish state to commit war-crimes , killing and murdering women and children...where does the jewish state get the money and resources to wage this inhuman war against innocent muslim women and children... killing babies... miss rice watch afar in america... america has blood on their hands in this raping of lebanon the second time

At 7/26/2006 9:30 PM, Blogger GI Kate said...


im a big fan of yours!

At 7/26/2006 9:38 PM, Anonymous Republicans: War is Hell! said...

Stability? Talk about ignorant. So when is enough enough? 5,000 dead American soldiers?

Why don't you join and bring stability to the region??

When is the last time you spoke to an Iraqi?

At 7/26/2006 10:05 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Thanks GI Kate, love you too. I'd post on your site but you need some sort of blogger account or something?


"Stability? Talk about ignorant. So when is enough enough? 5,000 dead American soldiers?"

So, tell me smart guy, what do you think the body count be a year from now if America pulled out today?

At 7/26/2006 10:06 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

timmy, please stop posting lies to this site. The lying Republican "pundit" friends you love to cite can get away with it, but you can't.

Medea Benajmin has been fasting for 24 days to bring American soldiers home NOW before they die. But that clearly doesn't matter to "stay the course" types.

Iraqi blogger and analyst Raed Jarrar of Global Exchange and Foreign Policy in Focus, who is also participating in the Troops Home FAST, said, "Medea Benjamin is speaking on behalf of the overwhelming majority of the Iraqis and the Iraqi Parliament who want the troops out of Iraq."

A recent World Public Poll shows that 87% of Iraqis want a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

At 7/26/2006 10:14 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Do yourself a favor and read this excellent article by Patrick Cockburn, a writer who has been to Iraq several times...and never in the Gren Zone:

On a bend in the Tigris River in north Baghdad people try to prevent their children from seeing the headless and tortured bodies that drift ashore every day. The number of civilians being killed in Iraq may top 1,000 a week in July after reaching 3,149 in June.

I have been visiting Baghdad in peace and in war since 1978 and I have never seen this city of 6 million people so paralyzed by fear. The streets are empty in the middle of the day because Sunni and Shiite Muslims are terrified of running into a checkpoint manned by members of the other community who may kill them after a glance at their identity cards.

Civil war is raging across central Iraq. Baghdad, a city whose population is almost the same as London, is splitting into hostile and heavily armed districts. Minorities, be they Sunni or Shiite, are being killed or forced to flee. People dare not even take their furniture in case this might alert their neighbors to their departure and lead to their deaths. Sunni no longer let the mostly Shiite police enter their districts.

"If this isn't civil war," a senior Iraqi official said last weekend, "I don't know what is."

It is at this moment that the new Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, arrived in London to see Prime Minister Tony Blair and to deny Iraq is sliding into civil war. He spoke confidently about disarming militias. He has now gone to the US to see President Bush, and, if he follows the ignoble and cowardly tradition of Iraqi leaders visiting the US over the past three years, will most likely repeat what he said in London.

"When our so-called leaders go to Washington they always produce a rosy picture of what is happening in Iraq for the Americans, though they know it is a lie," sighed one veteran Iraqi politician.

At 7/27/2006 12:10 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Here's more on the poll I cited:



Sounds like you think Medea Benjamin is the bee's knees. Personally, I'd like to see GI Kate kick her skinny little code pinko ass back to Cuba (Yeah, she lived there, and has been an unabashed supporter of Fidel Castro. Surprise, surprise).

Here's a little excerpt from the site I've linked below. Hit it for videos and more:

"In December of 2004, while our Marines were fighting and dying in Fallujah, Code Pink donated at least $650,000 to the insurgents there. They say they support the troops, but they fund the insurgents.

Shortly after the US offensive in Fallujah, Code Pink hired an Iraqi filmmaker and a team of propagandists disguised as journalists to go into Fallujah and elsewhere in Iraq, and they made this propagand video, another recent release (May 24, 2006). Again Code Pink portrays American soldiers as baby-killers, President Bush as the real terrorist and Zarqawi as benevolent myth.

Code Pink stands outside Walter Reed every Friday night saying they support the troops, but they produce videos that call them terrorists and babykillers.

Earlier this year they brought in a group of "Iraqi" women, some of whom don't even live in Iraq, to travel across the USA speaking out against the "US occupation" of Iraq. One of the women, former Iraqi Baathist government employee Eman Ahmed Khammas, told stories to captivated audiences of gullible leftists about American soldiers torturing all Iraqi prisoners, wantonly murdering women and children, and destroying schools, hospitals, homes and mosques.

They say they support the troops, but they call them murderers. And they import former Saddam loyalists to do the same."


At 7/27/2006 7:48 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

And here's Medea Benjamin from O'Reilly's show a few months ago (and by the way, she said this AFTER North Korea's admissions and a mountain of evidence to the contrary):

"North Korea does not have a nuclear weapon. We know that North Korea doesn't have a nuclear weapon."


So you tell me, is she stupid, or just insane?

At 7/27/2006 8:17 AM, Anonymous apathetic voter said...

I don't think thse tactics work for middle america, but i have to give the woman credit for doing something while the rest of us complain and rip her to shreds from the comfort of our homes. plus, the woman hasn't eaten for 25 days in the dc heat. we're all too commplacent, so i applaud code pink and any group that tries to keep the dialog going.

At 7/27/2006 8:25 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Oh God....too funny:


At 7/27/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger GI Kate said...


no you dont! its the same as this...right? haha. you just have to click other? <3


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