Skip to comments.MEDIA COVER-UP: PEACE MOM SAYS FOREIGN TERRORISTS IN IRAQ 'FREEDOM FIGHTERS'
Posted on 08/23/2005 7:48:07 AM PDT by kristinn
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq whose August antiwar vigil in Crawford, Texas has captured the nation's attention as she camped out on the side of a road leading to President Bush's ranch demanding a meeting with him, called the foreign terrorists in Iraq (AKA al Qaeda in Iraq) 'freedom fighters' during her first meeting with reporters when she arrived in Crawford, August 6--remarks that when unreported until now.
Mrs. Sheehan also expressed sympathy for Iraqis who have used car bombs and suicide bombings to fight the American-led coalition forces in Iraq.
Video of her incendiary remarks were found on a link from the website of Veterans for Peace, one of the groups that accompanied Mrs. Sheehan to Crawford.
Surrounded by reporters with notepads, tape recorders and video cameras, Mrs. Sheehan spoke freely in response to a question by CBS News' Mark Knoller.
Mr. Knoller asked, "You know that the president says Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism, don't you believe that?"
Mrs. Sheehan replied, "No, because it's not true. You know Iraq was no threat to the United States of America until we invaded. I mean they're not even a threat to the United States of America. Iraq was not involved in 9/11, Iraq was not a terrorist state. But now that we have decimated the country the borders are open, freedom fighters from other countries are going in and they (America) have created more terrorism by going to an Islamic country, devastating the country and killing innocent people in that country. The terrorism is growing and people who never thought of being car bombers or suicide bombers are now doing it because they want the United States of America out of their country."
The video was shot by an unknown person who accompanied Mrs. Sheehan on her bus ride from the Veterans for Peace convention, held in in Dallas, to Crawford.
The video also contains footage of Mrs. Sheehan talking strategy on the bus ride from Dallas. In response to a fellow activist who mentions remarks by a woman from the Austin Peace and Justice Center that, "The polls are plumeting, people are dying--now's the time," a smiling Mrs. Sheehan says, "Momentum," and adds that they need to "press the advantage."
The end of the thirty minute video shows the confrontation between Mrs. Sheehan and sheriffs when the activist's march to the president's ranch was stopped because the group violated their agreement to march in the ditch along the road by walking on the road itself.
An emotional Mrs. Sheehan is seen pleading with the sheriffs to be allowed to continue, swearing repeatedly that she did not walk on the road, that she kept her promise to them to walk in the ditch.
Immediately after the confrontation, Mrs. Sheehan says she did walk on the road, but just a little bit, because she's afraid of snakes.
It was a performance any parent of an eight-year-old knows well, but rather pathetic coming from a grown woman.
As many observers know, Mrs. Sheehan has gotten a free ride from the mainstream media. Were it not for the research of Freepers that has been picked up by the likes of Matt Drudge, Bill O'Reilly and Christopher Hitchens, the public would not be aware of Mrs. Sheehan's radical politics and disingenuousness.
As documented by the video, the mainstream press knew of Mrs. Sheehan's remarks on her first day in Crawford where she called foreign terrorists entering Iraq (AKA al Qaeda in Iraq) 'freedom fighters' and expressed her sympathy for car bombers and suicide bombers, yet chose not to inform the American people about them.
There's a scandal here, and it's not just Mrs. Sheehan's sympathy for the terrorists.
Freedom fighters that target children, huh?
Keep up the good work!
Code Pink is a mole that is poking its head out of too many holes.
Freedom fighters that target the very people they are supposedly fighting for too...
This lady is a domestic enemy of America.
Kinda echos Michael Moore's comments, don't it?
I've gotta have this vid clip so I can Flash it stream it 24/7 to all who want to see it.
THANKS kristinn, the unraveling is slow when MSM is doin' their best to keep Casey's mom swathed in their agenda
I'm paraphrasing Ann Coulter (and probably poorly), but I haven't seen this much "grief" since Paul Wellstone's funeral.
So.....does she believe her son was a terrorist, or just very stupid?
video can be found here
video here of Cindy saying:
"Bush murdered my son"
she calls the Al Qaeda goons coming from Syria and Iran into Iraq "Freedom Fighters".
"He's not our President."
also video of her harassing the Crawford police officers trying to give them the rules.
Can I offer some editorial advice?
The above should read:
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq whose August antiwar vigil in Crawford, Texas has captured the
nation'sthe media's attention as she camped out on the side of a road
Those "Freedom Fighters" killer her son. She is totally clueless.
You saved it? Good, because you and the rest of us know it will disappear from the VFP site now that it's been publicized.
What's her problem then? Her son was killed by a "freedom fighter" - she should be proud.
Go weapons hot on this one, FReepers. Go weapons hot.
Good that you found them. Have you downloaded them to store off their original site? Cindy's "stuff" has a way of disappearing--something Brit Hume mentioned on his show last night. He showed the picture some Freepers found, and said that when Fox went to her website, the picture had been removed. (We all knew this, but good to hear it being REPORTED.)
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