How Did Code Pink Get Access To The National Defense University?

I had wondered how Code Pink had found her way into NDU which is located in Ft. McNair in Washington, DC. I know you need to have an official Government ID, a reason to be there, and a specific location where you are going. So, how is it that Medea Benjamin got a pass to get on a secure site? How is it she was not removed right away when she heckled Obama? The only rational (in a time of total irrationality) reason is she was invited to be a heckler by Obama. But of course he won’t know anything until told by the Press tomorrow.

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Code Pink Co-Founder Interrupts Obama Speech

May 23, 2013, 4:38 PM
By Julian E. Barnes

President Barack Obama’s big speech Thursday at the National Defense University was interrupted – loudly – by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, a group that has long protested the U.S. wars and counterterrorism policies.

While Code Pink members are regularly thrown out of congressional hearings, the security personnel at the speech allowed her to remain for a while. She used the opportunity to repeatedly criticize the U.S. policy on Guantanamo and drones. Code Pink also held a 50-person rally outside NDU, said Alli McCracken, a Code Pink organizer, who confirmed Ms. Benjamin was the protester.

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6 Comments

  1. I challenge ANYONE to try to access a military base, including McNair, where the POTUS gave his speech, without credentials and, in the case of most civilians, a military escort. It is evident that not only was Medea Benjamin granted official access to the site of the presidential speech, but that the fact that she was allowed to finish her prepared remarks before being “escorted” from the premises, suggests that her “heckling” was all a part of President Obama’s “act,” a way to demonstrate how very dedicated he is to the First Amendment.

    Yorkshire recognized that, but how many in the MSM, including Fox News, took note of the fact that the Code Pink spokesperson was obviously in the audience by design?

  2. Gretchen, there’s alot of deception by design going on, deception organized in the White House and designed to deceive the press and the public. The IRS, AP, and FOX/Rosen scandals all have one thing in common with Medea Benjamin’s sudden and mysterious presence on a secure military base.

    In each case the PR event was staged, arranged in advance. The location selected, the timing controlled, the leading actors rehearsed, and the party line talking points already distributed to friendly spin doctors. What we’re seeing is a repetition of previously successful charade.

    It was the WH who arranged for Lois Lerner to reveal the IRS abuses. Jack Lew, the new Treasury Secretary, could have easily delayed the IG’s audit report on the grounds he needed time to review it and familiarize himself with it’s recommendations. The WH controlled the timing, they chose to reveal the scandal at this time.

    The same is true of the AP and the FOX/Rosen scandals. There was no independent mechanism that caused any of these scandals to erupt right now, a hidden hand pushed them to the fore, and the only explanation that carries enough weight to be persuasive is to flood the arena with enough distractions to make the Benghazi scandal seem like just one of several administration blunders that Obama and the Dems can claim are partly Bush’s fault and are being blown out of proportion by the GOP’s political vendetta against Barack Obama.

    Like Bill Clinton succeeded in defining his criminal acts of perjury and obstruction of justice into claims that everyone lies about sex, Obama’s enablers first tried to create the impression that callously leaving men to die at the hands of Islamic terrorists was an unavoidable consequence of spontaneous reactions to an anti-Muslim video. That ruse failed miserably, so then Obama and his accomplices tried to blame TEA Party and GOP efforts to reduce government spending, that didn’t work either because the State Department’s own security personnel denied funding drove decisions in DC to reduce existing security in Benghazi and to refuse the Ambassador’s increasingly urgent requests for additional security.

    So, unable to defend his treachery in Behghazi, Obama now seeks to conceal it among an emerging jungle of scandals designed to take the focus away from his blood stained hands.

  3. I figured Code Pink was staged. Nobody goes on that long without bein dragged out of there and BO showed more of a conversation than faux outrage. But in addition to the staged event, BO surrendered to the muslim terrorists. The resident at 1600 PA Ave., NW, Washington, Disease 20001 wants us to believe a unilateral surrender and declaring we surrender and slow down our drone use will stop the terrorism. The resident also believes terror may still be around on a small scale of one or two terrorist. UMMMM, hey resident, one man with a truck full of fertilizer took out a building in Oklahoma City in the 90′s. One man with a truck full of explosives almost took out the WTC in 1993. And lets not forget, about 600lbs. of explosives are still missing from a National Forest Service bunker. So, resident, live in your fairy tail (intentional) world where all your fellow muslims are people of kindness, but also maintain such skills as attacking unarmed people with meat clevers. So much for Love and Peace, or is it pieces.

  4. Yorkshire and Ropelight: My anger at Obama’s obfuscations has only increased as his loyal liberal disciples have gone to extremes to justify and rationalize Obama’s and his allies’ assault on America and Americans.

    For example, Dick Durbin, on Fox News Sunday, proudly and sanctimoniously proclaimed that his documented call to the IRS to pay close scrutiny to Conservative groups like Citizens United and ONLY Conservative groups was justified because he felt that Conservative groups had the potential to be overly partisan and political–a belief he acknowledged he doesn’t hold about Liberal groups. Durbin also echoed the Democratic mantra that it’s way too soon to remove Eric Holder from his assignment to investigate himself in the potential breach of the 1st Amendment rights of Fox News reporter, James Rosen.

    I am disgusted by the Democrats’ talking points that the particulars of the Benghazi attack and the before, during and after reactions of the Obama Administration are little more than GOP political attacks on the POTUS and Hillary Clinton. Too many Americans are more concerned with the release of their favorite shows on Netflicks than they are about the murders of heroes in Benghazi and the “What difference does it make?” attitude at the WH.

    Obama is traveling to OK today for a 45-minute photo op that he clearly hopes will divert attention from his scandals. Okies will be polite, of course, but already roads into tornado area have been blocked, halting much-needed aid and support for the victims. Radio news reports that OK officials urged Obama to put his trip off for a few days because of the need for volunteers to gain entrance into the area–especially on the long holiday weekend. The request apparently fell on deaf ears….but who really expected this POTUS to listen, anyway?

  5. Gretchen:
    Obama is traveling to OK today for a 45-minute photo op that he clearly hopes will divert attention from his scandals. Okies will be polite, of course, but already roads into tornado area have been blocked, halting much-needed aid and support for the victims. Radio news reports that OK officials urged Obama to put his trip off for a few days because of the need for volunteers to gain entrance into the area–especially on the long holiday weekend. The request apparently fell on deaf ears….but who really expected this POTUS to listen, anyway?

    Brings back memories of Katrine when W tried to put off his visit to Nawlins because of interrupting clean-up and rescue and was raked over the coals for that. Strange, BO is going to Moore and from the LSM, crickets.

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