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Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink Attack Veteran

We almost missed this story from the Sacramento, CA CBS affiliate CBS13:

Tempers Flare At Anti-War Rally At Travis AFB

November 28, 2009

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (CBS13) ― A Saturday rally led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan at Travis Air Force Base nearly ended in a brawl when a military veteran physically confronted the protesters.

Anti-war group Code Pink demonstrated at the military base Saturday morning in the first of six planned protests against unmanned military drones currently in use in overseas war zones.

Sheehan, a well-known anti-war activist whose son was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004, was leading the demonstration with a megaphone when a man dressed in a formal military uniform stepped up to her and berated her.

Videotape of the incident shows that Sheehan yelled "Get out of my face" through the megaphone at the man, who slapped the device away. Other protesters immediately joined Sheehan and traded insults with the man, and a shoving match broke out.

Military police quickly pulled the two sides apart.

The military veteran told reporters that he was upset with the anti-war protesters’ effect on troop morale. "They ruin the troops. They get to the troops. They did the same thing in Vietnam," he said.

The man declined to give his name to reporters. "I don’t want to be a personality over this, that’s not my intention," he said.

Sheehan told reporters that she was disappointed her protest against what she called "morally reprehensible" military drones was interrupted by the man.

"We are here non-violently, and he came up and shoved the megaphone into my face," she said. "I’m never going to stop, no matter how we’re oppressed."

Sheehan said she would be speaking to an attorney about legal action against the man.

Code Pink protester Xan Joy, who physically confronted the man during the incident, called the man a "bully" and said his behavior was meant to intimidate the protesters.

"He should be so happy and grateful that there are people in this country that are trying to protect him and his children and everybody’s children from war," Joy said.

The events of the day did not end when the protesters packed up and left. When part of Code Pink’s caravan paused in the middle of the road, Sheehan was given a ticket for impeding traffic.

"I got assaulted by this old man and I’m the one given a ticket. So, yeah, it’s bulls***," Sheehan said.

Several members of Code Pink said they wanted charges filed against the man in uniform, but no arrests were made.

Let’s review.

Ms. Sheehan claims the gentleman shoved the megaphone into her face, when the video clip shows just the opposite.

And Code Pink protester Xan Joy, “who physically confronted the man during the incident called the man a ‘bully.’”

Usually, it’s the physical confronter who is considered the bully. But the professional harridans at Code Pink always seem to get things backwards.

Their hatred for this country has twisted their minds.

"I’m never going to stop, no matter how we’re oppressed."

Ms. Sheehan will never stop as long as those Chavez/Soros checks keep coming in.

After all, ‘protesting’ beats getting a real job.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, November 29th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink Attack Veteran”

  1. The Redneck says:

    That dude needs to check his hearing, after being that close to a megaphone with a shreiking harpy on the other side of it.

    And if there’s any permanent damage at all, he needs to see a lawyer. Let ’em do some good for once.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    The FUGLY Beasty Sheehan is lucky Mr. Veteran didn’t shove that megaphone so far down her throat……it immediately became a butt trumpet.
    Speaking of Butt Trumpets, how is it Nancy wasn’t there?

  3. sheehanjihad says:

    Once again the SNAG proves beyond a doubt that one can breathe and still be deeply and inexorably one of the most disgusting human beings on earth. She is lucky she didnt have to go to a proctologist to retrieve her puke amplifier.

    Code Pink and this leather faced douche bag with ears are losing publicity quickly, and since Iraq has not gone their way, they will concentrate on Afghanistan instead….even though the scumbags they are rooting for would kill them outright at a distance.

    I have yet to see such a mind numbingly ignorant self loathing puddle of used hippo food run back to the cameras time and time again, only to be regulated to the dog crap pile of obscurity where she has resided for the past few years.

    While I would enjoy seeing the code pink group and the two followers of Cindy Sheehan get beaten into the sidewalk by a large group of fed up veterans…but I cant have everything. Suffice to say, just watching them self destruct like they do time and time again is reasonably satisfying.

    They are like fleas….they are social parasites who need to feed on the attention of others negative or not….and then run back to their flop house and sniff glue while they giggle uncontrollably because they were touched by a man for the first time in sixteen years

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Watching the video, the veteran was clearly unhappy. However, Sheehan should’ve been arrested for violating California’s ugly-people ordinance.

    What went wrong:

    1) Sheehan sticking the bullhorn in the veteran’s face. Some states that count as assault but is probably not the case in CA. Unless a white guy did it to a mexican/black/woman/furry animal.

    2) Veteran using profanity. Not a big deal but could’ve been handled a different way

    3) The irony is that Sheehan, after getting taken completely off-balance (more than she already is) wants very much for the police to protect her and this, after she was told that she was protesting on federal property….yes, the property the base sign is located is federal property, but she probably didn’t check into that before she unloaded her fugly brigade.

    4) When the judge reviews the bullhorn-in-the-face, I am fairly certain that he/she will determine that Ms. Sheehan did something wrong. But, not without consequence to the veteran who will also probably get some charges thrown at him. But because it happened on federal property….this may go to federal court, not civil. Hm.

    Any legal beagles out there?

    I don’t disagree with the veteran. However, why give slugs like her ammunition? Why not stand there calmly with your hands at your sides and ask her questions that she cannot answer? Having her look like a fool on tape is a great way to undermine her “mission”. Listening to her opening diatribe, it’s clear the veteran is correct: That she DOESN’T know what she’s talking about. That’s no surprise in and of itself but I had hoped the veteran chose a different path than a shouting match. Not that I would’ve done any better, honestly. However, with all that said, my hat’s off to him for shaking her up and letting her know that she’s full of it.

    Looking like Sheehan has jumped the shark…but this may put her back on the front row for a short bit.

  5. bronzeprofessor says:

    Somebody needed to brief this veteran so he’d know how to avoid the Code Pink trap. On Nov 10 I held a national security conference — http://www.bronzepage.com/sexconference.htm — and even though it was co-hosted by a liberal research center, it drew protesters from Art HIstory, Women’s Studies, and Chicano Studies, as well as some local women’s groups who aren’t Code Pink exactly but seem to be affiliated with them. Since I had gotten anonymous emails calling me an a**hole and a “vendido” (like a Spanish word for “house Negro), I requested that the Dean look into heightened security. The conference was happening 4 days after Fort Hood and the guest speaker on campus was giong to be a three-star principal from the CIA.

    The Dean refused to hire extra security guards, which irritated me, but the Dean turned out to be right. WHen the protesters arrived, I am glad the Dean sort of prepared me for how to deal with them. They came carrying big fighting sticks and weird medieval hand weapons; they were wearing all black and sunglasses, and several were taking people’s pictures up close with a camera, trying to provoke some kind of conflict. One professor from Chicano Studies started flinging flyers around the chairs, and when I asked taht she not make a mess, she told me “You’re trying to take away my civil liberties!”

    The trick with these kinds of protesters is NOT TO ESCALATE — which is where the veteran went wrong. They thrive and flourish when they can force others to go on the attack. My event turned out okay because I told all the military personnel and intelligence people to ignore the protesters. Eventually they got bored and didn’t want to sit through all the lectures, and went away.

    Obviously these protesters piss me off to no end, but the key is not to feed their modus operandi. It is hard — so hard that I can understand why the vet confronted Sheehan — but the best and most successful way to defeat them is to ignore them and offer them a chance to engage in a reasonable debate. They won’t enter into a reasonable debate, because they know they don’t have logic on their side.


  6. proreason says:

    Code Pink is a microcosm of the Obamy administration.

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