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Chavez’s Foreign Agent – Cindy Sheehan?

It’s now official. Mother Sheehan fits the definition to a tee.

From one of the myriad self-important lunatic left sites (which are all run by the same handful of people), AfterDowningStreet:

CINDY SHEEHAN, HOWARD ZINN AMONG NOTED LEADERS FOR PEACE ENDORSING THE EXXONMOBIL WAR BOYCOTT

Wed, 2006-03-22

The ExxonMobil War Boycott campaign announces endorsements by Cindy Sheehan, Howard Zinn, and a host of internationally known activists and writers, with support from national and regional peace and justice organizations.

Consumers for Peace launched the boycott campaign on December 29, 2005, seeking an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops and mercenaries from Iraq and the impeachment of George W. Bush and prosecution of U.S. officials responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The campaign urges consumers to boycott of ExxonMobil products and to purchase CITGO products as an alternative.

ExxonMobil has been selected for boycott because of its apparent active involvement in U.S. policy in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular, and its power to help change these policies.

The campaign urges the boycott of products and services of nine consumer products firms connected with ExxonMobil through its board of directors. They are: Campbell’s Soup; Carlson Companies (Radisson Hotels, TGI Friday’s); Corning Inc. (Steuben Glass); Metlife; Novartis; Pfizer; Verizon; Wells Fargo and Wyeth.

ConsumersforPeace.org describes connections between ExxonMobil and U.S. Middle East and Iraq policies and seeks to mobilize consumer pressure that will persuade the oil firm to start to lobby on behalf of the boycott’s goals. ExxonMobil says it spent $7.7 million on lobbying in 2004.

ConsumersforPeace.org is an organizer of the March to Redeem the Soul of America, to be held in Texas April 1 -16. The march will begin with a press conference at 10 a.m., April 1, at ExxonMobil headquarters in Texas and other a two-week period will go from there to Dallas, then south to Waco and west to Crawford and the Texas White House. It will conclude on Easter Weekend at the celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of the Crawford Peace House, in Crawford.

What defines being a foreign agent, you ask? Check out the US Department of Justice, Foreign Agents Registration Act Q & A:

United States Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)

Q. What constitutes an agent?

A. An agent of a Foreign principal is any individual or organization which acts at the order, request, or under the direction or control of a foreign principal, or whose activities are directed by a foreign principal who:

1. engages in political activities, or

2. acts in a public relations capacity for a foreign principal, or

3. solicits or dispenses any thing of value within the United States for a foreign principal, or

4. who represents the interests of a foreign principal before any agency or official of the U.S. government.

The term "agent" does not include an American owned and operated newspaper meeting certain requirements.

As we all know, Cindy Sheehan has received payment and other emoluments from the Communist thug, Hugo Chavez, during her trip in to Venezuela. Chavez is the de facto owner of CITGO oil.

And of course Cindy’s puppet master, Medea Benjamin, has long since been lobbying (also illegally) for Mr. Chavez.

Here is the US Code that applies:

Title 18 > Part I > Chapter 45 > § 951

§ 951. Agents of foreign governments

(a) Whoever, other than a diplomatic or consular officer or attaché, acts in the United States as an agent of a foreign government without prior notification to the Attorney General if required in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

Of course America-haters, especially if they are self-appointed saints, do not have to obey our laws.

(Thanks again to JohnX for his heads up on this.)

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 24th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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