Archive for the ‘Political Treason’ Category

The following story was posted on IslamOnline. The story was repeated at American Thinker at which time IOL deleted it from their blog. But the blog was archived and is posted in full. This Islamic blog names Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) as politicians who helpped to raise and donate $600,000 to Code activists to travel to Fallujah, Iraq. This money was aid money given to the very people who killed our troops. This is treasonous.

 

Bereaved US Families Share Iraqis Agonies of War

Members of the US families announcing donations they raised for the Fallujah refugees (AFP)

By Adam Wild Aba, IOL Correspondent

WASHINGTON, January 4 (IslamOnline.net) – With pictures of their smiling marine sons in their wallets and memories about the good old days always vivid, bereaved US families wrapped up last week a visit to Iraq in protest at the American occupation and in solidarity with thousands of Iraqis displaced by the US monster firepower.

Californian Rosa Suarez del Solar and her Husband Fernando, whose marine son died in Iraq in March last year, led the grief-stricken families, anti-war activists and families of 9/11 victims in their soul-searching tour, which kicked off on December 26.

And they were unified by a common ground: A strong determination to expose the US administration of George W. Bush and its misleading everything is going OK clichés to the entire world.

“We lost our son to an illegal war that is now destroying the lives of thousands of Iraqi children,” Fernando said. “We, as parents, must say ‘Stop the killing, comfort the children.’”

In addition to Rosa and Fernando, the delegation also includes Jeffrey Ritterman, of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Jodie Evans, co-founder of CodePink: Women for Peace, Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CodePink, and Hany Khalil, a national organizer for the group United for Peace and Justice.

The organizations sponsoring their tour are CodePink, Project Guerrero Azteca for peace, Global Exchange, the Middle East Children’s Alliance, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice, and Voices in the Wilderness.

They secured diplomatic courtesy letters from US Senators Barbara Boxer of California and Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Congressmen Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Henry Waxman of California.

Fernando said had it not been for the help of the two congressmen, their tour would have not seen the light due to obstacles laid by the Pentagon.

Fallujah Aid

An Iraqi family with relief supplies in Fallujah

Feeling for thousands of Iraqis killed and made homeless by the US military juggernaut, they raised US$600,000 worth of humanitarian aid to the refugees of the war-torn city of Fallujah.

In an Internet appeal, they raised over US$100,000 in donations from Americans, who found it hard to buy the sweet-talk of their administration and joined the anti-war alliance.

“Your donations have provided thousands of cold, grieving refugees, especially children, with blankets, sweaters, heaters, portable stoves, clean water and antibiotics,” the group thanked the benevolent in a CodePink’s online statement.

At least 2,000 Iraqis and 71 US soldiers were killed in a sweeping US raid into Fallujah in November, which displaced some 200,000 people and turned the city into a virtual ghost town.

The refugees started returning to their “uninhabitable” homeland last month, facing new draconian US police measures with their finger prints taken and their retinas scanned. They were further forced to wear special ID badges.

Cluster Bombs

Fernando said he believed it when he saw unexploded cluster bombs scattering across vast swathes of Iraq.

He said the tennis ball-like bombs threaten the lives of thousands of Iraqi children, who innocently used to sift through the debris and the rubble of their destroyed homes.

International aid agencies had said that hundreds of Iraqi civilians were maimed after tampering with the bombs with children making most of the victims.

Britain’s The Observer published last year a map showing vast areas of the occupied country at danger from live munitions.

The 12-person delegation met with Iraqi doctors, human rights workers, and families hurt by the occupation.

In Jordan, they were banned by authorities from holding a candlelit vigil outside UN headquarters on December 31.

“We are all very upset because we had done similar protests all over the world. We’re very shocked,” Benjamin told Agence France-Presse AFP.

As they were heading home, the families sang in unison, “All we are saying, is give peace a chance.”

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