WILL OBAMA & HOLDER STOP THE FBI PROBE?
By Cliff Kincaid
September 30, 2010
Left-wing activists showed up outside the FBI headquarters on Tuesday afternoon to protest FBI raids on what they and the media are calling “anti-war” and “peace” groups. But the evidence that some U.S. activists are involved with terrorist groups in the Middle East and Latin America is substantial.
Medea Benjamin of Code Pink was the most prominent personality to attend the Washington, D.C. “rally,” which featured only about a dozen or so people mostly wandering around and holding signs denouncing the FBI. Eventually, they paraded around in a line in front of the FBI building and used a bullhorn to chant such phrases as, “From Colombia to Palestine, resistance is not a crime.”
It looked like the number of journalists covering the event may have approached the number of people participating in it. However, anti-FBI protests in other cities reportedly generated hundreds of participants.
In the nation’s capital, one Code Pink activist pranced around and posed for the media while wearing pink sunglasses. Others held protest signs from the ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) group and the International Action Center. ANSWER is a front of the communist Party for Socialism and Liberation.
Leaflets on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) were passed out. The leaflets claimed the terrorist label applied to the PFLP and other terrorist organizations was being used to “criminalize” so-called “popular resistance and national liberation movements.”
The complete list of officially designated foreign terrorist organizations includes several Palestinian groups as well as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which has links to the Hugo Chavez regime in Venezuela and works to overthrow the democratically elected government of Colombia.