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October 13, 2008
Jodie Evans, Yet Another Treasonous Friend of Obama
You don't have to dig into Obama's past to find associations with anti-American radicals. Kristinn Taylor reports on his current relationship with Code Pink cofounder Jodie Evans. This one warrants repeating in full:
A founding member of the campaign finance team of Democratic presidential nominee Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has been working with state sponsors of terrorism to undermine the United States in the global war on terror since at least February, 2003.
Jodie Evans, co-founder of the leftist anti-American group Code Pink, has documented ties to governments on the State Departments list of current and former state sponsors of terrorism including Iran, Cuba, Syria and the former Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein. She also has endorsed and worked with the so-called Iraqi resistance that has killed over three thousand American soldiers and thousands of free Iraqis.
Evans is listed on the official Obama website as a bundler of between $50,000 and $100,000 in contributions. According to FEC reports, the official Obama website and news accounts, Evans has personally contributed over $40,000 to the Obama campaign$4600 to Obama for America and around $36,000 to the Obama Victory Fund.
Evans served as a co-host for Obamas first Hollywood fundraiser right after he announced his long-shot bid for the presidency in February 2007, just weeks after she returned from Cuba where she and Code Pink worked with the Castro government to protest the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo. Evans and Code Pink, who market themselves as feminists and human rights activists, blew off the Ladies in White, a Cuban human rights group that asked the delegation Evans led to inspect Cuban prisons where democracy advocates were being held by the Castro government.
The propaganda effort against the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo garnered worldwide sympathetic media coverage that undermined Americas efforts in the war on terror.
Evans and Code Pink's trip to Cuba in January 2007 made up for their aborted effort to visit the communist nation the year before to celebrate the anniversary of Fidel Castro's violent revolution.
In February, 2003, Evans traveled with Code Pink to Baghdad as a guest of Saddam Husseins government to lobby the world to keep him in power. Saddams government made a lasting impression on Evans. As late as summer 2008 she was still wishing that the genocidal, mass murdering tyrant was still in power in Iraq. She made a similar statement in 2006 pining for the 'good old days' under Saddam:
Lets go back to the Iraq before we invaded, there was a good education and health care system, food for everyone. That system didnt belong to Saddam it belonged to the Iraqi, it belonged to years of creating what a civilization needed. If your parents didnt send you to school they could be put in jail.
Evans made several trips to Iraq in 2003 after the liberation. She worked with anti-liberation Iraqis to set up Occupation Watch in Baghdad. The purpose was to propagandize alleged war crimes by American soldiers and to recruit American soldiers into quitting the war by becoming conscientious objectors.
Evans did a propaganda interview with a communist newspaper in August, 2003, accusing G.I.s of wantonly slaughtering Iraqi women and children.
In December 2004, as the Marines were clearing out Fallujah from al Qaeda and Iraqi Sunni terrorists, Evans and Code Pink delivered over $600,000 in cash and humanitarian aid for what Code Pink called "the other side" in Fallujah.
(Giving cash and "humanitarian aid" to the anti-American or anti-freedom side in a conflict is an age old tactic of Western leftists as a way of bolstering their allies and prolonging the conflict without being accused of directly arming the enemy.)
In January, 2006, Evans traveled to Venezuela with Code Pink where she met with Hugo Chavez and protested against President Bush.
In April, 2006, Evans led a delegation to Iran. Blog entries by her and her fellow travelers are filled with propaganda designed to undermine U.S. policy againt the state sponsor of terrorism.
In June, 2006, Evans represented Code Pink at the World Tribunal on Iraq, a leftist-jihadist show trial held in Istanbul, Turkey, that proclaimed the 'right' of the terrorists in Iraq to kill Americans and free Iraqis:
There is widespread opposition to the occupation. Political, social, and civil resistance through peaceful means is subjected to repression by the occupying forces. It is the occupation and its brutality that has provoked a strong armed resistance and certain acts of desperation. By the principles embodied in the UN Charter and in international law, the popular national resistance to the occupation is legitimate and justified. It deserves the support of people everywhere who care for justice and freedom.
Evans herself gushed about her support for the so-called Iraqi resistance in an essay written in Istanbul:
"We must begin by really standing with the Iraqi people and defending their right to resist. I can remain myself against all forms of violence, and yet I cannot judge what someone has to do when pushed to the wall to protect all they love. The Iraqi people are fighting for their country, to protect their families and to preserve all they love. They are fighting for their lives, and we are fighting for lies." (AlterNet, June 26, 2005)
In the summer of 2006, Evans and Code Pink traveled to Jordan and Syria. She and Code Pink wrote extensively about the Jordan visit, where they met with pro-terrorist Iraqi parliamentarians who urged them to seek recognition of the so-called Iraqi resistance.
The stop in Syria is clouded in mystery as none of the Code Pink members have written about what they did and who they met in Syria, except here:
From Damascus to Beirut: Arriving, Safely
By Medea Benjamin
Four of usGael Murphy, Judith LeBlanc, Diane Wilson and myselfsplit off from the rest of the group in Syria to make our way to Lebanon.
As noted at the beginning of this article, Evans traveled to Cuba in January 2007 to undermine America, then just weeks later she co-hosted Barack Obama's first big Hollywood fundraiser.
In November, 2007, when Obama announced his campaign bundlers, Evans was on the list, as well as her husband Max Palevsky.
Evans got more involved in supporting Obama's candidacy in 2008. In February she hosted a support Obama event and published an endorsement of Obama co-signed by several New York feminists.
On June 4, 2008, Evans was interviewed by radio talk show host Paul A. Ibbeston (Part One on YouTube and Part Two on YouTube.)
In the interview, Evans expressed her sympathy for the Sept. 11 terror attacks by al Qaeda that led to the murder of 3000 innocents, mostly her fellow Americans:
Jodie Evans:..."We were attacked because we were in Saudi Arabia, that was the message of Osama, was that because we had our bases in the Middle East, he attacked the United States."
Paul A. Ibbetson: "Do you think that's a valid argument?"
Evans: "Sure. Why do we have bases in the Middle East? We totally violated the rights of that country. Why do we get to have bases in the Middle East?"
Evans also expressed her "love" for the anti-American leader of Venezuala, Hugo Chavez, calling him a "sweetheart", and admitted that Code Pink is trying to "undermine the war effort" of the United States in the war on terror.
Several weeks after that interview, Obama received Evans at a high-dollar fundraiser. Evans is listed by the FEC has having made a $7250 contribution to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising vehicle of Obama's presidential committee, Obama for America, and the Democratic National Committee. The legal limit, $2300 of Evans' contribution, was given to Obama's general election coffers as she had already given the maximum allowed by law to his primary campaign, also $2300, at the Hollywood fundraiser she co-hosted in February, 2007. The balance of the $7250 went to the DNC.
Days after the event, a video was published featuring Code Pink's Medea Benjamin bragging about Evans' meeting with Obama.
In July, 2008, Evans joined other leftists in signing a letter urging Obama to keep left in his campaign that was published by The Nation.
The next month, Evans' success at infiltrating the Democratic party was recognized with her being given the "Inside the Party" award by the Progressive Democrats of America, a group founded in 2004 at the Boston Democratic national convention to pull the party further to the left. Evans is known by her fellow leftists as a master of the 'inside-outside game'.
Later that month, Evans attended the Democrats' national convention in Denver. While Code Pink did their usual street theater outside the convention, they did not disrupt the convention inside. That is most likely because as a bundler for Obama, Evans was invited to private meetings with Obama and his vice presidential nominee Delaware Sen. Joe Biden after their respective acceptance speeches. From the National Journal:
After Biden's speech on Wednesday night, bundlers are invited to an hour-long reception with the vice presidential candidate in a private room in the Pepsi Center, and then on Thursday morning, Barack and Michelle Obama are hosting a breakfast at the Hyatt Regency. After Obama's acceptance speech, he is scheduled to mingle with bundlers at a private lounge inside Invesco Field.
The next week, at the Republicans' national convention in St. Paul, Evans made headlines by trying to storm the stage during the acceptance speech by Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Evans spent her time in St. Paul committing identity theft to gain access to the convention and related events.
Less than two weeks later, Evans was again received by Obama, this time at an intimate $28,500 per person fundraiser in Hollywood and again later that evening at a $2500 per person fundraiser that featured a performance by Barbra Streisand.
Evans capped off her month by meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York City. Ahmadinejad's government has been funding, training and equipping terrorists in Iraq who have killed American soldiers and free Iraqis, as well as Hezbollah in its war against Israel, among many other activities that threaten the free world including seeking nuclear weapons.
Evans, who is no fool but is a propagandist, told Fox News after meeting Ahmadinejad that he is "really about peace and human rights and respecting justice."
Ahmadinejad is also no fool. He would know that Jodie Evans, who visited his country in 2005, is in tight with the Democratic party's presidential nominee and that Obama has stated his willingness to meet with Ahmadinejad and has downplayed the danger of Iran to the free world.
This raises the question of whether Evans was acting as an intermediary between Obama's campaign and Ahmadinejad.
The American news media has utterly failed the nation by its willful failure to investigate and report the alliance between Barack Obama and the terrorist supporter Jodie Evans.
Evans has brushed off the few queries about this by saying her husband, Max Palevsky, is an old friend of Obama's from Chicago and she's just along for the ride. The evidence belies that story. Evans is a player in her own right.
In addition to working with state sponsors of terrorism, Evans works with pro-terrorist communist groups in the U.S. Those groups include The World Can't Wait, ANSWER, Troops Out Now and United for Peace and Justice. Evans is the tip of spear of the pro-terrorist left into the heart of mainstream American politics.
There have been several calls from troop support groups for Obama to renounce Evans. He has ignored them and instead has drawn closer politically to Evans as the election draws near.
Obama said this summer he knows he needs to earn the trust to be commander-in-chief. He has failed to earn that trust, completely, by allying with Jodie Evans.
Presumably because Evans is still bringing in money for him, and because the blatantly partisan media doesn't cover this stuff anyway, Obama has made no effort to distance himself from this despicable woman, who in sane times would find herself hanging from a rope.
A country that allows itself to be governed by friends of the likes of Jodie Evans will not long survive.
On a tip from Todd.
Posted by Van Helsing at October 13, 2008 6:20 PM
Saw a fruadulent TV ad for OBAMA where he clams that McCAIN is for tax cuts for big buisnesses and such while OBAMA is for tax cuts NUTS WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH THE DEMACREEPS WANT TI RAISE TAXES ON EVERYONE SO THEY CANT HAVE THEIR PORK MONEY
Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 13, 2008 7:13 PM
$250,000 cut-off. Remember that.
But hey VH, am I supposed to read all that blue? What is this, Sweet & Lightness? Damn.
Posted by: Corona at October 13, 2008 8:01 PM
She is a truly repulsive human being. How can anyone vote for Obama after knowing even a tenth of the information that is available just on this website alone?
I cannot understand it.
Posted by: Antara at October 14, 2008 1:09 AM
How many parents now have folded American flags in place of their sons because of this woman? Why isn't the msm all over this? (rhetorical question) What is the FBI waiting for? If this information is true, her file must be 3 feet thick.
Posted by: theQUICK at October 14, 2008 5:51 AM
I dont trust OBAMA HE IS A VERY SINISTER MAN AND HE COULD BE THE ANTICHRIST
Posted by: Spurwing Plover at October 14, 2008 6:43 AM
Marxism will get Jodie and her friends in the end.
Posted by: Mockingbird at October 14, 2008 11:03 AM
If Obama gets the nod in November, we must never ever let him have free reign to govern. We must take a page from the libs: impeachment proceedings, media blitz's, marches...basically tie this guy up with so much crap, bad publicity and complaining that he won't be able to stay on his message at all.
These things are bad for the country, I admit. But a whole lot LESS bad than Obama implementing his agenda with no roadblocks.
If I just disagreed with him politically, I would never suggest this. But "O" and his friends are evil.
Posted by: matt at October 14, 2008 11:29 AM
Undermining your country's efforts in foreign affairs is treason. Plain and simple. You can protest at home all you want, but meeting with foreign leaders and giving money and "aid" to your country's enemies is the same as shooting your own troops in the back. You don't like Bush? Fine. You don't like the war? Fine. You hold rallies and protests, picket military recruiting stations, and try to encourage our soldiers to desert what you consider to be an unjust war? Fine. I disagree with you, but you would be within your rights as an American to do that. But to meet with foreign leaders is at the least a violation of the Logan Act (not that we have ever enforced it), but should more accurately be called treason.
Posted by: CoderInCrisis at October 14, 2008 12:33 PM