Oct 7 2012
The Taliban are threatening suicide bombings against an anti-drone march from Islamabad to South Waziristan led by notorious trust fund baby, Medea Benjamin, and her CodePink anti-American activists. Gee, wouldn’t it be a pity if an American drone found its way to this march?
The Blaze About three dozen American anti-war activists from CodePink are headed toward Pakistan’s militant-riddled tribal belt to protest U.S. drone strikes, but a faction of the Taliban has warned that suicide bombers will prevent their demonstration.
The anti-war activists– many of whom are from the far left women’s organization Code Pink– are reportedly joined by thousands of Pakistanis in their march, and their motorcade is being led by ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan. Militants have dismissed Khan as a mere tool of the West despite his condemnation of the drone strikes, which have killed many Islamist insurgent leaders. Odds are, the Taliban aren’t too crazy about getting help from women who dress up as giant vaginas either. The activists who gathered in Islamabad this week are also considering a hunger strike outside the US Embassy in the Pakistani capital as part of their anti-drone campaign.
Ahead of the march, local media carried reports Friday of alleged suicide bombings planned against the demonstration and a pamphlet distributed in a town along the march route warned participants they would face danger. The main Pakistani Taliban faction issued a statement criticizing the event. Ahsanullah Ahsan, the spokesman for the main Pakistani Taliban faction, issued a statement Friday calling Khan a “slave of the West” and saying that the militants “don’t need any sympathy” from such “a secular and liberal person.”