Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Code Pink in Miami

Since my enthusiasm for the ladies of Code Pink is limited, and I have written before about Luis Posada Carriles, I didn’t write about the ladies’ recent protests in Miami against the man whom the Bush Justice Department calls a “mastermind of terrorist plots and attacks.”

Just as well; the blog “Los Miquis de Miami” wrote quite an account. It was just a handful of Code Pink activists, but they drew a large counter-protest because their message was so provocative and they were on the hallowed grounds of Versailles, a wonderful and reasonably priced restaurant and bakery on Calle Ocho.

Eggs and water were thrown at the ladies and at a French television crew. Mission accomplished all around.

Los Miquis’ conclusion:

“Perhaps some of the hands that throw eggs (and other things) in Miami are moved by castrismo, although there is also the terrible possibility that the Cuban problem is not rooted in Castro, but rather in the fact that Castro is Cuban.”


Alex said...

Like I said in PD, they so deserve each other. The people that haven't figured out that Benjamin and Saavedra are two sides of the same coin either don't have a clue or don't want to.

theCardinal said...

I'm all for freedom of expression and debate but don't show up at Versailles and expect us to roll out the red carpet. Do that stuff at Bayfront, Downtown, Sobe...anywhere but in the political heart of Cuban Miami.

Of course things are better here - nothing will ever compare to the fracas at the Torch of Friendship, where some geniuses decided to protest contra funding.

Anonymous said...

There is so much irony in all of these ridiculous face-offs. How fitting is it that the Code Pinkers are treated in Miami as the "gusanos" were treated in past years in Cuba. Throwing eggs specifically calls up memories of the past...

Miriam said...

People should read this.