Today leftists marched world-wide in opposition to American foreign policy, especially the reconstruction of Iraq. We won’t dignify the menagerie by showing images of their marches, but I did think this shot is interesting. It is from the New York protest. Note how signs of various kinds are stacked so that “People sort through them for a variety of causes,” as the Associated Press reports. One “cause” is much the same as another: U.S. out of Korea, U.S. out of Haiti, U.S. out of Iraq.
And note the provenance of the signs: International Action Center and International A.N.S.W.E.R., both Communist front groups run by the Workers World Party, whose leaders openly support Saddam Hussein and Kim il-Jong. Today’s protests were led, for the most part, by these Communist front groups. Watch for that to be reported in your local newspaper.
UPDATE: A reader was in New York today and witnessed the “anti-war” rally there. Here is his account:
My wife and I visited the rally in New York City today, and it was sickening to say the least. Not only were there the leftist groups you listed, but also anti-Israel groups holding signs expressing such sentiments as “U.S. occupation of Iraq = Israeli occupation of Palestine” and others comparing the Jews to Hitler, etc. No mistake can be made about it, this was no ordinary anti-war rally. It was a despicable display of mass anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism. No doubt, the NY Times will be giving the rally a glowing front page review tomorrow …
It is getting harder and harder to distinguish liberalism from anti-Semitism.