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Update from Celeste Zappala, Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, on Crawford Protest


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Letter from Celeste Zappala RE: Cindy

by NYBri
Sat Aug 6th, 2005 at 14:42:27 PDT

I have received the following email from Celeste Zappala, co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace. She asked that I post it on Dailykos and to thank everyone for their support.

I have just spoken to Cindy Sheehan at 5:05 pm. Her message:

"Today is the begining of the end of the occupation of Iraq." She is feeling strong, people have been bringing her food and water. The police have been polite. She has decided to stay on the Prairie Chapel Road, which is one mile from the Ranch, until George Bush meets with her and tells the truth. She invites anyone who can to join her during the month of August for as long as they can. She urges them to bring camping gear. Also, there are two caravans coming in from Louisiana and from Dayton, Ohio now.

Cindy says she knows from her travels that "people are fed up with this war and want to do something to stop it."

Cindy asks that those who want to lend support to send donations to the Crawford Peace House which has been generously offering hospitialtiy.

Code Pink is sending out a national call for its members to have a hunger strike until George Bush has an honest meeting with Cindy. Cindy's sister Dede has joined that hunger strike. Please keep Cindy and all of our folks in prayer. This is a stand for the honor and memory of our kids and the soul of our nation.

peace be with you,
Celeste Zappala
Co-founder, Gold Star Families for Peace
Mother of Sgt Sherwood Baker, KIA 4/26/04

Update [2005-8-6 18:47:46 by NYBri]:

More from Cindy via Celeste.

JUST NOW—6:13 p.m.

Cindy just called again.

TWO PEOPLE CAME OUT FROM THE RANCH TO TALK TO HER: JOE HAGEN, ASSISTANT WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, AND STEVEN HADLEY, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR

They told Cindy, George Bush really believed there were weapons of mass destruction, Saddam was a threat, the war in Iraq is making America safer, we are fighting in Iraq so they we don't have to fight terrorists here, and George Bush sincerely cares about the loss of the soldiers and their families. They had a twenty-five minute discussion as Cindy refuted these tired arguements, and reminded the men that she had met Bush last June and she had felt disrespected and belittled. She said to them "You are intelligent men, how can you believe what you are saying?"

Cindy will continue to wait for an honest discussion with George Bush.

For my part, I am proud that Cindy is standing up against these dreadful lies and the Bush ideology that has blinded so many from reality and logic. It's as if they keep saying these things it will become true. As Cindy pointed out to the representatives, since our kids were killed, the Downing Street memo and the 9/11 Commission report have been released which refutes these false claims. Yet here we are on August 6, 2005 and the President's men are still trying to convince American Mothers that their kids died for WMD and 9/11 links. It is not only insulting, it is madness. I will keep you posted as I talk to Cindy.

blessings,
Celeste

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If George Bush believed the WMD lies and Saddam was a threat to the US then he isn't qualified to be president...and he should let someone with
an ability to see lies when they see them take over for him. He is not
competent by his own admission... and has cost this country dearly by his admitted ignorance. Step down George and you have a shot at some believing ... you made a mistake. This is no time for an incompetent leader in the White House...

....He doesn't care if they presented false evidence...Saddom had to be taken out, he wanted to be a war president.

He is unfit for duty once again, and should stand down before PNAC the "Project for New American Century" attack the american people!!!!

He is irrelevant in their scheme. We must BRING THE HOUSE DOWN!!!!!!

Doug E.

I hope that we will also not forget the troops that do make it back from this awful tregedy. They have been exposed to massive amounts of vaporized depleted uranium and all kinds chemical and biological factors. They have been experimented on with numerous noxious untested vaccines. And Bush is trying very hard to make sure that their care will not bankrupt the Veterans Administration -- and his method for doing this is to bankrupt the Veterans Administration! The vets are being left on their own, and in the years to come their fates will only deteriorate. We MUST help them deal with the demons our military/industrial complex has unleashed. It is a crime of the highest magnitude. Treason times a thousand. And I won't even try to describe what we've done to the Iraqis.

Cindy,
We are behind you. Your cause is more important today than it was yesterday and will be more important tomorrow. Newsweek is breaking a story about Patrick Fitgerald's boss. Here is the link to Raw Story. http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Newsweek_Leak_prosecutors_boss_likely_to_b...

In another Raw Story there is evidence that Halliburton has been selling parts to Iran for nuclear reactors. It looks like they are critical of the Iranian government for wanting nuclear capablity they are selling them the parts. http://worldnewstrust.org/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=919

This administration came to the White House for one reason and one reason only, to make money. It becomes more clear every day. They want a new boss for Fitgerald because they think the case will go away. They will have some control of the situation. This has got to stop.
We need to make every supporter of this administration and the War in Iraq see the truth. Accept it for what it is. You had to accept the reality for what it was when your son died. The least the American people can do for you and your fellow Gold Star families is see the truth.

....It started AFTER DOWNING STREET!!!!!!

Support Counsel Fitzgerald and the other Grand Juries to complete their results, REMOVE ALL TRAITORS FROM THE HOUSE!!!!!

TRIALS IN COURT, WE WILL NOT STAND DOWN!!!!! HOLD THEM ALL ACCOUNTABLE, AND LOCK CHENEY UP!!!!!

He sent the President to Crawford, because the man is no longer relevant to their plans. President Richard Cheney is planning on a nuclear strike against Iran!!!!!

We must stop him, and send them all to JAIL!!!!

Get informed and get mad: http://newamericancentury.org/

Doug Eldritch

America is waking up to a nightmare. My husband and I are both peacetime veterans. We both know how patriotic and heroic all our service members are. We support them fully. Part of that support includes speaking out against this unecessary and unjust war and the lies that led to the destruction of almost 2,000 American men and women.

We won't stand down either Cindy. In supporting you, we honor your son and all of the fallen heroes.

God bless.

The more people you tell he more info is passed! Tell, Tell, Tell.

It is interesting that in the MSM coverage, it is reported what the White House representatives say, but they do not cover Cindy asking how intelligent men can believe those disproved claims.

Via

www.ChurchoftheFrontPorch.blogspot.com
www.CafePress.com/liberalprogdem

Sorry folks, but Cindy Sheehan is simply a nutcase. She initially had positive things to say about her meeting with President Bush in June 2004. Today she has nothing but negative things to say. Was she lying in 2004 or is she lying today?

http://www.soldiersperspective.us/

The only nut case is you!

To the war crimes court with the lot of em! TRAITORS! LIARS!
You lied Georgie...no big surprise there you have been lying all your life... but this time Georgie, YOU GOT CAUGHT.
Fascist!

When George Bush heard the twin towers were hit his face expression showed no surprize or shock which would have been normal. Yes, he knew all about it before it happened. Mothers if you care about your sons now is the time to show it, don't wait just because it is someone else's child dying in Iraq or Afghanistan. Believe it, it could be yours next. The Congress is weak or paid for, and the media is in bed with the traitors. Let's all do something together. Everybody together demanding that our boys be brought home, and this administration be removed because of thier lies. Our action makes us innocent of this crime. We cannot remain silent. Our silence is giving approval for this act of murder, just like Congress does. If your Senator or Representative supports Bush's war, vote him out, and push for reliable, verifiable voting machines or we are in for another cooked election.

Cindy: Have you ever considered all the sons, brothers, dads who died protecting the freedoms that USA citizens enjoy, and I might add, most take for granted. I suggest you go to Iraq yourself and see what our troops are really fighting to achieve. You are undoing everything that your brave son stood and fought for. I, for one am a thankful American, and would also die so that future generations could know freedoms the way God Almighty intended for us to live. A Mom, and Grandmom.

It took over 50,000 Americans to die in Viet Nam before we said enought!
Will it take another 50,000 to die before we say enough now?

The OIL companies are drowning in profits while the American people are suffering debt, lack of medical care and poor schools.

This president inherited a budget surplus with no wars. Bush will leave a massive debt and another Viet Nam to his successor.

Why are the Albanians and Serbia no longer news??? Is it because the Albanians that Americans fought and died for are supporters of Osama bin Laden??? Got that war wrong too!!!

"In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more the very kind of threat Iraq poses now a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed.

If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program ."

...Pres. Bill Clinton, statement to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on February 17, 1998

Bill Clinotn's statement to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on February 17, 1998:

"In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more the very kind of threat Iraq poses now a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed.

If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow by the knowledge that they can act with impunity, even in the face of a clear message from the United Nations Security Council and clear evidence of a weapons of mass destruction program

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