There are fools born every minute and many of them turn into Code Pink protesters. A couple of women from Code Pink decided that they need to travel to Cairo for the Hamas-led aid trip to Gaza- and things didn’t work out so well for them. Via Big Peace:
Boyd describes the chaos of trying and failing to get to her hotel at Tahrir Square, the center of the protests.
“They were on a bridge crossing the Nile near the heart of the protests when the taxi suddenly stopped. They got out, looking toward the National Democratic Party building. “There was smoke and tear gas in the air,” Boyd said. “The building was on fire. People were chanting. The building was coming down. There were lots of people. Men and women. Police were everywhere, in full riot gear. They were just standing there.”
They were close to Tahrir Square, but there was no way they were going to make it to their hotel amid the fiery demonstrations. So, the driver took them to the Marriott on the other side of the Nile.
After spending the next day playing tourist because Code Pink’s trip to Gaza had been canceled, the liberal dilettantes found that playing revolutionary turned out to be a bit too real
“They were all out on the streets with weapons,” she said. “They had clubs and swords and pipes. We didn’t know what was going on. We ended up at Tahrir Square because they took a wrong turn.”
They bailed out of the taxi and fled across the river to their hotel. They decided to leave on Sunday.
Boyd and her friend went to the airport as planned but found a “smash of humanity…trying to get out of Egypt.”
Fortunately for the two Code Pink dupes, workers from Shell Oil took pity on the women and treated them “like royalty.”
They found a group of other Westerners and stayed with them. Turned out they were a group of Shell Oil employees who had chartered a flight out of Egypt.
In the end, the two women left Cairo on that flight to Amsterdam.
“We were treated like royalty,” Boyd said.
Shell put the two women up in a hotel in the Netherlands, where they plan to stay until Wednesday when they have a flight home.
Just thinking out loud here…but shouldn’t they have felt morally obligated to deny any assistance from the big bad oil company? I guess they discovered that most other countries are not so tolerant of their nonsense as we are here in the good ol “USA.