Hillary – Che
Hillary Clinton was delivering another one of her $200K speeches on her tour, but was met with an unexpected greeting. As she delivered her speech in Las Vegas, a woman took off her shoe and threw it at Clinton
This is reminiscent of when then President George W. Bush had a shoe thrown at him by a so-called journalist in the Middle East. Bush demonstrated great dexterity in that moment dodging the shoe to avoid getting hit. In Arab countries, the throwing of a shoe is seen as an insult. Newsbusters recounted some of the media reports from the shoe-throwing incident involving George W. Bush.
Back in 2008, Newsbusters reported on the reaction of some media outlets to this incident. It was reported by many in the left-leaning media as a horrendous thing and a slap in the face to Bush.
Chris Cuomo, son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and brother of current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had the following analysis on ABC’s Good Morning America.
And Martha makes an interesting point about what’s deteriorating, what the opinion is. We’re saying this is an insult culturally. Let’s show you another piece of video here. You remember when the statue of Saddam Hussein was brought down? When it happened, all of the people there started throwing shoes at it. You see them whacking their shoes against the statue? He’s got a shoe. Bam! Bam! Why? Disrespect. It is a high form of insult. So, maybe a window into the mind set.
Elizabeth Palmer on CBS’s Evening News went so far as to make an even greater comparison of Bush to Saddam Hussein.
“In the Middle East, there’s no bigger insult than hitting someone with a shoe, a dirty object worn on the lowest part of the body. By showing the kind of contempt formerly reserved for Saddam Hussein to President Bush, [Muntathar] al-Zaidi’s become an instant hero….Al-Zaidi should do jail time, said the Iraqi bloggers – because he missed.”
The identity of the woman who threw the shoe at Hillary Clinton has not yet been revealed. Was she Middle Eastern? If she wasn’t, what caused her to throw the shoe? Was it intended to be a mark of disrespect?
The Daily Mail reported that a fellow convention attendee said that the woman who threw the shoe also dropped some papers. These apparently were copies of confidential papers from the Department of Defense. They referred to an August 1967 ‘Operation Cynthia’ in Bolivia.
FOX News Latino sheds light on the purpose of “Operation Cynthia.”
Operation “Cynthia” was a Bolivian army maneuver to capture Argentinean doctor and Cuban revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.
Guevara was in Bolivia leading a band of guerrilla attempting to overthrow the country’s government in a revolution similar to one he participated in with Fidel Castro in the late 1950s. Bolivian forces eventually wounded and captured Guevara, who was eventually executed on October 9, 1967 on orders from Bolivian President René Barrientos.
According to The Guardian, Alec Ross, an advisor to Hillary Clinton gave a speech in London in 2011 during which he compared the Internet to Che Guevara.
“One thesis statement I want to emphasize is how networks disrupt the exercise of power. They devolve power from the nation state – from governments and large institutions – to individuals and small institutions. The overarching pattern is the redistribution of power from governments and large institutions to people and small institutions.”
Ross said that the Internet had “acted as an accelerant” in the Arab spring uprisings, pointing to the dislodging of former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali in little over a month. The Internet had facilitated leaderless movements, Ross added, describing it as the “Che Guevara of the 21st century”.
While Guevara is romanticized by the left as a hero, he was actually a murderous Communist terrorist.
Will the leftist media do any deep analysis on the potential meaning behind the shoe thrown at Hillary and any connection it has to the papers about “Operation Cynthia” left by the assailant? Only time will tell, but given their history, they will simply praise Hillary for ducking the show and call her good-spirited for the joke that she told afterwards.
@littlebytesnews – Doesn’t look like her?>RT @AlArabiya_Eng: Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released http://ara.tv/43wfc pic.twitter.com/46uQiNI8Xa (same photo given and used in article above).