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Bryan Preston


April 11, 2014 - 7:46 am

Someone threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton yesterday during a speech.

After the shoe whizzed past, several feet away from Clinton, a blond woman raised her hands above her head and walked to the back of the room. Security quickly grabbed her and she’ll apparently face criminal charges.

The Wall Street Journal picks up an interesting bit from the moment: The shoe-thrower also threw something else.

An attendee later handed a reporter a piece of paper that was apparently also thrown by the woman. It appeared to be a copy of a Department of Defense document labeled confidential and dated August 1967; it referred to an operation “Cynthia” in Bolivia. There was a Bolivian army operation of that name in 1967 to capture revolutionary Che Guevara.

Global Security has a brief bit on Operation Cynthia.

The Samaipata raid on July 6 by Che’s men shocked the army into launching two offensives against the guerrillas. The first, “Operation Cynthia”, directed the Fourth Army Division from Camiri to conduct operations south of the Rio Grande River (see map #3, page 108). In early August the second offensive, “Operation Parabano”, was initiated by the Eighth Army Division in the area north of the river. The Fourth Division soldiers pursued Joaquin’s group northward throughout the months of July and August, periodically clashing with the guerrillas. The “Cynthia” soldiers, however, were denied the final victory when Joaquin’s band crossed the imposed boundary at the Rio Grande. Their counterparts of the Eighth Division, waiting at the river, destroyed their prey at the El Vado
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Che’s face adorns T-shirts on countless college campuses all over the world today, despite the fact that he was a racist, murderous Communist thug. People who are likely to support OkCupid’s and Mozilla’s ouster of Brendan Eich over “tolerance” are likely to wear or have worn Che shirts at some point in their lives.

Operation Cynthia doesn’t appear to have anything at all to do with Hillary Clinton. The shoe throwing must have been, well, crazy, but also an attempt to use Clinton to draw attention to Che Guevara.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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A long time ago in a blog far, far away, I once saw a video of two Muslims arguing on a television show. One called the other a "Persian shoe" and--IIRC--this completely pissed him off. Does anyone have that Youtube clip?
28 weeks ago
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While looking for that clip, I found one of an Egyptian who threw a shoe at Short Sh*t.
28 weeks ago
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I speculated over at Insty that the tosser may well be someone in that narrow ledge left of Clinton.
28 weeks ago
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Of course she was! Who but a hardcore leftist would behave like that in public?
28 weeks ago
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A Muslim journalist.
28 weeks ago
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"Who but a hardcore leftist would behave like that in public?"


Well, I can think of another kind of person that would do that. A spoiled, completely self-centered child!

Oh, wait....

28 weeks ago
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You seem baffled by Mandy's remark. Have you forgotten the man who threw a shoe at George Bush when he gave a speech in Iraq a few years back, during his Presidency?

Mind you, I don't remember him being a journalist or a hardcore leftist but then I don't recall if the MSM ever really explained just who he was or what his motivations were.
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