Skip to comments.John O'Neill Message (Swift Boat Vets)
Posted on 10/04/2005 3:28:28 PM PDT by CreviceTool
John ONeill Houston, Texas
Last year, when my fellow Swift Boat veterans and I spoke out about John Kerry, you rallied to our side. We will never forget your faith in our cause and your belief in our honesty. It made all the difference. Together we made history.
Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our childrens future.
Regrettably, that has not been the case for a distinguished group of Vietnam combat veterans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us during last years campaign. Their situation has become so critical that I felt compelled to break our long silence to inform you of this urgent matter.
The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, an organization founded by some of the same POWs and their wives who joined with us to form Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth, has become the target of vicious legal assaults multiple lawsuits designed to silence the voices of the POWs.
The VVLF is being sued to punish the organization for the content of the POW documentary Stolen Honor, which contrasts their own accounts of their service in Vietnam and suffering in North Vietnamese prison camps with the claims of the antiwar movement.
They desperately need our help and I am asking, once more, for your support. I urge you to give what you can to assist these truly noble men and women.
It is no accident that this campaign to coerce and silence some of Americas most heroic figures from the Vietnam War has intensified just as the shrill voices of the extreme Lefts anti-military, blame-America-first propagandists are once again on the rise. Even Jane Fonda has resurfaced.
You might ask why the VVLF has been targeted in this legal assault why attack men who endured years of unspeakable torture and suffering in defense of America? The answer lies in the question. These are among the most credible, living eyewitnesses to the trail of deceit and betrayal. All are highly decorated and each bears the scars and permanent physical disabilities of his long years in captivity. One is the recipient of our nations highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. They paid for the right to voice their opinions with years of indescribable pain, hardship and torment. Their individual histories of perseverance under the direst of circumstances, and their fidelity to the principles of honor instilled in each American serving in uniform belie the despicable slanders laid at the feet of our military.
The POWs' very existence and their willingness to go public threaten the foundation of the Lefts propaganda, a lifetime of lies that accuse the U.S. military of being no better than the armies of Genghis Khan. It remains the Lefts most potent weapon as they continue to undermine the efforts of our Armed Forces and provide aid and comfort to Americas enemies.
The war for Americas conscience and soul rages on in the media, on the streets and quietly behind courtroom doors. In the vanguard of that battle, as they were some 40 years ago, are the POWs; some of Americas greatest heroes; men and their wives, fathers and mothers, many of them grandparents, who have already paid a heavy price for their loyalty and devotion to America and, sadly, find they must do so again today.
They deserve our respect, admiration and gratitude, but most of all our support, even as they try to protect and preserve the honor and reputations of an entire generation of American troops vilified by the extreme Left.
Wont you stand up once more to defend our troops and veterans? Please give what you can to help the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation continue the still-unfinished task of setting the record straight about the Vietnam War and Vietnam vets.
This is every bit as important as our effort last year. If youd like to stay informed about the VVLFs ongoing work, please sign up for updates here.
Thank you again and God bless you and America.
It would be more appealing to know who is doing the suing? Probably not Kerry as he is a public figure?
Seems one countersuit is underway.
Could you post the law suits and who brought them? Thanks.
It would be my hope that JFK is investigated to determine if he used his political office to acquire an honorable discharge.
Would love to have seen John O'Neill named to the bench.
I'm guilty of not verifying Mr. O'Neill's claims. I just donated some money to the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation as I did to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004. I found John O'Neill to be a compelling figure and tried to see/hear every interview he gave during the 2004 campaign -- and he never disappointed.
FreeRepublic.com address is at the bottom of EVERY page. Easy to find.
As for the Swiftboat Vets, we owe the guys for their service to the country and all the thanks they never got for it. But more than that if it wasn't for them........ we would have President Kerry today.
Here is their addy
Vietnam Veterans legacy Foundation
P.O. box 95000-1655
Please if everyone will give $5. -$10 we can fight the big guys behind the despicable lawsuits..... who are the people behind this?????
Thanks for the address.
John ONeill of Swift Boat Vets knows
that hanoi kerry is NOT done with his campaign.
Oct 4th 2005, NOT 2004!
Q) Why are some "Move On FReepers" convinced they know more than John ONeill and other vets.
"...Like most of you, I believed our mission was over. We could all move on with our lives, return to our families and homes secure in the knowledge we had done the right thing for America, and for our childrens future.
Regrettably, that has not been the case for a distinguished group of Vietnam combat veterans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us during last years campaign. Their situation has become so critical that I felt compelled to break our long silence to inform you of this urgent matter..."
Q) Why do some "Move On FReepers" think they know more than Karl Rove?
Karl Rove knew, Nov. 7, 2004 , that hanoi kerry would try to run in '08
and knew Swift Boat Vet's would be called upon,
again, to serve our country.
Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote (Thank You Karl Rove!)
Q) Why do some "Move On FReepers" think it is ok for hanoi kerry remain in the US Senate, even though they know he is there illegally, per
U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
Q) "Move On FReepers" "swore" klintoon, hitlery, hanoi kerry, sanbdi ber(bur)glar, al bore, jane beno,
would be prosecuted for
pardongate, chinagate, the bribes in upstate NY in the 2000 NY Senate race, waco, etc, etc,
"when" the "time was right".
If you use the link in Post 4 of this thread it will take you to a thread that more fully explains all of this and gives you links to the docs.
Who exactly is suing the POW's
Thanks for the ping Tonkin. I'm still hoping all these people get their just dues!!
And bump ...
hanoi kerry is still on the attack PING
Thanks for the ping Tonk. We owe these guys an enormous debt. They really went above and beyond the call of duty.
Thank God they are fighting back. I'll send them a donation and hope they'll get the word out with publicity from Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Rush, Laura Ingram, etc. As far as I'm concerned a blinding light needs to be shed on this travesty of justice.
We owe these guys big time.I'm in.
You have that right.
This deserves everyone's attention. Where would we be without them?
Keep Firing Tonk, Keep Firing.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the ping . . . I've jotted down the address and will send a check tomorrow.
Bump for read & reference.
Thanks for the ping. Will act asap.
Thanks for the ping tonk!
Another BTTT for morning FReepers.
I got John's email yesterday but thanks for reminding me. Payment on the way soon...
John ONeill of Swift Boat Vets ~ Bump!
Great cause .. I got this email as well. Someone needs to tell them their 'donate' button is not working on their website!! (donate option at bottom of page on right)
Looks like the 'donate' button 'healed' so for a quick way to donate, use the above link.
BTTT. Thank for the ping. The lawsuit link was posted in another thread:
Just sent my contribution to VVLF.
Kerry just couldn't leave it alone, could he?
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