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John O'Neill Message (Swift Boat Vets)
E-mail Message ^ | October 4, 2005 | John O'Neill

Posted on 10/04/2005 3:28:28 PM PDT by CreviceTool

John O’Neill Houston, Texas

Dear Friend,

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 children’s 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 year’s 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 America’s most heroic figures from the Vietnam War has intensified just as the shrill voices of the extreme Left’s 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 nation’s 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 Left’s propaganda, a lifetime of lies that accuse the U.S. military of being no better than the “armies of Genghis Khan.” It remains the Left’s most potent weapon as they continue to undermine the efforts of our Armed Forces and provide aid and comfort to America’s enemies.

The war for America’s 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 America’s 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.

Won’t 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 you’d like to stay informed about the VVLF’s ongoing work, please sign up for updates here.

Thank you again and God bless you and America.

Sincerely,

John O’Neill


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After you give to Free Republic, you might consider John O'Neill's plea.
1 posted on 10/04/2005 3:28:31 PM PDT by CreviceTool
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To: CreviceTool

It would be more appealing to know who is doing the suing? Probably not Kerry as he is a public figure?


3 posted on 10/04/2005 3:55:01 PM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: CreviceTool

Seems one countersuit is underway.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1496622/posts


4 posted on 10/04/2005 3:56:46 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: Baynative

Could you post the law suits and who brought them? Thanks.


5 posted on 10/04/2005 3:58:32 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Smartaleck

It would be my hope that JFK is investigated to determine if he used his political office to acquire an honorable discharge.


8 posted on 10/04/2005 4:06:06 PM PDT by Yosemite Sam1951
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To: CreviceTool

Would love to have seen John O'Neill named to the bench.


9 posted on 10/04/2005 4:07:59 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Smartaleck

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.


10 posted on 10/04/2005 4:08:46 PM PDT by CreviceTool
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To: CreviceTool

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
Philadelphia, PA
19195-1655

Please if everyone will give $5. -$10 we can fight the big guys behind the despicable lawsuits..... who are the people behind this?????


11 posted on 10/04/2005 4:10:55 PM PDT by The Bat Lady (Proud member of the pajamaheddin [PMPJ])
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To: CreviceTool
The moonbat left have no shame.
12 posted on 10/04/2005 4:13:57 PM PDT by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: The Bat Lady

Thanks for the address.


13 posted on 10/04/2005 4:24:53 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Baynative; CreviceTool

Donated BTTT!


14 posted on 10/04/2005 4:46:41 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: CreviceTool; StayAt HomeMother; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; ...

John O’Neill 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 O’Neill 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 children’s 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 year’s campaign. Their situation has become so critical that I felt compelled to break our long silence to inform you of this urgent matter..."


John O’Neill
Houston, Texas



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!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1345603/posts

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
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.amendmentxiv.html

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".


15 posted on 10/04/2005 7:43:14 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Be wary of FReepers who preach and howl : Get over it Tonk. Move On! mmmm Move On as in Fat Boy?)
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To: yoe

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.


16 posted on 10/04/2005 7:45:06 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Why is so much of the "Conservative" media punditry stuck on stupid?)
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To: CreviceTool; kcvl

Who exactly is suing the POW's


17 posted on 10/04/2005 7:49:08 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping Tonkin. I'm still hoping all these people get their just dues!!


18 posted on 10/04/2005 7:50:23 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: CreviceTool

BTTT


19 posted on 10/04/2005 7:50:38 PM PDT by gortklattu (Dinos are better than Rinos)
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To: CreviceTool
Good cause. Why the hell is that traitor kerry still in the senate? Is it because every damn demoncrap senator is a communist and every dang republicrat doesn't want it known?
20 posted on 10/04/2005 7:51:05 PM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thanks for the ping, Tonk.

And bump ...

21 posted on 10/04/2005 7:51:48 PM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: onyx

hanoi kerry is still on the attack PING


22 posted on 10/04/2005 7:56:02 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Be wary of FReepers who preach and howl : Get over it Tonk. Move On! mmmm Move On as in Fat Boy?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping Tonk. We owe these guys an enormous debt. They really went above and beyond the call of duty.


23 posted on 10/04/2005 7:57:44 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: 68 grunt
"Why the hell is that traitor kerry still in the senate? Is it because every damn demoncrap senator is a communist and every dang republicrat doesn't want it known?"

WAKEUP AMERICA!
Click Here for
Hanoi Kerry
Timeline of a traitor,
includes FBI files



"If the Constitution says that the little guy should win,
the little guy's going to win in court before me.
But if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well,
then the big guy's going to win,
because my obligation is to the Constitution.
That's the oath," he said.

Judge John Roberts 09/15/05


See You hanoi kerry!
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts
knows U.S. Constitution Amendment 14 Sec 3
He has a lifetime appointnment
and can't be put under political pressure, by anyone.
He's taken an oath to uphold the Constitution

Game's Over hanoi kerry!
There are only 99 legal votes in the US Senate!



24 posted on 10/04/2005 7:57:49 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Be wary of FReepers who preach and howl : Get over it Tonk. Move On! mmmm Move On as in Fat Boy?)
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis

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.


25 posted on 10/04/2005 8:00:26 PM PDT by demkicker (Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; CreviceTool
Thanks for the ping,Tonk.

We owe these guys big time.I'm in.

NEVER FORGET

26 posted on 10/04/2005 8:18:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle)
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To: demkicker

You have that right.


27 posted on 10/04/2005 8:35:29 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: CreviceTool; .38sw; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 101viking; 1lawlady; 2Fro; 2rightsleftcoast; 357 SIG; ...

This deserves everyone's attention. Where would we be without them?


28 posted on 10/04/2005 8:35:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Keep Firing Tonk, Keep Firing.


29 posted on 10/04/2005 9:03:55 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 10/04/2005 9:05:47 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: CreviceTool

Done


31 posted on 10/04/2005 9:12:22 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: editor-surveyor; CreviceTool

Thanks for the ping . . . I've jotted down the address and will send a check tomorrow.


32 posted on 10/04/2005 10:09:51 PM PDT by w_over_w (Go ASTROS!!! Make it to the big one . . . this time?)
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To: CreviceTool

Bump for read & reference.


33 posted on 10/04/2005 11:52:17 PM PDT by Khurkris (Ain't life funny?)
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To: editor-surveyor

Thanks for the ping. Will act asap.


34 posted on 10/04/2005 11:55:33 PM PDT by Khurkris (Ain't life funny?)
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To: zip

ping


35 posted on 10/04/2005 11:57:21 PM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

36 posted on 10/05/2005 1:00:11 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: CreviceTool

37 posted on 10/05/2005 1:01:24 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes ("The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."-Wm. Hazlitt)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


38 posted on 10/05/2005 3:07:07 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping tonk!


39 posted on 10/05/2005 3:38:36 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: CreviceTool

Another BTTT for morning FReepers.


40 posted on 10/05/2005 4:43:45 AM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: CreviceTool; editor-surveyor

I got John's email yesterday but thanks for reminding me. Payment on the way soon...


41 posted on 10/05/2005 5:22:30 AM PDT by tubebender (Humboldt County...Where the men are men and so are the women)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

John O’Neill of Swift Boat Vets ~ Bump!


42 posted on 10/05/2005 8:07:05 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

BUMP!

Without the Swift Vets we'd have President Kerry.
43 posted on 10/05/2005 8:50:12 AM PDT by cgk (Bennett: If we are surrounded by the trivial & vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it)
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To: cgk
The Swift Boat Vets were instrumental in the reelection of President George W. Bush!
44 posted on 10/05/2005 9:22:35 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: CreviceTool

Donated BTTT.


45 posted on 10/05/2005 9:48:09 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: CreviceTool

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)

http://www.vvlf.org/default.php?page_id=29


46 posted on 10/05/2005 12:00:53 PM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: CreviceTool

Looks like the 'donate' button 'healed' so for a quick way to donate, use the above link.


47 posted on 10/05/2005 12:04:10 PM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: editor-surveyor

BTTT. Thank for the ping. The lawsuit link was posted in another thread:

http://www.vvlf.org/documents/Sherwood_and_VVLF_v_Kerry.pdf


48 posted on 10/05/2005 2:55:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!)
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To: editor-surveyor
John O'Neill-he signed his book for me-PING!
49 posted on 10/05/2005 3:16:47 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: editor-surveyor
Thanks for the heads up, es. When I first heard about this latest round of lawsuits, I thought of the Swift Vets right away. Glad they've become involved.

Just sent my contribution to VVLF.

Kerry just couldn't leave it alone, could he?

50 posted on 10/06/2005 9:36:31 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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