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Who is Adam Kokesh&What Brand of Politics is He?
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Posted on 05/29/2011 9:30:05 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT

I'm just asking 'cause I just saw some people on YT at Jefferson Memorial getting arrested,bodyslammed & cuffed . Somehow this Kokesh person is involved & he's a Iraqi war vet.

Your input & opinions please!

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KEYWORDS: adamkokesh; codepink; iraq; kokesh; medeabenjamin

1 posted on 05/29/2011 9:30:09 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Most will say they don’t like him.

2 posted on 05/29/2011 9:31:39 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT; Interesting Times; Travis McGee; Nick Danger
IIRC, he is the Y Generation's version of John Kerry, but I'll defer to those more knowledgeable than I.



3 posted on 05/29/2011 9:33:15 PM PDT by The Shrew (;; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

The gal who got arrested is a Code Pink foolidiot. Medea Somethingorother. Anyway, that’s what I read.

4 posted on 05/29/2011 9:43:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Kokesh is a first class anti-war kook. Google him and you’ll see that he is nothing but a smear merchant.

5 posted on 05/29/2011 9:44:24 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

He is bad news. Basically working for the other side.

6 posted on 05/29/2011 9:49:36 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: stilloftyhenight

Didn’t he run for Congress and now running again and endorsed by Ron Paul?

7 posted on 05/29/2011 9:50:18 PM PDT by tunedin
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Kokesh has a program on the Russian equivalent of al-Jazeera, called RT (Russia Today). He’s paid by Russia.

No sympathy from me for anybody doing “mob flashes” in DC. You need a permit to hold up signs at a corner to protest anti-war kooks. Why should they be able to do as they please?

8 posted on 05/29/2011 9:54:30 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Here’s a fair representation, by a Geo. Wash. student paper:

9 posted on 05/29/2011 9:56:43 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT; RaceBannon

An anti-war Code Pinko traitor punk. Besides bailing on his fellow soldiers in Iraq, one of his other claims to fame is being busted for posting fake anti-Muslim posters to try to smear people on the right.

Not only that, he was a troll here for a while back when he was on trial seeking sympathy. Instead, he was reamed a new one by all the old soldiers and Marines here. It was an epic zot.

Pinging RaceBannon, he knows a lot about this punk.

10 posted on 05/29/2011 9:58:30 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: tunedin

Yes. Even nutjobs are embarrassed by Koresh.

11 posted on 05/29/2011 9:59:03 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: stilloftyhenight

Koresh? Must have been a freudian slip.

12 posted on 05/29/2011 10:00:52 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Some more info. He is now a paid shill of Putin on one of his propaganda outlets.

13 posted on 05/29/2011 10:02:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Kokesh playing dress-up.

14 posted on 05/29/2011 10:05:46 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

All you could possibly want to know is at

15 posted on 05/29/2011 10:57:59 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: The Shrew
IIRC, he is the Y Generation's version of John Kerry...

Close enough for government work.

Adam Kokesh was a leader in the Iraq Veterans Against War, a group formed with the assistance of the old Vietnam Veterans Against the War and other leftist groups to drum up anti-US "war crimes" agitprop. That didn't work out well, so Kokesh pretended he was really some sort of libertarian Republican and ran for a Congressional seat in New Mexico. This irritated a number of veterans, including former SEAL Larry Bailey, who was at the time the leader of the group Gathering of Eagles. Larry penned an open letter that nailed Kokesh to the wall, and he was wiped out in the GOP primary.

Little has been heard from him since.

16 posted on 05/29/2011 11:19:43 PM PDT by Interesting Times (
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
I think he was supposed to be Cindy Sheehan's replacement.
18 posted on 05/29/2011 11:33:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I recall he was involved with anti-war protests with Code Pink that involved literally spitting at some Gold Star moms (moms who lost children in the war). I cannot imagine what it would take to stoop that low, and yet Kokesh was endorsed by Ron Paul and I have yet to hear whether Paul has repudiated his association with Kokesh. Judge Napolitano was also a big Kokesh fan, and I am unaware of any change there either. It was the (L)ibertarian group-think that holds these associations together, I believe. And it can be ever so strong. I have been treated badly by liberals in some contexts, but the single most vitriolic thrashing I ever got was for complaining about a FB group called Liberty Candidates (I think - its late and I’m flying on naught but fumes) that had a money bomb thing that included Kokesh. You wouldn’t believe the incivility to which I was subjected for suggesting they could do better than hangin out with Kokesh. Amazing.

20 posted on 05/29/2011 11:52:22 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Yehuda
Kokesh is a Stalinist thug posing as a libertarian. He ran a bunch of hate posters, attributing them to GWU Republicans, Young Americnas for Freedom, and DAvid Horowitz to get them in trouble and prevent Horowitz from speaking.
21 posted on 05/30/2011 12:18:53 AM PDT by rmlew (No Blood for Sarkozy's re-election and Union for the Mediterranean)
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To: Interesting Times

Yes, he ran a spoiler campaign in my district in NM. Fake libertarian, fake Republican. The truth got out and he lost. Always wondered where he came from and who was backing him. Now we know. Sorros.

22 posted on 05/30/2011 12:25:38 AM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: truthfreedom; MissDairyGoodnessVT

“Most will say they don’t like him.”

Now why is that?
It wouldn’t be due to his code pink acssociations now would it?
Or the fact that he spews leftist talking points.
Spit at Gold Star mothers.
Ran a spoiler campaign with the backing of Ron Paul who has yet to repudiate the association.
Couldn’t be due to the fact that he’s a scumbag screwball that deserves to be ground into the dirt like the worm that he is, could it?

24 posted on 05/30/2011 4:31:43 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Kokesh is an Iraq War vet who I guess you could say became “disgruntled” after he was busted for illegally smuggling a weapon out of Iraq, and then he just went crazy. At least that’s what I’ve heard of his background - a class A troublemaker.

25 posted on 05/30/2011 4:56:12 AM PDT by stratman1969 (Run, Sarah, Run - 2012!)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Here is an article from Adam Kokesh himself: He ADMITS he got thrown out of the Marines for a weapons violation.
Breaking Rank
Meet Iraq veteran Adam Kokesh, the new mouthpiece of the anti-war movement
By Holiday Dmitri

AT EASE After a long day lobbying on the Hill, Adam Kokesh kicks back in an empty office next to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

When Cindy Sheehan called it quits in May, her seat was barely cold when the peace movement hoisted its replacement trophy aloft: a younger, more photogenic mouthpiece with unimpeachable credentials. Marine Corporal Adam Kokesh, a decorated Iraq war vet, was already in the middle of a nasty dispute with his military superiors over a protest he had attended, the details of which only further endeared him to the cause. Within weeks, the unknown soldier from New Mexico had metamorphosed, as Wonkette put it, into “the Pentagon’s biggest public relations nightmare.”

“I’m just a regular guy in the middle of a shit storm,” says Kokesh. “But it’s been fun”At five feet ten inches, 205 pounds, Kokesh is no pantywaist hippie. He’s built more like your prototypical killing machine, which goes a long way in explaining his appeal to the mainstream media as an antiwar provocateur. Thrust onto the national stage—including appearances on Good Morning America and Paula Zahn Now—the embattled reservist appears to be awed by his newfound fame. And he doesn’t take the responsibility lightly.

“I’m a vet and that gives me some unique credibility. No one can say we’re cowards or traitors or don’t know what we’re talking about,” he says. “There’s power in that platform. I have a moral imperative to be doing this.”

Naturally, it’s taken some time for Kokesh to adjust to his new role. He’s still mystified by the idea that there’s a Wikipedia entry in his name. But he seems to have the right perspective.

“I’m just a regular guy in the middle of a shit storm,” he says. “But it’s been fun.”

FAREWELL TO ARMS Kokesh, left, with members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, directly before the protest that led to his clash with the Marine Corps over a uniform violation

On this summer morning in D.C., it appears that all the fun may have finally caught up with Kokesh. When the burly 25-year-old pulls up to meet me in his white Ford Bronco, he looks haggard. “Late night,” he admits. He had been partying the previous evening at the Wonderland Ballroom, a Columbia Heights bar. I offer him my cup of Starbucks, but he shakes his head, flicking his unfiltered cigarette out the window. He doesn’t drink coffee, he says, because “It stunts your growth.”

After a few minutes with Kokesh, it’s easy to see how he’s made it this far: The man’s assertive. “When people ask me what my experience in Iraq was like, I tell them hot, dirty, and dangerous.” Then, waiting a beat, he takes a pull from his cigarette and winks, “Just the way I like my women.” (Later Kokesh informs me I’m the most attractive reporter who’s interviewed him so far.)

“Cindy Sheehan wanted to talk to Bush. I want to stop the motherfucker”

The subject soon turns to Cindy Sheehan, the formerly vocal mother of a soldier who died in Iraq, to whom Kokesh is often compared. Last year, in Crawford, Texas, a young Marine described Casey Sheehan’s death to the press as “an acceptable loss.” Instead of getting angry, Kokesh recalls, Sheehan put her arms around the young man and led him off to speak privately. “I couldn’t hear any of the words, but I knew exactly what she was saying to him, and I cried,” he says. Realizing how callous he had been to his own mother about being deployed, Kokesh called her to apologize.

Though he admires Sheehan, Kokesh is quick to point out that their philosophies diverge. “Cindy Sheehan wanted to talk to Bush. I want to stop the motherfucker,” he says.

Corporal Kokesh’s stormy relations with the U.S. government began on March 20, when a photo of him in desert camouflage appeared in the Washington Post. He had participated a day earlier in a mock combat patrol to mark the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Along with 12 other vets, he “patrolled” the area from Union Station to Arlington National Cemetery with an imaginary assault riffle, manhandling suspected “terrorists” at simulated gunpoint, to give Washingtonians a taste of U.S. occupation . Nine days later, Major John R. Whyte sent Kokesh an e-mail informing him that he was under investigation by the Marines for wearing his uniform in a political protest.

Furious, the young GI composed an e-mail reply to his superior admonishing him for devoting valuable resources to what he viewed as a trivial matter—the political activities of a reservist—while his fellow servicemen continued to die in futility overseas. He closed with a request for the investigating officer to “please, kindly, go fuck [him]self.”

Breaking Rank

HALF MAST Kokesh holds a U.S. flag during a demonstration at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill

On May 1, Kokesh received notification from the government that Mjr. Whyte had recommended his “honorable discharge” status be stripped and changed to an “other-than-honorable discharge,” the most serious sanction possible, which involves a loss of VA health benefits, the right to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and, in his case, having to pay back the $10,000 he received on the GI Bill. The charges: uniform violation and disrespecting a superior under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Kokesh closed the e-mail with a request for the investigating officer to “please, kindly, go fuck [him]self”

Kokesh was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), a category most soldiers fall into for the period after they’ve left active duty but haven’t yet completed their eight-year military obligations. IRR members can be recalled to active duty at any time, a process that’s been described as a “backdoor draft,” but under the rule book, they receive no benefits, no salary, and fall under no chain of command. Kokesh’s lawyers argued that, as an IRR member, he was a civilian: the Uniform Code of Military Justice had no jurisdiction.

“My mother was afraid for me in Iraq, but she should be more afraid now,” Kokesh contends. “Instead of the insurgents, today it’s the United States government that’s after me.”

Kokesh maintains he made it clear he was acting as a civilian and not a Marine when he partook in the mock patrol, consciously removing the name tag and insignias from his uniform. Wearing a military uniform in such a re-enactment, his lawyers argue, is “street theater,” an action protected by the 1970 Supreme Court decision handed down in Schacht vs. United States, even if the performance could be found to “discredit” the armed forces in some manner.

According to Mike Lebowitz, an Iraq war vet who serves as Kokesh’s lead attorney, the case is the first in which the military has sought to stifle the political speech of an IRR civilian. During the Vietnam War, disgruntled vets protested their war in weathered fatigues, but those dissidents were drafted.

“This is unprecedented,” Lebowitz says. “As far as I know, we’re the first to fight something completely related to the civilian world against a discharged veteran without orders to return to duty.”

“Involuntary separation hearings are almost exclusively related to inherently criminal cases such as drugs or violence,” he adds. “In this case, the Marine Corps attempted to label political speech as official misconduct and as a serious offense. The whole thing with Adam was political, no question.”

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Kokesh is arrested for unlawful assembly at a peace demonstration

As we approach Longworth, a congressional office building on Capitol Hill, Kokesh is walking fast. He’s late to a meeting, and I’m trying to keep up. On the way, he describes the curious path that got him here. This February, a month after moving to Washington to earn a master’s degree in political management at George Washington University, he came across the story of Jonathan Schulze, a Marine from Minnesota who had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a tour in Iraq. Schulze repeatedly sought help from the Veterans Administration, informing them he was suicidal. But his requests for psychiatric care were denied. Shortly thereafter, he hanged himself with an electric chord, a picture of his infant daughter beside him. Kokesh read his story over and over, and was overwhelmed.

“I spent my nights at my computer, sobbing uncontrollably,” he says.

The experience changed him. Within a week, he had joined Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW); a few days after that, he was participating in the infamous “street theater” event. Two other IVAW Marine reservists, Cpl. Cloy Richards, 23, of Salem, Missouri, and Sgt. Liam Madden, 22, of Boston, Massachusetts, also took part, and would later be investigated for wearing their combat utility uniforms during political protests and making “disrespectful” or “disloyal” statements.

Their charges come at a time when many soldiers returning home are questioning the increasingly unpopular war in which they fought. According to a Zogby poll, 72 percent of U.S. troops serving in Iraq support a troop withdrawal within the year.

PEACE DISTURBED Kokesh collaborates with other protesters

In the Longworth cafeteria, Kokesh introduces me to Tina Richards, the mother of fellow IVAW Marine Cloy Richards, who is sitting at a long table with a group of young activists preparing the day’s agenda on the Hill. Richards, the founder of Grassroots America, a non-profit devoted to social-justice issues, became a YouTube sensation after a run-in with Rep. Dave Obey (D-WI) in which the congressman informed her that “liberal idiots” trying to de-fund the war were actually hurting the cause of the veterans. Tina Richards and Kokesh have lately been collaborating, and have vowed not to leave Washington until the war is over.

Tina’s son, Cloy, returned from Iraq 80 percent combat disabled, suffering from symptoms of traumatic brain injury and DU (depleted uranium) poisoning. He has no other health insurance and can’t afford to be denied medical treatment or lose his GI Bill for college. In short, losing his honorable discharge is not an option. Accordingly, Cloy has agreed to the government’s request that he not participate in any political rallies in uniform. His mother, in turn, has decided to speak up for him. “It’s a form of intimidation and blackmail on the military’s part to quiet the combat veterans who are speaking out against the war,” she says.

The initial plan for the morning had been to occupy Sen. McCain’s office—applying the same techniques soldiers do in Baghdad, Kokesh notes—to protest his Iraq initiatives. (”How does that sound for a first date?” Kokesh joked earlier. “We can get arrested together.”) The senator, however, wasn’t in. Kokesh and Richards decide to split up for the day, and as we head out, Kokesh is stopped by a busboy who recognizes him from the papers. “Go make something happen, man,” he says, extending his arm for a handshake.

Breaking Rank

THESE COLORS DON’T RUN The tattoo on Kokesh’s forearm reads, “USMC: For those who fight for it, life has a special flavor the protected never know”

When Kokesh was 14, his parents sent him to Devil Pups junior boot camp at Camp Pendleton where he saw a phrase on a mural that burned in his mind. The slogan was written by a Marine during the Vietnam War who later died in combat. His words are now part of the Marine Corps heritage, often written on flak jackets and helmets.

“USMC: For those who fight for it, life has a special flavor the protected never know.”

“I was surrounded by hippies,” he recalls, shaking his head in mock disgust. “I thought, ‘screw this,’ and I left”

Three years after attending the Devil Pups boot camp, Kokesh became a full-fledged, U.S.-certified Devil Dog, and had the phrase tattooed on his left arm to prove it.

“As someone who loves the Marine Corps,” he says, “to see them use [my case] for political ends is deeply offensive. The Marine Corps is turning into a partisan tool of this administration.”

Returning from a full day of lobbying, his thoughts turn to his past. He tells me he is the first and only member of his immediate family to enlist in the military. Born in a middle-class home in San Francisco and raised in San Mateo, California, he is the product of divorce—and three different boarding schools. The first and only peace protest he ever attended before his IVAW days, was after September 11. Then a psychology student at Claremont McKenna College near Los Angeles, he attend a campus walkout; but, as the only member of the military in attendance, he stuck out among the patchouli set. “I was surrounded by hippies,” he recalls, shaking his head in mock disgust. “I thought, ‘screw this’ and I left.”

Kokesh considers himself more conservative than his compatriots in the peace movement. He always votes for the Libertarian Party candidate, and was the president of the Libertarian Club in college. His political hero is Ron Paul.

Halfway through his junior year at McKenna, Kokesh volunteered to be deployed to Iraq and was soon serving in Fallujah. After graduating in December 2005, he decided he wanted to go back. But in February 2006, two days before he was to be deployed on his second tour, he was told by his commanding officer that he was under investigation for bringing back a pistol he had purchased from an Iraqi policeman. His car had been broken into on campus and the pistol was missing. He was charged with three felonies, but accepted a plea bargain for disturbing the peace—a misdemeanor—and his case was passed along to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. After an eight-month investigation, he was demoted from sergeant to corporal and given an honorary discharge. The penalization didn’t bother him much. Kokesh was more upset that he couldn’t make it back to serve his country.

FLOWER POWER On a humanitarian mission in Fallujah, Kokesh was presented with flowers by village girls
“I begged to be sent to Iraq,” he says. As for the demotion, “I keep on thinking of what [most decorated Marine in history] Chesty Puller said, ‘You’re not a real Marine until you get busted down once or twice.’”

At a café in Woodley Park the following afternoon, Kokesh is busily fielding phone calls and text messages, attempting to plan an upcoming event. When he slows down to take a breath, he lays out what he views as his main objective, other than bringing the troops home: protecting the First Amendment rights of veterans.

The nation’s largest combat veterans group, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is also behind Kokesh, charging the military of attempting to muzzle the Marine’s constitutional right to free speech. “Trying to hush up and punish fellow Americans for exercising the same democratic right we’re trying to instill in Iraq is not what we’re all about,” said VFW head Gary Kurpius in an Associated Press interview. “I may disagree with the message ... but I and my organization will always defend their right to say it.”

According to Kokesh’s lawyer, when a military prosecutor contacted him to offer a plea bargain for a general discharge, Kokesh refused. To settle for a compromise, Kokesh argued, would be akin to allowing the government to establish that IRR members are not entitled to freedom of speech. In response, he sent the officers overseeing his case the same profane suggestion as to what they could go do. During the hearing, the prosecutor denied ever having made the offer.

On June 4, the Marine Corp’s three-person review board met in Kansas City, Missouri, and declined to impose the harshest, punitive punishment on Kokesh. Instead, they took the middle road and recommended a “general discharge under honorable conditions” reflecting “significant negative” conduct, and Kokesh got to keep his benefits. The government argued that since Kokesh was a member of the IRR, he could still be called back to duty and was therefore subject to some military conduct regulations. But the decision isn’t good enough for Kokesh. To him, there’s a bigger principle at stake; namely, the speech rights of every soldier who puts on a uniform. His lawyers are currently filing an appeal with the Navy Discharge Review Board, a step toward getting his case heard in federal court.

For now, he will continue to speak out publicly against the war, and his voice will likely grow louder in the coming months.

“I will not be silenced or intimidated,” he vows. “I understand the reason Cindy Sheehan left. I can only hope to last as long as she did.”

26 posted on 05/30/2011 5:54:06 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: tunedin

Recently, while working on a separate project for a patriotic organization, The Gathering of Eagles, I became more familiar with the personal actions of a former Marine named Adam kokesh. It is through the personal knowlege and experience by some of the members of the Gathering of Eagles that Adam Kokesh, the anti-war protester has been involved with activities we call treasonous. We believe it is important to focus our efforts on this man because he is running for Congress in the 3rd district in New Mexico.

In our discovery process and analysis of online documents created by Kokesh himself, along with videos taken by others at his events and with testimony of persons attending these events, it is the obvious conclusion that Adam kokesh admitted freely to asking troops to desert their unit in time of war while visiting an Army base in Ansbach, Germany, and engaged in with demonstrations that became violent by destroying property that housed a Military recruiting center in Washington DC. Protesters at this event faced a small crowd of Americans that included Mothers of active duty servicemen and women and once learning that these women were parents of Military members overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan at that time, the protesters repeated vulgar assertions that these women’s sons should die in combat for serving in this war.

Sadly, actions like this since the Vietnam War are not called what they are: sedition at best or treason at worst. Since Adam Kokesh is a Marine Corps veteran as well as I am, I believe that Kokesh was trained enough as a Marine in operational security and awareness of how his personal actions in uniform and when dressed as a civilian would reflect on military service and was mature enough to know his actions would be viewed and repeated in our national media and international media in such a way that Iraqi resistance forces and Afghanistan Taliban and international Al-Qaeda forces would only view as supporting their efforts in time of war against American and coalition forces. It is a known fact that Osama Bin Ladin announced that he watched the 9/11 attacks on television himself and that he and his forces were pleased and encouraged by what he saw on television. To deny that media accounts of the pains of your enemy aren’t encouraging to those engaged in warfare against you is an immature approach to fighting and winning a military conflict.

To back up my assertions here, I am posting links to these events so the reader can see for themselves these events are true:

Adam Kokesh who is running for the national Congressional seat in the Farmington New Mexico area.

Kokesh is a member of IVAW, (Iraq Veterans Against the War). He openly marched in demonstrations against his country after returning from Iraq. He was arrested for bringing an illegal weapon to a college campus and having it stolen from his car, and then had a Military trial and lost a stripe for it since he brought it back illegally from Iraq. This article quotes Kokesh extensively.

Kokesh went to an Army base and openly stood in a Chow Hall and videotaped himself calling on the troops to desert in time of War and posted in online and on the IVAW blog under his own name. The article below is Adam Kokesh’s personal account of this act in his own words.

Kokesh led demonstration in DC in front of a recruiting station where his public stated goal was to prevent any recruiting from going on that day. Kokesh’s accomplices that day berated several Blue Star Mothers, (Mothers of Soldiers/Marines/Airmen/Sailors serving in time of war) and told them their sons should die in Iraq.

First hand witness accounts of this demonstration here :

Video taken by the Left Wing protesters of this event is found here: (see the bottom of the page)

The results of his participation in these actions in Washington DC led to an investigation by the United States Marine Corps into Kokesh’s wearing of military uniforms while walking the street in threatening poses pretending to hold a rifle simulating military action against Iraqi civilians. Kokesh posted the e-mail he received from the Marine Corps officer on the Iraq Veterans Against the War website and boasted of receiving this letter and also posted his profane response for the world to see. This again is Kokesh’s own words and testimony on the Iraq Veterans Against the War website. He was asked about this by a Marine officer who wanted to determine why he did what he did and were the allegations true. Kokesh admitted this was true and told the Major to GO F__ HIMSELF in his e-mail response.

There are numerous articles more than can be posted, but I will let the reader look for themselves.
Use your internet connection and search for
Kokesh + IVAW

Kokesh + Code Pink

Kokesh + ANSWER

Kokesh + World Workers Party

What must be explained at this point is why this man is connected to the Hartford Tea Party and how it has lead me to conclude that the Hartford Tea Party and the Connecticut Tea Party are not acting in the best interests of Connecticut citizens or for a national interest concerning their apparent desired candidate, Peter Schiff.

The actions of Kokesh are treason in my eyes. Plain and simple. He freely and repeatedly acted in a way that he gave aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war, and he did so knowing that in today’s world, international media would report his actions and that enemy forces such as Al-Qaeda and Iraqi resistance Mujahadeen monitor American television and print media and would see, even if only by cursory glance, his actions as a leader and participant in these marches, demonstrations, protests, and speaking engagements on college campuses.

On March 16, I received an e-mail from a friend of the Tea Party movement whom I had had previous conversations with concerning the taking over of the Tea Party platforms by those who were not political Conservatives or GOP members as the media falsely reports, but by Ron Paul Libertarians. One such person from Connecticut who was previously working in favor of the Tea Party movement and whose e-mails I used to receive on a regular basis, send out a request for aid to help the Adam Kokesh campaign. The e-mail letter is printed below:

-—— Forwarded Message -——
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 7:33:49 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [ronpaul-769] Adam Kokesh Needs Your Urgent Help!
Read all about it:
Make some phone calls for Adam if you have the time - please?
Thank you for whatever you can do to help,

The sender of this e-mail is not the author of it’s content, but he sent it as a positive effort to help Adam Kokesh. I was stunned. Being involved in the Gathering of Eagles organization and attending these anti-War rallies as a counter protestor to defend America and hold signs that were suportive of our troops, I was well aware of Adam Kokesh before he announced his running for Congress. What I didn’t know was how much the Ron Paul Political machine was supporting him and how far and deep that support went. I mistakenly thoguht it was just a local effort and soon found out the opposite.

I responded to this e-mail and asked if this JIM A was the same Jim A that me and the sender of this e-mail received previous messages from and that was confirmed. The sender of this e-mail mentioned that he thought Jim A was the new campaign manager for Peter Schiff. I did a search on the internet on Peter Schiff’s website and found that was innacurate.

In all my searches for Adam Kokesh I did on the Internet, I do not remember seeing Peter Schiff’s name with his. I realize it was because I was concentrating on the Marxist groups that Kokesh marched with and supported in national rallies.

I did my first GOOGLE search for Kokesh + Schiff was was quite stunned to see the number of connections on web sites between the two. A person is known by the company they keep. A person is also known by who wants to tell others you are a good person or a bad person. Numerous websites that specifically mention connections between Peter Schiff and Adam Kokesh have for the most part only included the names of Ron Paul or his son Rand Paul. And no one else by comparison.

The GOOGLE search terms and link I used were this:

The first page I found was this:

This the very first page of this forum is entirely based on support for Peter Schiff and Adam Kokesh and Rand Paul. ONLY those three persons. While an individual may not know what everyone says about him, he must surely know who he is compared to and why, for this website clearly endorses these three men, it has the campaign website for Peter Schiff at the top of it’s page for donations. Schiff MUST know of this site for that reason alone because he has to account for all campaign donations and his webmaster also has the clear capability to discover who is accessing his website, and in modern times, a responsibility to know who is accessing your website, and that means Schiff KNOWS he is associated with Adam Kokesh.

On July 15, 2009, Peter Schiff was one of the search terms along with Adam Kokesh for this Ron Paul appearance on Judge Napolitano’s web broadcast. If they are not known to each other or do not have common values and goals, why are they jointly advertised with each other?
That link can be found here:

On the following website, videos of Peter Schiff, with search tags that include Adam Kokesh, Ron Paul, Rand Paul and Chris Dodd (someone Schiff has openly opposed, one of the reasons I originally supported him), additional videos also show a hatred of Israel and Jewish interests, calling SarahPalin a Zionist Neocon Warmonger, that Ron Paul is the Tea Party leader-Not Sarah Palin (Neither were leaders, it was street level persons such as myself that made things happen), :

Mentioned specifically on this page are two Schiff videos. Here are the descriptions and links to those videos, along with the search tags for those videos:

Peter schiff – (8.13.09)(0)
Posted on February 10th, 2010 | Categorized as Barrack Obama | Tagged as 1207, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Adam, Audit, Bankrupt, Business, Chris, Christopher, Collapse, Commodities, Congress, Connecticut, Constitution, Debt, Deception, Deficit, DEPRESSION, Dodd, Economics, ECONOMY, Election, Fannie, FED, Foreclosure, Fox, Freddie, Germond, Harris, HR, IOUSA, Jake, Jaynee, Kokesh, Mac, Mae, OBAMA, Paul, Peter, Predicted, Rand, Restore, Rj, Ron, Schiff, Senate, Spending, The, Towne, US

Peter Schiff discussing health care and insurance on Fox Business. Donate to his campaign today! TAGS Peter Schiff Connecticut Senate 2010 2009 US Economy Ron Paul Rand Adam Kokesh RJ Harris Jake Towne Jaynee Germond Congress Election Economics Chris Christopher Dodd 2006 2007 2008 Collapse Predicted Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Bankrupt Depression Deficit Spending [...]

Peter schiff – (8.19.09)(0)
Posted on February 10th, 2010 | Categorized as Barrack Obama | Tagged as 1207, Adan, Alex, Audit, Ben, Bernanke, Brown, Chris, Christopher, Congress, Deal, Debt, Deception, Deficit, DEPRESSION, Dodd, FED, Federal, Germond, Global, Gordon, Harris, HR, Infowars, Jake, Jaynee, Joker, Jones, Kokesh, New, OBAMA, Paul, Peter, Planet, Prison, Recession, RESERVE, Retake, Rj, Ron, Schiff, Spending, Towne

Donate to his campaign! TAGS Peter Schiff Ron Paul Adan Kokesh RJ Harris Jake Towne Jaynee Germond Retake Congress Chris Christopher Dodd Obama Joker Deception Depression Recession Deficit Spending Debt Global New Deal Gordon Brown Alex Jones Infowars Prison Planet HR 1207 Audit FED Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke Alan Greenspan Constitution Michael Badnarik Connecticut [...]

Notice that in the second video, one of the search tags is INFOWARS. INFOWARS is an Alex Jones supported group, one of the leading 9/11 truthers who believe, among the many theories proposed by truthers, stories such as that the World Trade Centers were attacked by radio controlled airplanes that had the passengers removed before the collision, and also that explosive charges were placed in the building that caused the actual collapse after the collision and resultant fire. These people are Ron Paul suporters and openly support Peter Schiff and Adam Kokesh.

Remember: You are known by the company you keep, and by those who promote you and by those who wish you ill.

In this video, hosted on that same site , the title is ISRAEL’S HYPOCRASY

The search tags for that video are as follows: Posted on February 10th, 2010 | Categorized as Barrack Obama | Tagged as 10, 2012, Adam, Alex, Barack, Beck, Best, Bowl, Brees, Brett, Bush, Campaign, Celente, Commercial, Commercials;, Doritos, Drew, Ever, Favre, For, Gaza, Gerald, Glenn, Hand, Illustrated, Israel, Jay, Jones, Judge, Kokesh, Latifah, Leno, Liberty, Motorola, Napolitano, New, Notes, OBAMA, Order, Palestine, Palestinian, Palin, Paul, Peter, Polamalu, Queen, Rand, Reggie, Ron, Sarah, Schiff, Special, Sports, Super, Superbowl, Swimsuit, Top, Troy, World, Zionism, Zionist

Israel’s hypocracy MEGA info BOMB FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 USC section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Ron Paul Peter Schiff Adam Kokesh [...]

It is crystal clear that this individual website is hosted by Anti-semitic persons who hold disparaging views of Jews. Notice also that one of the search terms is GAZA, indicating that this website is favorable of the Palistinian cause, despite the obvious facts of the Palistinians creating homicidal bombers to kill Jews using retarded persons as suicide bombers and also firing over 1000 home made rockets into Israel in the last 2 years. This website thinks that is not worth mentioning, but Israel’s Hypocrasy (sic) is the issue.

While again, a single reference to these issues does prove a movement, I understand that, a logical thinking person would distance themselves from people such as this once this is known unless you hold these views yourself, or if your friends hold these views and you do not want to distance yourself from your friends.

For the record, and for his credit concerning his connections to Ron Paul and Adam Kokesh, Peter Schiff has denounced the 9/11 theories surrounding a conspiracy:

A nerw Internet search reveals the following about Ron paul and 9/11:

An organization called Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth video taped an inpromtu appearance with Ron Paul and recorded some of his comments. They can be found here:

While Ron Paul has said on TV shows such as Glen Beck that he dismisses the major theories, he openly says there is a coverup of what went on yet refuses to elaborate on just what is covered up. The 9/11 Comission clearly showed that intelligence failures happened because of Clinton era laws that prevented our inteligence agancies from communicating with each other.

On the website CONSPIRACY PLANET, information about Ron Paul and issues similar to this can be found:

Ron Paul has publically said that the CIA has accomplished a coup against America and needs to be taken out:

A direct quote from this conference is as such:
(January 20, 2010) House Rep. Ron Paul says the CIA has in effect carried out a “coup” against the US government, and the intelligence agency needs to be “taken out.”

Speaking to an audience of like-minded libertarians at a Campaign for Liberty regional conference in Atlanta this past weekend, the Texas Republican said: “There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries...”

I did an Internet search to see if Peter Schiff attended this conference, and found that almost every video of this event where Ron Paul made such a statement, Peter Schiff’s name was one of the main search tags:

One one video, the single specific description for the video reads as such:
Category: News & Politics
Tags: ron paul 2pac alex jones debra medina peter schiff gerald celente marc faber max keiser jim rogers dollar hyperinflation wall street gold federal reserve bernanke geithner bailout stimulus obama healthcare palin scott brown fox news msnbc cnbc mike church perry hutchison spending tea party glenn beck rand paul dr. mercola campaign for liberty atlanta regional conference woods mises rockwell climategate monckton jesse ventura conspiracy theory new world order

This video can be found at the link below:

And here is one prominant website that supports the 9/11 conspiracy theories, calling for a RON PAUL PROVISIONAL ARMY to take over after we investigate the 9/11 events:

Among the other kooky connections to Ron Paul, is a UFO COnnection. I have yet to find the original article, but numerous articles repeat the belief of Ron Paul’s that UFO’s are real. Some of the Ron Paul sites have soeone trying to mock this belief, but the Ron Paul site, says this:

This has been repeated again in San Francisco, not known to support conservatives or Libertarians anyways, but associated with Ron Paul out there were UFO enthusiasts mentioned in this article:

How is it that the kookiest ideas are surrounding Ron Paul?
Ron Paul, UFO disclosure, etc... simply nothing more than a pacifier — a distraction!

You are known by the company you keep. By who likes you and who dislikes you. To see repeatedly in these searches the names of 9/11 truther groups such as INFOWARS and RON PAUL and ALEX JONES, ADAM KOKESH connected immediately to Peter Schiff can only bring someone to an immediate conslusion: he is either silent of their excesses for his own political expediency but welcomes their support, or he is totally ignorant of Ron Paul and his supporters. Peter Schiff is surely NOT ignorant of Ron Paul. Peter Schiff is one smart guy, most likely smarter than me, especially money wise. But he surely had to kow who he was being connected to and has done nothing to dismiss the kooks who are endorsing him.

This is why in my previous e-mails to Tea Party Members of Connecticut I repeatedly added in search links or advice on what to search for regarding these issues and Peter Schiff.

I have been asked to leave the Hartford Tea Party. Fair enough. If this is the man that the Hartford Tea Party wishes to promote and support, then I want no part of it.

Peter Schiff is promoted and supported with a known traitor, Adam kokesh, on numerous websites and all the Tea Party members were shown where to see it themselves. What is saddening is the responses I got about it.

You are know by the company you keep? By who supports you? Also by who doesn’t support you. In all this exchange, only one person wrote back to me asking if this information about Kokesh was true or if the links were valid. I am afraid that most of the people who received those e-mails refused to click on the links I provided and that effort was wasted. What I heard was that by exposing the bad connections of Peter Schiff with Truthers, Traitors and UFO chasers, all that mattered was someone who wanted LIBERTY. I was called a traitor for not endorsing someone who endorses a traitor. All that mattered was a candidate that supported liberty. Supporting a Marxist sympathiser who marched with Code Pink, ANSWER, WORLD WORKERS PARTY, SDS is now considered LIBERTY by Libertarians in Connecticut. And I saved that e-mail to prove I was called a traitor to not support Schiff.

Liberty at the expense of supporting someone running on the same ticket as a traitor with no response or denial despite the full year of being connected to him?

Check the dates on these websites, it has been 10 months since Schiff has been connected to Kokesh, and not once has Schiff denounced Kokesh. Not on his official campaign website or anywhere that is online. If he did, the YouTube videos with Kokesh and Schiff’s name would not exist, nor would all the Ron Paul websites with Schiff’s name be with Kokesh.

It would not be there if he denounced him, but instead, on the website, Schiff allowed the placement of an article written by a John Birch Society author for the New American Magazine to list their support for Schiff, Rand Paul and Adam Kokesh.

That article has been on Peter Schiff’s website for 5 months now. Peter Schiff would not have allowed such a letter to remain on his website unless he had no problem with someone who marched with marxist groups in anti-war demonstrations simulating the murder of innocent people to slander the military.

Schiff’s allowance of this letter promoting Kokesh is a blatant endorsement of Kokesh.

Knowing all of the above, and knowing that the members of the Hartford Tea Party and Connecticut Tea Party have refused to contact me to ask for more information or agree with me, with only 3 exceptions among the group, I must immediately and permanently separate myself from a group that thinks the character of a man as this is acceptable for political office.

No one is perfect. I am way too excitable and emotional for me to consider myself eligible for political office. I am way too blunt and speak my mind too freely. I have seen myself on film and am not always happy at what I see once I said some things. But I am not ashamed at what makes me mad at all. In fact, the things that I get mad at are legitimate. My anger at the issues shows I know what to get mad at. My humor is sometimes gruff and direct.

But the direction I send it is not wrong. Peter Schiff is connected to people who committed treason and has been for almost a full year and the Hartford Tea Party and the Connecticut Tea Party now know it and in the last several days, only 3 people have told me my concerns were right in our most recent series of e-mails.

In a private phone conversation in the last week, I was asked what I thought about the Tea Party announcing the endorsement of Peter Schiff before the republican primary so that the Tea Party movement would appear to be pushing the agenda instead of the media controlling it; a way of the people, the grassroots, taking command instead of responding to media control of the process or GOP Party control of the process. I agreed because I liked Peter Schiff’s economic stance and explanation of what he would do. I did not want anyone in office that had previously held office and that meant I did not want Rob Simmons. I also did not want someone who made her money by supporting shooting steroids into the body of Jocks to entertain 12 year old boys to make her fortune, or knowing that she hired the wife of Connecticut GOP Chairman to work on her campaign, nor do I think she is correct by stating at the Enfield Republican Town Committe meeting where she said she believed in man made Global Warming.

After the last 3 days of finally doing the homework on Peter Schiff that I should of in the first place, I totally remove my endorsement of Peter Schiff and I call on all Patriotic thinking Americans to so also.

27 posted on 05/30/2011 6:00:22 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: Interesting Times

Gordon liddy archive file of the Larry Baily interview of Adam kokesh

28 posted on 05/30/2011 6:01:48 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

several new posts for you to explain who this traitor, Adam Kokesh really is

29 posted on 05/30/2011 6:08:57 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: truthfreedom
Most will say they don’t like him.

Just another reason why Ron Paul will never, ever win the GOP nomination. Paul not only associates with, but actively supports, vile and disgusting characters like Kokesh.

30 posted on 05/30/2011 7:39:07 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks, Race. I hadn’t heard Larry’s interview.

31 posted on 05/30/2011 7:44:03 AM PDT by Interesting Times (
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To: RaceBannon

All of this is extremely disturbing information if you had seen a very heavily edited YT clip that I did. People are being brainwashed by all kinds of media and seriously mis-led into being sympathetic for losers like Kokesh when they stage a “dance-in” at the Jefferson Memorial.

Thank you :)

32 posted on 05/30/2011 10:34:29 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: RaceBannon

Thanks to your great information i’ve come to the conclusion that this clown has an axe to grind and perhaps he’s just wacked out,too.

33 posted on 05/30/2011 10:37:29 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (I am keeping the faith, I have not finished my course and I am fighting for the good)
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To: tunedin

Kokesh, Peter Schiff, Ron and Rand Paul, Max Keiser, Gerald Celente, David Duke and Alex Jones all move within the Putin-funded pseudolibertarian constellation.

34 posted on 05/30/2011 10:52:09 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Yehuda

Heaven’s Gate cult leader or Nancy Pelosi, not sure which is nuttier looking.

35 posted on 05/30/2011 1:42:40 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: truthfreedom

Most? Well, I guess we do have an occasional Code Pinko troll.

36 posted on 05/30/2011 3:07:14 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

oh, many don’t care.

37 posted on 05/30/2011 3:54:00 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Yehuda; Interesting Times

Thanks for the ping.
Yes, Kokesh is aligned with both Ron Paul AND Rand Paul.
He also has a show on Russia Today television, that broadcasts international propaganda, as seen from the Far Left point of view.

39 posted on 05/31/2011 1:22:23 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: Springfield Reformer
...the single most vitriolic thrashing I ever got was for complaining about a FB group called Liberty Candidates

Campaign for Liberty. They have a website where they brag on running libertarians as Republican for office. They also have a section here at FR, or at least did the last I looked. IMO, it's highly inadvisable to associate with that group.

40 posted on 05/31/2011 1:25:57 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: La Enchiladita

You’re right. Thanks for the correction. And I agree with your assessment.

41 posted on 05/31/2011 5:52:15 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer

No problem. I didn’t mean to correct you, but just (helpfully?) fill in the information. I have a radar for these fraudulent types who are disrupting our sincere efforts and intentions to get our country back on track. Their net effect is to confuse and disrupt our side of the political spectrum.

42 posted on 06/01/2011 12:41:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

He’s a code pink scumbag that tried running for Congressional district 3 in NM in 2010. Got his butt whipped.

Pure scum.

43 posted on 06/01/2011 12:46:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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