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Actual Audio Link of John Kerry's War Crimes Testimony to Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971
Pacifica Radio Tape of John Kerry's Alleged War Crimes Testimony ^ | February 20, 2004 | John Kerry

Posted on 02/21/2004 1:52:04 PM PST by pushforbush

Video Link: http://play.rbn.com/?url=demnow/demnow/demand/2004/feb/256/dnB20040220a.rm&proto=rtsp&start=5:15

Audio Link: http://stream.realimpact.net/rihurl.ram?file=webactive/demnow/dn20040220.ra&start=5:15

JOHN KERRY: Several months ago, in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged, and many very highly decorated, veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. These were not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis, with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. It is impossible to describe to you exactly what did happen in Detroit--the emotions in the room, and the feelings of the men who were reliving their experiences in Vietnam. They relived the absolute horror of what this country, in a sense, made them do.

They told stories that, at times, they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.

We call this investigation the Winter Soldier Investigation. The term "winter soldier" is a play on words of Thomas Paine's in 1776, when he spoke of the "sunshine patriots," and "summertime soldiers" who deserted at Valley Forge because the going was rough.

We who have come here to Washington have come here because we feel we have to be winter soldiers now. We could come back to this country, we could be quiet, we could hold our silence, we could not tell what went on in Vietnam, but we feel, because of what threatens this country, not the reds, but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out.

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This is Communist Pacifica Radio's tape of John Kerry testifying with his haughty Boston Brahmin accent to completely imaginary war crimes by U.S. Soldiers in Vietnam, supposed described at Jane Fonda's Winter Soldier program.

How can anyone take the man seriously after his fantasy testimony. Listening to the tape you can tell this is not the voice of a confused young war protester, but of a mature veteran attempting to deceive Congress and the entire United States

1 posted on 02/21/2004 1:52:04 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: pushforbush
Magnificent catch.

Kerry is toast, finito, adios, buh-bye.

2 posted on 02/21/2004 1:59:05 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: FormerACLUmember
The video link actually shows the maggot infested war protestor's description of the imaginary war crimes at the "Winter Soldier" event. Unfortunately, Pacifica Radio doesn't tell anyone in this program that none of the alleged crimes were found to be true after a thorough investigation by the Pentagon.
3 posted on 02/21/2004 2:02:11 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: pushforbush
DOWNLOAD AND SAVE - NOW
4 posted on 02/21/2004 2:03:51 PM PST by dandelion
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To: pushforbush
This is Communist Pacifica Radio's

and taxpayer funded...

5 posted on 02/21/2004 2:04:10 PM PST by Wheee The People (If this post doesn't make any sense, then it also doubles as a bump.)
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To: pushforbush
Here is what he calls the United States, according to the transcript there: "millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence, and who are given the chance to die for the biggest nothing in history." The biggest NOTHING in history? And he wants to be president of it?
6 posted on 02/21/2004 2:05:29 PM PST by jwalburg (We CAN Question their Patriotism!)
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To: pushforbush
JOHN F. "BARRYMORE" KERRY....a legend in his own mind
7 posted on 02/21/2004 2:07:16 PM PST by soozla (Life is like a shower....one wrong turn and you're in hot water)
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To: jwalburg
He really said that?
8 posted on 02/21/2004 2:08:15 PM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: xzins
I couldn't bear to listen to much of this..It is not the voice of a kid.The testimony at the Winter Soldiers Investigation is new at the beginning,before Kerry.I know some of the testifiers were never in country..frauds.
9 posted on 02/21/2004 2:09:13 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: FormerACLUmember
The video link actually shows the maggot infested war protestor's description of the imaginary war crimes at the "Winter Soldier" event. Unfortunately, Pacifica Radio doesn't tell anyone in this program that none of the alleged crimes were found to be true after a thorough investigation by the Pentagon.
10 posted on 02/21/2004 2:09:18 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: Dog Gone; Howlin; redlipstick; cyncooper; Miss Marple; Peach; Mo1
Spread the word!!!!
11 posted on 02/21/2004 2:10:03 PM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: backhoe
FYI
12 posted on 02/21/2004 2:10:16 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: pushforbush
And isn't Kerry's arrogance completely nauseating? What a sick, compulsive liar!
13 posted on 02/21/2004 2:10:40 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (Man rises to greatness if greatness is expected of him)
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To: pushforbush
4later
14 posted on 02/21/2004 2:11:02 PM PST by OXENinFLA ("John Kerry is married to a 67 yr old ATM machine" ----- C-span Caller)
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To: pushforbush
This is Communist Pacifica Radio's tape of John Kerry testifying with his haughty Boston Brahmin accent to completely imaginary war crimes by U.S. Soldiers in Vietnam, supposed described at Jane Fonda's Winter Soldier program.

And last night on Hardball when Charlie Black, republican, pointed to this testimony (after the usual nod to Kerry's Vietnam service) Matthews YELLED at him, "Don't you believe him?" and Black said "No!", and Matthews said "How do you know? You weren't there".

So Chrissy still believes all the stories the likes of Kerry told way back when.

15 posted on 02/21/2004 2:11:16 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: Dog
The word is spreading. Hugh Hewitt played it in its entirety this past week, too.

Drip
Drip
Drip
16 posted on 02/21/2004 2:13:05 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: MEG33
Going out in the next email to the usual suspects.
17 posted on 02/21/2004 2:13:31 PM PST by backhoe
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To: dandelion
You can buy a copy on CD for $15

https://store.democracynow.org/?pid=10&show=2004-02-20

But I'm not sure I want to send $15 to Pacifica Radio
18 posted on 02/21/2004 2:13:48 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: Dog
I am reading through the transcript on the page now. Yes, he said that. He also said this:

We listened while, month after month, we were told the back of the enemy was about to break. and we feel, because of what threatens this country, not the reds, but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out.

He really sees no threat from Communism. All these poor Viet Cong want is to work in their rice paddies, he says, free from helicopter strafing. But whose rice paddies were the poor Cambodians'?

So ignorantly and arrogantly speaking, and as he spoke, giving the enemy even more reason to push a little harder! It makes you angry.

19 posted on 02/21/2004 2:14:58 PM PST by jwalburg (We CAN Question their Patriotism!)
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To: cyncooper
I believe Chris was so anti war back then that it literally closes his mind. Any testimony that backs his stance cannot be questioned.He is very anti the Iraq war,too.
20 posted on 02/21/2004 2:16:23 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: jwalburg
"millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence, and who are given the chance to die for the biggest nothing in history."

~John Effin Kerry~

21 posted on 02/21/2004 2:18:50 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: pushforbush
To the Pacifica crowd this is his red badge of courage - to the majority of the voters who will turn out in November - this sinks his ship.
22 posted on 02/21/2004 2:21:10 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right, never in doubt!)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
What's ironic, if you follow the links to the whole program, is that Pacifica uses this testimony to bash Kerry for voting for the Iraq war in 2002, and they interview notorious peace "nut" Brian Willson who criticizes Kerry for now turning his back on the peace movement.
23 posted on 02/21/2004 2:24:16 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: jwalburg
I don't think he was referring to the US as "the biggest nothing in history." I interpreted it as referring to the War in Vietnam and the cause they were fighting for. Remember, he was speaking before the Congress, so it's not likely that even a twerp like Kerry would insult his immediate audience by slurring their country.
24 posted on 02/21/2004 2:25:29 PM PST by giotto
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To: cyncooper
And last night on Hardball when Charlie Black, republican, pointed to this testimony (after the usual nod to Kerry's Vietnam service) Matthews YELLED at him, "Don't you believe him?" and Black said "No!", and Matthews said "How do you know? You weren't there".

So Chrissy still believes all the stories the likes of Kerry told way back when.

Charlie Black could have answered "The witnesses lied. Fact. Read 'Stolen Valor'."

How did Charlie reply?

25 posted on 02/21/2004 2:27:15 PM PST by secretagent
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To: pushforbush
This is a great find! Thanks for posting it.
26 posted on 02/21/2004 2:27:51 PM PST by Grampa Dave (President Bush has the power to fill court vacancies during the recess of the Senate!)
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To: pushforbush
Absolutely.It is to chastise him for the vote to authorize war.
Perhaps they are friends again now that he's flip flopped and failed to fund what he voted for,with our soldiers in the field.
27 posted on 02/21/2004 2:31:27 PM PST by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: Hon; RonDog; ALOHA RONNIE; Ernest_at_the_Beach; backhoe; seamole; piasa; Shermy; BOBTHENAILER; ...
Al Gore's invention, strikes again.

John F'onda Kerry has left a long and bloody trail of anti American activities since he returned from Nam.
28 posted on 02/21/2004 2:31:45 PM PST by Grampa Dave (John F'onda Kerry is a Benedict Arnold with his anti America activities, post Nam.)
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To: secretagent
Goodness, you don't imagine he got a chance once Chris was off and running at the mouth. Charlie did fine. There was a dem guest, too. Even though he barely got another word in edgewise on that topic (they move on quickly on that show), I was pleased Black brought it up.

Very pleased.
29 posted on 02/21/2004 2:32:00 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: jwalburg
"millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence, and who are given the chance to die for the biggest nothing in history."

The pronoun "nothing" he spoke of was the war in Vietnam.
30 posted on 02/21/2004 2:32:07 PM PST by HighWheeler (Difference between a RAT and a battery: At least a battery has a positive side.)
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To: pushforbush
I don't have the computer skills to save this audio. Someone needs to save it without the link on FR's server and other servers.

This stuff just disappears when the left wing finds out that we are circulating it.

Some needs to store the audio, not just the link on some private servers.
31 posted on 02/21/2004 2:34:42 PM PST by Grampa Dave (John F'onda Kerry is a Benedict Arnold with his anti America activities, post Nam.)
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To: Interesting Times
ping!
32 posted on 02/21/2004 2:36:34 PM PST by diotima
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To: pushforbush
Didn't he just tell Judy Woodruff on CNN last night that he NEVER accused American Soldiers of committing war crimes? HMmmmmmmm
33 posted on 02/21/2004 2:36:45 PM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
To the Pacifica crowd this is his red badge of courage - to the majority of the voters who will turn out in November - this sinks his ship.

The majority of voters will see this as hard to resolve history, and hence boring.

Unless we can prove the Winter Soldier Investigation as a dramatic, irrefutable fraud. Starting with Al Hubbard and moving on through the list.

34 posted on 02/21/2004 2:36:57 PM PST by secretagent
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To: pushforbush
Thanks for the links. My dial-up server keeps messing up, but I've been able to save the links & watch part of the video. I'm surprised it's available. I thought it was buried in the networks' vaults, never to be seen again. Thank you PFB.
36 posted on 02/21/2004 2:43:37 PM PST by BykrBayb (Temporary tagline. Applied to State of New Jersey for permanent tagline (12/24/03).)
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To: pushforbush
I'm listening to the audio. There is wild clapping after the mention of his medals.

I want to see the military record of what he did and how he earned his medals. He should be proud to let us see the record.

37 posted on 02/21/2004 2:44:23 PM PST by LADY J
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To: cyncooper
Good for Charlie Black. Sounds like Matthews couldn't stand the heat.

To Charlie and others in sound bite pressure: "Al Hubbard and the others lied. Read 'Stolen Valor'."

38 posted on 02/21/2004 2:46:23 PM PST by secretagent
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To: Grampa Dave
John F'onda Kerry has left a long and bloody trail of anti American activities since he returned from Nam.

Indeed he has, and if effin Kerry is the nominee, that info will be spread, far and wide.

39 posted on 02/21/2004 2:46:37 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: BOBTHENAILER
This audio and tv clip are just more reasons why all of us need to be monthly contributors to Free Republic or regular donors.

99.% of the reality we have read, heard and seen about John F'onda Kerry would have never been read, heard or seen with our left wing mediots controlling the news.

Just look at how they have contained and spiked all of this news about the real traitor, Kerry has been.
40 posted on 02/21/2004 2:50:24 PM PST by Grampa Dave (John F'onda Kerry is a Benedict Arnold with his anti America activities, post Nam.)
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To: Grampa Dave
This audio and tv clip are just more reasons why all of us need to be monthly contributors to Free Republic or regular donors.

99.% of the reality we have read, heard and seen about John F'onda Kerry would have never been read, heard or seen with our left wing mediots controlling the news.

Couldn't agree more. Just emailed a link to all my non-freeper conservative pals. This is going to travel far and wide.

41 posted on 02/21/2004 2:54:52 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: pushforbush
copied, saved, ready to put on server if needed
42 posted on 02/21/2004 3:04:14 PM PST by JeepInMazar (I left my Russian Jeep in Mazar-i-Sherif)
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To: HighWheeler
Possibly. Here is the entire paragraph:

I would like to talk to you a little bit about what the result is of the feelings these men carry with them after coming back from Vietnam. The country doesn't know it yet, but it has created a monster, a monster in the form of millions of men who have been taught to deal and to trade in violence, and who are given the chance to die for the biggest nothing in history; men who have returned with a sense of anger and a sense of betrayal which no one has yet grasped.

Since one is used to the phrase "the chance to die for your country" it seems natural to assume he was substituting for that, but I concede he could just mean that it was a "nothing" to fight against brutal communist terrorists.

43 posted on 02/21/2004 3:10:12 PM PST by jwalburg (We CAN Question their Patriotism!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Did John F Kerry legitimately earn this high award? Veterans want to know!
 

44 posted on 02/21/2004 3:13:39 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Grampa Dave
What would John Kerry do..??

45 posted on 02/21/2004 3:16:47 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: Wolverine
BTTT!
46 posted on 02/21/2004 3:26:28 PM PST by Balata (A Vietnam Veteran)
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To: Dog
Why the hit piece on Kerry from these people???
47 posted on 02/21/2004 3:31:18 PM PST by Mo1 (" Do you want a president who injects poison into his skull for vanity?")
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To: Mo1
Can you say Hillary.....see who Pacifica Radio donated to..
48 posted on 02/21/2004 3:33:25 PM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: pushforbush
bump for later download
49 posted on 02/21/2004 3:39:53 PM PST by atomicpossum
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To: pushforbush
Audio Link: http://stream.realimpact.net/rihurl.ram?file=webactive/demnow/dn20040220.ra&start=5:15
50 posted on 02/21/2004 3:43:52 PM PST by ChadGore (Viva Bush. He's EARNED a second term.)
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