Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

PROTESTING AMERICA
http://www.nypost.com ^ | 2/23/04 | John Podhoretz

Posted on 02/22/2004 11:36:31 PM PST by BCrago66

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

JOHN Kerry arrives in New York today. Our city is an old stomping ground of his, of course. He used to hang out at 156 Fifth Avenue - the headquarters of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Kerry was present at those offices in September 1970, when the group decided to write then-Mayor John V. Lindsay and demand that the city refuse to welcome another organization, one dedicated to representing other American servicemen.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; kerry; podhoretz

1 posted on 02/22/2004 11:36:31 PM PST by BCrago66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BCrago66; snippy_about_it; PhilDragoo
Enjoy your stay in New York, John Kerry. This city is the worse for having hosted you and your smelly little protest 34 years ago.

Looks like Kerry has always hated the National Guard.

2 posted on 02/22/2004 11:39:11 PM PST by SAMWolf (Contrary to popular belief Hamas has nothing to do with ham. If you throw ham at them they get angry)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SAMWolf
I guess the idea is that 4 months of service to his country gives Kerry a lifetime pass to slander servicemen and undercut the military.
3 posted on 02/22/2004 11:48:19 PM PST by BCrago66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SAMWolf
Kerry's gonna hearmy protest vote in November, the traitor.
4 posted on 02/22/2004 11:49:46 PM PST by Viking2002 (I think; therefore, I Freep............)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SAMWolf
Looks like Kerry has always hated the National Guard.

Ditto all his slimey friends on the Left, who harbor resentment against the Guard for its riot control duties in the 60's.
5 posted on 02/23/2004 12:03:24 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; MeekOneGOP; autoresponder; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER; PhiKapMom; onyx
Kerry slandered ALL American fighting men as "war criminals, murderers, rapists"--

--when it was only his own war crimes which he witnessed.

Kerry confessed to murdering a mother and child.

John Kerry: war criminal.

Kerry self-cited his way to a three Band-Aid cop-out in four months--

--and picked up a self-cited Silver Star for assassinating a wounded combatant in violation of Geneva Accords--

Hence, the ONLY war criminal Kerry can attest to is

HIMSELF. . . .

Komrade Kerry won the coveted Giap Fifth Column ribbon

Author of the important Following Ho Chi Minh: The Memoirs of a North Vietnamese Colonel, Bui enlisted at age 18 in the Vietnamese People's Army. He worked as a journalist and editor for the Communist army newspaper in Hanoi during the Vietnam War. In this position, Bui worked in close proximity to Ho Chi Minh -- and the American POWs.

In Aid and Comfort: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam, page 80, the Holzers quote Bui Tin from "How North Vietnam Won the War", The Wall Street Journal, August 3, 1995:

Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi's victory?

A: It was essential to our strategy.

Kerry won the war--for the Communists, and to the Communists he is a hero.

6 posted on 02/23/2004 12:11:10 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: PhilDragoo
bttt
7 posted on 02/23/2004 12:28:14 AM PST by lainde (Heads up...We're coming and we've got tongue blades!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66
This looks like a great pick up. The amazing thing is that it wasn't a Freeper who discovered it.
8 posted on 02/23/2004 12:33:02 AM PST by Plutarch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Plutarch
How do you know Podhoretz isn't a Freeper?
9 posted on 02/23/2004 12:40:25 AM PST by BCrago66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66
"True, Bush's service can't compare to John Kerry's. Kerry saved lives, suffered injuries and won medals for his valor in Vietnam."

WHAT? Under what standard...that one?

10 posted on 02/23/2004 1:45:17 AM PST by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop
re: your post on the pulled thread.

It was Bush who was defamed by that statement. His service does compare. As for Kerry's patriotism, well...just serving doesn't give him that distinction!

11 posted on 02/23/2004 2:07:52 AM PST by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: PhilDragoo


Kerry 02-03-2004:
"For the second time this week a New England Patriot Won!"

Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry
(Click here or on the pic)

John Kerry's History Page
(Click here)


12 posted on 02/23/2004 3:02:41 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (The Democrats believe in CHOICE. I have chosen to vote STRAIGHT TICKET GOP for years !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66
By Kerry's logic, Benedict Arnold would never have been accused of treason, could never have been questioned about his military service or judgements, and always would have been viewed as of higher character than the "chicken hawks" who remained working in the Continental Congress rather than taking up arms directly. Neither John Adams or James Madison would have been regarded as "qualified" to be president, much less to run, win and form American foreign policy.

By Kerry's logic: Tailgunner Joe McCarthy should never have been questioned about his "patriotism" or stands on "national defense" -- he was THERE... in the THICK of BATTLE... one of the "band of brothers". How DARE those senators question his integrity, positions and claims on national security matters...

Just a thought.
13 posted on 02/23/2004 3:58:37 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SAMWolf
Kerry hates the National Guard, the reserves and the regular Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

His entire political life was started with that hatred like most Rats in political office today in his age bracket.

Of course they hate a strong America and those of us who want a strong America.
14 posted on 02/23/2004 6:21:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (John F'onda Kerry is a Benedict Arnold with his anti America activities, post Nam.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: PhilDragoo
Great Posts!

Keep it going!
15 posted on 02/23/2004 6:21:57 AM PST by Grampa Dave (John F'onda Kerry is a Benedict Arnold with his anti America activities, post Nam.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Kozak
I lived in a mixed area of Milwaukee in 1968, when we went under martial law during a series of marches and riots over accessible housing for minorities. I was definitely a leftie at the time. However, I didn't hate the Guard; I was frightened seeing young Guardsmen on the backs of trucks manning huge, swiveling guns. We were under curfew. We were instructed to leave our homes slowly, w/our hands visible. We were also frightened of the rioters and had a deal w/some black neighbors that one member of each family would spend some time at each other's home so if one or the other side got violent, we could stick the right color face out the door. We really feared the rioters and being caught in any crossfire....which never happened in our neighborhood.

It was sobering for a young American mother of a toddler to experience martial law. The memory remains and it is what I expect things would be like under Code Red. It is yet another reason why I am glad I live in the country and not in a major city right now.

In the time since, I can honestly say, that except for some privately written/published memoirs of those days, I never heard anyone on either side express hatred for the Guard's actions at that time. They were nervous and frightened themselves. Some were only 19 years old. In fact, the priest who led the marches (I am blocking his name)was the person most vilified following the ordeal.

I think we all identified w/the Guardsmen who were faced w/the possibility of having to fire on fellow citizens.
16 posted on 02/23/2004 7:13:21 AM PST by reformedliberal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: BCrago66; kdf1; AMERIKA; Lancey Howard; MudPuppy; SMEDLEYBUTLER; opbuzz; Snow Bunny; gitmogrunt; ...
major bump
17 posted on 02/23/2004 8:14:03 AM PST by RaceBannon (John Kerry is Vietnam's Benedict Arnold: Former War Hero turned Traitor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hon
This should be up your alley.
18 posted on 02/23/2004 11:43:35 AM PST by William McKinley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: William McKinley
Thanks for the ping. You're right, I think it's a great piece of reporting.
19 posted on 02/23/2004 1:44:31 PM PST by Hon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: All
"Guilty as Lt. Calley might have been of the actual act of murder," Kerry said, "the verdict does not single out the real criminal. Those of us who have served in Vietnam know that the real guilty party is the United States of America."

Kerry and VVAW tried to rid My Lai like a rented mule. It was the greatest thing that ever happened for their side.
20 posted on 02/23/2004 1:46:35 PM PST by Hon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
"Thus was John Kerry a key midwife in the birthing of one of of the worst myths ever fostered in this country: The myth of the crazed, violent, dangerous Vietnam vet who had come back to America to wreak the same kind of devastation here he had wreaked in Southeast Asia."

Here is one of leaflets Jane Fonda, John Kerry and their "band of brothers" left behind during their raids on the farms and houses of the Valley Forge area in September 1970:

John Kerry At Valley Forge (With Jane Fonda)

21 posted on 02/23/2004 1:59:01 PM PST by Hon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hon
My grandparents lived four miles west of Valley Forge at the time. Woe to any antiwar protestors who may have tried to pin this leaflet on my grandfather's door.
22 posted on 02/23/2004 2:01:25 PM PST by dirtboy (Howard, we hardly knew ye. Not that we're complaining, mind you...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SAMWolf
BTTT. Good post.
23 posted on 02/23/2004 3:45:36 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson