Skip to comments.Kerry’s FBI File (Gary Aldrich)
Posted on 02/25/2004 9:39:27 PM PST by jmstein7
I experienced something akin to humiliation when the President of the United States ordered subordinates to release his dental records to the public. President Bush acted in hopes of ending the ridiculous argument surrounding his National Guard service.
Nothing is sacred in todays politics of personal destruction invented and perfected by the Democrats. Not even the number of fillings in George Bushs teeth.
Thus, Senator John Kerry and his followers opened the door. Its only fair that many will now choose to walk through that door. No competent attorney would ever open a line of inquiry in the courtroom unless he knew how the same issue would impact his own client.
Democrats should not complain now if certain similar questions are asked of the good Senator.
In the debate about which man has given more to his country, no evidence has been more emotionally persuasive than Senator Kerrys own claims of war heroism. One basis for this assertion is that while serving in Vietnam, Kerry showed great courage in leaping off his boat to attack and kill a wounded North Vietnamese soldier.
Evidence suggests the Vietnamese soldier had previously been wounded by a 50-caliber round. Veteran friends of mine tell me if a person is hit by a 50-caliber round, it is highly unlikely they could continue to be a threat, because of the hydro-shock associated with the impact of the round. I am assured this is true regardless of where the enemy was hit.
I know from my own FBI training that certain high-powered rounds can destroy vital organs and blow away entire limbs due to this same hydro-shock factor. Kerrys claims that he saved his fellow soldiers lives by taking the life of the wounded Vietnamese fighter now lie in reasonable doubt.
Also, Kerrys ardent fans clamor over the Purple Hearts he received for each of his several wounds. What is not widely known is that even a minor wound can qualify for a Purple Heart, and a combination of Purple Hearts can be the basis for reassignment to a safer post. Kerry did, in fact, take a safer post after accepting his war medals.
Other veterans tell me they didnt even put in for Purple Hearts, because they did not want to be transferred home unless they were seriously wounded. These veterans didnt want to leave their buddies behind just to seek the safety of distance from the battle.
In total, it appears Kerry was in-country less than five months. Yet some prisoners of war served more than seven years and had many serious wounds.
Today, Senator Kerry likes the political attention his medals afford him. However, during one protest, Kerry was seen tossing his precious medals over the White House fence.
Except now he says those were not actually his medals, but somebody elses medals he discarded. Another version has him tossing over just the ribbons. Which is it?
Anyone visiting his Senate office can see medals hung in a display case on the wall. Well, whose medals are in the display case? Are these Kerrys, or did he or a member of his staff buy a few similar medals at a local pawn shop?
Finally in the biggest controversy of all Senator John Kerry says he is a hero for standing up to power while protesting against the War in Vietnam. According to news reports, Kerry was protesting the war even as he served as a full-time member of the armed forces.
Did Kerry take leave-time to attend these rallies, or was he AWOL from his post while he traveled around protesting the war?
Did he only participate in peaceful war protests, or did he join the Hard-Left, anti-US, pro-Communistic cabal of Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda and other well-known Hard-Left, anti-US radicals?
I dont know the answers to these questions, but I do know where to find them. Every significant leader of any anti-war, anti-US protest from the 1960s has a large file sitting in a file drawer over at the FBI Headquarters.
The Bureaus headquarters is located at 9th street and Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, D.C. To get a copy of the FBI file, which would clear up this entire thing, Senator Kerry merely has to file a form. But HE must be the one to do it. Nobody else can get a copy only John F. Kerry.
And, because its a U.S. Senator asking, I am sure the FBI would find and copy the file in a hurry. Then, like President Bush, Senator Kerry could release his FBI file to the media. All questions would be answered. We could put the matter behind us and, as the Democrats are fond to say, move on to real issues. Like what Kerry would do as president if we were attacked by terrorists.
Senator Kerry can also get a copy of his service records from the US Navy using the same kind of form. These naval records would clear up a lot of good questions about his military service in Vietnam.
Today I am announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to encourage and assist Senator John F. Kerry in the acquisition and distribution of these two files. In due course, we will send the appropriate forms to Senator Kerry to be filled out. Soon, following President Bushs lead, Senator Kerry can reveal to the mainstream media the various documents establishing the truth about his conduct.
Vietnam veterans and former FBI and intelligence bureau agents are invited to join our exploratory committee. These individuals have a real sense of the truth about Senator John F. Kerry, and the Vietnam veterans have a large stake in the argument.
Were calling our exploratory committee, Americans for Truth About Kerry.
Has he already LIED to the American people like his Democrat predecessor???
He picked them up off the ground after a protest? There's no proof any of them are his.
He lied about throwing his over the fence, did he not?
Duty Honor Country
Kerry has been asked to do this repeatedly in the past, notably by the Boston Globe (a Democratic Party organ and dependable Kerry cheerleader). He has refused. There is something in there he is afraid to let out.
Criminal Number 18F
Fileroom Gnome:Is it time yet, my mistress of pain?Dang, I wonder what that was about? Perhaps we will never know.
Broom Hillary:Shut up, you twit.
Fileroom Gnome:But, I can leave his files on the same bookcase, I remember where it is.
Broom Hillary:Idiot, that was stupid then and would be even a worse place for it now. Wait. I will tell you when.
Fileroom Gnome:Yes, mistress of pain. But, how about just his military records?
Broom Hillary:I won't ever use the Twisting-Grip-of- Iron on you again, if you keep talking about this now.
Fileroom Gnome:I will keep silent, oh dreaded Queen.
We must always take care to be accurate.
Look, I support W 110%, but where in the world did you get this? It is a long way from Ellington Field, near Houston, to the Artic...
Could be he 'CAUGHT' a venereal disease while in Nam and doesn't want HIS PRIVATE LIFE to be an issue OR it could be some other reason he FEARS it's release.
Anyone that earns a SILVER STAR in combat with the enemy should know HOW to face his FEARS and be able to do something as innocuous as release his Miltary and FBI files. Is this one time HERO now a coward? Inquiring minds want to know!
That has to be what she's carrying around in that pocketbook. Lord knows she doesn't carry money. Or make-up.
W was off flight status while in Alabama, so me thinks you either unintentional misunderstood what you read...
Or you are just coming up with this as DemocRATS friendly disinformation.
Either way, it does W no good to offer such "Artic" flights of fancy against hoards of invading Soviet planes. Stick to the known facts, not something no other reader has read.
pp. 70-71 (Topic: Operation RAW, Valley Forge. Any italics are my emphasis)
"But by all accounts, the man who most stirred the vets was one of their own, Lieutenant (j.g.) John Forbes Kerry, a Silver Star winner who had gotten an early discharge to run for Congress from his native Fourth District in Massachusetts."
"Kerry had had an action-filled tour as a swift-boat commander in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded in an ambush, gaining three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, in addition to the Silver Star, which by all rights should have been a Navy Cross. But Admiral Elmo 'Bud' Zumwalt Jr. had intercepted the paperwork for Kerry's Navy Cross and changed it to a lesser award so that he could approve it himself (the Navy Cross requires congressional approval) and pin it on Kerry a few days later, as an 'impact award,' to boost morale.
Kerry could not help but sense the irony of his being a war hero, since he had not wanted to fight in the war at all. Before Vietnam, he had led a life of privilege. His father, a lawyer, had worked in the foreign service, and John had been schooled at St. Paul's and Yale, with summers in Europe. Exceedingly tall and rangy, Kerry was a good athlete, and at Yale he had distinguished himself as an orator; in fact, he delivered the senior oration at his graduation in 1966, criticizing the draft and the war. He had been planning to pursue his graduate studies abroad when he received a notice from his draft board that he would soon be called. Though he questioned the policy behind the war, he did not see either jail or exile as a reasonable alternative for himself; besides, he says he 'believed very strongly in the code of service to one's country.' So he enlisted in the Navy, to see for himself what was going on and at the same time to stay out of combat. To that end, he volunteered for assignment on one of the swift boats--short, fast aluminum craft that were used for patrol duty off the Vietnam coast. Two weeks before he arrived in Vietnam, the Navy began changing the deployment of the boats, sending them up the rivers instead to ferret out pockets of Viet Cong that were guarding the waterways for their own use. Still, Kerry shrugs off the attribution of heroism. In the action of February 1966 for which he was awarded the Silver Star, he maintains that he simply got tired of being ambushed. 'The riverbank just erupted with small weapons fire,' he recalls. 'We were caught in it. So I turned all the boats right into it and we charged the riverbank--beached right in the positions, ran ashore, and ran right over the ambush. Then I took one boat upstream with me, and we took [were hit by] a B-40 rocket on the boat, and I guess I just got pissed off again, and I went straight into the rocket position. I wanted to see some of the enemy and fight 'em. So we did, and we beat the hell out of 'em. We went into this village and captured a lot of weapons and people and VC flags.'"
Stationed in New York a few months later, in the spring of 1969, Kerry, showing the same gumption, went directly to Admiral Walter F. Schlech Jr. to request the early discharge. Before he had gone to Vietnam, he had spent hours debating the value of the war and the help we were allegedly giving the Vietnamese people, but once in combat 'the answers hit [him] pretty hard, right in the face.' He was appalled by 'the lack of strategy, the stupidity of many of the missions, the apparent lack of political will by this country to pursue [the war], the lack of a commitment to the men who were fighting in the field, [and] the absurdity of some of the losses that we were incurring,' as well as 'the corruption within the [South Vietnamese] government.' 'Everything added up,' he says in hindsight, explaining how 'this kid coming back from nowhere,' who 'wasn't known from Adam,' suddenly found it in his heart to run for Congress in order 'to make an antiwar statement.' Schlech, who disagreed with Kerry's position on the war, agreed to set him free from the Navy. 'To his enormous credit,' remembers Kerry, 'he understood where I was coming from, and he said, 'That's a fair request. You've served honorably, and you've done your duty, and I think you have a right to exercise your judgment.' Kerry's discharge came through on January 1, 1970."
"Kerry never did run for Congress that fall, but it wasn't because he got cold feet. His immediate target was the incumbent Democrat from the Fourth District, Philip Philbin, who had been consistently hawkish about the war. Kerry had felt that a highly decorated Vietnam vet such as himself running against Philbin would 'make clear the need to take action...lend to the debate and help in the process of ending the war.' But a coalition of antiwar forces had already come up with a redoubtable opponent to defeat Philbin in the Democratic primary, Father Robert F. Drinan, S. J., the dean of Boston College Law School and a widely known critic of the war. Kerry immediately pulled out of the race to make way for Drinan, and eventually became chairman of Drinan's campaign."
"While working for Drinan, Kerry, who was still 'so anxious to tell the story...just burning with this anger' to make the public aware of 'what was going on,' began speaking about his war experiences to various civic groups...."
You'll note the claim, based on the Kerry interview, that our hero was severely wounded. Kerry is on record elsewhere admitting that he received three purple hearts for minor wounds, resulting in no more than two days' absence from combat. It was permissible to apply to go home upon receipt of three purple hearts, and Kerry jumped at the opportunity. Many other soldiers refused to put in for the purple heart for minor injuries because they didn't want to leave their units, or believed the purple heart should be for a significant injury.
You offer this "Artic Patrol" as a fact everyone should have printed on their forehead, yet I've never heard it and it doesn't appear anyone else on Free Republic backs your story.
If it is true, then I am sorry. Yet I have not been able to find this "Artic Patrol" in any of my seaches other than those concerning "oil and gas in the Artic Preserve."
Perhaps this is a secret W is holding back to bash Kerry in the debates.
BTW, I never called you a DemocRAT. Reread my post.
Look, even the Chapter Executive for the San Diego Chapter of FreeRepublic should recognize this could be just the type of DemocRAT disinformation (i.e. Bush nuts claim he fought Soviet fighters over artic! Bush drives gal pal for abortion he pays for! Bush knew 9/11 was coming and did nothing!) that could cast a shadow on Republican creditbility.
We've got the Liberal Media saying all sorts of crap about W, don't add to it.
Post a few links where this is common knowledge and I will bow down and then drink to your health. Otherwise, stick it where the sun don't shine...
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