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Posted on 07/21/2004 10:58:33 AM PDT by jmstein7

John Kerry Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Fight the War on Terrorism

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February 27, 2004

For Immediate Release
Los Angeles, CA –

In a speech today at the UCLA International Institute, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry offered his comprehensive approach to fighting the global war on terrorism. In the second of a series of speeches on national security, Kerry presented a plan to identify, disrupt, and eliminate terrorist networks using all the resources at our disposal. As CIA Director George Tenet starkly reminded us this week, we are threatened by a far-flung terrorist network that will continue to operate even if Bin Laden is caught. Last December, John Kerry addressed the Council on Foreign Relations and outlined a global vision to make America safer and more secure.  Today, he is detailing the terrorism component of that vision, strengthening the nation’s position in the global war on terror.

Kerry will act militarily when necessary, build strong alliances with other nations and enhance our intelligence and law enforcement capabilities.  Kerry addresses the root causes of terrorism and offers a real plan to secure our homeland by safeguarding our chemical and nuclear facilities, bolstering port and aviation security, restoring 100,000 COPS on the street and adding 100,000 new firefighters in our communities.

“We cannot win the War on Terror through military power alone,” Kerry told an audience at the University of California at Los Angeles. “As President, if necessary, I will use military force to protect our security, our people, and our vital interests.  But the fight requires us to use every tool at our disposal.  Not only a strong military – but renewed alliances, vigorous law enforcement, reliable intelligence, and unremitting effort to shut down the flow of terrorist funds.”

“To do all this, and to do our best, demands that we work with other countries instead of walking alone.  For today the agents of terrorism work and lurk in the shadows of 60 nations on every continent.  In this entangled world, we need to build real and enduring alliances.”

“We need a comprehensive approach for prevailing against terror – an approach that recognizes the many facets of this mortal challenge and relies on all the tools at our disposal to do it.”

Kerry also criticized the Bush Administration’s failure to maintain the post-9/11global coalition, inaction in stemming the rise of terrorism and inadequate efforts to defend the homeland. 

“Day in and day out, President Bush reminds us that he is a war President and that he wants to make national security the central issue of this election.  I am ready to have this debate.  I welcome it.  I am convinced that we can prove to the American people that we know how to make them safer and more secure – with a stronger, more comprehensive, and more effective strategy for winning the War on Terror than the Bush Administration has ever envisioned.”

John Kerry outlined a seven-point comprehensive plan to fight the war against terror:

I. Use Direct Military Action: Kerry will use military force when necessary to capture and destroy terrorist groups and their leaders.  He will also increase active duty end strength and tailor forces to be better prepared for post-conflict and stability operation. 

II. Improve International Intelligence and Law Enforcement: Kerry will strengthen communication networks between intelligence agencies, build cooperative capacity with international law enforcement agencies, increase the number of linguists trained in critical languages and create a real Director of National Intelligence with budget and personnel power.

III. Cut Off the Flow of Terrorist Funds: Kerry will impose tough financial sanction against banks or nations that engage in money laundering or fail to act against it and will launch a “name and shame’ campaign against those that finance terror.

IV. Control the Spread of Weapons on Mass Destruction: Kerry will appoint a high-level Presidential envoy to lead the effort and expand the Nunn/Lugar program to buy up and destroy stockpiles of loose WMD materials.

V. Win the Peace in Iraq and Afghanistan: Kerry will bring real security in Iraq by broadening the coalition, including the United Nations, and creating a real Iraqi security force that can take care of itself and the people it is supposed to protect.  In Afghanistan, Kerry would put forward a major increase in security and fund the promised a Marshall Plan for reconstruction.

VI. Win the War of Ideas and the Future of a Young Generation:  Kerry will build bridges to the Arab and Islamic world by supporting and assisting human rights groups, independent media, and labor unions dedicated to building a democratic culture.

VII. Secure America's Homeland: Kerry will restore funding for the COPS program, add 100,000 firefighters to our streets, secure and protect our nuclear and chemical facilities, bolster port and aviation security.

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John Kerry: Winning the War on Terror

I. An Integrated Strategy to Destroy Terrorists Groups

Terror is the principle threat we face.  John Kerry will deny terrorists sanctuary in every cave and with every tool, by:

1. Direct Military Action. John Kerry will always be prepared to use military force when necessary to neutralize terrorists and drain the swamps where they breed. 

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2. Improve International Intelligence and Law Enforcement.  John Kerry will lead our nation in building strong international cooperation to ensure that America has the best information available and works effectively to cut financing for terrorist organizations.

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3. Cut Off the Flow of Terrorist Funds

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4. Control the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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5. Win the peace in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Kerry will bring real security in Iraq and Afghanistan to prevent terrorists from reemerging in Afghanistan or establishing a base in Iraq.

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II.  Win the War of Ideas and the Future of a Young Generation

John Kerry’s plan for building bridges to the Arab and Islamic world recognizes the key challenge posed by burgeoning youth cohorts. America’s security demands that young people have a future of promise and opportunity that is a clear alternative to terror and extremism.

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III.  Secure America's Homeland

Recent reports have revealed alarming gaps in security procedures at our nation’s most critical facilities. John Kerry will secure out nuclear weapons storage sites, nuclear power plants and chemical facilities. Kerry will ensure our first defenders are equipped, that we can respond to biological attacks, and air transportation security is made safer.

1. A New First Defenders Initiative to Ensure Local Responders are Equipped and Ready. John Kerry will ensure that first defenders have the gear to do their jobs safely and effectively. John Kerry has proposed creating a new fund for fire fighters – named after a September 11th hero, Father Mychal Judge, the chaplain of the New York City Fire Department who died delivering last rites. The Father Judge Fund would be similar to the COPS program and will hire up to 100,000 new firefighters and to provide the equipment necessary to assure firefighters are prepared. Kerry also believes we must restore funding to COPS to realize its initial mission of 100,000 new police officers. This initiative would also develop appropriate standards for preparedness in our cities and provide resources so communities can meet these goals.

2. A National Homeland Health Initiative. America’s public health system has risen to important challenges before, but it lacks the advances necessary to detect or contain a major outbreak. John Kerry believes we must connect the nation’s public health systems with a real time detection system to pool patient data across the country. This initiative would also provide training in developing plans for a surge in patients. We also need to increase research – and bring together the best of the public and private sectors to develop broad-spectrum designer antidotes so that our first responders and our population can be protected and treated from the widest possible range of attacks.

3. Increase Port Security and Accelerate Border Security. Currently, 95% of all non-North American U.S. trade moves by sea, concentrated mostly in a handful of ports. John Kerry believes improvements in port security must be made, while recognizing that global prosperity and America’s economic power depends on an efficient system. Kerry’s plan would develop standards for security at ports and other loading facilities for containers and assure facilities can meet basic standards. To improve security in commerce, John Kerry believes we should accelerate the timetable for the action plans agreed to in the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico “smart border” accords as well as implement security measures for cross-border bridges. Finally John Kerry will pursue modest safety standards for privately held infrastructure and will help owners find economical ways to pay for increased security.

4. Secure Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Weapons Facilities and Chemical Facilities.  John Kerry will appoint an Energy Secretary who takes nuclear plant security seriously and ensures meticulous follow-up to any security violations. He would also order an immediate review of engagement orders and weaponry for plant guards, and ensure attack simulation drills be as realistic as possible. A Kerry Administration would ensure that security of our nuclear weapons facilities is a U.S. government responsibility – not cede it to private contractors as the Bush Administration considered doing.  A Kerry Administration will tighten security at chemical facilities across the nation that produce or store chemicals, focusing first on facilities in major urban areas where millions of Americans live within the circle of vulnerability.

5. Tighten Aviation Security and Combat Threats to Civilian Aircraft.  John Kerry will close loopholes in existing regulations on cargo carried by passenger flights and increase the reliability of new screening procedures.  Kerry will increase perimeter inspections of U.S. airports and work with international aviation authorities to make sure the same standards are in place at all international airports.  He will work with our allies to crackdown on the sale of shoulder-fired missiles that could be used in an attack on civilian aircraft, and are sold on the black market.

 


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; bergler; bigcogwheelturns; issues; johnkerry; kerry; kerrywot; ketchup; memogate; pantyliner; sandyberger; secretmemos; soxgate; traitors; trousergate
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1 posted on 07/21/2004 10:58:34 AM PDT by jmstein7
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To: Grampa Dave; hchutch; holdonnow

Thanks, guys! The data is now preserved!


2 posted on 07/21/2004 11:00:38 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

Good going.


3 posted on 07/21/2004 11:01:54 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: jmstein7

The Dems are slowly destructing.
Ops4 God Bless America!


4 posted on 07/21/2004 11:02:10 AM PDT by OPS4
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To: jmstein7

Good job, guys! Let's see what else this might uncover...


5 posted on 07/21/2004 11:02:54 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: jmstein7

Is there any way we can find out when this speech was removed from Kerry's site? If it was within the past two days, that would be quite telling.


6 posted on 07/21/2004 11:04:02 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: jmstein7

Boy, that's alot of info for The Sandburgler to have shoved down his pants. Must not have been much else in there.


7 posted on 07/21/2004 11:04:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jmstein7; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...
You have requested a page that has a broken link or is not on the site.......Return to John Kerry Home Page

BOOKMARKED!!!!

8 posted on 07/21/2004 11:05:33 AM PDT by OXENinFLA ( "Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours.".......49-1/2 hrs. Later Bombs hit...)
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To: Quilla

Well, it was there when the Berger story came out.

'sides, Google cache only stays up until it's re-indexed.


9 posted on 07/21/2004 11:06:05 AM PDT by Big Otto (France, where Penis Envy is a national disease....)
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To: jmstein7; hchutch

Good Job!

Please ask mods to give hchutch the credit. Thanks to HC, I found out about it.

I sent my self an email. Now my url email server has a copy. I filed my email in a separate folder on my hard disk.

Then I emailed the link and data to my email list and asked them to save it and email it. There is no way the Komrade Kerrorist Kamps can erase of copies at this time.


10 posted on 07/21/2004 11:06:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Berger was an attorney w/o his secretary, and he just re-filed in the wrong drawers! Move On!)
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To: jmstein7

Is this the speech? Or if it's not, do we have a link to that?


11 posted on 07/21/2004 11:06:38 AM PDT by Howlin (~~~~Today is the day AFTER my sixth year FR anniversary~~~~)
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To: Howlin

The speech is here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1175653/posts


12 posted on 07/21/2004 11:08:13 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

Mighty fine work! Thanks!


13 posted on 07/21/2004 11:08:33 AM PDT by January24th
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To: jmstein7

Let the FBI know.


14 posted on 07/21/2004 11:08:38 AM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: jmstein7

Somebody connect the dots for me - how much of this is specific to the SandBergler's pantyliners?


15 posted on 07/21/2004 11:09:25 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jmstein7
bolstering port and aviation security

I swear I saw somewhere that this was a key point in the Berger millennium memo, which apparently is advice the Clinton Administration did not head.

16 posted on 07/21/2004 11:10:35 AM PDT by True Capitalist
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To: jmstein7; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Jim, your thread now has the key word, Soxgate.

Ernest has set up this keyword to serve as a indexer of threads dealing with the Sandy Bergular mess.

Go to the keyword, Soxgate, and click it with your mouse to see what has been amassed in such a short time on Free Republic.


17 posted on 07/21/2004 11:10:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Berger was an attorney w/o his secretary, and he just re-filed in the wrong drawers! Move On!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
This is the section..

3. Increase Port Security and Accelerate Border Security. Currently, 95% of all non-North American U.S. trade moves by sea, concentrated mostly in a handful of ports. John Kerry believes improvements in port security must be made, while recognizing that global prosperity and America’s economic power depends on an efficient system. Kerry’s plan would develop standards for security at ports and other loading facilities for containers and assure facilities can meet basic standards. To improve security in commerce, John Kerry believes we should accelerate the timetable for the action plans agreed to in the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico “smart border” accords as well as implement security measures for cross-border bridges. Finally John Kerry will pursue modest safety standards for privately held infrastructure and will help owners find economical ways to pay for increased security.

4. Secure Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Weapons Facilities and Chemical Facilities. John Kerry will appoint an Energy Secretary who takes nuclear plant security seriously and ensures meticulous follow-up to any security violations. He would also order an immediate review of engagement orders and weaponry for plant guards, and ensure attack simulation drills be as realistic as possible. A Kerry Administration would ensure that security of our nuclear weapons facilities is a U.S. government responsibility – not cede it to private contractors as the Bush Administration considered doing. A Kerry Administration will tighten security at chemical facilities across the nation that produce or store chemicals, focusing first on facilities in major urban areas where millions of Americans live within the circle of vulnerability.

5. Tighten Aviation Security and Combat Threats to Civilian Aircraft. John Kerry will close loopholes in existing regulations on cargo carried by passenger flights and increase the reliability of new screening procedures. Kerry will increase perimeter inspections of U.S. airports and work with international aviation authorities to make sure the same standards are in place at all international airports. He will work with our allies to crackdown on the sale of shoulder-fired missiles that could be used in an attack on civilian aircraft, and are sold on the black market. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

18 posted on 07/21/2004 11:11:49 AM PDT by Dog (EVERYONE, Please check your socks for inadvertent documents.)
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To: jmstein7
Now it is preserved here, on FR, as evidence!

Evidence of what???

19 posted on 07/21/2004 11:12:32 AM PDT by theDentist ("John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute.")
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To: jmstein7

You can also save the page locally. IU had trouble savin it as an html document, so I saved the source as text.


20 posted on 07/21/2004 11:12:39 AM PDT by js1138 (In a minute there is time, for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. J Forbes Kerry)
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To: jmstein7

Imagine if Richard Nixon's former National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger was advising Ronald Reagan, when he was running for president.
Imagine Henry Kissinger stealing and disposing of code word classified documents, possibly at the behest of Nixon.
Imagine Kissinger possibly sharing the purloined classified info with Ronald Reagan.
Imagine the media firestorm.
Imagine the investigations.
If the Justice Department can appoint US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the Valerie Plame/ Bob Novak column kerfuffle,
they can have no other choice, but, to do the same for the Berger/Clinton/Kerry national security scandal.

As citizens, we must call our elected representatives and demand that they protect our national security by investigating this extremely serious and troubling matter.


21 posted on 07/21/2004 11:14:00 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: All; hchutch

For those who want to see this as it appeared on the official Kerry web site, they can click the link below, that was provided by HC Hutch:

Google has a cache of the press release.

http://216.239.41.104/search?q=cache:-D_V0TfzaH0J:www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/releases/pr_2004_0227a.html++%22UCLA+International+Institute%22+site:johnkerry.com&hl=en

This too will disappear into electronic vapor soon.

So hurry to the link to see it.


22 posted on 07/21/2004 11:15:15 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Berger was an attorney w/o his secretary, and he just re-filed in the wrong drawers! Move On!)
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To: All; holdonnow; PhiKapMom

Apparently, the Kerry/Edwards campaign tried to delete this info soon after the Berger story broke...


23 posted on 07/21/2004 11:17:13 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

You gotta love those search page bots :)


24 posted on 07/21/2004 11:18:17 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Don't Fret the #2 man in the AG's office on this case:

Deputy AG Comey Hints at Big House for Berger, US Media Mum

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1175601/posts

Deputy AG Comey Hints at Big House for Berger, US Media Mum
NewsMax.com ^ | 7/21/04 | Carl Limbacher


Posted on 07/21/2004 8:26:19 AM PDT by kattracks



Deputy Attorney General James Comey raised the specter of a jail sentence yesterday for Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, if he's found guilty of removing top secret documents from the National Archives that were supposed to go to the 9/11 Commission.
Though Comey's comments were widely quoted, the U.S. press edited out his reference to a possible stint in the big house for Berger. A Lexis Nexis search found that only Agence France Press quoted the Deputy AG in full, including this key observation on the Berger security breach:

"It's our lifeblood to keep secrets," Comey told reporters in Washington. "All felonies in the federal system bring with them the promise of jail time, that's all I can say about that."

Comey left little doubt that Berger's so-called "sloppiness" was more likely a serious crime.

"It is against the law for anyone to intentionally mishandle classified information, either by taking it to give to somebody else, or by mishandling in a way that is outside the regulations of government information.".

In case anybody missed the point, the U.S.'s number two lawman added: "The federal system is a very tough system. . . We take issues of classified information very, very seriously."

Now wonder venues like CBS News, which reported Tuesday night the Berger would almost certainly not be charged with criminal wrongdoing, decided not to cover Comey's full comments.


25 posted on 07/21/2004 11:19:14 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Berger was an attorney w/o his secretary, and he just re-filed in the wrong drawers! Move On!)
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To: Dog; All; holdonnow

Very good, Dog... that is the smoking gun.

The section you have highlighted apparently contains information that came right out of the classified documents that Berger stole.


26 posted on 07/21/2004 11:19:47 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7; .30Carbine

I should point out that .30Carbine located this cache last night and we got it posted on the live thread.


FR is so cool.


27 posted on 07/21/2004 11:20:55 AM PDT by Petronski (Nobody "inadvertently" takes sensitive docs in their pants.)
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To: Grampa Dave
1. Put it on a disk!

2. Watch for smoke coming from your computer!! :-}

28 posted on 07/21/2004 11:22:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: jmstein7

The section I highlighted is why it was pulled.


29 posted on 07/21/2004 11:22:55 AM PDT by Dog (EVERYONE, Please check your socks for inadvertent documents.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Here is my guess:

The wording of the deleted Kerry web material was lifted off of some of Berger's notes, or-

Berger is the author.

The first would be a major hit for the Kerry campaign, the latter would be harder to explain, as since it is not sourced to Berger, why delete it?


30 posted on 07/21/2004 11:22:57 AM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Dog
How strong is this tie?

I mean, is this stuff abnormal for his speeches?
It seems to me to be generic enough to be part of his everyday platitudes.

If he suddenly started harping on it, though....

31 posted on 07/21/2004 11:23:13 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jmstein7
Sandy's answer:

_______________________________________________________________________________

Are we having Fun yet?????

I vote for this being the Official picture of this Escapade of SOXGATE!

32 posted on 07/21/2004 11:24:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (New Linux SUSE Pro 9.1 user here.)
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To: Grampa Dave

The same prosecutor who went after Martha? This could get interesting.


33 posted on 07/21/2004 11:24:25 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: jmstein7

Someone else found it cached on google yesterday too.


34 posted on 07/21/2004 11:24:33 AM PDT by rintense (Free the Soxdox!)
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To: Petronski
FR is so cool.

Positively chillin'!

35 posted on 07/21/2004 11:24:34 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Petronski

What did Kerry know, and when did he know it? Time for a congressional inquiry.


36 posted on 07/21/2004 11:25:00 AM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (Kerry Lied)
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John Kerry Unveils Comprehensive Plan to Fight the War on Terrorism


27, 2004

For Immediate Release
Los Angeles, CA –

In a speech today at the UCLA International Institute, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry offered his comprehensive approach to fighting the global war on terrorism. In the second of a series of speeches on national security, Kerry presented a plan to identify, disrupt, and eliminate terrorist networks using all the resources at our disposal. As CIA Director George Tenet starkly reminded us this week, we are threatened by a far-flung terrorist network that will continue to operate even if Bin Laden is caught. Last December, John Kerry addressed the Council on Foreign Relations and outlined a global vision to make America safer and more secure.  Today, he is detailing the terrorism component of that vision, strengthening the nation’s position in the global war on terror. Kerry will act militarily when necessary, build strong alliances with other nations and enhance our intelligence and law enforcement capabilities.  Kerry addresses the root causes of terrorism and offers a real plan to secure our homeland by safeguarding our chemical and nuclear facilities, bolstering port and aviation security, restoring 100,000 COPS on the street and adding 100,000 new firefighters in our communities.

“We cannot win the War on Terror through military power alone,” Kerry told an audience at the University of California at Los Angeles. “As President, if necessary, I will use military force to protect our security, our people, and our vital interests.  But the fight requires us to use every tool at our disposal.  Not only a strong military – but renewed alliances, vigorous law enforcement, reliable intelligence, and unremitting effort to shut down the flow of terrorist funds.”

“To do all this, and to do our best, demands that we work with other countries instead of walking alone.  For today the agents of terrorism work and lurk in the shadows of 60 nations on every continent.  In this entangled world, we need to build real and enduring alliances.”

“We need a comprehensive approach for prevailing against terror – an approach that recognizes the many facets of this mortal challenge and relies on all the tools at our disposal to do it.”

Kerry also criticized the Bush Administration’s failure to maintain the post-9/11global coalition, inaction in stemming the rise of terrorism and inadequate efforts to defend the homeland. 

“Day in and day out, President Bush reminds us that he is a war President and that he wants to make national security the central issue of this election.  I am ready to have this debate.  I welcome it.  I am convinced that we can prove to the American people that we know how to make them safer and more secure – with a stronger, more comprehensive, and more effective strategy for winning the War on Terror than the Bush Administration has ever envisioned.”

John Kerry outlined a seven-point comprehensive plan to fight the war against terror:

I. Use Direct Military Action: Kerry will use military force when necessary to capture and destroy terrorist groups and their leaders.  He will also increase active duty end strength and tailor forces to be better prepared for post-conflict and stability operation. 

II. Improve International Intelligence and Law Enforcement: Kerry will strengthen communication networks between intelligence agencies, build cooperative capacity with international law enforcement agencies, increase the number of linguists trained in critical languages and create a real Director of National Intelligence with budget and personnel power.

III. Cut Off the Flow of Terrorist Funds: Kerry will impose tough financial sanction against banks or nations that engage in money laundering or fail to act against it and will launch a “name and shame’ campaign against those that finance terror.

IV. Control the Spread of Weapons on Mass Destruction: Kerry will appoint a high-level Presidential envoy to lead the effort and expand the Nunn/Lugar program to buy up and destroy stockpiles of loose WMD materials.

V. Win the Peace in Iraq and Afghanistan: Kerry will bring real security in Iraq by broadening the coalition, including the United Nations, and creating a real Iraqi security force that can take care of itself and the people it is supposed to protect.  In Afghanistan, Kerry would put forward a major increase in security and fund the promised a Marshall Plan for reconstruction.

VI. Win the War of Ideas and the Future of a Young Generation:  Kerry will build bridges to the Arab and Islamic world by supporting and assisting human rights groups, independent media, and labor unions dedicated to building a democratic culture.

VII. Secure America's Homeland: Kerry will restore funding for the COPS program, add 100,000 firefighters to our streets, secure and protect our nuclear and chemical facilities, bolster port and aviation security.

John Kerry: Winning the War on Terror

I. An Integrated Strategy to Destroy Terrorists Groups

Terror is the principle threat we face.  John Kerry will deny terrorists sanctuary in every cave and with every tool, by:

1. Direct Military Action. John Kerry will always be prepared to use military force when necessary to neutralize terrorists and drain the swamps where they breed. 

  • Deploy the Best-Equipped Forces Backed by the Most Accurate Intelligence. Kerry will increase the size of the special operations forces; and, increase training for peace-keeping missions so that failed states can be secured and terrorist sanctuaries denied.  He will ensure that America’s fighting men and women always have the best equipment and information.
  • Tailor Forces to be Better Prepared for Post-conflict and Stability Operations. Kerry will add more engineers, military police, psychological warfare personnel, and civil affairs teams to the military to ensure combat forces are not drawn away to fill roles that stability forces should fill -- and that a security vacuum does not threaten hard-won victories.
  • Increase Active Duty End Strength.  To better meet the needs of the War on Terror and America's global obligations, John Kerry has called for a temporary increase of about 40,000 active-duty Army troops: 20,000 in such specialties as military police and civil affairs, and 20,000 combat.

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2. Improve International Intelligence and Law Enforcement.  John Kerry will lead our nation in building strong international cooperation to ensure that America has the best information available and works effectively to cut financing for terrorist organizations.

  • Strengthen Communication Networks Between Intelligence Agencies. Kerry will ensure that our intelligence agencies receive the most accurate and timely information through established channels with intelligence and law enforcement agencies in other countries.
  • Build Cooperative Capacity with International Law Enforcement Agencies. Kerry will ensure that we are able to impart the latest and most effective techniques in battling terror to law enforcement agencies abroad as appropriate.
  • Increase the Number of Linguists Trained in Critical Languages. A Kerry Administration will increase funding and training for linguists competent in critical languages like Arabic so that American intelligence agencies have the best, most timely and translated information about terrorist planning and staging.
  • Create a Real Director of National Intelligence with Budget and Personnel Power. John Kerry will make the Director of the CIA the true Director of National Intelligence with real control of national intelligence personnel and budgets.  John Kerry will also undertake and complete a national intelligence review immediately.

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3. Cut Off the Flow of Terrorist Funds

  • Impose financial sanctions against nations or banks that fail to cooperate in the effort to control money laundering. This is an urgent step to ensure that rhetoric is backed by the tough action required to cut the stream of terrorist financing.
  • Launch a "name and shame" campaign against individuals, banks and foreign governments that are financing terror.  Those who fail to respond will be shut out of the U.S. financial system.  There will be no sacred cows as we take the steps that are necessary to protect America.

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4. Control the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

  • Appoint A High Level Envoy to Lead the Effort. John Kerry will ensure that the urgent and critical challenge of controlling the spread of WMD does not fall prey to inter-agency differences, and that a single individual is empowered to rally other nations to join an American-led effort to secure nuclear weapons and nuclear materials around the world.
  • Keep WMD from terrorists by aggressively refocusing and expanding efforts to secure stockpiles of loose WMD materials. Kerry will lead in this effort, and create a new international protocol to track and account for existing nuclear weapons and deter the development of chemical and biological arsenals.
  • Create a U.S.-Russian Commitment to Secure Russia’s Nuclear Weapons. Kerry will ensure that all of Russia’s nuclear weapons and materials are effectively secured within four years. He will significantly increase funding for Comprehensive Threat Reduction programs.

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5. Win the peace in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Kerry will bring real security in Iraq and Afghanistan to prevent terrorists from reemerging in Afghanistan or establishing a base in Iraq.

  • Broaden the Coalition in Iraq, Include the UN and Create Real Iraqi Security Forces for Stability. Kerry will do the tough diplomacy and hard bargaining to get more international boots and dollars and get the target off the backs of American troops. Kerry will rally the UN to help forge a transition to Iraqi sovereignty based on the need to build a stable democracy in Iraq.  Kerry will be upfront about the costs, and he will make sure we meet our obligations fairly by rolling back tax cuts for the wealthiest and getting real international contributions.
  • Restore Security in Afghanistan and Undertake the Promised Marshall Plan. Kerry would expand the ISAF force and extend its reach into the provinces; and increase the trainees in the Afghan National Army (ANA).  Kerry would pressure donor nations to meet the aid commitments they made at the Bonn Conference.  He would double our counter-narcotics assistance to the Karzai government and make available a team of American counter-narcotics experts to provide technical assistance.

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II.  Win the War of Ideas and the Future of a Young Generation

John Kerry’s plan for building bridges to the Arab and Islamic world recognizes the key challenge posed by burgeoning youth cohorts. America’s security demands that young people have a future of promise and opportunity that is a clear alternative to terror and extremism.

  • Build Networks to Improve Education and Fight Brain Drain. Kerry will build closer integration between business communities and educational institutions so that curricula are developed and tailored to impart marketable skills to students. The project should build an infrastructure of knowledge and excellence that has suffered from brain drain and a dearth of important materials – from textbooks to news programming.
  • Assist Civil Society Through Human Rights Groups, Independent Media, and Labor Unions. Kerry will ensure that the U.S. government works with the private sector and international institutions to help civil society groups and governments aid democracy, public participation, free expression, transparency and efficient economic management.

III.  Secure America's Homeland

Recent reports have revealed alarming gaps in security procedures at our nation’s most critical facilities. John Kerry will secure out nuclear weapons storage sites, nuclear power plants and chemical facilities. Kerry will ensure our first defenders are equipped, that we can respond to biological attacks, and air transportation security is made safer.

1. A New First Defenders Initiative to Ensure Local Responders are Equipped and Ready. John Kerry will ensure that first defenders have the gear to do their jobs safely and effectively. John Kerry has proposed creating a new fund for fire fighters – named after a September 11th hero, Father Mychal Judge, the chaplain of the New York City Fire Department who died delivering last rites. The Father Judge Fund would be similar to the COPS program and will hire up to 100,000 new firefighters and to provide the equipment necessary to assure firefighters are prepared. Kerry also believes we must restore funding to COPS to realize its initial mission of 100,000 new police officers. This initiative would also develop appropriate standards for preparedness in our cities and provide resources so communities can meet these goals.

2. A National Homeland Health Initiative. America’s public health system has risen to important challenges before, but it lacks the advances necessary to detect or contain a major outbreak. John Kerry believes we must connect the nation’s public health systems with a real time detection system to pool patient data across the country. This initiative would also provide training in developing plans for a surge in patients. We also need to increase research – and bring together the best of the public and private sectors to develop broad-spectrum designer antidotes so that our first responders and our population can be protected and treated from the widest possible range of attacks.

3. Increase Port Security and Accelerate Border Security. Currently, 95% of all non-North American U.S. trade moves by sea, concentrated mostly in a handful of ports. John Kerry believes improvements in port security must be made, while recognizing that global prosperity and America’s economic power depends on an efficient system. Kerry’s plan would develop standards for security at ports and other loading facilities for containers and assure facilities can meet basic standards. To improve security in commerce, John Kerry believes we should accelerate the timetable for the action plans agreed to in the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico “smart border” accords as well as implement security measures for cross-border bridges. Finally John Kerry will pursue modest safety standards for privately held infrastructure and will help owners find economical ways to pay for increased security.

4. Secure Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Weapons Facilities and Chemical Facilities.  John Kerry will appoint an Energy Secretary who takes nuclear plant security seriously and ensures meticulous follow-up to any security violations. He would also order an immediate review of engagement orders and weaponry for plant guards, and ensure attack simulation drills be as realistic as possible. A Kerry Administration would ensure that security of our nuclear weapons facilities is a U.S. government responsibility – not cede it to private contractors as the Bush Administration considered doing.  A Kerry Administration will tighten security at chemical facilities across the nation that produce or store chemicals, focusing first on facilities in major urban areas where millions of Americans live within the circle of vulnerability.

5. Tighten Aviation Security and Combat Threats to Civilian Aircraft.  John Kerry will close loopholes in existing regulations on cargo carried by passenger flights and increase the reliability of new screening procedures.  Kerry will increase perimeter inspections of U.S. airports and work with international aviation authorities to make sure the same standards are in place at all international airports.  He will work with our allies to crackdown on the sale of shoulder-fired missiles that could be used in an attack on civilian aircraft, and are sold on the black market.




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37 posted on 07/21/2004 11:25:45 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: jmstein7; Grampa Dave; cyncooper; Petronski
I found the reason this was pulled ......look at this sentence.

A Kerry Administration would ensure that security of our nuclear weapons facilities is a U.S. government responsibility – not cede it to private contractors as the Bush Administration considered doing

Was it ever reported the Bush Administration considered out sourcing the security to private contractors?

38 posted on 07/21/2004 11:27:43 AM PDT by Dog (EVERYONE, Please check your socks for inadvertent documents.)
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To: jmstein7

Bump!


39 posted on 07/21/2004 11:28:12 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Guys like John Kerry spit on guys like me. I've been waiting 33 years to spit back.")
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To: Grampa Dave

I captured a snapshot of it using Snagit.


40 posted on 07/21/2004 11:28:47 AM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: jmstein7

Those articles highlighted by dog, don't seem to be "top-secret" material to me.


41 posted on 07/21/2004 11:30:15 AM PDT by jungleboy
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To: Dog

I do not think so, forward this to the WH and ask them.


42 posted on 07/21/2004 11:30:22 AM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (Veritas vos liberabit)
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To: M1911A1
A nexus between the pulled Kerry article and the documents stolen by Pantload was suggested yesterday by a Republican Senator:

SEN. GORDON SMITH: 'There is a curious connection between the removal of these documents and the Kerry press conference on port security...It's disappointing what people might do as they try and take the President down.

43 posted on 07/21/2004 11:30:22 AM PDT by Petronski (Nobody "inadvertently" takes sensitive docs in their pants.)
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To: M1911A1; Ernest_at_the_Beach; nopardons

Here is my guess:

The wording of the deleted Kerry web material was lifted off of some of Berger's notes, or-

Berger is the author.

The first would be a major hit for the Kerry campaign, the latter would be harder to explain, as since it is not sourced to Berger, why delete it?



Right now your guess appears to be right on target. Kerry, also, held a press corp meeting and discussed these same specifics.

Now if they are about word for word from the a purlioned document, no wonder they disappeared from the Komrade Kerrorist Kamp web site.

Of course some Freepers with Mad Troll Disease will never be able see the linkage and will try to derail all discussions of the linkage.


44 posted on 07/21/2004 11:31:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Berger was an attorney w/o his secretary, and he just re-filed in the wrong drawers! Move On!)
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To: Big Otto
Thank you. Yes, this is quite damning. Wouldn't it be a hoot if the Kerry staffer who assisted in the crafting of this speech engaged in a bit of plagiarism coping words or phrases exactly from the snatched intelligence?
45 posted on 07/21/2004 11:31:14 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Dog
"Was it ever reported the Bush Administration considered out sourcing the security to private contractors?"

Yes, I remember that story. I remember saying to myself, not a bad idea.

Of course the story disappeared real quick when there was backlash from the gv agencies.

I don't have a source.

46 posted on 07/21/2004 11:31:33 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: jmstein7; Grampa Dave

Mmmmmmm......nice work! Someone needs to ping "the usual" suspects (Hannity, Limbaugh, etc.)


47 posted on 07/21/2004 11:32:12 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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bttt


48 posted on 07/21/2004 11:32:38 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dog; Grampa Dave; gitmo; Jaxter; cyncooper; Petronski; M1911A1; Ernest_at_the_Beach; nopardons; ...

PLEASE report this to the FBI here:

https://tips.fbi.gov/

https://tips.fbi.gov/


49 posted on 07/21/2004 11:33:10 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: All

PLEASE report this to the FBI here:

https://tips.fbi.gov/

https://tips.fbi.gov/


50 posted on 07/21/2004 11:33:29 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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