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Rescued: Data the Kerry/Edwards Campaign Tried to DELETE from its site! (Grampa Dave found cache)
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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; airportsecurity; berger; bergler; bigcogwheelturns; clarke; comey; issues; johnkerry; kerry; kerrywot; ketchup; memogate; miilenniumplot; milleniumplot; pantyliner; ports; portsecurity; richardclarke; sandyberger; secretmemos; soxgate; traitors; trousergate; ucla
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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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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:

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:

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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To: jmstein7
Wed Jul 21, 2:04 PM ET AP Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass., is interviewed by the Associated Press on his campaign plane, while flying towards Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, June 29, 2004. During the interview Kerry said life offers too much 'twist of fate' to think in such grandiose terms as destiny. 'When you lose Robert Kennedy, you lose John Kennedy, you lose Martin Luther King, you lose your very closest friends, you lose both your parents ... you just know every day is every day.' (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
51 posted on 07/21/2004 11:34:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Dog

Has anyone sent this to Rush or Hannity?

52 posted on 07/21/2004 11:34:56 AM PDT by DaiHuy (MUST HAVE JUST BEEN BORN THAT WAY...)
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I think I was able to access it yesterday on the Kerry site.

53 posted on 07/21/2004 11:35:27 AM PDT by petercooper (In the end, Democrats are just a bunch of jackasses.)
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To: demlosers; Viet-Boat-Rider; headsonpikes; rintense; freeperfromnj; Grampa Dave; Sacajaweau; ...

PLEASE report this to the FBI here:

54 posted on 07/21/2004 11:35:34 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
Check me if I'm understanding this, jmstein ...

In reading Skerry's February speech, we actually (perhaps) are looking at the information from burgled documents which outlined steps to be taken to avoid catastrophe for America. In other words, Skerry is formulating Foreign/Homeland policy from stolen (perhaps) information, under the guise of "I have a new and better program for America."

Disclaimer: Just thinking out loud ... just my humble opinion ... just asking an innocent question, etc.

55 posted on 07/21/2004 11:35:37 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: Petronski; .30Carbine; hchutch; Ernest_at_the_Beach

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

Fortunately I read your reply that had .30 carbine's great catch. Then, this data disappeared from the Komrade Kerrorist Kamp yesterday shortly after the data about it was posted here on FR.

Thanks to hc hutch, we can grab the deleted data if we hurry to the site.

Thanks to Jim for posting this thread. This data from Kerry deserves its own thread.

Free Republic is wonderful, and I hope that everyone donates regulary to Free Republic or is a monthly donor to keep FR viable and strong.

56 posted on 07/21/2004 11:36:21 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: .30Carbine

PLEASE report this to the FBI here:

57 posted on 07/21/2004 11:38:06 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: Grampa Dave

Kudos to all and setting up the stand-alone thread was a great idea. Well done.

58 posted on 07/21/2004 11:39:26 AM PDT by Petronski (Nobody "inadvertently" takes sensitive docs in their pants.)
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To: jmstein7


59 posted on 07/21/2004 11:39:32 AM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: jmstein7

I also just read where Hillary has been speaking lately on "port security" so she could very well get implicated as well. Wouldn't that just be tragic?

60 posted on 07/21/2004 11:40:17 AM PDT by TommyDale ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." --Hillary Clinton)
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