Skip to comments.Kerry's Cambodia Claims Scrutinized (On Drudge)
Posted on 08/10/2004 9:31:59 AM PDT by cyncooper
WASHINGTON Part of John Kerry's (search) strategy in his White House bid is to play up his military service in Vietnam, but a group of veterans is challenging the Democratic presidential nominee's story.
In an Oct. 14, 1979, letter to the editor of the Boston Herald, Kerry wrote: "I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian borde being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."
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John Kerry first getting delusions of granduer.
He's the doofus on the left.
Make that "was". They ar eno longer among the living, Discussionally speaking.
Now the truth can be told: Theresa was the CIA spook Kerry ferried to Cambodia for Christmas.
"Drat, drat and double drat. You've figured out that Kerry was really a secret agent!"
But for which side?
"I do not believe the quote above is from a letter to the editor. Rather, it is from a October 14, 1979 Boston Herald movie review of "Apocalypse Now' written by John Kerry. I just today got a copy of it which I have passed on to Swift Vets. The actual verbatim words are: "On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia. In fact I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."
Is there any way that you can scan this and post it as thread on Free Republic. Then we will have documentation on the FR server and can store it on our hard disks.
This is even better than a letter to the editor.
A freeper has a great graphic art showing John John's Swift Boat sailing into one to the scenes of "Apocalypse Now".
This is great and thanks. Please ping me if you can scan this letter and post it here.
He's WHICH doofus on the Left? They're ALL doofusses on the Left. Please be more specific, thank you.
See this transcript: Steve Gardner (gunner ON Kerry's boat) on Michael Savage's radio show, 8/6/2004:
BTW, from '69 - 70 I served with the First of the Ninth which is the helicopter unit spoofed in Apocalypse Now
I don't know how old - or young you are, but my 'blockquote' about 'Secret Agent' Kerry was from the 60's-70's TV show, Mission Impossible, starring Peter Graves (among others). I was mocking Kerry.
btw, only an idiot or a dem - oops, same thing, would believe Kerry was in Cambodia in '68.
Not that we didn't have re-con and other type missions in there, but they were all by SF (& CIA) and all HIGHLY secret at the time. 'We' were also in Laos too, both technically illegal, but hey it was a War and that's where 'charlie' was. In any case, KERRY wasn't there, period.
But when presented with a copy of the Congressional Record and asked about Kerry's letter in the Boston Herald, the campaign said it would come up with an explanation.
Now that statement is funny. It shows the distain that this candidate has for the little people.
The Englsh had such an attitude about the colonists. When the private letters from Governor Hutchison found their way into the hands of Dr. Franklin and were published in America, the English were outraged that the colonists published them, disregarding the contents completely.
Thus we see the treatment of the swifties.
Hint - the 'blockquote' is from the 60's-70's TV show Mission Impossible, starring Peter Graves.
Oh, as to your question -- the "OTHER SIDE", as his little group was being funded by KGB & Chicom front orgs.
Last night on Fox tv I heard Carl Cameron read from this 1979 letter to the editor of the Boston Herald.
It is more explicit than even some of his other renditions of his "Christmas in Cambodia" tale and of course contains more fodder he should be confronted with.
So we basically have three versions of "Christmas in Cambodia" to go on (someone needs to find music and lyrics to go with that title): The 1979 letter to the editor of the Boston Herald, the 1986 speech inserted into the Congressional Record, and wackiest of all the "Lucky Hat" reference as told to Laura Blumenfeld of the WaPo of 1/06/03.
The "Lucky Hat" version is the nuttiest by far as it has our hero escorting a CIA operative on a secret mission far into Cambodia. This thread is the first one to make mention of it, and were we discussing anyone else I would think it preposterous, but does this in fact kinda, sorta resemble the plot of a certain movie starring Martin Sheen and the late Marlon Brando? Now, I realize that at this stage of the game, accusing John Forbes Kerry of telling tall tales is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500, but the thought that this man, this presidential aspirant, cribbed from the plot of Apocalypse Now in order to impress a reporter is unsettling at best.
And who is he, really?
A close associate hints: There's a secret compartment in Kerry's briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.
"Who told you?" he demanded as he reached inside. "My friends don't know about this."
The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.
"My good luck hat," Kerry said, happy to see it. "Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia."
Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn't complex after all; it was Kerry.
He smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow."
Its too bad that actor/raconteur Spalding Grey (Swimming to Cambodia) is deceased, lord only knows what kind of hilarious one-man routine he could have put together from this material but to be honest guys, I don't know about you but I'm getting genuinely frightened here.
Really? I'm feeling mostly relief.
I think this is the end, my only friend, the end.
I think for all the talk about the bunny suit, it may be Kerry's Kambodia Kaper (aka Apocalypse Never) that ends up being his real "Dukakis-in-a-tank" moment.
That would be the CIA as portrayed in the movie "Volunteers".
Thanks for the reply and the ping.
Meek can you help this gentleman to scan a great document to put on FR.
Please contact him by freepmail.
Pray for W and Out Troops
The problem is that even Kerry doesn't know who he is, where he was, or where he's going.
I was in Cambodia last December as a tourist, so vote for me!
Thanks, Grampa. I sent him my email addy so he can send me the file.
When I get it and upload it, I'll post back to you here.
Here it is, folks! The original file showed to be 2.0 MB.
So I had to take the file to my PhotoDeluxe software to fix it up and make it small. These are 60% of the original size dimensionally (H & W).
I got the 2.0 MB down to a total of appx. .349 MB here - 150.6KB and 198.0KB:
Great work, MeekoneGOP and S.O.L.!
S.O.L., this was out of the Boston Hearld, what was the date and the section it in.
My pleasure, Grampa .....
You need to get that to the Swift Boat Vets.
The Kerry movie review of Apocalypse Now appeared in the Oct 14, 1979 Herald.
The first thing I did was to send this to SwiftVets as they were the ones who asked me to track this down.
Thanks for the date and all of your work.
Glad to hear that this has been forwarded by you to the Swift Boat Vets.
Meek can you repost the scan with this data on it.
The John Kerry movie review of Apocalypse Now appeared in the Oct 14, 1979 Herald.
Please ping me when you repost it.
Thanks again to both of you.
I sure will, Grampa. I'll update both parts with the Boston Herald as the source and with the date of the article too.
I see that Jean Keri [John Kerry] once again declares his ILLEGAL presence in Cambodia in this BS LIE article.
George Bush in a LANDSLIDE November 2nd !
Yep! Here you go, Grampa!
John Kerry wrote his Review for "Apocalypse Now" on Oct 14, 1979 in the Boston Herald.
Here is the article in JPG format.
Thank you, thank you FreeRepublic.com !!!!
Thanks for pinging me to this Meek. I would hate to miss Kerry's version of things, LOL.
I would LOVE to see that review... is it online anywhere?
Note to self: Finish reading a thread before posting to it and looking like an idiot.
I'd suggest John McCain needs to read this book. But then there's that 'honest look' requisite.
Now the Swift Boat Vets and freepers who are doing research on Scambodia, have a date, reference and a copy of Kerry's movie review.
S.O.L. thanks for finding this and letting us know and then scanning it. Now have Kerry's BS documented about his Christmas in Scambodia.
It is online now on Free Republic.
S.O.L. has a copy of that Boston Herald, he scanned it.
Then Meekonegop posted it on Free Republic for the world to see and out of the reach of Komrade Kerry's Kerrorists who specialize in erasing things that Komrad Kerry has said.
Hey, don't be so hard on yourself. :^D
Thanks. SOL did the digging and Grampa pointed me to it. :^)
"Thanks. SOL did the digging and Grampa pointed me to it. :^)"
Just another example of the synergy that happens when Freeper get together and listen to each other and help each other.
John of Arc hand picked, singled out, and destined to lead this country. (/ sarcasm)
"Gee, that would explain my Catholic neighbors who get drunk and shoot guns every Christmas. And I thought it was just a Southern Baptist thing."
LOL!! You are telling it like it is...we SB's ALWAYS celebrate Christmas that way!
... I guess we missed this... See post 79...
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