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FBI Files Show Kerry Met With Communists More Than Once
CNS ^ | June 4,2004 | Marc Morano

Posted on 08/13/2004 2:32:27 PM PDT by Dog

(CNSNews.com) - Newly released FBI files reveal that presumed Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry attended a second meeting with North Vietnamese communists in Paris in the early 1970s. Kerry has previously admitted to meeting only once with the North Vietnamese delegations in 1970.

According to the FBI files, Kerry met with representatives from the North Vietnamese government in Paris in 1971 in an effort to secure the release of captured American prisoners of war. Kerry has previously acknowledged meeting "both delegations" of Vietnamese communists in Paris in 1970, but has said nothing of the 1971 meeting.

Researcher and author Jerry Corsi, who began studying the anti-war movement in the early 1970s, believes Kerry is hiding key aspects about his anti-war past from the public as he seeks the presidency.

"Kerry has admitted to one meeting with Madam Binh. Now we have reason to believe there was a second [meeting], so let's press them to admit the second [meeting]," Corsi told CNSNews.com.

"Kerry needs to explain to the American people why he directly went into negotiations with communists," Corsi added. Corsi has written an essay on Kerry's dealings with the Vietemese communists on the Internet site, WinterSoldier.com.

According to Gerald Nicosia, a Kerry supporter and the author of the book Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement, Kerry's second visit to Paris to meet with emissaries of the North Vietnamese communist government is documented in redacted FBI files from the era.

"The [FBI] files record that Kerry made a second trip to Paris that summer (1971) to learn how the North Vietnamese might release prisoners," Nicosia wrote in an essay in the Los Angeles Times on May 23.

"After deciding not to run [for Congress] in 1970, he and his new wife, Julia Thorne, traveled to France in May to meet Madame Nguyen Thi Binh and other Viet Cong and Communist Vietnamese representatives to the Paris peace talks, a trip he now calls a 'fact-finding mission,"' Nicosia wrote.

Nicosia noted that, "Kerry had tried to distinguish between his own trips to meet with the Vietnamese in Paris, which he considered necessary to fight through the lies of his own government, and actual negotiations with the enemy, which Kerry knew were illegal."

Kerry told the New York Times on April 24 that his first meeting with the Vietnamese communists in 1970 was "not a big deal."

''People were dropping in (at the Paris Peace Talks). It was a regular sort of deal," Kerry explained to the New York Times .

But Corsi believes it was a very big deal.

"You had (Former Nixon aide) Henry Kissinger there (in Paris) trying to negotiate formally with the Paris peace delegation and then these guys (from Vietnam Veterans Against the War) are off on their own side show, establishing back channels to the Vietnamese communists; all of this is against the law," Corsi said, referring to U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, which declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.

"Exactly who was Kerry ... to have arranged these trips? He had to be in discussion with some link with the communist party of Vietnam in order to establish these trips and meetings," Corsi explained.

Kerry also may have had plans to go to South Vietnam in 1971, according to a June 16, 1971 article in the communist Daily World newspaper.

"Former Navy Lt. John Kerry is planning a three-week trip to South Vietnam in July to report on 'what is really happening' to the GI's there, he told newsmen here," read the article, written by the Daily World's Ted Pearson. Kerry was attending an event in Chicago with Jesse Jackson, who at the time was head of the organization, Operation Bread Basket.

It is unclear whether Kerry ever made the trip to South Vietnam in 1971 and Kerry's campaign did not return several phone calls seeking comment for this article.

Nicosia has criticized Kerry in the past for not being more open about his anti-war past.

"I am in kind of an awkward position here. I am a Kerry supporter and I certainly don't want to do anything that hurts him. On the other hand, my number one allegiance is to truth. So I am going to go with where the facts are, and John is going to have to deal with that," Nicosia told CNSNews.com back in March when the contents of the FBI files became public and caused Kerry to revise his past statements on a series of issues dealing with his past.

"I am having some problems with the things he is saying right now, which are not matching up with accuracy," Nicosia said in March.

"I think [Kerry] may be worried or the people around him may be worried that his association with VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) is a very negative thing and they want John to back away from it," he added.

Kerry's anti-war activism and his meetings with the communists had a big impact, according to Corsi.

"Vietnamese communists would not have won the war without John Kerry. They were cultivating his protest activity with the VVAW," Corsi said.

Corsi said the Vietnamese communists have shown their gratitude to Kerry by displaying a photo of him at Ho Chi Minh City's Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum. The photo of fellow anti-war activist and actress Jane Fonda also appears in the Women's Museum in Saigon.

"As soon as [Kerry] came onto the seen, [the Vietnamese communists] latched on to him like bees on to honey. [The communists] said 'This is a guy who tells our story, it will undermine the sympathy for the war in America,'" Corsi added.


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A Blast from the past...
1 posted on 08/13/2004 2:32:27 PM PDT by Dog
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To: hchutch; diotima; Interesting Times

Fyi...


2 posted on 08/13/2004 2:33:10 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: Dog

Good sniffin'


3 posted on 08/13/2004 2:33:40 PM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: Dog

Well, this means he has experience in dealing with the enemy.

It will help him when he meets with Al Qaeda once he wins the election.


4 posted on 08/13/2004 2:34:13 PM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Texasforever

*ping*


5 posted on 08/13/2004 2:34:26 PM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: RonDog; generalissimoduane

fyi..


6 posted on 08/13/2004 2:34:46 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: Dog

Who did Hillary give these files to?


7 posted on 08/13/2004 2:35:28 PM PDT by kilowhskey (RVN 3/67 - 5/69 Duty - Honor - Country)
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To: Dog

The crux of his meetings, is that he was still on the government payroll at the time, which I believe is an act of treason.


8 posted on 08/13/2004 2:35:30 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Saddam's family were WMD's - He's behind bars & his sons are DEAD!)
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To: Dog

He's a traitor!


9 posted on 08/13/2004 2:35:53 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.)
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To: Dog

Ummm ... The Kerry Camp ain't gonna be happy with you for bring this up :0)


10 posted on 08/13/2004 2:36:18 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: kilowhskey

Bingo. Another torpedo launched from U.S.S. Hillary!.


11 posted on 08/13/2004 2:36:46 PM PDT by brewcrew
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To: RasterMaster
From another thread....

Earlier this year, Kerry spokesman Michael Meehan told the Boston Globe that Kerry had "no role whatsoever in the Paris peace talks or negotiations." Meehan said Kerry had gone to Paris on a private trip and had one brief meeting with Madam Nguyen Thi Binh and others.

Binh, a leader of the Provisional Revolutionary Government, a communist group based in South Vietnam, had a list of peace-talk points, including the suggestion that U.S. POWs would be released when American forces withdrew.

Whoops!!!!

12 posted on 08/13/2004 2:37:14 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: brewcrew

Drip, drip, drip, drip...


13 posted on 08/13/2004 2:37:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Dog
John Kerry attended a second meeting with North Vietnamese communists in Paris in the early 1970s.

Isn't once enough? Traitor!

14 posted on 08/13/2004 2:38:54 PM PDT by christie (http://www.hillaryforpresident-2008.com -- NOT!)
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To: RasterMaster

The crux of his meetings, is that he was still on the government payroll at the time, which I believe is an act of treason.

This needs to be worked on and worked on and worked on.

I also believe Kerry should be prosecuted for lying to Congress when he gave testimony after returning from Vietnam and telling his tall tales. Not remembering things exactly 35 years later is one thing......lying when it is all current events is another.

Please, Dept of Justice. Follow up on this and prosecute this lying gigolo.


15 posted on 08/13/2004 2:39:17 PM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: Dog

bump


16 posted on 08/13/2004 2:39:31 PM PDT by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: Dog

Obviously the 2nd meeting wasn't seared into his mind like his Cambodian trip was


17 posted on 08/13/2004 2:39:32 PM PDT by Humbug (please don't read this tag yet...it's not quite ready)
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To: Dog
FBI Files Show Kerry Met With Communists More Than Once

DUH!!! I saw him on TV with thousands of cheering Communists just a couple of weeks ago...

18 posted on 08/13/2004 2:39:41 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: Dog

WOW!! Pop the POPCORN!!


19 posted on 08/13/2004 2:40:21 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Dear Lanny Davis:

Clean up in Aisle 11..

20 posted on 08/13/2004 2:41:00 PM PDT by Dog ( Attention: Everyone check their briefcase for their "magic" secret agent hat... That is all.)
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To: Dog

Yeah, so what...ABB (Anybody But Bush). He could be caught shooting someone in the back and no one would care. Oh, that's right...he already did that.

Never mind.


21 posted on 08/13/2004 2:41:23 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: kilowhskey
Hillary's scheme? Wouldn't put anything past her. Bill and Hill know all about Kerry and know his vulnerabilities. They know he can be destroyed.

Click here to check out my web site dedicated to exposing Hillary.

22 posted on 08/13/2004 2:41:37 PM PDT by christie (http://www.hillaryforpresident-2008.com -- NOT!)
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To: Dog
"Vietnamese communists would not have won the war without John Kerry. They were cultivating his protest activity with the VVAW," Corsi said. Corsi said the Vietnamese communists have shown their gratitude to Kerry by displaying a photo of him at Ho Chi Minh City's Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum. The photo of fellow anti-war activist and actress Jane Fonda also appears in the Women's Museum in Saigon.

"As soon as [Kerry] came onto the seen, [the Vietnamese communists] latched on to him like bees on to honey. [The communists] said 'This is a guy who tells our story, it will undermine the sympathy for the war in America,'" Corsi added.

Kerry went and talked with the Communists, then came back to the States and told congress and the American people that America needed to SURRENDER.

Kerry is a disgrace to America and a TRAITOR to his country. He caused irreparable damage to Vietnam Vets and he caused harm and humiliation to our POW's. Kerry should be in prison, not the White House.

23 posted on 08/13/2004 2:41:42 PM PDT by Viet-Boat-Rider (KERRY IS A NARCISSISTIC LIAR, GOLDBRICKER, AND TRAITOR!)
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To: Onelifetogive

Was Clinton at the same meeting or any other of their favorite nitwits? Why is this guys pole numbers looking good?


24 posted on 08/13/2004 2:42:16 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore)
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To: kilowhskey

Will she save the democrat party?
Next month?
or THIS month?

I hope she pulls the pin on him.
Saw W's Beaverton Town Hall type meeting.


W is actually comfortable and kicking arse.
He knows something we don't.

And I think, he would win ESPECIALLY BIG if hillary ran at the last moment...

Lets hope she submarines him soon.
Hillary get your broom, time to ride!


25 posted on 08/13/2004 2:42:55 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: Dog

LOL!


26 posted on 08/13/2004 2:42:57 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Dog

Didn't these files get "stolen" when Nicosia's home was Berglerized?


27 posted on 08/13/2004 2:43:26 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Dog

Wait a minute -- wasn't there a break-in at Nicosia's house in which files were stolen?


28 posted on 08/13/2004 2:43:32 PM PDT by Califelephant (You can't be both pro-business and pro-trial lawyers.)
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To: ridesthemiles
Well, you are exactly right...

...BUT, he is a demcRAT after all, so prosecution, persecution, or even questioning is off limits in the media.

And Lord forbid if someone, anyone (especially an EEEEVVILL Republican) ask about it. If we do, then we are simply a tool of Rupert Murdoch, Halliburton, DICKCHENEY, or (ACK!) the vast right-wing conspiracy! Ridiculous.

29 posted on 08/13/2004 2:43:38 PM PDT by mattdono ([mattdono to John Kerry]: I voted for you...right before I voted against you.)
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To: Robert_Paulson2

submarines him = submarines Kerry


30 posted on 08/13/2004 2:43:43 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (the madridification of our election is now officially underway.)
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To: Dog

Nice work Dog. Ammo for Hannity,others?


31 posted on 08/13/2004 2:43:50 PM PDT by afnamvet (USAF Tuy Hoa AFB RVN 68-69 NOT FONDA KERRY!)
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To: Dog
Typical communist democrat. The lies just keep on coming, they want to rule our country, they are so distraught over their lose of power, they are going nuts. Their true agenda is shining through...

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Clinton said, according to the Associated Press. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you.

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

Hillary: We'll take your money for 'common good'

32 posted on 08/13/2004 2:45:08 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Dog

Why is it Leftists never seem to get punished when they break the law? This is against the law and arguably treason to boot.


33 posted on 08/13/2004 2:45:12 PM PDT by swilhelm73 (When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, his son murdered 2,000 people in the Abu Gharib prison in *one* day.)
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To: Dog
FBI Files Show Kerry Met With Communists More Than Once

And that was just at the Democratic Convention in Boston.

34 posted on 08/13/2004 2:45:34 PM PDT by harrycarey
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To: Dog

What a bombshell it would be for a photographer to go to N. Vietnam and bring back photos of Kerry and Fonda's pics hanging in the Commie Galleries------WOW. Then post them on the WWW for the world to see.


35 posted on 08/13/2004 2:47:01 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: RasterMaster
The crux of his meetings, is that he was still on the government payroll at the time, which I believe is an act of treason.

Unfortunately, Demon Rats are never held accountable for their actions, and he won't either. I know it sucks, but that's reality.

36 posted on 08/13/2004 2:47:32 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: Ann Archy
WOW!! Pop the POPCORN!!


37 posted on 08/13/2004 2:48:02 PM PDT by jellybean (Support Swift Boat Veterans For Truth)
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To: gathersnomoss

If the "Anybody But Bush" crowd is so prominant, why are the Dems working so hard to squash the Swifties?


38 posted on 08/13/2004 2:48:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Dog
Corsi said the Vietnamese communists have shown their gratitude to Kerry by displaying a photo of him at Ho Chi Minh City's Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum.

Man, would it be nice to have pictures of THIS.

Well, well, there may be HERE (can't tell if Kerry is in the pic):

http://www.terpsboy.com/terpsboyarchives/000882.html

Anyone who knows how to post a graphic, help would be appreciated. A better pic would be appreciated too, if anyone has one.

39 posted on 08/13/2004 2:48:39 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: Dog

Dudden surprise me. I have been saying the puke is a red-hearted communist for years.


40 posted on 08/13/2004 2:52:55 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The time is coming for all true Patriots to rise up and take back this Republic!)
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To: Califelephant; Dog
Historian: Kerry FBI files stolen
41 posted on 08/13/2004 2:53:44 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: Dog

There is a better picture here;

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=38738

I am becoming convinced that Kerry in the Oval Office would be worse than Slick Willie. Clinton created the conditions that caused Sept. 11-Kerry could (deliberately?) lose the War on Terror that was necessitated by September 11.


42 posted on 08/13/2004 2:55:39 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: litany_of_lies

Check out WinterSoldier.com, they have posted pics at various visits with commies in Vietnam.


43 posted on 08/13/2004 2:55:50 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Saddam's family were WMD's - He's behind bars & his sons are DEAD!)
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To: MamaLucci

I guess Nicosia is happy to be alive!! FBI Files STOLEN....WHY did he HAVE them?


44 posted on 08/13/2004 2:56:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rineaux
Was Clinton at the same meeting or any other of their favorite nitwits?

All the top Dims were there. It was their Convention.

45 posted on 08/13/2004 2:57:57 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: MamaLucci

Just d***--he's just as brazen as Slick too. Those stolen docs will never be seen again.

Very scary.


46 posted on 08/13/2004 2:58:58 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: Ann Archy

Linked article indicates they were the result of FOIA requests.


47 posted on 08/13/2004 2:59:44 PM PDT by litany_of_lies
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To: Guillermo
Could be he is meeting with them now, for all we know.

You had (Former Nixon aide) Henry Kissinger there (in Paris) trying to negotiate formally with the Paris peace delegation and then these guys (from Vietnam Veterans Against the War) are off on their own side show, establishing back channels to the Vietnamese communists; all of this is against the law," Corsi said, referring to U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, which declares it illegal for a U.S. citizen to go abroad and negotiate with a foreign power.

Isn't this what he is said to be doing now? Meeting with foreign leaders while the administration engages in legal channels.

The days when someone was tried for Treason on a national scale may be over, but he IS a Traitor.

48 posted on 08/13/2004 2:59:49 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Soul Seeker

He hasn't changed a whit from his days in Vietnam.


49 posted on 08/13/2004 3:01:29 PM PDT by Guillermo (It's the 99% of Mohammedans that make the other 1% look bad.)
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To: Ann Archy
Research for a book, I'd guess.

Nicosia had obtained about 20,000 pages of FBI documents through Freedom of Information Act requests.

50 posted on 08/13/2004 3:02:15 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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