Skip to comments.John Kerry Caused a Fracture in VVAW For his own Selfish Goals ( FBI FILES REVEAL )
Posted on 08/17/2004 6:34:18 AM PDT by stockpirate
A document from the FBI files covering the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and John Kerry, dated November 16,1971 (FBI file record number ID; 100-448092-483), indicates that local supporters of the VVAW became dissatisfied with the VVAW. As a result of Mr. Kerrys speech in Gaston Hall at George Washington University, the head office of the VVAW in New York withdrew support for the Washington DC office and for John Kerry. The following is a verbatim transcript of the FBI document:
VIETNAM VETERALNS AGAINST THE WAR, INCORPORATED (VVAW)
Reference is made to the memorandum at Washington, D.C> (WDC), dated September 15, 1971, concerning the VVAW.
On October 10,1971, a confidential source, who has provided reliable information in the past, advised that at WDC the VVAW, an anti-war veterans organization incorporated in New York, lacks cohesiveness and direction. The source advised this condition has resulted from/the disenchantment of local VVAW [WORD REDACTED] supporters, mainly [PART OF THE SENTENCE REDACTED] and John Kerry, a leading VVAW spokesman.
The source advised that local supporters became dissatisfied with the VVAW following a speech by John Kerry on September 27, 1971, at George Washington University (GWU), WDC.
A second confidential source, who has provided reliable information in the past, advised that on September 27, 1971, John Kerry addressed a capacity crowd at Gaston Hall, GWU. Kerry related his impression of national frustration resulting from an apparent powerlessness to bring about a change of United States policy toward Vietnam. Kerry stated that Americas socio-economic condition has been adversely affected by this sense of frustration. The source advised that Kerry emphasized the need to utilize the political process to bring an end to the war in Vietnam.
On October 10, 1971, the first source advised that Kerrys speech was received by local VVAW supporters as a clear indication that John Kerry is an opportunist with personal political aspirations. Therefore, the source advised, support has been withdrawn from the New York office in general and from John Kerry in particular.
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And in an FBI document dated November 12, 1971 the following excerpt is found concerning John Kerrys speech in Norman Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma on during a convention by VVAW, from November 5, 6, & 7, 1971. The following is an excerpt this document. The entire conference lacked coordination and appeared to be a platform for JOHN KERRY, National Leader of VVAW, rather than for VVAW and Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI).
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We read here that John Kerry was using the VVAW to advance his own ambitions and not those of the VVAW, and by so doing he was causing a riff in the VVAW organization. Was John Kerry trying to take over the VVAW?
There is one other interesting note in this FBI document that bears looking into:
The audience for a speech by John Kerry was quite large. A workshop held after KERRYs speech was attended by quite a few people including one student from Iran, who spoke to the crowd as well as the parents of a Marine who died in combat in Vietnam.
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This last part I find interesting for a couple of reasons: 1. Who was this student from Iran, and why was he speaking to this group? 2. What organization(s) did this student from Iran represent at this convention? 3. Was this student from Iran a foreign agent, or a member of a terrorist group?
I have been using the sources you mention. In fact I posted the paperless.com posting.
More to come.
And I posted the Free Repulic posting you mentioned.
Should I have put these links in here too? I am fairly new to FR?
The guy is a convaluted power seeker. I pray that the people of this nation wake up and see what a phoney balony he really is.
Maybe our fellow Persian bloggers can shed some light on the very last sentence; maybe it rings a bell or might lead to something through their connections. Great post, SP!
The more references, the better, generally speaking.
I'm more of an Internet Pirate, myself...
Interesting that the speech was at Gaston Hall. There is a Gaston Hall at Georgetown University in DC, and it is unlikely that George Washington U. also has a Gaston Hall. That's a major mistake in an FBI report. Any GWU people out there who can tell us if there is a Gaston Hall at GW?
College campus demonstrations and participation at events by Iranian students to garner support for such demonstrations were commonplace in the lead up to the overthrow of Shah Reza Pahlavi in the 70s, if you'll recall. Such events were presented as moves for freedom.
I know that. But Gaston Hall is at GU, not GW. So, did the FBI make a mistake, or is there also a Gaston Hall at GW, which seems unlikely. That's why I asked for a GW person to chime in.
They were also attended by members of SAVAK, the Iranian Intelligence Service who tracked Iranian students who attended such conventions. Iranians would often wear black ski type masks when they attended such gatherings to prevent retribution.
Hmm... This FBI file is a treasure trove! He's sinking, sinking....
The suspense is killing me. What angles? I've seen so much about the propaganda that kerry supplied to the NVN, which of course is a criminal act. But if he actually gave them military secrets, that's even worse.
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