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Kerry: Cambodia Mission Top Secret
NewsMax.com ^ | 8/18/04 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 08/18/2004 8:23:22 AM PDT by kattracks

John Kerry's presidential campaign claimed on Tuesday that his Christmas 1968 mission into Cambodia was top, top secret - and that's why there are no documents that verify the implausible claim.

"During John Kerry's service in Vietnam, many times he was on or near the Cambodian border and on one occasion crossed into Cambodia at the request of members of a special operations group operating out of Ha Tien," Kerry spokesman Michael Meehan said in a statement. But Meehan told the Boston Globe that there was no paperwork to confirm the claim and he could not supply a date for the incursion.

What's more, two of Kerry's crewmates who enthusiastically back his candidacy and who served with him on missions near the Cambodian border insists the crossing never happened.

Michael Medeiros, who served on Swiftboat No. 94 with Kerry and appeared with him at the Democratic National Convention, told the Globe that Kerry and his crew chased an enemy to the Cambodian border - but stooped there. He could not recall dropping off special forces in Cambodia or going inside Cambodia with Kerry.

James Wasser, who accompanied Kerry on the Christmas mission aboard Swiftboat No. 44, said that while he believes they were "very, very close" to Cambodia, they did not enter the country. "It is very hard to tell. There are no signs," he told the Globe.

A third crewmate who opposes Kerry flatly accuses him of lying about Cambodia.

"Never happened," Steve Gardner told the Globe, insisting they never came within 50 miles of the Cambodian border.



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1 posted on 08/18/2004 8:23:23 AM PDT by kattracks
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2 posted on 08/18/2004 8:25:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... DNC & McAwful - Hairy Kerry now ..... hari kari later)
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To: kattracks

Is this claim dated before or after the backtrack earlier this week when the Kerry Campaign said he "mistakenly used the Christmas date, it was actually in January"?


3 posted on 08/18/2004 8:27:26 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: kattracks

A deranged individual! "Alice in Wonderland!"


4 posted on 08/18/2004 8:28:34 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: kattracks
Ok, I'm not spammin' threads but I posted this on another one. I think it's fitting...

SECRET AGENT MAN

John F Kerry's a man who leads a life of danger
To everyone he meets he gets a little stranger
With every speech he makes the trust is at always at stake
Odds are now his campaign won't see November

Secret agent man, secret agent man
You gave yourself some medals and now they're just a pain

Beware of all ex-crewmates that you find
Those crew mates hide an evil mind
Ah, be careful what you say
Or you'll give yourself away
Those crew mates know you're just a frigging liar

Secret agent man, secret agent man
You gave yourself some medals and now they're causing pain

------ lead guitar ------

Secret agent man, secret agent man
You gave yourself some medals and now they're just a pain

Swingin' on the Mekong River one day
Then layin' in a Cambodian jungle on the next day
Oh no, you let the wrong word slip
While kissing Teresa's lips
Odds are now she's gonna leave you tomorrow

Secret agent man, secret agent man
You gave yourself some medals and now they're causing pain

Secret agent man....


5 posted on 08/18/2004 8:29:28 AM PDT by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. -- Gen G. Patton Jr)
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To: Dark Wing

ping


6 posted on 08/18/2004 8:30:42 AM PDT by Thud
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To: NormsRevenge

"But Meehan told the Boston Globe that there was no paperwork to confirm the claim and he could not supply a date for the incursion. "

Which really means: "He lied and you can't prove it".


7 posted on 08/18/2004 8:32:15 AM PDT by Bigh4u2
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To: kattracks

If JFKerry releases his service and medical records, would it show his delusional tendencies have a LONG history???

This man considers himself a candidate for the most powerful position in the world, and he is as much a liar as Scott Peterson. Amazing. Even more amazing is that voters will line up to support him. They wouldn't support this behavior in their own 6 year olds. Truly SAD.


8 posted on 08/18/2004 8:35:23 AM PDT by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: kattracks

So here's what I don't understand: If it was "top top secret", then it probably still is classified, therefore, Kerry is disclosing classified information. If that is the case then a) why is he not under investigation or being arrested (at a minimum, the FBI should be having a long talk with him), or b) how can you trust someone with such a loose mouth as commander in chief with access to all of our secrets? Hmmm... wonder how long before the main stream media reports on this....


9 posted on 08/18/2004 8:37:29 AM PDT by Sword_of_Gideon
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To: kattracks

"John Kerry's presidential campaign claimed on Tuesday that his Christmas 1968 mission into Cambodia was top, top secret"

So lets see, have the records of this been downgraded from "top,top secret" so that he could now talk about it, or is he violating his clearance ?


10 posted on 08/18/2004 8:38:44 AM PDT by RS (just because they are out to get him dosen't mean he is not guilty)
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To: kattracks

Wait a minute, the man speaks the truth. I remember this episode on the A-Team. Kerry, BA, Hannibal were flown in and they were suppose to rob the bank of Hanoi.......


11 posted on 08/18/2004 8:40:32 AM PDT by longfellow (You're either with US or from Hollywood! Ultimateamerican.com)
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To: kattracks

Kerry's statements are proven FALSE by some members of the special forces, CIA etc. If you read up on Hugh Hewitt investigations together with Captain Quarters etc...NEVER were any Swiftboats used, because they were too noisy, big etc. The special missions were made with special boats, and besides - missions such as this were kept silent, and NEVER did anyone disgussed such in public. Kerry lies - as always, even his 'HAT' story was debunked. But hey - he's trying!!!


12 posted on 08/18/2004 8:44:14 AM PDT by Inge C
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To: Condor51
"Secret Agent Man."

LOL! I was thinking the same thing. This guy really is a strange ranger.

13 posted on 08/18/2004 8:44:52 AM PDT by colorado tanker (shove it!)
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To: RS
Since this alleged secret mission happened over thirty years ago, why doesn't Kerry ask that it be declassified so that he can prove he is telling the truth.

While he's at it he can also release ALL of his Vietnam records.

Anyone who's character is being questioned, such as Kerry's is, would move heaven and earth to disprove all of the allegations. Unless they had something to hide, that is.

14 posted on 08/18/2004 8:45:58 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: longfellow

LOL! I remember the A-team series; enjoyed it immensely, myself.


15 posted on 08/18/2004 8:47:36 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm ( Veni Vidi Vino Visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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Hold on now the old double top secret mission... when its top top secret no one at all knows about it....

The Classification does not exist.... Kerry needs to get a clue....

Pandering John..... I will tell everybody what they want to hear and then once I'm president hehehehehe... it'll be taxes, taxes, taxes... just like my pal Billy did... it worked for him.... It'll work for me...


16 posted on 08/18/2004 8:48:13 AM PDT by tomnbeverly (Do not let the UN make decisions for the protection of the United States... VOTE for George W. Bush)
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To: kattracks

Top secret. Yeah. That's why he's been talking about it ever since he got back from V.

Either it didn't happen and he's lying, or it did happen and he should be in jail for talking about it. Pick one, Mr. Democratic Presidential Candidate.


17 posted on 08/18/2004 8:48:55 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: kattracks



Isn't that the same excuse given by SEAL wannabes when they get busted?

"Errr, my records were top secret, um, purged since it was a black on black op."


18 posted on 08/18/2004 8:49:10 AM PDT by Repairman Jack
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To: kattracks
As others have noted, if (a very unlikely if) Kerry really did go into Cambodia on a top, top secret mission, the fact begs some questions:

Why would they select Lieutenant JG Kerry, who would have been in the Swift Boat service for all of a month, at most, at that date?

Why would they use a 50+ foot swift boat for a clandestine insertion?

Why would the agents talk to Kerry and tell him who they were, what agency they were with, etc. That just wasn't done.

And you can insert a large number of additional questions that indicate the story just does not add up.

The story is made up.

An additional question: If Porter Goss, who Bush has nominated to head the CIA, was found, through the confirmation hearings to have made up a bunch of lies and stories about his service, like Kerry has, what would the democrats do to his nomination?
19 posted on 08/18/2004 8:52:50 AM PDT by KarlH
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

I'll bet he uses that scenario next since the "apackoflies now" fell flat.


20 posted on 08/18/2004 8:53:01 AM PDT by longfellow (You're either with US or from Hollywood! Ultimateamerican.com)
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