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Is John Kerry a closet Communist? His own words suggest the answer may be "yes."
C-SPAN.org ^ | 8/23/04

Posted on 08/23/2004 9:46:32 AM PDT by Wolfstar

The following verbatim quote is from John Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Thursday, April 22, 1971:

KERRY: "...but I want to relate to you the feeling that many of the men who have returned to this country express because we are probably angriest about all that we were told about Vietnam and about the mystical war against communism."

The "mystical war" against communism to which John Kerry refers is known to history as the Cold War, that long struggle between western democracies and Soviet and Red Chinese communist expansion. Every U.S. president from Harry Truman to George H. W. Bush staunchly struggled through the Cold War issues of their day. Yet John Kerry casually dismissed that great battle between democracy and communism as "mystical."

Before we vote in November for the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces, it is imperative that John Kerry explains to the American people what he meant then — and more importantly, if he still holds the same views today.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bush; campaign; communism; communist; dem; democrat; george; gwb; hanoijohn; john; kerry; vvaw; w
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What's behind these scheming eyes?


1 posted on 08/23/2004 9:46:34 AM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: All

Click the C-SPAN.org link at the top of the thread to read Kerry's entire 1971 testimony.


2 posted on 08/23/2004 9:47:39 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Dork, dufus, dolt, dummy, dope, dweeb, Democrat ain't alliteration grand!)
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To: Wolfstar

"What's behind these scheming eyes?"

What is a vacuum Alex.


3 posted on 08/23/2004 9:48:07 AM PDT by IamConservative (A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.)
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To: Wolfstar
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4 posted on 08/23/2004 9:48:17 AM PDT by Chieftain (Support the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and expose Hanoi John's FRAUD!)
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To: Wolfstar

IMHO FUBAR is a marxist-elitist.


5 posted on 08/23/2004 9:48:34 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: Wolfstar

"I'll end the ythical War on Terrorism, just as I did to the War in vietnam.


6 posted on 08/23/2004 9:50:01 AM PDT by marty60
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To: Rider on the Rain

I still think he is the Manchurian Candidate!!Think about it? What deal did he make in that Paris meeting?


7 posted on 08/23/2004 9:50:13 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: Jim Robinson; My2Cents; onyx; PhiKapMom; Howlin; doodlelady; Rabid Dog; SoCalPol; Bob J; mhking

To the extent that it's possible to do from the grassroots up, we need to begin demanding answers from Kerry as to what he meant then and what his stance is today. Does he still belive the Cold War was a "mystical war against communism?"


8 posted on 08/23/2004 9:50:48 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Dork, dufus, dolt, dummy, dope, dweeb, Democrat ain't alliteration grand!)
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Ping -- asking for help to generate a push from the grassroots up to demand answers on this.


9 posted on 08/23/2004 9:52:09 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Dork, dufus, dolt, dummy, dope, dweeb, Democrat ain't alliteration grand!)
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To: NativeTxn
I still think he is the Manchurian Candidate!!Think about it? What deal did he make in that Paris meeting?

Actually, I've suspected that for some time now. One thing for sure, to those of us who love freedom and America, he is potentially the most dangerous person on the face of the earth.

10 posted on 08/23/2004 9:58:12 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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What's behind these scheming eyes?

I'd like to see John Kerry's KGB* file, more than his Navy records.

(*And you know the Soviets have/had a file on John Kerry)

11 posted on 08/23/2004 10:00:07 AM PDT by elbucko (A Feral Republican)
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Aren't you giving him too much credit? Kerry seems to me to be the ultimate opportunist, without an ideological bone in his body. Whatever the situation seems to demand, he morphs into it. So, no. He's not a communist. He just vacuously ambitious.


12 posted on 08/23/2004 10:01:16 AM PDT by B.Bumbleberry
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To: Wolfstar
What's behind these scheming eyes?


13 posted on 08/23/2004 10:02:02 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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"What's behind these scheming eyes?"

Botox

14 posted on 08/23/2004 10:03:31 AM PDT by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" Pope Urban II (c 1097 a.d.))
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"What's behind those scheming eyes?"

he is potentially the most dangerous person on the face of the earth.

I beg to submit for your consideration:

BEHOLD THE MARXIST MESSIAH!


15 posted on 08/23/2004 10:10:35 AM PDT by Old Sarge (ZOT 'em all, let MOD sort 'em out!)
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Of course he is! He makes Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, and even Clinton/Gore almost look like moderates. The man is downright scary and the Bush/RNC people must hammer away at this.


16 posted on 08/23/2004 10:14:33 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Wolfstar
Either Kerry is a self-proclaimed war criminal or he is a lying traitor. Either way, he is unfit to be POTUS.
17 posted on 08/23/2004 10:15:22 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: B.Bumbleberry
Aren't you giving him too much credit?

John Kerry did not have to characterize the Cold War as a "mystical war against Communism" when he testified in 1971. He did so of his own volition, out of his own ideology and beliefs. Comments made off-handedly in passing as something else is being discussed, as this one was, more truly reveal what is inside a person's mind.

Furthermore, Kerry has been a Leftist ideologue his entire political career.

So in answer to your question, I think the greater danger lies in underestimating Kerry's pro-communist sympathies than in overestimating them.

18 posted on 08/23/2004 10:15:24 AM PDT by Wolfstar (Dork, dufus, dolt, dummy, dope, dweeb, Democrat ain't alliteration grand!)
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ping to more and more evidence the Cold War isn't over.


19 posted on 08/23/2004 10:17:05 AM PDT by eyespysomething ("Funding the American troops in combat should never be a complicated issue." D. Cheney 8-12-04)
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To: Wolfstar

Is sKerry a communist?

Da Comrade!!!


20 posted on 08/23/2004 10:18:30 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (Bandwidth is too good for these (L)users.)
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