Skip to comments.A host of new questiosn for John Kerry (Hugh Hewitt BLOG BOMB-DROPPER!)
Posted on 08/25/2004 12:51:45 PM PDT by NorCoGOP
August 25, 2004 Posted at 12:30 PM, Pacific
DID THE DOG GO INTO CAMBODIA? DID THE DOG BARK AT THE CIA MAN, THUS PROMPTING THE CIA MAN TO GIVE KERRY THE HAT? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DOG?
This Washington Times story by John McCaslin raises a host of new questiosn for John Kerry:
"VC surfaces A new four-legged angle -- actually a dog named "VC" -- has suddenly materialized surrounding Sen. John Kerry 's swift boat service in Vietnam.
In a 2004 presidential candidate questionnaire for Humane USA, Mr. Kerry was asked whether any pets have had an impact on his life.
"I have always had pets in my life, and there are a few that I remember very fondly," Mr. Kerry replied. "When I was serving on a Swift Boat in Vietnam, my crewmates and I had a dog we called VC.
"One day as our Swift Boat was heading up a river, a mine exploded hard under our boat," he continued. "After picking ourselves up, we discovered VC was MIA (missing in action). Several minutes of frantic search followed, after which we thought we'd lost him. We were relieved when another boat called asking if we were missing a dog."
Said Mr. Kerry: "It turns out VC was catapulted from the deck of our boat and landed, confused but unhurt, on the deck of another boat in our patrol."
J.J. Scheele, program director of Humane USA, confirmed yesterday that her organization did, in fact, receive the above statement from the Kerry campaign.
No military records on Mr. Kerry's Web site, which aides say is a complete accounting, mention a mine exploding under his boat or any dog. The only report of a mine detonating "near" Mr. Kerry's PCF 94 was March 13, 1969, when Mr. Kerry says he was injured and a man knocked overboard."
I'd like to say you can't make this stuff up, but apparently Kerry can.
Kerry has a million stories
What a maroon!
Maybe the dog was the CIA man with the hat in disguise.
He is insane, it is simply beyond believable: Dims are unable to field a sane candidate two elections in the row.
I'd like to say you can't make this stuff up, but apparently Kerry can.
Christmas in Cambodia
Kerry now admits that he lied about spending Christmas in Cambodia in 1968 and claiming that Nixon was President at the time. Hes told the story for decades said it was seared in his memory and it was a lie.
Kerry has said that in the incident that won him a Bronze Star (see below for more), when the mine went off under his boat, his dog (VC) went flying overboard and was thought to be lost. The dog was later recovered by another boat. Only problem a mine did not go off under his boat. The story is a lie.
Throwing away the medals
Kerry has said that he threw away his medal in a famous public demonstration.
Kerry has said that he only threw away his ribbons in a in a famous public demonstration.
Kerry has said that he actually threw away another mans medals at that famous public demonstration.
Kerry has said that he never threw his medals away.
Kerry filed paperwork to get new medals (guess he lost em somewhere).
The evidence of the need to get new medals is highlighted by the signatures on the citations:
Kerry's multiple Silver (3) and Bronze (2) star citations: Two of the five were signed by John Lehman who was Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan Administration 5 Feb 1981 - 10 Apr 1987. There are three Silver Star citations supplied by Kerry. One was signed by ADM Zumwalt, one by ADM Hyland, and one by Secretary Lehman. The Bronze Star citations were signed by Zumwalt and Lehman.
Purple Hearts --
From: "Unfit For Command"
Dec. 2, 1968: Kerry was awarded his first Purple Heart for a tiny piece of shrapnel in his left arm, above the elbow. (Self inflicted.) p.34
Feb. 20, 1969: Kerry was awarded his second Purple Heart after sustaining a minor shrapnel wound in his left thigh. (Self-inflicted, according to his crew.) p. 78
March 13, 1969: He was awarded his third Purple Heart for a contusion (minor) of the right arm sustained in the incident when another boat, PCF 3, detonated a mine. He also fraudulently claimed that the shrapnel in his buttocks, sustained when he and Rassmann blew up a rice cache on land that morning, occurred in this incident. (Contusion doesn't qualify for a PH and shrapnel was self-inflicted.) p. 88
Wins Bronze Star for fleeing the scene of a mine explosion.
13 Mar 1969 - Five Swift Boats are sent to raid a Vietcong village: Kerry PCF-94, Droz PCF-43, Pees PCF-3, Chenoweth PCF-23, and Thurlow PCF-51. Special Forces Lieutenant Rassman goes along for the ride on Kerry's boat. They depart the LST anchored offshore at 7:30 am, cruise about 11 miles up the Bay Hap River, then about 3 miles up the Dong Cung Canal, and get to the village at 8:15 am.
1. The village is deserted. As they are returning to the boat, Kerry and Rassmann decide to blow up a five-ton rice bin. They climb on top of the huge pile and dig a hole in the rice. On the count of three, they toss their grenades into the hole and run. Kerry doesn't run fast enough. He gets hit in the butt by some pieces of rice.
2. As the five boats are returning down the Bay Hap River, they come to a fishing net stretched across the middle of the river. As PCF-94 is going around the fishing net to the right and PCF-3 is going around it to the left, a mine explodes under PCF-3.
3. Simultaneously: (a) Kerry goes to full throttle, which causes Rassmann to fall overboard, and flees down the river with all his guns firing at the shore, and (b) the other three boats go to help PCF-3 with all their guns firing at the shore.
4. After 40 seconds, PCF-43, PCF-23 and PCF-51 cease fire, but Kerry keeps on firing and fleeing down the river.
5. PCF-43, PCF-23 and PCF-51 work together to rescue the crew of PCF-3 and keep PCF-3 from sinking.
6. Kerry finally turns around, comes back, and fishes Rassmann out of the water.
7. As PCF 23 is leaving the area to take the three seriously injured men from PCF-3 to the Coast Guard cutter offshore, Kerry jumps in PCF-23 and goes with them.
8. PCF-94 (without Kerry) tows the badly damaged PCF-3.
9. Kerry writes the after-action report that portrays him as a hero. He does not mention the fact that he abandoned the other boats and fled from what he thought was a battle, or that he abandoned his own boat and rode home with the wounded.
Kerry won this award for shooting a wounded man in the back. Thats not necessarily an improper action (the man was apparently holding a rocket launcher). But the Silver Star is our nations third highest award. It is not usually given out for administering a Coup de Grace to a wounded enemy.
Additionally, Kerrys Silver Star apparently came with a V citation. But Silver Stars never come that way, so there is either a lie buried in there, or else a file clerk made an error (which could happen easily enough).
Well...it's heartbreakingly obvious. VC was a victim of John Kerry's atrocities. He DOES mention random shooting of cattle and dogs...
And since Kerry wasn't there very long .. I'm assuming it was still a PUPPY when he left
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites), D-Mass., relaxes with his puppy V.C., while stationed in the Mekong Delta in 1969, during the Vietnam War. The controversy over the Vietnam war record of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has trained a fresh light on one of that conflict's lesser-known episodes _ the operations of America's 'Brown Water Navy' in rivers, canals and mangrove swamps of the Mekong Delta. (AP Photo/Courtesy of John Kerry)
This is gonna give the talking heads apoplexy! After all, did the dog actually serve with Kerry, or didn't he?
Of particular interest to you;^))
(What say you, Hugh? I know you lurk here...)
Look! Up in the sky, it's Dunder Dog!
WTF .... a dog ... a the boat blew up ....what kind of crap is this.
Swift Boat Veterans for TRUTH bump!
So how close was the other boat? Close enough for the crew to say 'we served with Kerry?' I'd say so, if they caught his dog.
He was writing a script for his next motion picture starring President Kerry. There's someone in Hollywood right now fleshing out the characters. Believe it.
good recap - need to add the fact that Kerry is now admitting that the first purple heart 'may have' been self-inflicted.
I found this linked via Hugh ("Release the photos of the snappy yellow tux") Hewitt's website blog.
Actually it would be interesting to know when the dog was last seen. Don't the Vietnamese eat dog?
Could that dog have been "Teddy Salad"?
(Ten extra points if anyone gets that reference!)
The dog did until he tried to escape from Kerry by flying to the other boat.
Did he ever tell you the time he single handedly routed the Monfgolians and became the King of Siam?
I can imagine Kerry sitting in an old style tan hunter hat with a large moustache puffing on a pipe in a study.
Does he now have a dog named Osama?
Before the Internet, an investigator might have to hand-search thousands of archives, travel to many different cities, and follow thousands of leads to accumulate the data necessary to unravel Kerry's complex web of lies. Even after all the data was collected, the investigator would have to untangle, analyze and interpret all the data, then write a report or book, and then try to get it through the mass media gatekeepers. "What are the odds?" the young Kerry must have asked himself.
Now we have the Internet and the almost instant access to information and thousands of minds concentrating on mining, accumulating, analyzing and publishing it. Kerry must really be pissed at Al Gore and his confounded invention.
I have this bizarre mental image of Kerry....
Picture every time that he gets up to (surprise!) talk about his Vietnam experience, I get the mental image from American Pie...
"This one time...at band camp...."
The Times has been doing a good job.
I have to say, I was impressed with Stephen Dinan's report today also.
It includes the info that it was John Hurley who stated that the 1st purple heart may have been for self-inflicted wounds.
Just who were the sane ones?
bump to print.
I would add the claim of getting a lucky hat during a "secret mission" to Cambodia.
I'm betting he and his crew, tired of eating the same old thing day after day, traded the dog for a few hundred pounds of rice, which Kerry then tried to cook with a grenade...
When PCF number 3 hit a mine, all the crew were injured and the boat was trashed.
Kerry said the boat hit a mine and the dog went flying...and the rest of them? Damage to the boat, injured crew, spot report?
From a John Kerry speech commemorating Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 20, 2003:
I remember well April 1968--I was serving in Vietnam--a place of violence--when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home--and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of that unabashedly maladjusted citizen.
In fact, Kerry did not go to Vietnam until November 1968.
Why would they look for the dog if they were under fire?
I have been amusing myself collecting "when I was in VietNam" answers from Kerry whenever he is asked a question. The pet question was one. Here are a couple of others:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39940 Posted: August 13, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern
Though Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry says he opposes legalizing same-sex marriage, critics are pointing to the candidate's radical statements and writings in favor of homosexual marriage and claim this is one more divisive issue on which Kerry is attempting to play to both sides in an election year.
Wrote Kerry: "I knew firsthand from my tours [sic] of duty in Vietnam the bravery and distinction with which gay soldiers served their country."
http://www.polipundit.com/ August 25, 2004
"I remember well April 1968--I was serving in Vietnam--a place of violence--when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home--and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of that unabashedly maladjusted citizen."
-- John Kerry, on Martin Luther King's assasination. Trouble is that Kerry wasn't in Vietnam until November, 1968. (via Opinion Journal's Best of the Web)
posted by PoliPundit at 3:32 PM Link to this post | Comments (5)
Why isn't the press demanding to see Kerry's CIA hat?
Was the flying dog wearing the CIA hat when the mine went off and the dog landed on another ship and that's why Kerry calls it his Lucky Hat.
"yeup, s'my lucky hat. got it Nam from a VC that killed with my bare hands, no no it was from a CIA guy when I was on a top secret mission running guns to Cambodia to stir up conflict on 25 December of 1968 (of course, I cant really talk about it cause it's a secret doncha know.)
He gave it to me to remember the short but passionate love we shared knowing we might not see each other again.
Yep, giving me the lucky hat was not so lucky for him though, considering that only a few weeks later I gave away his covert operation to the enemy. Too bad for him, but it is a nice hat.
Report from the Front:
I earned my medal today. I got on DemocraticUnderground this morning with a suggestion to the DUers that they check out this flying dog whopper to see if they really wanted to vote for this lunatic.
Well, you can just imagine the reaction I got. There were cries of "your denying there were mines in Viet Nam"? and "you're denying Kerry had a dog"? No, I calmly said, I'd just like to know which swift boat vets will confirm that poor little VC flew harmlessly across an expanse of water from one moving swift boat to another. They foamed at the mouth, attacked Bush, attacked me, attacked freepers but strangly none could come up with a plausible explanation of how this happened.
I exchanged 7 or 8 calmly worded posts with them until the moderator became so frustrated he threw me off the board. My badge of honor for the day.
For if it can be determined WHEN it was taken, and IF it was taken after Kerry's wounds, wouldn't that show that the purple heart veteran had nary a scratch? Of course, I guess the timeline is that once he was 'wounded' he bugged out of the 'Nam. Just thinkin' , though.
I don't get the hair. I thought military had to have military haircuts.
I have a feeling V.C. was made into a taco.
It always comes back to Python.
I cheated and Googled it.
Here is a link to the questionairre filled out by Kerry. Its on the Humane Society Website and was provided by the Kerry Campaign.
He can't hide from this one:
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