Skip to comments.Another document ties Kerry to Hanoi - 3rd Vietnamese communist paper discovered in archive
Posted on 10/27/2004 10:55:06 PM PDT by TeleStraightShooter
A third, newly discovered Vietnamese war document presents further indication Hanoi orchestrated John Kerry's promotion of the communist regime's 1971 plan calling for virtual U.S. surrender.
As WorldNetDaily reported Tuesday, two documents found in a U.S. archive over the weekend provide the first concrete evidence that Vietnamese communists were directing Kerry's antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
The New York Times covered of John Kerry's Washington press conference in 1971
One of the two documents, a "circular" captured by the U.S. in 1971 and later translated, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended.
Now, a third document provides more context, showing that Kerry's July 22, 1971, press conference calling on President Nixon to accept the seven-point plan presented by Viet Cong leader Madame Nguyen Thi Binh was perfectly aligned with Hanoi's step-by-step agenda.
"If you look at the sequence of events, it would certainly seem Kerry was following a plan and was not just simply acting spontaneously," said Jerome Corsi, a specialist on the Vietnam-era antiwar movement and co-author of "Unfit for Command," the best-seller challenging Kerry's qualification to lead the nation.
Kerry insists he attended the talks only because he happened to be in France on his honeymoon and maintains he met with both sides. But previously revealed records indicate the future senator made two, and possibly three, trips to Paris.
At the subsequent press conference in Washington, Kerry surrounded himself with the families of POWs, a strategy espoused in the recovered communist circular.
The Kerry campaign has not responded to WND's request for a response to the discovery of the two documents.
The third document shows that when Madame Binh came to Paris in 1969 with the North Vietnamese delegation, Hanoi was directing its propaganda efforts toward winning the hearts and minds of South Vietnamese.
But the communist regime began to realize in 1970 and early 1971 that it could not defeat the U.S. militarily, and so the target of propaganda shifted to the antiwar movement in an attempt to erode resolve on the American homefront.
Then Hanoi launched a series of coordinated efforts, leading to Kerry's press conference.
"The series of dates and actions hardly look coincidental," said Corsi.
Vietnamese Communist Party leader Le Duc Tho delivered to Paris a plan promoted by John Kerry.
In the last week of June 1971, Le Duc Tho the second most powerful communist leader, next to Ho Chi Minh arrived in Paris as a special counsel to the Vietnamese delegations.
On July 1, closely on the heels of Tho's arrival, Madame Binh delivered the seven-point plan to U.S. Ambassador David Bruce in Paris.
A New York Times report at that time specifically noted the plan came after Tho's arrival.
The plan was presented not through the head of the delegation, Xuan Thuy, but through the Viet Cong leader, Madame Binh, who first met with Kerry in the summer of 1970.
Twenty-one days later, Kerry was in Washington advancing Binh's proposal, which would force President Nixon to set a date to end the war and withdraw troops. Hanoi cleverly constructed the plan so that the only barrier to release of American POWs was Nixon's unwillingness to set a withdrawal date, but it amounted to a virtual surrender that included payment of reparations and an admission the U.S. was the aggressor in an immoral war.
"When President Nixon got this peace plan, the White House didn't know what to do," Corsi said. "It was an entirely new initiative."
The White House sent Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to Paris July 12, and seven days later, the South Vietnamese submitted a counterproposal to enact a total cease-fire and put the issue of reunification to a nationwide vote.
"In the middle of these intense negotiations and posturing to Madame Binh's proposal, Kerry volunteered to hold a press conference advocating the Viet Cong leader's position," Corsi explained.
"He had no role to insert himself in this process," he asserted. "Nixon and Kissinger were trying to deal with a difficult negotiating situation."
In an article on the press conference, the New York Times noted POW families were upset because it appeared Kerry, who had dropped out of a bid for a seat in Congress, was motivated by his own political aspirations, using the event as a springboard to political office.
When Kerry began to introduce relatives of prisoners who stood beside him behind the microphones, he was met with the fierce objections of four wives of POWs in the audience.
The women shouted to Kerry, "That's a lie," and "What office are you going to run for next?"
The Times said one of the POW wives accused Kerry of "constantly using our own suffering and grief " for his political ambitions.
When asked if he planned to run again for political office, the Times reported Kerry replied only that "he was committed to political change and he would use whatever forum seemed best at the time."
The captured Vietnamese circular stated that previously, the dissent among U.S. military personnel largely existed only in the Army, but had expanded to the Air Force.
Kerry's use of Air Force POW families helped spread the dissent in a concerted way, Corsi maintained, getting the relatives to accept Binh's proposal and say, "Let's put an end to this."
The circular said the peace plan "not only solved problems concerning the release of U.S. prisoners but also motivated the people of all walks of life and even relatives of U.S. pilots detained in [North Vietnam] to participate in the antiwar movement."
"Kerry, by holding the press conference, supports the argument that the antiwar movement is behind this plan," Corsi said.
The media event, consistent with plans developed and delivered in Hanoi, was "designed to have maximum impact emotionally on the antiwar community in the U.S.," he emphasized.
Corsi said the Kerry campaign's silence on the new discovery of the documents mirrors its unwillingness to respond to the charges of "Unfit for Command" until it was obvious the presidential candidate was suffering political damage.
"The charges in the new documents have been out there for a full day," he pointed out. "Had the documents not been authentic, the Kerry camp would have been all over them, to discredit them."
John Kerry has lots of explaining to do.
I'd love to have Bush/Cheney do a final series of ads run nationwide from Saturday thru Tuesday.
"Today I'm going to cover national security; some old issues and some new issues."
"First, I'm holding three documents which clearly tie Sen. Kerry to illegal negotiations with North Vietnam, while our country was at war."
"His involvement put our troops at risk, and likely cost lives, by giving the enemy false hopes of continuing that war."
"These documents have been handed over to the news services, and will be on the DoD website, in case the regular news sources will not show them to you."
"And recently Sen. Kerry alledges our forces overlooked explosives that were removed from Iraq. The truth is the explosives were removed days before we invaded Iraq."
"I have given Sen. Kerry declassified aerial photos, date stamped ______, which will also be given to news services. They will also be posted on the internet, in case the news will not show them."
And upset they should be. Remember the dismal reports of the SENATE COMMITTEE ON POW/MIA's reporting that they had talked to foreign govt's and were assured no POW's were left?
And that turned out to be a lie?
Hollywood made two movies about it? RAMBO and MISSING IN ACTION?
AND, WHO WAS CHAIRMAN of THAT COMMITTEE?
Can anybody tell me why Bush hasn't brought up Kerry's well known anti-war activities in the early '70's during this campaign? Being a prominent anti-war activist pretty much dispells any notion that Kerry would be strong on defense and on the WOT. It seems so basic to me, yet the subject is avoided like the plague by Bush.
I don't think you'll get any argument here. This is like living a NIGHTMARE. How could such a TRAITOR be a Democratic candidate for President? Yes, it's true that "Truth IS Stranger than Fiction".
Thanks for the email address for Hannity. I'm shipping a mesage off immediately.
The 'Nam scars that the Swift Vets justifiably peeled back are UGLY, and they need to be done - just not by Bush.
Once Swift Vets started their 527 -on their own I might add - Bush just needed to stay away from it.
Source, an article entitled, "Kerry's Soviet Rhetoric" from NRO.
Lets ALL hit the mail with our requests to discuss this story ASAP folks. Maybe something will come of it!
The U.N. is involved at several levels as well.
The setup occurred in the second debate with Kerry's mention of "a unguarded ammo dump" and set the game in motion. The revelations were to come out today, most likely.
Dick Morris was freaked by the Kerry camps shift to the war and away from domestic issues.
I suppose we should have seen this coming.
The now revealed Russian connection to outbound shipment of ordinance and the U.N. admission of a mistake in the amount stored should defuse most of the interest in this. It should create many questions.
I don't know if there is time to get at the WMD angle in this, I sure hope so.
This information was supposed to be held close and not released, but Kerry has once again screwed up world affairs by treachery and deceit.
The SOB is a real ringer with "I am dangerous" tattooed on his carcass someplace dark.
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