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John Kerry's Fellow Travellers
A 5-part series exposing John Kerry's Communist connections.
Part 4: Subversion in the Senate: Kerry's Communist Constituency
*NOTE: The term "fellow traveller" as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party's program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be "concealed party members": members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct evidence of Richard or John Kerry or other members of the Kerry family belonging to the CP. What this series does argue for is a consistent pattern of the Kerry family working with Communists and Communist fellow travellers in a way that advances the Communist program.
Part 4 of this series, "Hanoi John", described John Kerry's collaboration with Communist-associated antiwar groups during the period between his early Congressional runs in 1970 and 1972. After Kerry's 1972 loss, he took a hiatus from politics to earn his law degree and serve as an Assistant DA, paving the way for him to re-enter politics as Lieutenant Governor to Michael Dukakis in 1982 and as US Senator in 1984. As Senator, Kerry resumed his collaboration with America's enemies, undermining the military and the intelligence community, betraying Vietnam POWs and MIAs, and receiving financial rewards from Communist and terrorist benefactors.
Kerry's 1984 campaign platform was characterized by radical opposition to the Reagan administration's defense policies. Kerry proposed slashing $52 billion from the defense budget, freezing nuclear weapons development, and eliminating such weapons programs as the Apache helicopter, cruise missiles, the Stealth bomber, the MX missile, and the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), among others.1
Kerry specifically crafted his platform on these issues to win the approval of Paul Walker, a representative of the influential political action committee Freeze Voter '84, whose support in the 1984 campaign was crucial for Massachusetts Democrats.2 Freeze Voter '84 was an arm of the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign (NWFC) or "Freeze". The Freeze had been founded in 1980 by Randall Forsberg, founder of the Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies (IDDS).3 Forsberg was associated with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS),4 a left-wing think tank linked to the KGB and Cuban intelligence,5 and linked to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) when John Kerry belonged to that organization.6 In 1982 Forsberg had travelled with an IPS delegation on a KGB-arranged trip to Moscow to discuss arms control and disarmament with Soviet representatives.7 Under Forsberg's leadership, Freeze drew together a coalition of Communist front groups and fellow travellers, including the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC), the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE), the War Resisters League (WRL), and the Women's International Leagure for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).8 Paul Walker, who then sat on the Freeze Voter '84 executive committee, later became an informal advisor to Kerry.9 He currently sits on the board of Global Green USA, an affiliate of Green Cross International (GCI), an international environmentalist group led by former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.10
Kerry had first joined forces with the Freeze while running for Lieutenant Governor in 1982. At that time he spoke at a June 12 New York Freeze rally which had been organized by Leslie Cagan of Mobilization for Survival (MFS), an IPS-organized group led by a coalition of Vietnam-era antiwar leaders which included former VVAW ally Sidney Peck, founder of the Communist front group the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice (PCPJ).11 Kerry again ran on a Freeze platform during his 1984 Senate campaign,12 and ever since becoming a Senator, he has been a consistent ally of the antiwar lobby in Congress.13
One of Kerry's first antiwar acts as Senator came just weeks after he took office, when in April 1985 he joined Senator Tom Harkin, another former Vietnam War protestor,14 in travelling to Nicaragua on a self-appointed "fact-finding" mission to find evidence that the Reagan administration had exaggerated the Communist threat posed by the Sandinista regime. Later in 1985, Kerry's staff received a tip alleging illegal CIA support to the Sandinistas' enemies, the Contras. Follow-up investigation of the tip Kerry's staff received, in conjunction with a leak to the Lebanese paper Ash-Shiraa, led to what became the Iran-Contra scandal.15
A few days after Kerry's visit to Nicaragua, Sandinista leaders flew to Moscow to talk to Soviet leaders about strengthening Soviet-Nicaraguan ties.16 The Soviets had been active in Latin America since the 1920s, and had been increasing their activity significantly since Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba in 1959. Cuba had initially taken the initiative in supporting the Nicaraguan Communists in 1978, and with Cuban support the Sandinistas had succeeded in overthrowing the government in 1979. Impressed with Cuba's success, the Soviets began helping Cuba consolidate support of the new Sandinista regime from 1979 on.17 In this they were aided by the pro-Cuban lobby in the United States, which had allied with the antiwar movement in the 1960s and had grown stronger in the 1970s with the support of the Carter administration's new Latin American policy. Carter's policy, which had been influenced by an Institute for Policy Studies report called The Southern Connection, shifted the emphasis of US foreign policy from containing Communism to spreading "human rights", which became a pretext for spreading socialism. Carter's policy was supported by a pro-Castro network which came to be centered around the IPS and a number of associated groups. When Reagan came to power and began opposing the Sandinistas and aiding the Contras, the US pro-Castro network responded by forming a new IPS spinoff to support the Sandinistas, the Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean and Central America (PACCA). IPS and PACCA circulated a report praising the Sandinistas and attacking the Contras in order to discourage Congress from passing an aid package to the Contras that was due to be voted on in spring 1985.18
Kerry and Harkin's trip to Nicaragua was made on the eve of the Contra aid vote in an attempt to influence it. The trip was arranged by Peter Kornbluh, an IPS scholar. During this period Kerry's legislative aide was an IPS member named Gary Porter, who had previously worked for a KGB-linked pro-Vietcong news outlet called Dispatch News Service. Kerry praised an IPS report attacking Reagan's Latin American policy.19 The tip which alerted Kerry's staff to the CIA Contra operation came through the International Center for Development Policy (ICDP), an IPS-associated think tank. The ICDP had been founded by Lindsay Mattison, who was linked to Cuban intelligence agent Orlando Letelier, and the FBI investigated several of its members for contact with the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua.20 Kerry's investigation was also assisted by the Christic Institute, a spinoff of the Quixote Center, a group that funneled money to the Sandinistas.21 Kerry's colleague Harkin helped raise money for front groups supporting the Sandinistas and other Communist groups in Latin America.22 Kerry's contact with this network of associates prompted the FBI to probe whether his investigation of the Contras was being assisted by Nicaraguan intelligence.23
Kerry used the exposure of the Contra operation to undermine the CIA by reviving a line of propaganda the VVAW and antiwar movement had previously used during the Vietnam War, which alleged official US complicity in drug dealing by CIA assets. In addition to informing Kerry about the Contra operation itself, the ICDP and Christic Institute provided witnesses who alleged to Kerry's staff that some of the CIA's Contra assets were dealing drugs. Kerry's investigation of these allegations led to his chairing of a Senate subcommittee investigation of terrorism, narcotics, and intelligence operations, which in turn led to Kerry's participation in a related investigation of a bank with intelligence community connections that was being used to launder narcoterrorism money, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).24 Kerry's staff and its allies at the ICDP and Christic Institute assisted antiwar authors who spun the results of Kerry's investigation so as to imply that the Reagan-Bush CIA as an institution was complicit in narcotics trafficking and that conversely allegations of Communist complicity in narotrafficking were a red-baiting smear.25
In fact, historically drug dealers have worked with Communists as well as non-Communists. In the 1950s Cuba emerged as a key center for distributing heroin to the Mafia in Miami, New Orleans, and Dallas, and after Castro took over in 1959 Cuba remained a key distribution point. In the late 1970s and 1980s as the Medellin Cartel was gaining control of the growing cocaine traffic, Castro allowed cartel cofounders Robert Vesco and Carlos Lehder-Rivas to use Cuban waters and airspace for drug smuggling. Meanwhile in the late 1970s smugglers in Central America who would later work for the Medellin Cartel smuggled weapons to the Cuban-backed Sandinistas, and used the opportunity to set up drug-smuggling channels in Nicaragua and the surrounding region.26 Similarly, on the BCCI end of Kerry's investigation, one of the BCCI-linked drug dealers Kerry investigated, Monzer Al-Kassar, had links to Soviet intelligence and Middle Eastern terrorist groups.27
Kerry's investigations perfunctorily noted some of this in passing but reserved their focus for allegations that some of the smugglers who had previously worked with the Sandinistas were now using the CIA's Contra operation to smuggle drugs for the Medellin Cartel. Meanwhile, a Christic Institute lawsuit assisted by Kerry's staff similarly attempted to link the CIA's Contra asset John Hull and other members of the CIA's Contra operation to Medellin Cartel leaders Pablo Escobar and Jorge Ochoa. The allegations which triggered the Kerry investigation and Christic lawsuit had initially been collected by the ICDP and Christic from several key witnesses. The first was Jack Terrell, a mercenary who had volunteered to aid the Contras in 1984 and was suspected by US intelligence of being a Nicaraguan agent.28 Terrell directed Kerry's staff to another key witness, Steven Carr, an imprisoned mercenary who had been discharged from the Navy for dealing drugs before briefly joining the Contras, and had initially reported his allegations of Contra drug dealing to California State Assemblyman Tom Hayden, husband of Jane Fonda, then a supporter of pro-Sandinista groups.29 Carr helped elicit the cooperation of another key witness, his former associate Jesus Garcia, then imprisoned for illegal firearm trafficking.30 Terrell, Carr, and Kerry's staff also assisted a lawsuit filed by the Christic Institute against allegedly CIA-linked individuals on behalf of Tony Avirgan, an ABC cameraman, and his wife Martha Honey, a Canadian Broadcast Corporation/London Sunday Times journalist.31 Avirgan had been injured in a bomb blast while on assignment from ABC in Costa Rica to cover a May 1984 press conference where Contra faction leader Edén Pastora was planning to denounce other factions of the Contras and announce the formation of his own Contra faction. Pastora a former Sandinista, had refused to work under the Contra groups backed by the CIA and as a result had been cut off by the CIA earlier in 1984. Subsequently for funding he had turned to George Morales32, a drug dealer linked to the Medellin Cartel and to Cuba.33 Pastora's main rival within the Contras was CIA asset John Hull, a prime target of Kerry's investigation and of the Christic lawsuit, which attempted to link him to the Medellin Cartel's Pablo Escobar and Jorge Ochoa. Kerry built his case against Hull on the testimony of Terrell, Carr, Garcia, and five other key witnesses with criminal backgrounds and clear conflicts of interest: Pastora's cocaine supplier Morales; Morales' pilot Gary Betzer; Floyd Carlton, a pilot who smuggled drugs for Manuel Noriega, who had recently fallen out with the Medellin Cartel and been targeted for assassination by Escobar; Jose Blandon, who was also linked to Noriega as well as to the Medellin Cartel's main rival in the cocaine trade, the Cali Cartel, which was then waging a vendetta against Escobar; and Werner Lotz, a convicted drug dealer who had been the personal pilot of Medellin Cartel cofounder Robert Vesco.34 Relying on these questionable witnesses, Kerry was unable to gather enough evidence against Hull or anyone else connected with the CIA to warrant any US law-enforcement action. As CIA Central American Task Force head Alan Fiers summarized the results of the investigation of Hull: "It is possible that John Hull's ranch was used as a transshipment point for drugs. We never had any hard proof of that other than the claims made by various convicted narcotics traffickers. It is possible it could have been used without Hull's knowledge. It is also possible he could have been a willing accomplice in using it. We just don't have any significant information about that."35 The Costa Rican government dropped a narcotics case against Hull it had initiated, the Christic Institute's lawsuit was summarily dismissed, and a later critical review failed to find any substantiation of Kerry's allegations of CIA complicity in Contra drug trafficking.36
Meanwhile, the Justice Department complained that Kerry's investigation was compromising open investigations of drug traffickers.37 In order to build its case against the CIA, Kerry's subcommittee arranged immunity for a major drug trafficker, Michael Palmer--a drug-dealing partner of Manuel Noriega's associate Steven Kalish--in exchange for Palmer's testimony.38 And when Kerry's investigation of BCCI began to point towards Clark Clifford, a major Democratic Party figure who had once been an attorney for the Kennedy family, Kerry--prodded by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and senior Democrats Pamela Harriman and Claiborne Pell--declined to press the investigation, on the grounds that "I'm not going to humiliate an old man," recalled Kerry's cousin and staff member David McKean, who later wrote a book on Clifford.39 It seems curious that Kerry expressed such qualms about humiliating the 84-year-old Clifford as meanwhile he was doing his best to humiliate 77-year-old Ronald Reagan with his investigation of the Contras.
After undermining the CIA's war against the Sandinistas, Kerry returned to his old role of betraying US troops in Vietnam. The United States had long sought to pressure Vietnam to provide complete information on POWs and MIAs as a condition for normalizing diplomatic relations. In 1991, Kerry became chairman of a Senate committee that was assigned to gather information on POWs and MIAs, provoking conservative objections that were surprisingly deflected by Kerry's previous longtime enemy, Vietnam veteran John McCain. In 1993 Kerry's committee concluded that there was no evidence of remaining POWs in Vietnam. Then in 1995 Kerry joined McCain in a campaign to help the Clinton administration to accelerate normalization. Following a proposed resolution by Kerry and McCain, Clinton announced normalization of US relations with Vietnam on July 11, 1995.40
Kerry's report on POWs and MIAs noted that POW negotiations between the US and Vietnam had been initiated in the 1960s and 1970s by antiwar groups, notably the Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam (COLIFAM), cochaired by David Dellinger and Cora Weiss. What Kerry's report failed to mention was that Weiss and COLIFAM had collaborated with the North Vietnamese and Kerry's own antiwar group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, in using POWs as hostages to extort POW families into pressuring the Nixon administration to end the war in return for promised POW releases. VVAW leader Barry Romo joined a COLIFAM delegation to Hanoi, and Weiss and other COLIFAM officers sat alongside VVAW leader Al Hubbard on the Coordinating Committee of the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, a Communist front group directed by North Vietnam.41 As it had during the Vietnam War era, Vietnam continued to make promises about POWs during normalization negotiations, and Kerry promised that normalizing efforts with Vietnam would make information about POWs more accessible. To hasten normalization, Kerry's committee conspired with debunkers of POW reports by coaching witnesses, failing to subpoena files, and shredding documents. Early into Kerry's investigation, the head of the Pentagon's POW/MIA office, Colonel Millard Peck, resigned in disgust, complaining, "The mind-set to 'debunk' is alive and well. It is held at all levels. . .Practically all analysis is directed to finding fault with the source. Rarely has there been any effective, active follow-through on any of the sightings. . .The sad fact is that. . .a cover-up may be in progress. The entire charade does not appear to be an honest effort and may never have been." In the aftermath of Kerry's report, relations with Vietnam were normalized, but none of the promised information on POWs or MIAs was ever delivered.42
Meanwhile as Kerry's committee was finalizing its report in late 1992, in anticipation of normalization of US-Vietnamese relations, a $905 million port development deal was signed between Vietnam and a Boston-based company which had been awarded a contract to be the exclusive real estate agent representing Vietnam, Colliers International. Colliers International was headed by former Boston Redevelopment Authority executive C. Stewart Forbes, cousin of John Forbes Kerry. A Colliers partner, Spauding and Slye Colliers, donated $100,000 to pay for holding the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Kerry's hometown of Boston.43
After selling out American POWs to Vietnam, Kerry continued to profit financially from Communist nations and terrorist groups.
In 1996, during the midst of a massive Chinese bribery campaign of US politicians, Kerry received illegal campaign contributions from Johnny Chung, a Chinese agent seeking to raise funds for the Chinese army. In return Kerry arranged for Chung and a Chinese military representative to meet with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.44
In July 2004, Kerry received a donation from Florin Krasniqi of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an Albanian militant group linked to Al Qaeda and Iranian terrorists. KLA leader Hashim Thaci was invited to attend the Democratic National Convention later that same month.45
Finally, Kerry's 2004 campaign has received over $500,000 raised by Iranian-American businessman Hassan Nemazee, who leads efforts to normalize US relations with Iran and has been a major contributor to Kerry since the 1990s. In October 2004 during the Presidential debates, Kerry proposed that the US should provide Iran with nuclear fuel in exchange for promises that Iran will only use nuclear power for peaceful purposes.46
From betraying American troops in 1971 to undermining the War on Terror in 2004, Kerry's political career has been a consistent record of siding with America's enemies. And now today this career traitor has the brazen audacity to portray himself as a patriot as he campaigns in pursuit of the ultimate irony: he wants to be Commander-in-Chief.
Next: "Part 5: John Kerry vs. the War on Terror: Candidate Kerry's Subversive Campaign"
1Brian C. Mooney, "Taking one prize, then a bigger one", June 19, 2003, Part 5 of "John F. Kerry: Candidate in the Making", The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/061903.shtml, June 15-21, 2003; John Risvold, A Stronger America? The Case Against John Kerry, Conrad Publishing Company, 2004, 31-46, 91-94.
2Mooney; Duncan Currie, "Another War He Didn't Like: John Kerry's anti-Cold War 84 Campaign", The Weekly Standard, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 27, 2004, online at http://www.weeklystandard.com/Utilities/printer_preview.asp?idArticle=4651&R=A02E8A8.
3On the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, see "IDDS Staff Biographies", Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies, http://www.idds.org/staffbios.html; Randall Forsberg, "Randall Forsberg discusses her work and the current international situation", Peace Magazine, August/September 1989, 10, online at http://www.peacemagazine.org/archive/v05n4p10.htm ; David Adams, The American Peace Movements, New Haven, Connecticut: Advocate Press, 2002 (1985), Chapter 6, 15-18, online at Global Movement for a Culture of Peace, http://www.culture-of-peace.info/apm/chapter6-15.html; "Nuclear Freeze Movement", Questia, http://www.questia.com/popularSearches/nuclear_freeze_movement.jsp; Entry for "National Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign Clearinghouse (NNWFCC)" in "Glossary", The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive, Foreword by Congressman John Ashbrook, Afterword by Helmut Sauer, member of the West Germany Bundestag, Alexandria, Virginia: Western Goals, 1982, http://charlestonvoice.netfirms.com/PeaceGrpGloss.htm; S. Steven Powell, Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies, introduction by David Horowitz, Ottawa, Illinois: Green Hill Publishers, Inc., 1987, 20, 295, 314, 336-340.
4Powell, 20, 295, 314, 336-340.
5On the Institute for Policy Studies, see The Institute for Policy Studies, http://www.ips-dc.org/overview.htm; Powell; Entry for "Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)" in "Glossary", The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive; Entries for "Institute for Policy Studies: Marxist Think Tank" and "The IPS Fellows" at Biographical Sketches of the Left, http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1777/bioleft.htm.
6See Part 3 in this series, "Hanoi John: Kerry and the Antiwar Movement's Communist Connections", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1241847/posts.
8On the American Friends Service Committee, see "AFSC History", American Friends Service Committee, http://www.afsc.org/about/history.htm (September 7, 2004); "American Friends Service Committee: Records, 1940-1947", Swarthmore College Peace Collection, http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/DG001-025/dg002.AFSC/afsc.htm; FBI files, "American Friends Service Committee", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation-Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/committe.htm; Entry for "American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)" in "Glossary", The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive; "American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)", Biographical Sketches of the Left, http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1777/afsc.htm; Gordon Lamb, "American Friends? Hardly", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=8215, June 5, 2003. On Clergy and Laity Concerned, see see FBI files, "Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation-Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/clviet.htm; entry for "Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC)", in "Glossary", The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive. On SANE, see "Communist Infiltration in the Nuclear Test Ban Movement", May 13, 1960, Box 244:6548 and "Testimony of Dr. Linus Pauling", June and October 1960, Box 244:6549, in Series IV: Investigative Files, Subseries C: Senate Internal Security Subcommittee Reports, 1956-1970, Thomas J. Dodd Papers, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries; US Senate, Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, Final Report, Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports of Intelligence Agencies and the Rights of Americans, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976, Book III, 17; Athan Theoharis and John Stuart Cox, The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition, Temple University, 1988; New York: Bantam Books, 1990, 447. On the War Resisters League, see "War Resisters' International", War Resisters International, < a href="http://www.wri-irg.org/wrihist.htm">http://www.wri-irg.org/wrihist.htm; "About WRL: History", War Resisters League, http://www.warresisters.org/about_wrl.htm#hist; "War Resisters League: Records, 1923-date", Swarthmore College Peace Collection, http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/DG026-050/DG040WRL.html; Sanderson Beck, "Women for Peace", Literary Works of Sanderson Beck, http://www.san.beck.org/GPJ28-WomenforPeace.html; "Jessie Wallace Hugham", Woman a Week Archives, http://www.awomanaweek.com/hughan.html; "Tracy D. Mygatt & Frances Witherspoon Papers, 1835, 1850, 1909-1973", Swarthmore College Peace Collection, http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/DG051-099/DG089MygWith.html; "A.J. Muste: Papers,1920-1967", Swarthmore College Peace Collection, http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/DG026-050/dg050muste.htm; "Protests of A.J. Muste", Literary Works of Sanderson Beck, http://www.san.beck.org/WP25-Muste.html; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Records: War Resisters League, 1939-1962, online guide at Marquette University, http://www.marquette.edu/library/collections/archives/Mss/FBI/mss-fbi-s-9.html; Entry for "War Resisters League (WRL)" in "Glossary", The War Called Peace: The Soviet Peace Offensive; "Abraham Johannes Muste", Biographical Sketches of the Left, http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1777/muste.htm. On the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, see see "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom", Women In American History by Encylopaedia Britannica, http://search.eb.com/women/articles/Women's_International_League_for_Peace_and_Freedom.html; "History", Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, http://www.wilpf.org/section/us%20wilpf.htm ; "Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Collection (DG043)", Swarthmore College Peace Collection, http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/DG026-050/dg043wilpf/; FBI files, "Jane Addams", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation-Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/addams.htm; J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit: The Story of Communism in American and How to Fight It, New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1961 (New York: Henry Holt, 1958), 220-221; Michael Tremoglie, "Not In Our Name and the World Wide Terrorism Web", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=6722, March 19, 2003.
10"About Global Green: Staff and Board", Global Green USA, http://www.globalgreen.org/about/staff_board.html.
11Currie. On Mobilization for Surival, see Powell, 307-310. On Peck and the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, see "Hanoi John: Kerry and the Antiwar Movement's Communist Connections", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1241847/posts; Jerome R. Corsi and Scott Swett, "John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets? Newly discovered documents link Vietnam Veterans Against the War to Vietnamese communists", www.wintersoldier.com, http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/staticpages/index.php?page=puppets, October 26, 2004.
13Risvold, 31-46, 91-94.
14On Harkin, see "Harkin, Tom", Current Biography, Bronx, New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1992.
15John Aloysius Farrell, "With probes, making his mark", June 20, 2003, Part 6 of "John F. Kerry: Candidate in the Making", The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/062003.shtml, June 15-21, 2003. On Iran-Contra, see "Iran-Contra Affair", Wikipeda, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran-Contra_Affair; Lawrence E. Walsh, Independent Counsel for United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993, Volume I online at FAS: Federation of American Scientists, http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/.
16Farrell, "With probes, making his mark".
17Central Intelligence Agency, Soviet Policies and Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean: Special National Intelligence Estimate (SNIE 11/80/90-82), Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, June 25, 1982, 11-13, online at Central Intelligence Agency Director of Central Intelligence Electronic Reading Room: Special Collections: Declassified National Intelligence Estimates on the Soviet Union and International Communism, http://www.foia.cia.gov, NARA # NN3-263-094-007; 02/04/1994.
19Powell, 22, 35, 226-227, 243, 262.
20Farrell, "With probes, making his mark"; Ross Gelbspan, Break-Ins, Death Threats and the FBI: The Covert War Against the Central America Movement, Boston: South End Press, 1991, 191-193; Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991, 125-164. On the International Center for Development Policy, Letelier, and foreign intelligence agencies, see Powell, 211-222, 236-238; Scott and Marshall, 149, 246n8.
21Scott and Marshall, 118-119, 125-164. On the Christic Institute and Quixote Center, see Quixote Center, http://www.quixote.org/; "The Quixote Complex", Catholic Culture, http://www.catholicculture.org/docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=2903; Daniel Sheehan, "Ollie North and the Operation", 1986, online at totse.com, http://www.totse.com/en/conspiracy/institutional_analysis/oln123ha.html; "Media Choke on Not-Guilty Finding", AIM Report, September-B 1987, online at Accuracy In Media, http://www.aim.org/publications/aim_report/1987/09b.html; "AIM Report: Kerry Subverted Reagan's Pro-Freedom Policies-July A", AIM Report, July 12, 2004, online at Accuracy In Media, http://www.aim.org/aim_report_print/1786_0_4_0/; "Churches & Organizations Promoting Liberation Theology", Biographical Sketches of the Left, http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/1777/churclib.htm; FBI files, "Christic Institute", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation-Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/christic_institute.htm; Gelbspan, 190; Scott and Marshall, 138, 142-145; cf. Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General, Report of Investigation: Allegation of Connections Between CIA and the Contras in Cocaine Trafficking to the United States (96-0143-IG): Volume II: The Contra Story, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, October 8, 1998, Appendix D: "Potential Disinformation and CIA-Contra Drug Allegations", online at Central Intelligence Agency: Director of Central Intelligence, http://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/cocaine/index.html.
22"AIM Report: Kerry Subverted Reagan's Pro-Freedom Policies-July A".
23The Boston Globe, March 24, 1988, cited in Gelbspan, 193, 247n27. Cf. Scott and Marshall, 148-152.
24On Kerry's narcoterrorism investigation, see Farrell, "With probes, making his mark"; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989, body online at The National Security Archive, http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB113/north06.pdf, selections online at Pink Noise Studios, http://www.webcom.com/pinknoiz/covert/contracoke.html. On the Bank of Credit and Commerce International see "Bank of Credit and Commerce International", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_Credit_and_Commerce_International; Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown to United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, The BCCI Affair, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992, online at FAS: Federation of American Scientists, http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/.
25Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Brooklyn, New York: Lawrence Hill Books, 1991 (New York: Harper and Row, 1972), xi, xvii, xx; 478-484; Gelbspan, viii-ix, 191; Scott and Marshall, ix, xv.
26Mike Sylvester, "Mob Connections: Jack Ruby, Smuggling With and Spying on Communists, 1938-1958", JFK Lancer: John F. Kennedy Assassination Information, http://www.jfklancer.com/mobconnections.html; McCoy, 40-41, 74-75, 481; James Mills, The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Governments Embrace, New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1986, 74, 549-551, 554-557, 840-844, 874, 1127-1128, 1132-1133, 1143, 1146-1148; Stephanie Tepper and William Cran, "Cuba and Cocaine", Frontline Episode 910, February 5, 1991, transcript online at PBS: Frontline, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/archive/cubaandcocaine.html; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 14-34, 62-69 (pdf pages 13-23, 37-40); Thomas A. Constantine to House International Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, "Drug Control in the Western Hemisphere", DEA Congressional Testimony, June 6, 1996, online at DEA: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/cngrtest/ct960606.htm.
27On Monzer Al-Kassar, see Lawrence E. Walsh, Independent Counsel for United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters: Volume I: Investigations and Prosecutions, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993, Part V, Chapter 8, online at FAS: Federation of American Scientists, http://fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/; Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown to United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, The BCCI Affair, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992, Appendix, online at FAS: Federation of American Scientists, http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/; John Loftus and Mark Aarons, The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed the Jewish People, New York: St. Martin's Griffin,1997 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994), 328, 381-488; Matthew Brunwasser, "Sierra Leone-Gunrunners, May 2002: Gallery of International Arms Dealers: Monzer Al Kassar: The Prince of Marbella: Arms To All Sides", PBS: Frontline/World, http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sierraleone/alkassar.html.
28On the intelligence community's suspicions of Terrell, see Scott and Marshall, 125-128, 131-132, 140-147.
29On Carr, see Mark Henry, "Mercenary Wrote to Hayden About Contra Aid", Los Angeles Times, December 19, 1986; Michael Fessier, Jr., "An American Contra: The Confused Life and Mysterious Death of Steven Carr", Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1987; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 54n98 (pdf page 33); Scott and Marshall, 126, 132, 135, 154-156. On Fonda, see Scott and Marshall, 160.
30On Garcia, see Fessier; Vince Bielski and Dennis Bernstein, "The dirty dealing in the underground contra aid network", In These Times, December 10-16, 1986, online at Flashpoints!, http://www.flashpoints.net/UndergroundContraAN.html; Scott and Marshall, 132-134, 150.
31On Avirgan and Honey, see Sheehan; FBI files, "Christic Institute".
32On Pastora, see Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 41 (pdf file 26); Sheehan; McCoy, 479-482; Scott and Marshall, 8-9, 12-13, 67-68, 105, 109-114.
33On Morales, see Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 49-53 (pdf file 30-32); McCoy, 481-482; Scott and Marshall, 111-117.
34On Hull, see Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 53-59 (pdf file 32-35); FBI files, "Christic Institute", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation-Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/christic_institute.htm (see Page 2); "Other Individuals Named in the Contra Program: John Floyd Hull", Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General, Report of Investigation: Allegation of Connections Between CIA and the Contras in Cocaine Trafficking to the United States (96-0143-IG): Volume II: The Contra Story, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, October 8, 1998, online at Central Intelligence Agency: Director of Central Intelligence, http://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/cocaine/index.html. On the Medellin Cartel and Noriega, see Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 85-87 (pdf file 48-49); "Interview: Fernando Arenas", PBS: Frontline: Drug Wars, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/interviews/arenas.html. On the Medellin and Cali cartels, see "Inside the $400 Billion Global Business: The Columbian Cartels", PBS: Frontline: Drug Wars, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/business/inside/colombian.html; Scott and Marshall, 79-103.
35"Other Individuals Named in the Contra Program: John Floyd Hull", Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General, Report of Investigation: Allegation of Connections Between CIA and the Contras in Cocaine Trafficking to the United States (96-0143-IG): Volume II: The Contra Story.
36Central Intelligence Agency Inspector General, Report of Investigation: Allegation of Connections Between CIA and the Contras in Cocaine Trafficking to the United States (96-0143-IG): Volume II: The Contra Story; "Christic Institute v. Hull", online at Scarabbean Senior Secret Society, http://www.geocities.com/knoxvillegreenparty/iran_contra_christic_institute/christictlpj.html; Bill Davis, "Christic Died For Our Sins", Portland Free Press, November/December 1996, online at The Lighthouse Report, http://www.redshift.com/~damason/lhreport/articles/cristic.html; Scott and Marshall, 157-159; "Soundbytes: Don't Confuse Me With the Facts", MediaWatch, July 1988, online at Media Research Center, http://secure.mediaresearch.org/news/mediawatch/1988/mw19880701nbites.html. Cf. "Special Reports: Interview: Oliver North", PBS: Frontline: Drug Wars, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/special/north.html
37Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 39 (pdf page 25).
38Cf. Paul Houston, "Pilot, Heavily Guarded, Testifies at Hearing: Undercover Drug Agent Tells of Helping Contras ", Los Angeles Times, April 7, 1988; Scott and Marshall, 165-166. On Palmer and Kalish, see Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy, 48-49, 126-128, 168 (pdf pages 30, 69-70, 90); Scott and Marshall, .11, 17, 68-69, 165-166, 200n42, 219n30.
39Farrell, "With probes, making his mark". On Clifford, see Clark Clifford, Counsel to the President: A Memoir, with Richard Holbrooke, New York: Random House, 1991; Douglas Frantz and David McKean, Friends in High Places: The Rise and Fall of Clark Clifford, Boston: Little, Brown, 1995; Senator John Kerry and Senator Hank Brown to United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, The BCCI Affair, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992, Chapter 13, online at FAS: Federation of American Scientists, http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/1992_rpt/bcci/.
40"Timeline: Chronology of U.S-Vietnam Relations", Vietnam: Yesterday and Today, http://servercc.oakton.edu/~wittman/chronol.htm; John Aloysius Farrell, "Heroism, and growing concern about war", June 16, 2003, Part 7 of "At the center of power, seeking the summit", The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/062103.shtml, June 15-21, 2003; United States Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Report of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993, online at http://www.aiipowmia.com/ssc/.
>41On the VVAW, Cora Weiss, and the Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam, see FBI files, "American POWs/MIAs in Southeast Asia", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation-Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/powsmias.htm , esp. Report, "Committee of Liaison with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam", February 6, 1973, FBI HQ 100-457899, Section 26, pdf file 26, 40-65 (esp. 55, 58-63, 65); United States Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Report of the Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993, SSC Report Section XXII: Accounting for Missing Servicemen, online at http://www.aiipowmia.com/ssc/; Powell, 38-39, 42; "Hanoi John: Kerry and the Antiwar Movement's Communist Connections", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1241847/posts. On the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, see Note 11.
42Sydney H. Schanberg, "When John Kerry's Courage Went M.I.A.: Senator Covered Up Evidence of P.O.W.'s Left Behind", The Village Voice, February 24, 2004, online at http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0408/schanberg.php.
43Matt Carroll, "People: Forbes Heads Colliers", in "GTECH Target of Management LBO", Boston Globe, Aug 10, 1989, Page 56; Steve Brown, "Independent Firms Gain Global Ability", National Real Estate Investor, Volume 35, Issue 4, April 1993, 98-101; Lowell Ponte, "Cash-and-Kerry, Part Two", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=11940, January 28, 2004; "Page 2", Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com/page2.html.
44Robert Suro, "Chung Makes Deal With Prosecutors", The Washington Post, March 6, 1998, Page A01, online at washingtonpost.com, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/campfin/stories/cf030698.htm; Marvin Lee, "Sen. John Kerry Helped Chinese Penetrate U.S. Stock Market", The Washington Weekly, November 2, 1998, online at http://users.aol.com/patriot888/yearrat.txt; Ricki Magnussen and Marvin Lee, "Author: President Knew of Chinese Penetration", The Washington Weekly, May 3, 1999, online at http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/china/j82.html; Ponte, "Cash-and-Kerry, Part Two".
45Srdja Trifkovic, "Kerry's Balkan Policy May Defeat Him", www.ChroniclesMagazine.org, http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/News/Trifkovic04/NewsST101404.html, October 14, 2004; Andy Wilcoxson, "Kerry Campaign Financed By Terrorists", http://www.slobodan-milosevic.org, http://www.slobodan-milosevic.org/news/kerry101804.htm, October 18, 2004; Joseph Farah, "Suspected terror fund-raiser attended event for Kerry: KLA militant bonded with advisers, reportedly boasted of special favors", WorldNetDaily, http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41072, October 25, 2004; FReeper StopDemocratsDotCom, "Investigation: Terrorist Organization linked to Al-Qaeda funded Kerry Campaign", Post 30 at "Al-Qaida ally attended fund-raiser for Kerry", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1255893/posts, October 25, 2004; Fr. Michael Reilly, "Kerry Campaign Linked to Fund-raiser for Terror Group", NewsMax.com, http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/10/25/85141.shtml, October 25, 2004.
46Lowell Ponte, "Cash-and-Kerry", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=11939, January 27, 2004; Kenneth R. Timmerman, "John Kerry's Iranian-American Fundraisers", Insight on the News, http://www.insightmag.com/main.cfm?include=detail&storyid=622667, March 1, 2004; "Who Is Hassan Nemazee? And why does he want John Kerry in the White House?", CrushKerry.com, http://www.crushkerry.com/article-113--0-0.html, April 23, 2004; Marc Morano, "Top Kerry Donor Faces Iranian Propaganda Allegations", CNSNews.com, http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=%5CPolitics%5Carchive%5C200410%5CPOL20041012c.html, October 12, 2004; Jerome Corsi, "John Kerry's Irangate?", WorldNetDaily, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=41044, October 22, 2004.
Ping, good links and sources.
Wow. Excellent overview! Bad for my weak heart right now, though... I'll spread it around. This man scares the pi$$ outta me.
I hate the MSM. We wouldn't get such scum for Dem nominees if they would do their jobs. They will be the destruction of this country.
Didn't mean to give you a heart attack, LOL! I'm sure we'll all rest easier once we beat Kerry.
It's Kerry's fault.
Hey, I like the sound of that!
It's nice to know there's something that's not Bush's fault--LOL!
we do not want this man commander in chief of our children......WAKE UP OUT THERE....even if you are lurking....get a grip and give a future to our kids....John Kerry had 20 years to introduce his own legislation to protect this country where is it...why would you think he would do anything now!!!!!!
World Federalism has all the earmarks of a humanist religion whose higher authority is the State instead of God. Believers have always favored increasing state power, and always put international power over national, state or local government.
I agree. Kerry's father certainly had a global government orientation, and by all accounts Kerry and his sister at the UN follow their father's foreign policy views. Kerry made that comment in the 1970s about subordinating US military decisions to the UN, and more recently he made the "global test" comment (which he apparently made before he unmade it, since immediately afterward he claimed he didn't make it, contrary to my lying ears).
Note to add to the article: I just noticed that one of the alleged ex-CIA agents who assisted Kerry's CIA-drug investigation, David MacMichael, is now with Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. At the time of Kerry's investigation MacMichael was linked to the International Center for Development Policy (mentioned above in the article) and the Council for Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), and in connection with this was investigated by the FBI for suspicious contacts at the Nicaraguan embassy.
From the snip of the latest bin Ladin tape I watched yesterday, hes definitely on Hanoi Johns side. Parts of it looked like a Kerry for President commercial.
"we do not want this man commander in chief of our children......WAKE UP OUT THERE....even if you are lurking....get a grip and give a future to our kids....John Kerry had 20 years to introduce his own legislation to protect this country where is it...why would you think he would do anything now!!!!!!"
I was being sarcastic.
Kerry is a ****head.
He was the "star witness" for the Sandinistas, testifying in the World Court against the United States in 1984 saying (among other things):
"I do not believe that there is Nicaraguan government involvement or use of Nicaraguan territory in any significant way for the supply of arms or other war materiel."MacMichael was also a source for Patti Davis' book, Deadfall, about U.S. involvement in Nicaragua, along with other notable contributors: actor Mike Farrell; screenwriter David Seltzer; Hollywood producer and veteran cinematographer Haskell Wexler; and Eric Hamburg, a former legislative aide to Sen. John Kerry
Interesting--Farrell, who is with Human Rights Watch, was linked to the MoveOn.org affiliate Win Without War and Joseph Wilson's efforts there, as Wilson mentions in his book.
If there is a leftist cause, you can usually find Farrell there. He's been a vocal opponent of capital punishment for years. Other organization affiliations per news articles are below.
As of 1995:
*Co-chair of the Committee to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal
As of 1998:
*spokesperson for CONCERN/America, an international refugee aid and development organization
*co-chair of Human Rights Watch's Western region branch
*goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees.
"So, true to form, the radical [Tabankin] was ready for a radical change. She looked around and realized that she had the biggest number of friends living in Los Angeles--Hayden and Fonda, actors Mike Farrell and Shelley Fabares, liberal guru Stanley Sheinbaum, producer Norman Lear."
As Mike Farrell, Tabankin's closest friend on the West Coast, maintains...
Tabankin is also that rarity in leftist politics--a serious activist with a sense of humor. A case in point, Mike Farrell recalls, was a fact-finding trip to Nicaragua they made together in 1982 where they were surrounded by "Americans who were more full of the revolution than the Sandinistas. And after a while, we'd heard so much rhetoric that at one point Margie looked at me and said, ' This is enough to turn you into a right-winger.' "
*"A one-time nationally known campus radical during the '60s, first woman president of the National Student Assn., and head of VISTA during the Carter Administration, she [directed] two high-profile progressive philanthropies--the ARCA Foundation, which relied on the R. J. Reynolds family fortune, and the Barbra Streisand Foundation, which the singer created in 1986."
Another key group.
John Kerry brings in former communist agent to slime Vietnam vets and smear Sinclair Broadcast Group
Desperate to silence the Vietnam vets who oppose his candidacy John Kerry asked William S. Lerach, heavy Democratic Party donor, political thug and enemy of the First Amendment, to deal with the situation.
True to form this high-powered lawyer (some would say extortionist) went to work by bringing in Fenton Communications. Lerach called a press conference where he used Fenton Communications to falsely charge Sinclair directors with "breaches of fiduciary duties".
Missing from the conference were any references or questions concerning Fentons. Perhaps no one, especially Lerach's media friends, wanted to draw attention to the company's communist sympathies and links.
The company was started by David Fenton, a Marxist-Leninist who has been on the payroll of the Soviet-backed Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola and the Soviet-Backed Maurice Bishop who tried to turn Grenada into another Cuba.
He was also on the payroll FMLN (Farabundo Marti Liberation Front), a pro-Soviet Marxist-Leninist terrorist group that murdered thousands of El Salvadorians. Never to turn away a dollar from any friend of the Soviet Union, our Mr Fenton cheerfully worked for the Soviet-supported Sandinistas who planned to turn Nicaragua into a Central American base for the Soviets.
That every one of these so-called clients were fanatical enemies of the US who wished for its destruction was just one more reason for the patriotic Mr Fenton to work for them. You see, Fenton hates the US with an equal if not surpassing passion.
In the sixties the liberty-loving Fenton supported the Viet Cong, including the systematic atrocities they committed. To demonstrate his belief in democratic values he actively supported the murderous conquest of South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Yep, our Mr Fenton is a real charmer.
Right up to the present, Fenton has been relentless in his support for America-hating organizations. He has become deeply involved with the CIP (Center for International Policy). This organization was set up in 1975 with the support of Orlando Letelier, human rights activist and KGB agent. Letelier, like Fenton, never concerned himself with communist human rights violations, particularly in Castro's Cuba.
The CIP has strong links to the Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington-based Marxist-Leninist group that acted as a front for the KGB during the Cold War.
The America-hating CIP's main function has been to act as a mouthpiece for Central and South American Marxist groups. It is also one of Castro's strongest defenders.
Since the war on terror the CIP and 'Fenton the Patriot' have come together and set up the IPIP (Iraq Policy Information Program). The aim of the IPIP is to deligitimise the liberation of Iraq and subvert the war on terror. After all, according to the CIP and Fenton the US is the real terrorist.
Naturally, these activities require money. And who is helping to fund these fifth columnists? Why George Soros and Theresa Heinz.
So why did John Kerry allow Lerach to put Fenton on the campaign's payroll. Well let me guess. If like Kerry and Lerach you despise and fear the First Amendment there is nothing like someone with Fenton's communist background and experience to help assassinate it and smear your enemies.
There is also the fact that Kerry and Lerach, as so many in the Kerry campaign, share, to varying degrees, Fenton's loathing for America and his distaste for his fellow Americans. Actually, that's not quite fair, to patriotic Americans. The only thing the odious likes of Fenton and Lerach have in common with these Americans is that they were born in America and speak with US accents nothing else.
Fenton could very well be outraged at what I've written (lefties are particularly adept at faking outrage, especially when they've been exposed) and fervently deny that he was ever a communist agent.
Let me be clear on this point: if anyone takes money from Marxist terrorist groups or communist regimes in order to advance these groups or regimes' ideological and strategic interests they automatically become a communist agent.
Gerard Jackson is Brookes' economics editor
Monday 25 October 2004
Thanks for the excellent information. I'd seen Fenton Communications mentioned before as the Sandinistas' PR firm but hadn't heard about most of the other stuff.