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John Kerry's Fellow Travellers
A 5--part series exposing John Kerry's Communist connections.
Part 5: John Kerry vs. the War on Terror: Candidate Kerry's Subversive Campaign
*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, Subversion in the Senate", continued the story of Kerry's collaboration with Communists beyond his VVAW days into his Senate career. This final article concludes with an examination of how even today Communists collaborate with Kerry's Presidential campaign.
At the forefront of Kerry's campaigns since 1984 have been a group of veteran supporters Kerry currently calls his Band of Brothers", centered around a group known as The Doghunters" who heckle Kerry's opponents. The Doghunters got their name after James Shannon, a politician running against Kerry, used the phrase, That dog won't hunt" in the process of accusing Kerry of flip--flopping on Vietnam, after which Kerry's supporters publicly harassed Shannon at every opportunity.1 Kerry's Dog Hunters have been led by Kerry's old Vietnam Veterans Against the War ally Chris Gregory, who helped Kerry start the Massachusetts branch of the VVAW.2 Another old VVAW member who has regularly aided Kerry's campaigns is Joe Bangert, who frequently travels to Vietnam.3 VVAW member Scott Camil, who proposed assassinating pro--war politicians in 1971, has also lent his support to Kerry's 2004 campaign, most recently expressing outrage" at an anti--Kerry movie.4 Kerry's campaign is supported by numerous other old VVAW allies.5
If the VVAW's Doghunters provide the muscle" for Kerry's campaign, the campaign's brain" is provided by a group of advisors with a left--wing foreign policy orientation.
In May 2003 Kerry's foreign policy team was joined by Rand Beers, a career diplomat who had been appointed to senior positions in the National Security Council and State Department by Clinton and had stayed on into the Bush administration before suddenly resigning on the eve of the war in Iraq.6 Beers helped Kerry pull together the nucleus of his foreign policy team.7
A key member of Kerry's team in its early stages was Gary Hart, Kerry's longtime liberal Senate ally. Like Kerry's VVAW, Hart had supported George McGovern's 1972 Presidential campaign and was linked to the Institute for Policy Studies and the IPS--associated Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus (ACFPC). More recently he had cochaired the Hart--Rudman Commission, a Clinton administration review of national security and counterterrorism which echoed Clinton's policies.8 Another early member of Kerry's foreign policy team was former Clinton Secretary of Defense William Perry, who had stirred controversy by negotiating the transfer of US military technology to China.9 A third early member of Kerry's foreign policy team was Richard Morningstar, a diplomat from the Clinton State Department. From 1995 to 1998 Morningstar had coordinated aid to the former Soviet Union, and in this capacity he had suppressed reports of US aid being diverted to fund the Russian military. Later Morningstar--a former Senior Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporations (OPIC)----had advised Clinton on Caspian energy policy, a subject related to OPIC development of a major oil pipeline then being built from Turkey through Georgia to Azerbaijan, the Baku--Tbilisi--Ceyhan (BTC) Pipeline.10
As Kerry emerged from the primaries as the leading Democratic candidate, his team attracted other prominent liberal foreign policy leaders. One was former New York Times correspondent Leslie Gelb, a longtime ally of the KGB--linked Institute for Policy Studies, who is suspected of helping leak the Pentagon Papers, and is currently President Emeritus of the influential left--wing think tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).11 Also advising Kerry's team was Zbigniew Brzezinski, cofounder of the socialistic foreign policy think tank the Trilateral Commission (TLC). As National Security Advisor to the Carter administration, Brzezinski had promoted a shift in foreign policy emphasis from containing Communism to promoting human rights", which became a pretext for promoting socialism abroad. More recently Brzezinski has served as Clinton's emissary to Azerbaijan to promote the BTC Pipeline project.12 Also prominent on Kerry's team were top Clinton administration foreign policy figures, notably former UN ambassador and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a student of Brzezinski's, who implemented Clinton's disastrous policies towards the former Soviet bloc, China, and the Axis of Evil during the years leading up to 9/11;13 former UN ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who handled Clinton's Kosovo policy and has met on the Kerry campaign's behalf with representatives of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an Albanian militant group linked to Al Qaeda and Iranian terrorists;14 and former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, who had been intimately involved in Clinton's counterterrorist policies in the years leading up to 9/11, and who withdrew from the Kerry campaign after he came under investigation for stealing classified documents about Clinton's counterterrorist policies prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission.15
As Kerry's campaign progressed, his foreign policy team gravitated increasingly towards the Alliance for American Leadership, an antiwar--oriented foreign policy center headed by former Clinton ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsberg. While serving as ambassador, Ginsberg had coordinated new US trade and investment initiatives in the Middle East, including the OPIC Investment Fund. Now as a private citizen Ginsberg consulted for companies doing business in the Middle East.16
In spring 2003 Kerry's foreign policy team was joined by an associate of Ginsberg's who shared his interests in Middle Eastern business, former ambassador Joseph Wilson. After his diplomatic career Wilson had begun consulting for companies doing business in Africa and the Middle East, especially Turkey. His wife, who worked for the CIA, had recruited him to investigate a report of Iraq seeking uranium from Niger. After investigating this report on behalf of the CIA, Wilson joined Kerry's campaign and accused the Bush administration of misleading the public about Iraq seeking uranium in Africa. Wilson publicized his charges and antiwar views with the aid of Communist--friendly publications such as The Nation and Communist--linked groups such as the Education for Peace in Iraq Center, the MoveOn.org affiliate Win Without War, and Secure America. After a Senate investigation exposed Wilson's charges as untruthful, Kerry's website removed hyperlink references to Wilson, though Wilson claimed he remained an advisor to the campaign.17
If Kerry's foreign policy team is part of the brains of his campaign, the heart of his campaign is the flow of money that sustains it. Kerry's funding flows from two main sources, overt and covert.18
On the overt side of the equation, Kerry's top career patron is Harvard University, which is joined among Kerry's top 10 patrons by the University of California. Part 1 of this series, John Kerry's Red Roots", traced the roots of the Kerry family's left--wing foreign policy views to a network of Communist fellow travellers centered around liberal lawyers at Harvard Law School.19 The University of California, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, has a similar network.20
Kerry's second leading career patron is telecommunications giant Time--Warner. Time--Warner is the parent company of CNN, founded by Ted Turner, who shares the left--wing political orientation of his ex--wife Jane Fonda. Turner imparted CNN a liberal spin which eventually became so blatant that it provoked the emergence of a rival network oriented at conservative viewers, FOX.21
Alongside Time--Warner among Kerry's top 10 career patrons are several law firms representing major clients in the telecommunications industry, in which Kerry and his wife hold an estimated $17.6 million to $47.1 million in combined assets, representing approximately 7% to 11% of their total assets. Chief among the telecommunications--linked firms supporting Kerry is his third leading career patron, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, which Kerry's brother Cameron has belonged to since 1983 and which has financed Kerry's career since then. Kerry sits on the Senate's Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission, and he has lobbied the FCC frequently on behalf of the telecommunications industry.22
Kerry's top 10 career patrons also include three leading financial firms, Citigroup, FleetBoston Financial Corporation, and Goldman Sachs Group. All three were implicated in the Enron scandal.23
On the covert side, Kerry's campaign has evaded the soft--money restrictions of the McCain--Feingold Act through the indirect support of billionaire George Soros, who has funneled attacks on the Bush campaign and especially Bush's Iraq policy through a shadow party" consisting of a series of political action committees led by MoveOn.org.24 It is striking that like so many of Kerry's advisors, Soros' business and political interests encompass, among other things, OPIC, the BTC Pipeline, and the oil--rich countries in the Caucasus area of the former Soviet Union.25
MoveOn.org also receives money funneled from the Tides Foundation, a charity linked to Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry. Tides finances numerous left--wing groups, and in turn receives funding from two key financiers of the Institute for Policy Studies, the Stern Family Fund and the Samuel Rubin Foundation. The latter is linked to old VVAW allies Peter Weiss and Cora Rubin Weiss, and is named after Cora's father, Fabergé, Inc. millionaire Samuel Rubin. Rubin was a friend and business associate of Armand Hammer, who was a key financial conduit for Soviet funding of the US Communist Party from the 1920s on.26 Hammer's former company Occidental Petroleum has been one of the leading US companies to venture into the Caucasus oil market George Soros now seeks to penetrate.27 Occidental recently acquired Enron's former shares in a joint oil venture with TotalFinaElf,28 a major French recipient of Saddam Hussein's Oil--for--Food voucher bribes.29
If Kerry's silent partners succeed in getting him elected, what is Kerry's plan for foreign policy? Kerry has told us repeatedly that I have a plan", but the details of what his plan are remain elusive because his public statements on foreign policy are a series of flip--flops. Still, behind Kerry's evasive rhetoric, his intentions are clear enough.30
Part 1 of this series examined the relationship between Kerry's foreign policy orientation and his father Richard's. Richard Kerry favored a foreign policy centered around the UN rather than US national interests, and----following US diplomat Dean Acheson and French politician Jean Monnet----he viewed US relations with NATO and the EU as crucial to achieving a UN--centered world order. In this context, he saw the Soviet threat as primarily a political threat to Europe rather than a military or ideological threat to global capitalism and democracy. Accordingly, he advocated that NATO and European unification should be higher priorities for US foreign policy than containing or rolling back Communism. He characterized anti--Communists' ideological opposition to the Soviet Union as an oversimplified either/or" dualism, and advocated instead what in his eyes was a more sophisticated relativism. As he put it, Casting issues in the form of polar choices (for example: isolationism vs. interventionism) readily leads to the conclusion that if one is wrong, the other must be right. In a more relative view of the issue, both are likely to be wrong." Arguing on similar grounds, he opposed US anti--Communist intervention in Vietnam and Nicaragua.31
John Kerry echoed his father's opposition to US intervention in Vietnam and Nicaragua, and today he applies his father's line of argument to the War on Terror. Throughout his campaign, Kerry has opposed President Bush for allegedly going it alone" in Iraq, which translates into criticizing Bush for not subordinating US sovereignty to UN Security Council members France, Russia, and China. Kerry's solution to the problems of postwar Iraq would be to turn Iraq reconstruction over to the UN. Kerry alluded to his plan on this issue during his first debate with President Bush, The United Nations, Kofi Annan offered help after Baghdad fell. And we never picked him up on that and did what was necessary to transfer authority and to transfer reconstruction. It was always American--run."32 Left unaddressed by Kerry is the fact that any UN--sanctioned government in Iraq would be attacked as illegitimate by Iranian--backed Iraqi Shiite opposition groups, which in turn relates to the unresolved issue of the growing nuclear crisis in Iran.33
Kerry's proposal for resolving the Iran crisis is similar to his proposal for Iraq. Kerry has criticized the Bush administration for unilaterally imposing sanctions on Iran and has argued that the US should follow Europe's lead by providing Iran with nuclear fuel in exchange for a promise that Iran will only use its nuclear program for peaceful purposes: I first want to say something about those sanctions on Iran. Only the United States put the sanctions on alone, and that's exactly what I'm talking about. In order for the sanctions to be effective, we should have been working with the British, French and Germans and other countries. And that's the difference between the president and me. . .With respect to Iran, the British, French, and Germans were the ones who initiated an effort without the United States, regrettably, to begin to try to move to curb the nuclear possibilities in Iran. I believe we could have done better. I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes."34 In proposing this Kerry echoes the goals of the Iranian government as represented by one of his campaign's major financial contributors, Iranian--American businessman Hassan Nemazee, who has lobbied for normalization of US relations with Iran and has raised over half a million dollars for Kerry's campaign.35 Iran's strategic plan----shared with Al Qaeda----is to use nuclear and terrorist threats to drive US influence from the Middle East and Muslim--populated areas of the former Soviet Union, particularly from the oil--rich, strategically--vital regions of the Persian Gulf and the Caucasus.36
Extending his appeasement plan to another front of the War on Terror, Kerry has criticized President Bush for bringing North Korea's neighbors into disarmament negotiations, and has advocated a return to the Clinton administration's policy of bilateral talks between the US and North Korea: I want bilateral talks which put all of the issues, from the armistice of 1952, the economic issues, the human rights issues, the artillery disposal issues, the DMZ issues and the nuclear issues on the table." To this President Bush responded, The minute we have bilateral talks, the six--party talks will unwind. That's exactly what Kim Jong Il wants."37 President Bush may have added that this was also exactly what China wanted until the US----backed by an impressive show of force in Iraq and by the prospect of a rearmed Japan----convinced China that supporting multilateral talks with North Korea was in its best interests.38 Kerry's plan would be to retreat from this position of strength into the Clintonian appeasement policy that enabled the growth of North Korean belligerence in the first place. Kerry's position on this issue also retreats from his self--professed opposition to the US going it alone", raising the question of whether his public rhetoric about his plan conceals a more covert plan with a hidden agenda----or perhaps a not--so--hidden agenda, since in every case Kerry's policies seem to align with the policies of America's enemies.
To make his plan a reality, Kerry and his supporters have demonstrated a willingness to use any means necessary, including the totalitarian tactics associated with the Soviet Bolsheviks and the Nazi Brownshirts.
As early as January 6, 2003, the Democratic National Committee was circulating a memo planning a media attack strategy which would include [c]laiming the Bush administration has manufactured' evidence against Saddam Hussein and used that evidence to encourage Britain and other allies to join the American fight against Iraq."39 Taking the lead in implementing this strategy was Kerry campaign foreign policy advisor Joseph Wilson, who charged that when Bush's 2003 State of the Union address buttressed the administration's case for war by mentioning Iraq seeking uranium from Africa, the President was knowingly relying on forged documents about Iraq seeking uranium from Niger. Wilson's charges were later discredited by an official investigation,40 but despite this, Kerry continued to echo them for the duration of his campaign. Kerry alluded to Wilson's discredited charges during his first debate with President Bush when he accused the President of not telling the truth about Iraq" by charging, First of all, we all know that in his state of the union message, he told Congress about nuclear materials that didn't exist."41
In this case and numerous other instances, Kerry's campaign has been aided by media complicity in allowing his lies to go unchallenged. In one notorious example, Kerry supporters and CBS coordinated the use of forged documents to attack President Bush's military service.42 Meanwhile, the major media collectively suppressed criticisms of Kerry's military service and antiwar activity backed up by official military records posted on Kerry's own website and by 20,000 pages of FBI files.43
Beyond disseminating propaganda through the media, the Kerry campaign has actively censored anti--Kerry publicity. For instance, Kerry supporters, led by VVAW veterans, used threats of lawsuits and violence to try to coerce theaters and television stations into cancelling scheduled showings of an anti--Kerry film, Stolen Honor. A witness at one theater reported that One 'vet for Kerry' was getting in the faces of many of the Bush supporters, and had to be separated by the police more than once."44
The Kerry campaign's undemocratic tactics also include vote fraud. In the 2000 election battleground state of Florida, thousands of out--of--state voters have registered illegally, and on their heels the Democratic Party has pre--emptively sent 10,000 lawyers to frivolously challenge election results.45 In another key swing state, Wisconsin, Democrat--dominated local officials have allowed voters to register from addresses which are known to have no occupants.46
If the Kerry campaign cannot steal the election by vote fraud, it has demonstrated a willingness to appeal to force, the ultimate tactic of Marxist strategy. Already from around the country there have been reports of Bush signs being stolen from owners' lawns, break--ins and even shootings at Bush campaign headquarters, and harassment and violence directed at early voters leaving polls.47 We can only expect such incidents to increase as Election Day approaches.
Kerry's undemocratic campaign and career record of supporting America's enemies demonstrates that he is not only unfit for command: he is one of the worst traitors in US history, and one of the greatest threats this country has ever faced. He must not be allowed to become Commander--in--Chief of the US military. He must not be elected--and only you can stop him. Get out the vote on November 2.
1Douglas Brinkley, Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, New York: William Morrow, 2004, 438--440, 444; Brian 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; Dale Russakoff with Lucy Shackelford and Madonna Lebling, Discipline and Ambition Overcame First Defeat", part of John Kerry: A Political Life", The Washington Post, July 25, 2004, Page A01, online at washingtonpost.com, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp--dyn/articles/A10637--2004Jul24.html (see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp--dyn/articles/A10637--2004Jul24_5.html); Michael Crowley, The Kerry Tribes: The seven factions fighting for control of his campaign and his presidency.", MSN.com, http://slate.msn.com/id/2098894/, April 15, 2004.
2Christopher Gregory, interview, conducted by Lenore Fenn, Lexington Oral History Projects, Inc., http://www.lexingtonbattlegreen1971.com/files/Gregory,%20Chris.pdf, March 14, 1995; Bestor Cram, interview, conducted by Norma McGavern--Norland, Lexington Oral History Projects, Inc., http://www.lexingtonbattlegreen1971.com/files/Cram,%20Bestor.pdf, June 19, 1992; Memo and attachments, Boston FBI office Special Agent in Charge to FBI Director, subject deleted, February 28, 1972, FBI HQ 100--448092, Section 14, online at www.wintersolider.com, http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/kerry/index.php?topic=VVAWFBI, pdf file HQ 100--448092 Section 14, 103--108 (esp. 80--84); Gerald Nicosia, Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement, New York: Crown Publishers, 2001, 72; Brinkley, 382, 438--440, 444, 463; Crowley.
3See Bangert's testimony in 1st Marine Division", Winter Soldier Investigation: Testimony given in Detroit, Michigan on January 31, 1971, February 1 and 2, 1971, online at The Sixties Project, http://lists.village.virginia.edu/sixties/HTML_docs/Resources/Primary/Winter_Soldier/WS_03_1Marine.html; Joe Bangert, "'Hanoi Jane' and 'Thanh Phong Bob'", The Veteran, Volume 31, Number 1, 2001, online at VVAW: Vietnam Veterans Against the War, http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=84&hilite=Joe+Bangert; Caption to photo by Joe Runci from Part 5 of John F. Kerry: Candidate in the Making", The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/images/day5/04.htm, June 15--21, 2003; Valerie Schumacher, "Valerie Schumacher's Trip to Vietnam: February, 1994", Vietnam Veterans Home Page, http://grunt.space.swri.edu/valstrip.htm; "Ewan MacColl: Comments, Cheers & Critiques", Peggy Seeger, http://www.pegseeger.com/html/ewancheers.html; "The Sound of the City: The Show at Joe's Pub: Reviews", Village Voice , March 5 -- 11, 2003, online at Vietnam Songbook, http://www.vietnamsongbook.org/show_press.htm; Debi Boucher Stetson, "Brewster vet helps drive Kerry political engine", TownOnline.com----The Cape Codder, http://www.townonline.com/brewster/news/local_regional/cc_newcabangert01302004.htm, January 30, 2004; Steve Gilbert, "One Of Kerry's Band Of Brothers -- Joe Bangert", The American Thinker, http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=3782, August 25th, 2004; Joseph Farah, "Kerry vet aide's extremist history: Joe Bangert lived in Hanoi, revered Ho Chi Minh", WorldNetDaily, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=40304, September 7, 2004; "Joe Bangert", Combat Vets Against Kerry, http://www.combatvetsagainstkerry.com/bangert.htm; Doug Fraser, Brewster man cries foul over anti--Kerry movie", Cape Cod Times, http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/brewsterman21.htm, October 21, 2004.
5"Kerry Camp 2004: Know the Players", Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, http://www2.swiftvets.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12535, October 11, 2004.
6On Beers, see Cullen F. Thomas, Beers, Rand", Current Biography, Volume 65, Issue 10, October 2004, 6; Rand Beers: Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs", U.S. Department of State, http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/biography/beers.html.
7"John Kerry's Campaign Staff and Advisers", The Progresssive Government, http://www.progressivegovernment.org/PresidentialCampaign/kerrystaff.cfm, archived at FReeper mtrott, Drudge: Mystery Woman Dated Campaign Finance Chief", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1079203/posts, February 16, 2004, Post 40; Laura Flanders, "Not Quite a Dream Team", TomPaine.com, http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9966, February 17, 2004; Crowley; Laura Blumenfeld, Former Aide Takes Aim at War on Terror", The Washington Post, June 16, 2003, Page A01, online at washingtonpost.com, http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp--dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A62941--2003Jun15¬Found=true; Bernard Gwertzman, Beers: Kerry Would Restore Alliance, Stress Diplomacy if Elected President", Council on Foreign Relations, http://www.cfr.org/pub7237/bernard_gwertzman_rand_beers/beers_kerry_would_restore_alliances_stress_diplomacy_if_elected_president.php, August 5, 2004; Ronald Brownstein, Kerry is shaping his foreign policy: His network of experts spans a range of opinions", deseretnews.com, http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595055360,00.html, April 11, 2004.
8On Hart, see Hart, Gary", Current Biography, Bronx, New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1976; Hart, Gary Warren (1936--)", Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000287; Gary Hart, The Good Fight: The Education of an American Reformer, New York: Random House, 1993; Gary Hart, The Fourth Power: A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty--First Century, New York: Oxford University Press, 2004; "U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century / Hart--Rudman Commission", Disinfopedia, http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=U.S._Commission_on_National_Security/21st_Century_/_Hart--Rudman_Commission; Andrew F. Krepinevich, Michael G. Vickers, and Steven M. Kosiak, "Hart--Rudman Commission Report----A Critique", April 19, 2000, online at CSBA Online: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/Archive/B.20000419.Hart--Rudman_Commis/B.20000419.Hart--Rudman_Commis.htm; Powell, 249--250, 258, 269, 389.
9On Perry, see Perry, William J.", Current Biography, Bronx, New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1995; William J. Perry", United States Department of Defense, http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/secdef_histories/bios/perry.htm; FReeper Alamo--Girl, Behind the Treason Allegations: William Perry", Downside Legacy at Two Degrees of Bill Clinton, http://www.alamo--girl.com/0231.htm, September 17, 2000.
10On Morningstar, see Kennedy School of Government Faculty: Profile: Richard L. Morningstar", Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, http://ksgfaculty.harvard.edu/richard_morningstar. On Morningstar and Russia, see J. Michael Waller, U.S. Aid Is Funding Russian Weapons", Insight on the News, http://www.insightmag.com/news/2001/01/29/InvestigativeReport/U.Aid.Is.Funding.Russian.Weapons--210848.shtml, January 29, 2001. On OPIC and the BTC Pipeline, see Baku--Tbilisi--Ceyhan Pipeline", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku--Tbilisi--Ceyhan_Pipeline; Pepe Escobar, Silk Road Roving Part 12b: Pipelinestan Revisited", Asia Times Online, http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/EL25Ag02.html, December 25, 2003; Seymour Khalilov and Michael Lally, "Azerbaijani Oil and Gas sector prospects grow", BISNIS Bulletin, August/September 2001, online at BISNIS: Business Information Service for the Newly Independent States, http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/BISNIS/BULLETIN/8--9--01bull4.htm; "OPIC Provides $100 Million in Insurance for Loans to Caspian Pipeline Project", The Embassy of the United States of America, Ankara----Turkey, http://ankara.usembassy.gov/opic.htm, February 4, 2004.
11On Gelb, see Leslie H. Gelb: President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations", Council on Foreign Relations, http://www.cfr.org/bio.php?id=3325; S. Steven Powell, Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies, introduction by David Horowitz, Ottawa, Illinois: Green Hill Publishers, Inc., 1987, 24, 47--48, 53, 90, 98, 103; Tom Wells, Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg, New York: Palgrave, 2001, 461--462.
12On Brzezinski, see Zbigniew Brzezinski", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Brzezinski; Zbigniew Brzezinski, Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Advisor, 1977--1981, New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983; Powell, 223--224.
13On Albright, see Albright, Madeleine Korbel", Current Biography, Bronx, New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 2000; Madeleine Albright with Bill Woodward, Madam Secretary, New York: Miramax Books, 2003; Rich Lowry, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2003, 215--334.
14On Holbrooke, see Holbrooke, Richard", Current Biography, Bronx, New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1998; Online Backgrounders: Richard C. Holbrooke: Former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs", Online NewsHour, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/bio/holbrooke_bio.html; Sunil Sharma, 200,000 Skeletons in Richard Holbrooke's Closet", Z Communications, http://www.zmag.org/CrisesCurEvts/sunil.htm, March 22, 1999; Richard Holbrooke: The Balkans' Bulldozer", BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1998/kosovo/190803.stm, March 24, 1999; Gary Dempsey, An Accomplice to War in Kosovo?", Cato Institute, http://www.cato.org/dailys/8--05--98.html, August 5, 1998; Secret diner in Washington: Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror", BLIC Online in English, http://www.blic.co.yu/arhiva/2004--03--25/E--Index.htm, March 25, 2004. On Kerry's campaign and the KLA, cf. Srdja 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.
15On Berger, see Sandy Berger", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Berger; Biography of Samuel R. Berger", National Security Council, http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/EOP/NSC/html/bergerbio.html; Susan Schmidt, Berger Quits as an Adviser to Kerry: Ex--Clinton Aide Facing Inquiry Over Papers",The Washington Post, July 21, 2004, Page A01, online at washingtonpost.com, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp--dyn/articles/A64379--2004Jul20.html.
16Brownstein. On Ginsberg, see Marc Ginsberg: Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco", GTN: Greater Talent Network, Inc., http://www.greatertalent.com/bios/ginsberg.shtml; Marc Ginsberg", APCO Worldwide, http://www.apcoworldwide.com/content/bios/ginsberg.cfm.
17On Wilson and the Kerry campaign, see "Diplomat's outrage' finds political outlet", The Boston Herald, October 25, 2003, archived at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1007776/posts; Joseph Curl, Spouse of outed CIA officer signs on with Kerry", The Washington Times, http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040214--120835--4661r.htm, February 14, 2004; Ambassador Joseph Wilson, The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir, New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2004, 410--411, 442; Jeff Gannon, Kerry Dumps Joe Wilson From Campaign Team", Talon News, http://www.talonnews.com/news/2004/july/0727_kerry_dumps_wilson.shtml, July 27, 2004; Robert B. Bluey, Joe Wilson Says Kerry Hasn't Asked Him to Resign", CNSNews.com, http://www.cnsnews.com//ViewPolitics.asp?Page=\Politics\archive\200407\POL20040729a.html, July 29, 2004; John Armor, Joseph Wilson Disappears Down the Memory Hole", ChronWatch, http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=8793, August 1, 2004. On Wilson's left--wing connections, see Joseph Wilson, Republic or Empire?", The Nation, March 3, 2003, online at http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml%3Fi=20030303&s=wilson; Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, IV, "The Iraq Forum: Informing Iraq Advocates Since 1998: The 2003 Iraq Forum: June 14, 2003, Washington, DC: Evening Public Lecture: A State of the Movement Address: Evening Keynote Lecture", audio online at EPIC: Education for Peace in Iraq Center, http://www.epic--usa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=68&showlogin=1; Avoiding Joseph Wilson's Liberal Bent", Times Watch, http://www.timeswatch.org/articles/2003/1006.asp, October 6, 2003; Vincent Fiore, The Confusion' of Joseph Wilson: Wilson outed by Senate investigation", CommonConservative.com, http://commonconservative.com/fiore/fiore012.html, August 1, 2004; About Secure America's Advisers", Secure America, http://www.secureamerica.us/html/about_advisers.html. On Wilson's charges against the Bush administration see RNC Research Briefings, The Facts Keep Dribbling' on Wilson's Parade", GOP.com, http://www.rnc.org/RNCResearch/Read.aspx?ID=4497, August 2, 2004; FReeper Fedora, What Wilson Didn't Say About Africa: Joseph Wilson's Silent Partners", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1256475/posts, October 25, 2004.
18The Buying of the President 2004: Senator John F. Kerry: Career Patrons", The Center for Public Integrity, http://www.publicintegrity.org/bop2004/candidate.aspx?cid=4&act=cp; Alex Knott, Who Gives the Most Money: Financial corporations and law firms dominate Career Patrons list", The Center for Public Integrity, http://www.publicintegrity.org/bop2004/report.aspx?aid=168, February 13, 2004.
19FReeper Fedora, John Kerry's Fellow Travellers: Part 1: John Kerry's Red Roots: Richard Kerry's Left--Wing Legacy", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1198744/posts. Cf. James G. Hershberg, James B. Conant: Harvard to Hiroshima and the Making of the Nuclear Age, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993; Eleanor Kerlow, Poisoned Ivy: How Egos, Ideology, and Power Politics Almost Ruined Harvard Law School, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
20See California Legislature, Eleventh Report of the Senate Fact--Finding Subcommittee on Un--American Activities, 1961, online at Online Archive of California, http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt396n99b3/; Jerome C. Byrne, Report on the University of California and Recommendations to the Special Committee of the Regents of the University of California, Berkeley: University of California, 1965; FBI files, Edmund Gerald Pat' Brown", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation--Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/patbrown.htm.
21"Time Warner", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Warner; "Cable News Network", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNN; "Ted Turner", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Turner; Jim Burns, 'Commie Dictator' Castro Inspired CNN, Ted Turner Admits", NewsMax.com, http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/11/29/161828.shtml, November 30, 2001; Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid, Ted Turner's Private Foreign Policy", Accuracy In Media , http://www.aim.org/media_monitor/A1053_0_2_0_C/, March 7, 2001; Campaign 2000 Media Reality Check: CNN News Labeling and Questions At Republican and Democratic National Conventions, 1988--1996", Media Research Center, http://www.mrc.org/campaign/00/cnn.asp; Marc Morano, Whistleblower Denounces ABC's Marxist Bias, CNN's Propaganda for Saddam", NewsMax.com, http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/1/160050.shtml, May 1, 2003; Bernard Goldberg, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2001.
22"Biography: Cameron F. Kerry", Mintz Levin: Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, http://www.mintz.com/about/directory/biography/262/Cameron_F_Kerry/; M. Asif Ismail, Kerry Carries Water for Top Donor", The Center for Public Integrity, http://www.bop2004.org/bop2004/report.aspx?aid=4, May 7, 2003; Bush and Kerry fundraisers: What have they gotten, and what do they want? The John Kerry Telecom Fundraisers", Common Cause, http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=196565; Jonathan Groner, The Lawyers in John Kerry's Corner: Clinton--era DOJ, NSC veterans among those offering advice to the would--be president", Legal Times, February 12, 2004, Law.com, http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1076428305204; Robert Cohen, Kerry and Monsanto: Sleeps With Wolves", NOTmilk, February 2, 2004, online at mindfully.org, http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2004/Kerry--Monsanto--Notmilk2feb04.htm.
23"Enron Corporation", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enron; Q&A: Banks in trouble over Enron", BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2148534.stmThe Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2002, archived online at Enron Stuff, http://bodurtha.georgetown.edu/enron/Citigroup%20Deals%20Helped%20Enron%20To%20Disguise%20Its%20Debts%20as%20Trades.htm; Citigroup, Inc., Enron and Structured Finance: Citigroup Statement on Enron Settlements with the SEC, Federal Reserve, OCC, and Manhattan DA", Citigroup, http://www.citigroup.com/citigroup/citizen/structuredfinance/030728a.htm, July 28, 2003; How Did Goldman Sachs Defraud Investors?", SecuritiesFraudFYI.com, http://www.securitiesfraudfyi.com/goldman_sachs.html; Josh Friedman, US: FleetBoston, BofA To Pay $675 Million", CorpWatch, http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=10389, March 16, 2004; Democrats Hush Up Rubin's Enron Scandal", NewsMax.com, http://www.newsmax.com/scripts/showinside.pl?a=2002/7/25/165627, July 25, 2002; John Berlau, Double Standard?", Insight on the News, http://www.insightmag.com/news/2002/08/26/Politics/Double.Standard--260115.shtml, August 5, 2002.
24David Horowitz and Richard Poe, The Shadow Party: Part I", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15392, October 6, 2004; David Horowitz and Richard Poe, The Shadow Party: Part II", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15408, October 7, 2004.
25On Soros, OPIC, and the BTC Pipeline, see OPIC Board Resolutions: BDR(02)10", , http://www.opic.gov/FOIA/BoardResolutions/2002BDR/BDR--02--10.htm, July 23, 2002; Alfred Mendes, The Crux of the Matter", Spectrezine, http://www.spectrezine.org/war/Mendes5.htm; Svetlana Taslik, Caspian Investment Windfalls: Who Will Benefit? Overview and Recommendations, foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Open Society Institute, 2003, online at Open Society Institute & Soros Foundations Network, http://www.soros.org/initiatives/cep/articles_publications/publications/caspianoilwindfalls_20030514/a_caspianoverview.pdf; Ernst & Young, An EYe on Azerbaijan", Ernst & Young, http://www.ey.com/global/download.nsf/Azerbaijan/eye_on_azerbaijan_jan03/$file/eye_azerbaijan_jan03.pdf, January 2003; Mark MacKinnon, Georgia revolt carried mark of Soros", The Globe and Mail, November 26, 2003, archived at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1029727/posts.
26Ben Johnson, Teresa Heinz Kerry: Bag Lady for the Radical Left", FrontPageMagazine.com, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12187, February 13, 2004. On the Stern Family Fund, Samuel Rubin Foundation, and Armand Hammer, see Stern Family Fund", ActivistCash.com, http://www.activistcash.com/foundation.cfm/did/486; Samuel Rubin Foundation", ActivistCash.com, http://www.activistcash.com/foundation.cfm/did/469; Vincent Stehle, Considering the Question of Perpetuity", excerpt from Investment Issues for Family Funds: Managing and Maximizing Your Philanthropic Dollars, Chapter 1, reprinted online at National Center for Family Philanthropy, http://www.ncfp.org/publications--excerpt--investments.html (September 9, 2004); Don Hazen, David Hunter, Philanthropic Pioneer, Dies at 84", AlterNet, http://www.alternet.org/story/10142/, November 28, 2000; Powell, 15--17, 29, 152, 230, 231, 236, 237, 241--242, 368; Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, and Fririkh Igorevich Firsov, The Secret World of American Communism, Russian documents translated by Timothy D. Sergay, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995, 26--30; FBI files, Armand Hammer/Occidental Petroleum", online at Federal Bureau of Investigation--Freedom of Information Privacy Act, http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/hammerop.htm; Edward Jay Epstein, Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer, New York: Random House, 1996.
27"History----Russia", Occidental Petroleum Corporation, http://www.oogc.com/world_oper/other_oper/hist_russia.htm.
28Enron Pulls Out of the Dolphin Project", The U.S. Qatar Journal Online Edition, http://www.qatarbusinesscouncil.org/journal/archives/issue14.htm#book2, Issue XIV, June 20, 2001; "Occidental Petroleum Acquires Enron Stake", The Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2002/06/03/fin_occidental_petroleum.html, June 3, 2002.
29"Encyclopedia: Oil for Food", NationMaster.com, http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Oil--for--Food; "The Beneficiaries of Saddam's Oil Vouchers: The List of 270", MEMRI: The Middle East Media Research Institute: Inquiry and Analysis Series, http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA16004, Number 160, January 29, 2004; Nimrod Raphaeli, The Saddam Oil Vouchers Affair", MEMRI: The Middle East Media Research Institute: Inquiry and Analysis Series, http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Area=ia&ID=IA16404, Number 164, February 20, 2004; Robert Winnett and Mark Hollingsworth, "MI6 probes French links to Iraq scam", Times Online, http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,1--1197984,00.html, August 1, 2004; Central Intelligence Agency, Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq's WMD, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004, online at http://www.cia.gov/cia/reports/iraq_wmd_2004/; William Safire, Duelfer report catches France red--handed", International Herald Tribune, http://www.iht.com/articles/2004/10/13/opinion/edsaffire.html, October 14, 2004.
30For the Kerry campaign's major foreign policy statements, see "Candidate Biography: John Kerry (Democrat): Major Foreign Policy Statements", Council on Foreign Relations, http://www.cfr.org/campaign2004/bio.php?can=Kerry; John Kerry, If I Were President----Addressing the Democratic Deficit", Foreign Policy, http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/files/story2164.php?PHPSESSID=8266fe6879960f88ee756067a3e309f1, March/April 2003; 2004 Debate Transcript: September 30, 2004: The First Bush--Kerry Presidential Debate", Commission on Presidential Debates, http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004a.html; 2004 Debate Transcript: October 8, 2004: The Second Bush--Kerry Presidential Debate", Commission on Presidential Debates, http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004c.html.
31FReeper Fedora, John Kerry's Fellow Travellers: Part 1: John Kerry's Red Roots: Richard Kerry's Left--Wing Legacy", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1198744/posts. Cf. Richard J. Kerry, Star--Spangled Mirror: A Father's Legacy Shapes John Kerry's Worldview, with foreword by Franklin Foer, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2004 (1990); Franklin Foer, Kerry's World: Father Knows Best", CBS News, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/03/02/opinion/main603542.shtml, March 2, 2004.
322004 Debate Transcript: September 30, 2004: The First Bush--Kerry Presidential Debate", Commission on Presidential Debates, http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004a.html. Cf. John Kerry to Council on Foreign Relations, "Making America Secure Again: Setting the Right Course for Foreign Policy", December 3, 2003, transcript online at Council on Foreign Relations, < a href="http://www.cfr.org/campaign2004/pub6576/john_kerry/making_america_secure_again_setting_the_right_course_for_foreign_policy.php">http://www.cfr.org/campaign2004/pub6576/john_kerry/making_america_secure_again_setting_the_right_course_for_foreign_policy.php.
33Iraq: Iran's Involvement" , Council on Foreign Relations, http://www.cfr.org/background/background_iraq_iran.php, May 15, 2003; Iraq: Muqtada al--Sadr" , Council on Foreign Relations, http://www.cfr.org/background/background_iraq_alsadr.php, September 1, 2004; Muqtada al--Sadr", Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muqtada_al--Sadr; Constantine C. Menges, "Iran's covert actions in Iraq", The Washington Times, http://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20040424--101403--3604r.htm, April 24, 2004; Iraq Shiites Split Over U.N. Role", Muslim American Society, http://www.masnet.org/aroundworld.asp?id=861, January 23, 2004.
342004 Debate Transcript: September 30, 2004: The First Bush--Kerry Presidential Debate", Commission on Presidential Debates, http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004a.html.
35Lowell 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.
36Yossef Bodansky, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America, New York: Forum, 2001 (1999). 35--40, 102--110, 151--184, 235--242, 274--279, 385.
372004 Debate Transcript: September 30, 2004: The First Bush--Kerry Presidential Debate", Commission on Presidential Debates, http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004a.html.
38"Russia, China Block Informal UN Talks on N. Korea", ABC News, February 26, 2003, archived at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/852671/posts; "China blocking major--power UN meeting on N. Korea", Reuters Foundation AlertNet, March 13, 2003, archived at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/864015/posts; "China gets tougher with North Korea", Asia Times, April 8, 2003, archived at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/888221/posts; John J. Tkacik, Jr., "Getting China to Support a Denuclearized North Korea", The Heritage Foundation, http://www.heritage.org/Research/AsiaandthePacific/bg1678.cfm, August 25, 2003.
39Doug Thompson, Dems plan to undermine America to beat Bush", CapitolHillBlue, January 6, 2003, archived at FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/830866/posts.
40 On Wilson's charges against the Bush administration see RNC Research Briefings, The Facts Keep Dribbling' on Wilson's Parade", GOP.com, http://www.rnc.org/RNCResearch/Read.aspx?ID=4497, August 2, 2004; FReeper Fedora, What Wilson Didn't Say About Africa: Joseph Wilson's Silent Partners", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1256475/posts, October 25, 2004.
412004 Debate Transcript: September 30, 2004: The First Bush--Kerry Presidential Debate", Commission on Presidential Debates, http://www.debates.org/pages/trans2004a.html.
42See CBS Names Memo Probe Panel", CBS News, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/06/politics/main641481.shtml, September 22, 2004; Jeff Gannon, RNC Demands Answers From CBS, Democrats About Forged Documents", GOPUSA, http://www.gopusa.com/news/2004/september/0922_rnc_demands_answers.shtml, September 22, 2004.
43Rich Noyes, TV Gives No Respect to Swift Boat Vets for Truth: ABC, CBS & NBC Gave 75 Stories to Bush 'AWOL' Charge, 9 to Claims Kerry Embellished War Record", Media Research Center: Media Reality Check, http://www.mrc.org/realitycheck/2004/fax20040818.asp, August 18, 2004; Brent Baker, CBS: Jane Fonda/John Kerry Photo the GOP's 'New Willie Horton'", Media Research Center: Cyberalert, http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040212.asp, Volume 9, Number 25, February 12, 2004.
44David B. Caruso, Veteran Files Suit in Anti--Kerry Film", Yahoo! News, http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041018/ap_en_mo/kerry_film_1, October 18, 2004; FReeper Fatalis, Professor suing 'Stolen Valor' producer was a Winter Soldier Witness (admitted to atrocities)", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1249364/posts, October 18, 2004; FReeper Scarpetta, 'Stolen Honor' Showing Canceled Due to Threats to Theatre", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1250393/posts, October 19, 2004; Doug Fraser, Brewster man cries foul over anti--Kerry movie", Cape Cod Times, http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/brewsterman21.htm, October 21, 2004.
45"Report: Thousands in Florida may be registered to vote elsewhere", ABC Action News, http://www.abcactionnews.com/stories/2004/10/041022voting.shtml, October 22, 2004, archived at FReeper beyond the sea, Thousands in Florida may be Registered to Vote Elsewhere (Massive Voter Fraud)", FreeRepublic.com, http://188.8.131.52/focus/f--news/1254542/posts, October 23, 2004; FReeper Liz, DNC HAS TEN THOUSAND LAWYERS POSITIONED TO STEAL FLORIDA FROM GWB (here's what you can do)", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1254593/posts, October 23, 2004.
46FReeper ADSUM, VOTER FRAUD CITY OF MILWAUKEE Elections Board Hearing", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f--news/1260138/posts, October 28, 2004.
47FReeper Doctor Raoul, RESEARCH THREAD: Compiling List of Left Wing Violence Against GOP", FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1254566/posts, October 23, 2004.
Kerry is Osama's man, Bush is mine.
The Bush campaign should have been all over this -- shouting it to every corner of the globe....but they did not.
"Post-publication" note to add: Some more on Kerry and Weiss recently posted here:
We need to pray for this country. We need to pray for President Bush.
Lots of facts and quotes about the president-wannabe at the John F. Kerry Timeline.
THE story that
ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times
DON'T WANT AMERICA TO KNOW!
John Kerry's Discharge
He won't sign Form 180
What is he hiding?
"There is overwhelming evidence that the Navy gave John Kerry either a dishonorable discharge
or an undesirable discharge which is the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge
without the felony conviction and that, as a result of such discharge,
he was stripped of all of his famous but questionable Navy awards and medals.
And the kicker? The evidence is on his website!"
ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times
made sure you knew about the "Bush" documents.
Q) Why did
ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, NY Times
NOT ask Kerry about why he wouldn't sign Form 180?
A) Because they are AFRAID of the REAL story!
Don't let ABC, AP, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC
try to "give" the election to Kerry
like they did Gore in FL
Spread the word on the internet!
Post on internet boards AND e-mails!
Kerry's October Surprise (Missippi Press)
THE Next Smoking Gun - the "proof"
Kerry's Military Discharge. What's Kerry Hiding?
Kerry's Dishonorable Discharge
Editorial Comments about Kerry's Discharge
Kerry Military Discharge Deception, look at the online documentation!
Mystery Surrounds Kerry's Navy Discharge
The original article, posted 9/24/04
The whole 42:09 Stolen Honor online FREE right now! E-mail it NOW!
Stolen Honor nails Kerry and the VVAW
and how they lied at Winter Soldier.
And how Kerry lied to the US Senate in 1971
And how Kerry and his pack of liars caused our POW's to suffer!
Kerry and the DNC cannot stop
EVERYONE on the internet from seeing this!
E-mail the FREE xxcerpts clips to everyone NOW!
LATEST SWIFT BOAT VETS AD!
Swift Vets and POW's
We Have Questions
Hanoi Approved of Role Played By Kerry and VVAW
Timeline of John Kerry
Click Here for
All the Latest Swift Boat Vets Ad!
Click Here for
All the Swift Boat Vets Ads!
View for FREE!
Free online version of
John Kerry and the VVAW
"The New Soldier"
Banned by the DNC!
You can read it online right now.
The Swiftvets news conference on C-SPAN can be found here.
AND other valuable Video and Audio links.
The Children of Viet Nam Veterans Video (Not an easy one to watch)
Please remember the 58,000 + Names on the Wall on Nov 2
Please watch this video
Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick
Thanks for the ping!
You're right, and that reminds me, one angle I meant to cover and forgot in the midst of rushing to finish this was the Kerry campaign's links to left-wing religious advisors. Some names/links would be:
Mara Vanderslice: Kerry's Choice for Religious Outreach Director 'Confounding,' Group Says
Brenda Bartella-Peterson: KERRY AND THE RELIGION THING
"We need to pray for this country. We need to pray for President Bush."
Prayin' with ya there. Thanks for the great link!
Thanks for helping distribute that info and for all your hard work throughout the campaign!
Thanks for the ping -- printing it out.
Thanks for the link, Christie.
Oxen -- fyi.
Thanks much for the kind words. I am honored by your comments.
Kerry's mockery of religion will come back to haunt him.
Kerry is Ben Laden's man! GW is mine!
al Kerry is worse that Tokyo Rose. He is apparently backed by the same group that funds and backs OBL. The MSM failed to tell America that OBL threatened every state which votes for the "White Bush Thug". al Kerry's agenda and OBL's is the same, "Defeat GW at any cost!"
This is outrageous that OBL threated states which vote for GW, and the traitors at ABCNNBC BS failed to let us know.
Special Alert - No. 14
November 1, 2004 No.14
Osama Bin Laden Tape Threatens U.S. States Not to Vote for Bush
By: Yigal Carmon*
The tape of Osama bin Laden that was aired on Al-Jazeera(1) on Friday, October 29th included a specific threat to "each U.S. state," designed to influence the outcome of the upcoming election against George W. Bush. The U.S. media in general mistranslated the words "ay wilaya" (which means "each U.S. state")(2) to mean a "country" or "nation" other than the U.S., while in fact the threat was directed specifically at each individual U.S. state. This suggests some knowledge by bin Laden of the U.S. electoral college system. In a section of his speech in which he harshly criticized George W. Bush, bin Laden stated: "Any U.S. state that does not toy with our security automatically guarantees its own security."
The Islamist website Al-Qal'a explained what this sentence meant: "This message was a warning to every U.S. state separately. When he [Osama Bin Laden] said, 'Every state will be determining its own security, and will be responsible for its choice,' it means that any U.S. state that will choose to vote for the white thug Bush as president has chosen to fight us, and we will consider it our enemy, and any state that will vote against Bush has chosen to make peace with us, and we will not characterize it as an enemy. By this characterization, Sheikh Osama wants to drive a wedge in the American body, to weaken it, and he wants to divide the American people itself between enemies of Islam and the Muslims, and those who fight for us, so that he doesn't treat all American people as if they're the same. This letter will have great implications inside the American society, part of which are connected to the American elections, and part of which are connected to what will come after the elections."(3)
Another interesting aspect of the speech is the fact that while bin Laden made his specific threat to each U.S. state, he also offered an election deal to the American voters, attempting to influence the election by these means rather than influencing it through terrorist attacks.(4) This peace offer is a theme that follows up on his April speech directed to Europe, in which he offered a truce.(5) The Islamist website Al-Islah explains: "Some people ask 'what's new in this tape?' [The answer is that] this tape is the second of its kind, after the previous tape of the Sheikh [Osama bin Laden], in which he offered a truce to the Europeans a few months ago, and it is a completion of this move, and it brings together the complementary elements of politics and religion, political savvy and force, the sword and justice. The Sheikh reminds the West in this tape of the great Islamic civilization and pure Islamic religion, and of Islamic justice..."(6)
Another conspicuous aspect of the tape is the absence of common Islamist themes that are relevant to the month of Ramadan, which for fundamentalists like bin Laden is the month of Jihad and martyrdom. Noticeably absent from the Al-Jazeera tape was his usual appearance with a weapon, and more importantly the absence of references to Jihad, martyrdom, the Koran, the Hadith (Islamic tradition), Crusaders, Jews, and the legacy of the Prophet Muhammad on the duty to wage Jihad against the infidels. For the followers of the Al-Qa'ida ideology, this speech sends a regressive and defeatist message of surrender, as seen in the move from solely using Jihad warfare to a mixed strategy of threats combined with truce offers and election deals.
The following are the relevant excerpts from the speech; for the full excerpts visit the MEMRI TV Project at www.memritv.org:(7)
"Oh the American people, I address these words to you regarding the optimal manner of avoiding another Manhattan, and regarding the war, its causes, and its consequences. But before this, I say to you: Security is one of the important pillars of human life, and free men do not take their security lightly, contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom. Let him explain why we did not attack Sweden, for example. Clearly, those who hate freedom have no pride, unlike the 19 [suicide hijackers of 9/11], may Allah have mercy on them. We have been fighting you because we are free men who do not remain silent in the face of injustice. We want to restore our [Islamic] nation's freedom. Just as you violate our security, we violate yours.
"But I am amazed at you. Although we have entered the fourth year after the events of 9/11, Bush is still practicing distortion and deception against you and he is still concealing the true cause from you. Consequently, the motives for its reoccurrence still exist...
"We had no difficulty dealing with Bush and his administration, because it resembles the regimes in our [Arab] countries, half of which are ruled by the military, and the other half are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents with whom we have had a lot of experience. Among both types, there are many who are known for their conceit, arrogance, greed, and for taking money dishonestly.
"This resemblance began with the visit of Bush Sr. to the region. While some of our people were dazzled by the U.S. and hoped that these visits would influence our countries, it was he who was influenced by these monarchic and military regimes. He envied them for remaining in their positions for decades, while embezzling the nation's public funds with no supervision whatsoever. He bequeathed tyranny and the suppression of liberties to his son and they called it the Patriot Act, under the pretext of the war on terrorism.
"Bush Sr. liked the idea of appointing [his] sons as state governors. Similarly, he did not neglect to import into Florida the expertise in falsifying [elections] from the leaders of this region in order to benefit from it in difficult moments.
"We agreed with the general commander Muhammad Atta, may Allah have mercy on him, that all operations should be carried out within 20 minutes, before Bush and his administration would become aware. We never imagined that the Commander in Chief of the American armed forces would abandon 50,000 of his citizens in the twin towers to face this great horror alone when they needed him most. It seemed to him that a girl's story about her goat and its butting was more important than dealing with planes and their 'butting' into skyscrapers. This allowed us three times the amount of time needed for the operations, Allah be praised.
"Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or Al-Qa'ida. Your security is in your own hands, and any U.S. state that does not toy with our security automatically guarantees its own security."
* Yigal Carmon is the President of MEMRI.
(1) Al-Jazeera (Qatar), October 27, 2004.
(2) "Wilaya" refers specifically to a U.S. state; it would never refer to an independent country. The term for such a country is "Dawla."
(4) To illustrate this principle, he uses Sweden as a model of a country that was never attacked by Al-Qa'ida.
(5) See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 695, April 15, 2004, "Osama Bin Laden Speech Offers Peace Treaty with Europe, Says Al-Qa'ida 'Will Persist in Fighting' the U.S." http://www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP69504
(7) To view the full tape aired on Al-Jazeera or read the transcript, visit http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=312 .
Thanks for cross linking the other Cora Weiss thread. In that same article from Insight on the News, the following was included about Ted Turner.
Spending from those endowments on defense and security education, training and public policy totals about $200 million annually - not including peripheral issues such as democratic transitions and postconflict aid, or the $100 million that CNN mogul Ted Turner gives annually to U.N. programs. Traditional national-security education and policy receives only about $23 million a year. "This is a 10-to-1 endowment advantage and a 7-to-1 funding advantage for the left," according to the study.Last night I ventured over to the website of the Peace and Security Funders Group website ( http://www.peaceandsecurity.org ) and found this list of affiliated groups and websites. The size of their network is frightening, but you've certainly done a lot to chip a way at exposing it.
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