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YES, I KNOW KERRY SAID 'DELIVERED WEAPONS TO THE KHMER ROUGE'
NRO ^ | 1/31/05 | jim geraghty

Posted on 02/02/2005 2:55:23 PM PST by swilhelm73

Many TKS readers are asking about this odd comment by Kerry:

SEN. KERRY: I still have the hat that he gave me, and I hope the guy would come out of the woodwork and say, "I'm the guy who went up with John Kerry. We delivered weapons to the Khmer Rouge on the coastline of Cambodia." Actually, looking back at the original article in which Kerry mentions the lucky hat, Kerry didn't quite specify the purpose of his mission with the man who wore the hat.

A close associate hints: There's a secret compartment in Kerry's briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.

"Who told you?" he demanded as he reached inside. "My friends don't know about this."

The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.

"My good luck hat," Kerry said, happy to see it. "Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia."

Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn't complex after all; it was Kerry.

He smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow."

Of course, Kerry has said "I remember what it was like to be shot at by the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians," suggesting that he was being shot at by the Khmer Rouge.

But James Robbins of NRO wondered about this:

could Kerry have come under fire from the Khmer Rouge and Cambodians? At the very least one wonders how he knew the identity of those who were shooting at him. The claim of having faced off with the Khmer Rouge is most suspect. In the period in question, Pol Pot's band was not very large, and was based mainly in the mountains in the northeast corner of the country. The Khmer Rouge did not become a major fighting force until 1970, when with Chinese and North Vietnamese support, they expanded from a few thousand to 100,000 fighters. Instapundit looked at the Khmer Rouge claims during the campaign, with many links.

The Powerline guys looked into this and concluded, "Different sources assign different dates to the beginning of military action by the Khmer Rouge, but we've seen no support for the proposition that the Khmer Rouge were in the field (as opposed to existing as a political organization) in January 1969."

Short version: I have no idea why Senator Kerry claimed on Sunday to have been on a mission to ferry weapons to the Khmer Rouge, the Communist army under the direction of Pol Pot.


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To: expatpat

None of those Democrats are good salesman. Gore and Kerry both look dishonest. Where can they find a sincere looking and sounding Democrat?


51 posted on 02/02/2005 5:08:35 PM PST by Revererdrv (e)
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To: Starrgaizr

You hit the nail on the head. It just amazes me that the common man (or half of them) cannot see through the bullsh-t that he was pushing. He reminds me of those guys in the army that would get all the awards even though we did 100 percent of the work, and all they did was pose and kiss the commander's arse. It all catches up to you eventually and this is surely the case with this poser.


52 posted on 02/02/2005 5:08:37 PM PST by Rocketwolf68
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To: Starrgaizr

Dang...remind me to never pi$$ you off. Great rant.


53 posted on 02/02/2005 5:09:36 PM PST by 506trooper (No such thing as too much guns, ammo or fuel on board...unless you're on fire)
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To: swilhelm73

He's a loon. Good thing he will never be POTUS.


54 posted on 02/02/2005 5:15:02 PM PST by IonInsights
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To: swilhelm73
He smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow."

Kindergartners have been expelled for this, and less.

Becki

55 posted on 02/02/2005 5:18:37 PM PST by Becki (Watch and pray!)
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To: pointsal; God luvs America

<< I thought John-boy delivered those munitions when he visited Paris......... >>

Nah.

He had to "go to Cambodia on a secret CIA Christmas-surprise to to gun-run for Pol Pot and the seven dwarves" -- everyone knows that!

In Paris the mongrel bastard delivered the lives of almost 60,000 brave American Men and of of the three million South-East Asians murdered as the direct consequence of his treason.


56 posted on 02/02/2005 5:32:45 PM PST by Brian Allen (I fly and can therefore be envious of no man -- Per Adua Ad Astra!)
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To: Revererdrv

Bill Clinton?


57 posted on 02/02/2005 5:38:20 PM PST by expatpat
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

bump


58 posted on 02/02/2005 6:28:03 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel

'The mission was so secret, he would have to kill himself if he actually knew about it.'


hehe...


59 posted on 02/02/2005 7:16:47 PM PST by bitt (Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence)
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To: 506trooper

Well, I hardly have a right to vent about JFK compared to you. Regards.


60 posted on 02/02/2005 7:27:18 PM PST by Starrgaizr
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To: Starrgaizr
Maybe, but you do it so much better than I could....I'm usually reduced to snarling, spitting and nasty cussing when I try to talk about that c__k$ucker.
61 posted on 02/02/2005 7:33:33 PM PST by 506trooper (No such thing as too much guns, ammo or fuel on board...unless you're on fire)
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To: LowInMo
If John Kerry was my son, I would slap the shit out of his mother.

ROFLMAO

I am going to steal that one of these days for a tagline at the appropriate spot.

*hoot*

62 posted on 02/02/2005 7:40:11 PM PST by 506trooper (No such thing as too much guns, ammo or fuel on board...unless you're on fire)
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To: 506trooper

You are more than welcome to it. Thanks for noticing.


63 posted on 02/02/2005 7:50:41 PM PST by LowInMo (Why haven't we seen Ted Kennedy on "Cold Case'?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping!


64 posted on 02/02/2005 8:38:41 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: swilhelm73

INTREP - Archive for 2008


65 posted on 02/02/2005 8:53:41 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Secularization of America is happening)
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To: swilhelm73
Short version: I have no idea why Senator Kerry claimed on Sunday to have been on a mission to ferry weapons to the Khmer Rouge, the Communist army under the direction of Pol Pot.

Didn't he also say that he had pictures?

66 posted on 02/02/2005 8:56:46 PM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Kerry is saying anything to get attention, especially from the old anti-VN war movement. The guy is section 8.
67 posted on 02/02/2005 9:21:29 PM PST by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but have recently come to my senses.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


68 posted on 02/03/2005 2:22:59 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: swilhelm73

Just ask Martin Sheen if he remembers going in there with Kerry to terminate Marlon Brando. That should clear up the confusion.


69 posted on 02/03/2005 2:26:32 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTT!!!!!!


70 posted on 02/03/2005 3:04:22 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


71 posted on 02/03/2005 2:07:46 PM PST by JLO (Minnesota Nice)
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To: swilhelm73; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; bitt; ALOHA RONNIE; DMZFrank; El Gato; Squantos; ...
I stumbled into this story tonight. The NRO link is now defunct. Here's the transcript from Meet The Press. Scroll down just a little past the middle. I can't believe Kerry said this. I would doubt it if I didn't read the transcript. Arming Cambodian reds under the domino theory. Good Lord, this is a complete fool!
72 posted on 09/23/2005 11:33:54 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


73 posted on 09/24/2005 7:52:27 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: sirchtruth
Why are we STILL waiting for him to sign form 180??

Did he not tell T. Russert he'd sign it, what is he waiting for?"

From the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction dept: I did read somehwere that he has stated since that interview that he DID sign his 180. But he just hasn't sent it in yet

74 posted on 09/24/2005 8:07:31 AM PDT by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: bray; All

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JOHN KERRY came back from the Vietnam War to call us American Soldiers fighting for the Freedom of others there...

...rapists and terrorists who cut off heads and ears. When in fact it was our Communist terrorist enemy we were fighting that was doing so.

MEL GIBSON came back from filming our real Vietnam War Story titled -WE WERE SOLDIERS- ..so inspired that he decided that he had to finally make his long planned ultimate story of Love & Sacrifice titled:

..-The PASSION of the Christ-

http://www.ThePassionoftheChrist.com


I wonder who got it right..?



Signed:..-ALOHA RONNIE- Guyer
Veteran/-WE WERE SOLDIERS- Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.WeWereSoldiers.com
http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm






MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts

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75 posted on 09/24/2005 9:54:38 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: TomGuy; All

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"BLACK is WHITE, WHITE is BLACK" =

The Communist Dialectic of LIES


JOHN KERRY is a grocery clerk for Freedom's Terrorist Enemies.

Always has been, always will be.

And America's Major TV Netowrks are his Saber.

The Enemy is now Within...

...and always has been.

.


76 posted on 09/24/2005 10:00:02 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Greatest movie on Vietnam war. Showed the complete dishonesty of the press. I salute you for your service. You allowed millions of SE Asians a few more years of life.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighting Troops

77 posted on 09/24/2005 10:08:27 AM PDT by bray (Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
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To: bray; ModernDayHeroes.com; All

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For more on -WE WERE SOLDIERS-...


See:


'MODERN DAY HEROES: In Defense of America'

http://www.ModernDayHeroes.com/aloha

Hit: 'Resource Center'

Hit: 'Aloha Ronnie'

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78 posted on 09/24/2005 3:10:45 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: swilhelm73
I have no idea why Senator Kerry claimed on Sunday to have been on a mission to ferry weapons to the Khmer Rouge, the Communist army under the direction of Pol Pot.

'Cause when he opens his mouth, generally speaking, he lies like a Persian Rug?

79 posted on 09/24/2005 11:12:12 PM PDT by El Gato
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