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Kerry and Hezbollah--II
Best of the Web | 7/20/06 | Taranto

Posted on 07/20/2006 2:48:32 PM PDT by pabianice

Blogger "Bookworm" has more on the connections between the Kerry family and the terror outfit that styles itself the Party of God, or "Hezbollah":

In September 2004, there was a huge gathering of anti-American, anti-Israeli organizations in Beirut to attend a conference entitled "Where Next For The Global Anti-War And Anti-Globalization Movements? An International Strategy Meeting." The resulting manifesto, simultaneously turgid and strident, has as its primary goal attacking the U.S. war in Iraq. It's secondary goal is to challenge Israel's "occupation" of Palestinian lands. It's a nasty document, with a decidedly anti-American tone. What makes it interesting today is the identity of one of the organizations playing host to all these anti-American Leftist organizations: Hezbollah (identified on the last page as one of the Local Welcoming Committees). . . .

One of the participants from the United States was a group called United for Peace and Justice. Ordinarily, this would just be one of the icky little anti-American groups that America produces, along the lines of Code Pink : Women for Peace (which also attended this little American and Israel hatefest). What distinguishes United for Peace and Justice is that Teresa Kerry funds it. So, in 2004, a couple of months before Americans decided whether to put John Kerry in the White House, his wife's money was being used to fund one of the participants in a virulently anti-American meeting held in Beirut and hosted by Hezbollah. Once again, we have reason to be grateful that American voters put their money on George Bush.

To be clear, the money trail from Mrs. Kerry* to UPJ goes through several steps: According to the WorldNetDaily report linked above, her family foundation gives money to something called the Tides Foundation, which in turn gives to UPJ.

* The outspoken ketchup heiress and philanthropist, whose second (and current) husband by the way served in Vietnam for four months.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: heinz; tidesfoundation

1 posted on 07/20/2006 2:48:32 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Good find! Yet another example of the Heintz/Kerry disgusting support for enemies of America.


2 posted on 07/20/2006 3:03:16 PM PDT by Peach (Prayers for our dear friends in Israel.)
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To: pabianice

Anyone have any Kerry quotes on the situation in Lebanon? He seems very quiet these days.


3 posted on 07/20/2006 4:28:29 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

"He seems very quiet these days."

He and Kennedy are getting their "Big Dig" stories together.


4 posted on 07/20/2006 4:30:36 PM PDT by toddlintown
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To: pabianice; potlatch; ntnychik; Smartass; Boazo; Alamo-Girl; PhilDragoo; The Spirit Of Allegiance; ..

LT ping


5 posted on 07/21/2006 10:14:03 PM PDT by bitt (NY Times to New York: Drop Dead!)
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6 posted on 07/21/2006 10:37:29 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

Your lovely scene!!


7 posted on 07/21/2006 10:39:12 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: pabianice
Tides Foundation & Tides Center
P.O. Box 29907, Building 1014, San Francisco, CA 94129

Set up in 1976 by California activist Drummond Pike, Tides does two things better than any other foundation or charity in the U.S. today: it routinely obscures the sources of its tax-exempt millions, and makes it difficult (if not impossible) to discern how the funds are actually being used.

In practice, “Tides” behaves less like a philanthropy than a money-laundering enterprise (apologies to Procter & Gamble), taking money from other foundations and spending it as the donor requires. Called donor-advised giving, this pass-through funding vehicle provides public-relations insulation for the money’s original donors. By using Tides to funnel its capital, a large public charity can indirectly fund a project with which it would prefer not to be directly identified in public. Drummond Pike has reinforced this view, telling The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with.”

The Tides Center board of directors has been especially busy of late. In 2001 the first Tides “franchise” office (not counting Tides’ presence in Washington and New York) was opened in Pittsburgh. This new outpost, called the Tides Center of Western Pennsylvania, was erected largely at the urging of Pittsburgh native Teresa Heinz (the widow of Senator John Heinz, the ketchup heir). Heinz pulls more strings in the foundation world than almost any other old-money socialite; she’s presently married to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA). The Tides Foundation has collaborated on funding projects with the Heinz Endowments (Teresa Heinz’s personal domain) for over 10 years.

Tides also maintains an interesting relationship with the multi-billion-dollar Pew Charitable Trusts. Since 1993 Pew has used the Tides Foundation and/or Tides Center to “manage” three high-profile journalism initiatives: the Pew Center for Excellence in Journalism, the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, and the Pew Center for the People and the Press. These Pew “Centers” are set up as for-profit media companies, which means that Pew (as a “private foundation”) is legally prohibited from funding them directly. Tides has no such hurdle, so it has gladly raked in over $95 million from Pew since 1990 -- taking the standard 8 percent as pure profit.

Motivation
Thumbing Their Noses At America

Among the most unbelievable “projects” of the Tides Center is something called the Institute for Global Communications (www.igc.org). IGC is a clearinghouse for Leftist propagandists of all stripes, including living-wage advocates, anti-war protesters, slave-reparations hucksters, and a wide variety of extreme environmentalists. In February 2002 Orange County Register columnist Steven Greenhut called it “a network of the loony left” that “has to be seen to be believed… One alert posted in an IGC member conference calls for financial support for the Earth Liberation Front… Another message warns readers against cooperating with the FBI.”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has documented this sort of America-bashing before. In a November 15, 2001 story, the Chronicle reported that the Tides Center had given the Independent Media Center (IMC) $376,000 -- ironically, from its “9/11 fund.” IMC is a notorious bastion of far left, radical viewpoints, and also serves as an organizing outpost for all sorts of large-scale protest activity. In particular, the IMC served as a “virtual” staging ground prior to the April 20, 2002 anti-war protests in Washington, DC. Visitors to the IMC web site can read the rantings of “black bloc” anarchists, violent animal-rights criminals, and an assortment of anti-American advocates, all brought to you by the Tides Center and its tax exemption.

ActivistCash

8 posted on 07/21/2006 10:39:13 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: bitt; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo
Thankyou bitt!

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9 posted on 07/21/2006 10:41:57 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


How to kill a "Conservative Babe Of The Week" thread.......


10 posted on 07/21/2006 10:48:06 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

Ya, that's an old one but it isn't like you had Ann posted above it, lol.


11 posted on 07/21/2006 10:49:56 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Grampa Dave; Interesting Times; dixiechick2000; Alamo-Girl
Teresa Kohn

Nothing like lovely expressions and attitude and a quart of gin to improve your image in your Golden years!


I've always had a suspicion her "Portuguese" daddy hightailed it to Africa after WWII

And that "John Kohn" may have actual family links that are really the ancient enemies of Jews
After all - the only "documentation" is in Austria - and from the "Kohn" grandpa

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Helen al-Thomas is of Arab descent

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12 posted on 07/21/2006 11:03:56 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

Is that her 'golden years'? No where to go but up.


13 posted on 07/21/2006 11:07:42 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Her son is as bad or worse than Teresa is

And John-Kohn's lovely radical daughters


14 posted on 07/21/2006 11:12:33 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

I have a picture of Kerry's daughter in that see through dress!

Whoops, said I was going to bed! Night


15 posted on 07/21/2006 11:15:17 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: pabianice

So how do they connect Heinz-Kerry to this Anti-war Anti-American globalism conference again? If I gave a million dollars to this Tides Foundation and directed them to fund the Boy Scouts, would WND connect me to the above anti-American crap. I missed how they ferreted out where Heinz-Kerry directed her donations to.


16 posted on 07/21/2006 11:29:06 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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17 posted on 07/21/2006 11:36:03 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: potlatch


Yes -

But is it "animated" in a tasteful way?


18 posted on 07/21/2006 11:37:41 PM PDT by devolve (fx 9125_AMERICANS_KILLED_2003_BY_ILLEGALS MEX_ILLEGAL_GOT_911_TERRORISTS_ID NO_NUEVO_TEJAS)
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To: devolve

You know I'm still here don't you! I was doing other things and no I won't animate that for you!


19 posted on 07/21/2006 11:39:55 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: devolve

Very nice and I'm really really gone right now - shutting down!


20 posted on 07/21/2006 11:42:32 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: pabianice

Bump for the sKerry crime family deeds!


21 posted on 07/22/2006 7:38:38 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: John Lenin; Liz; onyx; george76; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ASA Vet; bigfoot; weegee; piasa; Shermy

Excellent oped and thanks for posting it.

"In practice, “Tides” behaves less like a philanthropy than a money-laundering enterprise (apologies to Procter & Gamble), taking money from other foundations and spending it as the donor requires. Called donor-advised giving, this pass-through funding vehicle provides public-relations insulation for the money’s original donors. By using Tides to funnel its capital, a large public charity can indirectly fund a project with which it would prefer not to be directly identified in public. Drummond Pike has reinforced this view, telling The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Anonymity is very important to most of the people we work with.”

Here tw0 examples of how this money laundering works with these so called non profits:

1. You are a super rich elite lunatic lib and have maxed out on what you can give a political party and state. So you give 1 million $'s to Green Hate America. Green Hate America keeps 100 to 200 hundred thousand $'s to the political party or candidate you just happen to mention as being needy as you give the money to be laundered.

2. You are a hate America Islamofacist with connections to the Opecker Princes and Thugs. They get several million $'s to you via an off shore bank. You donate the money to Green Hate America. They launder your millions take their % and fund Hamas or whatever Islamo serial killer organization you hint at. Or they will send checks to other left wing money laundering groups to be the final delivery people after their handling fee. Of course their laundering fee is high here, probably 25 to 30%.

This is one of the main reasons the elite liberal scum bags fear and hate Able Danger and the NSA ferreting out Islamofascist financial connections in America and Canada.


22 posted on 07/22/2006 7:55:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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23 posted on 07/22/2006 9:55:55 AM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: devolve; bitt

Ooooooh!

You've been busy while I was away, devolve!
I love it!

Thank you both for the pings!


24 posted on 07/22/2006 12:35:53 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: devolve

"Nothing like lovely expressions and attitude and a quart of gin to improve your image in your Golden years!"


LOL!

Thanks, but I don't want my image "improved" as hers has been. ;o)


25 posted on 07/22/2006 12:38:11 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: devolve

LOLOL!


26 posted on 07/22/2006 12:39:24 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: bitt

Thanks for the ping!


27 posted on 07/22/2006 9:54:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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