Skip to comments.John Kerry (the next Secretary of State?) on Veteran's Day
Posted on 11/11/2008 5:27:14 AM PST by ETL
John Kerry, from his book, The New Soldier:
"We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small [American] flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the 'greater glory of the United States.'..."
"The John Kerry quote comes in the epilogue to "The New Soldier," the book put out [in 1971] by Vietnam Veterans Against the War [VVAW]. The book's cover features a group of not-particularly sober-looking anti-war protesters (vets, presumably) flying the American flag upside down [while mocking the historic flag raising event at Iwo Jima]":
Note John Kerry's name at top right of The New Soldier
June, 1970 -- Kerry joins Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), a national veterans group that is part of the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice. The PCPJ is a broad coalition of local and national organizations, including the Communist Party, USA, "committed to conducting demonstrations aimed at ending the war in Indochina, and poverty, racism and injustice at home." The VVAW, CCI and PCPJ all have headquarters at 156 Fifth Avenue in New York City. VVAW Executive Secretary Al Hubbard, a former Black Panther, is also on the coordinating committee of the PCPJ. Hubbard soon appoints Kerry to the VVAW's Executive Committee, bypassing the normal election process.
Photo (link below): "Jane Fonda and John Kerry at an anti-war rally in Valley Forge, Pa. (Leif Skoogfors/Corbis)"
(apparently, we are not permitted to directly post the Skoogfors/Corbis photo here?)
The photo is for real and different than the one above. Here is what Jane Fonda herself had to say about it:
"My reaction is that the American people have had it with the big lie. Any attempt to link Kerry to me and make him look bad with that connection is completely false. We were at a rally for veterans at the same time. I spoke, Donald Sutherland spoke, John Kerry spoke at the end. I don't even think we shook hands."
Source for the photo and quote:
November 22, 1970 -- During a fund-raising tour for GI deserters, Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the Black Panthers, Jane Fonda is quoted in the Detroit Free Press as telling a University of Michigan audience:
"I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would someday become communist," and "The peace proposal of the Viet Cong is the only honorable, just, possible way to achieve peace in Vietnam."
January, 1971: Jane Fonda raises funds for the Winter Soldier Investigation through a series of benefit concerts. Participants include Fonda, Dick Gregory, Donald Sutherland, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Phil Ochs. Fonda is named Honorary National Coordinator of the event.
February 16, 1971: Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland form "FTA" (F*** The Army), an anti-war, anti-American road show that tours near Army bases in order to undermine troop morale. Skits and songs portray American defeats, soldiers refusing to fight, and the murder of officers by their troops. FTA cast members mingle with soldiers after the shows, encouraging them to desert or to sabotage the Army.
Fonda made the following statement at the University of Texas:
"We've got to establish a Socialist economic structure that will limit private profit-oriented businesses. Whether the transition is peaceful depends on the way our present governmental leaders react. We must commit our lives to this transition ...... We should be very proud of our new breed of soldier. It's not organized but it's mutiny, and they have every right." --Karen Elliott Dallas Morning News December 11, 1971
From 1972: "I am not a do-gooder, I am a revolutionary. A revolutionary woman."
"We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small (American) flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the 'greater glory of the United States.' "
So John Kerry would have a difficult time marching with those waving small American flags yet had NO problems marching with those waving HUGE VIETCONG FLAGS?
"Pictured above: VVAW-supported demonstration during the Washington Spring Offensive, April - May 1971. Notice the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong flags."
March 19, 2005: Workers World Party/Troops Out Now rally in Harlem, NY,
marking the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.
Ramsey Clark (left)
Clark, Attorney General for former president LBJ (democrat), heads the International Action Center.
The IAC, with WWP, formed the "peace" group A.N.S.W.E.R.
On right, convicted terrorist attorney, communist advocate Lynne Stewart
Source for photo: Workers World Party/Troops Out Now
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From the Workers World Party website (workers.org):
"Workers World Party values our close, comradely relations with the Workers Party of Korea very highly. We are proud to have known Kim Il Sung as a great leader and a comrade in the international communist movement. ..."
With comradely solidarity, Sam Marcy Chairperson, Workers World Party" (1994):
Also from workers.org:
Democrat chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Charlie Rangel, attended and spoke at the same Workers World Party/Troops Out Now rally
"Under questioning from the Committee, Kerry referred to the democratically elected government of South Vietnam -- our allies -- as a "dictatorial regime, the Thieu-Ky-Khiem regime," while respectfully calling the North Vietnamese communist regime we were fighting by its oxymoronic official name, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the murderous Viet Cong's political arm by their preferred "Provisional Revolutionary Government.":
During the question and answer period following his April 22, 1971 televised testimony before the Armed Services Committee of the United States Senate, Kerry said:
"I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government and of all eight of Madam Binh's points it has been stated time and time again, and was stated by Senator Vance Hartke when he returned from Paris, and it has been stated by many other officials of this Government, if the United States were to set a date for withdrawal the prisoners of war would be returned."
Even today, knowing what we know about the Vietnamese communists and about John Kerry, it is difficult to grasp the enormity of what he was confessing to. As an American citizen and a member of the United States Navywhile his former comrades and countless others were fighting and dying in Vietnam at the hands of Viet Cong guerillas and North Vietnamese regularsKerry consorted with the Viet Cong representative and discussed (talked with, he euphemized) her plan. That obscene plan included a trade: the return of our POWs for a withdrawal of American forces.
As John ONeill expressed in his important bestselling book Unfit For Command, . . . America could have its POWs back only if we agreed that we lost, then surrendered, and then set a date to leave.
Kerrys wartime trip to Paris was confirmed about six months ago by a campaign spokesman, who tossed it off as a mere fact-finding excursion.
Yet Kerry was apparently so impressed with the facts he found in company with the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese that a few months after his return from Paris he had the effrontery to urge the President of the United States to accept his communist hosts plan for 'peace' in Vietnam."
Thanks for an impressive thread, ETL.
It all makes me too sick to even speak.....
Hanoi Jane Endorses Obama
April 3, 2008
REPORTER 1: Jane, who are you voting for?
REPORTER 2: Who gets your vote?
REPORTER 2: Oh, my God. Heaven help us all.
RUSH: The reporter for TMZ said, "Oh, God. Heaven help us all." Obviously the reporter is an Obama supporter.
just a little fyi..kerry served in vietnam..
If Frenchie gets appointed S of S, Mass can have two new Senators. Betcha Barney F. gets one seat.
Bawney has been after many “seats” LOL
You’re welcome. It’s really incredible the amount of material that the snooze media keeps from the public. Even the ‘right-wing media’ misses most of it.
wasn’t the now defunct brand of scumb@gs named for him?
Dang! I knew it! I just wasn't sure until now. Thanks for the confirmation. :)
My heart is broken.
While I didn’t vote for Obama, I do hold out some small hope that he will do some good, some place, some time...but if Obama appoints this fool, John Kerry as Sec. of State, I will lose All hope and respect for him. With the possibe exception of Teddy Kennedy, Kerry would be the worst choice in the whole world for a high government office...the man is a complete idiot...and a traitor to his country!!!
I was an SOS before I wasn’t the SOS.
I agree. If Obama wants to make his SoS choice a small gesture of "leaning across the isle", don't be too surprised to see him pick Senator Richard Lugar for the post. He's been on the Senate Foreign Relations committee forever and a RINO for years.
When the Liberals reap what they have sown, tens of thousands more dead here in America. I pray everyday for those future un-named victims.
One man has kept this nation safe since 9-11 and that man is about to pass the torch of Liberty to another whom America knows nothing about.
In the world of the Jihadist, Weakness invites agression, even Joe Biden in a moment of candor during the Campaign made that very clear when he said “Obama will be tested”
On the Job Market: Sen. Kerry hopes to take his foreign-relations experience to the State Department
By Mark Hosenball | NEWSWEEK
From the magazine issue dated Jun 23, 2008
And fifth, there is the confirmation hearing. Oh lordy, for ONE conservative Senator with even a modicum of cojones on that committee!
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