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The KGB, Kennedy, and Carter
American Thinker ^
| August 31, 2009
| James Simpson
Posted on 08/31/2009 7:42:54 AM PDT by neverdem
Edward Moore Kennedy, whose memory was endlessly praised in the mainstream media over the weekend, conspired with our Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union, against the interests of the United States Government. The effort was to thwart the national security goals being championed by the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, as historian Paul Kengor reviews today on AT.
What is not generally known is that Kennedy collaborated with the Soviets well before Reagan was elected, and had a direct hand in crafting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. As a result of his efforts -- which appear in retrospect to have been crafted to prevent detection of his seditious activities -- the FBI was prevented from accessing critical intelligence that could have warned of 9-11.
According to KGB archives, Kennedy used lifelong friend and former fellow senator John Tunney
(son of famed heavyweight boxer, Gene Tunney) as a go-between with the Soviet KGB. In 1978 Kennedy requested that the KGB establish a relationship with Tunney's firm, which they apparently had already done through one of their agents in France.
In another KGB report, Romerstein relates that:
March 5, 1980, John Tunney met with the KGB in Moscow on behalf of Sen. Kennedy. Tunney expressed Kennedy's opinion that "nonsense about 'the Soviet military threat' and Soviet ambitions for military expansion in the Persian Gulf . . . was being fueled by (President Jimmy) Carter, (National Security Advisor Zbigniew) Brzezinski, the Pentagon and the military industrial complex." Kennedy offered to speak out against President Carter on Afghanistan. Shortly thereafter he made public speeches opposing President Carter on this issue. (Emphasis mine.)
So Kennedy had been having conversations via an intermediary with the Soviets well before Reagan took office and even worked against his own party. But he had laid the groundwork for this treasonous activity even before this.
According to Romerstein:
Kennedy told the Senate Intelligence Committee in 1976 that "For the last 5 years I and others in the Senate have labored unsuccessfully to place some meaningful statutory restrictions on the so-called inherent power of the Executive to engage in surveillance."
When Congress discussed legislation to require a court warrant to wiretap enemy agents and terrorists, Kennedy and the ACLU began a campaign to raise the barriers as high as possible.
Kennedy introduced the concept in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Bill that required evidence that someone was providing classified information to a foreign intelligence service. Someone who "only" had a clandestine relationship with a foreign intelligence officer and carried out covert influence operations for a foreign power could not be wiretapped. (Emphasis mine.)
When we see the KGB reports we can understand why Kennedy would want this provision in the law. Kennedy was not a KGB agent. He also was not "a useful idiot" who was used by the KGB without understanding what he was doing. Kennedy was a collaborationist. He aided the KGB for his own political purposes.
It seems plain to me that Kennedy introduced The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) legislation to cover himself for his later seditious activities. Now here is the final kicker:
The restrictions that Kennedy successfully put in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act were so tight that when the FBI arrested Zacarias Moussaoui (the so-called 20th highjacker) in August 2001, they could not get permission to download his computer since FBI headquarters understood that they did not have enough evidence to get a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
After 9/11 when they did download his computer they found, among other interesting things, information on the air currents over New York. After 9/11 Kennedy and other demagogues in the Congress blamed the FBI and CIA for the intelligence failure. The slogan was "they didn't connect the dots."
It is worthwhile to reflect that while Republicans and Democrats alike lionize the fallen "Lion of the Senate," with their silence they implicitly condone potentially seditious activities that may have contributed to the loss of 2,998 American lives
, the most costly single attack
on American soil in U.S. history.
TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: carter; fisa; kennedy; kgb; russia
posted on 08/31/2009 7:42:54 AM PDT
What is it with Kennedy’s changing their names? Kinda like Muslims, eh?
posted on 08/31/2009 7:45:31 AM PDT
(Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
It is amazing to me that we avoided being taken over by the Reds ..that is until now...given what Kennedy was up to..I bet he isn’t the only one.
And then we have the outright tax cheats who should be in jail..if it were the ordinary citizen..they would be. Or even someone like Wesley Snipes.
Play this loud and often.
The MSM will never report these facts.
Thanks to American Thinker. Great resource.
bump for future reference
Ted Kennedy and many other democrats would work with the devil just to try to get a political advantage. They have no concept of what is “best” for America or working for the good of the people, it is all about what is best for themselves and their Democratic Political Party. How sad and shameful.
posted on 08/31/2009 9:30:35 AM PDT
(D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
posted on 08/31/2009 11:36:32 AM PDT
To: neverdem; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
posted on 08/31/2009 11:37:23 AM PDT
It is a shame that he is at Arlington. I am sure that the men who are buried at Arlington would have given their life attempting to save Mary Jo. Kennedy was the Captain of the SS Oldsmobile, but he didn't go down with the ship.
I believe his actions while Reagan was in office were treasonous and he should never be allowed to walk the ground at Arlington, let alone rest there.
posted on 08/31/2009 11:54:05 AM PDT
by do the dhue
(Hold my beer and watch this...)
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. ~ Mark Twain
posted on 08/31/2009 1:21:48 PM PDT
by Elle Bee
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