Skip to comments.The KGB, Kennedy, and Carter
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.
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.)
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.
What is it with Kennedy’s changing their names? Kinda like Muslims, eh?
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.
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.
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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.
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