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Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)
The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney

Posted on 06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT by This Just In

Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence

By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show.

With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of Latin America where he may have had contact with communist agents, according to the file.

However, the 2,352 pages of FBI files that cover a period ranging from 1961 to 1985 only tell a small part of the story and do not mention Kennedy's overtures to Soviet officials. These did not become known outside of Moscow until several years after Cold War tensions receded.

Kennedy's long history with the KGB is well documented, but underreported. It remains available through the writings of the now deceased Vasiliy Mitrokhin, who defected to Britain from the Soviet Union in 1992, and a separate 1983 memo addressed to then General Secretary Yuri Andropov. Kennedy's actions occurred at the expense of presidential authority and in violation of federal law, according to academics and scholars who are familiar with the documents.

The Mitrokhin papers highlight a meeting that took place at the behest of Kennedy between former Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) and KGB agents in Moscow on March 5, 1980. The information exchanged during this encounter is included as part of a report Mitrokhin filed with the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

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1 posted on 06/22/2010 8:46:35 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

The Lion of the Senate...


2 posted on 06/22/2010 8:47:45 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Ancient Drive

The Lyin’ of the Senate.


3 posted on 06/22/2010 8:50:12 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Ancient Drive

May he burn in Hell for eternity. Amen.


4 posted on 06/22/2010 8:51:00 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% white, 50% black, 100% red)
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To: This Just In

ping


5 posted on 06/22/2010 8:54:47 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: GSP.FAN

ping for later..


6 posted on 06/22/2010 8:54:53 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: This Just In; Clemenza; rmlew
Tunney told his KGB counterparts that Kennedy was impressed by the foreign policy statements made by General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.

I bet Ted Kennedy was the only person impressed by Leonid Brezhnev.

7 posted on 06/22/2010 8:57:18 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: This Just In

His burial at Arlington is nothing short of desecration


8 posted on 06/22/2010 8:59:07 PM PDT by daku
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To: This Just In
Best.

Death.

EVER.

9 posted on 06/22/2010 8:59:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: This Just In
At least he's still sober.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

10 posted on 06/22/2010 9:01:18 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: daku

His remains should be exhumed and returned to his family for burial on less hallowed ground. The Kremlin walls seem appropriate.


11 posted on 06/22/2010 9:04:40 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (2010 . . . America's last chance for survival. .)
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To: Fedora

Ping


12 posted on 06/22/2010 9:08:41 PM PDT by decal (The Key To Flexibility is Indecision)
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To: This Just In
this was all reported decades ago - but got swept under the rug.

Imagine the things that will eventually ‘come out’ about obumbles one day...stuff we pretty much know but...

The media's done more sweeping than reporting with the administration.

13 posted on 06/22/2010 9:13:40 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: This Just In
Jabba the Hutt was also a traitor?

Big surprise!

One of the best events of the last year was ridding ourselves of the last vestiges of a dangerous and dysfunctional criminal family!

Good riddance!

14 posted on 06/22/2010 9:14:04 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: This Just In

Why would he be interested in talking to the KGB when his brother was president?


15 posted on 06/22/2010 9:14:11 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: maine-iac7

“The media’s done more sweeping than reporting with the administration.”

Which is exactly why we must continue to publish and circulate these facts.

The anatomy of a goal:

Communist Goals (1963)

Documention below

Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [”]united force[”] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


16 posted on 06/22/2010 9:19:30 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In
Kennedy's long history with the KGB is well documented, but underreported.

"Underreported"? Is that what it's called?


17 posted on 06/22/2010 9:20:42 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: dr_who
Why would he be interested in talking to the KGB when his brother was president?

You are answering your own question...

18 posted on 06/22/2010 9:21:57 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: The Comedian
At least he's still sober.

We don't know that!

The only thing that we can say for sure is that the treasonous fat bastard has been on the wagon for the last almost exactly ten months...

19 posted on 06/22/2010 9:22:47 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: This Just In
Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

Well, they got the Democrats but the GOP probably isn't worth fighting over...

20 posted on 06/22/2010 9:27:25 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: daku

Was he ever in the military? If not, why was he buried there?


21 posted on 06/22/2010 9:28:21 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Publius6961

Just don;t light any matches around his grave. Could be quite the explosion!


22 posted on 06/22/2010 9:29:05 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

“...GOP probably isn’t worth fighting over...”

Don’t be a Useful Idiot of the Left. Or as I refer to such skeptics: The Lefts Crash Test Dummies.

The RINO’s do not represent the entire GOP. I won’t throw the baby out with the bath water.


23 posted on 06/22/2010 9:32:17 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Ancient Drive

The Traitor of the Senate.


24 posted on 06/22/2010 9:37:15 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: This Just In
No... I meant the Communists don't need to take over the GOP because the GOP folds too often and supports leftist legislation. The communists would have no use for a weak and ineffective party. Reagan they feared and Reagan busted their chops. Today... the GOP is clueless about communism and Internationale. We need to retake the GOP and then retake America.
25 posted on 06/22/2010 9:37:58 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

I see.

I do not believe the GOP is so inept as to be oblivious to the Communist goal. Many of them simply want the power and influence which comes with a high political position, and are simply men of lesser character and integrity. Their own ambition overrides their obligation to uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of their constituents.


26 posted on 06/22/2010 9:46:32 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: La Lydia

” Was he ever in the military? If not, why was he buried there? “

Those in power no longer feel the need for authority.


27 posted on 06/22/2010 9:49:13 PM PDT by Visceral (The more I learn, the less I know)
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To: maine-iac7
"this was all reported decades ago - but got swept under the rug."

We had Rooskie reports after Yeltsin opened their archives. Reliable?

This article says now, since Sandwich Man is dead, the FBI has opened Kennedy's file. It corroborates the KGB files.

This makes all of them reliable.

Tunney is a traitor, too.

yitbos

28 posted on 06/22/2010 9:56:37 PM PDT by bruinbirdman (GET RID OF REID ! !)
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To: Visceral

Turns out he was in the military. I had no idea.


29 posted on 06/22/2010 10:10:03 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: caper gal 1

Stuff him in the oil leak


30 posted on 06/22/2010 10:36:14 PM PDT by daku
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To: caper gal 1

Stuff him in the oil leak


31 posted on 06/22/2010 10:36:16 PM PDT by daku
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To: This Just In

Teddy Kennedy, Murderer, Communist Spy, Democrat.


32 posted on 06/22/2010 11:12:24 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bummer calls opponents "Teabaggers". So we can call Kagan "Carpet Muncher." Right?)
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To: The Comedian

“At least he’s still sober.”

But, I heard that they didn’t need to embalm his body...it was already pickled...


33 posted on 06/23/2010 1:28:27 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: This Just In

Dig the SOB up, try and convict of treason and trample the body into dust.


34 posted on 06/23/2010 3:33:28 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey
Dig the SOB up, try and convict of treason and trample the body into dust.

Or better yet, drop the traitorous pig on Islam's holy space rock in Mecca.
35 posted on 06/23/2010 5:12:10 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: This Just In

Sad thing is that you could tell all of the rat voters in MA this info, and that he manslaughtered that poor intern, and they would still vote for him. I guess you can’t fix stupid.


36 posted on 06/23/2010 6:08:02 AM PDT by lwd
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To: This Just In

No wonder the Communist Left despised the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities. It was routing out Communist sympathizers working on behalf of the KGB to seditiously overthrow the American way of life.


37 posted on 06/23/2010 7:38:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: bruinbirdman

And his putrid relative, Joe, is dealing with Chavez in Venezuela, no doubt plotting to undermine America and freedom again.


38 posted on 06/23/2010 7:52:05 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: This Just In

Treason from day one.


39 posted on 06/23/2010 9:03:30 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: This Just In

What does that have to do with Kennedy having Tunney speak to Soviet agents?


40 posted on 06/23/2010 10:20:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am not in favor of practical endorsements in primaries, endorse the conservative please)
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To: This Just In
and are simply men of lesser character and integrity. Their own ambition overrides their obligation to uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of their constituents.

Good point. I think this is why GOP women are surging in the polls and primaries right now. The Good ol Boys have gone adrift...

41 posted on 06/23/2010 12:36:14 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: decal; piasa

Thanks for the ping, much appreciated.


42 posted on 06/23/2010 3:26:31 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: April Lexington

Sadly, some of these women possess more spine than the men.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 10:35:42 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In; grandpa jones
1978 : (TED KENNEDY & THE ACLU & THE FISA) This document was first discovered in the Soviet archives by London Times reporter Tim Sebastian and a report on it was published in that newspaper in February 1992. Sen. Kennedy played a major role during the 1970s in Grafting the restrictions that made it so difficult for the FBI and CIA to do the job of protecting the American people. One of the most pernicious restrictions was the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) passed in 1978. ... 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.
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.
-------------- Human Events article from 2003
via 41, posted on FR 10/23/2006 3:00:11 PM PDT by grandpa jones
44 posted on 06/25/2010 5:58:06 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: This Just In
SEPTEMBER 1978 : (KAZAKHSTAN, USSR : TED KENNEDY GIVES KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT WORLD HEALTH ORG MEETING; TUNNEY TRIES TO INTRODUCE TED KENNEDY TO A SOVIET POLITBURO AIDE NATASHA-- See HONEYTRAP) Tunney also seems to have been a setter of honey traps. In my note on one of the sources mentioned above, Richard E. Burke's The Senator: My Ten Years With Senator Ted Kennedy, I jotted down this note from pages 138-139 on Tunney's attempt to introduce Kennedy to a Politburo aide named Natasha:
138-139: Kennedy invited to give keynote address at September 1978 World Health Organization meeting in Soviet Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan, decides to meet with Refuseniks on trip, asks advice from Tunney due to his business contacts in USSR and association with Karr in building hotel for 1980 Olympics, Karr is linked to Politburo functionary named “Andrei” with aide Natasha whom Tunney had spent time on Karr’s yacht, Tunney tells Kennedy Natasha might be point of contact with Brezhnev regarding Refuseniks----------"The Senator: My Ten Years With Senator Ted Kennedy," BY Richard E. Burke, PP 138-139
42 posted on 10/23/2006 3:00:35 PM PDT by Fedora | To 31
45 posted on 06/25/2010 6:01:22 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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* Greg Craig : ...Greg Craig, recently lawyer for Castro — I mean Elian’s father — was highly involved in the anti-Contra legislation and support for the Sandinistas as Ted Kennedy’s senior for[e]ign policy aide. Craig is part of the Kerry campaign today and we do not need him in the State Department, perhaps even as Secretary of State.
4 posted on 09/02/2004 7:46:05 AM PDT by tallhappy


46 posted on 06/25/2010 6:02:56 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa; All

ON THE INTERNET:

foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/chappaquiddick.htm

foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/kennedy.htm


47 posted on 06/29/2010 2:07:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: daku
I thought you had to be in the armed forces to be buried there? Teddy never was in the military.
48 posted on 06/29/2010 4:44:00 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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