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Kerry Kills Human Rights
Green Berets for Human Rights ^ | 4/18/2002 | Email

Posted on 04/18/2002 8:08:24 PM PDT by Dedbone

WASHINGTON - Despite growing calls from human rights groups, US Army Special Forces veterans, and pleas from homeless refugees fleeing genocide Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has successfully stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (Senate Bill HR-2833) for over half a year.

The stalled Bill would have sanctioned the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) against further racially based sterilization, terrorism and genocide of the Christian hilltribe Degar peoples living in the Central Highlands region of the country.

Why is Senator Kerry stalling this vital human rights legislation?

The Degar tribes people, commonly known to westerners as the Montagnards, are ethnically unrelated to the Vietnamese. The Central Highlands region was never a traditional part of Vietnam. The region has been the home of the Degar tribes for at least a thousand years.

With HR-2833 stalled by John Kerry of Massachussetts, the DRV is free to continue without restriction its ethnic cleansing of the Degar Christians in the Central Highlands region in an attempt to gain control of the Degar land and resources.

As recently as 1970 there were an estimated 3 million Montagnards in various tribes living in the region but as a result of Vietnam’s ongoing campaign of ethnic terror and extermination, the total population of Montagnards is now below 650,000.

Nearly two thirds of the Montagnards have died in only 32 years, including more than half the male population. This is undisguised genocide.

This is why HR-2833 was passed without delay through the House of Representatives last summer by a margin of 411 to 1 to bring an immediate halt to this tragic situation. The Bill was then rushed to the Senate where immediate passage was expected due to the urgency of the current situation.

Then John Kerry entered the picture and people kept dying.

For over 7 months now, since early September 2001 Senator John Kerry of Massachussetts has deliberately thwarted all attempts to bring HR-2833 to the floor for a vote.

Kerry’s deliberate sabotage of the most urgent human rights legislation since the 1950s has caused grave concern in the human rights community, especially because there is no explanation for his position and all attempts to contact the Senator on this issue have been ignored by his office.

John Kerry needs to do some explaining before this gets worse.

The Daily Catholic is listing John Kerry as a “Herod’s Hero” for having the second worst human rights record in the US Congress.

A Montagnard source informed us it was common knowledge in the mid 1970s Degar community that there were serious business dealings involving Kerry and the late Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown with the new incoming communist DRV government. Windfall profits of more than half a million dollars each for both Ron Brown and John Kerry were reported by this source. A source outside the Degar community relates that Kerry has proposed future business dealings with the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Several sources within the US military recall how John Kerry was given a questionable medal for heroism for shooting a man who was already dead or dying in exchange for Kerry’s recommending a paper medal in return for another Navy ‘hero’ who was anxious to get a decoration before his tour was over.

Has Senator John Kerry been pressured by the DRV to kill or stall Bill HR-2833 in exchange for silence and future favors? Is this why Senator Kerry so eager to grant Most Favorable Nation (MFN) trade status for the DRV?

Kerry’s inaction on HR-2833 allows the DRV’s genocide and sterilization programs in the Central Highlands region to continue today. Is Senator Kerry going to stall HR-2833 until the region is under complete control of the Vietnamese, all the Degar Montagnard peoples driven out or killed, before Kerry allows the Vietnam Human Rights Act onto the Senate floor for a vote?

Copyright © 2002, Green Berets for Human Rights

TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: christian; kerry; montagnards; religion; vietnam

1 posted on 04/18/2002 8:08:24 PM PDT by Dedbone
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To: Dedbone
There is no excuse for not voteing for this bill.
2 posted on 04/18/2002 8:16:43 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Dedbone
This is a distressing report. In fairness to Senator Kerry, do you have any other links to back up the allegations made in this article--his business dealings with Ron Brown and the DRV, the shady medal deal, his poor human rights voting record?
3 posted on 04/18/2002 8:18:03 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Husker24
I get these Kerrys mixed up. Is this the Kerry who murdered a bunch of Vietnam civilians, or is it the other Kerrey with a second "e" in his name?
4 posted on 04/18/2002 8:36:06 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Cicero
The Kerry that SUPPOSEDLY killed a bunch of civilians is ex Nebraska Senator Bob Kerry. The guy that is stalling this vote is John Kerry, they are both Vietnam vets and both Democrats.
5 posted on 04/18/2002 8:39:02 PM PDT by Husker24
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