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THE KERRY DOSSIER (post here anything you've uncovered on Kerry)
2/11/04 | FR INVESTIGATIVE TEAM

Posted on 02/11/2004 10:04:05 AM PST by Liz

Edited on 02/24/2004 3:01:19 AM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]

Kerry-Fonda pic

Actress and activist Jane Fonda attends an anti-Vietnam War rally at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The rally was sponsored by Vietnam veterans. John Kerry can be seen directly in the background. 1970 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USALeif Skoogfors (CORBIS)

WASH TIMES 2/11 Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican, who spent nearly seven years in a prisoner-of-war camp in Vietnam, said yesterday the photograph of Mr. Kerry with Miss Fonda will hurt him nevertheless. "I think it symbolizes how two-faced he is, talking about his war reputation, which is questionable on the one hand, and then coming out against our veterans who were fighting over there on the other," Mr. Johnson said. Mr. Johnson recalled that his North Vietnamese captors played recordings of Miss Fonda telling U.S. troops to give up the war. "Seeing this picture of Kerry with her at antiwar demonstrations in the United States just makes me want to throw up."


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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Bump, Bttt, as a bookmark
301 posted on 02/11/2004 7:50:24 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (/o/o//oo (Oh Nooooooooo... It looks like somebody ran over it!!))
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To: The Mayor
"HANOI &*#!!@* JANE'S apology"

The Washington Times - By Bruce Herschensohn, 07/08/2000



Americans are in a hurry to be done with the past and go on to tomorrow. As a clear example of that, pick up the July-August edition of The Oprah Magazine
That magazine includes an interview with Jane Fonda with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey writes that Jane Fonda is the same Jane who protested the Vietnam War and made some Americans so angry that they labeled her a communist and slapped her with the nickname of Hanoi Jane. Either Ms. Winfrey doesn't remember or didn't know that the reason some Americans thought she was a communist came from direct statements of Ms. Fonda.

On Nov. 21, 1970 she told a University of Michigan audience of some 2,000 students, If you understood what communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that we would some day become communist. At Duke University in North Carolina she repeated what she had said in Michigan, adding I, a socialist, think that we should strive toward a socialist society, all the way to communism.

She didn't merely protest the Vietnam War, as Oprah Winfrey wrote. Jane Fonda took the side of the North Vietnamese. In that recently published interview Jane Fonda states, I will go to my grave regretting the photograph of me in an antiaircraft carrier, which looks like I was trying to shoot at American planes. That had nothing to do with the context that photograph was taken in. But it hurt so many soldiers. It galvanized such hostility. It was the most horrible thing I could possibly have done. It was just thoughtless. I wasn't thinking. I was just so bowled over by the whole experience that I didn't realize what it would look like.

It appears to me as though Jane Fonda is sorry about the photo, but she is not apologizing for her actions that led to the photo since the context of which she speaks is by far worse than the photograph. That photo was taken when she went to North Vietnam in July of 1972 where she not only posed for a photo, but also recorded propaganda broadcasts for the North Vietnamese. Among her statements are these precise quotes:

I'm very honored to be a guest in your country, and I loudly condemn the crimes that have been committed by the U.S. Government in the name of the American people against your country. A growing number of people in the United States not only demand an end to the war, an end to the bombing, a withdrawal of all U.S. troops, and an end to the support of the Thieu clique, but we identify with the struggle of your people. We have understood that we have a common enemy: U.S. imperialism.
And:

I want to publicly accuse Nixon of being a new-type Hitler whose crimes are being unveiled. I want to publicly charge that while waging the war of aggression in Vietnam he has betrayed everything the American people have at heart. The tragedy is for the United States and not for the Vietnamese people, because the Vietnamese people will soon regain their independence and freedom . . .
And:

To the U.S. servicemen who are stationed on the aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin, those of you who load the bombs on the planes should know that those weapons are illegal. And the use of those bombs or condoning the use of those bombs, makes one a war criminal.
And:

I'm not a pacifist. I understand why the Vietnamese are fighting . . . against a white man's racist aggression. We know what U.S. imperialism has done to our country so we know what lies in store for any third world country that could have the misfortune of falling into the hands of a country such as the United States and becoming a colony . . . You know that when Nixon says the war is winding down, that he's lying.
Within six months our military involvement was over.

I was working for President Nixon at the White House when our men returned from being prisoners of war and I talked with many of them. For refusing to meet with her a naval commander was beaten daily while in a three-foot by five-foot windowless cell, held there for four months. A lieutenant commander was hung by his broken arm attached to a rope, then dropped by the end of the rope time after time as the table he stood on was kicked out from under him. A captain was hung under his elbows from rounded hooks on his cell wall and beaten into unconsciousness with bamboo sticks. Here are a few of the direct quotes that I saved from those days:

Lt. Cmdr. John McCain said,

These people, Ramsey Clark, Tom Hayden, and Jane Fonda, were on the side of the North Vietnamese. I think she only saw eight selected prisoners. I was beaten unmercifully for refusing to meet with the visitors.
Maj. Harold Kushner said,

I think the purposes of Fonda and Clark were to hurt the United States, to radicalize our young people, and to undermine our authority.
Col. Alan Brunstrom said,

We felt that any Westerners who showed up in Hanoi were on the other side. They gave aid and comfort to the enemy, and as far as I'm concerned, they were traitors.
After the U.S.prisoners of war returned and had landed at Clark Field in the Philippines in 1973, Jane Fonda publicly said that they were hypocrites and liars and history will judge them severely.

Jane Fonda has now apologized for a photograph, but she speaks about some unexplained context. The context is the crime. The photograph is merely the visual evidence of the crime.



302 posted on 02/11/2004 7:52:53 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Not now, Not ever!

303 posted on 02/11/2004 7:54:40 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
More on Jane here......http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.htm
304 posted on 02/11/2004 7:55:36 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: GulliverSwift
And he looks like a horse, a french horse at that!
305 posted on 02/11/2004 7:58:29 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (/o/o//oo (Oh Nooooooooo... It looks like somebody ran over it!!))
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To: SAMWolf
I laughed my A$$ off, I had the other pic till I replied.
Then hit post and boom there he was, I came close to losing my cake..
306 posted on 02/11/2004 8:01:36 PM PST by The Mayor (Be steadfast, immovable, . . . knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.)
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To: KQQL
Where can I get that bumper stcker?
307 posted on 02/11/2004 8:03:26 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: Liz
How 'bout this...


308 posted on 02/11/2004 8:03:32 PM PST by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces †)
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To: hoosiermama
While researching his recent book on Kerry's war years, "Tour of Duty," Brinkley said he came across several references to the Kerry-Fonda alliance.

"I've seen their names in a University of Wisconsin archive on [Kerry's group, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War]. Their names are on the same mimeograph sheets, where you can see them as principle speakers together."

309 posted on 02/11/2004 8:04:31 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Drawsing
Someone lightened that area and that fact was posted when he/she reposted the picture.
310 posted on 02/11/2004 8:06:30 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Antoninus
But in his book the Kerry biographer notes that there were "scores" of old newspaper accounts documenting the Valley Forge event where Fonda called the Nixon administration "cold-blooded killers" and Kerry said that veterans had a special right to protest the war.
311 posted on 02/11/2004 8:06:44 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Salvation
While McCain Was In Hanoi Hilton, Kerry Was In Fonda Funhouse
312 posted on 02/11/2004 8:08:55 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Delphinium
http://cafepress.com/democrats
313 posted on 02/11/2004 8:08:56 PM PST by KQQL (@)
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To: Liz
Here's something I just posted to another thread I thought should be linked here as well. Follow-up discussion found on thread indicated (incl. additional information about Kerry hiring an IPS member named Gary Porter to his staff):
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076375/posts

Kerry, the Sandinistas, and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)
"Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies" | 1987 | S. Steven Powell


Posted on 02/11/2004 8:20:50 PM CST by Fedora


Hi, all--long-time lurker trying to post my first thread here, so please bear with me if I screw up the formatting or post this in the wrong place :) I've seen threads discussing Kerry's pro-Sandinista stance during the Reagan administration, but didn't notice this particular piece of information, which I thought worth passing on. This is from S. Stephen Powell's "Covert Cadre", an expose of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a pro-Soviet/pro-Cuban think tank founded in the 1960s which was funded by the KGB and linked to the Black Panthers, the leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the Church Committee, etc. Here is something Powell mentions about John Kerry's role in promoting the IPS' pro-Sandinista lobbying efforts during the Reagan administration:


From Chapter 14 of S. Steven Powell, "Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies", with introduction by David Horowitz, Ottawa, Illinois: Green Hill Publishers, Inc., 1987, ISBN 0-915463-39-3:


Pages 226-227:


When the $14 million aid package for the contras came up in spring 1985, Congress initially voted it down. Many congressmen said that, besides the PACCA report, reports of human rights violations had influenced them. . .Just forty-eight hours before the vote, Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) traveled to Nicaragua. Their celebrated meetings with Sandinista junta leaders, which captured the headlines and helped sway Congress, were arranged by Peter Kornbluh, a fellow at IPS. Within a week the Sandinista president, Daniel Ortega, flew to Moscow and secured $200 million in Soviet aid. Shocked and embarrassed, Congress reversed gears and granted $27 million in humanitarian aid to the contras.


Page 243:


IPS often acts as the ideological center and hub of activism of the autonomous groups in the [pro-Sandinista "CISPES"] Latin network. For instance. . .in early 1985 IPS brought together various players in the Latin network to compile "the Reagan record of deceit and illegality on Central America." "In Contempt of Congress" was a mishmash of contradictory data and not particularly persuasive. But then it was not intended to persuade, but to confuse and sow distrust of the Reagan administration. As with the PACCA report, it got wide circulation in Congress. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) offered his praise for it and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) called it "essential reading for every American who remembers Vietnam or Watergate." [Footnote cites: "In Contempt of Congress" (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Policy Studies, 1985), p. 70.]


Might be interesting if someone could dig up a copy of "In Contempt of Congress" and see if Kerry's mentioned or quoted there.


While I'm on this subject I'll mention two possibly-related pieces of info I've been looking into but haven't had a chance to write into a good summary for posting yet. One is Kerry's relationship at Yale with Harvey H. Bundy III. Bundy was a relative of an earlier Harvey Bundy, a close associate of Chief Justice Felix Frankfurter, who played a key role during the FDR/Truman years in setting up the Communist Party apparatus in Washington and in advancing the career of Soviet agent Alger Hiss. Harvey's son William--apparently Harvey H.'s uncle, from what I've gathered--contributed to Hiss' defense fund (and recently wrote a book attacking Nixon's foreign policy, "A Tangled Web: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Nixon Presidency"). William's brother McGeorge, who worked on the NSC under Kennedy and Johnson, had an aide named Marcus Raskin who co-founded the IPS at about the same time Harvey H. was rooming with Kerry at Yale. Kerry's website describes how he met Harvey H. and mentions, "One summer, Kerry and Bundy went to Europe, one trying hard to keep up with the irrepressible other. They drove all night to visit an acquaintance in Switzerland, arriving at dawn with hours to kill." (http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/clips/news_2003_1009e.html) Other sites describe how the Bundy family influenced Kerry's descision to go to Vietnam. It might prove enlightening to explore what role the Bundys and IPS may have played in this early stage of Kerry's career before he went to Vietnam. I'm particularly curious who Kerry and Bundy went to visit in Switzerland--their trip reminds me of Bill Clinton's college visit to Europe. . .


Also in relation to IPS, Kerry is quoted prominently in an old left-wing book attacking the Contras, Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, "Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central Ameria" (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991, ISBN 0-520-07312-6 (alk. paper) /0-520-07781-4 (ppb.), which has some passages implying a close link between Kerry and the Christic Institute, a Cuban intelligence front linked to IPS. I'm in the process of reviewing this; if I find anything noteworthy I'll post it.
314 posted on 02/11/2004 8:10:23 PM PST by Fedora
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To: KQQL
Jane Fonda defends Kerry

By MARLON MANUEL
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 02/11/04

Democratic front-runner John Kerry's Vietnam War protests and President Bush's military service during that distant era were a hot topic on Wednesday.

Radio commentators and Internet posters circulated a 34-year-old photo of Kerry attending an anti-war rally while seated near actress Jane Fonda. (Fonda's trip to Hanoi in 1972 and her opposition to the Vietnam War made her a vilified figure among many veterans.)

The photo from a 1970 Labor Day rally in Valley Forge, Pa., shows Fonda in the foreground, with Kerry, a former Navy lieutenant, a few rows behind. The picture is prominently posted, among other places, on the Web sites of conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Fonda defended Kerry during an interview Wednesday on CNN. "Any attempts to link Kerry to me and to make him look bad with that connection is completely false," Fonda said. "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.

"And they're also saying this organization, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, was a Communist organization. This was an organization of men who risked their lives in Vietnam, who consider themselves totally patriotic. And anyone who slams that organization and slams Kerry for being a part of it is doing an injustice to veterans.

"How can you impugn, how can you even suggest that a Vietnam veteran like Kerry, or any of them, are not patriotic? He was a hero there," she added.

Later, in an interview on CNN's "Paula Zahn Now," Fonda blamed "a narrow, extremely conservative, right-wing segment" for circulating the photo and linking Kerry with her. "I don't think it flies with most Americans and I think we are going to see that I'm right there."

More...

315 posted on 02/11/2004 8:15:54 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Prime Choice
One day we'll all look back on this, laugh nervously and change the subject. ; )

LOL

316 posted on 02/11/2004 8:18:20 PM PST by Petronski (John Kerry looks like . . . like . . . weakness.)
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To: LibWhacker
is that Daniel Ortega???

317 posted on 02/11/2004 8:21:03 PM PST by adam_az (Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting weftists.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1072902/posts

Kerry on Iraq in 1998: THE POTENTIAL 1998 ARMED CONFLICT WITH IRAQ(ABC Interview)
ABC THIS WEEK | FEBRUARY 22, 1998


KERRY: "After you've hit him, is he still in power, capable of building weapons again? Every bit of intelligence John and I have says within various periods of time, he can rebuild both chemical and biological. And every indication is, because of his deception and duplicity in the past, he will seek to do that. So we will not eliminate the problem for ourselves or for the rest of the world with a bombing attack.

I am way ahead of the commander in chief, and I'm probably way ahead of my colleagues and certainly of much of the country. But I believe this.

I believe that he has used these weapons before. He has invaded another country. He views himself as a modern-day Nebuchadnezzar. He wants to continue to play the uniting critical role in that part of the world. And I think we have to stand up to that."
318 posted on 02/11/2004 8:22:34 PM PST by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: LibWhacker
HOLY CRAP!!!!!

IT IS REAL!!!!!!

It's in a Boston Globe article!!! http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/062003.shtml

Indymedia is PROUD OF IT!!!!!!!

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/01/279420.shtml

John Kerry: Hero of Iran-Contra Investigation
author: The Sane Left
John Kerry investigates Reagan's genocidal policies in Central America and nails Oliver North.

John Kerry meets with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in midst of Reagan War
Excerpts of Boston Globe profile on Mass. Senator John Kerry as featured on Democracy Now: Kerry's audacity cost him. Within weeks of taking office in 1985, he was off to Nicaragua, accompanied by reporters on a 36-hour, self-appointed fact-finding mission with another freshman, Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Congressional Democrats had accused the White House of exaggerating the communist threat posed by the Sandinista regime. So the two senators were publicly castigated when -- just days after meeting with Daniel Ortega and other leaders of the regime -- the Sandinistas climbed aboard a plane to Moscow to cement their Soviet ties. Secretary of State George Shultz declared that Kerry and Harkin had been "used" by the Nicaraguans, and he ridiculed them for their naivete in "dealing with the communists." Kerry was called "silly" in the Boston press. ...`In early 1986, people like North were deathly afraid of what Kerry was after," says Tom Blanton, the executive director of the National Security Archive, a research organization in Washington. "There was this pervasive sense of the potential of turning over too many rocks. Worms and insects kept crawling out." You can read the full story from the link below. Also you can go to: http://www.democracynow.org for a full profile of hopefully our next President.
319 posted on 02/11/2004 8:23:51 PM PST by adam_az (Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting weftists.)
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To: adam_az
Yes, along with John Kerry and Tom Harkin.

Check out this group that says they are supporting John Kerry... Bobby Muller, President Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation

He decided to fight for fair and just treatment for all veterans by joining the anti-war movement, enrolling in law school at Hofstra and eventually serving as legal counsel for the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association. He founded Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) in 1978 and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) in 1980.

320 posted on 02/11/2004 8:26:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: adam_az
According to what someone said on this thread:

What You Don't Know about John Kerry

321 posted on 02/11/2004 8:26:37 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
John Kerry Says Al Qaeda Not That Bad

February 11, 2004




by Bob Newman




In an alarming assessment of the dangers America faces from al Qaeda, Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry, upon being asked in a debate on January 29th if President Bush was overstating the terrorist threat, said, “"I think there has been an exaggeration. They are misleading all Americans in a profound way."


http://mensnewsdaily.com/archive/m-n/newman/2004/newman021104.htm
322 posted on 02/11/2004 8:29:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Liz

Kerry takes new fire over Vietnam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076457/posts

CNN) -- The publication of an old photo of Jane Fonda and John Kerry at an anti-Vietnam War rally is raising questions about the antiwar activities of the Democratic presidential front-runner.

Kerry, a much decorated Vietnam War veteran, became an antiwar activist after he returned to the United States. (Kerry's biography)

The photograph, taken on Labor Day 1970, shows Fonda at an antiwar rally in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Kerry, who at the time led a group called Vietnam Veterans Against The War, can be seen in background behind her.

Kerry's campaign confirmed that he was at the rally and spoke.

323 posted on 02/11/2004 8:29:20 PM PST by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: adam_az
Daniel Ortega is a hero to the liberals. They will praise this picture as if it's Bill Clinton shaking hands with JFK as a teenager.
324 posted on 02/11/2004 8:32:33 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: Fedora
Kerry, the Sandinistas, and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) "Covert Cadre: Inside the Institute for Policy Studies" | 1987 | S. Steven Powell

By the way, it was information from this source that sunk President Clinton's nominee for CIA Director, Anthony Lake. That's why we have George Tenent.

Too bad his connection to IPS isn't enough to sink Kerry. I'm going to look through my resources showing Anthony Lake's involvement with IPS to see if Senator Kerry is mentioned as well.

325 posted on 02/11/2004 8:37:09 PM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: doug from upland
Kerry


Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Michael Dukakis and Kerry pay a visit to Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Paul Tsongas on Capitol Hill.
AP Photo




Governor-elect Michael Dukakis and Lieutenant Governor John Kerry celebrate their 1982 election victory.
Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld


John Kerry points something out to presidential candidate Walter Mondale on November 2, 1984.
Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld

326 posted on 02/11/2004 8:37:38 PM PST by adam_az (Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting weftists.)
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To: kcvl
John Kerry: Hero of Iran-Contra Investigation author: the sane left

Barf Alert - dim site!

John Kerry: Hero of Iran-Contra Investigation

author: The Sane Left
John Kerry investigates Reagan's genocidal policies in Central America and nails Oliver North.
John Kerry meets with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in midst of Reagan War
John Kerry meets with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in midst of Reagan War
Excerpts of Boston Globe profile on Mass. Senator John Kerry as featured on Democracy Now: Kerry's audacity cost him. Within weeks of taking office in 1985, he was off to Nicaragua, accompanied by reporters on a 36-hour, self-appointed fact-finding mission with another freshman, Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa. Congressional Democrats had accused the White House of exaggerating the communist threat posed by the Sandinista regime. So the two senators were publicly castigated when -- just days after meeting with Daniel Ortega and other leaders of the regime -- the Sandinistas climbed aboard a plane to Moscow to cement their Soviet ties. Secretary of State George Shultz declared that Kerry and Harkin had been "used" by the Nicaraguans, and he ridiculed them for their naivete in "dealing with the communists." Kerry was called "silly" in the Boston press. ...`In early 1986, people like North were deathly afraid of what Kerry was after," says Tom Blanton, the executive director of the National Security Archive, a research organization in Washington. "There was this pervasive sense of the potential of turning over too many rocks. Worms and insects kept crawling out." You can read the full story from the link below. Also you can go to: http://www.democracynow.org for a full profile of hopefully our next President.

327 posted on 02/11/2004 8:37:55 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Azzurri
It appears to be a valid picture.

http://portland.indymedia.org/icon/2004/01/279421.jpg
328 posted on 02/11/2004 8:42:19 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Also an Ollie North attack. Apparently no love lost between North and Kerry.
329 posted on 02/11/2004 8:44:16 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central Ameria" (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991...which has some passages implying a close link between Kerry and the Christic Institute, a Cuban intelligence front linked to IPS.

Know anything about this group?

330 posted on 02/11/2004 8:58:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076456/posts

Kerry and Fonda teamed up in Detroit to slander U.S. troops

A lot of good info about the Kerry - Fonda connection.
331 posted on 02/11/2004 9:01:14 PM PST by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: kcvl
serving as legal counsel for the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association

Are these the folks who mail out "free" greeting cards and address labels and ask for donations?

332 posted on 02/11/2004 9:03:26 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Liz
Buried Here

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, so far in 2004, the commercial banking industry has given more than $7.7 million in contributions from political action committees and individuals to both the Democrats and Republicans. Democrats sucked up about one third of the cash.

John Kerry, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, is one of the worst when it comes to stuffing his campaign pockets with cash from the banking industry. According to the Center for Public Integrity, top contributors to Kerry’s past senate and current presidential campaigns include FleetBoston Financial Corp, which has bankrolled his career to the tune of $182,387, and Citigroup, which has shelled out $111,356

333 posted on 02/11/2004 9:05:28 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: Spiff
I forgot about the IPS-Lake thing, but now that you mention it I remember that. And if I recall correctly, Lake's IPS involvement goes way back to the same period when Kerry was protesting against Nixon. There's some pretty detailed info on Lake's activity during that period in Walter Isaacson's biography "Kissinger". I doubt Lake was directly associated with Kerry at that time, but I would guess their paths must've crossed pretty close at certain points, perhaps a degree or two removed. Worth looking into.
334 posted on 02/11/2004 9:07:44 PM PST by Fedora
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To: adam_az
I'm beginning to wonder if the droopy nose is an indication of an inbreeding problem in Massachussetts.
335 posted on 02/11/2004 9:11:19 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: adam_az
I don't know of any prominent patriotic Americans who would consent to meet with that SOB, do you? Very damning photo, imo!
336 posted on 02/11/2004 9:15:23 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: FairOpinion
I am way ahead of the commander in chief, and I'm probably way ahead of my colleagues and certainly of much of the country. But I believe this.

Didn't Kerry just say here he is smarter than Bill Clinton!!!!

337 posted on 02/11/2004 9:16:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: piasa
> "Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central Ameria" (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991...which has some passages implying a close link between Kerry and the Christic Institute, a Cuban intelligence front linked to IPS.
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> Know anything about this group?

Here's a link to a transcript of a speech by their chief counsel Daniel Sheehan:

http://www.conspire.com/sheehan.html

In the course of the speech Sheehan mentions:

"Senator John Kerry of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has interviewed under oath numerous witnesses. Indeed, we have put before them aircraft pilots who have directly testified under oath about traveling down to John Hull's ranch and back, bringing down guns and bringing back cocaine."

Page 152 of the source cited above ("Cocaine Politics") has a section which mentions:

On April 18 [1986], [Oliver] North's personal diary revealed that he was being kept abreast, however inaccurately, of developments both at the Christic Institute (which had not yet filed its suit) and the Foreign Relations Committee: 'Sheehan [the Christic Institute Attorney] investigating La Penca in consort with Sen. Kerry trying to get evidence linking RR [Ronald Reagan] to La Penca." [footnote cites "Kerry Report", i.e. Senate Committe on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations, report, 'Drugs, Law Enforcement and Foreign Policy', Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1989, 158] In the next seven months North's notebooks contain no less than seven separate references to the secret Kerry investigtion. . ." [cites "North diary; Kerry report, 158, 160; cf. 647, 830]

I believe the Christic Institute is also discussed in the footnotes of a 1990s follow-up report addressing the charges Christic levelled against the CIA regarding alleged drug dealing in Iran-Contra--I think I read it on the CIA website or somewhere like that a couple years ago, would need to check, but it's out there. The footnotes mention the intelligence community's concerns about Christic's ties to Nicaraguan/Cuban intelligence, if I recall correctly. Will try to dig up the exact references over the next few days and post them.
338 posted on 02/11/2004 9:30:51 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Spiff
OK. Now you changed the original picture you posted to another one. That doesn't mean that it isn't already downloaded to hundreds of hard drives (just like mine) and it won't circulate around the Internet.

Hmmm...message #106 is now removed.

It just gets curioser and curiouser.

And yup, I've got a copy of the original pic. Should be interesting when the fit hits the shan... ; )

339 posted on 02/11/2004 9:32:01 PM PST by Prime Choice (I'm pro-choice. I just think the "choice" should be made *before* having sex.)
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To: Liz
From the following: http://www.1stcavmedic.com/jane_fonda.htm

Jane Fonda also helped in the organization of a production group called the F.T.A. (F*** The Army). This group helped to set up coffee houses near military bases where they would perform anti-war derogatory-type sketches for the visiting soldiers. The coffee-house sketches were intended to counterpoint the U.S.O. shows, such as Bob Hope and other U.S.O. sponsored performers whose performances increased morale and gave positive support to American soldiers. Some of the F.T.A. coffee house employees would mingle with the soldiers to help them to "relax and unwind", while encouraging the soldiers to desert. Some soldiers alleged that they were promised jobs and money by the F.T.A. if they deserted.

The Vietnam Veterans Against the War Organization received major financial support from Jane Fonda. Jane Fonda's F.T.A. coffee houses helped in recruiting soldiers and veterans for the Vietnam Veterans Against The War Organization. The Vietnam Veterans Against the War Organization membership was approximately 7,000 at it's highest. The Organization's membership number was comparatively low, when you consider that more than 2 1/2 million Americans served during the Vietnam war.

Jane Fonda personally sought out returning American soldiers from Vietnam to solicit them to publicly speak out against American atrocities against Vietnamese women and children during her broadcasts. North Vietnamese officials based in Canada allegedly coordinated her broadcasts.

340 posted on 02/11/2004 9:37:00 PM PST by stratman1969 (Sen. Kerry, you sir are no war hero.)
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To: stratman1969
This is the one I find the most explosive...

From this thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076410/posts

For example, the fabled and distinguished chief of naval operations (CNO), Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, told me -- 30 years ago when he was still CNO -- that during his own command of US naval forces in Vietnam, just prior to his anointment as CNO, young Kerry had created great problems for him and the other top brass, by killing so many non-combatant civilians and going after other non-military targets.

"We had virtually to straight-jacket him to keep him under control," the admiral said. "Bud" Zumwalt got it right when he assessed Kerry as having large ambitions -- but promised that his career in Vietnam would haunt him if he were ever on the national stage.

By killing so many non-combatant civilians... amazing. Next time he starts in on Vietnam, I want somebody to ask him how many innocents he fragged. Clearly it was enough that even the brass were concerned about his actions.
341 posted on 02/11/2004 9:46:23 PM PST by bootyist-monk (5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Thunderbirds are go!)
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To: piasa
Re my last post, I think this was the CIA report I had in mind:

http://www.odci.gov/cia/reports/cocaine/append.html

There's some stuff on the Christic Institute in Appendix E. Also see Appendix D on "Potential Disinformation and CIA-Contra Drug Allegations". I think there may be more in the Iran-Contra testimony.
342 posted on 02/11/2004 9:50:39 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Seamonster
A Copy of His Book with that Disgusting Cover just went for $559.99 on E-Bay. Somebody wanted that book real BAD!

It probably was bought by the John Kerry for President campaign, just to keep it from getting in the "wrong hands."

343 posted on 02/11/2004 9:51:18 PM PST by stratman1969 (Sen. Kerry, you sir are no war hero.)
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To: All
Heroic John Kerry?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1076511/posts
If a decorated firefighter becomes an arsonist, is he still considered a hero?

If a dedicated FBI agent leaves his agency, then attacks it – and becomes a professional witness for the defense - is he still a “hero?”

The answers are obvious to any common sense person.

But, if a Vietnam-era soldier comes home, blasts his country, gives aid and comfort to our enemies, and tosses his war medals over the White House fence – in this unique circumstance – then he’s apparently still a hero in the minds of many, including the mainstream media.

====

Benedict Arnold was a hero too, until he decided to turn traitor. Should we still consider him a "hero"?
344 posted on 02/11/2004 9:57:46 PM PST by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Prime Choice
Hmmm...message #106 is now removed. It just gets curioser and curiouser. And yup, I've got a copy of the original pic. Should be interesting when the fit hits the shan... ; )

Registered has admitted it was fake. The source pics he photoshopped have been found.

345 posted on 02/11/2004 10:06:57 PM PST by Spiff (Have you committed a random act of thoughtcrime today?)
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To: Spiff
Registered has admitted it was fake.

Ah. Thanks for the update.

346 posted on 02/11/2004 10:37:42 PM PST by Prime Choice (I'm pro-choice. I just think the "choice" should be made *before* having sex.)
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To: Liz
This following is a repost by jmstein7:

More Kerry Hypocrisy (April 22, 1971 S. 381-18.8 pp.180-210)

CIS Archives - S. 381-18.8, pp.180-210 (public domain) - from Microfiche | 4-22-1971

Posted on 02/11/2004 3:53:47 PM PST by jmstein7

More Kerry Hypocrisy (April 22, 1971 S. 381-18.8 pp.180-210)

I went to the microfilm archives in my law school library today and read through Kerry's entire 1971 testimony of April 22, 1971. It does not appear in full in any electronic database, so most people have yet to read the whole thing. I found a few interesting things that I transcribed by hand. There is much, much more, but I don't have time to type all of it up.

For example, Kerry voted against the bill that would have funded our troops and aided in rebuilding Iraq. However, there is this exchange on page 191 of the testimony:

Senator Aiken. Do you think we are under obligation to furnish [the people of Indochina] with extensive economic assistance?

Mr. Kerry. Yes, Sir. I think we have a very definite obligation to make extensive reparations to the people of Indochina.

Apparently, Kerry also though that the Cold War was over by 1971!

Mr. Kerry. I think we are reacting under cold-war precepts which are no longer applicable. . . . Therefore, I think it is ridiculous to assume we have to play this power game based on total warfare. . . . I would say to this question of world peace. I think it is bogus, totally artificial. There is no threat. The Communists are not about to take over our McDonalds hamburger stands. . . . Senator [Case], I will say this. I think that politically, historically, the one thing that people try to do, that society is structured on as a whole, is an attempt to satisfy their felt needs, and you can satisfy those needs with almost any kind of political structure, giving it one name or the other. In this name it is democratic; in others it is communism; in others it is a benevolent dictatorship. As long as those needs are satisfied, that structure will exist

347 posted on 02/11/2004 10:48:09 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: Liz
I just love the old pics of JFKerry with his idol JFK. Bill Clinton would sell his soul to have been there. Wait, he already sold his soul.


348 posted on 02/11/2004 10:50:10 PM PST by texasbluebell
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To: XHogPilot
Kerry doesn't wear underwear.
349 posted on 02/11/2004 10:50:45 PM PST by jraven
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To: Liz
Lurch and his first meal ticket, the first Mrs. J F'n Kerry.


350 posted on 02/11/2004 10:52:45 PM PST by texasbluebell
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