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John Kerry's "Apocalypse Now" fantasy in Cambodia. Great scan of 1979 newpaper article.
1979 | boston herald

Posted on 08/12/2004 6:16:56 AM PDT by dennisw

 

Posted by MeekOneGop:

John Kerry wrote his Review for "Apocalypse Now" on Oct 14, 1979 in the Boston Herald.

The key words in this scan are on page two--->

JOHN KERRY:
"On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia. In fact I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."

 

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1188739/posts?page=86#86

The key words in this scan are on page two--->

JOHN KERRY:
"On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia. In fact I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."

 

 




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1 posted on 08/12/2004 6:16:57 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw; BartMan1; Nailbiter; M. Thatcher

flip floppin' ping


2 posted on 08/12/2004 6:19:14 AM PDT by IncPen (Quality, not Quantity.)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

John al-Qaery ping.


3 posted on 08/12/2004 6:21:54 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus")
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To: dennisw
John Kerry is a unmittigated liar, a sociopath and completely unfit for command and leadership in these United States. His presidency would be even worse than Bill Clinton's, and I had not thought that possible.

I pray to God that the American people are not taken in by his thinly veiled and even sophmoric lies and promises...that there are enough with some measure of virtue, integrity and honor left to put him down hard in the upcoming election.

I believe there will be.

4 posted on 08/12/2004 6:22:38 AM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: dennisw

How stupid can one be? Martin Sheen was never in Cambodia either. That was a movie DUMB A%#.


5 posted on 08/12/2004 6:22:59 AM PDT by Piquaboy
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To: dennisw

Coppola spent more time filming than John Forbes Kerry spent in Viet Nam


6 posted on 08/12/2004 6:25:38 AM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: dennisw

Down loaded and printed for copy and distribution - thanks for the great find!

Time to terminate Kerry's (crumbling) command...


7 posted on 08/12/2004 6:26:09 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defeat Kerry - buy garlic, wooden stakes and holy water)
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To: dennisw

BTTT!


8 posted on 08/12/2004 6:26:09 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: dennisw
"On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia.

LOL! It's more than one occassion now.

9 posted on 08/12/2004 6:29:11 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: dennisw
"We have it in our power to change the world again. But only if we're true to our ideals – and that starts by telling the truth to the American people."

"As President, I will restore trust and credibility to the White House. "

- John Kerry, quoted from www.johnkerry.com, August 12, 2004

10 posted on 08/12/2004 6:30:05 AM PDT by dano1
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To: dennisw
What is it with democrats.

I have had to put up with statements such as apparently inventing the Internet (Gore), personally being at some disaster in Texas (Gore), watching churches burn in Arkanas (Bubba) and now taking trips into Cambodia with a fair size boat when there were big concrete blocks and other things blocking the path of the boat in the river ....

Will it ever stop?

11 posted on 08/12/2004 6:30:31 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: dennisw
"The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."

I know that I'm a dumb Conservative and all but if I'm not mistaken LBJ was still President in December 1968 not Nixon.

12 posted on 08/12/2004 6:30:41 AM PDT by LavaDog
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To: dennisw
This review shows that his "Christmas in Cambodia" comment wasn't simply a misspeak. This review was written and edited; surely someone at the paper asked him if the Cambodia comment was true. And Kerry had to read this after he wrote it.

The Cambodia lie was deliberately done, to enhance his cachet as someone in the know about the war, and to associate himself with the movie (thanks to P-JComix for making the connection.)

13 posted on 08/12/2004 6:33:31 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: dennisw
"On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia. In fact, I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South-Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."

What a target-rich paragraph! He went there more than once and refused to acknowledge Johnson's war. Did the SV really celebrate Christmas like that? Just curious.

14 posted on 08/12/2004 6:34:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (When it came to Intelligence, Kerry was absent)
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To: dennisw

Bump!


15 posted on 08/12/2004 6:34:40 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: WorkingClassFilth; MeekOneGOP

Down loaded and printed for copy and distribution - thanks for the great find! .......


It's a great scan and tangible proof of Kerry's nuttiness. If you print it out can you get the words in the scan to come out clearly enough to read?


16 posted on 08/12/2004 6:34:50 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: PJ-Comix

dennisw has a photocopy of the whole movie review! Download and distribute!


17 posted on 08/12/2004 6:35:02 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: dennisw; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; ...

Oh that's MUCH eaiser to read..THANKS!


18 posted on 08/12/2004 6:35:30 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: PJ-Comix

ping


19 posted on 08/12/2004 6:35:35 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: Constitution Day

Just out of curiosity... Why would Vietnamese be celebrating Christmas when most of them are buddhists, taoists, confucionists and caodists? There were catholics but not many as Catholicism didn't really start there until the 1960s . Something doesn't sound right here? I've gotten my material from:
http://www.askasia.org/frclasrm/readings/r000058.htm


Can anyone help me out here?


20 posted on 08/12/2004 6:35:50 AM PDT by Jammz ("The only thing needed for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: NonValueAdded

Sooo...were there ARVN infantry on the boat WITH him, or...?


21 posted on 08/12/2004 6:39:00 AM PDT by Gefreiter ("Flee...into the peace and safety of a new dark age" Lovecraft)
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To: Piquaboy
I don't know which is more disturbing -- Kerry's outright lie about taking his boat into Cambodia, or the way he got so overheated in his complaints about a freakin' movie.

Apocalypse Now was never intended to be a realistic portrayal of Vietnam. It was a 1970s-vintage spin-off of the Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness, set in Vietnam instead of on the Congo River in Africa.

If you read Conrad's novel, you'll understand why an "accurate" portrayal of the Vietnam War would have made the movie utterly meaningless.

22 posted on 08/12/2004 6:39:16 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus")
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To: dennisw

Outstanding post!

Thanks.


23 posted on 08/12/2004 6:43:40 AM PDT by RottiBiz
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To: LavaDog

You are 100% right. Nixon wasn't inaugurated until January of 1969. Johnson was still president on Christmas in 1968.


24 posted on 08/12/2004 6:44:33 AM PDT by Novel
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To: LavaDog
In fact I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real."

I was pointing this out last night - Apparently Nixon gave orders to spec-ops military units while still President-elect.

He was elected in November 1968, and took office in Jan. 1969.

But why let facts get in the way of a good Republican-bashing?

25 posted on 08/12/2004 6:45:35 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: dennisw

26 posted on 08/12/2004 6:47:13 AM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: dennisw

Dude, excellent find. Great research job!!


27 posted on 08/12/2004 6:47:17 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (--Your message could go here--)
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To: LavaDog
I know that I'm a dumb Conservative and all but if I'm not mistaken LBJ was still President in December 1968 not Nixon.

Absolutely correct ... Nixon was sworn in in January of 1969

28 posted on 08/12/2004 6:48:10 AM PDT by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: dennisw
Even apart from the lies, this is a ghastly bad movie review. His big objection seems to be that the film didn't feature the spin he wanted to put on the war, to maximize his former and future political career.

In short, Copolla's vision wasn't Kerry's vision, therefore it was a failure. But Copolla's mission in the film was not to polemicize and propagandize, but to entertain.

And who the hell pluralizes the word "shrimp" with an "s"?! Did he wash them down with beers?

29 posted on 08/12/2004 6:48:12 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dennisw
This guy lives in a fantasy world, where Susan Sarandon is a sex therapist for baseball players, Bruce Willis is forever in the wrong place at the wrong time, Tom Hanks loves Leutenant Dan, Kevin Costner speaks native American dialects, Tom Cruise is a fighter pilot, Meryl Streep is a farming wife on forclosed land, and Dustin Hoffman is a big Judge Wapner fan.

Doesn't this guy have enough to do with paying his bills, showing up for work in the senate, raising his kids, counting Teresa's money, moving fire hydrants, sleeping in his car, and blaming security for his lack of physical coordination, than to spend so much time making lies. Supporting lies is tremendous work. It's a full time job even for those who are stealthy and have a cast iron memory.

30 posted on 08/12/2004 6:49:33 AM PDT by blackdog (Hell is an endless hayfield needing to be raked, baled, and put up.)
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To: Jammz

Catholicism was in Viet-Nam longtime and thru out the country.
It can with the French.


32 posted on 08/12/2004 6:54:56 AM PDT by FlatLandBeer
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To: Lurking in Kansas; S.O.L.; MeekOneGOP
Dude, excellent find. Great research job!!...............


I merely started this thread to spread this Kerry info around. Meekonegop and S.o.l. posted the scan yesterday. S.o.l. had access to this 1979 Boston Herald article and did the actual scan. And a very high quality scan compared to the one on a well known blogger's site, Instapundit.
33 posted on 08/12/2004 6:54:56 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: blackdog
Well, based on news accounts, John Kerry knows all about farming and organic farming and can surely teach you a thing or two (/sarc)
34 posted on 08/12/2004 6:57:56 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: dennisw

35 posted on 08/12/2004 6:58:28 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: LavaDog

You are not mistaken. But for the Liberals, it was Nixon's war in 1963.


36 posted on 08/12/2004 6:59:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: dennisw

Useful--bumpmark. Someone's been spending some time with a microfiche?


37 posted on 08/12/2004 7:01:50 AM PDT by Mamzelle (for a post-neo conservatism)
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To: dennisw

Since these are your pictures, I must ask, may I post this on www.Christian-news-om-maine.com ? I will include a link back to this post.


38 posted on 08/12/2004 7:06:30 AM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: dennisw

The more of this story that comes out, the more it appears that Kerry is either a bigger fabricator of lies than Bill Clinton or Kerry is psychologically delusional and suffers from visions of perceived grandeur. Either one makes him appear unstable and dangerous as a Commander in Chief.


39 posted on 08/12/2004 7:09:25 AM PDT by TomGuy (After 20 years in the Senate, all Kerry has to run on is 4 months of service in Viet Nam.)
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To: dead
John Kerry; movie-reviewer & film critic. I’m surprised he hasn’t listed this on his resume.

Barf!

40 posted on 08/12/2004 7:10:51 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (--Your message could go here--)
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To: newsgatherer

OK as far as I can tell.


41 posted on 08/12/2004 7:11:54 AM PDT by dennisw (Once is Happenstance. Twice is Coincidence. The third time is Enemy action. - Ian Fleming)
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To: dennisw

Seems to me it would be easy for his "Band of Brothers" to corroberate that they were in Cambodia. Or did he take his boat in there all by himself?

Why doesn't his campaign arrange a press conference for BoB to tell all about their adventures in Cambodia?


42 posted on 08/12/2004 7:12:45 AM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: OXENinFLA

Wow .. he really didn't like that movie huh?


43 posted on 08/12/2004 7:23:11 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Alberta's Child
or the way he got so overheated in his complaints about a freakin' movie.

I suppose Kerry thinks he could have written a better story

44 posted on 08/12/2004 7:24:32 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: dennisw

I copied and sent this out to my email newslist. Thanks!


45 posted on 08/12/2004 7:24:42 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (sKerry is a sKunk!!)
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To: TomGuy
Kerry is psychologically delusional and suffers from visions of perceived grandeur.

BINGO!

46 posted on 08/12/2004 7:27:10 AM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: Jammz
Just out of curiosity... Why would Vietnamese be celebrating Christmas when most of them are buddhists, taoists, confucionists and caodists?

I think there may be more Catholics than you think. The President who was assassinated (Tuc) was Catholic.

Catholics, however, do not celebrate on Christmas Eve by firing weapons into the air.

47 posted on 08/12/2004 7:33:02 AM PDT by grammarman
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To: grammarman

In 1965 there were reportedly 1,559,077 Catholics in the South, 1771 priests of whom 1,376 were Vietnamese, 4,826 nuns the majority of whom were Vietnamese.


48 posted on 08/12/2004 7:33:52 AM PDT by Jammz ("The only thing needed for evil to prevail, is for good men to do nothing.")
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To: dennisw

Kerry's made-up story reminds me of the case of the college football coach who embellished his resume and subsequently was fired by Notre Dame before he even coached a single game for them.


49 posted on 08/12/2004 7:34:30 AM PDT by Montaignes Cat
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To: dennisw
"On more than one occasion, I like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia. In fact I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real.John Kerry “Apocalypse Now" on Oct 14, 1979 in the Boston Herald.

The Kerry Campaign has now admitted that this was a fabrication. This is far from a slip of the tongue this is a well thought out written attack on a President and country that not only impugned them, but the Ex-Government of South Vietnam. This soon became the basic prejudice of the history of the Vietnam War. The damage by this statement and further statements shamed an entire generation of men who gave their heroic service to their country and turned it to humiliation.

John Kerry came back from the war a decorated hero and soon parlayed that into the most decorated witness of war crime atrocities committed by the United States and South Vietnam. Nobody would question his truthfulness because he had chest full of medals and had no motivation to lie. Anybody who questioned him was quickly painted as a war criminal and a tool of the military. He was quickly annointed as the only moral person in an immoral war and this is exactly why this lie is so sickening.

We have now found and John Kerry has admitted that he was never in Cambodia on Christmas Eve or any other time. He never violated Cambodia’s sovereignty and neither did the South Vietnamese Army. Forget that President Nixon was not in office in 1968, but he never ordered any American Troops into Cambodia. President Nixon was telling the truth and John Kerry, decorated war hero was lying. President Nixon had to surrender to the North Vietnamese in shame and went to his grave a war criminal because of these lies. President Nixon we find four decades later, was telling the Truth.

His testimony and this story was the foundation of the Vietnam scar on America’s military. The stories of torturing prisoners and villagers became the visual of Viet Nam. The indiscriminate incursions into Cambodia and Laos was common knowledge. Because of these stories the soldiers came back from Nam to be spit on by American public. Now we find out these stories were all the fantasy of a young John Kerry who managed to keep his fabrications in the America’s consciousness. Vietnam became the club that hammered our military, over and over again. All of this was built off of the Cambodia lie and his false testimony in Congress.

John Kerry was still telling these lies as of last year when he showed off a hat he brought back from this Cambodia incursion. This he claimed was his lucky hat, given to him by a CIA agent?? What kind of dementia is this man suffering from? Did he actually believe any of his lies or did he enjoy being Mr Macho who steered his boat into another country during combat? Did he enjoy being Blood and Guts Kerry or was there something more sinister??

Because of this lie both Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon became the pyrias of American politics. Both went to their graves as accused war criminals, violating the sovereignty of innocent countries. As we find out that they were the innocent victims of a smear campaign led by John Kerry. John Kerry painted himself as the only moral person in an immoral war. As we find out the military was indeed fighting this war morally and the only immoral person in this story was John Kerry. Because of this lie two Presidents were made war criminals and an entire generation of soldiers were spit upon. What can John Kerry offer to repair his damage he has done to America?? The very least he can do is finally come clean, apologize for his atrocious lies and resign from the race!

Pray for W and Our Troops

50 posted on 08/12/2004 7:57:44 AM PDT by bray (Yaaaawn Tax , Tax , Tax & Kerry wants your paycheck!)
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