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  • ***ACTION ALERT*** Omission of Guilt: "Kerry Met With Both Sides in 1971 Paris Peace talks"

    09/24/2004 2:35:08 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 16 replies · 996+ views
    Several newspaper columnists and Democrat talking heads have already taken to a set of misleading talking points that Kerry "met with both sides" in his 1971 trip to the "peace talks" in Paris. In every instance, it the spinster fails to mention that "both sides" in this case refers to both enemy sides, the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, hoping to mislead the reader into believing that Kerry somehow played a role in arbitration between the US and the communist Vietnamese. Whenever you see such a distortion in an atricle or hear it on a news program, be sure...
  • The Assassination Plot, was Kerry involved?

    09/22/2004 10:09:12 AM PDT · by ZAXX · 34 replies · 1,463+ views
    The New York Post | 9/20 /04
    At a November 1971 meeting in Kansas City of the leaders of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, one Scott Camil proposed "Operation Phoenix" — a plan to assassinate the leading pro-war members of the U.S. Senate. The group adjourned to a secret location to debate the assassination plan, and ultimately voted it down. John Kerry originally claimed that he resigned from VVAW's executive committee two days before that meeting, and has denied attending. But contemporaneous FBI surveillance records place Kerry in Kansas City, and a number of witnesses — including the head of Kerry's campaign in Missouri, Randy Barnes —...
  • Doonesbury on Kerry in 1971

    09/22/2004 5:40:57 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 15 replies · 2,534+ views
    Powerline ^ | 9.22.04 | Powerline
    Doonesbury On Kerry in 1971 Reader Dennis Lauver has forwarded us three Doonesbury comic strips from October 1971, in which Garry Trudeau painted an unflattering picture of John Kerry. (And I'm not just referring to the fact that in those days, Trudeau was doing his own drawing.) Here is my favorite; The Trunk has written about seeing Kerry give a speech at about the same time; the Trunk was fooled, but Trudeau apparently wasn't. Has he been right since?
  • Swift-boat questions continue because Kerry refuses to reply

    09/19/2004 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1,926+ views ^ | 9/19/04 | HAROLD W. ANDERSEN
    Harold W. Andersen: Swift-boat questions continue because Kerry refuses to reply BY HAROLD W. ANDERSEN WORLD-HERALD CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Published Sunday, September 19, 2004 An attorney friend wrote to complain about "wild-eyed accusations" against John Kerry. His letter said that "most of the assertions by the Texas-funded 'Swift Boat Veterans' regarding John Kerry's actions in Vietnam had been refuted by real facts and undermined by their own contradictory statements." But the truth is that most of the assertions by members of "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" not only have not been refuted - they haven't even been replied to. Most of...
  • Kerry Postures as a War Hero

    09/15/2004 6:54:54 PM PDT · by CBull · 26 replies · 693+ views
    The New American ^ | May 5, 2003 | John F. McManus
    Kerry did serve as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And he did win a Silver Star and three Purple Hearts. So far, so good. But when he returned home, he became a war protester. In America, of course, everybody is free to agree or disagree with a government policy. But Kerry did not just disagree; he became a leader of groups that championed our nation’s foes while our forces were still fighting and dying. In 1971, the Communist Daily World delightedly published photos of him speaking to demonstrators as a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against...

    09/15/2004 5:51:29 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 41 replies · 1,708+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | September 15,2004
    John Kerry is flanked by fellow Vietnam veterans during a rally in Washington, in this undated photo from the 1970s. The image is from a documentary film by George Butler titled 'Going Upriver. The Long War of John Kerry.
  • Did Kerry's '71 testimony happen under oath or not?

    09/15/2004 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Zyke · 39 replies · 1,131+ views
    They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.
  • Looking for Help!

    09/10/2004 6:53:34 PM PDT · by Dale 1 · 8 replies · 367+ views
    10 Sep 04 | Dale 1
    I am looking for sites with videos of Kerry’s testimony to congress in 1971and 72 and any other videos from around the same time. Links to sites will help me with a discussion I’m having with my wife. She hasn’t seen any of them. If good responses are received, this may very well become a single location for all Freepers to collect good web sites on this topic.
  • Kerry Anti-War Ally Recants 1971 Claims of War Crimes

    09/08/2004 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Bob J · 49 replies · 3,333+ views
    GOPUSA/Talon News ^ | 9-8-04 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- A former soldier who accused American troops of committing war crimes in Vietnam has recently come forward to recant those charges. Steven J. Pitkin appeared at the "Winter Soldier Investigation" conducted in Detroit in 1971 by former Navy Lieutenant John Kerry and his group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, but now says that his statements were coerced. In a sworn affidavit on August 31, 2004, Pitkin said that he rode in a van with John Kerry, a national leader of the VVAW, Scott Camil, and others from Washington, DC to attend the conference. The event was...
  • Ex-Officer May Face Justice For Atrocities (Tiger Force - Toledo Blade)

    09/05/2004 6:49:01 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 45 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Toledo Blade ^ | 05Sep04 | Joe Mahr
    TIGER FORCE - Ex-officer may face justice for atrocities - Army lawyer calls for war-crime charge By JOE MAHR, BLADE STAFF WRITER Three decades after an Army platoon repeatedly executed unarmed civilians and prisoners in Vietnam, a military lawyer has recommended the unit's former commander be brought up on a war-crime charge. In what would be an unprecedented event, retired Maj. James Hawkins could face a military court-martial regarding his actions commanding a platoon known as Tiger Force that killed hundreds of unarmed men, women, and children 37 years ago, The Blade has learned. As the scope of war crimes...
  • Staggering Kerry comment from 1971 about the overthrow of our government

    09/03/2004 7:41:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 2,274+ views
    Note: I found this gem on the Winter Soldier site. This is staggering. The comment came just before the fateful meeting of Nov. 12-15, 1971 in Kansas City where the upper echelon of the VVAW discussed and voted on whether to assassinate seven U.S. Senators. ==================================================== August 13, 2004 -- Found in the VVAW FBI Files on page 251 of Section 10.PDF: From the Sunday Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 7, 1971 by Bryce Patterson The political power structure within the United States can and must change if the nation is to avoid violent efforts to seize power. John F....
  • One indisputable historical fact about Kerry has been overlooked or intentionally ignored

    09/02/2004 2:29:12 PM PDT · by rocksblues · 53 replies · 2,781+ views
    Vietnam Special Forces against Kerry ^ | unknown | Wayne E. Beyea
    Dear friends, In all of the controversy surrounding John Kerry, one indisputable historical fact about Kerry has been overlooked or intentionally ignored by virtually all of the mainstream media. The country needs to know this truth because millions of voters are either too young to remember, or were not yet born in 1971. In 1971, I was a 9-year member of the New York State Police, and an Investigator in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, stationed in the Hudson Valley. 1971 was a very tough year for police officers! In 1971, John Kerry partnered with Al Hubbard to create the...
  • Challenge DNC Talking Points (A copy of the E-mail I sent to Fox this morning)

    09/01/2004 3:50:59 AM PDT · by NavVet · 3 replies · 270+ views
    (It may not do any good, but if they get flooded with e-mail everytime they give the Kerry Rep. a free pass, they might eventually ask a tough question.) Dear Fox & Friends, Your guest Democrat this morning, like they do every time the subject comes up, claimed that Kerry was only repeating what some disgruntled soldiers told him. When they go to this DNC talking point, why do you never ask: Why then did Kerry never apologize after many of those same veterans were exposed as imposters and or liars. Kerry’s Co-leader of the VVAW claimed to be an...
  • Kerry Retreats From His Denial on Vietnam Meet (This ghost from the past may haunt the Ketchup Kid)

    08/29/2004 9:56:21 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 60 replies · 2,294+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | March 19, 2004 | Josh Gerstein
    Evidence Puts Him At Kansas Parley Mill Valley, Calif. – Senator Kerry of Massachusetts yesterday retreated from his earlier steadfast denials that he attended a meeting of Vietnam Veterans Against the War at which a plan to assassinate U.S. Senators was debated.The reversal came as new evidence, including reports from FBI informants, emerged that contradicted Mr. Kerry’s previous statements about the gathering, which was held in Kansas City, Mo. in November 1971. “John Kerry had no personal recollection of this meeting 33 years ago,” a Kerry campaign spokesman, David Wade, said in a statement e-mailed last night from Idaho, where...
  • How Kerry Quit Veterans Group Amid Dark Plot

    03/12/2004 5:29:50 AM PST · by veronica · 192 replies · 2,818+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 3/12/04 | THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB
    When Talk Turned To Assassination He Exited, Vet Says The anti-war group that John Kerry was the principal spokesman for debated and voted on a plot to assassinate politicians who supported the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry denies being present at the November 12-15, 1971, meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and says he quit the group before the meeting. But according to the current head of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, Randy Barnes, Mr. Kerry,who was then 27,was at the meeting, voted against the plot, and then orally resigned from the organization. Mr. Barnes was present as...
  • They Charge War Crimes - How John Kerry et al. have defamed the American serviceman in Vietnam

    08/28/2004 11:23:18 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 11 replies · 781+ views
    National Review Online | May 3rd ,2004 | MACKUBIN T. OWENS
    They Charge War Crimes How John Kerry et al. have defamed the American serviceman in Vietnam MACKUBIN T. OWENS Vietnam is the war that just won't go away. And for many Americans, especially those in the media, nothing says "Vietnam" quite like "atrocity" and "war crime." Indeed, it is the conventional wisdom that My Lai, the darkest chapter of America's war effort, was merely a microcosm of the war. This belief that Vietnam was one big atrocity explains why most reporters, even those too young to remember it, are predisposed to believe the worst about America's role in Indochina. As...

    08/28/2004 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 2,610+ views
    HOW KERRY QUIT VETERANS GROUP AMID DARK PLOT When Talk Turned To Assassination He Exited, Vet Says By THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB Special to the Sun The New York Sun Mar 12, 2004 The anti-war group that John Kerry was the principal spokesman for debated and voted on a plot to assassinate politicians who supported the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry denies being present at the November 12-15, 1971, meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and says he quit the group before the meeting. But according to the current head of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, Randy Barnes, Mr....
  • After Decades, Renewed War on Old Conflict

    08/28/2004 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Timeout · 28 replies · 1,124+ views
    WashPost ^ | 8/28/04 | Michael Dobbs
    This is a long article, but it's full of news I never thought I'd see printed in the Washington Post. It's devastating. It depicts Kerry as duplicitous and calculating. Snip:According to FBI records first released to Nicosia, Kerry sometimes expressed fairly radical points of view. For example, he described North Vietnamese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh as "the George Washington of Vietnam." He also noted with some bitterness that out "of 234 congressmen's sons eligible for service in Vietnam, only 24 went there, and only one of them was wounded." The FBI kept careful tabs on the protesters through a...
  • Fahrenheit 1971: The radicalism of the young John Kerry

    08/28/2004 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 761+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/06/04 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the "greater glory of the United States." We will not accept the rhetoric. We will not readily join the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars--in fact, we will find it hard to join anything at all and when we do, we will demand relevancy such as other organizations have recently been unable to provide. We will not take solace from the creation of monuments or the naming of parks after a select few of the thousands...
  • Video Kerry's 1971 Testimony Online

    08/28/2004 7:25:07 AM PDT · by AJ Insider · 7 replies · 969+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 8/27/04
    Click here to watch the video of the testimony. Click here for the audio. Transcript Thanks to Orange and White Video for digitizing and Short Consulting for the hosting. Anyone else wanting to mirror the files, feel free to contact me. Cross-posted: Our Life