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  • Kerry to Hold Hearings on Chasing Pirates

    12/29/2008 6:27:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 64 replies · 2,514+ views
    Ap via FOX News ^ | December 29, 2008
    WASHINGTON -- As a young Navy swift boat commander in Vietnam, Sen. John Kerry was no stranger to the perils of hot pursuit in combat. He was awarded a Silver Star for beaching his boat after a rocket attack and racing ashore to chase down and kill a Viet Cong fighter armed with a rocket launcher. Nearly 40 years later, as incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry favors using hot pursuit against pirates in the waters off Somalia, but urges a cautious approach before U.S officials consider sending American forces to chase them ashore. Kerry plans committee...
  • Sen. John F. Kerry rails at Acela

    07/15/2008 8:47:44 AM PDT · by mowowie · 48 replies · 121+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 15, 2008 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry is taking aim at the Acela bullet train, saying the 8-year-old line meant to zip passengers between Boston and Washington is riddled with speed and safety issues that have thrown its swift mission off track. “Are you kidding? That train can go 150 miles an hour, (but) it goes that for, what, a couple of miles?” Kerry scoffed. “I want America to have a first-rate high-speed rail system. A high-speed rail that really lives up to the name and gets people there in the time that we ought to be aiming for.” Kerry plans to...
  • Please help with John Kerry's war record disclosure?

    12/07/2007 4:41:44 PM PST · by Conservababe · 73 replies · 140+ views
    I am in a debate with people who know nothing about Kerry's refusal to release his war records. What is the technical name for this disclosure?
  • U.S. War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes

    11/30/2007 10:41:29 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 149 replies · 1,072+ views
    OneWorld.Net ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Aaron Glantz
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (OneWorld) - U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for reporters to cover it," said Liam Madden, a former Marine and member of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. "That's left a lot of misconceptions in the minds of the American public about what the true nature of military occupation looks like." Iraq Veterans Against the...
  • Kerry, His 2008 Democratic Opponent, And the Persistent "Swift Boat" Issue

    11/24/2007 12:05:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 323+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 23, 2007 | Marty Peretz
    Senator John F. Kerry already has a Democratic opponent for his U.S. Senate seat. He is not from the party's right since there is barely anyone sitting in those seats in blue Massachusetts. Kerry's antagonist is Ed O'Reilly, a Gloucester lawyer who, according to the Wednesday Boston Globe, is targeting Kerry from the anti-Iraq war left. And, lo and behold, he wants to know the truth about Kerry's military record and has questions himself about the Swift Boat record and the Swift Boat ads. Besides, like a lot of the senator's tormentors, he is suspicious about whether Kerry is really...

    06/21/2005 7:23:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 29 replies · 1,550+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 6/21/05
    WASHINGTON - Senator Kerry of Massachusetts recently granted three reporters broad access to his Navy service records, according to documents obtained by The New York Sun. The privacy waivers signed by Mr. Kerry authorized the release of "a single, one time copy of the complete military service record and medical record of John F. Kerry" to Glen Johnson of the Associated Press, Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe, and Stephen Braun of the Los Angeles Times. The waivers, executed on a National Archives form known as Standard Form 180, also permitted release of "an undeleted report" of any discharges ever...
  • Kerry Grants Three Reporters Broad Access to Navy Records (AP, Boston Globe, LA Times)

    06/21/2005 7:23:29 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 26 replies · 1,187+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 6/21/05 | Josh Gerstein
    Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts recently granted three reporters broad access to his Navy service records, according to documents obtained by the New York Sun.The privacy waivers signed by Mr. Kerry authorized the release of 'a single, one time copy of the complete military service record and medical records of John F. Kerry' to Glen Johnson of the Associated Press, Michael Kranish of the Boston Globe, and Stephen Braun of the Los Angeles Times.The waivers, executed on a National Archives form known as a Standard From 180, also permitted an 'undeleted report' of any discharges of any discharges ever granted...
  • You Saw Them Here First (Copies of Kerry's 180)

    06/20/2005 8:24:53 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 168 replies · 5,379+ views
    Powerline ^ | June 20, 2005
    Via the Freedom of Information Act, a reader obtained copies of the Form 180s that were recently signed by John Kerry to permit, at long last, the release of his military records. I believe there may be a story about this in the New York Sun tomorrow, and no doubt more commentary will be forthcoming over the next few days. Here are the three documents that Kerry signed; on their face, I don't see anything wrong with them, but then, I'm no expert in military personnel records. We look forward to our readers' comments. Go to the link..there are 3...
  • Little Acorns and Mighty Oaks - (Navy vet, Mensa member challenges Kerry on military records!!

    06/12/2005 8:53:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 79 replies · 2,722+ views
    I contributed a little acorn to the 2004 election. I use the acorn metaphor because the outcome of what I did seemed to take on a life of its own and grew beyond any of my expectations. In fact the ripples continue to this day. A brief history of my experience begins in August of 2004. A friend sent me an email about John Kerry’s Navy experiences. I am a Navy veteran so I took a look at the issue. It soon became obvious to me that John Kerry was hiding something about his military experience, so I decided to...
  • Questions Remain About Kerry's Military Records

    06/11/2005 10:49:54 AM PDT · by ambrose · 47 replies · 1,393+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 6/11/05 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Questions Remain About Kerry's Military Records But will the press answer them? The Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times published in-depth accounts this week but, according to Lipscomb, the form that produced the documents may have asked for "anything and everything" or "nothing much at all." By Thomas Lipscomb (June 11, 2005) -- The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times initially refused to confirm or deny that they had a copy, or had even seen a copy, of the Standard Form 180 (SF-180) by which Sen. John Kerry’s “complete” military records were released over the past several days. This...
  • Kerry's Vietnam (Boston Globe painted into a Corner)

    06/10/2005 6:34:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 186 replies · 4,668+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | 6/10/05 | GLOBE EDITORIAL
    DESPITE THE continuing gripes of his critics, records released this week show that Senator John Kerry served honorably in Vietnam. The documents should put to rest claims that Kerry misrepresented his military record in the presidential race. But Kerry's failure to respond to the smear campaign launched against him last summer lent credibility to its real objective: to impugn his equally honorable opposition to the war. John O'Neill, a Houston lawyer and Kerry's adversary on the war since 1971, acknowledged as much in a telephone interview Wednesday. ''We produced seven commercials," he said of his anti-Kerry group, now called Swift...
  • KERRY'S BIG SECRET REVISITED - (release to Globe reporter doesn't get him off the hook)

    06/09/2005 8:33:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,297+ views
    I may have been too quick and too generous in giving John Kerry the benefit of the doubt about the full and complete release of his military records, as reported by the Boston Globe on Tuesday. As Thomas Lipscomb details in today's Chicago Sun-Times, some questions and confusion remain. The exact details will most likely get sorted out in time, but just for the moment let's consider the one aspect of this story that we know for sure: Kerry released his records exclusively to The Boston Globe. This is an odd decision for someone seeking end speculation regarding the whole...
  • On the mixed-up files of John Kerry

    06/08/2005 9:28:19 AM PDT · by Deetes · 46 replies · 1,970+ views ^ | 6-82005 07:54 AM | Scott Johnson
    Reader John Boyle writes: I have been yelling since last year that the Navy does not have Kerry's records, nor does DoD. The Navy has always been Kerry's hide-out. The Navy is covered by the Privacy Laws. You're a lawyer, right? The SF 180 is generically addressed to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. These records are 30 to 40 years old. They are history! They do not stay at Navy Personnel Command forever. It seems to me that all of Kerry's tortured rhetoric on this subject attests to the fact that he was having his records vetted,...
  • Doing a 180 (John Kerry signs on dotted line. Plus: Separation of left and godlessness.)

    06/06/2005 10:38:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 1,364+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 6/7/2005 | The Prowler
    ANOTHER KERRY DISCHARGEBefore Memorial Day weekend, Sen. John Kerry sat down with editors of his hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe and announced that he had signed the form SF 180, authorizing the Department of Defense to grant access to all his military records. This, more than a year after he had claimed the press and public had seen all there was to see from his military record. Only one problem: according to several sources who formerly worked on the Kerry campaign, the senator expects that little to nothing new will be in the files that are released. "He's fairly confident...
  • Kerry allows Navy release of military, medical records (Navy provided them to Boston Globe)

    06/06/2005 11:05:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 204 replies · 16,876+ views
    boston Globe ^ | June 7, 2005 | Michael Kranish
    Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records. The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service. The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions.
  • John Kerry was dishonorably dismissed from the Navy: (statement from lawyers there at the time)

    05/19/2005 6:23:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 166 replies · 10,311+ views
    TECHNIGUY.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | DONALD L. NELSON, CAPT, JAGC, USNR (Ret) & Mark F. Sullivan
    Subject: KERRY DISCHARGE - THE JIMMY CARTER LEGACY CONTINUES Words of Captain Donald L. Nelson, JAG corps USN ret. "I was on active duty as a U.S. Navy JAG when all of this was going on 25 to 30 years ago, and so was Mark F. Sullivan, who at all relevant times was the personal JAG to J. William Middendorf, then the Secretary of the Navy. We are trying to break this absolutely true story nationwide, i.e., Fox News, C-Span, and hopefully the major networks. We are positive that John Kerry was one of those dishonorably dismissed from the Navy...
  • 100 and still no 180

    05/10/2005 9:36:47 AM PDT · by TexasRainmaker · 5 replies · 276+ views
    Blogs For Bush ^ | 05-10-05 | Matt Margolis
    Today marks 100 days since John Kerry promised, on national TV, to sign form SF-180 and release his military records. During the 2004 campaign, John Kerry made his service in Vietnam the foundation of his campaign, and he attacked President Bush's service. There are many unanswered questions about Kerry's service that the American people deserve to have answered. John Kerry has the power to have all these questions answered, simply by signing Standard Form 180. We're not sure why Kerry hasn't followed through on his promise yet, so, just to make sure he's got a copy of the form, all...
  • Kerry’s Quandary (a shameless vanity)

    02/20/2005 8:33:52 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 32 replies · 958+ views
    Personal Opinion | 2-20-2005 | Donald J. Taylor
    So John F. Kerry has finally agreed to sign an SF-180 and release his military record. Well, don’t hold your breath, because there is no way he will ever open up that bag of worms, and I don’t think it has anything to do with a Dishonorable Discharge from the Navy as some believe. If Kerry had been arrested, charged with consorting with the enemy, court-martialed, and given a Dishonorable Discharge during the Nixon administration, he would have worn it as a badge of courage just as he did his phony Purple Hearts and Silver Star. The court-martial would have...
  • SF180 forms to flood Kerry's office

    02/11/2005 5:00:34 AM PST · by spectrout · 130 replies · 3,242+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 11, 2005 | Jerome R. Corsi
    So now John Kerry has told both Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" and Don Imus on his morning MSNBC-broadcast radio show that he will sign Standard Form 180. But when? Sometime before 2008, when he has to run for re-election in Massachusetts for the Senate? A group has formed to help Kerry out. Called "," the group has created a website on which they have archived Standard Form 180, in PDF format. The group is calling for a campaign to flood Kerry's Senate office with SF180s sent in from all over America. The website gives Kerry's Washington office address...
  • DFU SONG: Hazy Shade of Winter (time, time, time...fill out the 180 form, Winter Solder)

    02/07/2005 8:07:52 AM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 648+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - HAZY SHADE OF WINTER (scroll to Bangles) Time, time, time, sign the 180 Form It won't go away...can you feel the firestorm John, you know it's the norm Sit right down, take a pen, fill it out Time to do it, Winter Soldier We heard your Band of Brothers crap Most men with whom you served know you got things you don't deserve They won't be your can't control this flap Sit right down, take a pen, fill it out Time to do it, Winter Soldier Your hopes, John, are going down SwiftVets wouldn't sing your...
  • Senator Kerry Needs a COPY of SF180.. Fax Him one TODAY !

    02/07/2005 10:09:02 AM PST · by davidosborne · 27 replies · 1,591+ views ^ |
    href=" Click on link above to pring the form then FAX Senator Kerry a copy of SF180 ! Washington D.C. 304 Russell Bldg. Third Floor Washington D.C. 20510 (202) 224-2742 - Phone (202) 224-8525 - Fax Boston One Bowdoin Square Tenth Floor Boston, MA 02114 (617) 565-8519 - Phone (617) 248-3870 - Fax Springfield One Financial Plaza Springfield, MA 01103 (413) 785-4610 - Phone (413) 736-1049 - Fax Fall River 222 Milliken Place Suite 311 Fall River, Ma 02722 (508) 677-0522 - Phone (508) 677-0275 - Fax Worcester 90 Madison Place Suite 205 Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 831-7380 - Phone
  • Kerry Hedges on Form 180

    02/07/2005 8:39:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 236 replies · 9,705+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 7, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. John Kerry reiterated his pledge on Monday to sign the form that would allow the government to release all his military records, but said he wanted to know exactly what was in his file before doing so. "I have a stack of different material they sent me," Kerry told radio host Don Imus. "Every time they send me something I want to know what they sent me." "I'll get it done," Kerry insisted in the next breath. Last week the 2008 presidential hopeful suggested he wanted to review his full Navy file to make sure of "what is in...
  • John Kerry ... sign Standard Form 180

    02/04/2005 5:46:05 AM PST · by bitt · 87 replies · 3,547+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | 2/4/05 | Jerome Korsi
    On "Meet the Press" last Sunday, John Kerry admitted he had not been in Cambodia on Christmas in 1968, even though he said on the Senate floor that the memory had been "seared – seared in me." What Kerry told Tim Russert last Sunday was that he had been in Cambodia, but it was a different day, that he had "jumbled the two together, but we were five miles into Cambodia." Then he brought up his famous "CIA guy," insisting that he and his crew were five miles into Cambodia on a secret mission "with CIA agents – I believe...
  • Breaking: Kerry's 3rd purple heart photo found, after he signed form 180! (Picture)

    02/02/2005 10:56:50 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 32 replies · 4,557+ views
    Photo just released!

    02/03/2005 8:34:44 AM PST · by pookie18 · 75 replies · 2,693+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/2/05 | Press Release
    SENATOR KERRY ASKED TO SIGN RECORDS RELEASE FORM Watchdog Asks Kerry to Keep His Word Concerning Signing Standard Form 180 Kerry's Opportunity to Release Full Naval Service Record to the American People (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today asked Senator John F. Kerry to keep his word to the American public and sign a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), "Request Pertaining to Military Records." On Sunday, January 30, 2005, during an appearance on the NBC News show "Meet the Press," moderator Tim Russert asked Senator Kerry (three times) if he would...
  • ** FAX Senator Kerry an SF180 TODAY !! **

    02/05/2005 8:06:07 PM PST · by davidosborne · 36 replies · 2,054+ views ^ |
    Dear Supporters, Get ready to do battle - we have launched a new campaign against Kerry! We are going to FLOOD his office with 180's! This campaign already has substantial backing, including Dr. Jerome Corsi, coauthor of "Unfit for Command", Larry Bailey, Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, and Kerry's Treason. We also have several reporters ready to write articles about the campaign. Please go to to find out all the details. We are asking that you also send us a copy of your letter and 180 so we can deliver them in bulk as well. Also, please post information...
  • Would FREEPERS contribute to a FOI suit to force the release of kerry's military records?

    11/10/2004 7:11:07 PM PST · by Militiaman7 · 45 replies · 2,742+ views
    MM7 | 11-10-2004 | Militiaman7
    Didn't a newspaper sue to have President Bush's records released? Now it's our turn. Are we willing pay to get the entire Kerry military record released to the public?
  • Still No Full Disclosure

    11/08/2004 12:47:05 PM PST · by urtax$@work · 23 replies · 1,076+ views
    The ^ | 11/8/04 | Tony Scott
    Still No Full Disclosure By Tony Scott Less than 24 hours before the opening of polls in every state in the Union, John Kerry still has not disclosed the complete contents of his personnel file by signing a DD-180. President George W. Bush has done so, and we have had a constant trickle of new records from the Defense Department and the Texas Air National Guard. No comparable disclosures have come from the Navy regarding Kerry's service, for he has chosen to hide behind the Privacy Act to prevent the American public from knowing the whole truth about his alleged...
  • 'Incompetence': John Kerry demonstrates his with factually unsupported denunciations

    10/29/2004 3:24:01 PM PDT · by hamboy · 2 replies · 554+ views
    The Center for Security Policy ^ | Friday, October 29, 2004 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.,
    Did the Russians help Saddam pre-war to cover the tracks of their conventional, WMD arms trade? (Washington, D.C.): Intrigue surrounding the disappearance of 377 tons of explosives from the al-Qaqaa facility in Iraq seems to be deepening, while preliminary reports that the material was lost due to American negligence appear to be among the least likely of explanations. As initially suggested to the public by the New York Times, large quantities of powerful HMX and RDX - plastic high-explosives that can be used for civilian purposes but are particularly well suited to military ones (including triggering nuclear weapons) and terrorist...

    09/16/2004 11:07:09 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 70 replies · 2,872+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | Sep 16, 2004 | Tom Fitton
    NAVY TELLS JUDICIAL WATCH IT WILL NOT RELEASE ADDITIONAL KERRY DOCUMENTS Navy Personnel Command Confirms Additional Unreleased Kerry Service Records Exist “No comment” from Navy on FOIA Legal Review of Kerry Records No Record of Kerry’s Discharge Certificate Maintained by Navy (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, said today that the U.S. Navy Personnel Command, in response to a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request, has refused to release additional documents on the naval service of Senator John Kerry. The Navy’s response the Judicial Watch’s FOIA request contained a biographical data sheet...
  • Where are Kerry's Records?

    09/14/2004 10:03:29 PM PDT · by GunnyB · 16 replies · 458+ views
    9/15/2004 | GunnyB
    With all of the hubbub about President Bush's National Guard service, where is the outcry for Kerry to sign SF-180 to authorize the release of ALL of his records? The news media has given Kerry a pass of incredible proportions. As the prospective Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces, I think that it is high time to really see ALL of Kerry's Official service record. I want to see his OERs (not OETRs). I want to see his complete medical records. I want to know what actions the US military took subsequent to his 1971 testimony - since...
  • Brinkley Jumping Ship?

    09/05/2004 4:18:53 PM PDT · by CT · 114 replies · 4,883+ views
    Power Line ^ | 9/5/04 | John H. Hinderaker
    Douglas Brinkley, author of the John Kerry biography Tour of Duty, was on Steve Malzberg's radio show today. He called on John Kerry to release his military records, saying: "Clearly some of these military records should be made available to the press." Brinkley also said that if the Navy investigation reveals deception in connection with Kerry's medals, it "could be" the "death knell" for Kerry's campaign. Professing uncertainty about what to make about the Swift Boat Vets' claims, Brinkley said: Right now it's unclear. So we have to just wait to see what all this adds up to. While the...
  • Kerry apparently signed Form 180 for Brinkley — thereby waiving confidentiality

    09/03/2004 6:38:18 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 33 replies · 3,567+ views ^ | 3 September 2004 | Beldar
    Friday, September 03, 2004 Kerry apparently signed Form 180 for Brinkley — thereby waiving confidentiality — but Brinkley is cooperating in the cover-up I had always assumed that Sen. Kerry had himself provided his biographer Douglas Brinkley with Kerry's official military records that were already in Sen. Kerry's hands. But in reviewing Brinkley's citations and references for ToD, I came upon this statement at page 520 of his "Acknowledgements" section (boldface mine): Also with Kerry's permission, I obtained his Navy records and have used them as a reliable source. I don't know any other way to interpret this than to...
  • Freeper "serves" Standard Form 180 on James Rassman in W.Va.

    09/02/2004 2:42:41 PM PDT · by mtntop3 · 68 replies · 2,995+ views
    Vanity | 02 Sep 04 | mtntop3
    This morning, 02 Sep 04, I went to a Kerry-Edwards event in Parkersburg, W.Va., which featured James Rassman, Kerry's main Swift Boat supporter. They've been doing this around W. Va. this week. I spoke to Rassman shortly after he arrived at the site (Veterans' Memorial in the City Park) and before the event began. I stood next to a couple of media attendees - one print, one radio - and had my trusty tape-recorder with me. I know the drill from my newspaper work. At an appropriate point, I asked Rassman why Kerry would not sign a Standard Form 180...
  • Online Petition - Tell Kerry to Sign SF180

    08/27/2004 7:45:48 AM PDT · by Ritwngr · 10 replies · 563+ views
    ReleaseThem ^ | 8/27/04 | Richard Viguerie
    A very simple petition that you can sign, asking Kerry to turn over those records and put this behind us. Click here to do so------- Dear Senator Kerry Please, for the sake of all Americans release all records relating to the allegations made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBV) so that this election - and our country - can focus on the other important national and international issues at this critical time. Only you can put an end to this distraction. It is apparent that this story won?t go away no matter how you choose to fight it...
  • Kerry camp denies hiding war records

    08/22/2004 11:29:48 AM PDT · by bin2baghdad · 57 replies · 2,091+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 18 Aug 2004 | Stephen Dinan
    At the White House, press secretary Scott McClellan said he couldn't say specifically whether Mr. Bush signed Standard Form 180, but the president did request and release his own military records in February. "I don't believe he signed any form, but he did authorize making his military records available publicly," Mr. McClellan said. "We have released all the records, and reporters were allowed to look at his medical records as well."