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  • Our Treasonous Secretary of State

    04/26/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/26/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    John Kerry, our Secretary of State, has been talked about by three former Obama Secretaries of Defense who have expressed grave concerns about the lack of respect displayed by both Kerry and Obama for members of the American military. And Kerry has expressed contempt for American men at arms on more than one occasion. During his run for President, it was Kerry who said young people needed to go to college or remain stupid and go into the military. Such are the views of the self-described “winter soldier;” the treacherous soldier that attempted to throw his brothers in arms under...
  • Released bikers give clashing accounts of Twin Peaks shootout

    06/07/2015 12:36:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies ^ | June 6, 2015 | J.B. SMITH
    As more bikers are released from McLennan County Jail, the accounts of what led up to the deadly shootout at Twin Peaks come into sharper conflict with each other. Police and prosecutors have painted the May 17 shooting as a clash of rival “gangs” — primarily the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs — that were armed and prepared to settle scores in a public place. Waco police have said more than 300 weapons found at the scene show there was “criminal intent” among the 177 who were jailed in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.“(It) indicates to the public that...
  • Of treaties and treason

    03/22/2015 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-22-15 | DrJohn
    democrats have been fast and loose with accusations of treason of late. On the one hand, they threw the accusation at Tom Cotton for reminding everyone that the Senate gets offer advice and consent to any binding treaties the President engages in. Soon after they agreed to support in principle what Cotton stipulated. Hey, says James Lewis over at American Thinker, as long as treason is in the air... What’s more, by bringing that ticklish word “treason” into the public debate, the left is opening up a can of worms. We can now ask some crucial questions that have been...
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: Pro Edward Snowden, Pro Freedom

    04/04/2014 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is first and foremost a rousing sequel, the kind that makes you giddy that the Marvel movie pipeline is working at full capacity. It's also a film we're unlikely to see screened at the Obama White House thanks to its anti-NSA message. The new film offers some political undercurrents not seen in most superhero epics, from fears of government spying to the need for unvarnished transparency. It's all fused to a Marvel-approved template starring actors who know precisely how to bring two-dimensional characters to the big screen.
  • Captain America: Red, White, and False: Hollywood politics with fake patriotism.

    04/04/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2014 | Armond White
    Seen close up on the 3D screen, actor Chris Evans’s ruddy lips, bright complexion, and sparkling eyes look like a Pop Art personification of red, white, and blue patriotism in Marvel Studios’ Captain American: The Winter Soldier. Referred to as “The greatest soldier of all time” by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), his paramilitary boss at S.H.I.E.L.D., Evans’s Steve Rogers, who was scientifically re-engineered into the ever-youthful, muscle-bound World War II veteran of the title, represents a timeless idea of American strength and virtue: “I’m 95, I’m not dead,” he tells flirtatious superhero colleague Natasha (Scarlett Johanssen). Evans’s cartoon...
  • John Kerry to Retire in 2016

    02/06/2014 8:35:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/14 | Tapper
    JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this. JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Good to be with you. TAPPER: So you've been secretary of State for a year. What's been the most surprising thing about the job? KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis. A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval. And all of it affects our interests, you know... ... TAPPER: There's a lot of talk about two of...
  • John Kerry gives Syria week to surrender chemical weapons or face attack

    09/09/2013 5:11:20 AM PDT · by Netz · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 September 2013 | Patrik Wintour
    The US secretary of state has said that President Bashar al-Assad has one week to hand over his entire stock of chemical weapons to avoid a military attack, but said he had no expectation that the Syrian leader would comply. John Kerry also said he had no doubt that Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack in east Damascus on 21 August, saying that only three people are responsible for the chemical weapons inside Syria – Assad himself, one of his brothers and a senior general. He said the entire US intelligence commnity was united in believing Assad was...
  • US hits back at Putin 'liar' comment about Kerry

    09/05/2013 3:57:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | By Matthew Lee
    The State Department is hitting back at what it calls false accusations that Russian President Vladimir Putin made about Secretary of State John Kerry. Jen Psaki is a department spokeswoman. She says Kerry is a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam war and has had more than words aimed at him. Psaki says Kerry is not losing sleep because of Putin's quote preposterous comment that was based on an inaccurate rendering of what Kerry said.
  • Whither the ‘Winter Soldier’

    09/04/2013 11:52:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 9.3.13 | REID SMITH
    From John Kerry’s statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, in which he criticized the Vietnam War. Submitted without comment: “We veterans can only look with amazement on the fact that this country has been unable to see there is absolutely no difference between ground troops and a helicopter crew, and yet people have accepted a differentiation fed them by the Administration. No ground troops are in Laos, so it is all right to kill Laotians by remote control. […] SNIP
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • Kerry spokesman stripped of Silver Star

    07/26/2011 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 115 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>John F. Kerry almost became president running on the basis of his alleged heroism in Vietnam. Thanks to the efforts of a group of truth-tellers, the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, the serious holes in the fantasy narrative propounded by the Kerry campaign came to the attention of enough Americans that John Kerry was not the first faux-Irish President of the United States.</p>
  • Adam Kokesh: A Dishonored Marine

    03/10/2010 7:15:24 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 66 replies · 1,378+ views ^ | March 6, 2010 | Larry Bailey
    Adam Kokesh, candidate for the Republican nomination for the US House of Representatives from the Third District of New Mexico, is doing his best to deceive the electorate. He portrays himself as a libertarian conservative, but he is neither libertarian nor conservative (unless he reinvents himself again). Most egregiously, he is attempting to portray himself as a patriotic anti-war/anti-military veteran in a manner reminiscent of John Kerry and Vietnam Veterans against the War (VVAW), in which Kerry tarnished the valor of his brothers-in-arms in order to advance his political career. As did VVAW, Kokesh's Iraq Veterans against the War (IVAW)...
  • War Crimes and Other Misdemeanors [Vietnam, do NOT read unless prepared to be angered]

    12/04/2008 4:31:32 PM PST · by SJackson · 56 replies · 1,068+ views
    Chicago Reader ^ | December, 2008 | Michael Miner
    War Crimes and Other Misdemeanors Deborah Nelson’s new book documents Vietnam atrocities the army did nothing to stop. Deborah NelsonJohn Consoli / University of Maryland By Michael MinerNovember 27, 2008An essay in last Sunday’s New York Times marveled at the spate of new Holocaust movies arriving for the Christmas season. Movies fulfilling the pledge to “never forget” have become a genre, wrote film critic A.O. Scott—a feel-good genre emphasizing “hope and overcoming rather than despair and destruction.” Let me suggest this: Maybe high-minded Americans gravitate to Holocaust movies because they distract us. They let us think we’re looking hard at...
  • Vets' intentions were shattered in wartime horrors (Barf Alert!)

    06/02/2008 11:17:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 165+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | June 1, 2008 | Lisa Stiffler
    One former soldier recounted an interrogation of an Iraqi by his fellow combatants so brutal he likened it to "a frat house gang rape." Another was still troubled not by his close brushes with death, but by the times he nearly shot innocent Iraqi civilians. And a third was exasperated and puzzled by being asked to fulfill what he called "ridiculous" orders to harass Iraqi residents and was discouraged from helping those in distress. He called the war "immoral and absurd." All came together Saturday afternoon at Seattle's Town Hall to share their troubling and sometimes graphic war stories in...
  • ABC Gives Winter Soldier Liars A Platform

    04/27/2008 9:28:15 AM PDT · by Wuli · 5 replies · 198+ views
    4/27/2008 | Wuli
    The New York ABC Channel is, today (it started at noon), running a program giving their broadcast time to the latest batch of "Winter Soldier" liars.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Winter-Soldier Again: But maybe this time, the press will be less credulous

    03/31/2008 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 25 replies · 683+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 31, 2008 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    An organization calling itself Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) convened a conference in Silver Spring, Maryland, entitled Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan — Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, this month. Modeling itself on the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI), which provided the text for John Kerry’s infamous testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later that year, the event claimed to “feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in [the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan], giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.” But in the immortal words of Yogi...
  • Will Winter Soldier II Testifiers Sign Affidavits? (Jason Mattera, YAF/HotAir Video)

    03/28/2008 12:41:04 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 13 replies · 707+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2008 | Jason Mattera
    WSII Testifiers have their panties all bunched up over this video.Thank you, Jason Mattera, YAF, Michelle Malkin and HotAir, for asking the question that the MSM should have asked.WSII is further falling apart...
  • Tales of Winter Soldier II

    03/17/2008 5:37:37 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 30 replies · 653+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 17, 2008 | Katie O'Malley
    The Iraq Veterans Against the War held their Winter Soldier II event this weekend at the National Labor College. The implied intent of this event was to give testimony to a myriad of claimed attrocites committed by the US military in Iraq. Not surprisingly, it fell far short of its intent. For lefties expecting proof of the dishonor and heinous behavior of the US military, surely Monday morning recaps will bring little more than disappointment and frustration. For those who feared the smearing of our military a la John Kerry and the original Winter Soldiers, solace can be found.
  • EAGLES UP WINTER SOLDIER II Live Video, March 14,2008

    03/14/2008 8:03:52 AM PDT · by trooprally · 27 replies · 3,576+ views
    EaglesUp.US | March 14,2008
    Eagles Up and their supporting organizations are at The National Labor College, George Meany Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. Right now there are about 50 Troop Supporters. ConcreteBob says while numbers are small now, that everyone knows who they are and why they are there. No sound yet, camera is in a fixed position, but periodically moved, and pics come in every few seconds, but it is a start. Live VideoOn Thursday, Troop Supporters, mostly Gathering of Eagles, were on Capitol Hill talking to and handing out the petition to NOT put any Winter Soldier II "testimony" into the congressional...
  • Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II

    03/12/2008 10:43:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies · 2,635+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 3-12-08 | Michelle Malkin
    Hot Air TV: Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II By Michelle Malkin • March 12, 2008 11:12 PM Grab the popcorn. We’ve got another joint YAF/Hot Air TV production for you, just in time for the anti-war confab known as “Winter Soldier II” that kicks off in Washington, D.C. tomorrow and runs through Sunday. YAF’s Jason Mattera, our intrepid special correspondent who cornered Jack Murtha in September, is back in the halls of Congress. This week, Jason caught up with the original Winter Soldier, Sen. John Kerry, and confronted him about his unsubstantiated, troop-smearing testimony. Jason also tried...
  • LA Times Cover Up?

    03/13/2008 6:35:55 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 31 replies · 1,293+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2008 | Scott Swett
    Members of the radical group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are busy preparing to host a new “war crimes” conference next month in Washington. The event, billed as Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan, takes its title from the IVAW’s namesake and mentor, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). However, information has now come to light that profoundly undermines the VVAW’s original atrocity claims.
  • EAGLES MUSTER (Winter Soldier II Testimony Challenge Washington DC March 14/15)

    03/13/2008 6:31:59 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 36 replies · 2,205+ views
    Eagles Up email & Web article ^ | 3/12/08 | Harry Riley
    EAGLES MUSTER is near execution........... Check out the link below to Michelle Malkin's article today. She covers what we're about usual..... Activity is mounting, trains, planes, buses, hogs, cars, et al are beginning to move toward DC. If you're still looking for lodging, check out our list of motels/hotels at Friday and Saturday represent one of the best opportunities we've had in years for a one-two punch............ One, on Friday, March 14th to reflect to the IVAW Winter Soldier population, anarchists, and "surrender" crowd in general, that America rejects their distorted, fabricated attempt to smear, demean, denigrate...
  • Winter Soldiers II: We Won't Stand for More Lies (Melanie Morgan)

    03/12/2008 12:24:54 AM PDT · by Syncro · 9 replies · 1,288+ views
    MelanieMorgan.Com ^ | March 10, 2008 | Melanie Morgan
    Home News Latest Winter Soldiers II: We Won't Stand for More Lies Winter Soldiers II: We Won't Stand for More Lies Written by Melanie Morgan    Monday, 10 March 2008 The country is swept up in Obama-mania, the candidate who promises immediate withdrawal from Iraq just as we are winning the war. The anger in the streets is palpable. And in the middle of election madness, the hate-filled rhetoric of the anti-war crowd has gone under the radar of the Mainstream Media. ALERT: An ugly thing is set to happen in Washington, D.C. this week. The same people who are bombing Marine Recruiting Centers...
  • WINTER SOLDIER Action Alert

    03/10/2008 6:06:20 PM PDT · by MountainFlower · 29 replies · 1,173+ views
    This was forwarded to me from Colonel Riley, with the request to please pass the information on. Let’s do what we can to assist with this! Subject: Winter Soldier Action Alert Getting to Talk Radio: Sometime this week (and possibly as early as tomorrow morning) American Thinker will simultaneously publish three articles related to Winter Soldier. There will be one each from Scott Swett and myself on WSI and media, from 1971 to 2008 respectively. I don't yet know what the other will be or who is the author, but it will be favorable to our side. Rush Limbaugh routinely...
  • Veterans, Troop Supporters Oppose “Winter Soldier II”

    03/10/2008 1:24:06 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 50 replies · 1,303+ views
    Eagles Up email ^ | March 4, 2008 | Eagles Up
    Washington, D.C., March 4, 2008 – A national coalition of pro-troop and veteran organizations is gathering in the Washington area next week to oppose a planned reenactment of Sen. John Kerry’s infamous “Winter Solider” anti-Vietnam War event that, like its predecessor, will feature “testimony” alleging atrocities committed by American troops this time in Afghanistan and Iraq. Eagles Up and other organizations are taking aim at Winter Soldier II, patterned after a similar event staged by Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s Vietnam Veterans Against the War in 1971. Although most of the “veterans” who “testified” in Kerry’s event a generation ago...
  • Winter Soldiers on slippery slope to Haditha

    03/10/2008 11:25:54 AM PDT · by RedRover · 28 replies · 967+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | March 8, 2008 | Nathaniel R. Helms and David Allender
    This week in Silver Springs, Maryland about 100 members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, discharged veterans opposed to the Global War on Terror, will spend three days publicly revealing their knowledge of American war crimes at an event dubbed “Winter Soldier II.” In addition to media attention they hope to generate, the veterans may find themselves getting attention from federal prosecutors armed with a relatively new law that can send them to the penitentiary, knowledgeable lawyers say. As the name suggests, Winter Soldier II is not the first time disaffected veterans have protested the war they fought in....
  • WAR of Words Reaches Main Line [WINTER SOLDIER Warm Up Freeped in Philly]

    03/05/2008 8:00:06 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 95 replies · 1,048+ views
    Main Line Life Newspaper ^ | March 5, 2008 | Jeff Cobb
    WAR of Words Reaches Main LineIraq Veterans Against the War use walk along Lancaster Avenue to get their word out. By Jeff Cobb Wed March 5, 2008 Having started in Philadelphia Saturday morning, the soldiers marched up Lancaster Avenue, and camped in Bryn Mawr that night. Their destination that they would reach the next day was the National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge.The group consisted of about 25 Iraq war veterans and active duty personnel. They wore desert camouflage and toted packs. But they were not performing a military function. They were war protesters. Accompanied by a photographer, a videographer...
  • Unreliable Haditha witness basis for Iraq Vets Against the War testimony

    03/02/2008 6:50:32 PM PST · by RedRover · 31 replies · 1,085+ views
    Defend Our Marines ^ | March 2, 2008 | David Allender
    In November 2006, Jason Wayne Washburn was a member of the 3/1 Marines Weapons Company in Haditha. Today he is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Washburn wasn't in Haditha the morning of November 19th, and didn’t see what happened. But is coming to Washington to testify about it anyway. He will be part of Winter Soldier II on March 13-16. As Washburn says on his IVAW profile page, “it was a squad in my unit that went on a rampage after they were hit with an I.E.D. and ended up killing around 26 civilians.” How does Washburn...
  • Touching Nerves, Hearts and Painful Memories

    02/27/2008 8:23:21 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 63 replies · 715+ views
    Obiter Dictum ^ | February 27, 2008 | Denis Keohane
    Last Monday morning (Feb 25) Scott Swett’s timely article “Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit ‘Winter Soldier’ Claims” on the discovery of the summary files of the Army CID Investigations of VVAW War Crimes Allegations from the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation was published at By late that evening, at the suggestion of a friend, I had gotten the on-line petition entitled “Appeal to the Senate Armed Service Committee” up, and it has been there for less than two full days. Many of the hundreds of signatories have made comments. Many of those show how truly appalled people are that the...
  • An Ex-American Navy Lieutenant: (IVAW Member to Return from Yemen for Winter Soldier)

    02/26/2008 11:33:59 AM PST · by kristinn · 44 replies · 193+ views
    The Yemen Times ^ | Monday, February 25, 2008 | Janie Ferguson
    An ex-American Navy Lieutenant: “It is just a matter of time before the American people get sick of this war and force a pull out.”Janie Ferguson For The Yemen TimesA former U.S. Navy lieutenant has been living in Sana’a for seven months, having resigned in protest from serving in Iraq. Harvey Tharp was a full lieutenant in the U.S. Navy when he was called to serve in Iraq due to his knowledge of the Arabic language. Upon his departure from Yemen, he spoke to The Yemen Times about the moral challenges he faced, which led to the ending of his...
  • Petition to Senate Armed Services Committee - investigate those who allege war crimes!

    02/25/2008 6:22:58 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 34 replies · 273+ views
    I ^ | February 25, 2008 | the undersigned...
    To The Honorable Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee During the Democratic Debate between Senators Clinton and Obama televised on the evening of February 21st, Senator Obama spoke of information passed on to him by an officer in the United States Army about our forces in Afghanistan suffering from a shortage of equipment and weapons. The very next day, a member and former Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Senator Warner, sent a letter to Senator Obama, asking for information about these charges. Senator Warner wrote: "...I, and I believe other members of SASC, have a responsibility to establish...
  • Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit “Winter Soldier” Claims

    02/25/2008 3:56:16 AM PST · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 57 replies · 915+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 25, 2008 | Scott Swett
    From March 13-16, 2008, members of the antiwar group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will gather in Washington, DC to “testify” against the US military at a protest event called Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan. The name “Winter Soldier” is taken from the infamous 1971 event at which members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) related gruesome stories of crimes they claimed to have participated in or witnessed. The VVAW insisted that rape, torture and murder were standard practices for the US military in Vietnam. Organizers of the new IVAW tribunal, which is supported by several former...
  • Intel Report - "Winter Soldier testimony" returns

    02/01/2008 8:45:29 AM PST · by Tom the Redhunter · 19 replies · 196+ views ^ | February 1, 2008 | Tom the Redhunter
    If anyone has already posted on this I apologize in advance, but I just want to make sure we're all aware of what our opposition is up to. From the website of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAF): Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan will feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, who will tell the hard truth about what is really happening, day in and day out, in Iraq and Afghanistan. The four-day event will bring together veterans from across the country to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and...
  • The Surrender Lobby's Tet Offensive--wage a propaganda war against the American veteran

    01/31/2008 4:11:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies · 257+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-31-08 | Andrew Walden
    The Surrender Lobby's Tet Offensive   By Andrew | Thursday, January 31, 2008 A year ago, Iraq was racked by horrific violence and on the brink of civil war. Now, levels of violence and civilians and military casualties are significantly reduced and hope has been rekindled in many Iraqi communities. – General David Petraeus, letter to the troops December 28, 2007. It has been a bad year for al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the Jihadis’ allies in America are feeling their pain. Speaking to The Politico January 17, John Isaacs, executive director of the misnamed Council for a Livable...
  • "Winter Soldier" for Iraq and Afstan.

    01/19/2008 8:45:30 AM PST · by Dawnsblood · 15 replies · 190+ views
    Argghhh! ^ | 1/19/08 | John Donovan
    Our old friends the "Winter Soldiers" are back. No word on whether John Kerry or Jane Fonda will attend.
  • The Wacko-Vet Myth ... (Now echoed by the New York Times)

    01/15/2008 5:04:45 AM PST · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 124+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 01/14/2008 | John J. DiIulio Jr.
    IN A PAGE-ONE STORY published Sunday, January 13, 2008, "Across America, Deadly Echoes of Foreign Battles," the New York Times reported on homicides by veterans of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Seven Times reporters contributed to the lengthy story, which was co-authored by Deborah Sontag and Lizette Alvarez. The Times "found 121 cases in which veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan committed a killing in this country, or were charged with one, after their return from war." All but one case involved male veterans. They speculated that their research "most likely uncovered only the minimum number of such cases,...
  • Winder Soldier to face third degree murder charges. (PC Military again)

    12/21/2007 11:11:24 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 4 replies · 138+ views
    WINDER, GA - A Winder soldier accused of killing a detainee in Iraq will face third-degree murder charges, despite a military investigator's recommendation that those charges be dropped. The Army might be using Spc. Christopher Shore, 25, of Winder and other soldiers as scapegoats to satisfy world opinion about the U.S. presence in Iraq, Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, said. "I am concerned because there is a number of these high profile cases coming out of Iraq and it appears there is a good degree of trying to sacrifice some of our guys in order to satisfy world opinion," Douglas...
  • 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...
  • John Kerry's time is coming — again (Projectile hurl alert)

    10/16/2007 5:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 286+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 16, 2007 | Elizabeth Wilner
    Here’s a burning question no one is asking: Whither John F. Kerry? He is his party’s most recent presidential nominee. He came tantalizingly close to winning. And yet no one is looking for him to put his stamp on the 2008 Democratic primary or wondering aloud who he’ll endorse — even though Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile says that in the early-state contests, “most of the voters would be thrilled to know who Kerry would back and why.” But the lack of an audible clamor for an endorsement by Kerry is more than a bit deceiving, as is the...
  • Busted! Shining Light On A [Liberal] Cockroach (Melanie Morgan Outs Jon Soltz Alert)

    08/09/2007 10:10:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 1,276+ views ^ | 08/10/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    ...[None] other than John Kerry himself who had counseled Soltz on his anti-victory activism. As reported by Fox News Channel and The Riehl World blog, "Soltz ... thanked Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry, who opposed the Vietnam War after returning from combat, for helping him to focus his disillusionment after returning from Iraq." (They have the video to back it up too, which you can watch. .... Yet, left-wing activists have been engaged in a fierce campaign to undermine the war effort. No news there, but what is alarming is the degree to which they are organized, funded, and orchestrated. Jon...
  • Winter Soldier Syndrome

    08/08/2007 2:04:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 904+ views ^ | August 8, 2007 | Michelle Malin
    The tale of Army Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp, the discredited "Baghdad Diarist" for the discredited New Republic magazine, is an old tale: Self-aggrandizing soldier recounts war atrocities. Media outlets disseminate soldier's tales uncritically. Military folks smell a rat and poke holes in tales too good (or rather, bad) to be true. Soldier's ideological sponsors blame the messengers for exposing anti-war fraud. Beauchamp belongs in the same ward as John F. Kerry, the original infectious agent of the toxic American disease known as Winter Soldier Syndrome. The ward is filling up. U.S. military investigators concluded this week that Beauchamp concocted allegations...
  • Kerry says he deserves 2nd chance in '08

    10/15/2006 1:13:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 150 replies · 2,651+ views
    Kerry says he deserves 2nd chance in '08 1 hour, 29 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry says he deserves a second chance if he decides to take another crack at becoming president. The Massachusetts Democrat, who lost to President Bush in 2004, said it is a basic principle that "Americans give people a second chance. And if you learn something and prove you've learned something, maybe even more so. Now, I don't know what I'm going to do yet. We'll make that decision down the road." Ronald Reagan twice unsuccessfully sought the GOP nomination for president before he got it...
  • Kerry vows tougher stance on group that questioned war service

    10/08/2006 1:40:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 192 replies · 3,693+ views
    Boston Glob ^ | October 8, 2006 | Mike Glover, AP Political Writer
    DES MOINES, Iowa --Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry lashed out Sunday against a group that bashed him during his last run at the White House. Kerry, who made a weekend appearance in northwest Iowa, said he is concerned that Swift Vote Veterans for Truth is again resorting to "the politics of fear and smear." The group, financed by Texas conservatives, ran commercials questioning his claim of being a decorated Vietnam veteran -- the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004. "We're not going to give them an ounce of daylight," said Kerry, who is considering another run at the Democratic presidential...
  • Weinstein Co. buys Dixie Chicks docu

    08/22/2006 4:14:50 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 89 replies · 2,691+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug. 22, 2006 | Gregg Goldstein
    Weinstein Co. buys Dixie Chicks docu By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK -- Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's politically charged documentary "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing" has been picked up for worldwide distribution by the Weinstein Co. A release is tentatively scheduled for the fall, possibly right before the November elections. The film revolves around the aftermath of singer Natalie Maines' statement at a 2003 London concert, where she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." It chronicles death threats, political attacks and radio boycotts against the band, and that could...
  • People of Vietnam seek more freedom, rights

    07/19/2006 7:36:59 AM PDT · by John Carey · 25 replies · 766+ views
    Vietnam Human Rights ^ | July 17, 2006 | various
    July 17, 2006 The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State of the United States of America U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Madam: We, the undersigned, are the citizens of Vietnam who, on April 8, 2006, have proclaimed the Manifesto 2006 which calls for democracy and freedom in Vietnam. We call ourselves Group 8406. According to the information that we received from Vietnam’s Ministry of External Affairs and the U.S. Department of States, we understand that you’ll be visiting Vietnam by the end of this month. We will be happy to welcome you here...
  • Freeper Video Report: Code Pink Cheers 2500 Deaths In Iraq With Coffin March To White House 6/14/06

    06/19/2006 7:30:29 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 61 replies · 3,508+ views
    me | June 19, 2006 | tgslTakoma
    <p>I have uploaded the video I made of this event on Google Video, and you can view it HERE. It's twenty minutes long. For the twelve Freepers and lurkers still using dial-up, here's a recap of the events...</p> <p>I got word (from an anonymous source) a week ago that Code Pink was going to have another Moonbat parade in DC on Flag Day (June 14th for those of you in Rio Linda), to celebrate the 2500th US military death in Iraq. It didn't matter to Gael Murphy when she announced the parade that the death toll might not be at 2500; she must have been really bummed by Zarqawi's untimely demise on June 7th (HOOAH! and AirPower!) and needed to do something to lift her out of the funk she was in. And a blood dance was just the ticket, apparently.</p>
  • John Kerry vs. Swift Vets (A re-match?)

    05/27/2006 7:53:25 PM PDT · by WatchYourself · 109 replies · 3,032+ views
    Don't Get SOS ^ | May 27, 2006 | Dustin Hawkins
    The puff piece starts out: “John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: “Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia.” Right off the bat, this is the first piece where the Swift Boat Vets were 100% correct. At the time, John Kerry stated that his trip took place on Christmas Eve in 1968. The SBV were right at the time, he was NOT iN Cambodia on Christmas Eve of 1968. Kerry had said that this moment was “seared” into him. After the Vets came out, Kerry had his personal biographer come out and it changed...
  • Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss

    05/28/2006 6:37:54 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 74 replies · 2,701+ views
    New York TImes ^ | May 28, 2006 | Kate Zernike
    John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." Graphic: Kerry's New Evidence He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his briefcase. "I have the hat." Three...
  • Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss ["They lied and lied and lied about everything,"]

    05/27/2006 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 372 replies · 8,365+ views
    Kerry Pressing Swiftboat Case, Long After Loss By KATE ZERNIKE John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia." He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares. "They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his...