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When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope
American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor

Posted on 07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT by NYer

The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political success, which made the president surer of his course, and more obstinate -- and, worst of all, re-electable.

Again, this was so important because Reagan, as Kennedy saw it -- and conveyed to his Russian pals -- was so belligerent and, apparently, dangerous.

This was decidedly different from how Kennedy reportedly felt about Andropov and his cohort. As Chebrikov noted in his memo, “Kennedy is very impressed with the activities of Y. V. Andropov and other Soviet leaders.”

The KGB memo concluded with a discussion of Kennedy’s own presidential prospects in 1984, and a note that Kennedy “underscored that he eagerly awaits a reply to his appeal.”

What came from this? We don’t know. The KGB didn’t tell us, and our liberal journalists didn’t want to find out. Our illustrious news organizations didn’t probe Kennedy for an answer on what this was all about. My reporting on this document exploded in the conservative media in 2006 and again in 2010, addressed by Brit Hume on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson at the Daily Caller,

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TOPICS: Catholic; History; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 1978; 1980; 198105; 19810513; 1984; 1985; 1992; agca; andropov; assassination; assassinationplot; barbarawalters; billcasey; bulgaria; bulgarians; casey; chebrikov; cia; collusion; democrats; edwardkennedy; gru; islam; johnpaulii; jpii; kennedy; kgb; kremlin; media; mehmetagca; mehmetaliagca; muslim; pope; reagan; republicans; russia; russiagate; tedkennedy; trump; turk; victorchebrikov; waltercronkite; yuriandropov

1 posted on 07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; Salvation; ...
I’m here to update this now in light of an even more disturbing wrinkle to the Kennedy-Andropov story. In the last few weeks, I released a new book for which I began filing FOIA requests even farther back (namely, starting in 2000-2001). That book is on Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan, titled A Pope and a President.

In that book, I chronicle the events of May 13, 1981, when Pope John Paul II was shot smack in the middle of St. Peter’s Square. I lay out in that book that Moscow ordered the hit on the pope.

Catholic ping. Please read this article in its entirety.

2 posted on 07/12/2017 4:26:00 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

I think if JFK were alive he would have slapped the s**t out of Teddy for what he had become.

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To: NYer

Sigh. This is conservatives talking in an echo chamber. I am willing to bet that fully 90%+ of Americans have no idea of the back channel communications between Ted Kennedy and Moscow in 1980.

That rat Kennedy is gone, and that is a good thing for America, but his shameful legacy lives on.

4 posted on 07/12/2017 4:40:37 AM PDT by rlmorel (Donald Trump: Making Liberal Heads Explode 140 Characters At A Time.)
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To: NYer

Even more so, there is a large population of that 90%+ that would say “So what?” but in the next breath, would get spittle-lipped and red-faced at the NOTION put forth by the media that there was even any remote hint of collusion between Trump and Moscow...and there isn’t.

They are just liberals being liberals.

5 posted on 07/12/2017 4:43:06 AM PDT by rlmorel (Donald Trump: Making Liberal Heads Explode 140 Characters At A Time.)
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To: NYer

Yet another reminder of what a total piece of s$$t Kennedy was.

6 posted on 07/12/2017 4:44:07 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: NYer

The ramifications of the fraudulent stolen election that made John Kennedy the President of the United States in 1960 are little known to most Americans. However it resulted in the Immigration Reform Act of 1965 that fundamentally changed America, the Vietnam War, the introduction of widespread socialism, the “poverty” programs that destroyed families and introduced the cult of celebrity worship and crass hedonism. Ted Kennedy would have never existed without the treachery of Mayor Daley.

7 posted on 07/12/2017 4:49:09 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: rlmorel

Just look around at the change in our nation’s population from the 60’s and earlier. Ted Kennedy screwed America with his damn immigration BS.

8 posted on 07/12/2017 5:18:54 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: allendale; All

The oft repeated and popular misconception feeling that the reason Kennedy carried so well was because votes coming out of Chicago and Cook county were stolen. As a witness to it there, then, I differ and declare it a misconception.

Chicago at that time was a Catholic bastion. The Catholic school system for the Archdiocese of Chicago where hundreds of catholic parishes had their own grammar schools at the time,once ran the third largest school system in the US.

But not only was it a Catholic thing, at the time there was a lot of (it’s not like today) undeserved Pope and Catholic bashing. But if one took an “L ride” from the north side to the far south side through black neighborhoods all one would see is Kennedy window posters. If there was any “vote stealing” it wasn’t needed here.

What too many prognosticators forget is that what ever popular vote plurality he may have had coming out of Illinois still would not have had any bearing on the national outcome because of the system we use and the electoral vote.

However If he were not assassinated because of the positions he took on Cuba and other positions his reelection would have been in question.

9 posted on 07/12/2017 6:23:56 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin)
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To: NYer; zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice; 2ndDivisionVet

Ping for Paul Kengor’s article and his book, which I’m currently reading

10 posted on 07/12/2017 7:07:12 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping.

11 posted on 07/12/2017 8:42:55 AM PDT by zot
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To: mosesdapoet

Daley manufactured the margin needed to carry Illinois. He waited until the downstate votes were counted and provided what was necessary. Similar occurrence in Minnesota from the Ironbound region to elect the vile Al Franken. Power and their agenda is what mattered then and now to Democrats. If voter fraud is what it takes, then they do it without any reluctance.

12 posted on 07/12/2017 8:57:45 AM PDT by allendale (.)
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13 posted on 09/18/2017 12:39:59 PM PDT by piasa
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