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Text of KGB Letter on Senator Ted Kennedy
The Crusader - Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism | 2006 | Paul Kengor (excerpt - Appendix Page 317)

Posted on 12/31/2006 5:29:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Text of KGB Letter on Senator Ted Kennedy

Special Importance Committee on State Security of the USSR 14.05.1983 No. 1029 Ch/OV Moscow

Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Comrade Y.V. Andropov Comrade Y.V. Andropov

On 9-10 May of this year, Senator Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant J. Tunney was in Moscow. The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov:

Senator Kennedy, like other rational people, is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations. Events are developing such that this relationship coupled with the general state of global affairs will make the situation even more dangerous. The main reason for this is Reagan’s belligerence, and his firm commitment to deploy new American middle range nuclear weapons within Western Europe.

According to Kennedy, the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification on his politics. He feels that his domestic standing has been strengthened because of the well publicized improvements of the economy: inflation has been greatly reduced, production levels are increasing as is overall business activity. For these reasons, interest rates will continue to decline. The White House has portrayed this in the media as the “success of Reaganomics.”

Naturally, not everything in the province of economics has gone according to Reagan’s plan. A few well known economists and members of financial circles, particularly from the north-eastern states, foresee certain hidden tendencies that may bring about a new economic crisis in the USA. This could bring about the fall of the presidential campaign of 1984, which would benefit the Democratic party. Nevertheless, there are no secure assurances this will indeed develop.

The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations. These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign. The movement advocating a freeze on nuclear arsenals of both countries continues to gain strength in the United States. The movement is also willing to accept preparations, particularly from Kennedy, for its continued growth. In political and influential circles of the country, including within Congress, the resistance to growing military expenditures is gaining strength.

However, according to Kennedy, the opposition to Reagan is still very weak. Reagan’s adversaries are divided and the presentations they make are not fully effective. Meanwhile, Reagan has the capabilities to effectively counter any propaganda. In order to neutralize criticism that the talks between the USA and the USSR are non-constructive, Reagan will grandiose, but subjectively propagandistic. At the same time, Soviet officials who speak about disarmament will be quoted out of context, silenced or groundlessly and whimsically discounted. Although arguments and statements by officials of the USSR do appear in the press, it is important to note the majority of Americans do not read serious newspapers or periodicals.

Kennedy believes that, given the current state of affairs, and in the interest of peace, it would be prudent and timely to undertake the following steps to counter the militaristic politics of Reagan and his campaign to psychologically burden the American people. In this regard, he offers the following proposals to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Y.V. Andropov.

1. Kennedy asks Y.V. Andropov to consider inviting the senator to Moscow for a personal meeting in July of this year. The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA. He would also like to inform you that he has planned a trip through Western Europe, where he anticipates meeting England’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President Mitterand in which he will exchange similar ideas regarding the same issues.

If his proposals would be accepted in principle, Kennedy would send his representative to Moscow to resolve questions regarding organizing such a visit.

Kennedy thinks the benefit of a meeting with Y.V. Andropov will be enhanced if he could also invite one of the well known Republican senators, for example, Mark Hatfield. Such a meeting will have a strong impact on American and political circles in the USA. (In March of 1982, Hatfield and Kennedy proposed a project resolution to freeze the nuclear arsenals of the USA and the USSR and published a book on this theme as well.)

2. Kennedy believes that in order to influence Americans it would be important to organize in August-September of this year, televised interviews with Y.V. Andropov in the USA. A direct appeal by the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. The senator is convinced this would receive the maximum resonance in so far as television is the most effective method of mass media and information.

If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. Specifically, the president of the board of directors of ABC, Elton Raul and television columnists Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters could visit Moscow. The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.

Furthermore, with the same purpose in mind, a series of televised interviews in the USA with lower level Soviet officials, particularly from the military would be organized. They would also have an opportunity to appeal directly to the American people about the peaceful intentions of the USSR, with their own arguments about maintaining a true balance of power between the USSR and the USA in military terms. This issue is quickly being distorted by Reagan’s administration.

Kennedy asked to convey that this appeal to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is his effort to contribute a strong proposal that would root out the threat of nuclear war, and to improve Soviet-American relations, so that they define the safety of the world. Kennedy is very impressed with the activities of Y.V. Andropov and other Soviet leaders, who expressed their commitment to heal international affairs, and improve mutual understanding between peoples.

The senator underscored that he eagerly awaits a reply to his appeal, the answer to which may be delivered through Tunney.

Having conveyed Kennedy’s appeal to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Tunney also explained that Senator Kennedy has in the last few years actively made appearances to reduce the threat of war. Because he formally refused to partake in the election campaign of 1984, his speeches would be taken without prejudice as they are not tied to any campaign promises. Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988. At that time, he will be 56 and his personal problems, which could hinder his standing, will be resolved (Kennedy has just completed a divorce and plans to remarry in the near future). Taken together, Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president. This would explain why he is convinced that none of the candidates today have a real chance at defeating Reagan.

We await instructions.

President of the committee V. Chebrikov

TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: coldwar; communism; generationreagan; godsgravesglyphs; johntunney; kennedy; kgb; kgbletter; kgbmemo; nakedcommunist; ratcrime; teddy; teddykennedy; tedkennedy; treason; tunney; ussr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever
faced mankind, and if we lose that war, and in doing so
lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with
the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose
did the least to prevent its happening.
- Ronald Reagan, 1964
(commenting on communism but probably just as applicable to today's muzzie terrorists.)

41 posted on 12/31/2006 6:18:44 AM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


42 posted on 12/31/2006 6:19:18 AM PST by Sam Cree (WIT)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The tactics used by Kerry; after his 'post-haste' VietNam Tour of Duty came right out of a KGB book; his attack of our Military was a carefully crafted; orchestrated affair - as he sat, wide-eyed; giving false testimony - along with his compatriots; fake, down to the bloodiest details. . .

While perhaps already familiar with the'little Black Book that has always guided good communists; perhaps there was more to the 'full orchestration' of these events. . .

Well, we have only to look at their history of politics to know they were good students; learned their lessons well. . .we now have 'swiftboating' added to our lexicon defined for us at Wikopedia:

Swiftboating is American political jargon for an ad hominem attack against a public figure, coordinated by an independent or pseudo-independent group, usually resulting in a benefit to an established political force.

Of course, to many; it now just translates as a 'heap of lies' thrown at someone for personal/political gain. . .

Meanwhile, back at the Republican Ranch. . .so to speak. . .

43 posted on 12/31/2006 6:22:12 AM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: Calpernia
And where, please is Bob Woodward?

All these years; and still. . .no story.

44 posted on 12/31/2006 6:23:48 AM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don't hold your breath waiting on the RNC to say or do anything about it!

45 posted on 12/31/2006 6:24:43 AM PST by Solamente (Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out...)
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To: cricket

Couldn't have said it better.


46 posted on 12/31/2006 6:25:43 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mkjessup
Waterboard that fat bastard until he tells all.

..he'd probably come up for air gushing something about "I think she still might be in the car, I tried to save her...where's my lawyers and PR man?


47 posted on 12/31/2006 6:27:07 AM PST by Doogle (USAF 68-73..408th MMS Ubon Thailand ..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: evad

DO we operate under an equal system of justice under law"
Perhaps someday this man will be held responsible for his crimes.

Never happen.

48 posted on 12/31/2006 6:29:06 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: evad
Just an observation.....You can forget "Hanging" that fat,secretary murdering, traitor.The gallows would have to be built like a bridge and the "rope " would have to be steel cable....and can you imagine what it would look like on YouTube if the cable snapped?

Forget about a fireing squad, unless you plan on using elephant rifles.

Injection? Yeah, right, make sure you bring a 5 gallon bucket of the stuff along with a catheter.

No, I'm afraid a beheading, live and exclusively on CNN( if they agree to loop it 24-7 which of course they will ) is the correct option. Black and Decker along with Home Depot's product placement fees can pay for the whole production. What say you?
49 posted on 12/31/2006 6:35:52 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Calpernia

I apologize. I have been traveling a lot with the Wounded Warrior Project and as part of my job, and it fell off the radar and I forgot about it.

I hadn't seen your posts in a while, otherwise it could have jarred my memory.

I'll go back through my old freepmail and read again what you have sent me. Is there anything new on that subject?

50 posted on 12/31/2006 6:40:01 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: All; Cincinatus' Wife


October 1965 =

1st Term Sen. TED KENNEDY & 1st Term Rep. JOHN TUNNEY toured a then Free South Vietnam to be fully briefed first hand on our Military & War Refugee operations.

(Sen. TED KENNEDY in South Vietnam's Central Highlands - 5th Photo down)

After the 1970's WATERGATE, Sen. TED KENNEDY then pushed Congress to cut off ALL U.S. funding for the South Vietnam Military's fight for Freedom it was waging against invading Communist terrorists from the North. And then for ALL the Medical Aid the South needed to treat its resultant war casualties with.

Bringing for us all to sadly see in the End:

Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp


NEVER ever AGAIN..!!!

Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer
Veteran-1st Major Battles for Freedom of the Vietnam War 1965-66


51 posted on 12/31/2006 6:42:38 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965
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To: girlangler

Yes. But we will catch up after you go through your freep mail.

52 posted on 12/31/2006 6:43:41 AM PST by Calpernia (
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To: Bon mots
Someone really ought to erect a statue to Mary Jo on the Mall for keeping this reprobate out of the White House. She really DID give her life for her country.

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The joke around Boston – whose residents keep sending this moron back to Washington (probably to keep THEIR daughters safe) -- used to be that Teddy was down to his last brain cell. Looks like even THAT one finally gave up the ghost.

53 posted on 12/31/2006 6:44:15 AM PST by Dick Bachert (--)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


54 posted on 12/31/2006 6:44:47 AM PST by ShowMeMom (America: The home of the FREE because of the BRAVE.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gee, John, why the long face?

55 posted on 12/31/2006 6:45:12 AM PST by Dick Bachert (--)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thanks for the 'thumbs up'. . .am going to buy this one today. (Read and gifted Mark Steyn's 'America Alone'. . .which I am waiting to see - and I hope soon - Steyn's book tucked underneath GW's arm as he exits helicopter. . .)

Would feel better if I did, for sure. . .but now, for certain and as well; I hope he has read this one. . .and surely, he has. . .

56 posted on 12/31/2006 6:46:16 AM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

seems enough evidence for "high crimes against the state" ...IMHO

57 posted on 12/31/2006 6:46:31 AM PST by mo
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To: mewzilla


Good idea, but it probably wouldn't help. I can't understand the mentality of the people in that state.

58 posted on 12/31/2006 6:47:40 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let me take this opportunity to register my complete disgust at the Senator from Taxachusetts.

I think an investigation is needed.

59 posted on 12/31/2006 6:49:10 AM PST by sauropod ("Men would appreciate women's minds more if they bounced gently when they walked. ")
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To: sauropod


60 posted on 12/31/2006 6:51:41 AM PST by JessieHelmsJr
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