Skip to comments.John Kerry: Marxist "Hero"
Posted on 07/04/2004 12:23:47 PM PDT by commiefighter
A photograph of Senator John F. Kerry, receiving an award for special contributions to the communist victory from the Marxist government of Vietnam, hangs in the War Remnants Museum (formerly the War Crimes Museum) in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). His partner in the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), Jane Fonda, is honored in the Womens Museum, but she, unlike Kerry, did not receive a special commendation as a Hero of communist victory. Kerry was given the award in 1983, when he was Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Kerrys record of activism on the behalf of the communists was also lauded by the military commander of North Vietnamese forces, General Vo Nguyen Giap, in his 1985 memoir of the war. Giap wrote that..if it were not for the disunity created by...stateside protests, Hanoi would have ultimately surrendered. Thus, Kerrys efforts aided and abetted the enemy, prolonged the war, and probably resulted in greater American casualties. The photograph of the award presentation can be viewed on the internet at www.wintersoldier.com. It depicts Kerry being congratulated by the future general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Comrade Do Moi. Regardless, the former enemys award is apparently not displayed on the wall of Kerrys Senate office, with his reclaimed US wartime citations--which he once declared were thrown away during a VVAW war protest.
In the 1970s, Kerry attended 2 meetings with North Vietnamese communist representatives, according to Marc Morano of CNS News (CNSNews.com). Kerry admits to one meeting in 1970, but FBI records unearthed by Morano, indicate a second took place in 1971, with the purpose of securing the release of American prisoners of war. Freelance diplomacy by non-governmental agencies such as the Kerry-Fonda group, VVAW, is illegal (US Code 18, USC 953). It is therefore understandable that Kerry would not wish to be portrayed as negotiating with the communists. Kerrys efforts may have also led to a later undisclosed Vietnam trip, according to an unimpeachable source of antiwar activity--the Communist Party USAs Daily World newspaper of 16 June 1971. On the wintersoldier web site, Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., has written extensively of Kerrys dealing with the Marxists, and is quoted by Morano as saying..Vietnamese communists would not have won the war without John Kerry.. In 1991, Kerry co-chaired a Senate select committee evaluating whether unacknowledged American POWs remained alive in Vietnam. Once again, his loyalty was to Vietnam, rather than to his band of brothers. He cut short the investigation rather than embarrass the communists--and shredded the reports carefully collected over a period of years by the Defense Intelligence Agency so that the evidence could not be reexamined in the context of new POW sightings.
Further, Kerry lobbied for renewed trade relations with Hanoi, and failed to vote in favor of measures that would require Vietnam to recognize human rights to qualify for that trade. After the Vietnam trade bill was passed (without the human rights requirement), Kerrys cousin, C. Stewart Forbes, chief executive for Colliers International, assisted in brokering a $905 million deal to develop a deep-sea port at Vung Tau. Further, Kerry has stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (HR2833) in the Senate. Finally, were Kerrys activities in time of war, as acknowledged by the awards given him by a foreign power, covered by Article III, Section 3 of the US Constitution regarding giving aid and comfort to the enemy? A group of Navy veterans who served with Kerry in Vietnam believes it was, and otherwise declares Kerry unfit to be the commander-in-chief (www.swiftvets.com). Kerrys actions may have also been crucial in persuading the Communist Party, USA, and the Marxist Socialist Workers Party to support him for president. Will Kerry repudiate that support, or wear it like a badge of honor--along with his communist Hero medal?
I'd like to forward this on to some fence sitting friends of mine in order to tip them to the side of good, and would prefer not to use it directly from FR. However, when I go to the source link above, I merely get the WT home page. Do you have an accurate link for this one?
ya, mee tooooo...
Yup. Bump that.
This election will not be about Vietnam nor will it be about the National Guard. It's all water under the bridge.
I'd like to see the story link too, I can't find it. There was some speculation as to the stories authenticity on FR a few weeks ago, I'd hate to see a repeat of the Kerry-Fonda photoshopped photo.
JOHN KERRY = Enemy of Vietnam Vets
It looks like the media walls are starting to tumble down... waaaay to go!!! If I'm right, this is the first 'mainstream' media to run this story. Granted, it's not the liberal Washington Post, but the Washington Times is mainstream to me. I am gettin' excited this story may finally break loose. Thanks for working so hard on this.
Please, please, please... a link to the article!!!!
No trace of it in the Washington Times...
A still-confined-to-the-samizdat-media counterbump...
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