Skip to comments.Ted Kennedy's Ties to the KGB
Posted on 10/10/2004 12:31:34 AM PDT by FesterUSMC
Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., has become John Kerry's attack dog.
It is clear that John Edwards won't be as mean-spirited in his attacks on George Bush.
As NewsMax has detailed in Richard Poe's exhaustive investigation of Kennedy, it was Kennedy's machine that groomed Kerry for the White House.
Teddy has a lot to lose if Kerry sinks.
Teddy also will have unprecedented power in a Kerry White House. Clearly, a serious examination of Uncle Ted's views needs to be conducted before Election Day.
NewsMax was deeply disturbed by an article written last December by Herbert Romerstein for Human Events, the conservative weekly.
Romerstein, a former House intelligence committee staffer and a researcher of Soviet archives, uncovered numerous documents suggesting that Ted Kennedy was a "collaborationist" with the Soviets during our Cold War. Romerstein also co-authored, along with Eric Breindel, the highly praised "Verona Secrets, Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors."
According to Romerstein, a review of Soviet Communist Party archives offers an unflattering view of Kennedy. Some of the documents that have come to light since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 include claims that:
Sometime in 1978, Kennedy requested the KGB's assistance to set up a relationship between the Soviets and a firm owned by former Sen. John Tunney, D-Calif. Again, on March 5, 1980, Tunney, acting as Kennedy's liaison, met with KGB agents in Moscow. During that meeting, Tunney articulated Kennedy's position that "nonsense about the Soviet military threat' and Soviet ambitions for military expansion in the Persian Gulf ... was being fueled by [President Jimmy] Carter, [National Security Advisor Zbigniew] Brzezinski, the Pentagon and the military industrial complex." Kennedy, according to the documents, offered to speak out against President Carter on Afghanistan.
Romerstein notes that soon after the meeting, several public speeches subsequently were made by Kennedy criticizing Carter on his handling of Afghanistan.
This particular document was found in KGB archives by a KGB officer named Vasiliy Mitrokhin, who copied the records and defected to the West.
Other reports regarding Kennedy's affiliation with the Communists also were divulged.
According to information provided by the KGB, Kennedy told Tunney to carry a message to the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, Yuri Andropov.
Kennedy conveyed his concern over the anti-Soviet activities of then-President Ronald Reagan.
The KGB report said: "in Kennedy's opinion the opposition to Reagan remains weak. Speeches of the President's opponents are not well-coordinated and not effective enough, and Reagan has the chance to use successful counterpropaganda."
To appease the Soviets, Kennedy requested a meeting with Andropov for the purpose of "arming himself with the Soviet leader's explanations of arms control policy so he can use them later for more convincing speeches in the U.S."
Kennedy suggested that he could provide a venue to bring Soviet views to the major networks and into American living rooms by inviting ABC television network chairman of the board Elton Rule, Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters to Moscow.
A second report reflecting Kennedy's exchanges with the KGB about his desire to become president was found in the Soviet annals by Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, who published the report in the newspaper in February 1992.
Romerstein notes that Kennedy played a key role in the 1970s in placing restrictions on the FBI and CIA in their surveillance capabilities.
One wonders what the motivation for such actions may have been.
With a President Kerry, will Ted Kennedy again be calling the shots at the CIA and FBI? Can America take that risk?
I bet ol' DungHeap Harkin is up to his peepers in this too...but his commie ties are in S. America.
Kerry went with Harkin on that trip.
That by itself is a scary thought.
So Kennedy is chummy with the KGB. What else would you expect from a Fabian?
Need a link and author.
Here is more info on how Teddy trashed the FBI with his FISA legislation.
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