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  • Newly found John McCain tape he is busted, his career a total lie.

    08/21/2018 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 82 replies
    Next News Youtube video ^ | 8/10/18 | Next News on Youtube
    Strange that this misfiled recording of a Vietnamese propaganda broadcast monitored and recorded by the CIA has just surfaced. McCain got away with Keating 5 and self defined himself as a hero for his Vietnam service saying they never broke him. Of Course he denied he was as some of his fellow POW's called him the "Songbird".
  • Why is McCain using Maoist language on Palin? [Manchurian candidate alert]

    10/11/2009 8:06:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,366+ views
    FR ^ | 2009-10-11 | FReepers rae4palin, piytar, cripplecreek, rabscuttle385, and others
    This morning, in an interview with CNN's State of the Union, Sen. John McCain (RINO-Ariz.) apparently used some rather choice language to describe the fairly evident future political aspirations of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Ak.): "Will Sarah and I - did we always agree on everything in the past? Will we in the future? No. But let's let a thousand flowers bloom. Let's come up with a winning combination next time."— With only a cursory glance, it appears from McCain's language that he is merely asking for a second chance -- in 2012? -- with Palin. [And, at first...
  • Ted Sampley passes away at 62 - Political activist made his mark locally and nationally

    05/13/2009 4:00:25 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 56 replies · 2,180+ views
    ENC Today ^ | May 12, 2009 | Bryan C. Hanks
    National and local political activist, decorated veteran, POW advocate, businessman and master potter Ted Sampley passed away Tuesday. He was 62. Sampley, who was recovering from heart surgery a week earlier, was experiencing difficulties from the surgery at the Veteran's Hospital in Durham on Tuesday. He died while being rushed to surgery. His sudden passing surprised many in Kinston. "This is a shock to me," said master shipbuilder Alton Stapleford, the architect of the CSS Neuse II, which Sampley helped bring to fruition. "It's really hard to comprehend right now." Sampley served several tours of duty in Vietnam in the...
  • John McCain, Unfit To Serve As Commander In Chief

    02/22/2008 12:54:53 AM PST · by Kurt Evans · 208 replies · 2,009+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | January 29, 2008 | Ted Sampley
    John Sidney McCain III entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1954. Young McCain wanted to become an admiral. He planned to achieve the distinction of being the "first son and grandson of four star admirals" . But that was not to be. McCain III possessed none of the innate character and discipline traits that helped mold his father and grandfather into great military leaders. Family Connections and Special Privileges:His father, John S. "Junior" McCain, and grandfather, John S. McCain, Sr., were famous four-star Admirals in the U.S. Navy. His father commanded U.S. forces in Europe before...
  • Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain

    02/01/2008 9:33:23 AM PST · by FR_addict · 271 replies · 2,483+ views Ted Sampley, a Vietnam Veteran and former Green Beret, issued a CHALLENGE to John McCain "If you can show us that the information presented in our mailer is untruthful . . . we will Stand Down" This CHALLENGE was issued during an interview with INSIDE EDITION on January 17, 2008. John, family members of Vietnam POW/MIA(s) have been waiting for more then 14 years for you to have the courage to face them eye to eye in front of the American Public - Here is your opportunity for some "STRAIGHT TALK." Stop hiding behind your fabricated "War Hero" persona....
  • Swift Boat Vet "Appalled" by McCain Smear (smear from fake Swift Boat group)

    02/01/2008 12:29:30 PM PST · by bd476 · 81 replies · 1,585+ views
    TPM ^ | January 16, 2008 | By Paul Kiel
    Swift Boat Vet "Appalled" by McCain Smear By Paul Kiel - January 16, 2008, 12:56PM Is the ragtag Vietnam Veterans against John McCain giving swift boating a bad name? Yes, said Swift Boat Veterans and POW’s for Truth treasurer Weymouth Symmes. "I don't think there's any truth to that at all. He was a hero, in my opinion. I'd be appalled if anybody questioned his war service." The reason I asked is that the anti-McCain group seems to be piggybacking on the Swift Boat Vets in their recent mailer, which was sent out to 80 newspaper editors. (For a quick...
  • Anti-, pro-war groups skirmish outside Walter Reed

    08/30/2005 9:19:16 AM PDT · by andyk · 56 replies · 1,394+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | August 29, 2005 | MARGARET TALEV
    WASHINGTON - Since spring, long before an angry mom named Cindy Sheehan set up camp outside President Bush's Texas ranch, anti-war activists have been holding vigils outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Friday nights, when many soldiers and their families venture off-campus for steak dinners. They've called for better health-care benefits for soldiers wounded in Iraq, protested an early policy of making some soldiers buy their own meals while in care and accused the military of purposely flying injured troops in under cover of night to play down the volume of casualties. And they've waved signs protesting the war...
  • New Group of Viet Vets in Anti-Kerry Ad Push

    09/06/2004 8:52:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 91 replies · 3,689+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 9/06/04 | Carl Limbacher
    After the stunning success of anti-John Kerry ads produced by the group Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, a separate group of Vietnam veterans is planning to open up a new front - in a move that could leave the Democratic nominee sorry he ever mentioned Vietnam as a campaign issue. Special Forces veteran Ted Sampley, co-founder with Mike Benge and Jerry Kiley of Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, tells Ad Week magazine that his group has launched a local spot buy targeting military family-rich areas in North Carolina. The ads started last week on Fox affiliates in the area, covering key...
  • McCain called says anti-war propaganda used by his torturers

    08/20/2004 8:49:30 AM PDT · by votelife · 122 replies · 3,760+ views ^ | Feb. 17, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
    Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004 12:35 p.m. EST McCain: Hanoi Hilton Guards Taunted POWs With Kerry's Testimony These days, former Vietnam War POW Sen. John McCain has nothing but praise for his fellow Vietnam veteran Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats' current presidential front-runner. But after he was released from the Hanoi Hilton in 1973, McCain publicly complained that testimony by Kerry and others before J. William Fulbright's Senate Foreign Relations Committee was "the most effective propaganda [my North Vietnamese captors] had to use against us." "They used Senator Fulbright a great deal," McCain wrote in the May 14, 1973, issue of...
  • John Kerry: The Chameleon Senator (Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs history)

    08/11/2004 2:34:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 521+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry ^ | December 1996 | Ted Sampley
    John Kerry: The Chameleon Senator By Ted Sampley U.S. Veteran Dispatch October-December 1996 Issue *SNIP* In 1991, the United States Senate created the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs to examine the possibility that U.S. POW/MIAs might still be held by the Vietnamese. As chairman of the Select Committee, Kerry proved himself to be a masterful chameleon portraying to the public at large what appeared to be an unbiased approach to resolving the POW/MIA issue. But, in reality, no one in the United States Senate pushed harder to bury the POW/MIA issue, the last obstacle preventing normalization of relations with...
  • Sampley: Kerry 'Bird' Shot May Have Been Captured on Film

    06/02/2004 1:52:23 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 112 replies · 406+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/04
    Former Green Beret Ted Sampley, who confronted Sen. John Kerry at Washington, D.C.'s Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Monday, said today that photographers were in the vicinity and may have captured Kerry "flipping the bird" to him. "There were some cameras," Sampley told WTN-Nashville radio host Steve Gill. "A reporter came up to me and asked me my name." "I assume it was a reporter. It may have been somebody from the Kerry campaign," added Sampley, who heads up the group Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry. As reported Monday by's John Leboutillier, the veterans advocate approached the top Democrat...
  • Kerry's finger (John Kerry flips a bird in front of children)

    06/02/2004 3:09:08 AM PDT · by Brandon · 81 replies · 626+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2004 | Greg Pierce
    <p>"Democratic senator and certain presidential nominee John F. Kerry, gave the middle finger to a Vietnam veteran at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Memorial Day morning," reported yesterday.</p> <p>"Ted Sampley, a former Green Beret who served two full tours in Vietnam, spotted Kerry and his Secret Service detail at about 9 a.m. Monday morning at the Wall. Sampley walked up to Kerry, extended his hand and said, 'Senator, I am Ted Sampley, the head of Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, and I am here to escort you away from the Wall because you do not belong here.'</p>
  • DFU SONG: Flowers on the Wall (Kerry flips off Ted Sampley at The Wall)

    05/31/2004 10:01:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies · 364+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 5-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    FLOWERS ON THE WALL (Cut and paste in your browser to get the MIDI...this site always cuts off a hot link) Kerry had stopped by the Vietnam Memorial But there's Ted Sampley, one who knows that John's full of bull Well, Sampley will not put up with a traitor in his midst So he would get right in John Kerry's face and give the scumbag fits Sampley said there at The Wall, "You should not be here at all" And then he would hear Ted say, "I will escort you away" What the candidate did next was truly quite...
  • Kerry 'Flips Off' Vietnam Vet(He has no shame)

    05/31/2004 8:09:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 247 replies · 1,003+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, May 31, 2004 | Karl Limbacher
    Democratic Senator - and certain presidential nominee - John F. Kerry gave the middle finger to a Vietnam veteran at the Vietnam Memorial Wall on Memorial Day morning, has learned. Ted Sampley, a former Green Beret who served two full tours in Vietnam, spotted Kerry and his Secret Service detail at about 9:00 AM Monday morning at the Wall. Sampley walked up to Kerry, extended his hand and said, "Senator, I am Ted Sampley, the head of Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry, and I am here to escort you away from the Wall because you do not belong here."...
  • Were John Kerry's anti-Vietnam War efforts unpatriotic?

    05/17/2004 2:25:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 434+ views
    Insight ^ | May 17, 2004 | Ted Sampley
    Yes: There is no doubt that Kerry's protesting gave aid and comfort to the enemy while U.S. soldiers were on the battlefield. Sen. John Forbes Kerry, the not-yet-crowned Democratic presidential candidate, is no patriot. During the Vietnam War he allied himself with enemies of the United States. He committed treason by campaigning under the flag of the Viet Cong enemy against the effort of the United States to contain the spread of communism. He used the blood of servicemen still in the field for his own political advancement by claiming that their blood was being shed unnecessarily or in vain....
  • John Kerry: The Chameleon Senator

    02/06/2004 11:17:01 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 9 replies · 92+ views
    U.S. Veteran Dispatch ^ | October-December 1996 | Ted Sampley
    Despite the prayers and wishful thinking of POW/MIA families and Vietnam veteran activists, Sen. John Forbes Kerry, the "chameleon" senator from Massachusetts, was re-elected to the Senate in the 1996 election. Apparently Kerry's well publicized history as a longtime radical supporter of the Vietnamese communists and a recent flap about whether or not he is guilty of a war crime meant very little to the voters in Massachusetts. Sen. Kerry, the "noble statesman" and "highly decorated Vietnam vet" of today, is a far cry from Kerry, the radical, hippie-like leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) in the early...
  • Vet aims to stop Kerry (N.C. activist gains notice for crusade)

    03/13/2004 10:51:12 AM PST · by mykdsmom · 16 replies · 277+ views
    News and Observer ^ | March 13, 2004 | JERRY ALLEGOOD
    KINSTON -- Vietnam veteran Ted Sampley has his mouth locked, loaded and ready to fire. Ask him about Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and he cuts loose. He calls the Massachusetts senator "Hanoi John" because of his opposition to the Vietnam War. Kerry is a traitor, he says, not fit to be commander in chief. It's a view that might ordinarily be dismissed as political rhetoric in an election year. But Sampley, an outspoken advocate for missing servicemen, is not easily ignored. Tapping his extensive contacts with veterans and the range of the Internet, he has mounted a campaign against...
  • The Camera Never Lies, but the Software Can [NY Times says conservative photoshop owners are EVIL!]

    03/10/2004 7:41:30 PM PST · by 68skylark · 153 replies · 1,941+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2004 | KATIE HAFNER
    WHEN John Knoll created Photoshop in 1989, he knew he was designing an image-editing program that could be used in good ways and bad. But even Mr. Knoll, who wrote the software with his brother, Tom, was unprepared for how outlandish photo manipulation would become. "When we worked on it, mostly we saw the possibilities, the cool things," said Mr. Knoll, 41. "Not how it would be abused." The same tools that can be used to crop, retouch and otherwise edit digital images can be used just as easily to distort, alter and fabricate them. With Photoshop and similar programs...
  • Why John Kerry turned against the Vietnam War

    03/07/2004 3:51:11 PM PST · by secretagent · 49 replies · 548+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, March 7, 2004 | Gerald Nicosia
    <p>Bobby Muller, the paraplegic Vietnam veteran and former Marine lieutenant who founded Vietnam Veterans of America and later won a Nobel Prize for the campaign to eliminate land mines, once told me that he had asked thousands of Vietnam vets about their views about the war.</p>
  • Vets refuse to forgive Kerry for antiwar acts

    02/20/2004 7:53:49 AM PST · by freebacon · 41 replies · 231+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Charles Hurt
    <p>John Forbes Kerry, who has voiced his presidential aspirations since high school, criticized America's "intervention" in Vietnam before going to the war, confirmed his beliefs during five months of duty there and returned to build a career in politics based on his opposition to it. "The United States must, I think, bring itself to understand that the policy of intervention that was right for Western Europe does not and cannot find the same application to the rest of the world," Mr. Kerry told his Yale University classmates in a 1966 graduation address. Within the next five years, at the height of the antiwar movement, Mr. Kerry was referring to America's leadership as "deserters" and "war criminals," portraying U.S. soldiers in Vietnam as inhumane killers and inflaming protesters by tearfully tossing away war medals — medals he would admit 13 years later weren't his. "These are the commanders who have deserted their troops," Mr. Kerry in 1971 told Congress after listing the top commanders of U.S. forces in Vietnam. "And there is no more serious crime in the laws of war." The eventual senator from Massachusetts had found his political footing among war protesters and in front of the cameras, a place he would come to know and cherish, according to his state's political insiders, who have told the Boston Globe they refer to him as "Live Shot," for his penchant for attracting coverage. Mr. Kerry has used his impressive war record — he won a Silver Star, Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts — as the foundation of his political career, and since beginning his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination this year, has invoked his military credentials whenever possible. "As I look around at my crewmates and the veterans here today, I am reminded that the best lessons I learned about being an American came in a place far away from America — on a gunboat in the Mekong Delta with a small crew of volunteers," Mr. Kerry told supporters when he formally began his campaign at Patriots Point, S.C., with the USS Yorktown as a backdrop. "I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service." On the campaign trail, Mr. Kerry routinely draws distinctions between his service and that of President Bush, such as when he lampoons Mr. Bush for landing in a jet on an aircraft carrier to announce the end to major operations in Iraq. "I know something about aircraft carriers for real," Mr. Kerry often says. The same record Mr. Kerry wields as evidence of his leadership abilities is also used by his harshest critics, who question the severity of the injuries he used to get sent home early and the five medals he garnered in five months. "If I got three Purple Hearts for three scratches, I'd be embarrassed," said Ted Sampley, who fought in Vietnam and publishes U.S. Veteran Dispatch. He remembers soldiers turning away awards for minor injuries. Mr. Kerry has said none of his Purple Heart injuries, only one of which removed him from the field for two days, was critical. After his third Purple Heart, Mr. Kerry requested and was granted permission to return to the United States to work behind a desk in New York. Even while still a Navy man, he began traveling to antiwar rallies with leading war protesters such as Adam Walinsky, a former speechwriter for Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Walinsky recalled that Mr. Kerry flew him around the state of New York for several Vietnam Moratorium protests in October 1969. "He was a guy who had been in the war," he said. "We spent a lot of time talking about the campaign, the presidential campaign and the Vietnam War." Mr. Kerry has said he did not take part in the protests, but was intrigued by Mr. Walinsky's views about the war. The two men stayed in contact and "became reasonably good friends," Mr. Walinsky said. Others were shocked by the Naval officer's association with the antiwar movement. "He gets this cushy job in his hometown, goes around protesting the war, then asks to get out six months early," Mr. Sampley said. "What regulations were busted when Kerry — as a Naval officer and still on the payroll — was flying around protesting the war? And who had to stand in and fight for John Kerry after he left six months early?" Mr. Sampley recently started a group called Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry. The Web site, which labels the senator "Hanoi John Kerry," has attracted thousands of anti-Kerry e-mails and online postings from other veterans. In Mr. Kerry's first active-duty assignment, he served in the electrical department of the USS Gridley, a guided-missile frigate supporting the Navy's fleet of carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin. "I didn't have any real feel for what the heck was going on [in the war]," Mr. Kerry told the Boston Globe in a story last summer, referring to his time on the Gridley. He then became a commander of a Navy swift boat, which at the time were used to transport sailors to ships in the gulf. Two weeks after beginning his new assignment, the safe job he had picked became much more dangerous when the boats began being used in the Mekong Delta to seek out the Viet Cong and block North Vietnamese supply routes. "I didn't really want to get involved in the war," the Globe cites Mr. Kerry saying in a 1986 book about Vietnam. "When I signed up for the swift boats, they had very little to do with the war. They were engaged in coastal patrolling and that's what I thought I was going to do." Then Lieutenant (j.g.) Kerry got more than he had expected. He was involved in close combat with the Viet Cong, leading to all of his medals. Questions arose during his 1996 Senate re-election campaign about whether Mr. Kerry deserved the awards, in particular the Silver Star. Accounts of the incident vary, but essentially Mr. Kerry chased down a wounded Viet Cong fighter, killed him and stripped him of the B-40 rocket launcher he had just fired at Mr. Kerry's swift boat. The Viet Cong fighter had already been wounded by the boat's machine gunner, according to various reports from eyewitnesses, who had "laid down 50 rounds" into the hootch where the man had run to hide and from which Mr. Kerry emerged after applying what some described as the "coup de grace" to the wounded Viet Cong. A month later, an injured Mr. Kerry rescued a crewmate who had fallen overboard when a mine exploded near their boat. He received his third Purple Heart for an arm injury in this incident. Bill Zaladonis, an engineman on Mr. Kerry's boat, remembers that the future senator fought bravely and honorably. But, he said, some veterans simply will never forget what Mr. Kerry did after the war. "It doesn't matter what he does, they'll never forgive him," Mr. Zaladonis said from his home in Florida. "One of my best friends says he'll never vote for John Kerry — not even for dog catcher." In the summer of 1970, Mr. Kerry joined a group called Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), which he would later essentially lead, and early the next year participated in what came to be known as the "winter soldier" investigation, the group's inquiry into accusations of war atrocities by American soldiers. Mr. Kerry then testified before Congress, recounting the stories he heard from soldiers during the VVAW's investigation. "They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Ghengis Khan ..." Mr. Kerry told the assembled senators. It was a moment when even some of Mr. Kerry's defenders blanched. "I really lost it when they started talking about those atrocities," said Mr. Zaladonis. "That was more than a lot of us could take." Still, he said, it was courageous of Mr. Kerry to stand up and speak out, even if he didn't agree with him. Mr. Sampley remembers Mr. Kerry's testimony more starkly: "He gave the OK to the American people to call U.S. soldiers in Vietnam 'baby killers.' " "John Kerry gave aid and comfort to the enemy," said Mr. Sampley. "These guys he ran with after he left Vietnam, they were pretty radical." In the afternoon after his testimony, Mr. Kerry led a group of Vietnam veterans to the front steps of the Capitol, where they tossed away their war medals in disgust. "Tour of Duty," the glowing 2004 biography of Mr. Kerry by Douglas Brinkley, includes a photograph taken that day of his wife Julia Thorne consoling Mr. Kerry, who is curled up on the front lawn of the Capitol, weeping over the emotion of having just tossed away combat medals. But it wasn't until 13 years later that Mr. Kerry admitted he had actually thrown someone else's medals away, keeping his own safely at home. Later that night, several of Mr. Kerry's VVAW followers took a large American flag, flipped it upside down — a military signal of distress — and marched around the White House. It was a photo of those protesters carrying that flag Mr. Kerry chose as the cover of his book, "The New Soldier." Prior to joining the VVAW, Mr. Kerry's antiwar efforts were low-key, but on Sept. 7, 1970, he got his first real taste for the spotlight his stance would generate when he accepted a role in the group's Operation RAW (Rapid American Withdrawal). It called for Vietnam Veterans to march 86 miles between two Revolutionary War sites — Morristown, N.J., and Valley Forge, Pa. The spectacle of a ragtag band of ex-soldiers and sailors was aimed at getting the media's attention, which it did. He was a key speaker at the antiwar rally at Valley Forge, telling those gathered that "we are here because we above all others have earned the right to criticize the war on Southeast Asia." "It is not patriotism to ask Americans to die for a mistake," Mr. Kerry, wearing an Army jacket, told the crowd that included other Vietnam veterans. "It is not patriotic to allow a president to talk about not being the first president to lose a war, and using us as pawns in that game." An organizer for this and many other protests was actress and VVAW supporter Jane Fonda, who later became the symbol of treasonous protest when she went to Hanoi and sat astride an antiaircraft gun that had surely been used to shoot down American planes. Though Mr. Kerry was caught in a photograph with Miss Fonda, the senator has since said they were not close associates.</p>