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The October Surprise? Commies Directed Kerry?

There are a number of stories that, if even close to being confirmed, with blow the election wide open. As you can imagine, the servers are clogged.

I took the effort to mirror the rather lengthy stories including hyperlinks. I'm going to try to grab the source documents also as time permits. I have not even read this yet so I can't make any judgments on its merits, I'm just mirroring it as a service for now. (Update: Some thoughts here)

And don't miss the NY Sun's version Kevin picked up.

The 2 stories are in the extended section but here is a tease mirrored from WorldNetDaily.

MISSION: IMPLAUSIBLE

Discovered papers:
Hanoi directed Kerry

Recovered Vietnam documents
smoking gun researchers claim

Posted: October 26, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Art Moore

The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry's antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily.

One freshly unearthed document, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971 and later translated, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended.

Kerry insists he attended the talks only because he happened to be in France on his honeymoon and maintains he met with both sides. But previously revealed records indicate the future senator made two, and possibly three, trips to Paris to meet with Viet Cong leader Madame Nguyen Thi Binh to promote her plan's demand for U.S. surrender.

Jerome Corsi, a specialist on the Vietnam era, told WND the new discoveries are the "most remarkable documents I've seen in the entire history of the antiwar movement."

"We're not going to say he's an agent for Vietnamese communists, but it's the next thing to it," he said. "Whether he was consciously carrying out their direction or naively doing what they wanted, it amounted to the same thing -- he advanced their cause."


Corsi, co-author of the Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth best-seller "Unfit for Command," and Scott Swett, who maintains the group's website, have posted a summary of the discovery on the website of Wintersoldier.com.

Corsi says the documents show how the North Vietnamese, the Viet Cong, the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, the Communist Party of the USA and Kerry's VVAW worked closely together to achieve the Vietnamese communists' primary objective -- the defeat of the U.S. in Vietnam.

"I think what we've discovered is a smoking gun," Corsi said. "We knew when we wrote 'Unfit for Command' that Kerry had met with Madame Binh and then promoted her peace plan.

"This document enables us to connect the dots," he emphasized. "We now have evidence Madame Binh was directing the antiwar movement ... and the person who implemented her strategy was John Kerry."

July 22, 1971, Kerry called on President Nixon to accept the plan at a press conference in which he surrounded himself with the families of POWs, a strategy outlined in the first document.

The two documents also connect the dots between the Vietnamese communists and the radical U.S. group People's Coalition for Peace and Justice through the person of Al Hubbard, a coordinating member of PCPJ and the executive director of VVAW while Kerry was its national spokesman.

"Al Hubbard and John Kerry were carrying out the predetermined agenda of the enemy in a coordinated fashion," Corsi said. "It's a level of collaboration that exceeded anything we had imagined."

'Return the medals'

The second document, captured by U.S. military forces in South Vietnam May 12, 1972, urges Vietnamese officials to promote the antiwar activities in the United States.

Significantly, the fifth paragraph makes it clear the Vietnamese communists were using, for propaganda purposes, a protest described as taking place April 19-22, 1971.

This coincides with the well-known "Dewey Canyon III" protest in Washington, D.C., highlighted by Kerry's Senate Foreign Relations testimony charging American soldiers with war crimes.

The document's description of the protest includes the "return the medals" event in which Kerry and other VVAW members threw their war decorations toward the steps of the Capitol.

Why now?

Corsi told WND the documents have been authenticated with "100 percent certainty."

But why were they unearthed now, just one week before the Nov. 2 election?

Corsi insisted the timing was unintentional.

"It's truly one of those accidents of how things develop in research," he said. "We did not spring any surprise, we just found these documents, and even the archivist didn't know they were there."

Swift Boat Vets and POWs for Truth dispatched two researchers to Texas Tech University's Vietnam-era archive in Lubbock, which has more than 2 million documents, and "see if there was anything there," Corsi said.

Many of the documents are in Vietnamese and have not been translated yet.

The documents were found in boxes containing documents from antiwar activities during 1971-72, but they also turned out to be posted in an Internet database, which enabled further verification.

First document

The first document is a "circular" outlining the Vietnamese regime's strategies to coordinate its propaganda effort with orchestration of U.S. antiwar group activities.

The spontaneous antiwar movements in the US have received assistance and guidance from the friendly ((VC/NVN)) delegations at the Paris Peace Talks.

The phrases in double parentheses were added by U.S. translators for clarification. "VC" refers to the Viet Cong, while "NVN" is the North Vietnamese government.

Corsi and Swett point out that FBI files show Kerry returned to Paris to meet with the North Vietnamese delegation in August 1971 and planned a third trip in November.

Corsi emphasizes that before the discovery of this document, he and other researchers had no direct evidence that Hanoi actually was directing the antiwar movement to implement the regime's goals, although they assumed it to be the case based on other indications.

In her meeting with Kerry in Paris, Madame Binh instructed him on how he and the VVAW could "serve as Hanoi's surrogates in the United States," Corsi and Swett say. This included advancement of her seven-point peace plan forcing President Nixon to set a date to end the war and withdraw troops.

Hanoi cleverly constructed the plan so that the only barrier to release of American POWs was Nixon's unwillingness to set a withdrawal date.

But as Corsi and Swett emphasize, the plan amounted to a virtual surrender that included payment of reparations and an admission the U.S. was the aggressor in an immoral war against the communists.

The circular underscores the impact of the peace plan on U.S. activists, saying:

"The seven-point peace proposal ((of the SVN Provisional Revolutionary Government)) not only solved problems concerning the release of US prisoners but also motivated the people of all walks of life and even relatives of US pilots detained in NVN to participate in the antiwar movement.

Another section of the circular, again highlighting the interconnectedness of the Vietnamese communists, the U.S. antiwar movement and politics in the U.S. and South Vietnam, says Nixon and South Vietnamese leader Thieu are "very embarrassed because the seven-point peace proposal is supported by the [South Vietnamese] people's (( political struggle)) movement and the antiwar movements in the US. "

Therefore, the circular says, "all local areas, units, and branches must widely disseminate the seven-point peace proposal, step up the people's ((political struggle)) movements both in cities and rural areas, taking advantage of disturbances and dissensions in the enemy's forthcoming (RVN) Congressional and Presidential elections. They must coordinate more successfully with the antiwar movements in the US so as to isolate the Nixon-Thieu clique."

Second document

In addition to tying activities surrounding Kerry's 1971 protest to the direction of Vietnamese communists, the second document reveals the degree to which Hanoi worked with and through the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Of the U.S. antiwar movements, the two most important ones are: The PCPJ ((the People's Committee for Peace and Justice)) and the NPAC ((National Peace Action Committee)). These two movements have gathered much strength and staged many demonstrations. The PCPJ is the most important. It maintains relations with us.

Corsi and Swett note the House Internal Securities Committee in its 1971 Annual Report described the PCPJ as an organization strongly controlled by U.S. communists.

"There is no question but what members of the Communist Party have provided a very strong degree of influence, even a guiding influence, in the evolution and formation of policies of the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice."

Corsi cites recently released FBI surveillance reports that establish a strong link between Kerry, Hubbard, the VVAW, the PCPJ and their trips to Paris to meet with Madame Binh.

Kerry shared the stage with Hubbard, who recruited Kerry into the group, during the Dewey Canyon III protest, and they appeared together on NBC's Meet the Press April 18, 1971. Hubbard's claimed to have been a transport pilot wounded in combat, but the Department of Defense released documents showing he was neither a pilot nor an officer and had never served in Vietnam.

One FBI field surveillance report stamped Nov. 11, 1971, showed Kerry and Hubbard were planning to travel to Paris later that month to engage in talks with Vietnamese communist delegations. Other FBI reports clearly show the Communist Party of the USA was paying for Al Hubbard's trips to Paris, Corsi notes.

Another FBI report, dated Nov. 24, 1971, gives details of Hubbard's presentation to a VVAW meeting of the Executive and Steering committees in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 12-15, 1971.

At that meeting, the VVAW considered and then rejected a plan to assassinate several pro-war U.S. Senators. Kerry is listed as present.

The FBI document shows communist coordination in Hubbard's trip to Paris.

[BLACK OUT] advised that Hubbard gave the following information regarding his Paris trip:

Two foreign groups, which are Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) and Peoples Republic Government (PRG) (phonetic), invited representatives of the VVAW, Communist Party USA (CP USA), and a Left Wing group in Paris, to attend meeting of the above inviting groups in Paris. Hubbard advised he was elected to represent the VVAW. An unknown male was invited to represent the CP USA and an unknown individual was elected to represent the Left Wing group from Paris. He advised at the meeting that his trip was financed by CP USA.

Corsi and Swett cite an appeal letter written by Hubbard April 20, 1971, demonstrating the strong coordination between Vietnam Veterans Against the War and People's Coalition for Peace and Justice.

Addressed from the offices of the VVAW in Washington, D.C., the letter is an appeal to VVAW members to provide assistance to the PCPJ. It discusses several ways in which the two organizations have worked closely together:

This is an appeal for help for the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice. Over the past months the Peoples Coalition has supported the Vietnam Vets Against the War in many ways. The Coalition has made office space available at no charge, and permitted the use of all necessary office equipment such as mimeograph machines, stencil-making machines, folders and typewriters. They have loaned us cars, bullhorns, and public address equipment. Their staff has taken messages for us and joined fraternally in building our progress. Now we can return this support.

Saturday, April 24, the Coalition needs help collecting money and selling buttons at the great march and rally. Collectors and sellers must be energetic and determined. Theree will be security problems in taking large amounts of money to banks. The Coalition needs people power, hundreds of workers.

I earnestly hope that you will come forward to support our friends in this emergency.

Two days after Hubbard's letter was written, Kerry told Sen. William Fulbright's Foreign Relations Committee American military in Vietnam were committing war crimes in the manner of Genghis Khan.

The event referred to in the letter was PCPJ's massive April 24 demonstration in Washington that followed the VVAW's Dewey Canyon III protest.


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John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets?

Newly discovered documents link Vietnam Veterans Against the War to Vietnamese communists

Two recently discovered documents captured from the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War strongly support the contention that a close link existed between the Hanoi regime and the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) while John Kerry served as the group's leading national spokesman.

The Circular: International Coordination of Antiwar Propaganda

The first document is a 1971 "Circular" distributed by the Vietnamese communists within Vietnam. It discusses strategies to coordinate their national propaganda effort with their orchestration of the activities of sympathetic counterparts in the American anti-war movement. Specifically, the document notes that the Vietcong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris Peace talks were being used as the communications link to direct the activities of anti-war activists meeting with them in Paris. To quote from the document:

The spontaneous antiwar movements in the US have received assistance and guidance from the friendly ((VC/NVN)) delegations at the Paris Peace Talks.

-- Circular on Antiwar Movements in the US. The reference to "VC" indicates the Vietcong; "NVN" is the North Vietnamese government.

This sentence is particularly important in light of John Kerry's admission that he met with leaders of both communist delegations to the Paris Peace Talks in June 1970, including Madame Binh, foreign minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) of South Vietnam, also known as the Vietcong. FBI files record that Kerry returned to Paris to meet with the North Vietnamese delegation in August of 1971, and planned a third trip in November.

Prior to the discovery of the Circular, there was no direct evidence that Hanoi was actually steering the U.S. antiwar movement's activities by conveying Hanoi's goals and wishes to movement leaders during their frequent visits to Paris, though many investigators had assumed that to be the case. Further analysis of this document supports the contention that Madame Binh used her Paris meeting with John Kerry to instruct him on how he and the VVAW might best serve as Hanoi's surrogates in the United States. In the spring and summer of 1971, a key strategy of Hanoi was to advance what was known as Madame Binh's Seven Point Peace Plan.

The plan was cleverly constructed to force President Nixon to set a date to end the Vietnam War and withdraw American troops. According to the 7-Point Peace Plan of Madame Binh, the only barrier to Hanoi setting a date to release American Prisoners of War was President Nixon’s unwillingness to set a specific date for military withdrawal. Of course, accepting the full terms of the 7-Point Peace Plan would have amounted to an American capitulation, a virtual surrender that included the payment of reparations to the Vietnam communists as an admission that America was the wrongful aggressor in an immoral war.

A section of the Circular titled "PREPARATION FOR THE FALL ((1971)) ANTIWAR MOVEMENT" makes clear the importance the Vietnamese Communists placed on advancing Madame Binh's 7-Point Peace Plan within the United States:

The seven-point peace proposal ((of the SVN Provisional Revolutionary Government)) not only solved problems concerning the release of US prisoners but also motivated the people of all walks of life and even relatives of US pilots detained in NVN to participate in the antiwar movement.

-- Circular on Antiwar Movements in the US. "SVN" indicates the South Vietnam Provisional Revolutionary Government, i.e., the Vietcong. "NVN" refers to North Vietnam.

And again, highlighting how the Vietnamese communists viewed the activities of the US antiwar movement, US politics, and politics in South Vietnam as interconnected; all to be targeted by Madame Binh's 7-Point Peace Plan:

The Nixon-Thieu clique is very embarrassed because the seven-point peace proposal is supported by the SVN people's (( political struggle)) movement and the antiwar movements in the US. Therefore, all local areas, units, and branches must widely disseminate the seven-point peace proposal, step up the people's ((political struggle)) movements both in cities and rural areas, taking advantage of disturbances and dissensions in the enemy's forthcoming (RVN) Congressional and Presidential elections. They must coordinate more successfully with the antiwar movements in the US so as to isolate the Nixon-Thieu clique.

-- Circular on Antiwar Movements in the US. "RVN" refers to the Republic of Vietnam, the government in South Vietnam supported by the US.

POW Families: Targets of the Vietnamese Communists

Late in 1970, a defecting Vietcong organizer described a communist plan to use Vietcong sympathizers in the US to recruit family members of American POWs held captive in North Vietnam. The following summary of his interview was provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

The Viet Cong plan to continue their efforts to win worldwide opinion to their side and to solicit as much material support for the VC struggle as possible from other countries in order to create a favorable climate for the VC at the Paris Peace Conference.

The Viet Cong will continue to promote domestic unrest against the war in the United States in order to speed withdrawal of US troops and create pressure for an end to the war.

Efforts will be directed toward the US soldier in Vietnam to demand that they be returned to the US and be reunited with their families and wives.

The VC will strive to create anti-draft and anti-war attitudes in the US by organizing VC sympathizers in the US to contact families with sons in Vietnam and urge them to call their sons home. Also VC sympathizers in the US will be organized to distribute anti-draft leaflets to students and young people.

On February 1, 1971, at their Winter Soldier Investigation in Detroit, the VVAW released a statement by Virginia Warner, mother of American POW Jim Warner, urging President Nixon to "end the war so the prisoners of war can come home." Jim Warner has accused John Kerry of exploiting his mother's fears to obtain this statement.

On July 22, 1971, John Kerry held a press conference in Washington, DC, to call upon President Nixon to accept Madame Binh's 7-Point Peace Plan. Kerry surrounded himself at the press conference with POW wives, parents and sisters who had been recruited to promote his message. The event was reported in The New York Times of July 23, 1971 and the communist Daily World of July 24, 1971. Each article included a photograph of Kerry surrounded by POW family members.

Kerry's use of POW families directly advanced the North Vietnamese communist agenda as described by enemy defectors and in the newly discovered Circular, which suggests that Madame Binh had recommended the same course of action to antiwar activists meeting with her in Paris.

[Note: A number of POW families were contacted by a "liason" group headed by Cora Weiss, the daughter of Communist Party financier Samuel Rubin, with offers to provide mail and information about their husbands if the families agreed to publicly denounce the war. Most POW family members refused to cooperate with this extortion, even when promised better treatment for their husbands or sons in Hanoi. Four angry POW wives protested at Kerry's July press conference, one of whom accused Kerry of "constantly using our own suffering and grief" to advance his political ambitions.]

The Directive: Supporting the US Domestic Insurgency

The second document, captured by US military forces in South Vietnam on May 12, 1972, is a communist Directive designed to motivate discussions within Vietnam about promoting the ongoing antiwar activities in the United States. The fifth paragraph of this document makes clear that the Vietnamese communists were utilizing for their propaganda purposes the activities of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The protest described as occurring from April 19 through April 22, 1971 coincides directly with the dates of Dewey Canyon III, the Washington, DC, protest led by John Kerry, during which John Kerry’s testimony before Senator Fulbright's Foreign Relations Committee was a televised centerpiece. The description of the protest activities in the Directive even include the "return their medals" ceremony in which John Kerry and other VVAW members threw their medals and/or ribbons toward the steps of the US Capitol, with several shouting threats of violence against their government as they did so.

The Connection: The People's Committee for Peace and Justice

Another key discussion in the documents reveals the degree to which the Vietnamese communists were working with and through the PCPJ (People's Coalition for Peace and Justice. The Circular, immediately after disclosing how the communist delegations to the Paris Peace talks were being used to guide the US antiwar movement, stresses the importance of the PCPJ to these efforts:

Of the US antiwar movements, the two most important ones are: The PCPJ ((the People's Committee for Peace and Justice)) and the NPAC ((National Peace Action Committee)). These two movements have gathered much strength and staged many demonstrations. The PCPJ is the most important. It maintains relations with us.

-- Circular on Antiwar Movements in the US (emphasis added).

The House Internal Securities Committee in their 1971 Annual Report described the PCPJ as an organization strongly controlled by US communists: "There is no question but what members of the Communist Party have provided a very strong degree of influence, even a guiding influence, in the evolution and formation of policies of the People’s Coalition for Peace and Justice."

Recently released FBI surveillance reports establish a strong link between John Kerry, Al Hubbard, the VVAW, the PCPJ, and their trips to Paris to meet with Madame Binh. As discussed in Unfit for Command, Hubbard, the Executive Secretary of the VVAW and a hard-line radical with ties to the Black Panthers and the PCPJ, had directly recruited John Kerry into the VVAW's Executive Committee, bypassing the organization's election process. Al Hubbard's own claim to have been a transport pilot wounded in combat was discredited when the Department of Defense released documents demonstrating that, though Hubbard had been in the Air Force, he was neither a pilot nor an officer, had never served in Vietnam and had never been in combat. John Kerry shared the stage with Al Hubbard during the Dewey Canyon III protest in Washington, D.C., and he appeared together with Hubbard on NBC's Meet the Press on April 18, 1971. Hubbard also signed the People's Peace Treaty, a PCPJ document that reiterated the positions of North Vietnam and the Vietcong, on behalf of the VVAW.

An FBI field surveillance report stamped November 11, 1971 reported that the FBI had learned at the Regional VVAW Convention in Norman Oklahoma, on November 5-7, 1971, that John Kerry and Al Hubbard were planning to travel to Paris later in the month to engage in talks with the Vietnamese communist peace delegations. While this document is heavily redacted, other FBI reports make it clear that the Communist Party of the USA was paying for Al Hubbard's trips to Paris.

IT IS NOTED THAT THE "COMMUNIST PARTY" REFERRED IN RETEL IS PROBABLY THE COMMUNIST PARTY, USA, BECAUSE AL HUBBARD IS A MEMBER OF COORDINATING OF PEOPLES COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE (PCPJ), AS ARE GIL GREEN, MEMBER OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE, COMMUNIST PARTY, USA AND JARVIS TYNER, NATIONAL DIRECTOR, YOUNG WORKERS LIBERATION LEAGUE. HUBBARD, GREEN AND TYNER HAVE ATTENDED SAME NATIONAL MEETINGS OF PCPJ.

-- Federal Bureau of Investigations, Field Surveillance Report, filed November 11, 1971. A copy of this report was air-mailed to the Boston FBI office in reference to John Kerry.

An FBI field surveillance report dated November 24, 1971 details Al Hubbard's presentation to a VVAW meeting of the Executive and Steering committees in Kansas City, Missouri, during the weekend of November 12-15, 1971 –- the same meeting at which the VVAW considered, then rejected a plan to assassinate several pro-war US Senators. John Kerry is listed as present. Once again, Al Hubbard made clear the communist coordination involved in his recent trip to Paris:

[BLACK OUT] advised that Hubbard gave the following information regarding his Paris trip:

Two foreign groups, which are Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) and Peoples Republic Government (PRG) (phonetic), invited representatives of the VVAW, Communist Party USA (CP USA), and a Left Wing group in Paris, to attend meeting of the above inviting groups in Paris. Hubbard advised he was elected to represent the VVAW. An unknown male was invited to represent the CP USA and an unknown individual was elected to represent the Left Wing group from Paris. He advised at the meeting that his trip was financed by CP USA.

-- Federal Bureau of Investigations, Field Surveillance Report, filed November 24, 1971.

A letter written by Al Hubbard on April 20, 1971 leaves no doubt about the strong coordination between the Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the People's Coalition for Peace and Justice. Addressed from the offices of the VVAW in Washington, D.C., the letter is an appeal to VVAW members to provide assistance to the PCPJ. It discusses several ways in which the two organizations have worked closely together:

This is an appeal for help for the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice. Over the past months the Peoples Coalition has supported the Vietnam Vets Against the War in many ways. The Coalition has made office space available at no charge, and permitted the use of all necessary office equipment such as mimeograph machines, stencil-making machines, folders and typewriters. They have loaned us cars, bullhorns, and public address equipment. Their staff has taken messages for us and joined fraternally in building our progress. Now we can return this support.

Saturday, April 24, the Coalition needs help collecting money and selling buttons at the great march and rally. Collectors and sellers must be energetic and determined. Theree will be security problems in taking large amounts of money to banks. The Coalition needs people power, hundreds of workers.

I earnestly hope that you will come forward to support our friends in this emergency.

-- Letter signed by Al Hubbard, addressed from the Vietnam Veterans Against the War office at Room 900, 1029 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., dated April 20, 1971. Found in the House Internal Security Committee subject files, Washington, D.C.

Two days after the letter was written, John Kerry gave his famous testimony to Senator Fulbright's Foreign Relations Committee in which he likened the American military in Vietnam to the army of Ghengis Khan.
The march and rally for which Hubbard was recruiting VVAW assistance was the PCPJ's massive April 24 demonstration in Washington, which immediately followed the VVAW's week-long Dewey Canyon III protest.
The communist Daily world reported on April 27 that "Tributes were paid to the special role of the Vietnam Veterans" at the PCPJ rally, and went on to quote at length from John Kerry's speech at that event.

Willing Partners: the VVAW and the Vietnamese Communists

Other examples of the VVAW's advocacy of Vietnamese communist positions during the period of John Kerry's leadership abound. The group issued a proclamation in February 1971 calling for mass civil disobedience and military mutiny if American forces entered Laos. After the war, North Vietnamese military leaders acknowledged that one of their greatest fears was that America would move significant forces into Laos to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The VVAW's eagerness to comply with the wishes of the Vietnamese communists even extended to its choice of nomenclature. The VVAW's Executive Committee stated in a July 1971 meeting that the terms "Vietcong" and "North Vietnamese" were not to be used in VVAW press releases and communications. Instead, "PRG (Provisional Revolutionary Government)" and "DRV (Democratic Republic of Vietnam)"... "are to be used by us to reflect our acceptance of their designations." And the VVAW's unremitting insistence that American forces were mass-murdering Vietnamese civilians perfectly echoed the primary propaganda theme put forth by the Vietnamese communists, their international communist allies, and their Soviet sponsors.

Conclusion

The newly uncovered documents help clarify the relationship of the North Vietnamese, the Vietcong, the PCPJ, the Communist Party of the USA, and John Kerry's VVAW. They indicate that these organizations worked closely together, using the Paris Peace Talks as a central point of communication, to employ the strategy and tactics devised by the Vietnamese communists to achieve their primary objective: the defeat of the United States of America in Vietnam.

-- by Jerome R. Corsi and Scott Swett

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[Note 1: On October 22, 2004, Swift Veterans and POWs for Truth researchers Troy Jenkins and Tom Wyld located the two Vietnamese communist documents referenced above in the archives of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University, in the Douglas Pike Collection. Douglas Pike was a leading authority on the Vietnam War who collected over 2 million pages of original documents now archived at the Vietnam Center. James Reckner, Ph.D., Director of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech, verifies that the documents in the Pike collection are original and authentic.]

[Note 2: The authors wish to thank Max Friedman for making available two additional documents, first, Al Hubbard's April 20, 1971 letter to the VVAW membership. The full citation is: National Peace Action Coalition (NPAC) and Peoples Coalition for Peace & Justice (PCPJ) Part I, hearings before the Committee on Internal Security, House of Representatives, 92nd Congress, First Session, May 18-21, 1971, p. 1796.] The second document, "Extracts from an interview with a Viet Cong returnee" comes from the American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia 1971 hearings before the Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Development, House Foreign Affairs Committee, 92nd Congress First Congress, March 23-25, 30-31, April 1, 6 & 20, 1971, Testimony of Max P. Friedman, page 299.

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Comments (23)

WOW. Nice work! If this i... (Below threshold)

WOW. Nice work! If this is ignored by the MSM, I'm moving to Australia.
This is truly, authentically, PRICELESS.

Good God, what more could a... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Good God, what more could anyone need to see that John Kerry is THE worst possible choice for CIC???

Is the manufactured hatred of the president, which has been sponsored by Hollywood idiots and a billionaire with a grudge, and exacerbated by the MSM really strong enough that normal folks can't see the truth?

I shudder to think that there are so many weak-minded sheep in America, but if these documents don't finally convince the unitiated what John Kerry is about, the future of our nation is in peril.

SOTG

This might be a good time t... (Below threshold)
Russ:

This might be a good time to invoke the 48-hour rule.

Not that I doubt the story, but one has to wonder if anything will come of it.

Somewhat flippantly, I sugg... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Somewhat flippantly, I suggest that the new rule of measure for what is true and accurate, to be applied to the mainstream media, is: if they're silent on the issue, whatever it is, then it's true; if they push and push and rant and accuse and counter, then it's not true (that which they accuse -- because, the Left uses the pushmobile effort to establish an accusation...but first they "counter" the accusation, without the point ever having been made in the original).

The DNC is about communism. Many in America's public educational system are about communism. But, because they've managed to establish the "yuck, yuck, you said 'communism'" factor into entertainment and issues of trendiness, they have also managed to well suppress the issue.

But, they are about communism. I think that the fact that John Kerry is today being offered as "presidential" is statement enough as to who and what the DNC are: about communism.

Becuase the story about John Kerry is NOT being discussed in relationship to communism -- notice that the media is repelled by the mere word, due to that yucky trendy factor -- you can bet that they're bothered by the information, but refusing to even discuss it.

To discuss it would be to mention the word: communism. And in relationship to the reality of who John Kerry is, and that also means, that in relationship to who the DNC are today. So, they aren't going to even discuss it. It's the REAL "head in the sand" ostrich tact (although I like ostrich's, no offense, just referring to a DNC meme here).

PIMF. Damned Google auto-f... (Below threshold)
BETH:

PIMF. Damned Google auto-fill. Oh well.

I've decided my head is going to explode if people don't WAKE UP and smell the TREASON and FAST! If Hanoi John doesn't sign the goddamned SF180 and explain why he was almost certainly BOOTED out of the Navy (VC sympathizer, we see now?), he's as guilty as sin.

If it's true, then it's not... (Below threshold)
Cybrludite:

If it's true, then it's not political dynamite, or even political RDX... this is an uncontained political matter-antimatter event, involving several grams of each. If it's true.

As a spy chief and... (Below threshold)
As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe. KGB chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation. He often bragged about having damaged the U.S. foreign-policy consensus, poisoned domestic debate in the U.S., and built a credibility gap between America and European public opinion through our disinformation operations. Vietnam was, he once told me, "our most significant success." - Ion Mihai Pacepa
There is no political silve... (Below threshold)
Jim:

There is no political silver-bullet. What killed Hart's career down just glanced off Clinton. This newest information is the same, it will have some effect.

These documents came from a decent source, but MUST be authenticated before accepting them. That Corsi is part of the Swiftees will raise suspicion. Both the MSM and the partisans will be suspicious, more so ever since the Dan Rather Burkette forgery. If they're verified, then they'll stick.

Signing the SF180 would be ... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Signing the SF180 would be suicide for JK's political career.
There are three things that resonate here....
As a veteran my gut feeling is that because of his involvement with all this he was given one of these three:
1.General discharge
2.FGS dishcarge (For the Good of the Service)
3.General under honorable conditions
Now, he couldn't have been given a general discharge under honorable conditions if he petitioned the military for discharge as some sort of conscienetious objector so really, that one is probably out.
I speculate that some time after the initial discharge he again petitioned the military for a review and change of status to his DD214 and now has a claim to an honorable discharge.
It's not so much anything else for me really. Whatever else might be contained should he sign the form would be icing on the cake. My gut feeling is usually dead on and I would be very surprised if I was wrong.
Given his recently confirmed involvement with commie bastards only solidifies my gut feeling.
His DD214 is wrought with details of treason and he should be imprisoned for it.
Instead, the moonbats want him as our CIC. What???? How bent can their minds be? Were I still on active duty and he were to be elected as my CIC I would request a discharge myself. I could not in good conscience follow this man as a commander.
I weep for the ignorance of so many.


While I agree that this is ... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

While I agree that this is more indication of the type of person we are dealing with, my expectations on the response are somewhat jaded. The cognitive effort it will require of those remaining that need to be convinced will outweigh their desire to really know the truth. I think we are down to sound bites for potential voters that are very wishy-washy at this point of the race.

May as well add <a href="ht... (Below threshold)
Earlg:

May as well add Kerry Accepted Laundered Contributions from China and Kerry's Sandinista Connection to the laundry list of Comrade Kerry's accomplishments and endeavors.

Kerry has also been a thumping for the Cuban vote despite his soft-spot for Fidel. Of course the presence of a Kerrytale® and/or flip-flop is present and accounted for in every Kerry story.

Quite the man our Comrade Kerry.

You want it, you got it. John Kerry.

Viva la Revelation!

Even more damaging document... (Below threshold)

Even more damaging documents here:

http://tinyurl.com/5f5dm

You all act as if it makes ... (Below threshold)

You all act as if it makes any difference. In a few days, a large portion of the United States' population will vote for Kerry even if he is caught on camera sexually molesting a schoolbus full of children. The ABB label trumps anything, and I do mean anything.

Most people will never know this, even if it is true, as the MSM will file it in the circular filing cabinet.

Be prepared to start saying 'president Kerry'. The war against Bush waged by the media and the LLL has done its job on protecting Kerry, it doesn't matter what information is brought to light now.

Sharpie....Please let's not... (Below threshold)
Debra:

Sharpie....Please let's not admit defeat until we have a reason to.
I have to believe that for the good of this country people will not put this treasonous bastard in office. We can't possibly be that naive as a nation.
(ok..maybe in Florida Pennsylvania and Ohio perhaps)

~sigh~

Grasping at straws. Sounds ... (Below threshold)

Grasping at straws. Sounds like the Bushbangers are afraid they r about 2 lose.

God save us from an adminis... (Below threshold)

God save us from an administration populated by people who use "r" in place of "are" and "2" in place of "to".

McGhee...consider us... (Below threshold)
Debra:

McGhee...
consider us saved!
Commie sorting JK couldn't possibly take this election. Common sense will previal.
Grasping at straws? I think not. Just tell JK to sign 180 and we'll see who grasps what. I'd bet it would be JK grabbing his ass and tucking his tail between his legs. There's a less than honorable dishcarge out there I tell you!!
How is it that he can get away with this??? Has he no shame in what he has done against his country? This man is no patriot.

If anyone wants to look int... (Below threshold)
Do Gooder:

If anyone wants to look into the veracity of the SwiftVets digging into the Texas Tech files, its on realtime chat archives at Swiftvets.com. Monday, Sept. 13, Navy Chief decides to go take a look. Explains timing and background.

http://www2.swiftvets.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9071

By DoGooder

I am getting physically ill... (Below threshold)
Nomorelies:

I am getting physically ill reading this. If this is true John Kerry needs to be tried for treason. The public needs to know about this before next Tuesday God Forbid he should get elected. He is a horrible, horrible person.

These documents need to be ... (Below threshold)

These documents need to be authenticated by a non-biased source. And there is a certain said reality: even though we know that a lot of the "anti-war" folks were really communists taking guidance from international communist organizations back in the 1960s and 1970s, others could say they didn't know that's what the organization was so guided.

I have a friend who was a member of VVAW and I'm QUITE positive he wouldn't have joined it or been a member if he'd known it had these kinds of ties. (Alas, he recently passed away or I'd ask him, but knowing him, no way, he despised communists, he only joined VVAW because he was against the war.)

"even though we know tha... (Below threshold)
Beth:

"even though we know that a lot of the "anti-war" folks were really communists taking guidance from international communist organizations back in the 1960s and 1970s, others could say they didn't know that's what the organization was so guided.
...(Alas, he recently passed away or I'd ask him, but knowing him, no way, he despised communists, he only joined VVAW because he was against the war.)"

Absolutely legitimate point, Dean, HOWEVER... Your late friend and others like him likely weren't all in the position to know better, as Kerry was.
In his position in the VVAW, if Kerry DIDN'T know, it's quite contrary to the Left's heavy-breathing worship of his alleged superior intellect and insight.

Also, who are the "unbiased" fact-checkers? The MSM? LOL!
Chad Evans at InTheBullpen is pulling ALL the weight, it seems, on fact-checking this. Check his findings. Sure, he might be a Republican, but he's doing this honestly because he recognizes its importance if it IS valid. No heavy breathing being done from those of us watching...YET.

I've been trying to access ... (Below threshold)
BR:

I've been trying to access Korlapundit's link, but no luck.

Here is what I read last month on the VVAW's very own site (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) - yes, the group still exists and is continuing its same old 70's tactics against the Iraq war. The document is at http://www.vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=307&hilite=letter

I'm copying it here... in case it mysteriously disappears.

"Letter from Le Duc Anh
By Le Duc Anh

Hanoi, September 2nd 1995

Dear VVAW,

This year, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is exactly 50 years old. Over the past 50 years, the Vietnamese people have undergone untold trials and hardships and recorded splendid achievements. We have conducted a protracted and hard but also very glorious resistance war of national independence, defense and construction. The just cause of the Vietnamese people has widely enjoyed the ardent spiritual support and material assistance of the forces struggling for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress in the world, among whom you have been one of the typical representatives. This has strongly encouraged and multiplied the strength of our people's struggle.

"Loyalty" and "Remembering the source when drinking water" are the fine traditions and sacred sentiments of the Vietnamese nation. On this occasion, I would like, on behalf of the Vietnamese State and people, to express my sincere gratitude to you and all friends, far and near, for the whole-hearted support and assistance accorded to us during the past years of hard struggle, thus making an active contribution to the victory of the Vietnamese people. We highly appreciate, cherish and everlastingly bear in mind your deep sentiments as well as your dedication in the movement to support and assist the Vietnamese people.

I am strongly confident that, as a close friend of the Vietnamese people, in the years to come you will continue your active contribution to fostering the evermore beautiful and lasting friendship and cooperation between the people of Vietnam and other countries.

I would like to extend to you and your family my compliments, regards and best wishes of health, happiness and success.

Le Duc Anh
President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam"

************

>I've been trying to access... (Below threshold)

>I've been trying to access Korlapundit's link, but no luck.

Sorry. You can try this one:

LINK




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