Kerry the hero

A photograph of Senator John F. Kerry, being honored by the Marxist government of Vietnam for special contributions to the communist victory in their war of domination, 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 Womenıs Museum, but she, unlike Kerry, apparently did not receive special commendation as a hero of the communist victory.

Kerry was acknowledged by the Vietnam government in 1983, when he was Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Kerry's record of activism benefiting the communists was also lauded by the military commander of the 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, Kerryıs efforts aided and abetted the enemy, prolonged the war, and probably resulted in greater American casualties.

The photograph of the event can be viewed on the internet. It depicts Kerry being greeted by the future General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Comrade Do Moi. This photo of special recognition by the former enemy is apparently not displayed on the wall of Kerry's Senate office, next his reclaimed US wartime citations, which he once declared were thrown away during a VVAW war protest. He now claims that he threw away awards belonging to another demonstrator, not his own.

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 entities, 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.

Kerry's efforts may have also led to a later undisclosed Vietnam trip, according to an unimpeachable source of information on antiwar activity: the Communist Party USA's Daily World newspaper of 16 June 1971. On the wintersoldier web site, Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., has written extensively of Kerry's dealings 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), Kerry's 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.

Kerry has stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (HR2833) in the Senate.

Finally, were Kerry's activities in time of war, as acknowledged by the recognition 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 they were, and otherwise declares Kerry unfit to be the Commander—in—Chief. Kerry's actions may have also been crucial in persuading the Communist Party, USA, and the Marxist Socialist Workerıs Party to support him for President.

Will Kerry repudiate that support, or wear it like a badge of honor, alongside his 'Hero' status in the eyes of the communist government of Vietnam? 

A photograph of Senator John F. Kerry, being honored by the Marxist government of Vietnam for special contributions to the communist victory in their war of domination, 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 Womenıs Museum, but she, unlike Kerry, apparently did not receive special commendation as a hero of the communist victory.

Kerry was acknowledged by the Vietnam government in 1983, when he was Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Kerry's record of activism benefiting the communists was also lauded by the military commander of the 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, Kerryıs efforts aided and abetted the enemy, prolonged the war, and probably resulted in greater American casualties.

The photograph of the event can be viewed on the internet. It depicts Kerry being greeted by the future General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Comrade Do Moi. This photo of special recognition by the former enemy is apparently not displayed on the wall of Kerry's Senate office, next his reclaimed US wartime citations, which he once declared were thrown away during a VVAW war protest. He now claims that he threw away awards belonging to another demonstrator, not his own.

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 entities, 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.

Kerry's efforts may have also led to a later undisclosed Vietnam trip, according to an unimpeachable source of information on antiwar activity: the Communist Party USA's Daily World newspaper of 16 June 1971. On the wintersoldier web site, Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., has written extensively of Kerry's dealings 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), Kerry's 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.

Kerry has stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (HR2833) in the Senate.

Finally, were Kerry's activities in time of war, as acknowledged by the recognition 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 they were, and otherwise declares Kerry unfit to be the Commander—in—Chief. Kerry's actions may have also been crucial in persuading the Communist Party, USA, and the Marxist Socialist Workerıs Party to support him for President.

Will Kerry repudiate that support, or wear it like a badge of honor, alongside his 'Hero' status in the eyes of the communist government of Vietnam?