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Skull & Bones Kerry speaks about his War Crimes...
17 Jan 2004
This Skull & Bones member Kerry talking about his War crimes...
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001
From: Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Subject: John Kerry on Vietnam Atrocities


From VVAW's mailbox to all on VVAWNET and VVAWINC:


[Looks like Kerry has begun his presidential 'retooling' for 2004--jtm]


http://stacks.msnbc.com/news/568894.asp


Portion of John Kerry remarks on NBC's "Meet the Press" May 6, 2001:


MR. RUSSERT: You mentioned you're a military guy. There's been a lot of
discussion about Bob Kerrey, your former Democratic colleague in the
Senate, about his talking about his anguish about what happened in Vietnam.
You were on this program 30 years ago as a leader of the Vietnam Veterans
Against the War. And we went back and have an audiotape of that and some
still photos. And your comments are particularly timely in this
overall discussion of Bob Kerrey. And I'd like for you to listen to
those with our audience and then try to put that war into some
context:


(Audiotape, April 18, 1971):


MR. CROSBY NOYES (Washington Evening Star): Mr. Kerry, you said at one time or
another that you think our policies in Vietnam are tantamount to genocide
and that the responsibility lies at all chains of command over there. Do
you consider that you personally as a Naval officer committed atrocities in
Vietnam or crimes punishable by law in this country?


KERRY: There are all kinds of atrocities, and I would have to say that,
yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other
soldiers have committed in that I took part in shootings in free fire
zones. I conducted harassment and interdiction fire. I used 50 calibre
machine guns, which we were granted and ordered to use, which were our only
weapon against people. I took part in search and destroy missions, in the
burning of villages. All of this is contrary to the laws of warfare, all of
this is contrary to the Geneva Conventions and all of this is ordered as a
matter of written established policy by the government of the United States
from the top down. And I believe that the men who designed these, the men
who designed the free fire zone, the men who ordered us, the men who signed
off the air raid strike areas, I think these men, by the letter of the law,
the same letter of the law that tried Lieutenant Calley, are war criminals.


(End audiotape)

for rest or article check the following link
http://lists.village.virginia.edu/lists_archive/sixties-l/3221.html

Also check the following links to learn more about Kerry...

http://vietpage.com/archive_news/politics/2002/Dec/14/0002.html

http://www.oilempire.us/kerry.html

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=5468

http://oll.temple.edu/hist249/course/Documents/vietnam_veterans_against_

http://www.usvetdsp.com/story35.htm


Take Care...

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Re: Skull & Bones Kerry speaks about his War Crimes...
09 Mar 2004
Anybody find the audio or video of this?