Memorialize This: Kerry Anti-Vietnam War "Winter Soldier"

We were sent to Vietnam to kill Communism. But we found instead we were killing women and children.
-- John Kerry, "The New Winter Soldier"

John Kerry represents the VVAW at the "People's State of the Union" in Washington, D.C.
Audio Clips: John Kerry testifies about American "war crimes" in Vietnam -- April 22, 1971 (1:32)
John Kerry admits to committing atrocities in Vietnam -- April 18, 1971 (0:31)

Vietnam War WINTER SOLDIERS Hearing: John Kerry Testimony - Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971)
April 22, 1971, Kerry was the first Vietnam veteran to testify before Congress about the war, appearing before a Senate committee hearing on ending the war proposals. He was still a member of the United States Navy Reserve, holding the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Wearing green fatigues and service ribbons, he spoke for nearly two hours with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the Fulbright Hearings...
Kerry began with a prepared speech in which he presented the conclusions of the VVAW Winter Soldier Investigation, then went on to address larger policy issues....

July 22, 1971, John Kerry held a press conference in Washington, DC, calling on President Nixon to accept Madame Binh's 7-Point Peace Plan
the event was reported in The New York Times July 23, 1971 article included a photograph of Kerry surrounded by POW family members recruited to promote his message..]

VVAW winter soldier #2
The total reversal was as obscenely dishonest and politically convenient as today Kerry’s US chief of strategic communications, aka propaganda
That substitutes enemies from ‘communists’ to all-inclusive ‘terrorists’

As the politically ‘revised’ Winter Soldier operation timeline shows, the new anti---imperialistzionist historical rewrite became an all-amerikkan VVAW/Winter Soldier led by long-time scum like David Horowitz and Norman Poderetz, whose ‘neocon’ politics (2 samples below) were a precursor of the current US World War3 (GWOT) neoliberal state-sponsored fascist starring ISIS, spawn made-in-usa al-qaeda et al.

Winter Soldier
...In April, the VVAW stormed Washington in a week-long protest. At its height, spokesman John Kerry went before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to accuse the United States military of committing massive numbers of war crimes in Vietnam. The appearance launched Kerry's political career. The charges he made shocked and sickened a nation, changed the course of a war and stained the reputation of the American military for decades.
But the mass murder of civilians was never American policy in Vietnam. War crimes were the exception, not the rule. And the Winter Soldier tribunal itself -- which John Kerry had helped moderate -- turned out to be "packed with pretenders and liars."
*** Now available: everything the FBI has made public concerning Vietnam Veterans Against the War ***

January 25, 1972 John Kerry represents the VVAW at the "People's State of the Union" in Washington, D.C.
April 19 - 22, 1973 ...the “rabidly anti-American” VVAW-Anti-imperialist (VVAW-AI) “ dominated by the Maoist Revolutionary Union”, broke from VVAW...Historian Andrew Hunt said [VVAW] was “an ineffectual fragment of its former continued to exist... It split, dwindled, and underwent did not fold.” has influenced medical treatment and gained extensions of treatment for veterans, as well as current military members...Several VVAW members moved on to prominent positions In 1978 Bobby Muller co-founded the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) . 1982 John Kerry was elected Massachuseyys Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and a US Senator in 1984. Ron Kovic wrote his autobiography, Born on the Fourth of July... adapted as a 1989 movie it won an Academy Award...

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VVAW and Hanoi: Joined at the hip?
By Jeremy Reynalds posted November 1, 2004
In an explosive article on the web site, writers Jerome R. Corsi and Scott Swett claim two recently discovered documents captured from the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War strongly support the existence of a close link between the Hanoi regime and Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) -- all while John Kerry served as the group's leading national spokesman.

John Kerry testifies as a Vietnam Veterans Against the War director to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations committee on April 22, 1971
Corsi and Swett say the first document is a 1971 information sheet 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....

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.

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 Swet

Whether a political ploy, or real, Kerry’s “anti-war” conversion narrative by major “news” sources, reveals some ways this seamless propaganda works. Seamless information war, far beyond US and mainstream media, now headquatered in Silicon Valley, is the survival bedrock of US finance capitalist global hegemony --- as digest readers know and new readers can explore using the search.
Recently the NYT did an absurd puff-piece to soften up the job of Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor and strategic communications/public diplomacy chief Ben Rhodes

...Rhodes...“It is hard for many to absorb the true magnitude of change in the news business — 40 percent of newspaper-industry professionals lost their jobs in the past decade... readers can absorb all the news they want from social-media platforms like Facebook...“ newspapers used to have foreign bureaus. Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets report on world events from Washington.... [Ned Price his assistant.]..
The easiest way for the White House to shape the from press briefing podiums, each with its own dedicated press corps. “But there are also “force multipliers” ...“ our compadres, I reach out to a couple people, and you know I wouldn’t want to name them ”...Rhodes strategized and ran the successful Iran-deal messaging campaign, helped negotiate the opening of American relations with Cuba...and been a co-writer of all of Obama’s major foreign-policy speeches speeches” ...the longest-tenured member of the National Security Council speechwriting corps, told me. On the largest and smallest questions alike, the voice in which America speaks to the world is that of Ben Rhodes....The narratives he frames, the voices of senior officials, columnists and reporters whose work he skillfully shapes and ventriloquizes, the president’s own speeches and talking points, are dots of color in a much larger vision about who Americans are and where we are going that Rhodes and the president have been formulating the past seven years. When I asked ...Obama’s lead speechwriter in the 2008 campaign... whether he or Rhodes or the president ever thought of their speeches and bits of policy making as part of some larger restructuring of the American narrative, he replied, “We saw that as our entire job.”...

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John Kerry and the VVAW: Hanoi's American Puppets?
Two recently discovered documents captured from 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....
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 included a photograph of Kerry surrounded by POW family members.
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: {digest: NO LINK)

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