The Kennedy KGB letter Updated with info about the NIE leak

posted at 10:47 pm on October 20, 2006 by Bryan

So you want answers, eh? Not satisfied with the CNS report?

I’ve got answers.

There’s a new book on Ronald Reagan making the rounds, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. Its author, Paul Kengor, unearthed a sensational document from the Soviet archives. That document is a memo regarding an offer made by Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts via former Senator John Tunney, both Democrats, to the General Secretary of the Communist Party, USSR, Yuri Andropov, in 1983. The offer was to help the Soviet leadership, military and civilian, conduct a PR campaign in the United States as President Ronald Reagan sought re-election. The goal of the PR campaign would be to cast President Reagan as a warmonger, the Soviets as willing to peacefully co-exist, and thereby turn the electorate away from Reagan. It was a plan to enlist Soviet help, and use the American press, in unseating an American president.

Think about that.

I received a review copy of The Crusader on Wednesday. The book first references the Kennedy plan on page 206, and includes the complete Soviet memo, dated May 14, 1983, in the Appendix. It’s an eye opener.

If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y. V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interview. Specifically, the board of directors of ABC, Elton Raul and the television columnists Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters could visit Moscow. The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.

Just, not the senator himself. Because collaborating with the leadership of a foreign state to unseat an American president, by whatever means, could be seen by Americans as treasonous. No fingerprints, that’s the rule. Who knew Reagan would win and then defeat the USSR, so this document could see the light of day?

The Kennedy KGB memo runs about four pages. If there’s an honest liberal left in the country, it would be nice to have their take on this revelation.

Update: Hoo-boy. The Congressional staffer who was suspended on suspicion of leaking the NIE has been revealed. He works for Democrat Rep. Jane Harman.

Update: I should clear up a misconception that’s making the rounds, and that’s the authorship of the memo. Ted Kennedy didn’t write the memo. The memo’s author is V. Chebrikov, head of the Committee on State Security of the USSR–the KGB. It seems to have been written as an after-action in response to a meeting with former Sen. John V. Tunney. Tunney had been sent to the USSR to propose the strategy on Kennedy’s behalf to Andropov. The timing of the meeting isn’t immediately clear from the memo, but if the meeting took place it was most likely in late April or early May 1983.

I think the next step here is to nail down the authenticity of the memo. If it’s real, then the story is obviously very significant. If it’s not real, there’s no story here at all.


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Wow! I just woke up and was checking through my feeds…this is HUGE! I will be very interested to see how this plays out.

brazilnut on October 21, 2006 at 6:45 AM

“sinistar” over on Ace:

I dunno. If it becomes a drumbeat thing, it could force the MSM’s hand to acknowledge it.

and “someone”:

The Soviets, on the other hand… Not only is the whole Soviet/Russian thing unequivocally ingrained in the American psyche — they’re not fuzzy brown folk with postcolonial grievances, you know — but we won. Decisively. Thanks to Ronald Wilson Reagan.

This is big. Hey, Reagan saved us in 2004, why not again?

That’s better :) Starting to run hotter now; thought the heater was broken for a minute.

Axe on October 21, 2006 at 6:59 AM

For what it’s worth,imagine this news piece:

“The Justice Dept. today announced the indictment of Senator Edward Kennedy D (MA) for suspicion of treason. Officials showed up at his office around noon to arrest him. He was led out in handcuffs and taken to FBI headquarters for questioning.

As he passed the press he proclaimed his innocence and said this was how the Bush Administration would be treating every American from now on. He also yelled as they pushed him into the vehicle that he would be vindicated.

Sources close to the investigation say that they have an ironclad case in light of the documents recently discovered in the KGB archives….”

This is just too good to be true. Will the voters in Massachusetts finally give him the boot he so richly deserves?

JohnnyD on October 21, 2006 at 7:32 AM

He was led out in handcuffs frogmarched and taken to FBI headquarters for questioning.

Will the voters in Massachusetts finally give him the boot he so richly deserves?

No.

Stephen M on October 21, 2006 at 7:46 AM

Regarding The Swimmer – He’s very lucky he killed Mary Jo Kopechne before he tried to sell teh 1984 election to the Soviets – his brothers would have made sure he never got out of that Olds. By extension, we’re very unlucky on the timing, and very lucky that (a) Fitz Mondale was a piss-poor candidate that couldn’t even be supported by the presstitutes and (b) Andropov had his heart attack.

Regarding Jane Harman and her leaky-diaper staffer – I wouldn’t be surprised if a few other leaks that appeared in the New York Times were traced back to the pair.

I’ve got a new slogan for the ‘Rats – The DemocRAT Party, selling America since 1983.

steveegg on October 21, 2006 at 7:52 AM

Johnny, you know that’s not how the story would go. It would go something like this:

The Justice Dept. today announced the indictment of Senator Edward Kennedy D (MA) for suspicion of treason. Officials showed up at his office around noon to arrest him. He was led out in handcuffs and taken to FBI headquarters for questioning.

As he passed the press he proclaimed his innocence and said this was how the Bush Administration would be treating every American from now on. With the suspension and indictment of a Democrat Congressional staffer, it does appear that the administration is leading a vigorous crackdown on dissent within the federal government.

White house press secretary Tony Snow refused to comment, saying that it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation, but Democrat National Committee chairman Howard Dean said, “It’s no conicidence that this outrage comes just a month before the midterm elections. This is just politics as usual for the Republicans and an example of the kind of police state tactics we’ve come to expect from this administration.”

Sources close to the investigation say that they have an ironclad case in light of documents recently discovered in the KGB archives, but Kennedy’s attorney, Myron Cheetam, of the august Boston law firm Dewey, Cheetham and Howe, said that those documents have been available since 1992. “The Bush Administration is playing electoral politics. This is the kind of crushing of dissent that has been common since the advent of the so-called ‘War on Terror.’”

RELATED: See “Analysis: Is Kennedy a Victim or a Martyr” page A12.

Farmer_Joe on October 21, 2006 at 8:07 AM

No.

I wish that answer was an over-simplification. But unfortunately … I think it was just succinct.

Axe on October 21, 2006 at 8:12 AM

It is all too late. Too late. Too late. This story will be all over the MSM in DECEMBER. Not now. No one will listen.
The MSM is on a full offensive to control the outcome just like always:

Lenin said “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”

The American public has a 2 second attention span. Between now and two weeks from now only the already committed lefties and righties will care what is in the news. All the rest will be watching the World Series and Jerry Springer.

THE ONLY CHANCE WE HAVE IS WHAT HILLBILLY SAID IN HIS POST….WE HAVE TO GET OUT THE VOTE. PERIOD. There is no golden bullet news story that is going to ‘sock-it-too’ the lefties or the independent voters now. It is too late. Americans are too lazy.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 8:25 AM

WE HAVE TO GET OUT THE VOTE. PERIOD. There is no golden bullet news story that is going to ’sock-it-too’ the lefties or the independent voters now. It is too late. Americans are too lazy.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 8:25 AM

Right on, Limerick.

Even a slight increase in turnout will ensure victory. Please, encourage everyone you know to vote. Take them to the polls if necessary.

It cannot be stressed enough – VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, or don’t come here whining on November 8th.

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 8:57 AM

Fascinating stuff. The MSM acts a priesthood of sorts. And actually, to be truthful, such priesthoods belong neither in the United States or in any Christian gathering.

Now the wikipedia editors have made themselves sacrosanct. How quickly does the corruption spread? It seems that nobody will ever get it. The founding fathers got it. Jackson got it. Lincoln got it… but by the 20th century it was gone. In retrospect, it took the early Christian Church only about 40-50 years to lose it. So I think we did a little better this run.

Oh well. Maybe I’m just a crazy Jacksonian populist, but the fact that Kennedy has no HONOR, and has had no honor for years, but yet is treated and lifted up as a senator– which by the way, is a voluntary position of honor– proves how deep the corruption goes. We need this October surprise, even if Republicans can’t quite do what the people want.

Paine, Jefferson, Washington, where are your descendents when we need them?

RiverCocytus on October 21, 2006 at 8:59 AM

Dhimmicrats are willing to sell out our national security and aid those who would destroy our nation in order to get re-elected.

….and that’s news? I thought that was their political platform.

Hening on October 21, 2006 at 9:00 AM

Anyone in the beltway interested in a “civil war re-enactment” type event that we can do each morning at Uncle Teddy’s office? Someone to impersonate the nefarious intermediary that sent the message to the Reds, someone to portray the officer that is tasked with arresting the lout, and someone to drive drunk all over the Capitol lawn before attempting to sell out the USA?

cms on October 21, 2006 at 9:01 AM

Oh, one more thing. Off topic, but that damn picture of Teddy has me upset.
Every local Republican Committee has a list of people needing rides to the polls. Volunteer a little of your time on Nov. 7th to give them a ride. It doesn’t take much effort, and it gets out the vote that otherwise would stay home.

I am Bacadog and I endorse this message…..

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 9:04 AM

BacaDog, your welcome to a BBQ at my house anytime…..next time you’re in Texas just follow the mesquite smoke!

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 9:08 AM

where are all the lefty comments?

rocked on October 21, 2006 at 9:10 AM

Still sleepin Rocked……moon masks on their faces with cucumber on their eyes….alittle moca waiting in the kitchen….NYT on the doorstep……visions of ‘pelosi-plums’ dancing in their heads

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 9:16 AM

Thanks Limerick. I love BBQ and a cold beer. Likewise, come on up here to Virginia and we’ll cook up a big piece of red meat on the grill.

where are all the lefty comments?

rocked on October 21, 2006 at 9:10 AM

Dunno Rocked. I guess when the government takes care of you it’s ok to sleep late on Saturday.

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 9:16 AM

The lefties are all busy crapping their drawers.

Stankleberry on October 21, 2006 at 9:16 AM

Limerick & BacaDog…just the answer i was looking for..
Limerick i about 60 miles north of Dallas…u
BacaDog tonight is big piece of red meat night with a few shiner bockd :)

rocked on October 21, 2006 at 9:25 AM

Doggone it!! Now there’s a PETA protest organizing in front of my house.

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 9:28 AM

Careful Rocked……..DKOS agent may be lurking and attempt to burn an American Flag in your yard………

Baca and Rocked; we can start the BBQ with one of those barrels of oil my son brought back from Iraq. Oh, and make sure the beer is in Bottles, too much recycled aluminum is warming the planet.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 9:29 AM

Response to steveegg,

It has been going on since way before 1983.

brazilnut on October 21, 2006 at 9:31 AM

Thanks for the update Bryan. Still, I find it interesting. First, who “dispatched” Tunney? It would just be like Kennedy to send a surrogate for “plausible deniability”. He must have learned something from his brothers. Second, the authorship of the memo is of no consequence. The very fact that it was discovered in the KGB archives should be proof enough. (However, if this turns out to be a “Kinko’s of Moscow” moment, I will profusely apologize.) Third, I think it fits with the good(?) senator’s politics…defeat republicans and promote socialism!
He is well past his prime and should be voted out. Come to think of it, let’s get rid of all the “old-timers”. Sarbanes had the good sense to retire but his replacement hopefully won’t be another Dem.

JohnnyD on October 21, 2006 at 9:35 AM

Limerick…thats why i bought a 500 performance center for :)

rocked on October 21, 2006 at 9:36 AM

This should surprise no one. Liberal=Communist.

SouthernGent on October 21, 2006 at 9:40 AM

In the Godfather the Corriones (sp?) had Fredo. The Kennedy’s have Ted. Ted is lucky his brother’s weren’t around to take hnm on on a fishing trip.

StuLongIsland on October 21, 2006 at 9:51 AM

First, this is definitely news.
(Thanks for the links to this story).

Second, I’m not surprised that:
- it happened and is true.
- the MSM is not reporting it.
- Ted Kennedy and his ilk are involved.

Third, I am a bit surprised that the Soviets allowed this proof to escape their clutches. What many have surmised and or speculated upon can now be discussed openly, and with certainty. Ted Kennedy really is a senile drunken old traitor.

Lawrence on October 21, 2006 at 9:56 AM

Specifically, the board of directors of ABC, Elton Raul and the television columnists Walter Cronkite or Barbara Walters could visit Moscow. The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.

I wonder how the media elites will respond to this. Are there records of Kennedy’s contact with them on this topic??

Zorro on October 21, 2006 at 9:57 AM

Thanks for the update Bryan. However, Kennedy has proven he is a socialist and is simpithetic to the cause. And just like his dad, history will show he is supporting the wrong side.

JohnnyD on October 21, 2006 at 10:13 AM

It looks like this memo was first reported in 1992

February 2 [1992] London Sunday Times reported a 1983 memo from KGB chieftain Victor Chebrikov, who told Yuri Andropov that Ted Kennedy wanted a meeting to discuss how to counter Reagan’s arms buildup. Wrote the Times: “It appeared [the Soviets] understood it as an attempt to boost Kennedy’s own political fortunes with their assistance.” Just as they ignored recent evidence of Democrats plotting strategies with the Sandinistas, the major media are ignoring Kennedy’s indiscretions.

March 1992 MediaWatch

scroll down to NewsBites – CAPITOL COVERUPS

TheBigOldDog on October 21, 2006 at 10:31 AM

So the head of the KBG is a “credible source”? Interesting how this went from “Ted wrote it” to, to “the KBG guy wrote it”.

We’ll see. I am sure all my HA friends will demand the same standards of integrity from this guy as they did from Dan Rather.

honora on October 21, 2006 at 10:35 AM

Seriously, this is a letter that purports to be about Kennedy telling Tunney telling Chebrikov telling Andropov something. Talk about your smoking guns. Honestly.

honora on October 21, 2006 at 10:39 AM

errr ahh…pay no attention to that er ah man behind the iron curtain..

JavaJoe on October 21, 2006 at 10:43 AM

Honora 80% of Democrats believe 32% of the time that 65% of the reports confirmed that Mary Jo was 100% dead.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 10:44 AM

Ya, the Soviets are known for writing secret memos and sticking them in the archives, in case the USSR ever fell and UK journalists start combing the archives a decade later, in order to embarrass their friends in the West. Please!!!

TheBigOldDog on October 21, 2006 at 10:45 AM

brazilnut – true that, but we haven’t gone into the ’70s KGB archive yet. Besides, 1984 was my epiphany (way back in 8th grade, so according to Winston Churchill, I am heartless).

BacaDog – so feed them some of the lesser cuts (unless it’s People Eating Tasty Animals, in which case I shall be there presently).

steveegg on October 21, 2006 at 10:48 AM

Honora 80% of Democrats believe 32% of the time that 65% of the reports confirmed that Mary Jo was 100% dead.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 10:44 AM

Are you from Limerick or are you just devoted to dirty rhymes? (Either way is cool by me ;^) )

honora on October 21, 2006 at 10:49 AM

The lesson here is that the liberals, led by Ted Kennedy, are partisans, not statesmen, who are willing to sacrifice America for their own political victory. They don’t care if America is left a smoking hole, just as long as they are in command of the crater. That’s why Teddy was happy to sell out to the Soviets if it would give him an inch of advantage on the Republicans.

Tantor on October 21, 2006 at 10:50 AM

Honora,

Family from County Limerick….now the secret is out…..little village called Bruff. Texas now.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 10:51 AM

Ya, the Soviets are known for writing secret memos and sticking them in the archives, in case the USSR ever fell and UK journalists start combing the archives a decade later, in order to embarrass their friends in the West. Please!!!

TheBigOldDog on October 21, 2006 at 10:45 AM

As well known as the Italians are for forging docs about Iraq buying yellow cake. A lot of this fake doc stuff going around huh?

honora on October 21, 2006 at 10:51 AM

Seriously, this is a letter that purports to be about Kennedy telling Tunney telling Chebrikov telling Andropov something. Talk about your smoking guns. Honestly.

honora on October 21, 2006 at 10:39 AM

I think you’re spot on Honora with what we know now. He said, she said don’t cut it. When I see something with Teddy’s signature on it I’ll be on board.

You gotta admit though, that the MSM has ran with stories with alot less than this, ala Sen. Allen here in Va and the media freakout over the n***** word 30 years ago.

I mean, geez, nearly every news story had nothing more than some Lib saying “No, I never heard him say it, but my cousin’s brother in law talked to a guy who said his uncle heard him”. And, that was enough for the frenzy to begin.

Not saying by any stretch that that is what should happen here. Just wishing for a little more fairness, know what I mean?

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 10:51 AM

Honora,

Family from County Limerick….now the secret is out…..little village called Bruff. Texas now.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 10:51 AM

My father came from a little place called Tuam outside of Galway. When he was alive we went to Ireland several times–used to love a village called Adare which if memory serves was not too far from Limerick.

Anyway so that makes two of us who are really good looking and charming on AH….

honora on October 21, 2006 at 10:53 AM

BacaDog – so feed them some of the lesser cuts (unless it’s People Eating Tasty Animals, in which case I shall be there presently).

steveegg on October 21, 2006 at 10:48 AM

They’re gone now steveegg. For some reason, they didn’t like my dogs. I thought they liked dogs. Oh well, more meat for me and my friends. Come on by.

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 10:55 AM

I agree with Baca…..it is about the ‘fact’ that inuendo IS the news….I bet 8 out of 10 of my neighbors can tell you all you ever wanted to know about Brad and Jolie but couldn’t tell you who the hell bombed Pearl Harbor. Makes me sick. Keep em dumb. Keep em happy. Bread and Circus makes for easy manipulation. Since the MSM control what information the public ‘knows’ I blame them, and the MSM is firmly in the pocket of the left.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 11:02 AM

If Kennedy will do this to Reagan, what will Kos do to get rid of Bush?

E L Frederick on October 21, 2006 at 11:05 AM

If Kennedy will do this to Reagan, what will Kos do to get rid of Bush?

Well CNN is pimpin for the Jihadis. And Kos pimps for them.

Iblis on October 21, 2006 at 11:09 AM

http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=246150694225203

Here is an analysis of the media’s political leanings. If you think that this doesn’t point to bias then you are lost to logic and common sense.

Limerick on October 21, 2006 at 11:13 AM

Well, I hope this can get totally authenticated, and quickly. And likewise, if it’s not legit, I hope that gets out too, as it will demonstrate once again that the right has more honor than the left when it comes to things like this.

Not that the MSM will spin it like that, of course…once they’re done with it it will be more like “Republicans last-ditch try to sway the election debunked–they’ll lose for sure now!”

Bob's Kid on October 21, 2006 at 11:23 AM

Thanks for the invite. If only Virginia weren’t so far a drive from Wisconsin,….

steveegg on October 21, 2006 at 11:28 AM

Bob, Yep, I can see the headline now……..”Karl Rove linked by anonymous source to a fabricated letter allegesly linking Senator Kennedy to Government overthrow attempt in 1983. Senator Clinton launches investigation to uncover what Bush knew, and when he knew it

Details at the top of the hour. Now, back to Hardball and Chris Matthews………..

BacaDog on October 21, 2006 at 11:36 AM

Well you know the old saying “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean you don’t have real enemies”

;^) Hey, go out and play!!! It’s a beautiful day here in the Northeast! Talk to you Monday!!

honora on October 21, 2006 at 11:47 AM

TED KENNEDY’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Traitor Vic’s.
JIMMY CARTER’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Traitor Hick’s.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 21, 2006 at 12:49 PM

Now that the fat, drunken, bolviating, whore mongering, murder is outed as a traitor, any liberal or Democrat who continues to support the “conscience of the Senate,” is knowingly supporting a traitor.

Kennedy should be expelled from the Senate for treason.

georgej on October 21, 2006 at 1:04 PM

Honora wrote: “Anyway so that makes two of us who are really good looking and charming on AH….”

GAG!

;^)

georgej on October 21, 2006 at 1:07 PM

Secret memos, huh?

Does Dan Rather know Russian?

Slublog on October 21, 2006 at 1:15 PM

Dos Vidanya, Teddyquiddick.

Kid from Brooklyn on October 21, 2006 at 1:34 PM

I think its time for Ted to be called on the carpet for this, and not just for a waitress sandwhich this time.

If you want to know what a total low-life Andropov was, read a book called RED STAR ROGUE. It details a rogue Soviet Submarine’s failed attempt to launch a nuke on Pearl Harbor on March 7, 1968.

The author of the book makes a very compelling case that Andropov was one of the people behind it.

Dave R. on October 21, 2006 at 1:34 PM

“If it’s real, then the story is obviously very significant. If it’s not real, there’s no story here at all.”

This, I think, is the real crux of the matter. For one, I think it’s highly unlikely. For another, it may be titilating, but again, unlikely.

I can think of a thousand reasons to vote the bastard out of office, domestic reasons, reasons that DON’T involve international espionage. It’s just that I would never deign to move to the People’s Republic of Boston in order to do so!

Kadnine on October 21, 2006 at 3:12 PM

[Damn! My computer foiled my coment again, sorry if this posts twice]

“If it’s real, then the story is obviously very significant. If it’s not real, there’s no story here at all.”

This, I think, is the crux of the matter. For one, I think it’s highly unlikely the document is authentic. For another, it may be titilating, but again, unlikely. For a third, did I mentiontion I find the notion of an authentic KGB document being unearthed from the smoldering ruins of the former Sovit Empire a little bit, um, far-fetched?

I can think of a thousand reasons to vote the bastard out of office, but that’s a job for our comrades in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts.

Kadnine on October 21, 2006 at 3:28 PM

Are you from Limerick or are you just devoted to dirty rhymes? (Either way is cool by me ;^) )

honora, limericks are five-line poems in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme (a triplet), and the third and fourth lines rhyme (a couplet). Limericks are not, by definition, dirty. But if the only limericks you’ve ever heard have been such, I can understand the error.

There once was an old man of Esser,
Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser,
It at last grew so small
He knew nothing at all,
And now he’s a college professor.

There once was a lady, Ilene,
Who lived on distilled kerosene,
But she started absorbin’
A new hydrocarbon
and since then she’d never benzene

There once was a poet named Dan,
Who’s poetry never would scan.
When told this was so,
He said, “Yes, I know”
“It’s because I try to put every possible syllable into the very last line that I can!”

A flea and a fly in a flue
Were caught, so what could they do?
Said the fly, “Let us flee.”
“Let us fly,” said the flea.
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Freelancer on October 21, 2006 at 3:39 PM

There once was a Senator from Mass
who was searchin around for a Lass;
He lucked out and found her,
the drunken lout drowned her!
Why wasn’t that end of his ass?

Freelancer on October 21, 2006 at 3:49 PM

Thank you for keeping us updated. I hope you continue to do so.

The United States has had highly-placed government officials working for the Soviets. FDR’s last-minute replacement of his VP saved us from having a President working for the KGB.

I am not surprised that KGB documents are still being unearthed. If Mitrokhin, a high-level defector to The West from the KGB, is still publishing, it’s clear there’s more out there that we have yet to know of. And Mitrokhin has some pretty damning information as far as Americans working for Soviets is concerned.

Muslihoon on October 21, 2006 at 4:32 PM

Does this mean Teddy’s next dog will be named Yuri? If so, when will the next childrens’ book featuring Yuri the little red dog hit the bookstores?

Rick on October 21, 2006 at 4:51 PM

This story better have legs.

Iblis on October 21, 2006 at 5:08 PM

THIS is just another ” Big Dig” story from Massatxetts. Uncle Tedddy and Uncle Hari Kari have had the Dems and unions and the Polit bureau in Mass in lock step for years along with Tipsy O’niel and company. Sameo, Sameo, nothing will come of it in the MSM. Just turn out the VOTE, and show them all that we DO have real patriots still in this country.

bones47 on October 21, 2006 at 5:41 PM

Ted Kennedy being a communist is a surprise to anyone?

Capitalist Infidel on October 21, 2006 at 5:52 PM

The more that Soviet Documents are released to the Public like the Venona project exposed, the more we find out Joe McCarthy was right.

This latest revelation comes as no surprise to those that have long thought that the MSM and the Democrat party were a front for the communist party USA.

As you observe the MSM in the coming elections, you cannot conclude anything else.

This time around they have become so blatant that it should shock the average American that thought the media was being even handed and had no real agenda.

They do not even hide it anymore as they cheer lead for the DNC to take over the Congress.

ScottyDog on October 21, 2006 at 6:13 PM

This should be of no surprise to anyone, after all look at who his father Joe rubbed shoulders with during WWII.

Wade on October 21, 2006 at 7:07 PM

I truly doubt anyone in the Senate or even our Justice Department will do anything about this. The Senate is a club, they need to follow “procedures” be nice to their fellow members (I SAY B.S.!) . I don’t care about being nice or civil, I want him on a platter, dressed as an orange bouy. He is a traitor and hates us. The Prez / AG isn’t going to do a darn thing. They will come up with some reason or just to be nice. NICE MY A*S.

StuLongIsland on October 21, 2006 at 7:58 PM

Did you forget Jimmy Carter?

How Carter made direct contacts with Soviet officials to try to subvert President Reagan’s anti-communist policies

In 1984, visited the home of then Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. According to Dobryning Carter was concerned about Reagan’s defense build-up and explained that Moscow would be better off with someone else in the White House. If Reagan won, he warned,

“There would not be a single agreement on arms control, especially on nuclear arms, as long as Reagan remained in power.”

DANEgerus on October 21, 2006 at 8:50 PM

Jimmy, Teddy and the Communists

Carter made direct contacts with Soviet officials to try to subvert President Reagan’s anti-communist policies

In 1984, visited the home of then Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin. According to Dobryning Carter was concerned about Reagan’s defense build-up and explained that Moscow would be better off with someone else in the White House. If Reagan won, he warned,

“There would not be a single agreement on arms control, especially on nuclear arms, as long as Reagan remained in power.”

DANEgerus on October 21, 2006 at 8:52 PM

The potential revelation about Kennedy & Tunney is certainly significant, but they’re not the only Democrats to have reportedly expressed their desire for Soviet opposition to Reagan. Similar accounts have been storied about Jimmy Carter and Tip O’Neill as well. See here.

CP on October 21, 2006 at 9:23 PM

For a third, did I mentiontion I find the notion of an authentic KGB document being unearthed from the smoldering ruins of the former Sovit Empire a little bit, um, far-fetched?

I’m the other way. The straight line is to “the document is real.” The longer line goes through “an attempt to target Ted directly and the democrats in general with a grand conspiracy involving forged documents.”

Axe on October 21, 2006 at 10:31 PM

You’d think that treasonous behavior on the part of the Democratic leadership wouldn’t shock me anymore, after having seen it so many times, and yet it still does. If this story is true, it’s the kind of thing that people used to hang for, and deservedly so. Unfortunately I share the general pessimism about anything being done about it. I don’t know about anybody else, but I can’t think of example one of anything I’ve ever seen out of Alberto Gonzales that has impressed me. I wish that wasn’t the case, but it’s true, and he’s been on the job long enough that I should have by now. Most of the time he doesn’t even look to me like he’s taking things all that seriously. I want an Attorney General who’s there to kick ass and take names.

But this incident also demonstrates once again just how right Ronald Reagan was, both in his understanding of the Soviet threat and how to deal with it, and just how wrong his political enemies were in both respects. And Ronaldus Magnus was so bad-ass that he not only defeated the Evil Empire and won the Cold War, but he did it in spite of the efforts of traitorous Democrats within our own government.

ReubenJCogburn on October 21, 2006 at 10:48 PM

For a third, did I mentiontion I find the notion of an authentic KGB document being unearthed from the smoldering ruins of the former Sovit Empire a little bit, um, far-fetched?

I think we need to verify this story 1000% before running too far with it, but I can see the Russians keeping old documents around. I think the Russian national animal is the pack rat – these folks keep everything.

When I was there, we were working at a Christian youth camp. In a back room, they stored all of the Soviet-era propaganda posters and signs. They could have used the stuff someday, I guess.

On the plus side, I did get to take home an authentic Soviet-era poster.

Slublog on October 21, 2006 at 10:52 PM

One thing people can do to try and verify this document is alert somebody with the resources to actually investigate the claim. I recommend sending a quick email to FOX News indicating you would be interested in seeing them investigate the authenticity of the document. Include a link to this story in the message you write. You can leave FOX News an email here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,77538,00.html

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tommy1 on October 21, 2006 at 11:53 PM

He’s is living proof that Satan is a Democrat.

x95b10 on October 22, 2006 at 4:03 AM

I think we need to verify this story 1000% before running too far with it

How do you verify more than 100%? I agree this needs verification but 1000%. Is that new math?

Wade on October 22, 2006 at 10:02 AM

No new math here. Just too many clicks on the zero after a glass of wine.

Slublog on October 22, 2006 at 10:19 AM

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