John Kerry's Fishy
Participation in the Vietnam War - by Michael Benge, Foreign
Service Officer, and a Former Vietnam P.O.W. (1968-1973) -
(Posted here by Wes Penre, Illuminati News: March 4, 2004)
something to send out to your neoconservative buddies. We aren't fooled by
Kerry. We know that he's an Illuminati agent six ways from Sunday. Since the
stool is being kicked out from under Bush to let him twist slowly in the wind as
another great Republican once put it, and the sudden upturn of Kerry's
candidacy, it is more and more obvious that Kerry, the Skull and Bonesman, CFR,
Tweedledee to Tweedledum, is the likely choice of the Hidden Powers this
election. More than half the nation will cheer and go back to sleep so the final
touches can be put in place to announce the New World Order, the draft, and the
new wars on Syria and Iran.
[Kerry] was in the Delta shortly after he left.
I know that area well. I know the operations he was involved in well. I know
the tactics and the doctrine used. I know the equipment. Although I was
attached to CTF-116 (PBRs) I spent a fair amount of time with CTF-115 (swift
boats), Kerry's command.
Here are my problems and suspicions:
(1) Kerry was in-country less than four months and collected, a Bronze Star, a
Silver Star and three purple hearts. I never heard of anybody with any outfit I
worked with (including SEAL One, the Sea Wolves, Riverines and the River Patrol
Force) collecting that much hardware so fast, and for such pedestrian actions.
The Swifts did a commendable job. But that duty wasn't the worst you could
draw. They operated only along the coast and in the major rivers (Bassac and
Mekong). The rough stuff in the hot areas was mainly handled by the smaller,
(2) Three Purple Hearts but no limp. All injuries so minor that no time lost
from duty. Amazing luck. Or he was putting himself in for medals every time he
bumped his head on the wheel house hatch? Combat on the boats was almost always
at close range. You didn't have minor wounds. At least not often. Not three
times in a row. Then he used the three purple hearts to request a trip home
eight months before the end of his tour. Fishy.
(3) The details of the event for which he was given the Silver Star make no
sense at all. Supposedly, a B-40 was fired at the boat and missed. Charlie
jumps up with the launcher in his hand, the bow gunner knocks him down with the
twin .50, Kerry beaches the boat, jumps off, shoots Charlie, and retrieves the
launcher. If true, he did everything wrong.
(a) Standard procedure when you took rocket fire was to put your stern to
the action and go balls to the wall. A B-40 has the ballistic integrity of a
frisbie after about 25 yards, so you put 50 yards or so between you and the
beach and begin raking it with your ...50's.
(b) Did you ever see anybody get knocked down with a .50 caliber round and
get up? The guy was dead or dying. The rocket launcher was empty. There was
no reason to go after him (except if you knew he was no danger to you just
flopping around in the dust during his last few seconds on earth, and you
wanted some derring do in your after-action report). And we didn't shoot wounded
people. We had rules against that, too.
(c) Kerry got off the boat. This was a major breach of standing procedures.
Nobody on a boat crew ever got off a boat in a hot area. EVER! The reason was
simple. If you had somebody on the beach your boat was defenseless. It
couldn't run and it couldn't return fire. It was stupid and it put his crew in
danger. He should have been relieved and reprimanded. I never heard of any
boat crewman ever leaving a boat during or after a firefight.
Something is fishy.
Here we have a JFK wannabe (the guy Halsey wanted to court martial for
boat and getting a couple people killed by running across the bow of a Jap
destroyer) who is hardly in Vietnam long enough to get good tan, collects medals
faster than Audie Murphy in a job where lots of medals weren't common, gets sent
home eight months early, requests separation from active duty a few months after
that so he can run for Congress, finds out war heroes don't sell well in
Massachusetts in 1970 so reinvents himself as Jane Fonda, throws his ribbons in
the dirt with the cameras running to jump start his political career, gets
Stillborn Pell to invite him to address Congress and Bobby Kennedy's
speechwriter to do the heavy lifting, winds up in the Senate himself a few years
later, votes against every major defense bill, says the CIA is irrelevant after
the Wall came down, votes against the Gulf War, a big mistake since that turned
out well, decides not to make the same mistake twice so votes for invading Iraq,
but oops, that didn't turn out so well so he now says he really didn't mean for
Bush to go to war when he voted to allow him to go to war.
I'm real glad you or I never had this guy covering out flanks in Vietnam. I
sure don't want him as Commander in Chief. I hope that somebody from CTF-115
shows up with some facts challenging Kerry's Vietnam record. I know in my gut
it's wildly inflated. And fishy.
Thursday, March 04, 2004 05:59:38 -0800