(CNSNews.com) - Some of John Kerry's former swift boat crewmates will have a high-profile role at the Democratic National Convention later this month, as they attempt to portray Kerry as a decorated Vietnam War hero. Kranish, Michael, Brian C. Mooney, and Nina J. Easton. As news spread Tuesday of the convention's framework, members of a group called Swift Boat Veterans for … Summary of eRumor: There is a series of forwarded emails about Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry and the accusations of an organization of swift boat crews from the Vietnam era. Statement of John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War Mr. Kerry: Thank you very much, Senator Fulbright, Senator Javits, Senator Symington, Senator Pell. As Sen. John Kerry 's campaign gains momentum, conservative critics are attacking his anti-war activism in the years after his return from Vietnam, saying Kerry slandered veterans with his … — John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, statement to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, April 23, 1971. Sen. Kerry, the "noble statesman" and "highly decorated Vietnam vet" of today, is a far cry from Kerry, the radical, hippie-like leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) … This group had been founded in 1967 by six veterans. ANYONE who votes for Kerry AFTER knowing this data is guilty of covering up John Kerry's war crimes! Of course, there were some people who … But an even larger number of veterans say that's not the case. [Note: Jan Barry was a founder of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, after resigning from West Point.] Accusations against John Kerry from Former Navy Swift Boat crewmen from the Vietnam War–Truth!, Fiction! John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best. John Kerry was one of the founders of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. John Kerry and War Crimes in Vietnam By Jan Barry [Note: Jan Barry was a founder of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, after resigning from West Point.] I would like to say for the record, and also for the men behind me who are also wearing the uniforms and their medals, that my sitting here is really symbolic. Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement by John Kerry April 23, 1971 to the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations. I would like to talk on behalf of all those veterans and say that several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged, and many very highly decorated, veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. One of those members in the early 1970s was John Kerry. As a member of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, he went to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and, as network TV cameras rolled, he threw medals and ribbons over the fence – his own, it was naturally assumed. Years later, a reporter in his Capitol Hill office noticed that he had framed his decorations, prominently mounting them on the wall. Kerry, John F. A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America. John Kerry anti-war testimony to the Senate (1971) In April 1971 John Kerry, a former US Navy Lieutenant and a spokesperson for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: President Nixon once described Kerry as a "very efficient anti war advocate," a title that he only award to John. In January 2004, Admiral Roy Hoffman read Douglas Brinkley's campaign biography, Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, and was incensed. A photograph of John Kerry together with Jane Fonda at an anti-Vietnam War rally in 1970 in Pennsylvania has surfaced on the Internet, angering veterans … Primary Source: Statement by John Kerry of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971) On April 23, 1971, a young Vietnam veteran named John Kerry spoke on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War before the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations. Kerry backed the treaty. Hunt, Andrew E. A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. (“P.O.W.A.”) and Neil Young (“Let’s Impeachthe President”) ... North Korean leader will get a glimpse at the potential rewards of reconciliation. This book was written just after John Kerry took over the leadership of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and it portrays his view of the organization, their just-completed demonstrations in Washington DC, and the Vietnam War itself. New York: New York University Press, 1999. The nine points were all taken from a list of Viet Cong conditions for ending the war. What the national news media has not reported in the current controversy - just as was not widely reported in 1971 - are the crimes of war that Kerry summarized in his antiwar speech to Congress. I am not here as John Kerry. It included Al Hubbard, who had served in the Air Force and had lied about being in Vietnam, and Jan Barry, who was a radio mechanic in Vietnam prior to the 1965 troop buildup. Following is a transcript of John Kerry's statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, in which he criticized the Vietnam War. This is the biggest speech in a series of speeches and events held by John Kerry to end the war in Vietnam as fast as possible. John Kerry is not fit to be elected dog catcher let alone President of the United States. They organized a march, marched in Washington D.C. that took place in 1971. In 1971, veteran John Kerry testified before the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee concerning American involvement in the Vietnam War.This is the text of that speech delivered on April 22, 1971.. Others rail against war, like M.I.A. An outraged buzz is circulating in political circles that John Kerry is unfit to run for president because as an antiwar activist he accused Vietnam veterans of committing war crimes. On April 22nd, 1971, 27 year-old former Navy Lt. John Kerry testified against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War as a member of "Vietnam Veterans Against the War… This book was written just after John Kerry took over the leadership of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and it portrays his view of the organization, their just-completed demonstrations in Washington DC, and the Vietnam War itself. New York: Viking, 2003. By ... Republican who 'swift boated' John Kerry to run pro-Trump Super Pac ... Alexander Vindman and a Brief History of the GOP Smearing Veterans Vietnam Veterans Against the War Statement by John Kerry, 1971 to the Senate Committee of Foreign Relations April 23, 1971 I would like to talk on behalf of all those veterans and say that several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged, and many very highly decorated, veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. We have covered a period by actual firsthand testimony from 1963 to 1970 - seven years. There were thousands of veterans … & Disputed! John Kerry, director of the Vietnam Veterans against the War, testified before special session the Senate Foreign Relations Committee April 22, 1971 Vietnam War Hearing: John Kerry Testimony - Vietnam Veterans Against the War (1971) Kerry then turned to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. 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