Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ted Kennedy: Stooge or Traitor?

Ted Kennedy worshippers should know this.

In 1983, when Ronald Reagan was president, Kennedy sent his trusted friend John Tunney to make a deal with then Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. It was Kennedy's hope to undermine Reagan's foreign policy initiatives to win the Cold War by helping the Soviets in a propaganda campaign in America against the Republican administration.

And why? The memo spells it out very clearly; for partisan political advantage in the 1984 Presidential election.

This extraordinary document was dug out the Soviet archives after the dissolution of the USSR. It has never been debunked or challenged as inauthentic. When asked about it Kennedy has never denied its accuracy.

The file was made public in 1992 by a British journalist, but the mainstream American media essentially ignored it.

What are we to make of a United States Senator who secretly sought to aid America's greatest foreign enemy against a sitting American president? You tell me.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you mean like how Reagan cut a deal with Iran to keep hostages to make Carter look bad?

August 30, 2009 at 8:32 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

From Wikipedia:

The US Senate’s 1992 report concluded that "by any standard, the credible evidence now known falls far short of supporting the allegation of an agreement between the Reagan campaign and Iran to delay the release of the hostages".[10]

The House of Representatives’ 1993 report concluded “there is no credible evidence supporting any attempt by the Reagan presidential campaign—or persons associated with the campaign—to delay the release of the American hostages in Iran”.

Newsweek magazine also ran an investigation, and they said that most if not all the charges made to be groundless.

Steven Emerson and Jesse Furman of the The New Republic, also looked into the allegations and found “the conspiracy as currently postulated is a total fabrication”.

So in answer to Anon's question:
NO! Not like that at all.

August 30, 2009 at 8:57 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

And one more thing... there were actual hearings and investigations into the phony allegations against Reagan.

Why no hearings or media investigations into Kennedy's remarkable effort to help a foreign enemy against a Republican administration for the purpose of personal ambition and partisan advantage?

The double standard is striking is it not?

August 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM 
Anonymous joe clark said...

Ted Kennedy like his brothers lived through the Cuban Missle crisis. Remember that? When Ronnie Reagan attempted to install nuclear missles in Europe pointed at the USSR, a response was a for gone conclusion. It's a chess game and teh Soviet Union would only counter the US installations of missles and install Russian missles eventually say in South America.

Ted was trying to avoid escalation of nuclear war eventual total destruction. Ted knew one thing: No one can win a nuclear war.

September 2, 2009 at 3:41 PM 

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