Ted Kennedy: Guilty Of Treason?
Cross-posted at NeoCon Command Center.
Could Senator Edward Kennedy be a traitor to the United States of America, as well as a drunk and a man who arguably got away with murder? It seems that he very well may.
From Cybercast News: (All emphasis mine.)
KGB Letter Outlines Sen. Kennedy’s Overtures to Soviets, Prof Says
By Kevin Mooney
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
October 20, 2006
(CNSNews.com) – The antipathy that congressional Democrats have today toward President George W. Bush is reminiscent of their distrust of President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War, a political science professor says.
“We see some of the same sentiments today, in that some Democrats see the Republican president as being a threat and the true obstacle to peace, instead of seeing our enemies as the true danger,” said Paul Kengor, a political science professor at Grove City College and the author of new book, “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.”
In my opinion, this is just a symptom of the major fault of the Democratic Party: An inexplicable self-loathing which leads them to believe that America is always at fault when faced with an aggressor; that we must have done something, or committed some sort of offense to make our enemies hate us. It is impossible that we are not to blame for the hostility of hateful or envious nations.
In his book, which came out this week, Kengor focuses on a KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan’s foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts.
Ladies and Gentlemen, that is HIGH TREASON, is it not? We need to look into this, and if it has any veracity, I want to see Sen. Kennedy dragged from the Senate floor in handcuffs!
The letter, dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the KGB to Yuri Andropov, who was then General Secretary of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party.
In his letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov offered Andropov his interpretation of Kennedy’s offer. Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) had traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to seek out a partnership with Andropov and other Soviet officials, Kengor claims in his book.
Former Sen. Tunney should be prosecuted as well!
At one point after President Reagan left office, Tunney acknowledged that he had played the role of intermediary, not only for Kennedy but for other U.S. senators, Kengor said. Moreover, Tunney told the London Times that he had made 15 separate trips to Moscow.
“There’s a lot more to be found here,” Kengor told Cybercast News Service. “This was a shocking revelation.”
We definitely need to find out the scope of this treacherous Democratic ploy!
It is not evident with whom Tunney actually met in Moscow. But the letter does say that Sen. Kennedy directed Tunney to reach out to “confidential contacts” so Andropov could be alerted to the senator’s proposals.
Specifically, Kennedy proposed that Andropov make a direct appeal to the American people in a series of television interviews that would be organized in August and September of 1983, according to the letter.
“Tunney told his contacts that Kennedy was very troubled about the decline in U.S -Soviet relations under Reagan,” Kengor said. “But Kennedy attributed this decline to Reagan, not to the Soviets. In one of the most striking parts of this letter, Kennedy is said to be very impressed with Andropov and other Soviet leaders.”
Got that? Kennedy is more enamored of the COMMIES than our own leaders!
In Kennedy’s view, the main reason for the antagonism between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1980s was Reagan’s unwillingness to yield on plans to deploy middle-range nuclear missiles in Western Europe, the KGB chief wrote in his letter. “Kennedy was afraid that Reagan was leading the world into a nuclear war,” Kengor said. “He hoped to counter Reagan’s polices, and by extension hurt his re-election prospects.”
I am aghast! Utterly aghast!
As a prelude to the public relations strategy Kennedy hoped to facilitate on behalf of the Soviets, Kengor said, the Massachusetts senator had also proposed meeting with Andropov in Moscow — to discuss the challenges associated with disarmament.
In his appeal, Kennedy indicated he would like to have Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.) accompany him on such a trip. The two senators had worked together on nuclear freeze proposals.
But Kennedy’s attempt to partner with high-level Soviet officials never materialized. Andropov died after a brief time in office and was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
In his attempt to reach out the Soviets, Kennedy settled on a flawed receptacle for peace, Kengor said. Andropov was a much more belligerent and confrontational leader than the man who followed him, in Kengor’s estimation. “If Andropov had lived and Gorbachev never came to power, I can’t imagine the Cold War ending peacefully like it did,” Kengor told Cybercast News Service. “Things could have gotten ugly.”
Reagan knew exactly what he was doing, and Kennedy actually thought that he would interfere. Thank God Almighty that he did not succeed.
In the long run of history, Kengor believes it is evident that Reagan’s policies were vindicated while Kennedy was proven wrong. In fact, as he points out in his book, Kennedy himself made a “gracious concession” after Reagan died, crediting the 40th president with winning the Cold War.
The Washington Times also has an article on this, albeit Op-Ed.
The apple obviously did not fall far from the tree, either; Joseph Kennedy, (Ted Kennedy’s father) met with the German ambassador in London on June 13th, 1938, who reported to Berlin that Kennedy told him that, “it was not so much the fact that we want to get rid of the Jews that was so harmful to us, but rather the loud clamour with which we accompanied this purpose. [Kennedy] himself fully understood our Jewish policy.”
I would submit to you, my friends, that if this matter is not seriously looked into that we will know beyond a shadow of a doubt who exists in the “culture of corruption.” I just cannot imagine why Kennedy is allowed to sit on the Hill, a god in his own mind, beyond culpability for his actions.