Sunday, November 19, 2006

This is Treason

Another story that hasn't gotten nearly enough attention is the revelation the Senator Ted Kennedy conspired with the KGB to defeat Ronald Reagan for reelection in 1984.

Interestingly, Reagan's detractors worked hand-in-hand with the Soviets to discredit the President's foreign policy, according to the recently released, groundbreaking book, Crusader.

In Crusader, author and Grove City College Professor Paul Kengor reveals a KGB letter written during the Cold War, which exposes Sen. Edward Kennedy's offer to help Soviet leaders. Kennedy offered assistance in formulating a public relations campaign to counter President Reagan's anti-Communist efforts and hurt his presidency.

According to Kengor, a letter dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the KGB, Viktor Chebrikov, to Yuri Andropov, who was at the time general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.

In the letter, Chebrikov discusses his interpretation of Kennedy's offer. U.S. Sen. John Tunney traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to negotiate the partnership with Andropov and other communist leaders.

After President Reagan left office, Tunney acknowledged that he played the role of intermediary, not only for Kennedy but for other U.S. senators, writes Kengor. Moreover, Tunney told the London Times that he had made 15 separate trips to Moscow.
Bryan Preston provides more details.

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.
Preston interviews Paul Kengor here.

This Human Events article by Herbert Romerstein reported this story in 2003.

Incidentally, Yuri Andropov, the man Kennedy collaborated with, headed the KGB when it ordered the assassination of Pope John Paul II, head of the Roman Catholic Church, of which Kennedy is theoretically a member.

This is treason. By the strictest definition of treason there is, this is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. But now that Kennedy has been exposed, patriotic liberals who love America too will demand that he be removed from the Senate and tried for treason. Right?


Anonymous said...

Just as soon as Conservatives admit Bush lied to get us into a costly and pointless war and that he should be impeached for that reason.

Anonymous said...

War is never pointless. Even if the war isn't the success you wish it to be, valuable lessons are still learned.

Anonymous said...

That lesson being: Don't start wars on a pre-emptive mentality. War should be the last resort, period.