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Q. Why Didn't Al Gore
Pick John Kerry For Vice President?
knows too much?
Guide to Inconvenient Facts)
Senator KERRY: What did you do with those drugs?
Mr. MORALES: Sell them.
Senator KERRY: What did you do with the money?
Mr. MORALES: Give it to the Contras.
Senator KERRY: All right.
"What was the response when the Kerry Committee
report was released? According to a Lexis-Nexis search, only
four major papers reported the committee's findings -- none on
the front page." --
"Even when a special Senate subcommittee on Terrorism,
Narcotics, and International Operations, chaired by Senator John
Kerry, released its long-awaited report, Drugs, Law Enforcement
and Foreign Policy, big-media coverage constituted little more
than a collective yawn. The 1,166-page report -- it covered not
only the covert operations against Nicaragua, but also relations
with Panama, Haiti, the Bahamas, and other countries involved
in the drug trade -- was the first to document U.S. knowledge
of, and tolerance for, drug smuggling under the guise of national
security. "In the name of supporting the contras,"
the Kerry Committee concluded in a sad but stunning indictment,
officials "abandoned the responsibility our government has
for protecting our citizens from all threats to their security
the report was released on April 13, 1989, coverage was buried
in the back pages of the major newspapers and all but ignored
by the three major networks. The Washington Post ran a short
article on page A20 that focused as much on the infighting within
the committee as on its findings; The New York Times ran a short
piece on A8; the Los Angeles Times ran a 589-word story on A11.
(All of this was in sharp contrast to those newspapers' lengthy
rebuttals to the Mercury News series seven years later - - collectively
totalling over 30,000 words.) ABC's Nightline chose not to cover
the release of the report...." -- Columbia Journalism Review
at that time, Jan. 14, 1986,
to be exact, George Bush was in Guatemala City. At the same time
that George Bush was there, I also saw Calero, head of the Contras,
and Oliver North. And I met George Bush at the cocktail party
at the ambassador's residence, and basically, what he was doing,
was walking around, shaking hands with everybody. And he came
up to me, and asked me what my job description was as DEA agent.
And I told him that I conducted international narcotics investigations
on traffickers down in Central America. I also advised him that
I was the agent in charge of reporting for El Salvador, and I
forewarned him that there were some funny things going on at
Ilopango Airport, with the Contras. He shook my hand, he smiled,
and he just walked away from me, without saying another word.
From that moment, I knew he knew something about the Contras."
Consortium News analysis:
"When this important report was issued
in April 1989, the Post buried the information in a scant 700-word
article on page A20. And most of that story, by Michael Isikoff,
was devoted to Republican criticisms of Kerry, rather than to
the serious evidence of contra wrongdoing. Other establishment
publications took the cue that it was safe to mock Kerry. Newsweek
dubbed him a "randy conspiracy buff." -- Consortium News
How the Contras Invaded the United States by Dennis
Bernstein and Robert Knight: a
WBAI radio NY report
reporter Carl Bernstein wrote that
"the agency's relationship with the New York Times
was by far its most valuable among newspapers, according to CIA
officials. From 1950 to 1966, about 10 CIA employees were provided
Times cover under arrangements approved by the newspaper's
late publisher, Arthur Hays Sulzberger. The cover arrangements
were part of a general Times policy - set by Sulzberger
- to provide assistance to the CIA whenever possible." -- Third World Traveler
Narco News: From
Mexico to Colombia, the Times still does the CIA's
dirty work on behalf of the corrupt war on drugs
From the Boston
Globe: August 6th, 2000
Kerry and Gore remained at odds on some issues. In 1991, in one
of the most important votes of Gore's career, the Tennessean
voted to support President Bush's request to use force in the
Kerry voted against the resolution. He
said he wanted to give economic sanctions more time to work ''before
rushing headlong into war.''
By some accounts, Gore's vote helped him
secure the vice presidential spot. Bill Clinton had waffled on
whether he would have voted for the use of force, and the governor
of Arkansas was searching for a running mate with foreign policy
experience who had backed the Gulf War.
Kerry's name came up in the initial search
for a running mate, but he was not seriously considered, partly
because of his voting record and his opposition to the Gulf War
resolution. Indeed, Kerry's Gulf War vote has been a sore point
with some Gore aides in the current process."
John Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War testimony: April 23, 1971, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Letter to John Kerry and Teresa Heinz, Boston Phoenix, September
11, 1997, by the publisher of Narco News, from somewhere
in the mountains of the Mexican Southeast...
So why did John Kerry vote for Plan Colombia?
A. Because he
was running for Vice President?
Second Open Letter, Much Shorter:
Sometimes it takes a tap
on the shoulder to wake up and smell the herbicide.
The Narco News Bulletin
(Because US Official
Narco-Collaboration is Worse Today Than Ever)
II of the City
October 1996, prominent members of Dominican drug trafficking
organizations - people assigned special DEA identity numbers
- attended a fundraiser for the New York Democratic Party at
an Upper West Side tavern.
of honor that night was Vice President Al Gore...."
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