The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive.
One of the documents, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971 and later translated, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended.
“I have been to Paris. I have talked with both delegations at the peace talks, that is to say the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Provisional Revolutionary Government,” Kerry said.
Kerry insists he attended the talks only because he happened to be in France on his honeymoon and maintains he met with both sides. But even John Kerry’s own campaign website says he honeymooned in Jamaica. In fact, FBI files record that Kerry returned to Paris to meet with the North Vietnamese delegation in August of 1971, and planned a third trip in November.
So why has he continued to lie about his Paris trip?
Further analysis of this document supports the contention that Madame Binh used her Paris meeting with John Kerry to instruct him on how he and the VVAW might best serve as Hanoi’s surrogates in the United States. In the spring and summer of 1971, a key strategy of Hanoi was to advance what was known as Madame Binh’s Seven Point Peace Plan.
The plan was cleverly constructed to force President Nixon to set a date to end the Vietnam War and withdraw American troops. According to the 7-Point Peace Plan of Madame Binh, the only barrier to Hanoi setting a date to release American Prisoners of War was President Nixonï¿½s unwillingness to set a specific date for military withdrawal. Of course, accepting the full terms of the 7-Point Peace Plan would have amounted to an American capitulation, a virtual surrender that included the payment of reparations to the Vietnam communists as an admission that America was the wrongful aggressor in an immoral war.
A section of the Circular titled “PREPARATION FOR THE FALL ((1971)) ANTIWAR MOVEMENT” makes clear the importance the Vietnamese Communists placed on advancing Madame Binh’s 7-Point Peace Plan within the United States:
The seven-point peace proposal ((of the SVN Provisional Revolutionary Government)) not only solved problems concerning the release of US prisoners but also motivated the people of all walks of life and even relatives of US pilots detained in NVN to participate in the antiwar movement.
The Second document uncovered is a communist Directive designed to motivate discussions within Vietnam about promoting the ongoing antiwar activities in the United States.
The fifth paragraph of this document makes clear that the Vietnamese communists were utilizing for their propaganda purposes the activities of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The protest described as occurring from April 19 through April 22, 1971 coincides directly with the dates of Dewey Canyon III, the Washington, DC, protest led by John Kerry, during which John Kerryï¿½s testimony before Senator Fulbright’s Foreign Relations Committee was a televised centerpiece. The description of the protest activities in the Directive even include the “return their medals” ceremony in which John Kerry and other VVAW members threw their medals and/or ribbons toward the steps of the US Capitol, with several shouting threats of violence against their government as they did so.
John Kerry made Vietnam an issue when he built his campaign around it. And perhaps we were too quick to dismiss its relevancy. In fact, John Kerry’s activities during the Vietnam war may provide valuable insight into his current activities and hunger for political power. Just like he did back then - working with the enemy and anti-American forces to undermine American foregin policy - he’s at it again. Today he chooses to insult true American allies and call for cooperation with countries that conspired with the enemy. Today he publicly casts false accusations at the President, just like he did back then. Today he votes to send folks to war, then, just like 33 years ago, he hangs those soldiers out to dry to make his own political statements. Today he earns the support of Hamas and Yassir Arafat and other American-hating organizations and wears that support like a badge of honor.