Chapter 7: MEETING WITH THE ENEMY
Chapter 7 of Unfit for Command is now available for online viewing at no cost. I haven't been able to locate it in .html format yet, so you'll have to be patient enough to read it as a .pdf file.
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MEETING WITH THE ENEMY
Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to defect to the West, spoke out in June 2004 about the KBG intelligence operation that he believed was the basis for the assertions of war crimes and atrocities at the heart of John Kerry’s 1971 testimony to the Fulbright Committee.
For Pacepa, the case was clear. John Kerry’s 1971 accusations of war crimes in Vietnam sounded to him just “like the disinformation line that the Soviets were sowing worldwide throughout the Vietnam era.” The KGB had as a top priority the damage of American credibility in Vietnam. To this end, the KGB spent millions producing “the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe.”
The chapter goes on to discuss Kerry's activities in Vietnam Veterans Against the War and his clandestine 1970 meeting with the North Vietnamese delegation in Paris. Go read the whole thing. Don't forget to take your blood pressure medicine first.
Update: Chapter 7 is now available in .html format. Click here.