“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, December 01, 2017

US Justice System

Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections
Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here.

The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the cold war, he also begged them to intervene in a U.S. presidential election in order to unseat President Ronald Reagan. That’s no exaggeration.

According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990’s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections. Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after Kennedy had initiated his Soviet gambit:
Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.
You can read the full KGB memo detailing Kennedy’s secret letter and request for electoral intervention here.


  1. In a 24 hour period, our so-called Justice System let an illegal immigrant with 6 prior felony accounts get away with killing Kate Steinle and prosecutorial terror broke, emotionally and financially, a four star general on charges relating to a fictional crime claimed by the Democrats. No charges of so-called collusion with the Russians have been made because there was no crime.

    Has such a crime ever taken place? Read above.


    1. Well, both Lt Gen Flynn and Mr Popadopolis lied to the investigators for some reason.

      To get busted for ostruction of justice over a "nothing burger", plainly the move of an Apprentice

      One thing for sure, this won't be done by Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter ...

    2. Michael Flynn grew up breaking the rules. It caught up to him as Trump's national security advisor

    3. Jack is terrible at time lines.

      He said ISIS would be whipped in Iraq by Memorial Day, two years ago. When that prediction began to look simply silly he switched to Labor Day two years ago. He, shortly, had to back out of that prediction too.

      Jack is really bad with time, except for wasting the time of other people.

  2. A fictional crime concocted and paid for by the Democrats.


  3. The Benghazi Panel Paid $150,000 In Taxpayer Money To Aide Allegedly Fired For Not Investigating Hillary Clinton


  4. So the local DA in San Francisco may be inept. A local problem

    But when Mr Trump's Federal Prosecutors cannot score a "slam dunk", well the buck stops at Mr Trump's desk

    A US jury has acquitted the Libyan man accused of engineering the 2012 Benghazi attacks of multiple counts of murder — the most serious charges he faced in his trial — but convicted him of several lesser charges, including providing material support to terrorists.

    The defendant, Ahmed Abu Khattala, 46, was also convicted of carrying a firearm during a violent crime and maliciously destroying property.

    Mr Trump replaced all of the Obama prosecutors, so he is responsible forrm this miscarriage of justice.

    Mr Trump said he knew "the best people", he was wrong.

  5. June 28, 2016 - After a two-year investigation, House Republicans release a more than 800-page report that contains no revelations likely to further damage Hillary Clinton.


  6. More reports of FAKE NEWS being propagated by Mr Trump.

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    Texas sheriff says Trump's theory that border agents were attacked is unlikely

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    Texas sheriff says Trump's theory that border agents were attacked is unlikely
    U.S. Border Patrol agents line Nashville Street outside Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Paso for the funeral Mass of fellow Agent Rogelio Martinez. (Mark Lambie / Associated Press)

    A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach two badly injured U.S. Border Patrol agents said he thinks they may have been sideswiped accidentally by a tractor-trailer, not attacked, as President Trump and some others have suggested.

    The injured agents were found the night of Nov. 18 along a culvert next to Interstate 10 near Van Horn, which is about 110 miles southeast of El Paso and about 30 miles from the border with Mexico.

    Agent Rogelio Martinez succumbed to traumatic head injuries and broken bones. His partner, who has not been identified, was seriously injured and hospitalized for several days. The agent has no memory of what happened that night.

    Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carrillo said he thinks a tractor-trailer may have accidentally sideswiped the two, the Dallas Morning News reported.
    Carrillo said.
    "From the beginning we were radioed to assist in the incident as an injury, not an assault," Carrillo told the newspaper. "That's the way it was communicated to us.
    "If this was an assault, believe me, as sheriff, I'd be the first one out there emphasizing safety in our community and with our deputies, pairing them up," he added.
    It's not clear why Martinez and his partner were along the highway and U.S. Customs and Border Protection only said in a statement that they "were responding to activity."

    Mr Trump, always the Fear Monger.
    Promoting false facts ... for political gain.

  7. Poll: Most Think The New Hijab-Wearing Barbie Is A Good Thing

    A new Barbie doll is stirring up controversy as Mattel Inc. launches its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie. The doll is a part of the brand’s “Sheroes” line (female heroes) and designed after the fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, America’s first Muslim woman to earn an Olympic medal. Soon after it was announced, a YouGov Omnibus poll found that over a third of Americans (38%) welcomed the doll as “a good thing”, while 18% of felt the doll was “a bad thing” (18%). A deeper look at the social issues surrounding the doll reveals that the two camps have stark disagreements.

    5207 US adults were questioned on Nov 21, 2017.
    Results are weighted to be representative of the US population.....