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Think Kerry Is Not Involved In This Fight? Think Again. Also: Fallujah = Operation Distract From Fixed Election.

by Betsy R. Vasquez

NOVEMBER 10, 2004 - When Senator John Kerry (D-MA) talked about how his policy would be different in Iraq, he kept saying, in effect, 'It's the how, stupid.' He said repeatedly he would fight a "smarter" war.

Flash forward to today. Following the election, there was a problem apparent. The exit polling didn't match the ballot count, and many reasons for that began to become apparent.

John Kerry was faced with three options. One, fight on publicly rather than conceding and put the nation into a media frenzied limbo. Two, concede and go on with his life, turning his back on his promise to his supporters to ensure that "every vote will be counted."

Most people are assuming that John Kerry opted for the second of these while John Edwards, his runningmate, opted for the first, and since Kerry was the big dog, he won out. But people who think this are thinking in Bush terms, all or nothing, either you are for the war or against it, that either Senator Kerry was for recounting the votes or he was against it.

The reality is, John Kerry has chosen a third, much smarter course - just as he said he would all along.

John Kerry realized that to launch a public campaign calling the vote into question would be disastrous. In fact, he likely realized he would we walking right into a Bush-set booby trap.

In particular, during our election coverage we talked about the pending battle of Fallujah, about the timing of it being an election ploy, about how it was following in the constant Bush pattern of creating a media event to sway the election, as he did last time by making the run up to the Iraq invasion come to a head exactly on election week.

Well, the battle in Fallujah began hitting the media hard in the week before the election, right on cue. Of course it was billed as the solution, the battle that - if you just keep Bush in office - will wipe out those insurgents and solve the problems over there. This was yet another obvious use of our nation's troops by President Bush as if they were campaign volunteers rather than non-partisan volunteers to defend our nation.

But Fallujah, it turns out, seems to be even more than that. Fallujah, in effect, was the get away car for an election heist.

Following the fiasco in Florida in 2000, Gore was able to battle on for 30 days to try and get a fair accounting. All the while, the Bush camp claimed he should just stop and give up because his delaying of what they were saying was the inevitable end was threatening the nation's security and stability. They said the stock market was suffering, the nation was unstable, and so Gore should just give up and accept the result as is.

This time, John Kerry had made clear he was prepared to fight 100 times as hard and long as Gore did if necessary. In fact, he had solicited fund just for that eventuality so he could battle all over the nation if necessary to ensure that every vote was properly counted.

Enter Fallujah. As we know - and saw on election night, as Bush's people began calling Networks and demanding they call Ohio for their camp - the Bush team's strategy was to try and force all questions to be closed ASAP. Last time, they weren't prepared for that part. This time, they were.

Picture if John Kerry had chosen to call the election into question. Immediately, the Bush camp would talk about how 50,000 of our troops are just about to launch the biggest military operation since the invasion of Baghdad. And, just a couple of days after the election, it was launched.

You can imagine the arguments from the Bushies: "How could Senator Kerry undermine our security while our troops are in the midst of battle." Fallujah was to be the pressure point that would, if not stop Kerry from uncovering all the dirt and getting a fair election count, would at least tarnish his name with much of the nation and, as importantly, create something for the right-wing dominated media to hammer away at him on, making it seem as if he is only caring about himself and not the nation.

It was quite a well-crafted plan. Completely amoral, but smart.

Unfortunately for them, John Kerry was smarter.

As Keith Olbermann of MSNBC, who has been about the only mainstream journalist to actually follow up on the many serious problems with regard to the integrity of the election, has pointed out, a concession speech, in effect, means nothing. It is not legally binding.

So, if you were thinking like a Bush goon, you would expect that either Kerry would stand up to the mischief that went on, not conceding in the meantime, and so your booby trap would work perfectly, or that he would just give up and let it go, as wimpy Democrats are prone to do.

But John Kerry chose a smarter course. Ask yourself the question, what if John Kerry were to do both, concede publicly but, at the same time, look into every instance of mischief, and see if in fact the election was fair or fixed.

This would be a no lose situation for him. The booby trap set up for him would become irrelevant, as he would have done the right thing for the nation, not putting it into turmoil while its troops are in battle.

But at the same time, he is still just as free to look into any voting irregularities as he would have been had he not conceded. Even better, he could do it without the press going insane and the nation being kept on tension-creating edge. All of the lawyers he could have sent to look into things still could be sent to look into things, and if the election is truly called into question, he could then, with ample justification so as to make it legitimate, come out publicly and retract his concession. It is the prosecutor, also one of Kerry's previous jobs, who knows well enough to thoroughly prepare and investigate his case be leveling charges. You may have a real hunch that someone is responsible for a murder, but until you believe you can win that case in court, you do not make the allegation.

This is called fighting smart. And the Bushies, in the same way they failed to plan for the subtleties of doing battle in Iraq, haven't even caught on yet that this is what is occurring, that they are, in fact, being outflanked and attacked after being tricked into looking the other way.

And just in case you don't quite believe John Kerry is on the case, and instead think he just turned out to be a wimp who didn't live up to his word, take a look at this letter from his brother, released privately to his supporters:


I am grateful to the many people who have contacted me to express their deep concern about questions of miscounting, fraud, vote suppression, and other problems on election day, especially in Florida and Ohio. Their concern reflects how much people care about the outcome of this election. I want to you to know we are not ignoring it. Election protection lawyers are still on the job in Ohio and Florida and in DC making sure all the votes are counted accurately. I have been conferring with lawyers involved and have made them aware of the information and concerns people have given me. Even if the facts don't provide a basis to change the outcome, the information will inform the continuing effort to protect the integrity of our elections. If you have specific factual information about voting problems that could be helpful to the lawyers doing their job, please send it to (e-mail removed for the story) rather than to me. The election protection effort has been important to me personally, and I am proud of the 17,000 lawyers around the country who helped. It's obvious that we have a way to go still, but their efforts helped make a difference. Their work goes on. Thank you, Cam Kerry

Notice that he chose to have his brother, who is not well-known to the public, sign the letter. As far as the public is concerned, John Kerry has conceded at that is that.

But now you know that that is not truly the case.

Make no mistake, he will never publicly call the election into question unless enough fraud turns out to truly challenge the end result. And so, in effect, he is not at this point contesting the election. But in reality, he is like the DA who says, "At this time we are not charging President Bush with anything." Evidence first. It is the best strategy for him personally, the best strategy politically, and the best strategy for the nation.

And now stepping in to help is the man who was supposed to be the spoiler, Ralph Nader. As the Washington Post reports (see article: Losing by 335,000 in N.H., Nader Demands a Recount), Nader is using New Hampshire as a staging ground to call the Diebold machine-recorded electronic votes into question.

Why is he doing it in New Hampshire, which Kerry won? Does this mean he is going after Kerry?

Not at all. It is tactically brilliant. In New Hampshire, any candidate can call for a recount as long as he offers to pay for it. And that cost in this small state is only $2,000 dollars. So Nader is choosing to challenge the results there, but only to make the case that, if there turns out to be a problem with the machines there, the votes must be challenged everywhere.

As the WashPost reports, "We have received reports of irregularities in the vote reported on the AccuVote Diebold Machines in comparison to exit polls and trends in voting in New Hampshire," Nader wrote Secretary of State William M. Gardner. "These irregularities favor President George W. Bush by 5% to 15% over what was expected."

So you see clearly he is charging that the machines skewed in favor of President Bush. New Hampshire was just the easiest, smartest, and cheapest place to get a first crack at making the case, and so opening a Pandora's Box that will spread out across the nation.

So enjoy the non-Moderate Independent media's coverage of Fallujah and ignoring of the recount. But rest assured that people are on the case, and that Kerry is taking the fight to them - in such a smart matter they don't even know what's hitting them. And remember, Watergate didn't break the week after the election. No one knew anything was even fishy, but in the end, the devil go his due.

And on another note, the non-M/I media should be given some credit. As one Washington Post reporter told me, you can bet they are looking into all of this. And, as you see with the above Washington Post story, when they get something concrete they are going to print.

But it is the new media - the blogs - that are powering this one as much as the mainstream media.

So rest assured, and feel free to help out in anyway you can. We are the eyes, ears, and analysts of our nation. Support Olbermann at MSNBC, and rest assured, Kerry is on the case.

And lest you not realize what exactly is going on, this today from Olbermann: "With news this morning that the computerized balloting in North Carolina is so thoroughly messed up that all state-wide voting may be thrown out and a second election day scheduled, the story continues."

And, even better, this from a first-hand witness' e-mail being circulated among Kerry supporters:

Subject: Basic report from Columbus

I worked for 3 days, including Election Day, on the statewide voter
protection hotline run by the Ohio Democratic Party in Columbus,
Ohio. I am writing this because the media is inexplicably
whitewashing what happened in Ohio, and Kerry's concession was
likewise inexplicable.

Hundreds of thousands of people were disenfranchised in Ohio. People
waited on line for as long as 10 hours. It appears to have only
happened in Democratic-leaning precincts, principally (a) precincts
where many African Americans lived, and (b) precincts near colleges.

I spoke to a young man who got on line at 11:30 am and voted at 7
pm. When he left at 7 pm, the line was about 150 voters longer than when
he'd arrived, which meant those people were going to wait even
longer. In fact they waited for as much as 10 hours, and their
voting was concluded at about 3 am. The reason this occurred was
that they had 1 voting station per 1000 voters, while the adjacent
precinct had 1 voting station per 184. Both precincts were within
the same county, and managed by the same county board of elections.
The difference between them is that the privileged polling place was
in a rural, solidly republican, area, while the one with long lines
was in the college town of Gambier, OH. Lines of 4 and 5 hours were
the order of the day in many African- American neighborhoods.

Touch screen voting machines in Youngstown OH were
registering "George W. Bush" when people pressed "John F. Kerry" ALL
DAY LONG. This was reported immediately after the polls opened, and
reported over and over again throughout the day, and yet the bogus
machines were inexplicably kept in use THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Countless other frauds occurred, such as postcards advising people
of incorrect polling places, registered Democrats not receiving
absentee ballots, duly registered young voters being forced to file
provisional ballots even though their names and signatures appeared
in the voting rolls, longtime active voting registered voters being
told they weren't registered, bad faith challenges by
Republican "challengers" in Democratic precincts, and on and on and

I was very proud of the way so many Ohioans fought so valiantly for
their right to vote, and would not be turned away. Many, however,
could not spend the entire day and were afraid of losing their jobs,
due to the severe economic depression hitting Ohio.

I do not understand why Kerry conceded and did not fight to ensure
that all Ohioans would have a chance to vote, and for their vote to
be counted.

If he is an M/I reader, now he will know.

homepage: homepage: http://www.solarbus.org

Please continue to work whatever way you can on the election 22.Nov.2004 21:06

red suspenders

We are having a meeting tommorrow at 7:00 PM, The old church, 11th and clay. the group is "actionspeaks" Our action saturday got us on channel 6 news at 11.

There is hope, there is a ton of evidence of fraud coming out- especially in Florida I think...

The "election" results was harder on 'ol red suspenders than a lot of other folks out there- you see, I really belive that folks in the USA are the best in the world. yeah, laugh away. I still believe.

A lot of folks feel really betrayed by John Kerry..

Mr. Kerry can go back to being a senator and being married to a billionare lady. The rest of us have got to try to make a living in this world. (let me know if Suha Arafat is looking for a friend!)

failed canidate 22.Nov.2004 21:41

give it the fuck up

Please....fucking move on. Kerry proved that he resides inside the system, this chatter is bull shit, get fucking ready to take the course of your nation back, realize that its not going to happen with this fucking silver spoon. Yes Bu$h cheated, but do you really think JK is the one who is going to undo the knot on the noose? Get real.

This has been posted before 22.Nov.2004 22:05

George Bender

And it's still bullshit. There is nothing smart about John Kerry. He cut off his own balls when he voted for the war. Nothing he said about it during the campaign made any sense. There is no smart way to invade a country, occupy it and kill its people for oil.

Here here, george... 22.Nov.2004 22:48

some kid

also, why did he make us pay for the recount? He has tons of fundraising money. Besides, he's a wealthy man. But the american people have to pay cash for their democracy? fuck kerry.

me to F#$k Kerry 22.Nov.2004 22:59


I voted for this S.O.B. my lefty friends talked me in to it. I did not want to be the one vote in Oregoe that gave it to bush for another 4 years. I did not trust him and he has done nothing to earn my trust or respect since. I put up my meger $10 to black box dot org to pay for the recount only to find Kerry has like 50 millon for this . I had hope for Howard Dean, not sure who to trust now.

Before all this comes to a head... 22.Nov.2004 23:20

another 9-11...

another 9-11 or worse will happen. Fascists stop at nothing to maintain power. Kerry probably knows that a brutal shadow government(of which Bush is just a puppet) is running the show for the oil oligarchy and that he would be a dead duck if he tried to clean up the mess. He's get killed and the Arabs would get blamed for it.

There is a point of no return: the 2000 election- strike 1; 9-11 strike 2; elections 2004 strike 3 and fascism is out. Maybe Kerry understood this as he probalbly understands American society as a whole.

What Kerry understands is that America has stepped into the TWILIGHT ZONE long ago.

The whole system,the whole society for that matter (minus the few brave hearts who are still trying to save it)is so rotten (for having allowed its government to dominate and exploit the world for the last fifty years) that like the Soviet Union it will end up imploding or dying from obesity and from a severe mental illness.

Since mental illness is a form of alienation, of estrangement - a semi-conscious refusal to connect with others or an extreme form of escapism into the Self or into some object (material things) or into some activity (sports or Hollywood or t.v), Americans know no better than to follow those who feed their disease - at their peril!

really, now 22.Nov.2004 23:52


So Kerry, big man that fought in Vietnam, at the end of his years, is afraid to fight because he might be killed? I don't buy it. Either he is complicit or he will fight. Regardless, I will, in my own little way.

huh? 23.Nov.2004 00:17

king friday

your argument is completely retarded, stretching to fill in the steps to support your conclusion. there's no brilliant kerry/nader behind the scenes strategy going on. they're both corporate shills. if either of them actually meant to effect anything and working together, they'd be funding and publicly supporting the work of the green and lib' parties.

I want the 10 minutes of my life I just spent reading your article thinking at some point I'd be given some cited action which is going on. but instead it was all just more kerry/nader babble.

The News today gives validation to your theory 23.Nov.2004 01:11

Gerry Peters

I can understand why this article is again posted. It has even more relevance and a ring of the truth after we heard news today of the Ohio Democrats putting additional pressure on Ohio for a timely recount. John Kerry today admitted working in the background in Ohio as reported by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.

The Democrats are clearly playing this down, saying it probably won't turn the Election around in Kerry's favor. Notice they didn't even mention a word about the fraud due to voting machines or central vote tabulators being altered by modem by Diebold, etc.

In a separate report, Edwards asked Bush to give back the $100,000 contribution from Diebold, because it gave the perception of impropriety, since Diebold's president publicly said he would deliver Ohio to Bush. This story is about to blow up any day now as the evidence comes in.

I'm rootng for your theory, Betsy, let's hope it boots Bush out.

John F. Kerry 23.Nov.2004 01:16

Red neck

One limp biscuit.

DOPE IS ON THE WAY 23.Nov.2004 03:47

no thanks

Wow, he's so smart, he's been covering up scandals for years...just like a good little soldier.

Unfortunately, the power struggle between two corrupt parties, is just more distraction. He can play whatever games he wants behind the scenes. Republicans ruin the economy, democrats fix it, same ol' same ol'. Make money on the way up and make money on the way down.

He recently sent out another letter...why not quote that?

"....this administration is planning a right wing assault on values and ideals we hold most deeply." ".....,weaken homeland security,"

So John Kerry is still pushing the equivalent of the german SS.(I don't hold fatherland security as a deep value)

Secret Service
State Police
Local Police

Yeah John...we need another gov't. agency("to keep us safe"), like we need you as president.

Wake up, you have more chances of dying of a heart attack, cancer, car crash, plane crash, aids and drowning...then you will of terrorism you mental midgets. Skull and bones is not a FRAT house. It's luciferian worship...you know, the occult. "keepers of the ancients". Laugh it off, just think though...people ACTUALLY believe this garbage.

This "theory" is void of facts, just false opposition meant to distract and disinform.

...and that's the way the "smart cookie" CRUMBLES.

John Kerry

John Kerry remains the big dog in the race. A decorated Vietnam War hero, the four-term Massachusetts Senator is a member of both the CFR and the secret Skull and Bones fraternity at Yale that also claims Bush I and Bush II as members.

A Boston Globe article on February 2, 2003 revealed that John Kerry's Grandfather Fritz Kohn, who committed suicide, was Jewish. According to the story, it was the Globe itself that had made this fact known to the Senator by presenting him with a 1921 article disclosing the relationship to Kerry's father. Suddenly Kerry, a practicing Catholic, had the best of both worlds: Boston Irish-Catholic heritage and Jewish blood.

I have a long history with Kerry. Back in 1986, 1987, and 1988, I was in contact with his office and his chief of staff Jonathan Winer on a number of occasions about CIA drug trafficking. They eagerly asked for any material I could send them and gave me a direct line. It was one of my most bitter lessons about how hot issues are controlled. Kerry, in charge of the potentially explosive Iran-Contra drug hearings succeeded in producing a 1,200-page record that was a treasure trove of information for researchers, but absolutely useless in unraveling a corruption that controls the US government to this day. What lies buried in those pages was enough to have turned the American political system inside out. In the end, its greatest usefulness was as a benchmark against which to compare the CIA's investigation of itself after the 1996 Dark Alliance stories and hard revelations of CIA connections to cocaine smuggling that Kerry knew all about anyway. Those of us close to the issue took the lemons Kerry had left us and made lemonade, as we forced the CIA Inspector General to reconcile his 1998 report with what we already knew was in Kerry's.

And still - as intended - nothing changed. John Kerry had successfully contained what was, up to that time, the biggest scandal in American history.

Wealthy in his own right, Kerry's fortune has been reinforced by the wealth of his wife (heir to the Heinz food fortune), estimated by the Associated Press at $550 million. This is old money and deeply rooted in establishment politics.

A key sign that Kerry might be the anointed one came for me when George W. Bush's chief counter-terrorism adviser Rand Beers resigned in a dramatic moment last June, in protest over Bush's handling of the war on terror and his headlong rush into Iraq. Beers immediately became Kerry's senior foreign policy advisor, as Kerry continued to state that he would improve on and expand the war on terror. Beers' protestations concealed what I considered to be a much more sinister objective, the placement of a key, hands-on operative to manage a smooth transition of power and a continuation of secret policy. Beers, who had served in national security roles for three Republican administrations, was the man who had replaced Lt. Col. Oliver North after North was fired in 1987 during the Iran-Contra scandal.

Although Beers is not listed as a CFR member he was a key contributor, and acknowledged in a 1996 CFR report "Making Intelligence Smarter" produced by a CFR panel headed by AIG Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. Narconews publisher Al Giordano refers to Beers as a "CFR type". One thing is certain, Rand Beers committed perjury right after 9/11 by testifying before Congress that Colombian and Ecuadorian rebels had links to Al Qaeda. He got caught and had to go back and amend his testimony and retract the statement. Sound familiar? Giordano caught that and actually published Beers' retraction under oath at


Kerry's energy stance is that the US needs to become energy independent, a physical impossibility, and he has paid lip service to biomass, solar and ethanol. Ethanol is a scientific joke that takes more energy to produce than it yields and would require most of the arable land mass of the United States to replace even a part of our oil consumption. Ethanol is a government subsidized handout to major corporations like Archer, Daniels, Midland.

Like all of the Democratic challengers, Kerry has been quick to jump on the bandwagon of cooked Iraqi intelligence and the Plame leaks. But he won't go near 9/11, stating instead, that if he were president he would "really" prosecute the war on terror, (i.e. go after Saudi Arabia, etc.).


okay okay 23.Nov.2004 04:22


Kerry, Nader, blah blah whatever ... but fixing a broken elections process is still a worthy goal, is it not? There are other candidates besides the one for pResident that can be voted on, and the results often shape policy regardless of what you think of the system.

Check out www.actionspeaksportland.org if you're interested in this. At least with valid elections, people have SOME input into who gets into office, and it makes politicians feel accountable to someone.

never trusted kerry 23.Nov.2004 12:33

didn't vote for kerry

what a piece of crap

I dodn't vote for him either 24.Nov.2004 00:19

ha ha

Let the scums show their colors through their leadership so that we may accelerate the downfall of northwestern participation as states in the shitty Union.

Third Choice 24.Nov.2004 00:27

In Oregon

OK, let's see ... > Kerry's strategic retreat from candidacy. Makes sense to me. It's the election, not the candidate, that's now the issue.