Sobering Message from Don Bendell
Don Bendell is a former Green Beret captain, who served in Vietnam on an
A-Team and in the Top Secret Phoenix program in 1968 and 1969, as well
as in three other Special Forces Groups. He is a best-selling author of
21 books, with over 1,500,000 copies of his books in print worldwide,
and a seventh degree black master in four martial arts, who was inducted
into the International Karate Hall of Fame in 1995 and Martial Arts
Museum of America in 1996.
Thank you, John Kerry, for helping make us Vietnam veterans war heroes.
now, but you also were the primary reason that the American public
grabbed sturdy unbending brooms of judgment and swept us into the closet
of silence and shame for so many years. Now, with your latest unreported
insanity, you are getting ready for our society to grab those same stiff
brooms and sweep our brave, noble young men and women fighting against
the War on Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, into that cold,
dark cell of heartbreak and betrayal, like we Vietnam veterans had to
endure in silent dignity. I cannot and will not watch this country go
through that again.
The hardcore America-hating, Israel-hating, Jihad-spouting Muslim
clerics in the mideast are very excited and passing around a front page
newspaper story from the very anti-American TEHRAN TIMES in Iran. In the
country that is home of the world's toughest theocratic dictatorship, an
e-mail from Presidential nominee, you, John Forbes Kerry, sent to the
paper by your campaign committee, although they deny sending it, was
printed word-for-word on the front page of Iran's main newspaper.
Your message states emphatically that, if elected President, you, John
Kerry plan to travel to the mideast and elsewhere and apologize for our
actions and the actions of President Bush in the War on Terror. You are
already apologizing. It says that you plan to apologize to friends and
foes alike. That is right, folks. John Kerry will say he is "sorry," and
in his mind, all those jihad extremists, who have vowed to kill all
Americans wherever we are, will simply forgive us, hold hands with
Kerry, start singing "Kumbaya," and all will be right in the world. This
is insane! You have also made statements you will do these actions
within 100 days of becoming President.
Senior writer Kenneth R. Timmerman in the March 1st edition of INSIGHT,
tells about the massive campaign contributions to the
Kerry-for-President campaign by three Iranian businessmen living in the
US, who are lobbying for the US lifting of sanctions on Iran and
accepting the anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-American Tehran regime
and the close ties of one to the chairman of Mobil Oil. "Pro-democracy
dissidents" in Iran are shocked and appalled at your remarks, and have
reported that in Iran and other Mideastern countries, that all the
extremists and anti-west mullahs who strongly supported the attacks on
the World Trade Center, Pentagon, USS Cole, Marine Barracks, and
anyplace Americans congregate, want you to become our President, but
they are scared to death of George W. Bush. Just think, The Democratic
candidate for President, you, John Forbes Kerry, is endorsed by the Al
Q! 'Aida, H ezbollah, PLF, and Hamas.
But on February 27, 2004, in a speech at UCLA, you, while trying to talk
tough, despite voting against all major weapons systems for the past 18
years, stated that you will continue the War on Terror, but would use
our police forces, and especially those in foreign countries, and you
would also put our troops back under the powder blue flag of the United
Nations. You recently made comments about Bush making troops fight
without Kevlar vests, but you, Senator Kerry, voted against buying them
while you were in the Senate. Senate Bill 1689. Passed 87-12. You were
one of the 12. Remember?
Like the Kama Sutra, Senator, you change positions constantly. You're
not going to end the War on Terror, but instead use police to handcuff
terrorists and read them their rights; then a week later, you are going
to end the War on Terrorism and apologize to everyone we have offended,
such as Iran. What is it going be next week, John Kerry? You flip-flop
more than a beached tuna on steroids.
You convinced TV reporters Chris Wallace on Fox and NBC's Tim Russert
that a photograph circulating the web and news showing you a few rows
away from Jane Fonda at a September 1970 Anti-War Rally at Valley Forge,
was simply a coincidence and that you an d Hanoi Jane barely knew each
other. But, in fact, Senator, there were only 8 speakers that day,
including Fonda, Donald Southerland, and Bella Abzug, and Hanoi Jane
funded that rally, and the keynote speaker was you, John Forbes Kerry,
executive committee member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
We must be Americans first, and think about our political parties after
that. Sometimes we lose sight of that. I have six grown children and two
are democrats. I voted for Jimmy Carter. This is not about politics. It
is about standing up to the ultimate playground bully, and not simply
cowering and kissing his shoes.
I left it "all on the field" in the jungles back there when I was
medevaced out of Vietnam in March of 1969 and sent back to hospitals in
"The World." Although You, Mr. Kerry, painted all of us Vietnam veterans
with the yellow brush of My Lai and Tiger Force, most of us, draftees
and lifers alike, actually poured our hearts out in the tropical rain
forests and in the rice paddies, thoroughly gave it our all, and acted
as warriors who had honor.
I have a son earning his green beret at Fort Bragg right now and a
daughter-in-law who was on orders for Iraq but is making me a grandpa
again. I am not going to stand by and watch them go through the same
treatment we did, because some of our well-meaning fellow Americans
choose to wear blinders and believe things just because they heard it on
the network news or simply not care enough to get involved.
I am not a "baby-killer, torturer, or murderer," John Kerry. I am a
Vietnam veteran and an American who will not soon forget, or ever want
to see again, any more jets loaded with fuel and screaming, innocent
Americans slamming into our buildings! On our very own soil. I have shed
enough tears for ten lifetimes. We all have. I will never again let my
fellow countrymen get away with making American veterans feel like
Santayana said, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to
John Kerry, I now call on my "Band of Brothers," those who have heard
the sound of guns and cries of orphaned children, those who hate war
more than anyone who has not been there, to join me in this difficult
Republicans, democrats, independents, and the apolitical, I call on the
25,000,000 veterans of this country to help me confront this evil facing
our great nation, not with guns and bombs, but with our voices, our
votes, our computers, and with all our fighting spirit.
My fellow veterans, your families, survivors, and neighbors: God bless
you and God bless America.
You want proof of all I have to say. Here are the references:
Want more proof? Read the very exposing February 27, 2004 article, on
page 8, of the NY Sun by Thomas Lipscomb, founder of Time Books and
publisher of Admiral Elmo Zumwalt's best-selling book. "ON WATCH ." Also
read what the man who pinned the Silver Star on John Kerry had to say
about him. The article is entitled "Setting Straight Kerry's War Record"