The obit thread on Edward ‘Teddy’ Kennedy was a lively discussion of the now dead, and currently on the wagon, Senator, DEM, from Massachusetts.
He was a force(farce?) to be reckoned with during his long suckle at the Gov teat. Known for his boisterous antics in the Senate backrooms as well as his “waitress sandwiches” in the Georgetown bars.
A member of the Kennedy clan he wallowed in being a part of the media created “Camelot” image of the Kennedy clan. An image barely skin deep as closer scrutiny always revealed.
Now, further information has been released on Ted “The Swimmers” close contact with the KGB during his time as Senator, DEM, from Mass.
[quote]Ted Kennedy’s KGB Correspondence
" Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show.
With the media now reporting on the late senator’s just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy’s KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 “fact-finding” trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of Latin America where he may have had contact with communist agents, according to the file. …[/quote]
Hmmm…FBI and KGB files on the ole boy…LOL
[quote]Kennedy’s long history with the KGB is well documented, but underreported. It remains available through the writings of the now deceased Vasiliy Mitrokhin, who defected to Britain from the Soviet Union in 1992, and a separate 1983 memo addressed to then General Secretary Yuri Andropov. Kennedy’s actions occurred at the expense of presidential authority and in violation of federal law, according to academics and scholars who are familiar with the documents.
The Mitrokhin papers highlight a meeting that took place at the behest of Kennedy between former Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) and KGB agents in Moscow on March 5, 1980. The information exchanged during this encounter is included as part of a report Mitrokhin filed with the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.[/quote]
Another Senator involved. And look…He’s a …DEMOCRAT also…tsk tsk tsk…
And yet, somehow, he still gets away with…murder…