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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:17 AM
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The Venona project was a hoax!
You know that one "project" that Freepers and their ilk always cite to say that their predecessors (Like Joe McCarthy) were right about communist infiltration, right?

There has always been a critical view that something doesn't seem right about the Venona project.

Looks like those with that view got some ammo today.

The Venona project says that Ethel Rosenberg was an accomplice to her husband, well that kind of clashes with the recent recantation of her brother who testified against her.

"A New York judge has ruled against releasing secret testimony from the spy trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

The couple were convicted of passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union and executed by electric chair in 1953.

Campaigners have sought to challenge the evidence used to convict Ethel Rosenberg after a key witness admitted he fabricated details.

Supporters of the Rosenbergs said the trial was set up amid anti-communist hysteria at the height of the Cold War."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7520701.stm
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:40 AM
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1. Maybe the Wikipedia site on the Venona Project should be updated
...based on these new disclosures

<see> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venona_project
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 AM
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2. Oops, sorry Ethel, our bad.
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reprehensor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:57 AM
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3. Fascinating.
Another lie in the crumbling stage.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:18 AM
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4. Typical Republican fascism kills another person.
Republican's love death. It is the answer to everything. Katrina? Let people die. Iraq? Let people die. WTC? Let people die. Health care? Let people die. This list grows on a daily basis. If Mcnutjob is elected you know what the answer to every problem will be. :dem:
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