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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:04 PM
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Meet the woman who dug up the South African dirt on Teresa last year.
Edited on Thu Aug-11-05 05:06 PM by Joanne98
She did it for Rove, She's black and apparently thinks anti-apparteid era whites were communist! Click the link to see her picture!

One of the more controversial GOP actors in U.S. Africa policy: outgoing U.S. ambassador to South Africa Jendayi Frazer, nominated as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. She helped "militarize" US-Africa relations and helped diog up dirt on Teresa Heinz Kerry .

August 11, 2005 -- Frazer involved in a Karl Rove dirty tricks campaign against yet another Washington, DC wife. While she was U.S. ambassador to South Africa, Jendayi Frazer demonstrated her partisan GOP loyalties by assisting Karl Rove in an attempt to dig up dirt on Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry's wife Teresa Heinz Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign. In a move similar to his outing of Joseph Wilson's covert CIA agent wife, Rove ordered Frazer to dig up all she could on the student activities of Maria Teresa Thierstein Simoes-Ferreira (Mrs. Heinz Kerry's maiden name) while attending the University of Witwatersrand in Johanesburg, South Africa. Mrs. Kerry was born in Lourenco Marques, the capital of the then-Portuguese colony of Mozambique.

According to South African government sources, Frazer authorized a partisan Republican embassy employee to visit the dean of students at Witwatersrand to obtain a copy of Mrs. Kerry's apartheid-era "student security file," a dossier maintained in accordance with a requirement of South African state security at the time of the apartheid regime. The embassy employee who made repeated visits to the campus and always wore a blue blazer, khaki trousers, and an open necked blue Oxford shirt, came up empty-handed due to current South African privacy laws governing release of such files. Rove was particularly interested in Mrs. Kerry's file because of the sensitive personal information student security files then contained. Because Mrs. Kerry was involved in the anti-apartheid movement during her enrollment at Wits from 1956-1960, South African security maintained a file on her and Rove was reportedly tipped off about it. Typically, files maintained on white anti-apartheid students would include information from professors and students on whether the subject slept with black African students and whether they were involved with members of the South African Communist Party.

The U.S. embassy staffer assigned to dig up dirt on Mrs. Kerry also attempted to obtain two other files maintained on the possible future First Lady of the United States. One was the state security file maintained on Mrs. Kerry's anti-apartheid and political activities outside campus -- including her overseas travel and non-student friends and associates. At the time, South African security maintained extensive files on a number of South African citizens and resident aliens, including those from neighboring Portuguese and British colonies. The other file of interest was that maintained by the former Portuguese intelligence service, Policia Internacional e de Defesa do Estado or "PIDE." PIDE maintained extensive archives on the citizenry of metropolitan Portugal and its colonies. Upon Mozambique's independence in 1975, PIDE's Mozambican archives were transferred to the South African security service "BOSS" (Bureau of State Security). However, South African and Portuguese security files are now restricted by strong post-apartheid privacy legislation and it is uncertain how successful the U.S. embassy functionary was in obtaining access to Mrs. Kerry's state security files. It is also possible, according to South African government sources, that, in anticipation of Bush administration interest in Mrs. Kerry, her dossiers were refiled by the security section of South African Archives under the names Thierstein, Simoes, or Ferreira to confuse anyone trying to gain unauthorized access.

Rove misused U.S. Embassy in Pretoria to dig up files on Teresa Kerry during 2004 campaign. U.S. ambassador rewarded with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs post.

Rove also apparently was interested in Mrs. Kerry's older brother, Jose Pedro Simoes Ferreira, a former Portuguese Naval officer who was reportedly involved in leftist Portuguese politics and backed the 1974 military coup against the fascist Portuguese leader Marcello Caetano. Now in his 70s, Jose is a graduate of Britain's Cambridge University and currently lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife, a Carnegie Mellon University professor and attorney. It is not known whether Rove used the U.S. embassies in Lisbon and London to comb files on Jose Pedro, but Washington sources report that Rove demanded personal information on Mrs. Kerry's entire family. Mrs. Kerry's sister was killed in an auto accident at the age of 19. It is noteworthy that at the time of Rove's file search, the U.S. ambassadors to Lisbon and London were also GOP functionaries and big time contributors to George Bush -- Lisbon envoy Gerald McGowan of the Washington, DC law firm Lukas, McGowan, Nace & Gutierrez and former board member of the Cellular Telecommunications Industries Association and London envoy Willliam S. Farish, the millionaire Texas owner of W. S. Farish Trust Company of Houston, the company that managed then-Vice President George H. W. Bush's blind trust in the 1980s, a trust that was flush with ill-gotten funds from Saudi and other foreign sources.

It is also noteworthy that one of Mrs. Kerry's classmates at the University of Geneva in the early 1960s, along with her future husband H. John Heinz III, was Kofi Annan -- a fact that was undoubtedly not lost on the likes of Karl Rove. /

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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:05 PM
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1. lol
Click the link to see her picture!

What link????????
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:10 PM
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2. It's the amazing Wayne Madesen!
This man has more sources in more high levels of government and intelligence services spanning the globe than one could deem...well credible.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:15 PM
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3. He's awesome. He's the Tin Foil American's Reporter!
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:31 PM
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4. I tried to tell DUers that Teresa and John were tight with Annan and
Kerry had his ear.

Kerry was ALWAYS looking at the big picture and the worldwide view, even when it wasn't apparent.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:39 PM
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5. Teresa Heinz opposed apartheid, the Republicans supported it!
Jerry Falwell went so far as to calling Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu of being a "phony."

What can you expect from a political party that is on the same moral level as the Nazi Party?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:42 PM
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6. Wayne Madsen?
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-11-05 05:49 PM
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7. This is how the Republican party treats a woman
Edited on Thu Aug-11-05 05:51 PM by karynnj
who they thought well enough of that they wanted to run her for her husband's seat. This is disgusting.

Her family seems as commendable as she is.

I doubt Kerry would have approved searching Laura background for any skeletons.

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