Ted Turner: KGB An Honorable Place to Work–Just Call Me Progressive–No Nuts!

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 Ted Turner on Meet the Press 

 Ted Turner

Turned on the TV Sunday and there was Ted Turner on Meet The Press being interviewed by Tom Brokaw.

I was stunned by what he was saying and he was serious.


MR. BROKAW: You met Vladimir Putin when he was just an aide to the mayor of St. Petersburg. He picked up you and Jane Fonda, to whom you were married at the time. But as you have watched him since then, most people see not in his eyes a soulful person, but the eyes–three letters, as someone has put it: KGB. That he is…

MR. TURNER: Well, he had that background. But you know, we have an FBI and, and, and, and, and we’re not prejudice against somebody who’s worked at the FBI. It’s an honorable place to work. And the KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work. And it, it gave people in the former Soviet Union, a communist country, an opportunity to do something important and worthwhile.

MR. BROKAW: But in the meantime, it appears that he’s very much more interested in just causing difficulty for the United States, getting in our face in a manner of speaking.

MR. TURNER: Well, wait. We’re the ones–in my opinion, we’re the ones that started that. We’re the ones that started by putting the Star Wars system in Czechoslovakia and Poland when they wanted to be part of it. We’ve said that that system is only to protect us from Iran or protect Europe from Iranian missiles. So why didn’t we cooperate with the Russians? Why have we constantly been pushing–we’ve been pushing on the Russians all the time.

So, Ted, how many millions of American citizens has the FBI killed?

Not very funny Ted equating the FBI and KGB.

You should do the honorable thing and apologize to the people who have worked for the FBI and the millions in the former Soviet Union that had family and friends killed and imprisoned by the KGB.

Ted, keep on singing Home on the Range.


Background Artilces and Videos


“Meet The Press”: Times For Tom, Ted To Move On – Nothing “Left” To Say

“…November 30th’s “Meet The Press” with Tom Brokaw is evidence that it is time for Mr. Brokaw to get back to his worthy projects as this disjointed session revealed. 

Brokaw began with an interview with First Lady Laura Bush on her advocacy for Afghanistan with women’s groups.  Clearly Mr. Brokaw seemed more interested in putting her and the ambassador on the defensive and got to his real purpose at the end – to delight in hearing about the Obamas’ White House tour and how marvelous this all has been – ad nauseum. 

Brokaw topped himself, however, with his interview of Ted Turner, thumping his new book “Call Me Ted” – and had some Red Ted’isms: …”



KGB (transliteration of “КГБ”) is the Russian abbreviation of Committee for State Security (Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности; Komitjet Gosudarstvjennoj Bjezopasnosti), which was the official name of the umbrella organization serving as the Soviet Union‘s premier security agency, secret police, and intelligence agency, from 1954 to 1991.

The name of the largest of the Russian successors to the KGB is the FSB (ФСБ, Федеральная служба безопасности; Fjedjeral’naja Sluzhba Bjezopasnosti; English: Federal Security Service).

The KGB’s function was illustrated by its official emblem: bearing both shield and sword, the KGB was an organization with a military hierarchy aimed at providing national defense, and the defence of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). It was similar in function to the United StatesCIA, with additional tasks of counter-espionage and national defense of the FBI, or by the twin organizations MI5 and MI6 in the United Kingdom.[citation needed]

On December 21, 1995, the President of Russia Boris Yeltsin signed the decree that disbanded the KGB, which was then substituted by the FSB, the current domestic state security agency of the Russian Federation.

In Belarus, a former Soviet republic, the official Russian name of the State Security Agency remains “KGB”.

The term is also sometimes used figuratively in the Western press to refer to the current FSB committee after the 1991 renaming due to its recognition and public perception.[1]

Most of the information about the KGB remains secret, although there are two sources of documents of KGB available online.[2][3]




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