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  • SecState Kerry and his wife have millions invested in offshore tax haven hedge funds

    04/26/2016 10:47:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Bernie Sanders loves to denounce the tax dodges of the wealthy (even as he pays 13.4% income tax on a $200K+ income), so it would be interesting to hear what he has to say about John Kerry, the current secretary of state and former Democratic Party nominee for president.  An analysis of public documents by the Daily Caller News Foundation indicates that Kerry and his wife liberally use offshore tax havens.  Richard Pollock writes: … a DCNF investigation has confirmed that the former Massachusetts Democratic senator and his billionaire wife, using an elaborate set of Heinz family trusts, have...
  • Our Treasonous Secretary of State

    04/26/2016 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/26/16 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    John Kerry, our Secretary of State, has been talked about by three former Obama Secretaries of Defense who have expressed grave concerns about the lack of respect displayed by both Kerry and Obama for members of the American military. And Kerry has expressed contempt for American men at arms on more than one occasion. During his run for President, it was Kerry who said young people needed to go to college or remain stupid and go into the military. Such are the views of the self-described winter soldier; the treacherous soldier that attempted to throw his brothers in arms under...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens

    04/26/2016 6:00:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the worlds richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes.
  • Russian Military Buildup Near Aleppo, Syria, Threatens Truce, Kerry Warns

    04/25/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | PETER S. GOODMAN
    <p>Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Russia had moved heavy artillery into position outside Aleppo in northern Syria, raising new concerns that a partial cease-fire will come undone.</p> <p>Russias military buildup, described by Mr. Kerry in a meeting with The New York Times editorial board, came on the same day that talks in Geneva aimed at finding a political resolution to the years of civil war began to break down.</p>
  • The Horrors of Hiroshima in Context

    04/21/2016 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 remains the only wartime use of nuclear weapons in history. No one knows exactly how many Japanese citizens were killed by the two American bombs. A macabre guess is around 140,000. The atomic attacks finally shocked Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese militarists into surrendering. John Kerry recently visited Hiroshima. He became the first Secretary of State to do so -- purportedly as a precursor to a planned visit next month by President Obama, who is rumored to be considering an apology to Japan...
  • Kerry's Japan visit paves way for Obama apology tour

    04/19/2016 6:30:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 20 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/20 | Peter Lucas
    If John Kerry's remarks in Japan are any indication, you can be sure that President Barack Obama will apologize for the U.S.'s World War II atom bombing of Hiroshima. Obama seems bent on coming full circle by ending his two terms in office the way he began it --with an apology tour, Cuba lately, Japan next. Apologizing for America is an Obama theme, and he is expected to continue it during his visit to Japan, a World War II enemy that provoked a war with the U.S.
  • Kerry vows to continue pushing for 'two-state solution'

    04/18/2016 11:06:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | Elad Benari
    The United States will push for a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians until the end of President Barack Obama's mandate, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday, according to AFP. Speaking in Washington to a conference held by J Street, Kerry said attacks like Monday's on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem only underlined the need for a negotiated solution. "Despite the fact that we have spent time and effort to try to get there for these past few years I can tell you that for these next nine months we will not stop working to find...
  • Iran's charm offensive wanes, Khamenei calls Israel 'illegitimate, bastard regime'

    11/03/2013 5:26:19 PM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2013 21:46 | Herb Keinon
    Amidror says Israel must remove Iran's existential threat by diplomacy if possible, but if not, then by "other means." Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei put a wrinkle in his countrys charm offensive on Sunday, saying Israel was an illegitimate and bastard regime. His comments, posted on his Twitter account, came just a few days before a second round of talks in Geneva between his nuclear negotiators and the P5+1, made up of the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain. Even before Khameneis tweet, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, said, Iran...
  • U.S.: 'Settlements' Are Illegitimate; United States says it disapproves of construction in Judea

    08/08/2013 9:05:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 8/8/13 | Elad Benari
    The United States said on Thursday that it was against Israeli approval of new Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. The comments were made hours after it was reported that the Civil Administration has authorized construction of 878 housing units in Judea and Samaria. The units were approved for towns in the Binyamin region, the Jordan Valley, and Gush Etzion. Speaking to reporters, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded when asked about the new construction, "The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity and opposes any efforts to legitimize settlement outposts." She added that Washington had...
  • Kerrys Slander of Illegitimate Israeli Settlements

    11/08/2013 5:24:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Kerry’s Slander of ‘Illegitimate’ Israeli SettlementsPosted By P. David Hornik On November 8, 2013 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments The Israeli-Palestinian “peace talks” have reportedly hit a rough patch. The talks on Tuesday were said to have “ended in a row, with raised voices and the exchange of verbal insults.”It started last week when Israel released the second batch of Palestinian security prisoners, all of whom were serving time for murder or attempted murder. They were welcomed as heroes in Ramallah. Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas shook each freed prisoner’s...
  • State Dept.: Israeli Settlements Are Illegitimate'

    11/15/2013 8:35:22 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/15/2013 | Patrick Goodnough
    <p>Asserting that the United States views Jewish settlements as illegitimate does not amount to prejudging the outcome of negotiations aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. The U.S. has not recognized the legitimacy of settlements in the disputed territories for decades, she told a press briefing.</p>
  • Kerry: Cuba wrong to exclude Cuban-born travelers from cruising to the island

    04/15/2016 3:48:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 14, 2016
    On a busy Thursday that included meeting with Cuban-American leaders and encouraging Miami Dade College students to embrace diversity, Secretary of State John Kerry waded into the Carnival Corp. controversy, criticizing enforcement of a Cuban decree that prevents those born on the island from traveling to and from Cuba by sea. The United States government will never support, never condone discrimination. And the Cuban government should not have the right to enforce on us a policy of discrimination against people who have the right to travel, Kerry said during an interview with the Miami Herald and CNN en Espaol in...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshimas memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerrys statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Kerry: Shooting down Russia jets would have been justified

    04/14/2016 10:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/14/15 | Staff
    Two Russian jets flew within metres of the ship on Monday, US officials said. Russias defence ministry said the Su-24 fighter jets "turned away in observance of all safety measures" after observing the USS Donald Cook. Mr Kerry criticised the gesture and said contact had been made with Moscow. "We condemn this kind of behaviour," he told the Miami Herald and CNN Espanol in a joint interview. "It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous. And under the rules of engagement, that could have been a shoot-down." He added that the US "is not going to be intimidated on
  • Obama Admin Apologizing for America Winning World War II

    04/13/2016 10:54:43 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 79 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Our new motto: Strength through moral equivalenceWhen John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs. It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display, explained Kerry. It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons. Iran exempted,...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

    04/12/2016 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted, of course. But, really, is this...
  • Kerry plans no apology for wartime atomic bomb on Hiroshima visit

    04/10/2016 3:09:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2016 | Arshad Mohammed and Kiyoshi Takenaka
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - John Kerry will not offer an apology for the United States' use of the atomic bomb against Japan when he becomes the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Monday, a senior U.S. official said. Kerry is visiting the city, which was obliterated by a U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945, to attend gathering of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies that Japan opened on Sunday with a call to end nuclear weapons.
  • CFPs open questions for pressoffice@donaldtrump.com

    04/10/2016 3:21:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/16 | Judi McLeod
    UN undermining Trump campaign: With the lib-left mainstream media circling like frenzied sharks around the Donald Trump campaign, some calling it satire, the peace loving United Nations is moving in for the takedown. UN top bureaucrats will try for a proverbial two-bird-one-stone Trump takeout when 130mainly anti-American world leadersgather at UN headquarters April 21-23 to sign the COP21 climate agreement and to seek billions of US tax dollars to implement Agenda 21 & Agenda 2030, Canada Free Press (CFP) has learned.
  • Iranian official blasts 'foolish' Kerry

    04/09/2016 10:43:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran's defense minister on Saturday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry's for what he called his foolish accusations that Tehran is "destabilizing" the Middle East, AFP reports. If the United States seeks "stability" it should "leave the region and stop supporting terrorists," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said, quoted by the website of state television. "If John Kerry thought about these subjects, he would no longer utter nonsense and foolish words," added the Iranian minister. The comments came after Kerry, speaking on a visit to Bahrain on Thursday, condemned "the destabilizing actions of Iran," noting that the United States was taking...
  • Kerry makes unannounced stop in Baghdad to shore up ISIS fight

    04/08/2016 5:23:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2016 | Elise Labott
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Friday, as the country's political crisis threatens the fight against ISIS. The top U.S. diplomat's visit, which was not made public until Kerry arrived, is part of an effort to shore up an embattled Prime Minister fighting to stay in office. Kerry will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Council of Representatives Speaker Saleem al-Jabouri. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry will underscore the strong U.S. support for the Iraqi government as it addresses significant security, economic and political challenges,...
  • KERRY TO GIVE AWARD TO SOROS ACTIVIST AIDING MUSLIM MIGRATION INTO SLOVAKIA

    04/03/2016 8:23:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/3/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Women of Courage award has always been terrible. This time though one of the worst awardees isn't in the Muslim world, but in Slovakia. As Director of the Human Rights League (HRL) Slovakias premier NGO providing legal and other assistance to foreigners attorney Zuzana Stevulova has emerged as the countrys most prominent advocate for refugee and migrant rights. In a country where the majority of asylum applications are rejected, she has won numerous cases at Slovakias Supreme Court on behalf of clients in expulsion and asylum proceedings. Since the start of Europes migration crisis, Ms. Stevulova has been...
  • April Fools Aint What They Used To Be

    04/01/2016 7:03:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-1-2016 | MOTUS
    Weve reached the point in history when April Fools Day is irrelevant. With Facebook, Twitter, and the entire Obama administration we surely dont need to wait for April First to be made fools of any more.Ask yourself, who needs April Fools: When John Kerry, in the wake of the Brussels ISIS attack, tells the world that ISIS was striking in Europe because theyre weak: Its fantasy of a caliphate is collapsing before their eyes. It's territory is shrinking. Its leaders are decimated. Its revenue sources are dwindling, and its fighters are fleeing. When Hillary tells us shes so sick of...
  • John Kerrys New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo Timochenko Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own departments list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • State: Foreign leaders fear 'more than one' presidential candidate

    03/29/2016 8:35:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    "I think there is a wide swath of views that have been expressed on the campaign trail from more than one candidate that has caused concern among many foreign leaders," spokesman John Kirby told reporters. Kirby didn't name names, but his comments came a day after Secretary of State John Kerry said the 2016 race is an "embarrassment" for the United States, which was widely seen as a comment on Trump's campaign. Kerry said "every leader I meet" is shocked about the race, and said the rhetoric being used is an "embarrassment to our country."
  • Until Criticized, State Department Refused to Acknowledge

    03/29/2016 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    On Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, Christian women, children and their families went to a park to congregate and celebrate their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The day turned to horror when they were targeted for their faith by an Islamic suicide bomber, who detonated his vest and killed 72 people while injuring hundreds more. The Pakistani Taliban, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS, quickly took responsibility for the attack and specifically stated the crowd was targeted because it wasn't just any crowd, but a Christian crowd worshiping on one of their holiest, most joyous days.  "We claim responsibility for the...
  • Life doesnt stop because one terrible incident takes place: John Kerry defends

    03/27/2016 12:28:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/16 | Clemence Michallon
    John Kerry has defended Barack Obamas decision to stay in Cuba and stick to his diplomatic schedule after the Brussels attacks. The Secretary of State addressed the issue on CBSs Face The Nation on Saturday. Host John Dickerson asked Kerry how he would respond to those who criticized Obama for attending a baseball game in Cuba on the day of the attacks and dancing the tango in Argentina the following day. Kerry responded by quoting conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, saying the Presidents schedule was not set by terrorists. The President of the US has major diplomatic responsibilities, Kerry said. He
  • Kerry says Republican campaign 'an embarrassment'

    03/27/2016 1:32:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 27, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the Republican presidential campaign has descended into "an embarrassment" that raises awkward questions abroad about the reliability of the United States. Kerry said that everywhere he goes, every leader he meets asks about what is happening in America. "They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they're shocked. They don't know where it's taking the United States of America," Kerry said in an interview on the Sunday CBS news show "Face The Nation." "It upsets people's sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability,...
  • John Kerry: Lets Fight ISIS With A Soap Opera

    03/27/2016 8:28:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    investors.com ^ | 3/24/2016 | JOHN MERLINE
    Theyre not an existential threat to us, President Obama said, defending his indifference to the latest ISIS terrorist attack in Europe. Groups like cant destroy us, they cant defeat us. They dont produce anything, he said. (Well, they are producing oil and bombs and fresh new terrorists, but never mind.) So what should the U.S. do to fight this non-existential threat that doesnt produce anything? Lets put on a show! The day after the attacks in Brussels, the State Department posted a $1.5 million grant proposal to develop a television drama series that addresses the issue of countering violent extremism...
  • John Kerry: 2016 campaign trail rhetoric on Muslims is an "embarrassment"

    03/27/2016 7:59:57 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/27/16 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Secretary of State John Kerry said the rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail about Muslim immigration and torture are an "embarrassment" to the United States. As world leaders watch the U.S. presidential election, Kerry said, "I think it is fair to say that they're shocked," he said Saturday in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "It upsets people's sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability, and to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions the way they're posed to me it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country."...
  • Putin teases Kerry for carrying his own luggage

    03/24/2016 6:48:18 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/16 | Naheel Toosi
    Vladimir Putin is worried about how America is doing. The Russian president on Thursday teased Secretary of State John Kerry, who was visiting in Moscow, for carrying his own luggage, asking whether it was a sign that the U.S. is somehow struggling. Story Continued Below "On the one hand, its quite a democratic way of conduct, but on the other hand, I thought probably the situation in the United States is not that good and there is no one to assist the secretary of state in carrying his luggage," said Putin, whose own country's economy has been hurting due to...
  • Putin trolls Kerry, asks if he brought money to haggle with (VIDEO)

    03/24/2016 6:53:44 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 3/24/16
    Then I thought there was something in that briefcase of yours you couldnt trust anyone else with. Probably you brought some money to haggle with on key matters. John Kerry said he would reveal the secret of his briefcases contents later, promising that it would be a surprise. When we have a private moment, Ill show you whats in that briefcase. And I think youll be surprised. Pleasantly. Kerry arrived in Moscow on Thursday and has been holding negotiations with Russias President and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The negotiations are said to concern a number of issues, such as the...
  • Kerry: Lets Fight ISIS With A Soap Opera

    03/24/2016 3:53:25 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/24/2016 | John Merline
    Theyre not an existential threat to us. That was President Obama, defending his seeming indifference to the latest ISIS terrorist attack in Europe. Groups like (ISIS) cant destroy us, they cant defeat us. They dont produce anything, he said. (Well, they are producing oil and bombs and fresh new terrorists, but never mind.) So what should the U.S. do to fight this non-existential threat that doesnt produce anything? Lets put on a show!
  • Kerry Meets With Marxist Terrorist Druglord Wanted by US Government

    03/22/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry got upset that Obama was stealing the treason spotlight from him on the Cuban getaway. So he decided to pull a Sean Penn and meet with a Marxist terror group that is on his own State Department's list of Terror organizations.
  • Will "Race for the White House" Reveal Who Really Created Most Significant Political Ad?

    03/21/2016 8:43:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Self | March 21, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    What was the most significant political campaign commercial ever? Many of you might answer the "Daisy" ad produced by the Lyndon Johnson campaign in 1964. Well, that might be the most memorable campaign commercial but it did not change the outcome of that election. With that ad or without it, Barry Goldwater was destined to lose in a landslide. The one political commercial that most likely changed the outcome of a presidential race was the Swiftboat ad in 2004 during the race between George W. Bush and John Kerry. If you don't believe me, then ask John Kerry. But here...
  • Kerry to miss deadline for decision on whether ISIS atrocities are genocide U.S. official

    03/16/2016 4:00:37 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/16/16 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will miss a deadline set by the U.S. Congress for determining whether Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other religious groups are genocide, but he should have a decision soon, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Congress directed Kerry in legislation passed last year to consult with government agencies and rights organizations and report back to lawmakers on whether atrocities committed by Islamist extremists against Christians and other religious groups should be considered mass atrocities or genocide under U.S. law. The legislation sought a similar determination on whether Buddhist extremists in Burma...
  • We Must Act: Time Is Running Out to Stop the Christian Genocide in Iraq and Syria

    03/11/2016 5:08:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When I went to Israel for the first time in the summer of 2014, I visited the Museum of the Bible. Inside I found a Bible from 9th Century Mosul, Iraq, carefully protected behind glass walls. The wood bound Bibles handwritten and delicate pages, with a Syriac translation of the Gospels, struck me more than the rest of all the history in the museum as the Islamic State continued its march across Iraq, destroying centuries-old Christian sites and executing an entire religious population along the way. According to a study released last year by the charity Aid to the Church...
  • Kerry calls Zarif, protests Iran's missile tests

    03/09/2016 10:59:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called his Iranian counterpart to protest Tehran's latest round of ballistic missile tests, AFP reported. Iran and the United States have no formal diplomatic ties, but Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif built a close working relationship during negotiations for last year's nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. The phone call comes several days after claimed to have conducted more ballistic missile tests. Furthermore, during those tests the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards declared that Israel is "in range of most of our missiles." The United States says that a series...
  • Arch-terrorist Barghouti a Nobel Prize candidate

    03/05/2016 2:54:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has been submitted as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Fatah spokesperson Fayez Abu Aita announced Barghouti's name was submitted for the Nobel Peace Prize by Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, who won the Nobel Prize back in 1980 for his human rights work. "This is a victory for the struggle of our people and an expression of the deep faith in the justice of the Palestinian issue and the legitimacy of the international Palestinian struggle to return the rights of our people," said Abu Aita....
  • Netanyahu Speech Moved American Public Opinion on Iran Deal

    03/02/2016 5:21:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Frank Howard
    There was a lot of whining inside the beltway last March about whether then-House Speaker John Boehner broke diplomatic protocol by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without informing the White House. This was during the critical period a few months before the Senate weighed in on President Obamas Iran nuclear agreement. The results are in: the Prime Ministers speech will stand the test of time, while partisan hand-wringing will have nothing to do with the outcome of Irans nuclear development. Lets review the record though to see how the political people in charge behave when something...
  • Mitt Romney about to enter GOP race

    02/27/2016 9:04:17 PM PST · by topfile · 219 replies
    the-newshub.com ^ | 25 FEBRUARY 2016 | Bill Singletary
    Mitt Romney is one step closer to entering the 2016 presidential race sources say, confirming what the-newshub.com reported last October that Romney would jump into the race after the first key primaries were held and some of the delegate dust had settled. Romney told Fox News on Wednesday that We have good reason to believe that theres a bombshell in Donald Trumps taxes, and quickly added that Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio should also disclose their tax information. Romneys statement was a bowshot aimed at Trump, sources say, the surprise GOP frontrunner for whom Romney has unmitigated disdain.
  • (Vanity) What if Romney DOES get in..? How would you react..?

    02/27/2016 6:51:04 PM PST · by gaijin · 126 replies
    Feb 27, 2016 | Me http://www.ThisIsntRealurl.com
    More and more it seems a real possibility that Mittens might get into the race. Rubio is a little shaky and The Establishment is getting a little desperate. How would you react? If you encountered a neighbor you really liked, what would you say about this? Would you vote for another Republican again..?
  • Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‘He’s Not Supposed to Be Doing That’

    02/24/2016 5:55:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‘He’s Not Supposed to Be Doing That’ BY: Aaron Kliegman February 24, 2016 5:45 pm Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Wednesday that a terrorist who the Obama administration released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay subsequently returned to fight for al Qaeda, telling lawmakers “he’s not supposed to be doing that.” Appearing before the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Kerry made the statement while testifying about the State Department’s budget request for the fiscal year 2017. During the hearing, Sen. Mark Kirk (R.,...
  • Kerry: Clinton email probe 'tying up international diplomats'

    02/23/2016 7:24:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the several investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email system has significantly tied up the State Department over the last year, despite the more than $2 million Congress gave State to deal with it. "We have more than 50 ... simultaneous investigations going on, and we have an unprecedented number of FOIA requests," Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "I have had to cannibalize bureaus to get people to go spend their time on these requests." "I'm concerned about it because this is tying up international diplomats," he said.
  • Violence rages in Syria as Kerry and Lavrov reach provisional deal on ceasefire

    02/21/2016 6:02:25 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 21st, 2016 | By Patricia Zengerle and John Davison
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before. Meanwhile, violence continued to rage in Syria. Multiple bomb blasts in a southern district of Damascus killed at least 87 people on Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and twin car bombs killed at least 59 people in Homs, the monitoring group said. Russian air strikes launched in September against rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad have...
  • Wife of American Kidnapped in Pakistan: US 'Did Nothing' to Free Him

    02/19/2016 12:18:50 PM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newmax.com ^ | 2/18/2016 | Greg Richter
    When her husband was not released as promised, Weinstein turned to Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Lisa Monaco, but said they did nothing to help.
  • Merkel isolated as allies slam door on refugees.

    02/14/2016 9:20:00 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    The Local DE ^ | 3/14/16
    Merkel is battling for a deal that will see refugees more evenly spread around the European Union after Germany welcomed 1.1 million asylum seekers last year. But instead, eastern European countries are planning new razor wire fences, and even Paris -- traditionally Berlin's closest EU ally -- has shown little enthusiasm for Merkel's welcome policy. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Saturday that the mood in France was "not favourable" to Merkel's call for a permanent quota system. "Europe cannot take in all the migrants from Syria, Iraq or Africa," Valls told German media. "It has to regain control over...
  • Trump Wrote Iraq WMDs Were Threat Year Before Bush Took Office

    02/14/2016 10:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | February 14, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Trump's old line about his opposing the Iraq War: "I'll give you 25 different stories." His new line after no one has found proof he actually opposed it: "I wasn't a politician so people didn't write everything I said." Donald Trump offered a new reason for why, after exhaustive searches, no one has found proof he opposed the Iraq War before it began: People didn't write everything he said. The comments are a stark difference from what The Donald said at a Republican debate in September of last year, when said he could provide 25 stories showing his early opposition...
  • U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria’s civil war

    02/11/2016 4:51:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    washington post ^ | 02/11/2016 | Karen DeYoung
    The United States, Russia and other powers have reached agreement on a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war that allows for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early Friday morning. The end of hostilities, which Kerry avoided calling a cease-fire, is scheduled to go into effect "in one week’s time," Kerry said. Humanitarian access to towns and cities in Syria where food and medical supplies have been blocked, sometimes for months, is to begin immediately. ... The plan, drafted by United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura, in consultation with Kerry and...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

    02/11/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Secretary of state John Kerry has tonight announced a deal that will see a ceasefire in Syrian within a week following a meeting of The International Syria Support Group in Berlin. Earlier in the day, Kerry tweeted that he had spoken with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, about the need for an end to fighting in the Middle Eastern nation. However, it is unclear which of the multiple forces fighting in Syria have signed up to the ceasefire, or how it will be enforced.
  • Video: John Kerry attacked in Rome; attacker cried “You created ISIS!”

    02/05/2016 1:38:18 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 02/05/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Kerry did aid in creating the vacuum that the Islamic State filled, with the precipitous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the American support for the weak Shia government in Baghdad. He also helped arm the Islamic State by sending weapons to “moderates” who either weren’t moderate and gave their weapons to the Islamic State, or who were weak and allowed their weapons to be captured by the Islamic State. USA Newsflash, February 5, 2016: “ John Kerry’s recent voyage to Italy almost ended in him getting a black eye. He traveled here in order to meet with Italian...