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  • Saying Goodbye to State Employees, Kerry Says, ‘We Decided to Rock the Boat’

    01/20/2017 6:52:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 11:52 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he was optimistic about the future, telling State Department employees that the women’s, peace and environmental movements half a century ago had achieved change because people “went out and fought for it.” “And I am absolutely confident now that people are prepared to fight for the future in the same way, with the same energy, with the same vision and the same commitment,” he said. Kerry told employees gathered at the department that his generation “came along in the 1960s and we decided to rock the boat, and we did.” Recalling the...
  • Iran promises to 'surprise' Trump if he cancels nuclear deal

    01/19/2017 10:58:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    INN ^ | 01/20/17 05:35 | Elad Benari
    U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will be “surprised” by Iran if he annuls the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, according to the Trend news agency. “As I said earlier, Trump will be surprised if he tries to renegotiate the deal,” Zarif was quoted as having told the Iranian IRNA news agency. “We believe that nuclear deal is an international one and we are not worried about it at all,” he continued. “We are not going to be wary of what Trump does and we will have our options,” Zarif added, noting...
  • The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror ... List

    01/19/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 1/19/17 | Steven Emerson
    On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations.They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.This outraged CAIR officials, who immediately began efforts to get their organization removed from the list. They found a powerful ally in Secretary of State John Kerry, who authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobbying on behalf of CAIR and MAS .CAIR already had a sympathetic ear in the Obama administration, including...
  • Kerry not attending inauguration, official says

    01/18/2017 11:08:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/18/17 | foxnews
    Add Secretary of State John Kerry to list of those skipping the inauguration Friday. A State Department official confirmed to Fox News that the outgoing chief diplomat “will not attend the inauguration.” The official did not give a reason.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry to Skip Trump Inauguration

    01/18/2017 10:48:37 AM PST · by seanmerc · 115 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 18 Jan 17 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry won't be attending President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, according to the State Department. "The secretary will not attend the inauguration," a State Department official told the Washington Examiner. The official had no comment on why Kerry wouldn't attend.
  • Kerry Jokes at Davos: Trump Presidency May Last Only Year or Two

    01/18/2017 9:14:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 18, 2017 | 4:17 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry, in one of his final public appearances before stepping down, jokingly suggested Tuesday that the Trump administration may only last a year or two. Some of his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos — which this year has many attendees absorbed with the looming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump — appeared to enjoy the comment, laughing and clapping. Referring to the prospect that the Trump administration may walk away from the Iran nuclear deal, Kerry said that doing so would harm American credibility, “and it will hurt for the endurance of a year,...
  • Will John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton on January 20th? He can.

    01/17/2017 9:36:46 PM PST · by Pilsner · 84 replies
    January 17, 2017 | Pilsner
    How could John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton? After all, it is the President of the United States, not the Secretary of State, who is empowered by the Constitution “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Art. II, Section 2, United States Constitution. Secretary of State John Kerry will not be President of the United States on Friday, so how could he pardon Hillary Clinton? The incumbent President’s term expires, and Donald Trump’s Presidency begins, at noon, on January 20th. XXth Amendment, Section 1, United States Constitution. But Donald Trump will not...
  • John Kerry Predicts Trump Administration Will Last "A Year, Two Years, Whatever"

    01/17/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Geneva on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that he does not believe that president-elect Donald Trump will repeal everything he says he will when his administration comes into power on Friday, but if he does it could cause significant damage for "a year, two years, whatever, while the [Trump] administration is there."(continued)
  • Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'

    01/17/2017 9:50:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 01/17/17 02:04 | Elad Benari
    Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that it was the fault of Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that a peace deal was not agreed upon during the Obama administration. Speaking to Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Kerry rejected Amanpour’s assertion that the administration failed to broker a peace deal. “The leaders of the two countries involved — one country and one entity, the Palestinian Authority — have failed to come to the table and reach agreement. You know the old saying — you can lead a horse to water, you can’t make it drink. Now, we...
  • Kerry says it's inappropriate for Trump to step into German politics

    01/16/2017 7:57:42 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Lesley Wroughton and Andrew Roche
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it was "inappropriate" for Donald Trump to brand German Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy "a catastrophic mistake". "I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other countries in a quite direct manner," Kerry told CNN's Christiane Amanpour during a one-day visit to London in the last week of the Obama administration. "He will have to speak to that. As of Friday, he is responsible for that relationship." Trump, who will be sworn in as president on Friday, had said...
  • John Kerry: Trump’s Foreign Policy Comments ‘Inappropriate’

    01/16/2017 2:22:12 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 16th, 2017 | PAM KEY
    Monday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” commenting on President-elect Donald Trump’s first UK interview with The Times of London, which covered several international issues, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “I thought frankly it was an inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics of other country in a quite direct manner.” KERRY: He’ll have to speak to that as of Friday. You know he’s responsible for that relationship. AMANPOUR: You're talking about Angela Merkel's refugee policy which he did call catastrophic. KERRY: He did call it that and I think that she was extremely...
  • A GOP ace in the hole?

    01/24/2008 7:07:40 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 33 replies · 189+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Goodman
    Beyond the melodrama of Sen. Hillary Clinton's tears-on-her-pillow triumph in New Hampshire and her gaming victory in Nevada lies the profoundly disturbing question of the Clintons' hidden record of suspected crimes. It's that very record which likely prompted Sen. John Kerry's sudden endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama just two days after Mrs. Clinton's first primary win, followed by two more supportive votes from ranking congressional Democrats. Their swift response was a clear sign that ranking Democratic colleagues are determined to derail Mrs. Clinton. Why? Because there exists a vault of information American voters are not aware of concerning the Clintons...
  • Hil's lawyers try to quash old report (Clintons ordered IRS audits of critics)

    10/03/2005 3:48:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies · 3,096+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/3/05 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - The independent counsel investigation that led to the conviction of a former Clinton administration housing chief could come back to haunt Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Daily News has learned that lawyers are fighting to suppress a potentially embarrassing final report from the probe that found Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros lied to the FBI about paying $250,000 in hush money to his ex-mistress. Cisneros paid a $10,000 fine after he was found guilty in 1999 and was later pardoned by Bill Clinton. And though neither Hillary Clinton nor her husband was targeted by independent counsel David Barrett, his 420-page...
  • Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

    01/15/2017 6:14:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/14/17 | afp Dave Clark
    Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed. Almost a half-century later, the now 70-year-old Mekong Delta shrimp farmer locked eyes with the US Secretary of State on Saturday and they warmly grasped hands in mutual respect. Kerry returned to the Vietnam waterway at the end of a visit to the Communist nation, less than a week before he was to leave office, searching for the spot where he won a Silver Star for bravery as a young...
  • Kerry calls [Israel's] PM from Paris, vows no further UN action (HUGE victory for Trump and Bibi

    01/15/2017 10:03:37 AM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 30 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | January 15, 2017 | Raphael Ahren and Times of Israel staff
    US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday from the Paris peace conference, promising to prevent any followup action to a resolution set to be drawn up on Sunday, either at the confab itself or at the United Nations Security Council. After a month of chilly ties between Washington and Jerusalem, Kerry updated Netanyahu about the steps he was taking to “soften” the text of the final communique, which is expected to be issued by the conference participants later Sunday.
  • France urges Trump not to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    01/15/2017 10:51:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2017 | By Carol Morello and William Booth
    PARIS — Diplomats from more than 70 countries called Sunday for the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state and urged Israel and Palestinians to restart direct negotiations. In their joint declaration at the conclusion of a Mideast conference here, the envoys urged Israel and the Palestinians to restate their commitment to the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security. The representatives, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, also warned that continued acts of violence and the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank needed to stop. The two-page closing statement was meant to...
  • Kerry Attending Mideast Peace Conference, But Won’t ‘Box In the Incoming Administration’

    01/15/2017 8:49:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2017 | 4:28 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry is participating in a French-hosted conference on Mideast peace less than a week before the end of the administration to ensure U.S. views are heard, but with no “intent to in any way box in the incoming administration,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday. At the same time, however, Toner declined to say whether Kerry would act to ensure that a communique coming out of Sunday’s conference does not call on the Trump administration to reconsider a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. French officials have suggested that the...
  • Back on the Mekong Delta, John Kerry finds a man who once tried to kill him and exoneration

    01/14/2017 11:12:40 AM PST · by SanchoP · 71 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/14/2017 | Carol Morello
    CA MAU, Vietnam — It could have been 1969 again as Secretary of State John F. Kerry stood on the bow of the small boat chugging up the Bay Hap River on Saturday, the wind billowing his sleeves and his eyes darting left and right toward banks shrouded in dark foliage. As a young Navy lieutenant, Kerry commanded a Swift boat along this stretch of churning brown waters in the middle of a free-fire zone. Here, he earned a Silver Star for his heroics when he leapt ashore after an ambush to pursue a fleeing Viet Cong with a grenade...
  • John Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up On Israel At Paris ‘Peace’ Summit on Sunday

    01/13/2017 9:20:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In a shameful display of rogue diplomacy, 72 countries – minus Israel – are set to attend a Middle East “peace” conference in Paris on Sunday widely expected to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state. Fresh from his 70-minute speech two weeks ago largely singling out Israel for condemnation, lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the U.S. at the Mideast confab. There, Kerry is slated to represent the Obama administration in crafting a “consensus” document on an Israeli-Palestinian deal. This after a U.S. abstention last month allowed the passage of a United Nations...
  • Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees

    01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Theodore Schleifer and Laura Koran
    (CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry. "These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past." Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology. In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who...
  • Palestinians Hand Out Sweets to Celebrate Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack

    01/09/2017 5:55:10 PM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    Palestinians took to the streets and social media on Sunday to celebrate the truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem in which 4 IDF soldiers were killed, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. In the Gaza Strip, the ruling Hamas terror group praised the attack, calling it a “natural response to the Israeli occupier’s crimes” and proof that the “Jerusalem Intifada” was not over. Since September 2015, Palestinian terrorists have killed 40 Israelis in an ongoing surge of violence. A short time after Sunday’s attack — which was carried out by a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber — people in Gaza...
  • December 23, 2016: Another date that will live in infamy

    01/09/2017 9:33:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | Victor Sharpe
    Just as Nazi Germany delegitimized Europe’s Jews and then followed with systematic genocide, now they will again be in danger thanks to the corrosive evil of Obama and Kerry Two foul acts took place against the Jewish people living in neighborhoods of Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, and in their ancestral and biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria, (known by the false name, West Bank, given to it by the Jordanian Arab occupiers from 1948 to 1967). The first act occurred in that cesspit of immorality known as the United Nations. It was deliberately perpetrated on December 23, 2016 - another date...
  • Congress rebuffs Obama and Kerry for abandoning American Policy on Israel

    01/08/2017 9:18:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/08/17 | David Singer
    Congress has signalled it will not tolerate Obama or Kerry attempting to subvert American foreign policy on Israel at the forthcoming conference in Paris on 15 January or in the Security Council in the last five days of Obama's Presidendcy The US Congress has swiftly moved to rebuff the efforts by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reverse long-standing American policy in relation to Israel. Congress’s decision goes a long way to restoring America’s reputation and integrity
  • Ted Cruz goes to the Senate floor and drops bombs all over Obama and Kerry’s anti-Israel legacy

    01/07/2017 1:38:23 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/6/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas (A, 97%) took to the Senate floor Thursday and laid into President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s “shameful” betrayal of Israel at the United Nations. “President Obama and John Kerry's actions were designed to secure a legacy, and in that they have succeeded,” said Sen. Cruz. “History will record and the world will note that Barack Obama and John Kerry are relentless enemies of Israel.” [.. snip ..]
  • Kerry Mocks Peace-Mongers Abroad and at Home [semi-satire]

    01/07/2017 8:38:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and British members of parliament for thwarting President Obama’s plan to intervene in the Syrian civil war and confront the Russians. “When the President of the United States has decided for war you’d think our so-called allies would stand with us,” Kerry asserted. “However, a gutless Prime Minister Cameron insisted on getting his parliament’s approval before joining us in an attack. Well, parliament wouldn’t go along. President Obama was so miffed at this betrayal that he called the whole thing off. In hindsight, he probably should...
  • Kerry can move hydrants, not settlement-building Israelis

    01/06/2017 8:21:54 AM PST · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/5 | peter lucas
    If John Kerry is so concerned about settlers building homes on disputed land in Israel he should go before the Jerusalem Zoning Board. That way the secretary of state could present his case, and the anti-Israeli case of lame duck President Barack Obama, before the board personally. It would have much more impact than the wandering 70minute, critical speech he gave before a paid audience of State Department employees in Washington last week. In diplomacy, as everybody knows, the personal touch is always better than a canned speech or a press release. Read more: http://www.lowellsun.com/opinion/ci_30707191/peter-lucas-kerry-can-move-hydrants-not-settlement#ixzz4V01FJ3BQ
  • No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are

    01/06/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | Jan 6, 2017 | S. Noble
    No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are By S. Noble - January 6, 2017 US major government and military organizations are hacked all the time by endless numbers of foreign and domestic actors. Nothing was done to fix our cybersecurity. But let a privates organization like the DNC get hacked or careless John Podesta’s emails get hacked and all hell breaks loose. John Podesta left his smart phone in a cab, he fell for a phishing incident and his password was ‘passwŘrd”. Hillary put our state secrets on a personal server she kept in...
  • US House passes motion repudiating UN resolution on Israel

    01/05/2017 9:23:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 6, 2017, 2:25 am | Eric Cortellessa
    The US House of Representatives passed a scathing rebuke Thursday night to a United Nations Security Council resolution the Obama administration allowed through last month that condemned Israeli settlements as illegal. House Resolution 11 declared the UN motion a “one-sided” effort that is an obstacle to peace, placing disproportionate blame on Israel for the continuation of the conflict and encouraging Palestinians from engaging in direct, bilateral negotiations. […] Introduced by California Rep. Ed Royce (R) and New York Rep. Elliot Engel (D), the top two members of the House Foreign Affairs committee, the resolution was co-sponsored 105 other House members,...
  • Kerry: US More ‘Secure, Respected, Engaged’ Since Obama Took Office

    01/05/2017 1:44:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/5/16 | Saagar Enjeti
    U.S. Secretary of State’s John Kerry’s closing memo to President Barack Obama painted a rosy picture of the U.S. role in the world since Obama took office in 2008. Kerry claimed Obama made the best of a bad situation, citing Obama’s inheritance of wars not his own in Iraq and Afghanistan, in addition to a grave economic crisis. Talking points seeking to validate Obama’s supposed success by blaming the past are a frequent and familiar direction for the Obama administration. “The United States is more secure, more respected, and more engaged in the world,” the glowing memo states, adding that,...
  • WATCH: An Israeli ‘Settler’ Responds to Kerry’s Speech

    01/04/2017 6:15:18 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    What does an Israeli “settler” who lives in Judea and works in Jerusalem think about Kerry’s speech? Daniel Luria is a resident of Ma’ale Adumim, a city of 40,000 people in Judea – barely three miles from the Israeli capital. He works in eastern Jerusalem. According to Kerry, Luria’s residence and workplace are located in “occupied territory” that belongs to the Palestinians. Luria expressed disbelief at the “historical ignorance” of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech last week at the State Department. According to Kerry, Luria’s residence and workplace are located in “occupied territory” that belongs to the Palestinians....
  • John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed

    12/29/2016 6:29:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    John F. Kerry was late to his own party. Staffers, journalists and other officials were gathered in the ornate Benjamin Franklin salon at the State Department on Dec. 14 for early Christmas festivities. But the secretary of State was nowhere to be seen. Kerry was on the telephone to various world leaders, trying to find out about a major diplomatic meeting — from which the United States had been excluded. The gathering, which sought to broker a resolution to the devastating Syrian conflict, took place six days later in Moscow and involved the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
  • LEAKED AUDIO: OBAMA WANTED ISIS TO GROW

    01/03/2017 10:00:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 01/02/16
    Kerry also admitted U.S. helped arm jihadists As President Obama reflects on his legacy, a recording of Secretary of State John Kerry conversing with leaders of Syrian opposition groups is casting more light on his approach to ISIS, indicating his administration believed that allowing the Islamic State to grow would serve the White House’s objective of ousting Syrian President Bashar Assad. The recording was leaked to the New York Times and reported Sept. 30, but the Conservative Tree House blog this week featured portions of Kerry’s statements that were virtually ignored at the time. Regime change was Obama’s only objective...
  • Audio Reveals What John Kerry Told Syrians Behind Closed Doors

    01/02/2017 5:04:02 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 30, 2016 | ANNE BARNARD
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Secretary of State John Kerry was clearly exasperated, not least at his own government. Over and over again, he complained to a small group of Syrian civilians that his diplomacy had not been backed by a serious threat of military force, according to an audio recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times. The 40-minute discussion, on the sidelines of last week’s United Nations General Assembly in New York, provides a glimpse of Mr. Kerry’s frustration with his inability to end the Syrian crisis. He veered between voicing sympathy for the Syrians’ frustration with United...
  • Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS…

    01/01/2017 8:17:30 PM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 210 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 1, 2017 | sundance
    There are moments within investigative research when your jaw can stand agape as you recognize the scope of what you are reading or hearing. A brutally down-played audio of Secretary John Kerry is just such an occasion.(snip) This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama. It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans. What the recording reveals is substantive: ♦ First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary...
  • Obama's Scorched Earth [radio]

    12/31/2016 1:04:05 PM PST · by Randall_S · 9 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | December 31, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    While the United States and the world prepares for the presidency of Donald J. Trump, “President” Obama continues to turn the world upsidedown in anticipation. Our closest ally in the Middle East, and one of our closest in the world, Israel, has been truly betrayed by the administration. By refusing to veto a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli “settlements” in Jerusalem (i.e., their own capital city), Obama and his little sidekick Secretary of State John Kerry have thrown a monkey wrench into the peace plans of Trump. Truly, this display proves Obama’s anti-Israeli agenda and his alignment with the worst elements...
  • John Kerry’s practiced betrayal of friends

    12/31/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Washington Times | 29 Dec, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    John Kerry doesn’t come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice. In 1971, when he was a young lieutenant just back from Vietnam, where he was a decorated skipper of a Swift Boat patrolling the Mekong River, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pay his “respects” to the American soldiers, sailors and Marines he fought a war with. Representing all those veterans, he told the senators, he wanted to talk about war crimes he said “were committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”...
  • What Kerry Should Have Said

    12/30/2016 11:39:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Calic
    When Secretary of State John Kerry delivered his comprehensive statement on the Arab-Israel conflict in front of a safe audience at the State Department, he took over an hour to defend the decision of the United States to in essence allow passage of the recent UN anti-Israel resolution by abstaining from it, rather than adhering to the longstanding policy of the U.S. to veto such resolutions. The general thrust of his message was to chastise Israel for building “settlements” on land defined as “occupied Palestinian territory,” as the main obstacle preventing a two-state solution. In addition to focusing attention on...
  • Obama and Kerry open door for Palestine Mandate Solution

    12/30/2016 10:11:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/16 | David Singer
    The UN Security Council buried the two-state solution on 23 December 2016. John Kerry delivered the eulogy on 28 December 2016. The Palestine Mandate Solution beckons…. US Secretary of State John Kerry – perhaps unwittingly – has now opened the door to reviving the solution contained in the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine – one homeland for the Jews and one homeland for the Arabs (“Palestine Mandate Solution”) This solution has already been realised in 95% of the territory of the Mandate with the creation of the Arab State of Jordan in 1946 and the Jewish State of...
  • Britain, edging towards Trump, scolds Kerry over Israel

    12/30/2016 7:58:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 30, 2016 | Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton
    Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump. After U.S. President Barack Obama enraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by refusing to veto a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Kerry's public rebuke of Israel has unsettled some allies such as Britain. Amid one of the United States' sharpest confrontations with Israel since the 1956 Suez crisis, Kerry said in a speech that Israel jeopardizeds hopes of peace in...
  • Di Leo: Sabotage: The US-Israel Alliance Under Assault from Within

    12/30/2016 6:20:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 29, 2016 | John F. Di Leo
    Di Leo: Sabotage: The US-Israel Alliance Under Assault from Within By John F. Di Leo - On December 28, 2016, the outgoing Secretary of State of the outgoing Obama administration held a press conference. He spoke to the cameras for almost an hour and a half, hoping to wear down his opposition on one of the great political miscalculations of modern times. The prior week, the Obama administration’s representative at the United Nations – Ambassador Samantha Power – engineered the passage of a remarkably anti-Israel resolution at the UN. The resolution condemns Israel for building housing units on its own...
  • UK Government issues unprecedented attack on the US after Secretary of State John Kerry...

    12/30/2016 5:37:20 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2016 | Matt Dathan
    No 10 says it was inappropriate of Kerry to attack the make-up of the democratically-elected Israeli government Rebukes US Secretary of State for focusing on the single issue of settlements Says Kerry's remarks have been unhelpful in the pursuit of two-state solution Increasingly bitter row came after Kerry's strongly-worded attack on Israeli government's illegal construction of settlements in the West Bank The UK Government today launched an unprecedented attack on the US, its closest ally, over John Kerry's condemnation of the Israeli regime as the 'most right-wing in history'. In a highly critical speech on foreign policy yesterday the US...
  • British government slams Kerry's speech

    12/29/2016 7:41:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 12/29/16 21:08 | Gary Willig
    … A spokesman for the British Prime Minister issued a statement criticizing Kerry’s focus on the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem. “We do not… believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex.” The spokesman also criticized Kerry’s description of the current government in Israel as “the most right-wing government” in Israeli history. “And we do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically-elected government of an...
  • Kerry’s one-sided, self-serving sermon for Mideast peace

    12/29/2016 3:14:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 28, 2016 | By Benny Avni
    Will they ever be out of our hair? At the State Department on Wednesday, John Kerry tried to emulate the late Fidel Castro with a tedious, whiny, self-absorbed and self-serving 72-minute marathon of musings about Israeli-Palestinian peace. Contrary to the event’s title and hype, Kerry’s homily was light on “vision.” That part of the speech was summarized, an hour into the thing, in a sketchy, six-point plan only a political theoretician could like, which will soon join numerous other peace plans now collecting dust in forgotten archives. Most of the speech was a defense of President Obama’s decision to allow...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Kerry Profits As Protesting Tibetan Monk Burns Self To Death

    12/29/2016 2:35:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/28/16 | Richard Pollock
    Secretary of State John Kerry continues to hold shares in a luxury Chinese bottling company operating in occupied Tibet amid escalating human rights protests, including a gruesome self-immolation by a former Tibetan monk, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Kerry and the U.S. State Department said nothing about the Dec. 8 suicide by Tashi Rabten, a 30-year old former monk who set himself on fire in Machu County in Eastern Tibet to protest Chinese occupation of the country, according to department Lauren Hickey. Rabten was seen running down a roadway, his body engulfed in flames as a...
  • Relations between Obama, Netanyahu camps hit rock bottom

    12/29/2016 11:33:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2016 1:53 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    It took eight years of backbiting and pretending they got along for relations between President Barack Obama’s administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to finally hit rock bottom. Though they’ve clashed bitterly before, mostly notably over Iran, the two governments seemed further apart than ever after a speech Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry and last week’s United Nations resolution. The key question for the Obama administration, newly willing to air grievances with Israel on live television, is why now? …
  • UN Resolution 2334 advances the boycott of Israel

    12/29/2016 8:48:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 12-29-2016 | William A. Jacobson
    Weaponizes UN Human Rights Council blacklist and BDS movement. In all the fury over the anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 the Obama administration marshalled through the Security Council, with an "abstain" vote providing cover for the perfidy, few people have focused on a particularly pernicious and dangerous provision.I'm not talking about the provisions effectively declaring it illegal for Jews to live in Jewish Quarter of the Old City or to worship at the Western Wall.Here is the provision I'm talking about in Resolution 2334 (pdf.): 5. Calls upon all States, bearing in mind paragraph 1 of this resolution, to distinguish, in...
  • John Kerry Sticks His Tongue Out Dozens Of Times During Anti-Israel Speech

    12/29/2016 6:15:18 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    theamericanmirror.com ^ | DECEMBER 29, 2016
    During the Secretary of State’s browbeating Israel speech this morning, he stuck his tongue out, often bizarrely, dozens times during the roughly 73-minute address. Watch these highlights from just the first half of the address:
  • 'Palestine off the agenda' when Trump takes office: Israeli education minister

    12/28/2016 11:32:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    i24 News ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    Following speech by Kerry, chairman of pro-settler party says idea of two-state solution is no longer relevant The Israeli government will "remove Palestine from the agenda" when Donald Trump takes office as US president, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett told Israeli news site Ynet on Thursday. The chairman of the pro-settler Jewish Home party dismissed a speech delivered by US Secretary of State John Kerry a day earlier, which warned that Israeli policy was undermining the chance for a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict. "Kerry may have good intentions," said Bennett, "but the speech was like his policy –...
  • Kerry Defends UN Vote, Says Netanyahu's Government Is Driven By Right Wing Extremists

    12/28/2016 9:53:56 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 28, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry did his best to explain America’s decision to abstain from the UN resolution vote to condemn Israel from its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Critic after critic slammed the White House’s inaction, calling it a slap in the face to our friend in the Middle East. At the State Department on Wednesday, Kerry said that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the “only path to peace.”
  • Kerry: US Allies Won't Be 'Intimidated' by Trump's Tweets

    12/28/2016 8:19:57 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 28 Dec 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry said allies of the United States will not be "swayed and intimidated by a tweet" from President-elect Donald Trump. Trump recently commented on the U.S.'s role in the condemnation of Israel's settlements in disputed territories by the United Nations, telling Israel to "stay strong" until his inauguration. In an interview with NBC News, Kerry told Andrea Mitchell he would not "debate" Trump on this issue