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  • Kerry: ‘Zero Evidence’ Refugees Making It Through US Screening Pose Greater Risk Than Other Groups

    06/21/2016 7:32:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday evening there was “zero evidence” that refugee applicants who go through the rigorous screening involved in the U.S. refugee admission program pose a greater security threat than members of any other group. Speaking at the interfaith iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking meal) in Sterling, Va. coinciding with World Refugee Day, Kerry also warned that what he called “bigoted and hateful rhetoric” about Muslims helps those “who propagate the lie that America is at war with Islam.” “There is absolutely no evidence, my friends, zero evidence, that refugees who make it through this arduous...
  • John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US

    06/21/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    dailysabah.com ^ | Published 4 hours ago 6-21-2016
    John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US Published 4 hours ago Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actress Angelina Jolie attended an iftar dinner on Monday an iftaar dinner in Sterling,...
  • Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe

    06/18/2016 10:12:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe By Lesley Wroughton ABOARD THE HDMS THETIS, Greenland Standing near Greenland's Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe. Giant icebergs broken off from the glacier seemed to groan as they drifted behind him, signaling eventual rising oceans that scientists warn will submerge islands and populated coastal region. Briefed by researchers aboard a Royal Danish Navy patrol ship, Kerry appeared stunned by how fast the ice sheets are melting. He was...
  • John Kerry unloading yacht that made waves

    06/16/2016 10:55:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    John Kerry unloading yacht that made waves Authors Gayle Fee for Boston Herald The 76-foot luxury yacht Isabel — the tony tub that sailed Secretary of State John Kerry into stormy political seas a few years ago when the Track revealed that he and his wife had dodged a $437,500 state tax bill on their swanky $7 million sailboat — is up for sale. Kerry and the missus, ketchup heiress 
Teresa Heinz, listed the New Zealand-built Friendship sloop for a mere 
$4 million with luxury yacht brokers Northrop & Johnson in Newport, R.I. — some $3 million less than they...
  • Kerry visits Arctic Circle to see climate change impact

    06/16/2016 11:11:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Kerry visits Arctic Circle to see climate change impact The secretery of state has made the health of oceans and combating climate change a priority. By MATTHEW LEEThe Assoicated Press NY-ALESUND, Norway — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday visited Norway’s extreme north, viewing areas where climate change has melted ice and opened new sea lanes. Trailed by staff and journalists in small Zodiac-type inflatable boats, Kerry and Norway’s foreign minister motored in an Arctic scientific vessel from a research station in Ny-Alesund, the world’s northernmost civilian settlement. The short cruise took Kerry and his delegation across the...
  • Caption This: Climate Change Meeting (Kerry Sleeping)

    06/15/2016 9:10:04 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 21 replies
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  • Kerry warns against pointing finger at religion after Orlando

    06/13/2016 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 96 replies
    Kerry warns against pointing finger at religion after Orlando WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Americans against pointing a finger at one religion or another after a gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group massacred 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando. "The worst thing we can do is engage in trying to point fingers at one group or one form of sectarianism or another or one religion or another. Those are not the values of our country,"
  • For $25m, you can own John Kerry’s Nantucket retreat

    06/09/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 33 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 9, 2016 | Annie Linskey
    WASHINGTON — The Nantucket compound that has served as a retreat for Secretary of State John Kerry for more than two decades has been quietly put up for sale, an unexpected signal that the island’s most prominent couple is stepping away from a beachfront place where they’ve had a long and storied history.
  • Kerry condemns editing of State Department video as 'stupid'

    06/06/2016 12:54:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | 04 June 2016 | Marilyn Malara
    Secretary of State John Kerry publicly condemned the editing of a State Department press briefing video discussing the Iran nuclear deal as "stupid," "clumsy" and "inappropriate." Speaking with reporters while in Paris on Saturday, Kerry said he wants to "find out exactly what happened and why," saying he does not want the person who called for the edit to continue working at the State Department, CNN reported. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans have reportedly demanded the release of documents corresponding to the briefing and called for an investigation, according to The Wall Street Journal. Kerry has also called for an investigation into...
  • Full of sound and fury signifying nothing?

    06/04/2016 11:43:13 PM PDT · by tedbel · 16 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | June 5, 2016JUne 5/16 | By Ted Belman
    Peace plans are busting out all over.  First we hear that prominent “pro-Israel” American Jews are putting forward a plan for the next administration to consider.  Then we hear that 214 retired IDF Generals have put forward their plan. Both Plans essentially backed Obama’s parameters requiring: The ’67 lines to be the border subject to negotiated swaps;The division of Jerusalem; andA just settlement of the refugee claims. Meanwhile, Tony Blair and others in the international community were working behind the scenes to arrange for the Zionist Union, led by Yitzhak Herzog, to join the present government coalition in Israel.  At...
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • Kerry Tells Students Why SecState in Age of Terrorism is Focused on the Oceans

    06/02/2016 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 1, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry told high school students on Wednesday that “your parents’ money is going to pay for the harder impact of storms that we’re suffering - much more damage than ever before as a result of the intensity of the storms that we suffer because of climate change.” Speaking to students at Montgomery Blair H.S. in Silver Spring, Maryland on Wednesday, Kerry also answered his own question – “Why is the Secretary of State of the United States of America, in an age where we have terrorism and we have several wars going on at...
  • State Department admits deleting parts of briefing on Iran deal

    06/02/2016 12:09:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16 | Elad Benari
    The State Department has admitted that an official intentionally deleted several minutes of video footage from a 2013 press briefing, where a top spokeswoman seemed to acknowledge misleading the press over the Iran nuclear deal, Fox News reported Wednesday. “There was a deliberate request [to delete the footage] – this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the segment. The State Department had faced questions earlier this year over the block of missing tape from a December 2013 briefing. At that briefing, then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki was...
  • John Kerry, the Islamic Republic’s New Lobbyist

    06/01/2016 10:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | June 2, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Iran, the nation that has built a well-deserved reputation as the world’s premier state-sponsor of terrorism has a new lobbyist and he is none other than U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Since the Obama administration inked the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in January, Kerry has been busying himself with ensuring that European banks start doing business with the Iranians. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only has the United States and its European allies agreed to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the administration is now encouraging the private banking sector to do the same. It appears however,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Group Demands John Kerry Stop Profiting On Tibet Exploitation

    06/01/2016 7:55:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    International human rights organization Free Tibet is urging Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz to end their financial investment in a Chinese-owned company that operates in Tibet. In a May 17 letter to Kerry, Free Tibet Director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren called the Kerry family investment in a Chinese company, called Tibet Water Resources, Ltd. “inappropriate” and encouraged Kerry to “ensure that this investment comes to an end.” The company bottles and sells premium “luxury water” in competition with brands like Evian and Fuji.
  • Iran Deal Convinced Trump to Run for President, His Son Says

    05/29/2016 11:34:15 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jacob Kornbluh
    The Iranian nuclear deal was one of the main factors that influenced Donald Trump’s decision to run for president in 2016, his son, Eric Trump, said on Sunday. “I think, honestly, the Iran nuclear deal was one of the things that made him jump into the race,” Eric Trump told John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” radio program on AM 970 in New York. “I think that was a game-changer for him.” “That is when he finally said, ‘Kids, I am going to it. I am going to give this a real shot,’” he added. In his campaign kickoff speech...
  • How to Make Gin-Soaked Raisins for Joint Pain

    05/25/2016 1:51:42 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    The People's Phamacy ^ | October 23, 2014 | Joe Graedon
    “I’m still on the raisins and love this home remedy. Not only did it completely rid my knees of RA [rheumatoid arthritis] but now the RA is gone from my left shoulder….amazing."
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

    05/24/2016 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall. The plan was released Monday after two years of discussions with the foundation's board of directors and its top executive. It was unanimously approved by the 14-member board. Heinz Kerry, 77, plans to step down in October to pave the way for her sons. …
  • John Kerry: Enthusiastic Proponent of a Borderless World

    05/21/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | May 20, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    John Kerry's Department of State is responsible for functions that are so essential to the well-being of America and Americans that the Secretary of State is in the line of succession to the U.S. Presidency. On May 6, 2016 Time Magazine published the transcript of the commencement address Kerry delivered at Northeastern University. Here is an important excerpt from his remarks: “I think that everything that we’ve lived and learned tells us that we will never come out on top if we accept advice from soundbite salesmen and carnival barkers who pretend the most powerful country on Earth can remain...
  • 13 Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration

    05/20/2016 12:28:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 20, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    The incompetence of the Obama administration has had its shining moments -- the Obamacare rollout, the Benghazi coverup, and Hillary Clinton's email server prominent among them. This month, a New York Times profile of Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has again reminded the American people of the failures of the current president. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said such scandal is the natural result of Barack Obama's staffing choices. This "is what happens when you put van drivers and campaign flaks and failed novelists in charge of foreign policy and national security," he declared. Cotton was barely scratching the surface....
  • John Kerry: Afghanistan One of ‘Proudest Achievements of the Obama Administration’

    05/19/2016 11:39:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/19/16 | Pamela Geller
    This is so severely delusional, Kerry should seek professional help. Afghanistan has not been an “achievement.” What has the Obama Administration “achieved” in Afghanistan? The needless deaths of U.S. soldiers in green-on-blue attacks. The wasting of billions of dollars that has been given to the corrupt Afghan government. And what about the Taliban, that the U.S. went in to Afghanistan to fight? Is it defeated? No: as soon as the Americans are gone, it will take power again. These people are nuts. Secretary of State John Kerry recently spoke at the Oxford Union and addressed a range of issues from...
  • Who Answers for Government Lies?

    05/19/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a quick pop quiz. What happens if we lie to the government? What happens if the government lies to us? Does it matter who does the lying? Last year, the Obama administration negotiated an agreement with the government of Iran permitting Iran to obtain certain materials for the construction of nuclear facilities. It also permitted the release of tens of billions of dollars in Iranian assets that had been held in U.S. banks and that the courts had frozen, and it lifted trade sanctions. In exchange, certain inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities can occur under certain circumstances. During...
  • What is the Pentagon hiding about the Iranian seizure of two US Navy Riverine Craft?

    05/17/2016 7:59:23 PM PDT · by pboyington · 31 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In January, two US Navy high speed Riverine boats were apparently underway from Bahrain to Kuwait when they strayed into Iranian waters, while attempting to contact a vessel to refuel. The Pentagon first said that they had engine trouble. Yet, if that was the case, why didn’t the other boat tow the boat with mechanical problems to international waters and safety? Then, the Pentagon said that they had navigational issues. How is this possible in 2016, with each boat having an array of GPS and radar equipment? Even if one boat’s systems completely shut down, couldn’t they rely on the...
  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:41:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...
  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 5/16/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...
  • Congressman: Classified Details of Iran’s Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation

    05/16/2016 11:17:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Adam Kredo
    “I’ve had a full classified briefing” from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. “It could be as long as a year before we actually get that released.” Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administration’s handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. “I think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it,” Forbes disclosed. “I think that’s going...
  • Kerry meets Saudi king to discuss Syria before Vienna talks

    05/15/2016 12:28:59 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/15/16
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss the fragile truce in Syria, before broader talks with Russia, Iran and other countries in Vienna on Tuesday. Kerry has said he hopes to strengthen a "cessation of hostilities" agreement between Syrian government forces and rebels, which has been undermined by fighting in some areas, and to increase humanitarian aid deliveries to besieged areas. On Friday, he said the meetings with the king and the Saudi interior and defense ministers - the two most senior princes - would try "to make sure that...
  • With Ben Rhodes, White House Troika becomes a Quartet

    05/14/2016 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 14 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | May 14, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    It has been the longstanding belief of these authors that Obama’s White House, especially its foreign policy penchant for supporting jihadis (both Sunni and Shiite), is run by a troika. The front man of the troika is obviously Barack Hussein Obama, who uses his position as President of the United States of America to cajole the U.S. and the rest of the world to accept terrorists as politically legitimate players. Obama’s deputy, and often his mouthpiece, is Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is indirectly related through his daughter’s marriage to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The brains of...
  • US says banks won't be punished for lawful business in Iran

    05/12/2016 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 5:06 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Thursday to reassure European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating business with Iran, as he worked to address Tehran’s grievance that businesses are still staying away despite the nascent nuclear deal. At an unusual meeting in London, the top U.S. diplomat joined Britain’s top commerce official to challenge what Kerry called “misinterpretations or mere rumors” about U.S. sanctions on Iran, the most sweeping of which were lifted in exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program. The list of banks whose leaders attended was a Who’s Who of powerful financial...
  • Donald Trump nabs billionaire GOP backer T. Boone Pickens

    05/11/2016 5:45:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2016 | Phil Mattingly, CNN
    Top Republican donors may be taking their time flocking to Donald Trump, but a prominent billionaire is on board: energy and hedge fund magnate T. Boone Pickens. Pickens, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, said he talked to Trump Monday and confirmed to the New York billionaire and presumptive nominee he'd support his candidacy.
  • Obama, the Iran Scam, Ben Rhodes and Public Credulity

    05/08/2016 2:36:33 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 8, 2016 | Dan Miller
    A recent article by David Samuels at the New York Times Magazine, based on an interview with Obama's foreign policy guru Ben Rhodes, purported to explain how, and about what, the Obama administration lied to get public support for the Iran Scam. According to the article, the principal Obama lie involved who was the Iranian president when the negotiations with Iran began. It's much deeper and worse than that. As Paul Harvey would say, “Here’s “the rest of the story.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uogp40PeddI Iranian President Rouhani was elected on June 15, 2013 and assumed office on August 3d. According to Rhodes, negotiations started...
  • Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'

    05/08/2016 7:42:40 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 164 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at Donald Trump during his Friday commencement speech at Northeastern University, by saying no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States. "Many of you were in elementary school when you learned the toughest lesson of all on 9/11," he said. "There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others." "So I think that everything that we've lived and learn tells us that we will never come...
  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • AP sources: US getting tougher with Israel over settlements

    05/07/2016 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 2:57 AM EDT | Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper
    The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press. The U.S. and its fellow Mideast mediators also will chastise Palestinian leaders for failing to rein in anti-Israeli violence. But the diplomats involved in drafting the document said its primary focus will be a surge of construction in Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The U.S. approval of the harsh language marks a subtle shift....
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • Obama Aide: Iran Deal Built on Lie

    05/06/2016 3:21:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 06 May 2016 11:16 AM | Cathy Burke
    The Obama administration misled Americans about supposed "moderates" that officials were dealing with in the Iranian theocracy to forge a nuclear proliferation deal — all to make the deal more palatable to the American public, according to The New York Times. {snip}... "We created an echo chamber," he tells the Times in a piece to appear in the Sunday magazine of the newspaper. "They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say," he adds about so-called experts praising the deal in the press. According to the Times, when Rhodes was asked about his misleading version of...
  • Kerry aims to extend truce to Syria's Aleppo as ceasefire unravels

    05/02/2016 2:26:26 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/2/16
    in order for Kerry to get Syria and Russian to relax, they need to tell Hussein Obama's freedom fighter to stop attacking too: Washington and Moscow said on Monday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Geneva for meetings with other dignitaries to try to revive the two-month-old U.S. and Russia-sponsored cessation of hostilities, which quieted guns for the first time during the five-year...
  • Kerry on Terrorism’s Appeal: ‘Regular Meals, Companionship’ – Not Necessarily Religion

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:20 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • 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 world’s 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>Russia’s 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>
  • 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...
  • Russian jet threatens U.S. reconnaissance aircraft

    04/16/2016 2:54:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2016
    Video at link. A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday. The U.S. aircraft, a militarized Boeing 707 jet, was operating in international airspace and at no time crossed into Russian territory, said the Navy, as reported first by The Washington Free Beacon. “On April 14, a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Navy Capt....
  • 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 Hiroshima’s 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. Kerry’s 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. Russia´s 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
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • US open to 'new arrangement' on Iran's missile tests

    04/07/2016 5:55:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 4:31 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must stop sending forces to Syria and weapons to Yemen if it wants to normalize ties with its neighbors. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about...