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  • McCain calls Obama’s foreign policy ‘delusional’

    03/02/2015 5:57:26 AM PST · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2015
    Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration’s foreign policy is “delusional” and says Secretary of State John Kerry’s global diplomacy has “accomplished nothing except mileage.” In an appearance on MSNBC, the Arizona Republican also calls Russian President Vladimir Putin a “meglomaniac” and “pariah.”
  • Kerry: It Was 'Odd' Boehner Invited Netanyahu to Address Congress

    03/01/2015 6:55:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Secretary of State John Kerry is awfully frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress this Tuesday. Here’s what Kerry had to say about Boehner’s daring invitation Sunday morning on ABC’s "This Week: “It was odd, if not unique, that we learned of it from the speaker of the House and that an administration was not included in this process," he said. "But the administration is not seeking to politicize this.” While insisting the White House has no political desires in regards to the foreign leaders' appearance (Kerry said they don't want it to...
  • Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

    03/01/2015 6:05:54 PM PST · by keat · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 1, 2015 6:25pm EST | Arshad Mohammed
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading. Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on a deal to restrain the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions on Tehran. The talks will be held in Montreux. In addition, Kerry will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday to discuss Iran, Syria and...
  • Why Netanyahu's party hopes Obama stays angry

    03/01/2015 11:08:09 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 29 replies
    http://www.haaretz.com ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | By Yossi Verter
    Senior members of the Likud party – including, some say, even the most senior of them – are keeping their fingers crossed for President Barack Obama. They hope that he won’t fall ill, that he won’t fly off to some distant continent, that a cat won’t get his tongue, and that he won’t become suddenly faint-hearted about the escalating confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As in the well-known joke about the sadist and the masochist, the Likudniks are eager to continue being pummeled by Obama directly or by his secretary of state or by his national security adviser. They’ve...
  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    03/01/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    AP.org ^ | 3/1/15 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
  • Kerry: US Has Closest Security Relationship With Israel Ever (Reminiscent of Genghis Khan)

    03/01/2015 8:39:12 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Secretary of State John Kerry touted the US’ relationship with Israel, arguing “we have a closer relationship with Israel right now, in terms of security, than at anytime in history” on Sunday’s “This Week” on ABC. “We have a closer relationship with Israel right now, in terms of security, than at anytime in history. I was reviewing the record the other day. We have intervened on Israel’s behalf in the last two years, more than several hundred, a couple of hundred times, in over 75 different different fora in order to protect Israel. I talk to the prime minister regularly, including...
  • Genghis John Kerry Defends Claim That Daily Threat Is Down

    03/01/2015 10:25:55 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry said today he stands by his statement that Americans are facing fewer daily threats, even though he's received heavy criticism for his remarks. In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week," explained the rationale behind his claims to Congress earlier this week, which came at the same time Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said this has been the most lethal year for global terrorism. "Well, I understand," he said. "Of course I understand it, Martha, because people are thinking about the day-to-day vision of what is happening on the...
  • John Kerry Doesn't Want Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to Become 'Some Great Political Football'

    03/01/2015 10:23:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 1, 2015, 11:10 AM ET | By JUSTIN FISHEL via This Week
    Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. but worries it injects far too much politics into the relationship. “The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously,” Kerry said today in an exclusive interview on ABC’s "This Week." “I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday." But, Kerry added, "we don't want to see this turned into some great political football.” Kerry echoed frustrations expressed by the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 1 March 2015

    03/01/2015 4:51:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 128 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 1 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 1st, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016.FACE THE NATION (CBS): House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.THIS WEEK (ABC): Secretary of State John Kerry.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Feinstein; former Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States.
  • Kerry Contradicts Obama White House: Netanyahu ‘Welcome to Speak in the US’ (Video)

    03/01/2015 9:12:45 AM PST · by McGruff · 7 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | March 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Secretary of State John Kerry contradicted National Security Adviser Susan Rice by saying that Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “welcome to speak in the United States.” On Thursday night Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Netanyahu’s visit to the US is “destructive” to the US-Israel relationship.
  • Genghis John Kerry: ISIS is being defeated

    03/01/2015 9:21:13 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    KMBC.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Eric Bradner
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) —Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the United States' allies in the Middle East remain on course to defeat ISIS -- though he acknowledged the challenge in Syria is a particularly difficult one.</p> <p>Each time the Iraqis have now gone forward in an offensive effort, together with allies, the coalition, we have routed ISIL," Kerry said, using an alternate name for the group, during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.</p>
  • Kerry: Netanyahu Questioned Interim Deal with Iran and Was Wrong

    02/25/2015 5:17:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/15 | Elad Benari
    The back and forth banter between Israel and the United States over Iran’s nuclear aspirations continued on Wednesday, as Secretary of State John Kerry questioned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s judgment when it comes to Iran. The comments, according to The Huffington Post, came as Kerry was testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Committee member Rep. Albio Sires (D-N.J.) pointed to Netanyahu’s upcoming address to the Congress as evidence of the weakness of the deal being negotiated between Iran and the six world powers. “The Prime Minister was also profoundly forward-leaning and very outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq...
  • Kerry: ISIS Jihadists Angry Over Lack of Access to “Fancy Restaurants”

    02/22/2015 1:33:21 AM PST · by shibumi · 49 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 2/21/2015 | Dabiel Greenfield
    That’s some nuanced nuance right there. The ISIS Jihadists just want to join John Kerry for a meal at a fancy restaurant. Maybe he can invite them on over. Kerry introduced the topic of what motivates terror recruits. “Why do people make what to many of us would seem to be an utterly wrongheaded choice and become the kind of terrorists that we’re seeing?” he asked. “It’s a question that we need to approach with humility, but also with determination, because you cannot defeat what you don’t understand.” “Certainly, there is no single answer,” Kerry continued. “In our era, poisonous...
  • Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism ([B]HARF Alert)

    02/19/2015 6:27:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    wsj.com ^ | John 'Purple Heart' Kerry
    The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. But military force alone won’t achieve victory. In the long term, this war will be won only by deploying a broader, far more creative arsenal. A safer and more prosperous future requires us to recognize that violent extremism can’t be justified by resorting to religion. No legitimate religious interpretation teaches adherents to commit unspeakable atrocities, such as razing villages or turning children into...
  • Kerry won't rule out 2016 bid

    02/08/2015 11:59:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he has not ruled out launching a presidential bid in 2016, maintaining he's been too busy to give the prospect any thought. Asked by "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd if he'd consider another run, the 2004 Democratic nominee said he can think of "no scenario whatsoever" where he would launch another bid. "I haven't thought about it and I'm, as you can tell, pretty busy," he said, chuckling, during a trip to Germany this weekend meeting foreign leaders at the Munich Security Conference. Pressed if he'd...
  • Kerry at Davos: Don’t Blame Muslims for Crimes Not Committed by Muslims Alone

    01/24/2015 5:19:09 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 66 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/24/2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    Here is an excerpt from John Kerry's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: Against this enemy, we are increasingly organizing and fighting back, but in doing so we have to also keep our heads. Obviously, the biggest error that we could make would be to blame Muslims collectively for crimes not committed by Muslims alone – crimes that the overwhelming majority of Muslims oppose, crimes that their faith utterly rejects, and that Muslim leaders themselves have the greatest ability to address. Religions don’t require adherence to raze villages and blow up people. It’s individuals with a distorted...
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: I’ve been ‘attacked before by people using real bullets’

    02/06/2014 12:24:41 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel.
  • Kerry Supports Assassinations By Israel

    04/20/2004 5:41:27 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 14 replies · 150+ views
    Big News Network.com ^ | Tuesday 20th April, 2004
    The Democratic presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry, has defied U.S. policy and openly endorsed Israel's assassination policy. Asked on NBC's Meet the Press about Israel's assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, Kerry said, "I believe Israel has every right in the world to respond to any act of terror against it. Hamas is a terrorist, brutal organization. It has had years to make up its mind to take part in a peaceful process. They refuse to. Arafat refuses to. And I support Israel's efforts to try to separate itself and to try to be secure." On Monday the senator...
  • Why Israel's bombardment of Gaza neighborhood left US officers 'stunned'

    08/27/2014 5:26:20 AM PDT · by bert · 61 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | Mark Perry
    Analysis: Military sources say Pentagon's assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry August 27, 2014 4:00AM ET by Mark Perry @markperrydc The cease-fire announced Tuesday between Israel and Palestinian factions — if it holds — will end seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 Gazans and some 69 Israelis. But as the rival camps seek to put their spin on the outcome, one assessment of Israel’s Gaza operation that won’t be publicized is that of the U.S. military. Still, even though the Pentagon shies away from publicly expressing judgments that might fall afoul of...
  • Ex-Israeli envoy to US: Kerry wasn’t invited, shouldn’t be coming

    07/21/2014 1:47:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 21, 2014, 3:27 pm | Lazar Berman
    In a notably critical interview, Michael Oren emphasizes that Israel would prefer Egyptian, not American, mediation Michael Oren, who until recently served as Israel’s ambassador in Washington, said US envoy John Kerry was coming to the region “to our chagrin.” US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected in Cairo Monday for discussions surrounding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The White House said Kerry would seek “an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement,” and stressed the need to protect civilian life both “in Gaza and in Israel.” In strikingly outspoken comments...