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  • Kerry: U.S. not at war with ISIS

    09/11/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-11-2014 | Elise Labott, Laura Smith-Spark and Ray Sanchez
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday would not say the United States is at war with ISIS, telling CNN in an interview that the administration's strategy includes "many different things that one doesn't think of normally in context of war." "What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation," Kerry told CNN's Elise Labott in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. "It's going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it's a major counterterrorism operation that...
  • Global Missionary: John Kerry’s Faltering Effort to Redefine US Foreign Policy

    08/07/2014 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 05, 2014 – 11:56 AM | Holger Stark
    John Kerry has spent months rushing from one conflict to the next, but has little show for it. His failures are symptomatic of an America that lacks a foreign policy identity—and of a country that seems uncomfortable with its role as a superpower. […] The helplessness of the world’s most important foreign minister shows just how little influence the US still has in the Middle East. And with each failure, Washington’s influence in the rest of the world erodes as well. A civil war is raging in eastern Ukraine, an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program is still a...
  • THE EVIL MIND OF JOHN KERRY: From Hanoi to Hamas, He Wears Blinders

    08/01/2014 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    THE EVIL MIND OF JOHN KERRY From Hanoi to Hamas, He Wears Blinders. By Jeffrey Lord – 8.1.14 John Kerry sees no evil. The Israeli media is catching on. Last night, the news arrived that Secretary of State Kerry and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon had issued a joint statement announcing a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas. Reported the Washington Post: GAZA CITY — Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional, 72-hour humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, diplomats from the United States and the United Nations announced Thursday, potentially paving the way for an end to the...
  • Kerry caught on open mic (Gaza)

    07/20/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | July 20,2014 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on an open mic just before his interview with “Fox News Sunday” candidly speaking about the conflict in Gaza. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation, it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said to an aide on the phone, with some measure of frustration. His comments seemed to be criticizing the Israeli government’s assurances about the limited scope of its attack and ground invasion of Gaza. Kerry, speaking by phone to one of his top aides, then added: “We’ve got to get over there. Thank you John. I think John, we...
  • Kerry to hold 2nd day of talks with Iran over nuclear deal

    07/14/2014 9:18:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 14, 2014, 5:02 am
    With just 6 days left to a July 20 deadline, US secretary of state makes a push to overcome major differences in negotiations US Secretary of State John Kerry was due Monday to hold a second day of talks with Iran seeking to overcome major differences blocking what would be a momentous nuclear deal. With just six days until a deadline to strike an accord, the differences appear considerable, however, with Kerry and other Western ministers failing on Sunday to achieve a breakthrough. Such an accord is aimed at ending once and for all worries that Iran might develop nuclear...
  • Katie Couric - Kerry: US open to working with Iran against extremists in Iraq

    06/16/2014 6:01:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    Secretary of State John Kerry cautiously signalled on Monday that the United States would be open to cooperating with Iran militarily in Iraq to beat back al Qaida-inspired fighters who pose an "existential" danger to that war-torn country and may look to target Europe and the United States. “This is a challenge to the stability of the region. It is obviously an existential challenge to Iraq itself. This is a terrorist group,” Kerry told Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview. Prodded on whether the United States would consider cooperating militarily with Iran, Kerry replied: "Let’s see...
  • U.S. Spy Agencies Heard Benghazi Attackers Using State Dept Phones to Call Their Commanders

    06/12/2014 7:32:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Well, this is a bombshell. The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News. The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry,...
  • Kerry Chats w/Terrorist Leader in TWA Flight 847 Hijacking

    06/09/2014 8:59:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 6/6/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s John Kerry having a good time with Nabih Berri, the head of the Amal Movement, and speaker of the Hezbollah dominated Lebanese parliament. What better way to follow up the Taliban deal than to meet with another terrorist hijacker. Back in 1985, Amal and Hezbollah terrorists used the hijacking of TWA Flight 847 to demand the release of imprisoned terrorists. A TWA airliner, Flight 847 en route from Athens to Rome, was hijacked by Shia terrorists of the Hizballah organization who demanded the release of Shia prisoners held in Kuwait, Israel, and Spain. The airliner was forced to fly...
  • Taliban swapped for Bergdahl could be drone targets, Kerry indicates

    06/08/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 8, 2014 | Paul Lewis
    Secretary of state John Kerry has indicated that five Guantánamo Bay detainees released in exchange for an American soldier could be killed by drone strike if they return to the battlefield in Afghanistan. Kerry’s implied threat to the five Taliban fighters came as Republicans ramped-up their criticism of the deal to release Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner of the Taliban for five years until he was freed last week. The 28-year-old soldier has reportedly told medical staff at a base in Germany he was tortured and beaten by his captors, and once locked in a metal cage in total darkness...
  • John Kerry: Freed Taliban Could Fight, Also 'Get Killed'

    06/08/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 25 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8 2014 | Polly Davis Doig
    John Kerry has a word for critics who charge that American troops are in greater danger in the wake of the prisoner swap that freed five Taliban leaders, and that word is "baloney." Of the Taliban, he says, "I am not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved," adding ominously that "they also have an ability to get killed if they do that." Meanwhile, of Bowe Bergdahl, he says, "it would have been offensive and incomprehensible to consciously leave an American behind, no matter what." Kerry faced plenty of criticism...
  • Kerry: Detainees could return to fight

    06/08/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged on Sunday the possibility that the five Guantanamo Bay detainees released in a prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to terrorism. "I'm not telling you that they don't have some ability at some time to get back involved, but they also have an ability to get killed if they do that," he said in an interview that aired on CNN's "State of the Union." "And I don't think anybody should doubt the capacity of Americans to protect Americans," Kerry added. The swap for five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl has sparked fierce...
  • Matthews Slams White House For Saying Soldiers Are ‘Swift-Boating’ Bergdahl

    06/04/2014 6:50:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews continued his attacks on the Obama administration for the trade of five dangerous Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, slamming the White House’s claim that soldiers who served with Bergdahl are “swift-boating” him and asking “where is the dishonesty in the portrayal?” of Bergdahl as a deserter. Matthews, who strongly questioned the trade even while facts continued to pour in on Monday, has been the only host on his network so far to even remotely challenge the Obama administration’s narrative on the prisoner trade and Bergdahl’s history of service. And on Wednesday, he angrily...
  • John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all(Issa backing Gowdy Select Comm.)

    05/30/2014 11:33:46 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-30-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    TOPICS: HOUSE OVERSIGHT John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all BY JOEL GEHRKE | MAY 30, 2014 | 2:08 PM Secretary of State John Kerry won't testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Benghazi terrorist attacks after all. Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., dropped his subpoena in order to eliminate a State Department argument against Kerry appearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who sits on the regular oversight panel with Issa. "We have been clear that we're willing to work with the committee, despite the fact...
  • FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Says President’s ‘Highest Obligation’ Is to Care for Veterans (VIDEO)

    05/29/2014 12:16:10 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    As a presidential candidate in 2008, Hillary Clinton said it was “the highest obligation” of the President of the United States to care for the nation’s veterans. “We haven’t funded the VA. We have so many coming home who are injured and not being taken care of,” she said. “I think it is the highest obligation of the President, who is also our Commander-in-Chief, to take care of those who have served our nation.” Clinton has been silent on the current Veterans Affairs scandal rocking the Obama administration, which has shed light on widespread incompetence and corruption that led to...
  • Kerry says Snowden engaging in Kerry-Like Betrayal - [Vietnam War] - Video Montage

    05/29/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 5 replies
    During a round of morning interviews with several of the major television networks on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry accused NSA [National Security Agency] leaker Edward Snowden of engaging in the same kind of betrayal and traitorous activities that Kerry once participated in. When Kerry returned from the Vietnam War in the early 70's, he accused his fellow American soldiers of committing war crimes. Kerry's accusations provoked the ire of countless Vietnam War vets who said that not only was Kerry falsely maligning them, but that he was guilty of betrayal and that he was harming American POW's in...
  • Cowardly John Kerry demands DNA before helping Christian American family being destroyed by Sharia

    05/29/2014 10:10:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    DNA proof? Who could provide DNA proof on short notice to the State Department in a dangerous foreign country? Please pray for the Ibrahim/Wani family who are now in the clutches of seventh century Islamists and have nowhere to turn. The worst nightmare of every American in a foreign country is coming true for them. Meriam the eight months pregnant mother will be executed, their 20 month old baby son Martin is imprisoned, he and his unborn sibling will be forced to live as Muslims and when the father Daniel begged John Kerry’s State Department for help they shut the...
  • State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report

    05/28/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon via The Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 4, 2014 | By Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon
    The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report. The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report. The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds“could expose the department to substantial financial losses.” The report centered on State Department contracts worth...
  • Former South African President: Israel Not an Apartheid State

    05/28/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari
    F.W. de Klerk, who served as the last President of apartheid-era South Africa, said on Wednesday that it was unfair to say that Israel is an apartheid state. De Klerk, who is visiting Israel where he received an honorary doctorate from Haifa University, gave an interview to Channel 2 News, in which he was asked about comments recently attributed to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that Israel would become “an apartheid state” if talks failed. “There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de...
  • THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SEC. OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO...

    05/22/2014 8:48:26 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Congress.Gov - Congressional Record ^ | 5-21-2014 | Darrell Issa
    THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA (Extensions of Remarks - May 21, 2014) Text of this article available as: TXT PDF [Extensions of Remarks] [Page E797] THE NECESSITY OF TESTIMONY FROM SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY TO EXPLAIN HIS DEPARTMENT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA _____ HON. DARRELL E. ISSA of california in the house of representatives Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Mr. ISSA. Mr. Speaker, as the House's Select Committee on Benghazi stands up and takes ownership of an investigation that has been...
  • Kerry: If We're Wrong on Climate Change, "What's the Worst That Can Happen?"

    05/20/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 20,2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Secretary of State John Kerry did not shy away from pejorative language when addressing "climate change" in his commencement speech at Boston College on Monday. Kerry referred to those skeptical of the Obama administration's climate claims as "members of the Flat Earth Society" who are "risking nothing less than the future of the entire planet" by resisting implementation of the administration's policies.
  • Gaffe-prone John Kerry suggests governing war-torn Libya is as easy as running Massachusetts

    05/16/2014 11:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Mail online ^ | May 16, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMPERS
    War-torn African country Libya could get back on track if it wanted to, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Thursday. Kerry insinuated that it shouldn't be too hard for Libya and its population of just over six million people given the country's small size and wealth of resources. After all, Libya's roughly the same size as his home state of Massachusetts, the former Senator said. 'I know something about what you can provide when you want to.'
  • Issa: 'Slippery' State Dept. Not Cooperating on Benghazi Documents

    05/15/2014 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | Cathy Burke
    House Oversight Committee head Darrell Issa slammed the State Department Thursday for using “slippery tactics” to weasel out of providing documents related to the 2012 Benghazi attack – and issued a new subpoena to haul Secretary of State John Kerry before the panel. The California Republican said he'd kept his part of a bargain – lifting an initial May 21 date for Kerry to go before the committee – but the State Department has "back tracked," The Hill reports. “With this State Department’s slippery tactics, it’s no wonder our friends in the world are losing faith in us and our...
  • Hillary Clinton played Politics in Benghazi Lead Up

    05/15/2014 3:14:33 PM PDT · by Col Vit · 5 replies
    POLITISITE.com ^ | 5/15/2014 | Colonel Steven B. Vitali USMC (Ret)
    The intensity level in Washington is heating up with the creation of House Select Benghazi Committee. Already, pugilist jabs are thrown by Nancy Pelosi as she hypocritically rejects appointing members to the committee. Poor Nancy, the same arbitrator of fairness in the Obamacare sham, cast a hallow demand for “fairness and balance” to force Republicans to cave to her insistence of an equal number of committee members selected from each camp. Nancy is smug with her shrewd ploy to appear non-partisan while painting Republicans as unfair before the committee even begins their work. Pelosi recoils in laughter at her deception...
  • Bill Clinton reveals it took Hillary 'six months of very serious work to get over' her concussion

    05/15/2014 11:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/15/14 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Former President Bill Clinton divulged on Wednesday that it took former secretary of state Hillary Clinton 'six months of very serious work' last year to recover from a fainting spell in December 2012 that resulted in a concussion and blood clot.
  • Kerry to warn of climate threats to national security in speech [extreme weather events across the]

    05/14/2014 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Kerry to warn of climate threats to national security in speech By Laura Barron-Lopez - 05/14/14 11:43 AM EDT Secretary of State John Kerry plans to give a major speech on the connection between climate change and national security this summer. In an interview with the New York Times, Kerry said the speech would also be an opportunity to build political support for President Obama's climate agenda. “We’re going to try to lay out to people legitimate options for action that are not bank-breaking or negative," Kerry said. A central part of that agenda are regulations to curb carbon emissions...
  • State tells House Oversight Committee to find a “more appropriate witness” than Kerry on Benghazi

    05/13/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5/13/14 | Ed Morrissey
    If Darrell Issa expected John Kerry to abide by a subpoena in the issue of e-mails withheld by the White House on Benghazi, the State Department wants to temper those expectations. Earlier today, spokesperson Jen Psaki offered a suggestion to the House Oversight Committee — find someone “more appropriate” for such testimony: The State Department is doubling down on its opposition to Secretary of State John Kerry testifying on the deadly Benghazi attack, saying in a statement overnight that a congressional committee should find “a more appropriate witness.” Kerry will be on a previously scheduled official trip to Mexico on
  • Kerry to Testify on Alternative Date on Benghazi

    05/12/2014 3:38:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 12, 2014
    The State Department and a House panel are working on an alternative date for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about information related to the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. "The State Department has told the Committee that they are committed to finding an alternative date in the near future for Secretary Kerry to testify before the Oversight Committee," Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the panel, said Monday. "As such, Chairman Issa agreed to lift the subpoena obligation for May 21."
  • John Kerry Laments That Islamist Terrorists Who Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

    05/07/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I think John Kerry is one of these guys who thinks he's smartest person in the world, and is actually a blithering idiot and doesn't know it. Those are the worst kind. They're also the funniest. They take themselves soooo seriously. They really do. They think they're the cat's meow. They are just the cock of the walk. In truth, people snicker and laugh at 'em behind their back once they finish. Now, I'll give you an example here. There is a story occurring out there that is not getting much reportage at all. "Amid a swelling...
  • PA Planned to Torpedo Talks Weeks in Advance (Made a monkey out of Kerry)

    05/06/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 5/7/14 | Ari Yashar
    National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen has sent protest letters in the last two weeks to the White House as well as various other Western governments, in which he argues that the Palestinian Authority (PA) planned the failure of peace talks. In the letter, Cohen states that the PA deceived US Secretary of State John Kerry regarding its intentions in the talks. Haaretz published the letter on Wednesday, after having received a copy on April 22. A 65-page document submitted to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat on March 9 is attached to the letter. The date places the document...
  • Benghazi: 36 Hours Before Rhodes Email, Hillary Used IDENTICAL Cover-Up Script (video)

    05/05/2014 6:37:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 5/5/2014 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Hillary used IDENTICAL Benghazi cover-up script 36 hours before the Ben Rhodes email. Tune in!
  • Kerry Spokesperson: Boss in Mexico on Day of Issa Hearing

    05/05/2014 3:23:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 5/5/14 | David Eldridge
    Secretary of State John Kerry will be on a previously scheduled trip to Mexico on May 21, the day he’s been subpoenaed to appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to testify on Benghazi, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said Kerry, who has been overseas, is aware of the subpoena, announced Friday by Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. “As we’ve said repeatedly, we were all surprised, quite frankly, that instead of working with us and reaching out to us and offering first an invitation to testify, that Chairman Issa jumped immediately to subpoenaing...
  • John Kerry, under fire

    04/30/2014 3:02:45 PM PDT · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 29 Apr 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Name one high-profile issue that’s going well right now for Secretary of State John Kerry. Russian troops are still sitting on the Ukrainian border, and Russian-backed militants haven’t backed off inside the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is still taking Kerry’s calls, but not seeming to care much about what’s being said. Syrian President Bashar Assad announced Monday he’s running for re-election, unopposed, eight months after firing nerve gas over President Barack Obama’s red line. Kerry’s attempted peace process reboot between the Israelis and Palestinians has stalled out. And then, “apartheid” — what the future could hold for Israel...
  • Flashback: Confirmation Vote of John Forbes Kerry

    04/29/2014 8:19:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 15 replies
    United States Senate ^ | January 29, 2013 | Our Senators
    U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress - 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation John Forbes Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State ) Vote Number: 5 Vote Date: January 29, 2013, 04:05 PM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed Nomination Number: PN42 Nomination Description: John Forbes Kerry, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of State Vote Counts: YEAs 94 NAYs 3 Present 1 Not Voting 2 Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By...
  • Welcome back, Mr. President; Here's your worst job approval ever

    04/29/2014 3:28:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2014 | Andrew Malcolm
    For consuming a week of presidential time and Lord knows how many millions of borrowed dollars, Barack Obama's admirable Asian adventure was not terribly productive. The much-anticipated trade agreement with Japan fell through, as trade talks with Japan are wont to do for decades now. Obama did sign a new base agreement with the Philippines. But on the home-front John Kerry pulled one of his own "bitter clinger" moments, saying revealing things he shouldn't about Israel on the incorrect belief no one in the room was recording his words. "Israel" and "apartheid" in the same sentence strike some as resignation-worthy....
  • CBS Gives 30 Seconds to Kerry 'Apartheid' Comments, NBC and ABC Still Ignore (Video)

    04/29/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 29 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Video at Link On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, co-host Charlie Rose provided viewers with a mere 30-second news brief on Secretary of State John Kerry sparking a "storm of criticism" by claiming that Israel would become an "apartheid state" if it did not accept a two-state solution with Palestine: "Secretary of State John Kerry's backtracking after controversial comments about Israel....Kerry released a statement last night saying, quote, 'If I could rewind the tape, I would have chosen a different word.' Kerry says he's been a staunch supporter of Israel for years.'" [Listen to the audio] That quick mention of the...
  • Kerry Says NATO Territory Inviolable

    04/29/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 29, 2014
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia on Tuesday that NATO territory was inviolable and the alliance would defend every inch of it. “Today Russia seeks to change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe,” Kerry said in a speech in Washington. “We have to make it absolutely clear to the Kremlin that NATO territory is inviolable we will defend every single inch of it,” said Kerry.
  • Which Idiot Crackpot is More Dangerous?

    04/29/2014 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I've been wondering here, folks, whose comments are more idiotic?  And whose comments, in fact, are not only just more idiotic, but more dangerous: Donald Sterling's or John Kerry's?  We mentioned what Kerry said about Israel becoming an apartheid state. It turns out that that was a private meeting, and some reporter from The Daily Beast got past all the security at the Trilateral Commission -- whoa -- and recorded it, and now they're all apoplectic.  It a private comment to the conspirators at the trilateral commission.  The world wasn't supposed to hear that.  Yes, it was. ...
  • ‘If I Could Rewind the Tape…’ Kerry Issues Statement on Apartheid Comment

    04/28/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/28/14 | Josh Feldman
    Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a statement on his controversial remark about Israel and apartheid that led Senator Ted Cruz to call for his resignation today, saying he “would have chosen a different word” if he had a second chance at saying it. Kerry says that during his service at the State Department and in the U.S. Senate, he’s “walked the walk” and shown repeated support for the state of Israel, reiterating his desire for a two-state solution “that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state.” He defiantly declares, “I will not allow my
  • The need for loud, swift action in response to John Kerry’s libelous statements about Israel

    04/28/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Today is Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day on which Jews and all civilized people around the globe commemorate the 6 million who died at the hands of virulent antisemites. Israel takes this day very seriously. For those unclear on the whole Israel concept (Obama, Kerry, and State Department, I’m speaking to you), Israel is the only liberal democracy within the Middle East. It’s the only nation in that region that allows all people to worship freely, that accords full rights to women, and that protects all minorities, including sexual and racial minorities, from discrimination, even while...
  • Kerry: Internet access a ‘fundamental right’

    04/28/2014 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2014 12:23 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    Secretary of State John Kerry says people around the world have a fundamental right to the Internet. He is denouncing authoritarian governments that place restrictions on web access and social media. Speaking from Washington to an online freedom forum in Estonia, Kerry said Monday that open and unrestricted communication helps make governments accountable. He said autocratic rulers therefore see a free, open and inclusive Internet as a threat to their power. …
  • Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State

    04/23/2014 4:10:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    April 23, 2014, 6:43 PM ET Hillary Clinton Again Calls Benghazi ‘Biggest Regret’ as Secretary of State BOSTON – Hillary Clinton reiterated Wednesday that her darkest time as secretary of state was the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mrs. Clinton, in a speech to more than 3,000 people at a women’s leadership conference here, called the attack and loss of lives “very, very painful” and “certainly the biggest regret that I have as secretary of state.” She noted that she had taken responsibility for security at the diplomatic outpost, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three...
  • Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

    04/08/2014 11:26:15 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2014 | DONNA CASSATA
    <p>Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaotic involvement in Ukraine.</p> <p>"What we see from Russia is an illegal and illegitimate effort to destabilize a sovereign state and create a contrived crisis with paid operatives across an international boundary," Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.</p>
  • Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept.

    04/05/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Hillary Fails to Name a Single Accomplishment at State Dept. By Tom Blumer Created 04/05/2014 - 9:32am Several weeks ago, MRC-TV's Dan Joseph visited the Democratic Party's winter meeting to see if attendees could name a single tangible of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. They couldn't. It turns out that Hillary Clinton herself can't even do that. Remember how Texas Governor Rick Perry was mercilessly ridiculed in the press for his 2011 debate brain cramp when he couldn't identify the third of three federal government agencies he would eliminate? At the Women of the World Summit...
  • John Kerry to urge climate action in Indonesia address

    02/15/2014 5:27:36 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 February 2014 Last updated at 19:16 ET
    "Secretary Kerry will deliver remarks on the compelling and undeniable scientific case of this growing challenge, that is pushing the planet towards a tipping point of no return", a senior state department official said. Mr Kerry wants to help broker a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the US and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution, the BBC's Washington correspondent Kim Ghattas reports. The talks in Paris next year are aimed at finding a new international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2020. The US never ratified the Kyoto agreement, signed...
  • Ted Cruz to Hillary Clinton: ‘Talk is cheap’

    01/27/2014 1:46:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/27/14 | Jose DelReal
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday issued a sharp retort to comments made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi embassy attack in 2012: “Talk is cheap.” “The pattern with Hillary and the pattern with President Obama is virtually the same,” Cruz (R-Texas) told Gretchen Carlson on Fox News. “Hillary Clinton today apparently says she regrets that four brave Americans lost their lives; that we lost the first ambassador in active duty since 1979. But at the same time, she doesn’t want to do anything to fix it.” “Talk is cheap. She needs to stand up and demand...
  • Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’

    01/26/2014 4:47:40 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 54 replies
    PAT DOLLAR ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jack Flash
    Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’ May 14, 2013 Jack Flash http://patdollard.com/2013/05/flashback-hillary-clinton-fired-from-watergate-investigation-for-lying-unethical-behavior-conspiracy-to-violate-the-constitution/ Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing. The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana It may help you to remember this bit of history regarding Hillary Rodham Clinton.... Watergate-era Judiciary chief of staff:...
  • Kerry: If North Korea has a nuke, why, that would be a problem

    12/16/2013 10:08:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    How’s this for a confidence-builder as John Kerry prepares to sign off on a deal with Iran that will supposedly keep the mullahcracy from developing their own nuclear weapons? In an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, the Secretary of State appears unaware that North Korea has repeatedly proven itself to have nuclear weapons with three tests of its devices. Instead, Kerry talks about the DPRK regime “potentially” having nuclear weapons in the middle of discussing the show trial and execution of the new Dear Leader’s uncle:
  • Busted: Secretary of State John Kerry Was Boating While Egypt Fell Apart

    07/05/2013 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Good news everyone. While Egypt (the country we just sent F16s to) was experiencing a coup this week, Secretary of State John Kerry was boating in Nantucket. Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald: First, State Department Spokesman Jen Psaki (who also worked as a spokesman for the Obama campaign) denied Kerry was in Nantucket despite multiple reports, sitings and a Kerry motorcade traffic jam. Kerry spokesperson Jen Psaki denied the report. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 am, Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” Psaki said in...
  • Kerry: US Wants No Confrontation With Russia

    06/25/2013 1:15:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 25, 2013 | Deb Riechmann
    JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the United States is not looking for a confrontation with Russia, where admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden is believed to be hiding. Speaking at a news conference in Saudi Arabia, Kerry said it's true that the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russia but called on Moscow to comply with common law practices between countries where fugitives are concerned...
  • First Bosnia, then Benghazi?

    05/07/2013 7:21:58 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies
    5/7/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Is there a pattern here with Hillary? Remember the supposed sniper-fire? How could she mistake no sniper fire for sniper fire? Thus, how could she have misspoken? And now Benghazi? Has she told the truth? Did she tell the truth on Bosnia? Just curious...