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  • What it might take to protect the world's biggest naval base from rising seas

    06/26/2016 9:37:24 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 57 replies
    PRI ^ | 26 June 2016 | Carolyn Beeler
    When US Secretary of State John Kerry wanted to push his country to take the lead on climate change, it was no accident that he chose to give a speech in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk Naval Station is the biggest naval installation in the world. But, Kerry said last November, “the land it is built on is literally sinking.”
  • 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,...
  • "Guccifer 2.0" Releases Hacked Clinton Docs - Trump was Right.

    06/21/2016 2:39:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 21, 2016 | Staff
    It was recently revealed that a European hacker, likely under the guidance of Russian intelligence agencies, obtained access to the Democrat National Committee’s computer network, absconding with untold amounts of documents and internal information. The hacker, who goes by the moniker “Guccifer 2.0,” an homage to the now-jailed Romanian hacker believed to have breached the private email server of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, just released some of the documents allegedly hacked from the DNC files, according to the Washington Examiner. These included such documents as a master defense plan covering Clinton’s many weaknesses and a “cheat sheet” detailing...
  • “This is difficult. The situation has gotten worse and worse since Benghazi.”

    06/21/2016 7:42:22 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 11 replies
    Guccifer 2.0 [Microsoft Word Document] ^ | 03/31/2015 15:33 | Brinster, Jeremy
    A document dump of Hillary-related press clippings, basically a knowledge base of what the public would know about Hillary leading into the primaries. Compiled by the DNC for internal consumption. Nothing revealing here (from what I've seen), but plenty of links for research use (and rare margin notes as the titled, attributed to Jeremy Brinster.)
  • 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,"
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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>
  • 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
  • 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,...
  • KERRY TO GIVE AWARD TO SOROS ACTIVIST AIDING MUSLIM MIGRATION INTO SLOVAKIA

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

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • ´Life doesn´t stop because one terrible incident takes place´: John Kerry defends

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

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

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

    03/24/2016 6:53:44 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 3/24/16
    Then I thought there was something in that briefcase of yours you couldn’t trust anyone else with. Probably you brought some money to haggle with on key matters”. John Kerry said he would reveal the secret of his briefcase’s contents later, promising that it would be a surprise. “When we have a private moment, I’ll show you what’s in that briefcase. And I think you’ll be surprised. Pleasantly.” Kerry arrived in Moscow on Thursday and has been holding negotiations with Russia’s President and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The negotiations are said to concern a number of issues, such as the...
  • Kerry Meets With Marxist Terrorist Druglord Wanted by US Government

    03/22/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry got upset that Obama was stealing the treason spotlight from him on the Cuban getaway. So he decided to pull a Sean Penn and meet with a Marxist terror group that is on his own State Department's list of Terror organizations.
  • Kerry to miss deadline for decision on whether ISIS atrocities are genocide – U.S. official

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

    03/09/2016 10:59:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called his Iranian counterpart to protest Tehran's latest round of ballistic missile tests, AFP reported. Iran and the United States have no formal diplomatic ties, but Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif built a close working relationship during negotiations for last year's nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. The phone call comes several days after claimed to have conducted more ballistic missile tests. Furthermore, during those tests the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards declared that Israel is "in range of most of our missiles." The United States says that a series...
  • Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‘He’s Not Supposed to Be Doing That’

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

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

    02/21/2016 6:02:25 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 21st, 2016 | By Patricia Zengerle and John Davison
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before. Meanwhile, violence continued to rage in Syria. Multiple bomb blasts in a southern district of Damascus killed at least 87 people on Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and twin car bombs killed at least 59 people in Homs, the monitoring group said. Russian air strikes launched in September against rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad have...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

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

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

    02/04/2016 6:09:30 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 40 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/4/
    US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent remarks regarding Russia's role in the Syrian conflict shows how Moscow's military aid to Damascus has weakened Washington's position in the Arab country, an American geopolitical analyst says. Kerry on Thursday demanded that Russia halt its bombing campaign in Syria, implicitly blaming Moscow for the collapse in the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva. In an interview with Press TV, Eric Draitser said that Kerry's remarks hint at Washington's fading influence in Syria. "What this really tells you is that the United States recognizes just how weak its position has become, its position both...
  • Putin Ignores Kerry Cease Fire Plea and Sends Top Gun Fighter Jet into Syria

    02/04/2016 7:58:19 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/4/16
    GO PUTIN!! Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin Published February 04, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1626 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYING Syrian peace talks derailed after Russia continues bombings Never autoplay videos Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to...
  • Woman in Italy accuses Kerry of Creating ISIS

    02/03/2016 7:36:03 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 11 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/3/16 | Sott
    US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Italy was disrupted by a cry of protest at his joint press conference with Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni, when a woman in the audience shouted, "it's you who created Daesh!" The press conference was coming to an end, when the woman stood up from the public, her head covered up by a black veil. "It's you who created Daesh!" she shouted at the two ministers, using another name for the terror group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), reported the Italian state-owned television channel RAI. The woman was dragged away from the...
  • Kerry to announce 'significant' new aid to Syrian refugees

    02/03/2016 7:36:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2016, 2:12 AM | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry will announce "significant new contributions to support relief efforts" for Syrian refugees later this week, the White House said on Tuesday, according to the Reuters news agency. According to the statement, Kerry's announce will come on Thursday at an international donor conference in London. In addition to the aid, the United States is planning to resettle Syrian refugees in the country, a plan which caused controversy following the Paris attacks in November, in which one of the terrorists snuck into Europe with a group of Syrian refugees. ...
  • State: Kerry sent Clinton classified intel from private email

    02/02/2016 2:50:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    State: Kerry sent Clinton classified intel from private email By Sarah Westwood By Sarah Westwood(@sarahcwestwood)•2/2/16 3:59 PM State Department spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday then-Sen. John Kerry used a "non-official" email address to send Hillary Clinton information in 2011 that has since been classified. The emails between Kerry and Clinton were included among a small batch of records made public by the State Department Friday. It had been upgraded to "secret," the level of classification in government above "confidential," but below "top secret." "I can tell you the [email] that we talked about being upgraded to secret was sent from...
  • Kerry: Syria conflict the worst since World War II

    01/31/2016 11:06:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2016
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the nearly five-year Syria conflict that has killed 250,000, wounded more than a million and displaced millions as an "unfolding humanitarian catastrophe unmatched since World War II."
  • Issa: FBI wants Hillary, Huma prosecuted in 'slam dunk' case

    01/29/2016 10:00:46 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 01/29/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    California Rep. Darrell Issa says the FBI has a "slam dunk" case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin that it's itching to prosecute. The former House Oversight chairman's statement on Friday comes just days after former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will "blow the whistle and go public" if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.
  • State Department: Hillary Clinton’s email correspondence contained ‘top secret’ material

    01/29/2016 5:35:45 PM PST · by NRx · 53 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-29-2016 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol Morello
    The State Department has concluded there is "top secret" material in Hillary Clinton's email correspondence from the time she was secretary of state, indicating that some of her emails will never be released, even in heavily redacted form, because they are too sensitive for the public to view. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the material crosses seven email chains, amounting to 37 pages worth of material. The finding is likely to deepen the political consequences for Clinton of her decision to use a private email account, routed through a server installed in her suburban New York home, and it...
  • Hillary Email Scandal Takes Yet Another Troubling Turn

    01/29/2016 3:25:13 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 65 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/29/2016 | John Merline
    Fox News, which seems to be the only news outlet doing any reporting on the story these days, reports that some of the emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecured email server are “too damaging” to every be released.
  • John Kerry Can't Understand Why Hezbollah Needs "80,000 Rockets"

    01/23/2016 9:32:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    As those who follow Syria's seemingly intractable civil war are no doubt aware, Washington is a big part of why the conflict is now going into its sixth year. What began as a plan to destabilize the Alawite government by "playing on Sunni fears of Iranian influence" (to quote a leaked diplomatic cable from then-Deputy Chief of Mission in Syria William Roebuck) gradually metamorphosed into a overt and at times absurd effort to arm and train a series of rebel groups in an attempt to bring about regime change in Damascus. Those efforts have thus far failed, in part because...