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  • 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...
  • Kerry Says Don't Believe the Hype: World Changing for the Better

    01/22/2016 7:14:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    thepoliticsforums.com ^ | 01/22/2016 | Ian Wishart
    "We are not living in a new normal" blighted by terrorism and war "and we don't have to," Kerry told an audience at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort. "We are not the prisoners of a predetermined future," he said. "Change is occurring in our world for the better and it is occurring faster, moving faster than ever before." Kerry, who is in the final year of the Barack Obama administration, had brought a long list of reasons to be cheerful. He cited a rise in global life expectancy, the higher number of girls in education around...
  • Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia

    01/22/2016 1:19:58 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    dw.com ^ | 22.01.2016 | dj/kms (Reuters, Interfax, Ukrainski Novini)
    Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia Top US diplomat John Kerry has stated that the Minsk peace plan could be fulfilled in the coming months, allowing sanctions on Moscow to be lifted. The Russian economy has been shaken by the embargo and low oil prices. Schweiz Davos Weltwirtschaftsforum 2016 John Kerry Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, the US Secretary of State commented on the areas of cooperation between Washington and Moscow and the peace effort in east Ukraine. Kerry and US Vice President Joe Biden discussed the implementation of the Minsk peace plan...
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • Movie Review: 13 Hours, A Great Movie and an Enormous, Enormous Problem for Hillary

    01/16/2016 10:22:39 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 15 Jan, 2015 | Ace of Spades
    Movie Review: 13 Hours, A Great Movie and an Enormous, Enormous Problem for Hillary 13 Hours is, doubtless, the best film of Michael Bay's career. It's also an objectively good movie. Let me get to the politics first. The film is not blatantly political. Do not doubt, however, that it does not have an overt political meaning. It's overt -- just not in-your-face. The film is filled with the heroes wondering "When is someone coming to help us?" There are shots of planes lying dormant while Americans are being shot to pieces. There is an exchange where one soldier (actually,...
  • Kerry tells Iran in long day of calls: This can be 'a good story for both of us'

    01/14/2016 3:59:50 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | January 13, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Iranian counterpart, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, at least five times Tuesday while U.S. Navy sailors were in Iranian custody, a senior State Department official told reporters Wednesday. In the course of his conversations, the official said Kerry told Zarif: "If we are able to do this the right way, we can make this into what will be a good story for both of us" and would be a way for Iran to prove it can act in a responsible manner in this type of situation. The calls, which took place over...
  • Kerry confirms Iran removed core vessel of Arak reactor

    01/13/2016 10:45:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Wednesday that Iran has removed the calandria, or central vessel, of its nuclear reactor at Arak, and it will be filled with concrete within hours. Iranian media reported earlier this week that the Islamic Republic had removed the core of the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor, the fate of which was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers. "Just yesterday, the foreign minister (of Iran) reported to me that the calandria of the plutonium nuclear reactor is now out and in the next hours it will...
  • John Kerry Thanks Iran for Taking Our Sailors Hostage and Humiliating Them

    01/13/2016 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: John F. Kerry (who served in Vietnam, by the way) has thanked the Iranians for taking our sailors hostage and humiliating them. The audio sound bite will be coming up in due course. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm not kidding on this, either. John Kerry thanked Iran for humiliating our sailors, one of whom was a woman, by the way. He thanked 'em for rescuing 'em, thanked 'em for humiliating them. Well, that's what he thanked 'em for. He thanked the Iranians for capturing Americans engaged in harmless activity on a boat. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here, you gotta...
  • Iran Captures 10 U.S. Navy Personnel, John Kerry Tweets About Cheese

    01/12/2016 3:39:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 12, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Iran has captured two U.S. Navy vessels and at least 10 Navy personnel, according to multiple news reports. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is tweeting about cheese. The Pentagon and the White House are apparently working to “resolve” the Iranian hostage situation, but have not released any details about what the resolution might look like.
  • State Dept. to review 29,000 pages of Clinton aide's emails

    01/12/2016 12:59:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has agreed to review 29,000 pages of emails from Huma Abedin, a close aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, from their days at the State Department for possible public release under a new legal agreement with a conservative legal group. But even as Clinton presses her campaign, many of the emails would not be publicly released until six months after the election.
  • FBI expands Clinton investigation, Looking at public corruption via Clinton Foundation donation

    01/11/2016 5:38:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/16 | Robert Laurie
    Obama admin unleashing the hounds? We’ve all heard about the Hillary email scandal. The secret server, the private address, the (now over 1300) messages containing classified info, and the felonious orders to strip classifications are all well covered ground. ...And they also may just be the tip of the iceberg. According to a new report, the FBI has expanded its inquiry and is now investing the “pay for access” allegations that made news earlier this year. The story goes that substantive donations to Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s “Clinton Foundation” would garner special acknowledgement or favors from the then Secretary of...
  • '150 agents' working Clinton Foundation probe: Ex-U.S. atty

    01/11/2016 5:06:15 PM PST · by McGruff · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A former U.S. attorney said the FBI's reported investigation of "public corruption" at the Clinton Foundation has actually been going on for months, although it made headlines for the first time Monday. Joseph DiGenova, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said the FBI's foundation probe "has reached such a proportion of inquiry that it's starting to sneak out," but that it was sparked months ago by information pulled from Hillary Clinton's private server and from the tax filings of corporations that have donated to the charity. "There are now, I am told, 150 agents working on this case," DiGenova...
  • Report: FBI Has Enough Evidence to Prosecute Hillary Clinton for Public Corruption

    01/11/2016 4:23:06 PM PST · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | John Sexton
    An investigation into possible mishandling of classified information on Hillary Clinton's private email server has expanded to consider whether Clinton's work as Secretary overlapped with her work for the Clinton Foundation run by her family. Fox News' Catherine Herridge published the report, citing unnamed FBI sources, Monday morning. The report indicates the initial security referral looking into whether or not classified information was mishandled has expanded to look at possible public corruption involving the Clinton Foundation.
  • Rescue Interrupted (Benghazi, Attkisson, video)

    01/10/2016 8:49:59 PM PST · by TigersEye · 82 replies
    Full Measure News ^ | January 10th 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    An email hidden from public view for three years reveals a rescue attempt was interrupted. The military offered to deploy Special Forces to Benghazi during the assault, long before the attackers killed CIA contractors and former Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Ty Woods. Three and a half hours into the eight-hour long siege, the military's Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash emails top State Department officials: "we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak. They include a SOF [Special Operations Forces] element that was in Croatia."
  • Kerry: ‘North Korea Has Never Been Left Unattended To, Not For One Day’

    01/07/2016 9:16:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/7/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday disputed the suggestion that the administration has not given the North Korean nuclear threat enough attention as a result of its focus on the Iran nuclear talks and other issues, declaring that “North Korea has never been left unattended to, not for one day.” “That premise [that the North Korean situation has been neglected] is absolutely inaccurate, it’s without foundation,” he told reporters in the State Department briefing room. Pyongyang on Wednesday carried out a nuclear test – its fourth since 2006 – catapulting the reclusive Stalinist state back into the...
  • Kerry: Iran deal 'days away' from implementation

    01/07/2016 3:32:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal may be only "days away", Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday, according to the AFP news agency. Kerry told reporters he had spoken to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who insisted Iran would live up to its promises, and added the United States would be ready to begin lifting its nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran. "The foreign minister made it clear to me they intend to complete obligations with respect to implementation day as rapidly as possible," Kerry was quoted as having said. "And we are currently engaged ourselves in making certain...
  • Kerry says North Korea nuclear test 'highly provocative'

    01/06/2016 11:46:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Kerry says North Korea nuclear test 'highly provocative' By Reuters Published: 14:11 EST, 6 January 2016 | Updated: 14:11 EST, 6 January 2016 WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - North Korea's nuclear test was a "highly provocative act" that threatened international peace and security, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday in condemning Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test. "This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions," he said in a statement.
  • Syrian rebels upset at Kerry: "the Americans lie and Russians bomb"

    01/04/2016 1:25:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    /twitter.com ^ | Jan 2 , 2015 | Raed Fares ‏@RaedFares4
    2015 in 5 words: the Americans lie and Russians bomb #Syria #Kafranbel pic.twitter.com/adNBjEQfat— Raed Fares (@RaedFares4) January 2, 2016
  • Really: Kerry Names Climate Deal As Biggest Achievement of the Year

    12/30/2015 7:43:50 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The State Department continues to live in an alternate universe. One day after the agency received criticism for claiming it is successfully "bringing peace" to Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed that of all the achievements of 2015, he is most proud of the historic climate deal reached in Paris.
  • Kerry hails Iran's 'progress' in complying with nuclear deal

    12/28/2015 3:59:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/15 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said Iran made “significant progress” in keeping up its end of the nuclear deal with world powers, after it was reported that the Islamic Republic sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia, AFP reports. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told the local ISNA news agency, "The fuel exchange process has taken place." The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the report, according to AFP. SNA's report said Iran had sent 8.5 tons of low-enriched nuclear material to Russia and received "around 140 tons of natural uranium in...
  • The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

    12/20/2015 1:07:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    At the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered - his remarkable words - "an enemy of the state." He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon's assets for the crime of "proselytizing' impermissibly about the question of global warming. An enemy of the state? That's the Democrats' theme for the New Year: totalitarianism. Donald Trump may talk like a...
  • The Humiliation Is Complete: Assad Can Stay, Kerry Concedes After Meeting With Putin

    12/16/2015 11:17:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Back on September 20 (so, a full ten days before a three star Russian general strolled into the US Embassy in Baghdad to let the US know that airstrikes in Syria “start in 1 hour”), we said that the US strategy in Syria had officially unraveled.At the time, John Kerry had just concluded a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London. "For the last year and a half we have said Assad has to go, but how long and what the modality is, that's a decision that has to be made in the context of the Geneva...
  • Assad can stay, for now: Kerry accepts Russian stance

    12/15/2015 1:47:58 PM PST · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 15 December 2015 | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
    MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday accepted Russia's long-standing demand that President Bashar Assad's future be determined by his own people, as Washington and Moscow edged toward putting aside years of disagreement over how to end Syria's civil war. "The United States and our partners are not seeking so-called regime change," Kerry told reporters
  • Kerry: Americans Won’t Elect a President Who is Not Committed to Climate Accord

    12/14/2015 12:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2015 | 7:17 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he does not believe that "the American people, who predominantly do believe in what is happening with climate change," will elect a president who does not "understand climate change" or is not committed to the type of global agreement reached in Paris. "I think, frankly, a lot of members of Congress are on the wrong side of history, and I don't believe you can be elected president of the United States if you don't understand climate change and you're not committed to this kind of a plan," Kerry told ABC's "This Week" from...
  • Kerry Says Paris Agreement Crafted To Avoid Congress

    12/13/2015 10:00:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 13, 2015 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Kerry Says Paris Agreement Crafted To Avoid Congress By SARAH WESTWOOD 12/13/15 10 Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday the climate agreement reached this week in Paris did not contain any enforcement provisions because Congress would not have approved them. "It doesn't have mandatory targets for reduction and it doesn't have an enforcement, compliance mechanism," Kerry said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." Kerry said such mechanisms were not included because Congress would have refused to greenlight the deal. Binding legal requirements would have made the Paris agreement a treaty, requiring approval from two-thirds of the Senate. Because...
  • Is Secretary Kerry Reinventing the Middle East?

    11/28/2015 8:42:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/15 | Yoram Ettinger
    Legitimizes and rewards Mahmoud Abbas' hate-education and incitement - which must be uprooted as a prerequisite to real, durable peace--and therefore indirectly fuels Palestinian terrorism Secretary of State John Kerry’s November 24, 2015 visit to Jerusalem confirmed his determination to reinvent “the energetic, youthful and forward looking Middle East” in accordance with his own worldview, irrespective of Middle East reality. Kerry recycled well-intentioned, but failed, assessments and tactics, further eroding the US posture of deterrence and US power projection among pro-US Arab countries. On October 28, 2015, Secretary John Kerry presented his vision of US policy in the Middle East,...
  • KERRY: ISIS ATTACK ON CHARLIE HEBDO WAS "SORT OF LEGITIMATE"

    11/17/2015 6:58:02 PM PST · by TBP · 47 replies
    Frontpage ^ | November 17, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's time to play America's fastest growing game show sensation, "Moron or Traitor." It's a tough challenge because this administration has plenty of both. So does a radicalized Democratic Party leaping into insanity. A Democratic candidate was recently forced to drop out for tweeting that ISIS isn't evil. But don't look for Kerry to quit over his suggestion that the ISIS massacre of Charlie Hebdo artists and writers (not to mention, as his boss put it, some random (Jewish) folks in a deli) There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There...
  • John Kerry Justifies Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris Remarks

    11/17/2015 5:55:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/17/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to justify the terror attacks on the headquarters of magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this year during remarks in the capital of France Tuesday.The Weekly Standard reported that Kerry distinguished the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo from the shootings and suicide bombings in Paris Friday for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of–not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say,...
  • John Kerry: ‘There Was … a Rationale’ For the Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack

    11/17/2015 3:04:52 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 11-17-2015 | John Nolte
    In Tuesday remarks to the staff and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested there was a "rationale" for the January Islamic terror attacks against the journalists/cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France, that resulted in the murder of 12 people. "There's something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that," Kerry told the group. "There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of - not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say,...
  • Kerry urges Tajikistan not to go overboard in its crackdown on Islam

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Tuesday urged the president of Tajikistan not to go overboard in its crackdown on political Islam and expressions of faith. In remarks after he met with Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov and President Emomali Rahmon, Kerry acknowledged concerns that religious extremists could infiltrate over Tajikistan's long border with Afghanistan. "We talked about the difficulties and challenges of counterterrorism and fighting against violent extremism effectively, but also in a way that balances human rights and religious freedom," he said. Kerry struck a similar note Monday during a speech in Kazakhstan, where he said that repressive...
  • Israeli assessment of Kerry (infantile)

    11/05/2015 12:23:52 AM PST · by Netz · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jerusalem Post
    'Kerry's mental age doesn't exceed that of a 12-year-old,' Netanyahu's new media czar wrote The appointment of Ran Baratz as Netanyahu's new media adviser has drawn scrutiny and criticism from the Israeli press. Ran Baratz, the man who has been appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as his top media adviser, once referred to US Secretary of State John Kerry as someone "whose mental age doesn't exceed 12." In a column that he wrote for an online media magazine last year, Baratz offered a scathing critique of Kerry's suggestion that the emergence of Islamic radicalism in the Middle East could...
  • WATCH: Kerry Wont Commit to Following Law If Congress Tosses Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Bridget Johnson
    Pressed by a senior House Democrat at todays Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit the Obama administration to following the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that the deal might be, at most, morally binding on this administration. The IRGC may publicly oppose this deal because thats the best thing the Iranian government can do to pursue us to support here in Congress to support the deal or maybe they genuinely oppose it, he noted. Sherman asked Kerry point-blank...
  • Foundation Run by Kerry's Wife Funds Anti-Israel Eatery

    10/30/2015 9:28:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    News Max ^ | 10/25/15 | John Blosser
    A foundation chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, who is deeply involved in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, is funding a radical anti-Israel, anti-American snack bar near the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh University campuses. The restaurant, Conflict Kitchen, which proudly boasts that it serves food only from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict, received a $50,000 grant from the Heinz Endowment in April to assist it in moving locations. However, the restaurant lately has been serving its hummus and baba ghanoush sandwiches in propaganda wrappers that carry quotes from Palestinians opposing the...
  • Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

    10/29/2015 1:55:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/10/248872.htm | October 27, 2015 | https://plus.google.com/+StateDept/posts
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat to conduct bilateral discussions with senior government leaders in each country. This will be Secretary Kerry’s first visit to Central Asia and the first-ever visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to all five Central Asian republics on the same trip. In Bishkek, the Secretary...
  • Ted Cruz Rips State Department over Israel, Calls for Kerry to Apologize or Resign

    10/17/2015 3:16:56 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 16 replies
    TheDailyWire ^ | 10/17/2015 | Hank Berrien
    On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz issued a statement denouncing the U.S. State Department for its remarks concerning Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel. Titled Sec. Kerry Should Disavow Offensive Remarks about Israel Being Guilty of Terrorism or Resign, Cruz wrote, Once again, John Kerry and his staff have proven themselves utterly unfit for the positions they hold.
  • Ted Cruz Demands Kerry Resign Over Israel Criticism

    10/15/2015 6:27:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/15/15 | Adam Kredo and Stephanie Wang
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) is calling on Secretary of State John Kerry to resign over recent comments by senior Obama administration officials accusing Israel of committing terrorism amid a spate of violent attacks by Palestinians against Jews.Palestinian terrorists have murdered at least eight Israelis and wounded dozens more over the last few weeks, with Palestinian leaders calling on citizens to commit more violence.However, the State Department has attempted to blame Israel for fostering these attacks. Kerry blamed so-called Israeli settlement growth for the violence, while State Department spokesman John Kirby accused Israel of committing terrorism.The comments sparked outrage among...
  • Kerry planning Mideast visit as US faces pressure to calm violence in Israel

    10/14/2015 3:10:11 PM PDT · by amorphous · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Oct 2015
    The Obama administration is under pressure to help calm the growing violence in Israel which has some warning of a third intifada, as Israel's military steps up its response to deadly Palestinia attacks by deploying hundreds of troops. Amid the unrest, Secretary of State John Kerry just announced plans to visit the region, and has spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "We're working on trying to calm things down," he said Tuesday during an event at Harvard University. "And I will go there soon at some point appropriately and try to work to re-engage...
  • Kerry Treats Bibi, Abbas as Equally Responsible for Attacks

    10/10/2015 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US Secretary of State gives same message of condemning violence and need for calm to both Israelis and Palestinians. US Secretary of State John Kerry shared his "deep concern" Saturday over the recent wave of terror in Israel, though he made efforts to treat the two sides as equally culpable, AFP reports. Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Abbas separately "to express his deep concern over the recent wave of violence and offer his support for efforts to restore calm as soon as possible," a State Department statement said.
  • Kerry: 'We Have Climate Refugees Today

    10/07/2015 8:45:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/6/2015 | Susan Jones
    Speaking Monday in Valparaiso, Chile, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked why the term "climate refugees" does not exist in international law. Kerry said the question was "right on point," and although the term is a new one, he expects it's "just a matter of time" before it is incorporated into international policy. "We have climate refugees today," Kerry told a town hall meeting on the sidelines of an Oceans conference.