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  • 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...
  • Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

    10/29/2015 1:55:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies | October 27, 2015 |
    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...
  • John Kerry 'pulsating' with propaganda

    10/30/2015 8:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 10/30/2015 | Carol Brown
    John Kerry just offered up such a load of horse manure that he outdid even the most outrageous of dhimmi fools (and there are a lot to choose from). Writing for Front Page Magazine, Daniel Greenfield reports on a tweet Kerry sent out on Thursday that read: "The Middle East today is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking. It is in them that we place our faith." Seriously? Yes, the secretary of state – a professional fool – is serious. But Kerry wasn’t finished. He had more to say. And he said it (again, pathetically, using Twitter):...
  • Demoralized Obama natsec team grumbles: Hes too weak and passive towards Putin

    10/13/2015 8:43:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 13,2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Even this guys own deputies wont defend him anymore. Current and former Obama officials say the presidents reluctance to respond more assertively against Putin is signaling U.S. weakness and indecision. Were just so reactive, said one senior administration official. Theres just this tendency to wait and see what steps other actors take Sources familiar with administration deliberations said that Obamas West Wing inner circle serves as a brick wall against dissenting views. The presidents most senior advisers including National Security Adviser Susan Rice and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough reflect the presidents wariness of escalated U.S....
  • Russia asks Kerry to introduce them to the Free Syrian Army.

    10/10/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 41 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Jess McHugh
    Lavrov said he did not know much about the Free Syrian Army and had asked U.S. leadership for more information. "In any case, I asked [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry to have [the United States] give us some sort of information of where the Free Syrian Army is and who's running it," he said, according to Sputnik News.
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • Russia and US to hold urgent talks to ensure they do not end up in 'conflict' in Syria

    09/30/2015 6:52:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 30 September 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON and EMMA GLANFIELD
    Russia and the U.S. have agreed to hold urgent military talks to ensure they do not end up 'in conflict' after Vladimir Putin launched airstrikes on Syria. More than 20 Russian fighter jets launched an attack on three provinces in Syria yesterday, after the U.S. was given just one hours' notice to remove its planes and officials from the area. The move increased tensions between the two countries, after concerns were raised that the airstrikes were only targeting anti-government rebels, many of whom are backed by the U.S.-led coalition, instead of ISIS-held areas. Syrian opposition chief Khaled Khoja said 36...
  • Kerry: U.S. is Obviously Concerned if Russian Airstrikes Are Not Targeting ISIS

    09/30/2015 6:47:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/30/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    Amid reports that Russia’s first airstrikes in Syria had not struck Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) positions but those of other anti-Assad elements, Secretary of State John Kerry met again with his Russian counterpart Wednesday and repeated U.S. concerns about exactly what was being targeted.“It is one thing obviously to be targeting ISIL – we’re concerned obviously if that is not what is happening,” Kerry said after the talks, speaking alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at U.N. headquarters in New York.Kerry told reporters he had reiterated concerns he had stated during a U.N. Security Council meeting on...

    10/01/2015 8:19:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2015Washington | JORDAN SCHACHTEL
    Breitbart News has learned that President Obama called Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power into a video conference before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus Speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Ambassador Power and Secretary Kerry were unable to attend Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus speech before the General Assembly because they were called into a meeting with President Obama, which they participated in via video teleconference, a State Department Official told Breitbart News. Although they were both in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings, the two high-ranking...
  • John Kerry: Russia's actions in Syria 'could provoke a further escalation of the conflict'

    09/23/2015 4:33:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday Russia's military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could raise the risk of confrontation with coalition forces fighting Islamic State there. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Stampa, Kerry said he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the United States was worried by Moscow's military backing for Assad in Syria's civil war, now in its fifth year. "These actions could provoke a further escalation of the conflict and lead to the loss of more innocent lives, increasing the flow of refugees and risking a confrontation with the anti-ISIS (Islamic...
  • Report: Kerry Blocked Netanyahu-Abbas Meeting

    09/26/2015 11:24:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 9/26/15 | Cynthia Blank
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has blocked a meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, senior Palestinian and Israeli officials say. During a meeting with four retired Israeli ambassadors in Paris last Monday, Haaretz reported, Abbas said that despite his willingness to meet with Netanyahu, "a third party who is not Israeli" had recently prevented the meeting. Netanyahu has reportedly been sending Abbas messages for weeks about reviving the long-stalled peace process amid escalating Arab violence and Abbas' threat to suspend key clauses of the Oslo Accords during his visit to the United...
  • Kerry names State Department email and transparency czar

    09/08/2015 2:22:07 PM PDT · by kcvl · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | Josh Gerstein
    Secretary of State John Kerry has named a new czar to improve transparency at the State Department as the agency struggles to overcome archaic recordkeeping practices and glacial handling of public records requests shortcomings exposed by the continuing furor over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account as America's top diplomat. Ambassador Janice Jacobs will assume the newly created position of "transparency coordinator," Kerry said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Kerry leaves hospital, plans for a last slog in Iran talks

    06/13/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday left the hospital where he has been recovering from a broken leg after a bicycling accident, and said he expects to join the Iran nuclear talks for their last slog at the end of June. Kerry, who is 71, emerged from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston shortly before 5 p.m., walking gingerly on two crutches. He wore what appeared to be white running shoes instead of his normal wingtips, and he looked pale after spending almost two weeks in the hospital. But he seemed in good humor as he joked that he was...
  • Kerry curbs Obama's urgent bid for Iran deal

    06/09/2015 8:52:30 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 7 | peter lucas
    It's too bad John Kerry broke his right leg instead of his left arm. Had he shown up in Geneva for the final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear pact with his left arm in a cast (yes, he's a lefty, naturally), he could have excused himself from signing the thing. The deadline for final terms is June 30. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Secretary of State Kerry's Iranian counterpart, would no doubt have suspected a conspiracy, but everything to the Iranians is a conspiracy. Iranian media said Kerry's bike crash was a cover-up for an assassination attempt.
  • Kerry Assassination Attempt or Bike Accident

    06/04/2015 6:54:13 PM PDT · by Ayawisgi · 75 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/3/15 | JPost Staff
    Iranian media erupted on Wednesday with an unsubstantiated rumor that US Secretary of State John Kerry was not injured earlier this week in a simple fall from his bicycle in Switzerland, but rather he was the target of an assassination attempt while meeting with Islamic State terrorists. The Iranian media has been known to report "conspiracy theories" in the past, such as a September report that Israel was spearheading a dangerous global plot to spread the Krav Maga martial art worldwide and a December report that Israel was building settlements in Iraq. The latest Iranian report, first published by the...
  • Kerry: ISIS 'is no more a state than I am a helicopter'

    06/02/2015 10:30:14 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/02/15 | Jeremy Diamond,
    Speaking via telephone to the summit he was scheduled to attend before his bike accident scrubbed those plans, Kerry forcefully pushed back against any notion that ISIS is a state, despite the group's broad territorial gains. Kerry spoke about the need to "maintain momentum in the battle of ideas," according to excerpts from the call provided by the State Department. "One way is to expose at every opportunity the false nature of Daesh's claim to be the Islamic State. In reality, Daesh is no more a state than I am a helicopter," Kerry said, using another name for ISIS widely...
  • White House: John Kerry Bicycle Accident Will Alter Nuclear Talks With Iran (no replacement named)

    06/01/2015 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    Secretary of State John Kerrys severe bicycle accident might have foreign policy implications. He recently broke his leg while cycling in Switzerland. When asked by reporters about the accident, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted that nuclear talks with Iran would be affected by the accident, but reassured them that Kerry would still play a prominent role in the process. The fact is, we do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue and hopefully complete the Iran negotiations, he said. And Im confident that those negotiations will be affected by the secretarys injury,...
  • White House: Iran nuclear talks can continue despite Kerry's injury

    06/01/2015 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/01/2015 20:34
    WASHINGTON - The White House is confident it can still pursue Iran nuclear talks despite US Secretary of State John Kerry's injury over the weekend, a spokesman said on Monday. Kerry left Europe for the United States earlier on Monday after breaking his leg in a cycling accident on Sunday. "We do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue, and hopefully complete, the Iran negotiations," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing. He added that Kerry would continue to play a critical role in the talks, although it was unclear exactly...
  • Kerry to fly home on U.S. military plane after breaking leg: official (on a C-17)

    06/01/2015 7:41:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 48 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Jun 1, 2015
    A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medical treatment for a broken leg, his spokesman said on Monday. "Secretary Kerry will be transported (from Geneva) to Boston aboard a U.S. military C-17 transport aircraft. The aircraft, based in Ramstein, Germany, will be staffed by additional military medical personnel in keeping with standard practice," State Department spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement.
  • John Kerry Suffers Broken Leg in Bike Accident in France

    05/31/2015 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shawna Thomas, Nancy Ing and Matthew Grimson
    Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, and will return to the U.S. for treatment, the State Department said. The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva in a stable condition, and is said to be in good spirits. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry had suffered a broken femur, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Kerry flown to Swiss hospital following bike crash

    05/31/2015 4:04:50 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 165 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31 2015
    BREAKING NEWS Secretary of State John Kerry was flown to a Swiss hospital Sunday following a bike crash outside Geneva, where he had been holding nuclear talks with Irans foreign minister. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry likely suffered a leg injury in the accident. Kerry was in stable condition. The accident occurred near Scionzier, France, outside the Swiss border. Paramedics and a physician were on the scene with his motorcade at the time. Kerry was transported to Genevas main hospital HUG, where he was being evaluated, Kirby said. A paramedic traveling with his motorcade immediately examined Kerry...
  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 3:03:07 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 86 replies
    LBC ^ | 5=31=15 | LBC
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    05/27/2015 9:24:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 54 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 5/27/2015 | Scott Johnson
    We have followed the performance of Marie Harf as a spokesman for the Obama administration foreign policy at the State Department. Harf gives the catastrophic foreign policy of the Obama administration a lighter than air, Valley Girl kind of feel. She is a walking self-parody. As such, she presents a novel use of expressive form. Now comes word that Harf is being promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. Like a helium filled balloon, Harf ascends. In her new position Harf will focus on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons. It...
  • Kerry: Internet 'Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly'

    05/18/2015 12:26:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/18/2015 | By DANIEL HALPER
    n a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a technology founded on freedom." Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is "a key component of our foreign policy." Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet. "As Ive mentioned, the basic rules of international law apply in cyberspace. Acts of aggression are not permissible. And countries that are hurt...
  • Where in the World Is John Kerry?

    05/14/2015 11:48:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Where in the World Is John Kerry?Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 14, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 54 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.John Kerry returns from his latest [2] Russian visit bearing two baskets of potatoes and a t-shirt.The t-shirt, given to him by Foreign Minister Lavrov, might as well say, “I wasted my time in Russia and all I got was this shirt.”It’s a diplomatic success only in relation to Kerry’s previous humiliations such as the time that Russia’s adeptly slimy...
  • Kerry: Deal Would 'Guarantee' Iran 'Wont Possibly Be Able to Advance' Nuke Program

    05/10/2015 9:48:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    In aneditorialfor the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Bill Kristol notes the "ludicrous" "guarantee" Secretary of State John Kerry made last week regarding Iran's so-called breakout capacity towards nuclear weapons. Kerry told Israelis: I say to every Israeli that today we have the ability to stop [the Iranians] if they decided to move quickly to a bomb and I absolutely guarantee that in the future we will have the ability to know what they are doing so that we can still stop them if they decided to move to a bomb. This is not the first time Kerry has...
  • Report: Netanyahu rejected Kerry visit after election win

    05/03/2015 4:15:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 May 2015
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected USSecretary of State John Kerry's proposal to visit Israel following his election win in March and told him instead to come only after the new government was formed. According to a report on Israel's Channel 2, immediately after Israel's general election on March 17, Kerry proposed that he would visit the Jewish state in order to advance various regional issues. The Prime Minister's Office did not confirm the report on Sunday evening. Relations between Netanyahu and the administration of US President Barack Obama have been tense over the last few months. On Election Day Netanyahu...
  • Critics of Iran deal are guilty of hysteria, Kerry tells Israeli TV

    05/02/2015 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 2, 2015, 9:15 pm
    In a rare interview with Israeli television, US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Saturday that inspections to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons would stay in place forever, and accused critics of the world powers emerging deal with Iran of hysteria. Evidently seeking to placate the public in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a bitter and relentless critic of the deal, Kerry pledged: We will not sign a deal that does not close off Irans pathways to a bomb and that doesnt give us the confidence to all of our experts, in fact to global...
  • World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, John Kerry says

    04/27/2015 7:52:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines. Several of the world's nuclear powers over the month ahead will discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer. Diplomats said the ongoing Iran discussions are separate from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, or NPT, review conference, which is...
  • John Kerry wishes US had a leader like Ayatollah Khamenei

    04/29/2015 7:30:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2015 | Rick Moran
    Sure - exactly with America needs. A theocratic fanatic who wants to wipe Israel off the map and leads the chants of "Death to America" every Friday after prayers. What could have possessed our secretary of state to tell his Iranian counterpart that he wishes the US had a leader like Iran's Supreme Leader? Washington Free Beacon: Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to comments made by a senior Iranian cleric and repeated in the country’s state-run media. Ayatollah Alam...
  • John Kerry urges Houthis to come to negotiating table (Yemen)

    04/25/2015 8:35:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25.04.2015 | [bw/bk (Reuters, AFP, AP)]
    US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen to participate in UN-brokered negotiations to end violence ravaging the country. This has to be a two-way street, Kerry told reporters in Canada after taking part in a summit of Arctic nations. We need the Houthi and we need those that can influence them to make sure that they are prepared to try to move to the negotiating table, Kerry said. Yemens former President Ali Abdullah Saleh had called on Friday for all Yemenis to enter a political dialogue to end the conflict.
  • Kerry: Arctic climate change goals more important than containing Russia

    04/26/2015 10:02:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    US Secretary of State John Kerry assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, and immediately made it clear that despite worrisome Russian military moves in the Arctic, the US would not challenge them. Washington Examiner: >>>>In assuming the leadership role, Kerry laid out a robust agenda to face the threat of climate change in the Arctic, which he says is being affected by global warming more than anywhere else in the world. But when faced with questions over whether the U.S. will use its new leadership position to address threats posed by Russia, Kerry said no. Kerry said the idea...
  • John Kerry: So far, Iran has lived up to its end of nuclear deal (lies continue)

    04/12/2015 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12 at 12:20 PM | Wesley Lowery
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday morning defended the preliminary nuclear deal struck with Iran by the Obama administration earlier this month, saying during an interview with ABCs "This Week" that, so far, Iran has lived up to and lived by every requirement in that agreement. The administration announced the framework of a historic nuclear deal with Iran on April 2, but in the days since, American and Iranian negotiators have provided different interpretations of what, exactly, was agreed upon. Kerry pushed back on criticism leveled by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who said last week that Kerry was delusional...
  • Kerry: We're There for our Mideast Allies

    04/08/2015 9:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 4/8/15 | Yaakov Levi
    The United States plans to continue its efforts to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran, but will not allow Tehran to run amok and do as it pleases, said Secretary of State John Kerry. If needed, the US will respond forcefully to Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, Kerry said in an interview. "Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines - international boundaries - in other countries, Kerry told PBS in an interview Wednesday. The US is well...
  • Kerry: Congress Can Vote As Long As It Doesnt Interfere with Obamas Deal (Video)

    04/09/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 4/08/15 | by Pam Key
    Wednesday on PBS NewsHour, Secretary of State John Kerry articulated the administrations new position on Sen. Bob Corkers (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obamas nuclear deal with Iran, in light of prominent Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supporting the bill this week. Making it clear the bill can not interfere with the presidents deal, Kerry said if its changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the presidents prerogatives, then Congress can vote.
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life, Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was strongly committed to resolving the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerrys climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a Pinocchio scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didnt arrange but didnt even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • John Kerry Invokes Allah to Help Him Commit TREASON Against the United States

    03/29/2015 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    In a tweet, Middle East reporter Laura Rozen discussed a friends meeting with Kerry at a Lausanne chocolate shop. Friend of colleague ran into @JohnKerry at chocolate shop tdy. She said friends in #Iran are looking forward to deal. He said inshallah,' Rozen tweeted. Inshallah, for those of you not up on your Arabic, means Allah willing. Inshallah, of course, may come to be the 21st century version of Neville Chaimberlains Peace in our time. Its clear that Kerry has been sent on a blatant appeasement mission that he seems to be carrying out flawlessly. Its so bad that weve...
  • John Kerry Orders Email Preservation Review at State Department

    03/27/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | March 27, 2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter to the State Departments Inspector General requesting a review of email and records management, the State Department said today. The timing of Kerrys request has many asking if this push for reform is connected to former Secretary Hillary Clintons recent scandal involving her use of a private email server, rather than a State Department account. State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke denied this had anything to do with Clinton, citing instead the State Departments need to better manage the overwhelming number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and requests for information from...
  • Obama is enraged - by Netanyahu quoting Kerry

    03/23/2015 3:50:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2015 | Lev Tsitrin
    According to the April 18, 2013 U.K. Telegraph: "Mr Kerry, the US secretary of state, told the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the 'window' for a two state solution was 'shutting'. 'I think we have some period of time, a year, a year-and-a-half, or two years and it's over,' he said." And what happened two years after Mr. Kerry's prophecy that at the maximum, after two years, the two-state solution is "over"? On March 16, 2015, Netanyahu asserted that there won't be a Palestinian state. And then, a funny thing happened. Instead of rejoicing at...
  • Iran talks deadline passes without a deal again

    03/24/2015 6:53:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2015 | Noah Rothman
    It’s déjà vu all over again. In November, the multilateral negotiations aimed at curbing Iran’s march toward a nuclear weapon stalled and failed to culminate in an agreement before the scheduled deadline. But Iran and the P5+1 were reportedly so close to an agreement that they just couldn’t let the talks collapse merely because an arbitrary dead had come and gone. All parties agreed to extend the talks until the end of March when all parties would have to agree on a framework for a final deal. They would have until the end of June to work out the...
  • Turkey slams Kerry's call for dialogue with Assad

    03/16/2015 5:00:11 AM PDT · by ksm1 · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 16 2015
    Turkey has criticised United States Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting that negotiations would have to be opened with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anatolia news agency on Monday that all Syria's current problems, on the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising in March 2011, were caused by Assads government. "What is there to be negotiated with Assad?" Cavusoglu was quoted as saying at the end of his visit to Cambodia. "You are going to have what [kind of] negotiations with a regime that has killed...
  • Kerry Compares His Courage To Lincoln, Churchill, Dr. King, Gandhi And Mandela (not satire)

    03/15/2015 3:28:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Secretary of State John Kerry compared himself to Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and other great historical luminaries for having the courage and tenacity to tackle the most heinous enemy plaguing mankind climate change. My heroes are people who dared to take on great challenges without knowing for certain what the outcome would be, Kerry said in an address to the Atlantic Council on Thursday. Lincoln took risks, Gandhi took risks, Churchill took risks, Dr. King took risks, Mandela took risks, but that doesnt mean that every risk-taker is a role model.
  • Kerry says U.S. will have to negotiate with Syria's Assad

    03/15/2015 6:12:13 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-15-2015 | Lesley Wroughton
    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS News in an interview. Washington has long insisted that Assad must be replaced through a negotiated, political transition, but the rise of a common enemy, hardline militant group Islamic State, appears to have slightly softened the West's stance towards him. In the interview broadcast on Sunday, Kerry did not repeat the standard U.S. line that Assad had lost...
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "Its really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation were...
  • Kerry on Defeating ISIS: We Have the Capacity, But Were Not Going To Do It

    03/11/2015 10:47:29 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 41 replies ^ | March 11, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress Wednesday that we have the capacity to knock out ISIL, but were not going to get suckered into that. The enduring transformation that has to take place here is not going to take place if the United States just comes in and were to knock out ISIL and thats it, go away. Not gonna happen, Kerry said during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a hearing about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS or ISIL. We could do that, actually. We have that...
  • John Kerry: Tom Cottons right, were not negotiating a legally binding deal with Iran

    03/11/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 3/11/15 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, hes not the only State Department official to admit this within the past 24 hours. Jen Psaki also acknowledged last night that a nuclear deal with Iran wouldnt be legally binding, with good reason. The only way to give an international agreement the force of law vis-a-vis future presidents and Congresses is to have the Senate ratify it under its treaty power. Until that happens and it wont happen this is a deal between Barack Obama and the Ayatollah Khamenei. Once one of them is gone, the deal remains valid if and only if his...
  • Kerry blows up in Senate hearing and insists 'This is not a speech!' as he castigates GOP

    03/11/2015 2:19:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-11-15 | David Martosko
    Secretary of State John Kerry spent five minutes of a Senate hearing excoriating a group of 47 Republicans who sent a highly unusual letter to the government of Iran warning that Congress could modify the terms of any nuclear deal it negotiates with the White House. 'This letter raises questions of judgment and policy,' he insisted, before Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker cut him off and scolded him for delivering 'a well-written speech.' 'It's not a speech! This is not a speech!' Kerry erupted. 'This is a statement about the impact of this irresponsible letter. The letter does not have...