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  • John Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up On Israel At Paris Peace Summit on Sunday

    01/13/2017 9:20:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV In a shameful display of rogue diplomacy, 72 countries minus Israel are set to attend a Middle East peace conference in Paris on Sunday widely expected to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state. Fresh from his 70-minute speech two weeks ago largely singling out Israel for condemnation, lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the U.S. at the Mideast confab. There, Kerry is slated to represent the Obama administration in crafting a consensus document on an Israeli-Palestinian deal. This after a U.S. abstention last month allowed the passage of a United Nations...
  • John Kerry blames Britain for derailing Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/05/2017 9:38:40 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 5, 2017 | By David Smith
    Barack Obamas plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated red line after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obamas legacy. The British parliaments vote against air strikes has long been cited by Obama and others...
  • Kerry: US Embassy relocation may cause 'explosion'

    01/07/2017 8:26:19 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/17
    Outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry said relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem could cause an "explosion"...
  • John Kerry links Britain to derailing of Obama's plan for intervention in Syria

    01/06/2017 9:44:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 5, 2016 | David Smith
    Barack Obamas plan for military intervention in Syria was abruptly derailed by David Cameron and British members of parliament, US secretary of state John Kerry claimed on Thursday. The American president said he would bomb the Syrian regime if it used chemical weapons but he did not follow through on his promise. The failure to enforce his stated red line after President Bashar al-Assad used sarin gas in a Damascus suburb in August 2013 is seen by some as the worst stain on Obamas legacy.
  • Palestinians Reject John Kerrys Two-State Solution

    01/06/2017 5:37:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-5-17 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry outlined a plan last week at the State Department for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a broad consensus on balanced principles that would satisfy the core needs of both sides. Kerrys plan was criticized by Israelis for focusing on settlements and giving away Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. This week, a senior Palestinian figure rejected it for a more fundamental reason: Palestinians refuse to accept a Jewish state. Palestinian Media Watch notes that Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Hanan Ashram a frequent spokesperson for the Palestinian cause in...
  • John Kerrys practiced betrayal of friends

    12/31/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Washington Times | 29 Dec, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    John Kerry doesnt come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice. In 1971, when he was a young lieutenant just back from Vietnam, where he was a decorated skipper of a Swift Boat patrolling the Mekong River, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pay his respects to the American soldiers, sailors and Marines he fought a war with. Representing all those veterans, he told the senators, he wanted to talk about war crimes he said were committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command....
  • John Kerry to Andrea Mitchell: U.S. Allies 'Won't be Swayed' by Trump's Tweets

    12/28/2016 10:42:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 63 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/28/16 | Corky Siemaszko
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said American allies "won't be swayed or intimidated by a tweet" from President-elect Donald Trump, who has repeatedly weighed in on foreign affairs despite not yet taking office. In an exclusive interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Kerry said he would not get into a "debate" with Trump, but suggested U.S. allies have been "affected" by the president-elect's recent commentary on U.S.-Israeli relations and other sensitive foreign policy issues.
  • Leaked documents claim UN anti-settlement resolution orchestrated by US, PA co-op

    12/28/2016 5:52:23 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    jpost.com ^ | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Prior to the UN Security Council vote on anti-Israeli settlement resolution 2334, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with a Palestinian delegation in early December in Washington to discuss the draft, agreeing to cooperate, according to transcripts released by Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Saba'a. According to the report, Kerry along with US National Security Adviser Susan Rice, met with Secretary General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erkat and Majed Faraj, head of the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Service. The reported transcripts reflect statements by numerous Israeli officials claiming that the resolution was orchestrated by the Obama administration. The source...
  • [F/B post, no title] Caroline Glick Savages Obama, Kerry, UN, Leftists

    12/25/2016 11:43:37 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 56 replies
    Facebook Blog Post ^ | 12/25/2016 | Caroline Glick
    As Ambassador Bolton said in the clip below from Fox News, Obama killed the peace process by pushing this anti-Semitic, evil resolution. He killed the peace process and all prospects for peace by destroying the foundation of the process. That foundation was "land for peace." Land for peace formed the basis of UN Security Council resolution 242 from the end of the 1967 Six Day War. It stipulated that in exchange for Arab recognition of Israel and peace with the Jewish state, Israel would cede some of the land that it took control over during the course of that war....
  • Kerry Was So Bad At Negotiating In Syria, He Wasnt Invited To The Latest Talks

    12/21/2016 9:57:29 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/21/16 | Russ Read
    Ambassadors from Russia, Iran and Turkey met in Moscow Tuesday to engage in negotiations regarding the ongoing crisis in Syria, intentionally excluding Secretary of State John Kerry. No U.S. representative attended the talks, nor was the United Nations invited to attend. The lack of any Western representation is yet another sign that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his Russian and Iranian allies will have their way in Syria, solidifying another failed attempt on Kerrys part to seek a diplomatic solution to the problem. The U.S. Department of State maintained a positive view of the negotiations, despite being left out of them.
  • Kerry leaves a legacy of hope in role at State

    12/18/2016 10:13:23 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12-18-16 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — Under blue skies on a blazing hot day this summer, John Kerry hopped onto his bike, clipped into his pedals, and spent three hours on a grueling ride up a mountain in the Alps. This was a year after he fell off his bike and broke his femur. This was after days in the hospital and months of physical therapy. This was after he became the butt of jokes from Donald Trump. Now he was back on the bike, trying to ride the same Alpine pass, featured in the Tour de France, that he’d failed to complete a...
  • Kerry Adviser Apologizes For Misunderstanding on Yemen Deal

    11/17/2016 10:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 17 November 2016
    One of US Secretary of State John Kerrys advisers has apologized to Yemens president on the recent misunderstanding regarding statements on a Yemen peace deal. Yemeni Foreign Minister Al-Mekhlafi said that his government was not consulted on the cessation of hostilities deal announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Mekhlafi criticized the agreement saying it will jeopardize prospects of reaching peace between Yemens warring sides. The government was not aware of nor is it interested in what Secretary Kerry announced, which represents a desire to scuttle peace efforts by trying to reach...
  • WIKILEAKS: Sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs

    10/18/2016 7:30:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 18, 2016 | Wikileaks
    BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 18, 2016
  • Kerry calls for war crimes probe against Russia, Syria

    10/07/2016 9:58:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad of committing war crimes in their assault on rebel-held territory, including hospitals and aid workers, and called for an investigation. "Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, medical facilities, children and women," Kerry said before a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes and those that commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions. They're beyond the accidental now, way beyond, years beyond...
  • Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

    09/28/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 28, 2016 | Bradley Klapper
    Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week. Kerry's warning came in a telephone call Wednesday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the State Department said, describing the latest U.S. ultimatum in Syria's 5-year conflict. Many have gone unfulfilled, including President Barack Obama's declaration that the U.S. would take military action if Syrian President Bashar Assad crossed the...
  • John Kerry expresses hope over 'life and death issue' of oceans

    09/16/2016 9:07:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    John Kerry expresses hope over 'life and death issue' of oceans The Secretary of State sees the future of the seas as a global threat equal to world conflicts, he tells Sky's Adam Boulton. 23:04, UK, Thursday 15 September 2016 By Adam Boulton, Editor-at-large John Kerry, the man in charge of American foreign policy, is most often seen trying to sort out conflicts between nations around the world. But since taking office in 2013 this US Secretary of State has devoted much of his personal credibility to trying to raise awareness of another global threat - the seas. This week,...
  • John Kerry: The Media Would Do Us All a Service If They Didnt Cover Terrorism Quite as Much

    08/30/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Aug 2016 | Jeff Poor
    At a media availability on Bangladesh on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the threat of terrorism at home and abroad. Part of his proposal to fight this threat had to do with the media and how it covers terrorism. According to Fox News and a transcript of the press conference provided by the State Department, Kerry said the media could do us a service by not covering terrorism quite as much.
  • Iran Ransom: Feds Claim $1.7 Billion Paid in Full But Wont Explain How

    08/11/2016 3:19:50 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Questions continue to linger about the Obama administrations decision to deliver $400 million in pallets of foreign currency flown to Iran aboard an unmarked jetliner the same day five American hostages were released from Iranian custody. The State and Treasury Departments both told Breitbart News that the U.S. government transferred the remaining $1.3 billion, which was part of the same settlement for which the $400 million was an initial payment in January. However, despite numerous requests, neither State nor Treasury would provide an answer on how the Obama administration allegedly transferred to Iran the remaining $1.3 billion.
  • Kerry to Visit Turkey Amid Strained Ties After Failed Coup

    08/06/2016 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | August 5, 2016 | For the Slimes by Associated Presstitutes
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of a Muslim cleric accused of being behind an attempted military coup last month. The Turkish government has expressed growing annoyance with what it regards as a lack of solidarity from international allies in the aftermath of the failed coup, as well as increased frustration over perceived foot-dragging by the United States over a Turkish demand that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen be returned to Turkey to face trial. Turkey accuses...
  • Chairman Royce on Reports That Obama Secretly Sent $400M to Iran: It Keeps Getting Worse

    08/03/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 03, 2016 | By Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) Republicans lashed out Tuesday at the Obama administration over a news report claiming it airlifted $400 million in foreign currency to Tehran on the same day the regime released five imprisoned Americans. On that day in January, the U.S. agreed to settle a 37-year-old Iranian legal claim worth $400 million, plus an additional $1.3 billion in interest. The two developments also coincided with the implementation day for the nuclear deal struck between Tehran, the U.S. and five other nations. The administration has long denied that the $1.7 billion settlement was related to the prisoner releases, or that it...
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures

    07/26/2016 10:29:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Craig Boudreau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday. A Change.org user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/25/2016 9:35:11 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism, Kerry said. Its hard for some people to grasp it, but what weyouare doing here right now is of...
  • Kerry Reveals Left's Plan to Undo Brexit (And They'll Do the Same If Trump Wins)

    06/30/2016 2:23:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's a story from the Daily Signal. Let me give you the headline of this: "Obama Administration's Goal Is to Undermine Brexit Vote." How do we know this? Well, let me give you a pull quote from the story. "On Tuesday --" that be two days ago "-- secretary of state John Kerry," who served in Vietnam, "was speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival." Can you imagine what a good time that is? A bunch of people like John Kerry showing up talking about ideas. At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Kerry "was asked if Britains decision could...
  • Obama Administration Lays Out $56 Million Plan for Libya

    06/16/2016 7:06:33 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 28 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | June 16, 2016, | Julian Pecquet
    The Obama administration is throwing its weight behind Libya's new UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), laying out a $56 million aid plan for the coming months. The State Department plans to reallocate $35 million in current and prior year funding to help the political transition in Tripoli, special envoy for Libya Jonathan Winer told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a June 15 hearing. The proposal would require moving around money that has already been approved by Congress. Secretary of State John Kerry said in May that he was ready to look at exemptions to the international arms embargo...
  • John Kerry, the Islamic Republics 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 worlds 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,...
  • Obama Admin Deletes Conflict Of Interest Disclosures For Top Bureaucrats

    05/26/2016 10:22:20 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback. The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) reports are the primary tool that watchdog journalists, political activists and interested voters can use to guard against presidential appointees using their positions to enrich themselves or others.
  • 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 weve 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...
  • Congressman: Classified Details of Irans Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation

    05/16/2016 11:17:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Adam Kredo
    Ive had a full classified briefing from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. It could be as long as a year before we actually get that released. Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administrations handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. I think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it, Forbes disclosed. I think thats going...
  • 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...
  • 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's Japan visit paves way for Obama apology tour

    04/19/2016 6:30:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 20 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/20 | Peter Lucas
    If John Kerry's remarks in Japan are any indication, you can be sure that President Barack Obama will apologize for the U.S.'s World War II atom bombing of Hiroshima. Obama seems bent on coming full circle by ending his two terms in office the way he began it --with an apology tour, Cuba lately, Japan next. Apologizing for America is an Obama theme, and he is expected to continue it during his visit to Japan, a World War II enemy that provoked a war with the U.S.
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

    04/12/2016 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted, of course. But, really, is this...
  • Kerry: Lets Fight ISIS With A Soap Opera

    03/24/2016 3:53:25 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/24/2016 | John Merline
    Theyre not an existential threat to us. That was President Obama, defending his seeming indifference to the latest ISIS terrorist attack in Europe. Groups like (ISIS) cant destroy us, they cant defeat us. They dont produce anything, he said. (Well, they are producing oil and bombs and fresh new terrorists, but never mind.) So what should the U.S. do to fight this non-existential threat that doesnt produce anything? Lets put on a show!
  • State Department: This Isnt About a Religion

    03/23/2016 2:42:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/22/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Tuesdays terrorist attack in Brussels was not about religion but a depraved ideology, State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters. This isnt about a religion, he said. This is about a warped and brutal, depraved ideology that continues to be attractive to a small number of people in the Muslim faith radicals and extremists. And we dont believe that it is indicative in any way of the Muslim faith or the people who practice Islam as a religion, Kirby continued. But it is a group that remains deadly, remains lethal. And we are going to remain focused...
  • 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.
  • ISIS's slaughter of innocent Christians is officially declared a genocide by U.S.(truncated)

    03/17/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    dailmail.co.uk ^ | 03/17/2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
    Secretary of State John Kerry formally declared ISIS' slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria a genocide this morning, following in the footsteps of Congress and the European Parliament.
  • Middle East Political Analyst Details How the Obama Admin Has Underestimated World Powers

    02/28/2016 8:25:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Golan Heights, Israel - Elliot Chodoff, a political analyst who kindly gave our Christian group a tour of the Syrian border this week on our trip to Israel, was not even fazed by the gunfire we heard in the distance. "Welcome to my world," he said casually as "Pop! Pop! Pop!" sounded behind us. He just as calmly added that there were over 50 terror organizations within our field of vision. With all these nearby threats, you would expect Israel would be able to count on her friends to be fully versed on the situation and be ready to protect...
  • Kerry won't commit to US veto of Iran-Russia arms deal

    02/26/2016 8:46:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/26/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Under the terms of the Iranian nuclear sellout, the United Nations Security Council must approve the sale of certain conventional weapons to Iran. Since the United States has a veto in the Security Council, this means that the United States can veto such sales. It was recently announced that Iran intends to purchase the latest Sukhoi-30 warplanes from Russia. Those warplanes would need to be approved by the Security Council under the terms of the nuclear sellout. But under questioning before the House Foreign Affairs Committee by Representative Brad Sherman (D-Ca) on Thursday, Secretary of State Kerry refused to...
  • 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.,...
  • John Kerry says partition of Syria could be part of ‘plan B’ if peace talks fail

    02/24/2016 10:12:42 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Tuesday 23 February 2016 13.39 EST | Patrick Wintour
    John Kerry says partition of Syria could be part of ‘plan B’ if peace talks fail US secretary of state tells committee it ‘may be too late’ to keep Syria whole and suggests Washington would support partition if ceasefire is unsuccessful Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Tuesday 23 February 2016 13.39 EST John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said he will move towards a plan B that could involve a partition of Syria if a planned ceasefire due to start in the next few days does not materialise, or if a genuine shift to a transitional government does not...
  • John Kerry keeps calling the Islamic State ‘apostates.’ Maybe he should stop(STFU!)

    02/05/2016 6:35:26 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Adam Taylor
    "Daesh is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves," Kerry said. "And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes." The use of the word "apostates" - a term to describe someone who renounces or abandons their religion - has raised eyebrows among observers. The description has been commonly used by extremist groups: The Islamic State has justified its attacks...
  • 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...
  • John Kerry: Some sanctions relief money for Iran will go to terrorism

    01/21/2016 10:26:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    wls am ^ | 1-21-2016 | cnn
    DAVOS, Switzerland (CNN) -- Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged to CNBC Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists. When asked about whether some the $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran would go to terrorist groups, Kerry reiterated that, after settling debts, Iran would receive closer to $55 billion. He conceded some of that could go to groups considered terrorists, saying there was nothing the U.S. could do to prevent that. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities,...
  • Answering John Kerry-Unfortunately, the Secretary of State's presented options are fantasies

    12/09/2015 6:53:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-8-15 | Carolyn Glick
    On Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech before the Brookings Institute's Saban Forum. Kerry focused on the Palestinian conflict with Israel and sought to draw a distinction between the two-state policy model, which he supports, and the one-state policy model, which he rejects. To justify his rejection of a policy based on Israeli sovereignty over areas beyond the 1949 armistice lines, Kerry raised a series of questions about what a one-state policy would look like. I answered all of his questions, as well as many others, in great detail in my book The Israeli Solution: A...
  • OBAMA’S MIDEAST POLICY: AN OBITUARY BY JOHN KERRY

    11/29/2015 8:18:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | 21 Nov, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    The other evening in New York when Secretary of State John Kerry came to talk about President Barack Obama's foreign policy, everyone thought he had come to praise it. An hour and 6000 words later, it was clear that he had come to bury it. The expected encomium became an unintended obituary. Kerry started by building an edifice of excuses for what he knew, and didn't want to admit, was failure on a grand scale. To heighten his profile, Kerry told the audience that he had just had lunch with Henry Kissinger who had admitted that the world was more...
  • 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
    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...
  • John Kerry 'pulsating' with propaganda

    10/30/2015 8:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 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....