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  • Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear Capability

    04/16/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 15, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Kerry: Our Goal is Not Eliminating Iranian Nuclear CapabilityPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm In The Point | No Comments Sometimes a choice of words can be extremely revealing. That was the case with Kerry’s contentious testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Under pressure, Kerry tends to slip and say revealing things. That was how the infamous, “for it and against it” clip was born. Kerry dismissed breakout as “just having one bomb’s worth, conceivably, of material, but without any necessary capacity to put it in anything,...
  • Kerry betrayed and surprised by McCain onslaught

    04/09/2014 11:16:06 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | Olivier Knox
    Secretary of State John Kerry felt betrayed and surprised by Republican Sen. John McCains withering and highly personal criticisms at a congressional hearing, a senior administration official told Yahoo News on Wednesday. Kerry felt betrayed and surprised to see McCain so angrily rooting for failure against one of the most internationalist members of the administration, said the official, who is close to the secretary and requested anonymity to speak candidly about the top diplomats reaction. The key word there might be internationalist. Republicans long openly contemptuous of President Barack Obamas cautious handling of world affairs leading from behind, as...
  • Kerry: Administrations Foreign Policy Not Spinning Out of Control

    04/09/2014 9:23:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8,2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry took exception Tuesday to an assertion by a Republican senator that the Obama administrations foreign policy is spinning out of control, declaring that thats just not true. You cant help but get the impression our foreign policy is just spinning out of control, Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget. And we are losing control in virtually every area that we are trying to do something in. Risch cited developments in Russia, Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations but focused...
  • NATO suspends civilian, military cooperation with Russia

    04/01/2014 10:14:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Fox ^ | 4-1-2014 | AP
    NATO's foreign ministers ordered an end to civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and told their generals and admirals to quickly figure out ways to better protect alliance members that feel threatened by Vladimir Putin's Kremlin. The 28-member alliance, the keystone of U.S. and European security since the end of World War II, was reacting to its most serious crisis in years: Russia's unilateral annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which the U.S. and its allies have condemned as an illegal land grab. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the other ministers, meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels...
  • Lindsey Graham offers to help Kerry deal with Boehner on Ukraine

    03/17/2014 5:19:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was caught Thursday on a live microphone offering to help the Obama administration pressure Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into supporting the Senates aid legislation for Ukraine. According to multiple reports, Graham, who is facing a tough reelection race this year, was caught on a live microphone after a hearing telling Secretary of State John Kerry, Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner.
  • Talks in London between Kerry and Lavrov end with impasse on Ukraine

    03/14/2014 11:24:10 AM PDT · by Errant · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 14 March 2014 | Anne Gearan and Kathy Lally
    Talks between U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over the crisis in Ukraine reached an apparent impasse Friday, with Lavrov indicating afterward that the two had reached no common vision and Kerry saying that Moscow is determined to let a Crimean secession vote go ahead. Kerry told reporters that after six hours of talks with Lavrov, the foreign minister made it clear that President [Vladimir] Putin is not prepared to make any decision regarding Ukraine until after the referendum on Sunday. He referred to a Crimean vote on independence, which Crimean officials have...
  • Kerry Warns of 'Serious' Consequences If Referendum Proceeds

    03/13/2014 10:42:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 13, 2014 | by Andrea Mitchell
    Secretary of State John Kerry warned the U.S. and its allies will pursue a "serious series of steps" against Russia if a referendum on Crimea's status goes forward as planned this weekend. --SNIP-- The secretary also said the European community will meet on Monday, and that Obama had indicated he has a strong list of sanctions at the ready in the event that diplomacy doesn't break the stalemate over Ukraine and the Russian incursion into Crimea.
  • Kerry: 'It's a Mistake' to for Israel to Demand a Jewish State

    03/13/2014 1:08:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 3/13/14 | Joel Pollack
    Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday afternoon that it is a "mistake" for people to raise the issue of whether Palestinians would agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The Israeli government has insisted that Palestinians do so as part of an agreement, while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the nations of the Arab League have all rejected Israel's demand. "I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the decider," Kerry said, when asked to clarify the official position of the Obama...
  • Putin Dismisses U.S. Proposal on Ukraine (decision led Mr. Kerry to put off a Russian invitation)

    03/10/2014 5:04:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies
    <p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has apparently rejected a U.S. proposal to resolve the dispute over Ukraine that had been put forward by Secretary of State John Kerry over the past week, according to senior Russian and U.S. officials.</p> <p>Mr. Putin's decision led Mr. Kerry to put off a Russian invitation to meet Mr. Putin in Russia, as early as the beginning of this week in Sochi, to discuss the Ukraine crisis, according to these officials.</p>
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • Ukraine standoff intensifies, Russia says sanctions will 'boomerang'

    03/07/2014 2:21:49 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    reuters ^ | March 7, 2014 | BY STEVE GUTTERMAN AND ANDREW OSBORN
    (Reuters) - Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula. In a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned against "hasty and reckless steps" that could harm Russian-American relations, the foreign ministry said on Friday. "Sanctions...would inevitably hit the United States like a boomerang," it added.
  • Russia snubs Kerry at Ukraine meeting

    03/05/2014 8:01:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Hill | March 5, 2014 | Julian Pecquet
    Russia on Wednesday turned down Secretary of State John Kerry's invitation to an emergency meeting on Ukraine, further adding to the growing tensions between Moscow and Washington. Kerry hosted the meeting in Paris with the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Great Britain, which signed a 1994 treaty along with the U.S. and Russia guaranteeing Ukraine's territorial integrity if it gave up its nuclear arsenal. The three countries on Wednesday slammed Russia's continued violation of Ukraines sovereignty and territorial integrity, which they said would only degrade Russias international standing and lead to greater political and economic consequences. We deeply regret that...
  • Kerry condemns Russian moves in Crimea while Putin stays defiant

    03/04/2014 9:27:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | March 4, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark. Diana Magnay and Phil Black
    Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of making up reasons for intervention in Ukraine, saying Tuesday that "not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims." "Russia has talked about Russian-speaking citizens being under siege. They're not," he said while on a visit to Kiev. He condemned what he called Russia's aggression in Crimea and urged the country to withdraw its troops. "We would like to see this de-escalated. We're not looking for some major confrontation," he said, while still promising sanctions on Russia if it refuses to step back....
  • Abbas exploded with rage at Kerry over insane framework proposals

    02/27/2014 12:51:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 40 replies
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas left a two-day meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris last week fuming over Kerrys proposals for a framework accord between Israel and the Palestinians, according to a Palestinian report. The top American diplomat reportedly offered for Abbas to form a Palestinian capital in the neighborhood of Beit Hanina, not all of East Jerusalem, as the Palestinians have demanded. Kerry also suggested that Israel keep 10 settlement blocs as part of any territorial exchange, according to Al Quds, the most widely read Palestinian daily, on Wednesday. The Jordan Valley would not be...
  • Kerry Lands in Kiev Bearing $1 Billion in Aid

    03/04/2014 8:46:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/4/14
    ...Kerry touched down in Kiev today to show American support for the country's newly minted leaders - the same leaders Russian President Vladimir Putin called "definitely not legitimate"...
  • Kerry: Peace Isn't About Me, It's About You; Israels security "is our first priority,"

    03/03/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 3/3/14 | Ari Soffer and Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday reaffirmed Americas friendship with Israel and its commitment to the Jewish states security. Kerry, who spoke at the AIPAC conference in Washington, said that his peace efforts were not about him but were about the dreams of Israelis and the dignity of Palestinians. People ask me why am I so committed to these negotiations and why am I convinced that peace is possible, he said, adding, that it was wrong to ask him why he visits the region so much. This isnt about me, said Kerry, adding that his peace efforts were...
  • Kerry to Meet With Ukrainian Officials in Kiev [Lurch to the Rescue!]

    03/02/2014 2:01:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    ABC ^ | 3.2.14 | Julie Pace
    A senior administration official says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev Tuesday to meet with government officials.
  • Kerry: Putin now acting out of 'weakness' and 'desperation'

    03/02/2014 11:34:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2014 | Kyle Balluck and Russell Berman
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday blasted Russian President Vladimir Putins stunning, willful choice to invade Ukrainian territory and warned of possible sanctions. You just dont in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country, Kerry said on CBSs Face the Nation, one of several appearances on network interview shows. Its serious in terms of the modern manner in which countries resolve problems, Kerry said. Thats not the act of somebody whos strong, Kerry added, saying Putin is acting out of weakness and desperation. On ABCs This Week, Kerry called Putins move a brazen...
  • Kerry: All options are on the table in response to Russian invasion of Crimea

    03/02/2014 9:22:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe the Obama administration is taking the Budapest Memorandum more seriously than we imagined or at least want Russia to think we are. Secretary of State John Kerry told ABCs This Week that all options are on the table for a response to Vladimir Putins Crimean invasion, including military options: Secretary of State John Kerry said that all options are on the table when it comes to steps the U.S. can take to hold Russia accountable for its military movements in Ukraine, including economic sanctions and potentially military action. In an interview with ABCs George Stephanopoulos today on This...

    02/25/2014 12:49:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 25, 2014 | James Taylor
    This article originally appeared on Secretary of State John Kerry sunk to climate McCarthyism last week, calling scientists at NASA, NOAA, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and other prestigious research institutions shoddy scientists and members of the Flat Earth Society because they dont agree with Kerry and President Barack Obama on global warming issues. Fortunately for science, and unfortunately for Kerry, the Scientific Method encourages rather than blackballs critical inquiry and scientific debate. If that were not the case, people would indeed still believe the Earth is flat. Even so, more than 31,000 scientists have signed a summary of the...
  • Kerry's Brother: John's Not Anti-Semitic, We're Jewish

    02/19/2014 5:15:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    NBC ^ | 2-19-14 | Andrea Mitchell
    John Kerry's brother has responded to charges of anti-Semitism against the U.S. Secretary of State by some conservative Israelis including a prominent minister by writing publicly about the familys Jewish roots. Cameron Kerry wrote a column in Israel's largest circulation daily newspaper, Yediot, saying the accusations would be ridiculous if they were not so vile. The move illustrates how seriously the State Department wants to rebut the charge of anti-Semitism by some conservative Israeli critics of the Secretary of States peace negotiations. Earlier this month, members of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet accused Kerry of endorsing "anti-Semitic"...
  • Gingrich calls for Sec. Kerry to resign over global warming remarks

    02/18/2014 9:40:28 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18,2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to call for Secretary of State John Kerry to resign for calling global warming the worlds most fearsome weapon of mass destruction. Gingrich, a failed Republican presidential candidate, tweeted out his disgust with Kerrys comments (Note: He spells Kerrys name wrong in the tweets): Does kerrey really believe global warming more dangerous than north Korean and iranian nukes? More than Russian and Chinese nukes? Really? ? Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 18, 2014 On his trip to Indonesia, Kerry said that global warming is the worlds largest weapon of...
  • Obama's 'big breakthrough' coming by end of year - Leaked: Official declaration of Palestinian state

    02/18/2014 6:35:00 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 18 Feb 14 | Aaron Klein
    <p>TEL AVIV The Palestinian Authority received a pledge from the U.S. that by the end of 2014, the Obama administration will issue an official written declaration presenting general highlights of a future Palestinian state, a senior Palestinian negotiator told WND.</p>
  • Obamas War on Israel

    02/13/2014 5:07:52 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    If the lefts foreign policy these days had a slogan, it would be, Boycott Israel, not Iran. The double standard, dishonest as it is ugly, is also the motto of Obamas foreign policy, which benevolently blesses Irans nuclear program with one outstretched hand in the name of peace and chokes concessions out of Israel to the terrorists with the other also in the name of peace. Both peace plans are going disastrously according to plan. Iran has made it clear that it will dismantle nothing and that it will go on developing ballistic missiles and nuclear technology. Its military commanders...
  • Administration ends ban on asylum seekers with 'limited' terror ties

    02/06/2014 3:34:10 PM PST · by standingfirm · 46 replies ^ | 2-6-14 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called "deeply alarming." The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided "limited material support" to terror groups to be considered
  • Administration eases restrictions on asylum seekers with loose terror ties

    02/06/2014 1:25:11 PM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/06/14 | Judson Berger
    The Obama administration has unilaterally eased restrictions on asylum seekers with loose or incidental ties to terror and insurgent groups, in a move one senator called "deeply alarming." The change, approved by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, was announced Wednesday in the Federal Register. It would allow some individuals who provided "limited material support" to terror groups to be considered for entry into the U.S. Supporters of the change, including Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., argued that the current ban on anyone who has ever aided terrorists has unfairly blocked thousands of refugees. "The existing...
  • U.S. training Free Syrian Army in Jordan a group that violently targets Christians

    02/08/2014 7:23:45 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army those are the moderates, you know. How moderate? This moderate: in July 2013, Free Syrian Army fighters entered the Christian village of Oum Sharshouh and began burning down houses and terrorizing the population, forcing 250 Christian families to flee the area. Worthy News reported that just two days later, Free Syrian Army rebels targeted the residents of al-Duwayr/Douar, a Christian village close to the city of Homs and near Syrias border with Lebanon.Around 350 armed militants forcefully entered the homes of Christian families who were all rounded-up in the main square of the village...
  • Puffing John Kerry

    02/07/2014 6:08:54 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/7/2014 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The Washington Post this week carried a Carter Eskew story about Sec. of State John Kerry's travels that contains enough puffing to inflate the Hindenburg. The Post's man is seemingly in awe of Sec. Kerry's peripatetic globe-trotting in pursuit of peace, peace prizes, or just a piece of the action.
  • Kerry continues to extort Israel because Jews -- American and Israeli -- allow him to

    02/06/2014 3:59:45 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/5/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Once again, on Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to extort Israeli concessions to the PLO by threatening us with a Western economic boycott. Kerry is obsessed with Israel's economic success. Last May he told us that we're too rich to surrender our land. Now he's saying we'll be poor if we don't do so. The anti-Semitic undertones of Kerry's constant chatter about Jews having too much money are obvious. But beyond their inherent bigotry, Kerry's statements serve to legitimize the radical Left's economic war against the Jewish state. Administration supporters and fundraisers from Code Pink and other...
  • John Kerry to Retire in 2016

    02/06/2014 8:35:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/14 | Tapper
    JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Thank you so much for agreeing to do this. JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Good to be with you. TAPPER: So you've been secretary of State for a year. What's been the most surprising thing about the job? KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis. A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval. And all of it affects our interests, you know... ... TAPPER: There's a lot of talk about two of...
  • Kerrys Israeli Supporters

    02/05/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine/Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-5-14 | Caroline Glick
    Originally published by the Jerusalem Post. Once again, on Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to extort Israeli concessions to the PLO by threatening us with a Western economic boycott. Kerry is obsessed with Israels economic success. Last May he told us that were too rich to surrender our land. Now hes saying well be poor if we dont do so. The anti-Semitic undertones of Kerrys constant chatter about Jews having too much money are obvious. But beyond their inherent bigotry, Kerrys statements serve to legitimize the radical Lefts economic war against the Jewish state. Administration supporters and...
  • US issues travel warning on Israel, West Bank, Gaza

    02/04/2014 1:22:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 2/3/14 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    The US State Department issued a travel warning Monday on Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, strongly warning US citizens against travel to the Gaza Strip. The advisory was updated due to what the State Department said was the complex security environment in the region.
  • Kerry: Green Energy Will Solve Climate Change, Create 'Mother of All Markets'

    02/04/2014 8:26:30 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 2/3/2014 | unknown
    Just as computer technology greatly expanded Americans' wealth in the 1990s, the clean energy market could do the same thing in the years ahead, Secretary of State John Kerry told the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday. He touted climate change as a societal challenge and an economic opportunity: ... "The energy market that we are staring at--that is the solution to the climate change," Kerry continued. "Energy policy is the solution to climate change. That market, my friends, is a $6-trillion market today with 4 to 5 billion users today, and it will grow to some 9 billion...
  • Kerry tells Capitol Hill that Obamas Syria policies have failed

    02/03/2014 1:09:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Josh Rogin gets this bombshell from two of the Senators in the closed-door meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry, who briefed them and thirteen other members of Congress on progress in Syria. In short, it doesn’t exist. The chemical-weapons inspection regime set up by Russia to protect Bashar al-Assad is nothing short of a joke, and the peace talks are going exactly where everyone else knew they would … nowhere. Kerry told his former colleagues that he has lost faith in Obama’s policies, and now the US must intervene to stop Syria from being taken over by radical Sunni...
  • Scaring the Jewish state straight

    01/31/2014 8:05:07 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/31/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid delivered a scary speech on Wednesday. At the Institute of National Security Studies conference, Lapid warned that if we don't accept US Secretary of State John Kerry's framework for negotiations, the Europeans are going to take away our money. Lapid claimed that Israel's economic future is dependent on surrendering Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to the PLO. If we don't, he said, the EU will abrogate its economic association agreement with us. And such a move on Europe's part will cause serious harm to our economy. >>SNIP<< Kerry is waiting for Netanyahu to agree to his...
  • West and Russia accuse each other of 'coercing' Ukraine

    02/01/2014 11:44:25 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb.1, 2014 | Stephen Brown and Missy Ryan
    (Reuters) - The United States and Europe exchanged angry words with Russia on Saturday in a tug-of-war over Ukraine, with U.S., EU and NATO leaders saying Moscow must not strong-arm Kiev into an unpopular alliance. At conference in Munich where Western diplomats met leaders of the Ukrainian opposition, United States Secreatary of State John Kerry said the protesters believe "their futures do not have to lie with one country alone, and certainly not coerced". "Nowhere is the fight for a democratic, European future more important today than in Ukraine," he said. "The United States and EU stand with the people...
  • Secretary of State Kerry rejects notion U.S. is disengaging from world

    01/24/2014 1:56:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Secretary of State Kerry rejects notion U.S. is disengaging from world 4:22pm EST By Lesley Wroughton DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry dismissed on Friday as "a myth" suggestions that the United States was withdrawing from world affairs. "I'm perplexed by claims I occasionally hear that somehow America is disengaging from the world - this myth that America is pulling back, or giving up, or standing down. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth," Kerry told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His remarks were seen partly as a response to Saudi Prince Turki...
  • Officials protest Texas plan to execute Mexican citizen

    01/21/2014 8:29:37 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 54 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/21/2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    HOUSTONA Mexican national facing execution in Texas this week has drawn support from Mexican officials, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who appealed to Gov. Rick Perry and state courts for a reprieve so far, unsuccessfully. Edgar Tamayo, 46, a Mexican citizen, is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for fatally shooting Houston Police Officer Guy Gaddis in 1994. Gaddis, 24, had been flagged down near a nightclub by a man who accused Tamayo of robbing him. The officer arrested Tamayo, handcuffed him and put him in the back of his patrol car....
  • Mexico Trying to Stop Texas from Executing Illegal Alien Cop Killer With John Kerrys Help

    01/21/2014 12:23:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    Twisted Trio: Mexico, the U.N., and John Kerry are working to save the life of ghoulish illegal alien cop-killer Edgar Arias Tamayo.- by John Urban | Top Right NewsMexico's government is trying to block the execution of a convicted cop killer in Texas this week, arguing that it would violate international law. And our very own Secretary of State John Kerry is working with them -- and the United Nations --trying to save the life of an illegal alien murderer.You heard that right. Edgar Arias Tamayo, a 46-year old Mexican man, was in the country illegally when he killed Houston...
  • US secretly backs rebels to fight al Qaeda in Syria

    01/21/2014 12:44:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:20PM GMT 21 Jan 2014 | Ruth Sherlock
    The United States and Gulf countries have been secretly backing efforts by opposition rebels to destroy al-Qaedas most extreme wing in Syria, diplomats and rebels involved in the plan have told The Telegraph. As Western leaders publicly push the Syrian regime and the opposition to the Geneva II peace conference that begins Wednesday Washington has also been quietly supporting moves by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to give weapons and cash to rebel groups to fight al-Qaedas Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) in Syria. One source said the US was itself handing out millions of dollars to rebel groups...
  • Kerrys Poor Jihadist Myth

    01/17/2014 4:50:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/17/14 | Michelle Malkin
    The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. secretary of state John Kerry is the latest Obama administration official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennons cloying Imagine, don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly navet.While meeting with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican in Rome on Monday, Kerry expounded on their huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet. In other words:...
  • John Kerry, Jihad Coddler

    01/17/2014 5:20:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | January 17, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama administration official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon's cloying "Imagine," don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly naivete. While meeting with Catholic Church officials at the Vatican in Rome on Monday, Kerry expounded on their "huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet." In other words:...
  • Kerry 'using Europeans to blackmail Israel' Threat targets Jews in Jerusalem, biblical territories

    08/02/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/2/13 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV The Obama administration is working behind the scenes in tandem with the European Unions boycott of Israeli settlements, tying the seriousness of the EUs future ban to the Jewish states actions during current U.S.-brokered talks with the Palestinians, according to a senior Palestinian negotiator. Last week, the EU published guidelines that deny EU funds in the form of grants, prizes and financial instruments from going toward any Jewish entities in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights or eastern Jerusalem. The guidelines further require any future Israeli-EU financial agreements to include a clause stipulating that the West...
  • Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty

    01/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 115 replies
    Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty 'In many cases...' Jeryl Bier January 15, 2014 7:12 AM Secretary of State John Kerry covered a broad range of topics with his counterpart Pietro Parolin at the Vatican in Rome on Monday. Besides Syria, the Middle East peace process, Sudan, and Cuba, the subject of poverty came up during their discussions. In remarks following the meeting, Kerry linked poverty not only to terrorism, but to the "disenfranchisement of millions" [emphasis added]: We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global...
  • US Foreign Policy Hits New Lows After Israel Mocks John Kerry; Update - Israel Apologizes

    01/14/2014 4:52:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/14/14 | Tyler Durden
      Update: it was inevitable. Israel has apologized:  Barak Ravid@BarakRavid Follow BREAKING: Israel MoD Yaalon apologizes for his statements against SecState Kerry 1:28 PM - 14 Jan 2014   Just when you thought US foreign policy under John Kerry couldn't plumb new lows, here comes Israel, mocking... John Kerry.   Richard Engel        ✔ @RichardEngel Follow Yaalon quoted by "Yediot Aharonot" saying: only thing that could "save" #Israel is for Kerry to win Nobel Peace Prize and "leave us alone." But it wasn't Israel's mocking of Kerry that was embarrassing: after Syria, Israel is hardly a big fan of Hillary's replacement who...
  • Fmr. Kerry Aide: Iran Should Not Be Required to Cease Terrorism Against U.S.

    01/14/2014 8:22:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 1/14/14 | Adam Kredo
    Edward Levine, a Kerry confidant who formerly worked on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lambasted the anti-terror mandate in a recent analysis for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Requiring Iran to cease its terror activities against the United States could harm the negotiations over its contested nuclear program, according to Levine. This language would mean that if, say, Hezbollah were to explode a bomb outside a U.S. firms office in Beirut, the sanctions would go into effect (because Iran gives financial and other support to Hezbollah) even if Irans nuclear activities...
  • Kerry Presents Russian Counterpart with a Pair of Potatoes

    01/13/2014 1:57:07 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 1-13-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov not with a reset button at todays Syria talks in Paris, but with a pair of potatoes. (snip) At their joint press conference, a confused Russian reporter asked about the gift. It is a symbolic gift? What does it mean? Well, he told me hes not going to make vodka. Hes going to eat them, Kerry quipped before changing the subject. With respect to the potatoes, I really want to clarify: Theres no hidden meaning, he later said. Theres no metaphor. Theres no symbolic anything. ......."
  • Report: Kerry is Behind European Boycotts

    01/07/2014 10:18:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 1/7/2014, 6:54 PM | Ari Yashar
    Governmental sources report that US Secretary of State John Kerry is behind the European boycott threats on Israeli products and companies operating in Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The EU published its guidelines last July, boycotting Israeli companies operating over the 1949 Armistice lines. At the moment, Kerry is making sure the threats stay in check, but as soon as the peace talks fail he intends to open the floodgates and spur on full-blown international boycotts on Israel, reports Galei Tzahal (IDF Radio).
  • Kerry: Gay rights are 'the very heart' of U.S. diplomatic efforts world-wide

    01/04/2014 5:11:15 PM PST · by holden · 75 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | June 11, 2013 | T. Kevin Whiteman
    [snip] "To leave nothing vague or ambiguous regarding our nations Diplomatic Corps actions in regards to homosexual rights around the globe, the former Massachusetts Senator and presidential candidate [the current U.S. Secretary of State] stated: Across the globe, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas our diplomats are assisting local LGBT organizations and supporting local human rights advocates working to promote equality, create dialogue, and ensure protections for LGBT individuals."
  • Netanyahu Lectures Thumb-twiddling Kerry On Unapologetic Palestinian Terror Tactics

    01/04/2014 2:47:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...