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  • Massive military transport plane picks up John Kerry after he breaks his leg cycling

    06/02/2015 10:21:10 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/01/15 | By Daily Mail Reporters and Associated Press
    A US military C-17 transport aircraft that usually carries at least 100 troops flew to Geneva Airport to pick up Secretary of State John Kerry and flew him to Boston where he'll be treated for a broken leg. The Air Force plane touched down in Switzerland on Monday after taking off from a US base in Ramstein, Germany, and then headed to Massachusetts after collecting the 71-year-old politician. Kerry tweeted out 'big thanks' to his well-wishers and said he looked forward to getting his leg set and getting back to work at the State Department.
  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 3:03:07 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 86 replies
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  • 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 Iran’s 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 Geneva’s main hospital HUG, where he was being evaluated, Kirby said. A paramedic traveling with his motorcade immediately examined Kerry...
  • US 'Deeply Concerned' Over Morsi Death Sentence (State Dept official defends terrorists)

    05/17/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    VOA News ^ | May 17, 2015 6:42 AM
    The United States says it is "deeply concerned" about the death sentences handed down to former President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants for a 2011 mass prison break. "We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences, which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt's international obligations and the rule of law," a State Department official said Sunday. The sentences were handed down Saturday in a Cairo court. The Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, will make the final decision on the sentences on June 2. The former president is...
  • Will Putin give Kerry the cold shoulder? Kremlin not confirming one-on-one meeting in Russia

    05/11/2015 2:02:04 PM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2015
    The prospect of Vladimir Putin giving U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the cold shoulder looms over an official visit to Russia on Tuesday, with the Kremlin not yet confirming Obama administration claims that the two will meet.
  • 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 US Secretary 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...
  • Kerry Slams Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Hysteria'

    05/02/2015 2:56:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/15 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has given his first interview to Israeli media since spearheading the controversial framework deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking to Channel 10, Kerry sought to bypass Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's stern opposition to the deal by appealing directly to the Israeli people. Kerry sought repeatedly to reassure Israelis that despite the criticism from Netanyahu and many others, any deal with Iran would be watertight. "I say this again - we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran's pathways to a bomb and that doesn't give us the confidence...
  • State Department reportedly deems mission to rescue Americans in Yemen too risky

    05/02/2015 6:41:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The Wall Street Journal, citing a State Department official, reports that any evacuation point designated in a country where an Al Qaeda affiliate is active and an unstable security picture puts Americans and any U.S. military assets involved at risk. Instead, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf has pointed to an online system where Americans stranded in Yemen can register to receive updates on opportunities to leave the country. The department has also talked to other countries about Americans joining their rescue missions, she said. The decision of saving Americans puts U.S. authorities in a tight spot. They must choose between...
  • 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. Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh had called on Friday for all Yemenis to enter a political dialogue to end the conflict. …
  • State Department Won’t Rule Out $50 Billion ‘Signing Bonus’ For Iran

    04/20/2015 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 20, 2015 2:20 pm | Adam Kredo
    Largest cash infusion to terror regime in recent memory, experts say The State Department on Monday would not rule out giving Iran up to $50 billion as a so-called “signing bonus” for agreeing to a nuclear deal later this year, according to comments made to journalists following reports that the Obama administration had formulated a plan to release tens of billions of frozen Iranian funds. Experts have said this multi-billion dollar “signing bonus” option, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, could be the largest cash infusion to a terror-backing regime in recent memory. A cash release of...
  • 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 Doesn’t Interfere with Obama’s 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 administration’s new position on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obama’s 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 president’s deal, Kerry said “if it’s changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the president’s prerogatives,” then Congress can vote.
  • FM: Iran could resume nuclear activities if West withdraws

    04/04/2015 3:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2015 5:43 PM EDT
    Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran would be able to return to its current level of nuclear activities if the West withdraws from a pact that is to be finalized in June. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran has the power to take “corresponding action” and “will be able to return” its nuclear program to the same level if the other side fails to honor the agreement. …
  • Who do we believe, Obama or Iran?

    04/04/2015 7:39:37 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 4, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Obama spiked the football in the Rose garden this week when he claimed that Iran and other world powers had agreed on an “historic” framework toward a final nuclear deal. He was doing his best channeling of Neville Chamberlain when he declared “I am convinced that if this framework leads to a final comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies and our world safer.” Of course, the key word in Barack’s victory speech is “if;” as in “…if Tehran proves that it is adhering to the agreement.” Yet nothing is in writing! Maybe The One has gone back...
  • An Apology to Neville Chamberlain

    04/04/2015 7:14:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The great pretense, the false suspense, the grand charade, the whole production number is about over. After months, after years of pretending that negotiations to keep Tehran's mullahs from getting their own nuclear weapon, the cover has been lifted and -- Ta-da! -- the grand finale begins with an all too familiar chorus: Peace in Our Time! Uncork the champaign, serve the caviar and get ready to applaud what should be a real hit. Call it "Munich: The Sequel." Back in 1938, the original production got a big reception from the waiting world, too, maybe bigger, because the audience could...
  • War with Iran is probably our best option

    04/03/2015 11:24:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13 | Joshua Muravchik
    The logical flaw in the indictment of a looming “very bad” nuclear deal with Iran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered before Congress this month was his claim that we could secure a “good deal” by calling Iran’s bluff and imposing tougher sanctions. The Iranian regime that Netanyahu described so vividly — violent, rapacious, devious and redolent with hatred for Israel and the United States — is bound to continue its quest for nuclear weapons by refusing any “good deal” or by cheating. This gives force to the Obama administration’s taunting rejoinder: What is Netanyahu’s alternative? War? But the...
  • Kerry Disputes Comparisons Between Iran Deal and 1938 Munich Agreement [semi-satire]

    04/04/2015 12:18:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 19 replies
    Semi-New/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 April 2015 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry bristled under comparisons of the recently announced deal with Iran to 1938's agreement between Britain's Neville Chamberlain and Germany's Adolf Hitler over the Sudetenland. Though Chamberlain proclaimed the agreement as assuring "peace for our time," World War II erupted only a year later. "There are just too many differences to make the comparison apt," Kerry claimed. "Hitler threatened to invade Czechoslovakia if his demands weren't met. Iran isn't threatening to invade anyone. Hitler had already invaded Austria. Iran hasn't invaded anyone. Iranian troops in Iraq are there by invitation to fight against ISIL." "There's...
  • 'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims - Iran is misrepresenting

    04/04/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/03/15 | Francesca Chambers
    'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims that Iran is misrepresenting terms of nuclear deal Within hours of a formal announcement that the United States, Iran and a group of five other world powers had brokered a deal keep Iran obtaining an atomic bomb in exchange for the relief of certain sanctions, cracks began to appear in the tediously negotiated preliminary agreement. The United States insisted in public statements and a fact sheet on the deal that sanctions on the country would be 'suspended' or 'phased' out over time after a final deal is inked while leaving...
  • State Department rejects call for Iran deal to affirm Israel's 'right to exist' (Marie Harf)

    04/03/2015 7:12:13 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 hours ago
    A State Department official dismissed a plea Friday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Iran nuclear agreement include clear recognition of his nation's "right to exist," declaring negotiations are "only about the nuclear issue." State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, in a terse response to a question about Netanyahu's concerns, told reporters, "This is an agreement that is only about the nuclear issue" -- a comment that indicates the Obama administration is not looking to enshrine Israel's security into a final agreement. Harf, for her part, suggested the talks are complicated enough already. "This is an agreement that doesn't...
  • US reportedly backed down on initial goals in Iran talks

    04/03/2015 7:53:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The emerging reports indicate the U.S. team, led by Secretary of State John Kerry, gradually backed down over the course of the talks as Iran's delegation dug in. The Wall Street Journal, citing current and former U.S. representatives at the discussions, claimed the White House had initially hoped to persuade Iran to dismantle much of the country's nuclear infrastructure when talks started in late 2013, only to be told categorically that Iran would not do so.
  • Dem Rep: Iran Already Renouncing Deal, Won’t Publicly Agree to 4 Pages

    04/03/2015 9:03:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/03/2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown with José Díaz-Balart,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) argued since the Iranians are already  “backing away from” the four pages put out yesterday by the White House, believing they would agree to a complex final deal with thousands of page in June would be difficult.Sherman said, “The key thing from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey is that they’re not saying that this will inspire them to develop their own nuclear program. One of the main benefits we want from this deal is to avoid the nuclear proliferation race in the Middle East that would start if people thought Iran...
  • Wesley Pruden column: "A deal with Iran built on lies"

    04/03/2015 12:18:48 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2 Apr 15 | Wesley Pruden
    "Everything about the so-called deal with Iran, including the reputations of the men who negotiated it, is a lie. It’s likely to be a deadly lie for millions of people who will die on account of it. The world should mark well everyone responsible for it."
  • Kerry’s Last Grasp at Greatness

    04/02/2015 6:41:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | April 2, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    [snip] Kerry is a man who has lived most of his adult life in the public eye. It’s been a career of almosts and near misses—and fugitive moments of glory. He’s been grasping for the brass ring his entire life, it seems, determined to be a man of import and impact, to make his mark. But somehow it’s always eluded John Kerry. More doors are closed now than open, and Kerry has less than two years left in his job. [snip] America’s secretary of state—the “tireless, and I mean tireless," John Kerry, as President Obama put it in his Rose...
  • Iran Accuses U.S. of Lying About New Nuke Agreement

    04/02/2015 3:40:18 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2 April 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Says White House misleading Congress, American people with fact sheet LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Just hours after the announcement of what the United States characterized as a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, the country’s leading negotiator lashed out at the Obama administration for lying about the details of a tentative framework. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic. Zarif bragged in an earlier press conference with reporters that the United States had tentatively agreed...
  • Iran Brags About Nuke Concessions

    04/02/2015 3:58:54 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The move to allow Iran to keep centrifuges at Fordow, a controversial onetime military site, has elicited concern that Tehran could ramp up its nuclear work with ease. Zarif said that once a final agreement is made, “all U.S. nuclear related secondary sanctions will be terminated,” he said. “This, I think, would be a major step forward.” Zarif also revealed that Iran will be allowed to sell “enriched uranium” in the international market place and will be “hopefully making some money” from it. European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini said in a statement that the sides had “taken a decisive...
  • Obama’s Iran deal falls far short of his own goals

    04/02/2015 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | By Editorial Board
    THE “KEY parameters” for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program released Thursday fall well short of the goals originally set by the Obama administration. None of Iran’s nuclear facilities — including the Fordow center buried under a mountain — will be closed. Not one of the country’s 19,000 centrifuges will be dismantled. Tehran’s existing stockpile of enriched uranium will be “reduced” but not necessarily shipped out of the country. In effect, Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will remain intact, though some of it will be mothballed for 10 years. When the accord lapses, the Islamic Republic will instantly become a threshold nuclear...
  • Iran Nuclear Talks: "Good News" Coming

    04/02/2015 11:33:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 2,2015 | Associated Press
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran and six world powers have agreed on the outlines of an understanding to limit Iran’s nuclear programs, negotiators indicated Thursday, as both sides prepared for announcements.
  • State Dept. Cancels Daily Press Briefing Three Days in a Row (Panic over Iran talks?)

    04/02/2015 9:14:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | DANIEL HALPER | 9:36 AM, Apr 2, 2015
    The State Department has cancelled daily press briefings in Washington, D.C. three days in a row as John Kerry continues to try to strike a nuclear deal with Iran.
  • BREAKING: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached

    04/02/2015 10:48:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 173 replies
    MotherJones.com ^ | 04/02/2015 | Political MoJo Previous
    The U.S. and other international negotiators reportedly have agreed to the outlines of an understanding with Iran that would allow for a final phase of nuclear talks. The Associated Press, citing officials, reported on the agreement, while noting that negotiators are still in a dispute over how much to make public. A press conference is about to begin to announce the details, but according to Reuters it looks like Iran has agreed to suspend much of its nuclear program.
  • JohnKerry will remain in Lausanne until at least Thurs AM (talks extended another day)

    04/01/2015 11:47:03 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3 minutes ago | Marie Harf
    Cont to make progress; have not reached a pol understanding. @JohnKerry will remain in Lausanne until at least Thurs AM to cont negotiations
  • BREAKING: US official: Kerry extends stay at Iran nuclear talks for another day

    04/01/2015 11:47:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    Twitter AP ^ | 04/01/2015 | AP
    The Associated Press ‏@AP BREAKING: US official: Kerry extends stay at Iran nuclear talks for another day as negotiations falter.
  • John Kerry flashback: Give Iran nuclear fuel-Insisted trust Tehran as Carter did with North Korea

    03/31/2015 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Worldnet Dailly ^ | 3-31-15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Insisted U.S. should trust Tehran as Carter had done with North Korea NEW YORK – Secretary of State John Kerry, currently leading negotiations for the Obama administration regarding Iran’s nuclear program, argued as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in 2004 that the U.S. should provide nuclear fuel to Iran, trusting, as President Jimmy Carter had done with North Korea, that the Iranians would not use it to make a bomb. Notably, one of Kerry’s top “bundler” fundraisers in his 2004 campaign was Hasan Nemazee, an Iranian-American now serving a 12-year sentence in federal prison for bank fraud. During the 2004...
  • Agents of the Enemy-Is John Kerry representing America or Iran?

    04/01/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 31, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Agents of the EnemyPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 31, 2015 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments If any further evidence was needed to show that the nuclear talks with Iran were a tragic farce, choreographed and orchestrated by Iran, the startling revelations from a former top aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ought to do the trick.“The US negotiating team are mainly [in Lausanne] to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal,” he told an opposition television network in London.Amir Hossein Motaghi was Rouhani’s image-maker...
  • Peace in our Time: The April Fool’s Accord–John Kerry’s “Finest Hour”?

    04/01/2015 5:09:20 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 1 April 15 | Unattributed
    It only seems so appropriate. John Kerry’s Iran nuclear negotiations have been extended to April Fool’s Day. This latest in a series of extensions came after the Iranians once again played Kerry like a Stradivarius by hardening their position and threatening to deny Barack Obama and John Kerry their “Peace in Our Time” photo op. So after years of one-sided “negotiations,” the crack Obama-Kerry negotiation braintrust grants yet another extension to the world’s foremost state sponsor of Jihadist terrorism over its already designated illegal nuclear program. (That point is important, namely that Iran is enriching uranium in violation of international...
  • Iranian Defector: US Team ‘Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf’ at Nuke Negotiations

    03/31/2015 9:01:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/31/2015 | John Hayward
    The UK Telegraph does an epic job of burying the lede in their story about Amir Hossein Motaghi, a media aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who bailed out of the theocracy and requested political asylum while attending nuclear negotiations in Switzerland. Rouhani’s story is interesting, including his assertion that many of the Iranian “media” people attending the negotiations are actually conduits to their intelligence service and his belief that he faced arrest if he returned to Tehran.  But the most intriguing thing he said is floating at the bottom of the Telegraph story, the very last line in the piece:
  • Hey John, Why the Long Face? (Kerry)

    03/31/2015 5:34:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 3/31/15 | D.W. Wilber
    As Secretary of State John Kerry frantically tries to reach an appeasement agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over Iran’s nuclear weapons program, yes it indeed is a nuclear weapons program, the security of Israel and the United States continue to hang in the balance. With tomorrow’s deadline rapidly approaching, ‘agreement at all costs’ appears to be the negotiating tactic employed by the United States negotiating team, led by Secretary Kerry. The Iranians certainly recognize the Obama Administration’s desperation and will exploit to their advantage as much as possible the negotiating weakness on display in Switzerland. Weakness they have...
  • Iran deal worse than Israel feared, Netanyahu says

    03/29/2015 3:51:35 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 29, 2015, 12:57 pm | Jonathan Beck
    PM warns of ‘Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis'; officials say Tehran has agreed to ship out all enriched uranium to Russia Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, as Iranian and Western officials in Lausanne, Switzerland were rushing to reach a framework agreement by an end-of-month deadline. “After the Beirut-Damascus-Baghdad axis, Iran is maneuvering from the south to take over the entire Middle East,” Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting, one of the last for his outgoing government. “The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is dangerous for mankind and must be stopped.” Netanyahu told ministers that he had spoken with...
  • Iranian Defector: 'U.S. Negotiating Team Mainly There to Speak on Iran’s Behalf'

    03/28/2015 3:22:51 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 38 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5:01 PM, Mar 28, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    An Iranian journalist writing about the nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran has defected. In an interview Amir Hossein Motaghi, has some harsh words for his native Iran. He also has a damning indictment of America's role in the nuclear negotiations. “The U.S. negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal," Motaghi told a TV station after just defecting from the Iranian delegation while abroad for the nuclear talks. The P 5 + 1 is made up of United States, United Kingdom, Russia,...
  • Kerry Warns US Ambassadors They Will Be Dealing With ‘Climate Refugees’ In Not-Too-Distant Future

    03/27/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    CBS DC ^ | March 26, 2015 | CBSDC
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Secretary of State John Kerry warns U.S. ambassadors that they will be dealing with “climate refugees” in the not-too-distant future. Kerry told U.S. ambassadors at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday about the threat climate change poses around the world. “There’ll be climate refugees that all of you will be coping with at some point, if not now, in the not-too-distant future,” Kerry said. “Ninety-seven percent of all the scientists for 20 years tell us unequivocally that this is happening and happening now, and humans are causing it, and we have a...
  • Report: Obama/Kerry Agree To Allow Iran Operation of Underground Nuclear Enrichment Bunkers…

    03/27/2015 12:17:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 24 replies
    — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press. The trade-off would allow Iran to run several hundred of the devices at its Fordo facility, although the Iranians would not be allowed to do work that could lead to an atomic bomb and the site would be subject to international inspections, according to Western officials familiar with details of negotiations now underway. In return, Iran would be required to scale back...
  • Kerry Flies to Switzerland for Make-or-Break Iran Nuke Talks

    03/25/2015 8:30:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 25, 2015, 11:17 AM ET | MATTHEW LEE
    With an end-of-March deadline days away, Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back into negotiations with Iran, hoping to seal a framework deal to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Speaking Wednesday morning to U.S. ambassadors, Kerry assailed opponents of a deal. "What happens if, as our critics propose, we just walk away from a plan that the rest of the world were to deem to be reasonable?" Kerry asked. "Well, the talks would collapse. Iran would have the ability to go right back spinning its centrifuges and enriching to the degree they want... And...
  • Kerry seems to forget his rogue diplomacy past

    03/20/2015 7:41:27 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/29 | Peter Lucas
    You could tell by his body language and the look in his eye that John Kerry, appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week, wanted to say to Marco Rubio: "Listen, punk, I was testifying before this committee before you were even born." And Kerry, the secretary of state and former veteran Massachusetts U.S. senator, would have been right. Kerry is 72. Rubio, the Republican U.S. senator from Florida, is 43.
  • ‘Trying to be funny’? John Kerry’s reaction to Hillary’s email scandal sounds just a tad snarky

    03/05/2015 11:28:26 AM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 5, 2015
    Jake Tapper ‏@jaketapper 3h3 hours ago Kerry: "I believe we have all the (HRC) emails...let me check on that when I actually have time to pay attention to such an important issue" 0 replies 63 retweets 44 favorites
  • Genghis John Kerry Defends Claim That Daily Threat Is Down

    03/01/2015 10:25:55 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry said today he stands by his statement that Americans are facing fewer daily threats, even though he's received heavy criticism for his remarks. In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Martha Raddatz on "This Week," explained the rationale behind his claims to Congress earlier this week, which came at the same time Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said this has been the most lethal year for global terrorism. "Well, I understand," he said. "Of course I understand it, Martha, because people are thinking about the day-to-day vision of what is happening on the...
  • John Kerry Doesn't Want Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to Become 'Some Great Political Football'

    03/01/2015 10:23:41 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 1, 2015, 11:10 AM ET | By JUSTIN FISHEL via This Week
    Two days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to speak to a joint session of Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry said the prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. but worries it injects far too much politics into the relationship. “The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously,” Kerry said today in an exclusive interview on ABC’s "This Week." “I talk to the prime minister regularly, including yesterday." But, Kerry added, "we don't want to see this turned into some great political football.” Kerry echoed frustrations expressed by the...
  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    03/01/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies
    AP.org ^ | 3/1/15 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
  • Our Islamic State Department and the Islamic State

    02/27/2015 9:06:36 AM PST · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/27/15 | Donald Joy
    Recently I was sampling documentaries about ISIS on YouTube. An early scene in one of them takes place at an ISIS-manned checkpoint on a long, straight highway in the Syrian desert. Several large commercial trucks approach the checkpoint, and are forced to stop by the Islamic State thugs. The documentary filmmaker captured what happened next, as if it was just an ordinary day in the caliphate. Three truck drivers are ordered out of their cabs, and they are interrogated while standing there in the road in the hot sun. Their identification papers are scrutinized, and as they plead that they...
  • Breaking: U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Bracing for “Imminent Complex Attack”

    02/15/2015 8:01:18 PM PST · by george76 · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 15, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The State Department issued a little noticed statement on Saturday warning of an “imminent complex attack” on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, telling Americans to avoid the area around the embassy. “As of February 2015, militants are preparing an imminent complex attack against the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul City, Afghanistan, from a location near Massoud Circle. The U.S. Embassy is taking this threat seriously and advises American citizens to avoid the area.” Massoud Circle was the location of a deadly suicide bomb attack last September claimed by the Taliban. ... As the Kabul Embassy staff prepares for an...
  • Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation

    02/11/2015 6:09:17 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 26 replies
    military.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    U.S. Embassy Marines in Yemen handed over their M-9 pistols and M-4 carbines before evacuating the chaotic country with diplomatic personnel, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The Marines also left behind several vehicles at the airport in the capital city of Sanaa before departing on a civilian flight, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
  • Marines Surrender Weapons Before Yemen Evacuation

    02/11/2015 6:10:24 PM PST · by blueyon · 112 replies
    Military.com ^ | 2/11/15 | Richard Sisk
    U.S. Embassy Marines in Yemen handed over their M-9 pistols and M-4 carbines before evacuating the chaotic country with diplomatic personnel, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The Marines also left behind several vehicles at the airport in the capital city of Sanaa before departing on a civilian flight, said Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman. Warren said the Marines destroyed their machine guns and other crew-served weapons before leaving the Embassy for the airport. He also said that it was unclear who now had custody of the weapons and vehicles that were surrendered. A Marine spokesman could not immediately say...