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  • John Kerry Orders Email Preservation Review at State Department

    03/27/2015 5:49:29 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL
    Secretary of State John Kerry sent a letter to the State Department’s Inspector General requesting a review of email and records management, the State Department said today. The timing of Kerry’s request has many asking if this push for reform is connected to former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s recent scandal involving her use of a private email server, rather than a State Department account. State Department Spokesman Jeff Rathke denied this had anything to do with Clinton, citing instead the State Department’s need to better manage the overwhelming number of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and requests for information from...
  • Kerry updates Netanyahu as Iran deal nears completion (6,100 centrifuges, could be signed Sunday)

    03/27/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 28, 2015, 12:33 am (IDT) | Avi Issacharoff
    Israeli TV says agreement will leave Iran with 6,100 centrifuges spinning; Israeli official calls looming accord ‘incomprehensibly’ bad US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and again on Friday to update him on progress in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, as an Israeli official castigated the emerging deal as “incomprehensibly” bad. According to an unnamed senior American official quoted by Haaretz Friday night, the secretary’s calls to Netanyahu came amid indications that the negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, are making progress and that an agreement could be finalized by Sunday. Netanyahu has been...
  • 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...
  • Palin Facebook Statement - Bergdahl

    03/26/2015 8:12:14 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/26/15 | Sarah Palin
    When President Obama traded one deserter for five evil terrorists hell-bent on destroying America, rational people did not believe the Obama administration’s claims about this traitor’s “health crisis,” or claims that he served “with honor and distinction,” and certainly not President Obama’s claim that this was a good deal for America. After putting the country in danger, President Obama celebrated Bergdahl in our Rose Garden, arm in arm with his smiling father greeting Americans in Arabic and Pashtu, as our loyal troops cringed. In fact, in the days that followed, the Obama administration actually smeared the vets who came forward...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with Moaz al-Khatib

    03/25/2015 9:27:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    State Department Press Release ^ | 3-25-2015 | Jen Psaki
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson met today with Moaz al Khatib, former President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Mr. Khatib shared his views on ways to advance a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Secretary Kerry emphasized that Bashar al-Asad is a brutal dictator with no legitimacy to lead Syria. The Secretary reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing all diplomatic avenues to help bring about a political transition based on the Geneva Principles that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity, and security for the...
  • Bergdahl deal crushed hopes for Kayla Mueller, family says

    02/23/2015 6:36:48 AM PST · by workerbee · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/23/15
    The Obama administration’s swap of five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl may have doomed any hope Kayla Mueller’s family had for working out a deal with ISIS, the murdered aid worker’s family said in an interview. Carl Mueller told NBC in an interview that aired Monday that he and his wife thought they could win his daughter’s freedom with a $6.2 million ransom payment, although he acknowledged the Arizona family faced a daunting task in raising that much money. But when the White House agreed last year to trade Bergdahl, who had been...
  • The Bergdahl Fiasco

    03/25/2015 9:54:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 25, 2015 | Jonathan Keiler
    The languishing case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl continues to raise serious questions about whether the Obama administration is illegally influencing the military justice system. It would not be the first time either, as Obama’s political views on Islam clearly prejudiced and dragged out the prosecution of former Major Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood terrorist. Both cases bear the marks of improper “command influence” on the military. This is most clearly evident in the tormented and confusing delays in processing both cases, reflective of the Army’s struggle to maintain at least a veneer of objectivity, while marching to Obama’s tune....
  • Hillary Clinton: How Bergdahl disappeared 'doesn't matter'

    03/25/2015 1:38:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Paul Bedard
    In a comment that now seems akin to her "what difference does it make" dismissal of the Benghazi, Libya, terror slayings of U.S. officials, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that how U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl ended up in Taliban hands "doesn't matter."Clinton was interviewed last June after President Obama traded five Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl, who on Wednesday was charged with desertion.Obama was criticized by many after the trade, with some suspecting that Bergdahl sympathized with the Taliban.But in the interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Clinton defended Obama in comments that she may have to answer for...
  • We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night

    03/25/2015 1:14:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 25, 2015 | Nathan Bradley Bethea
    For five years, soldiers have been forced to stay silent about the disappearance and search for Bergdahl. Now we can talk about what really happened. It was June 30, 2009, and I was in the city of Sharana, the capitol of Paktika province in Afghanistan.
  • ‘Who the hell wrote that’? NYT’s hot take on Bergdahl is ‘freaking unbelievable’

    03/25/2015 12:55:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
  • Bergdahl to be charged with desertion, officials say

    03/25/2015 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 25, 2015
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was taken captive by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan and freed five years later in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees, will be charged with desertion, officials told Fox News. The development comes nearly one year after his May 2014 release -- which initially was a joyous occasion, with his family joining President Obama in celebrating the news in the Rose Garden. But that gave way to controversy in Washington as Bergdahl was accused of putting his fellow soldiers in danger by abandoning his post five years earlier. The trade of five hardened...
  • News conference to begin shortly on Bergdahl charges

    03/25/2015 12:27:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    He will be charged with desertion among other charges.
  • ‘Surreal times’: Remember what Susan Rice said about Bergdahl? These people do

    03/25/2015 1:07:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Who knew it was possible for her to look like an even bigger fool than she did before. Continues to one-up herself. There are reports that the U.S. Army is going to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. When Susan Rice was making the media rounds attempting to make he case for President Obama’s swap of five Gitmo detainees for Bergdahl, she made a claim that is coming back to haunt her (or maybe the MSM won’t bother to mention it):
  • Bowe Bergdahl, Once Missing U.S. Soldier, Charged with Desertion (Army presser 3:30 p.m. EDT)

    03/25/2015 11:04:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 210 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer.
  • Pro-Amnesty Democrat Shouted Off Stage by American Patriots at USC

    03/25/2015 11:01:31 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 13 replies
    GP ^ | 3/24/15 | Jim Hoft
    The far left Democrat was speaking at USC at an event that was held in Spanish – headphones were offered to English speaking attendees. But the patriotic crowd took over the theater and started chanting U-S-A until Gutierrez was forced to leave the stage.
  • Krauthhammer--Obama’s Betraying Our Allies – to Partner With Iran

    03/24/2015 6:04:37 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 40 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 24, 2015 | Sara Noble
    “He thinks he is going to do a Nixon to China. He is the man who is going to develop the entente, the understanding, the condominium with Iran to run the Middle East. We will join with them. We are going to recognize their presence, their dominance in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, and now in Yemen as that will be the reward for having cut a deal with us on nuclear weapons.” “That’s impossible, O’Reilly said, “because if that ever were to come true, we would alienate all of the Sunni nations. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates…” “But that’s exactly...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • Kerry mourns death of Iranian president's mom

    03/20/2015 9:39:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | David McCabe
    Secretary of State John Kerry mourned the passing of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's mother on Wednesday as U.S. negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program enter their final weeks. “We extend our deepest condolences to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Hassan Rouhani and his family on the passing of his mother, Mrs. Sakineh Peivandi,” he said in a statement. “Such a loss is especially hard coming on the eve of Nowruz, traditionally a time when families gather together in joy and hope.” “We share in his grief and that of his brother, Presidential Special Advisor Hossein...
  • There Is No Fatwa Condemning Nuclear Weapons by Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei

    03/20/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT · by thouworm · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-16-2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    The Obama administration may not have much use for federal law or for Congress’s constitutional role in providing advice on, determining whether to consent to, and enacting any legislation necessary to implement international agreements. But it exhibits cloying reverence for a fatwa — a sharia law edict — issued by a jurist who runs a regime that is the world’s leading state sponsor of jihadist terror. Even when the fatwa is a patent hoax. Secretary of State Kerry, like his predecessor Hillary Clinton and his boss President Obama, took time out from his tirades against Senate Republicans’ exposition of the...
  • 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.
  • At Iran talks, Kerry can't get into gear

    03/18/2015 5:50:06 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    A.F.P. ^ | March 18, 2015 | No Attribution
    ausanne (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has a history with broken planes but during Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland this week even his bike needed fixing. In what sceptics might call a metaphor for the talks in Lausanne, Kerry's orange racer on Monday couldn't get into gear properly, Lionel Schumann of the Sam's Bike shop in the town of La Tour-le-Peilz said.
  • John Kerry - cool bicycle

    03/16/2015 1:43:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    The State ^ | 3-16-15 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after holding meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015.
  • Syria Conflict: US Wants To 'Re-ignite' Peace Talks, Says Kerry [Assad Wins?]

    03/15/2015 11:49:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 15, 2015
    15 March 2015 Syria Conflict: US Wants To 'Re-ignite' Peace Talks, Says Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry says he wants to "re-ignite" negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria. Speaking as the war enters its fifth year, Mr Kerry said it was "one of the worst tragedies any of us have seen". He said the international community was upping pressure on Syria's regime to hold new peace talks, saying "we have to negotiate in the end" with Mr Assad. More than 215,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the conflict.
  • Kerry Slams Cotton On Inexperience

    03/15/2015 11:51:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), the senator who penned the letter he and 46 of his Republican colleagues signed to Iran’s leaders by pointing out he is “somebody who has been in the United States Senate for 60-some days.”
  • Kerry: Last Chance For Iran Nuclear Deal [Claims Deal Is Unchangeable By Congress!]

    03/14/2015 8:13:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 14, 2015 | MARGARET BRENNAN
    By MARGARET BRENNAN CBS NEWSMarch 14, 2015 Kerry: Last Chance For Iran Nuclear DealComment Shares 7 Tweets Stumble Email More + SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -- Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland Sunday for a marathon round of talks with Iran about freezing its nuclear program. Almost sure to come up: The letter 47 Republican senators sent this week to Iran, warning that any deal will not last beyond President Obama's term. With the clock ticking, Kerry said that this is the last chance. He has until the end of March to hammer out a deal with Iran....
  • Grandstanding Freshmen Senators (Tom Cotton vs John Kerry)

    03/14/2015 9:33:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “My reaction to this letter is utter disbelief. In my 29 years as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, I’ve never heard of or even heard of being proposed, anything comparable to this. If I had—not matter what the issue and who was President-- I would have certainly rejected it.” (Sec. of State John Kerry reacting to the letter drafted by freshman senator Tom Cotton, signed by 47 Republicans and addressed to Iranian leaders.) If only the Republican Senators had followed up their letter to the terror-sponsoring Iranian officials this week with a visit and a handshake! Perhaps then John Kerry...
  • TEAM MCCONNELL STRUGGLES TO DEFEND DECISION TO BRING LORETTA LYNCH UP FOR A VOTE

    03/13/2015 7:34:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 13, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t have to bring U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as the next Attorney General of the United States, up on the Senate floor for a vote next week—or ever—if he doesn’t want her confirmed. But he’s doing it anyway, even though just four Senate Republicans have said they’ll vote for her—and even their support for her is questionable at this point. McConnell’s office has struggled to defend the Majority Leader’s decision—which flies in the face of a pre-election promise to not allow any attorney general nominee who supports Obama’s executive...
  • State officials react to UCI flag controversy...[See the 'American' students voting for the ban'

    03/13/2015 3:35:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 16 replies
    [Snip]...The resolution, written by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology, stated that "the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism" and noted that flags "construct paradigms of conformity and sets homogenized standards."
  • John Kerry’s Hypocrisy and End-Run Around Congress on Iran

    03/13/2015 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/13/15 | Joseph Klein
    In hiding behind the UN, Obama and Kerry will freeze Congress out of the process and jeopardize the security of United States and its allies Secretary of State John Kerry disgraced his office yet again during his appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 11th. He sharply criticized an open letter to Iran’s leadership drafted by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and signed by 47 Republicans, which simply made the point that in our democratic republic the president does not get to bind our country irreversibly to an executive agreement he signs unilaterally with another country. “My reaction to...
  • Kerry: Climate Change an ‘Elementary Truth’ – Like the Laws of Gravity

    03/12/2015 8:56:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 12, 2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – That climate change is happening and that humans are largely responsible should be as universally accepted as the law of gravity, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Thursday. “When an apple falls from a tree, it will drop toward the ground. We know that because of the basic laws of physics,” he said in a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington. “Science tells us that gravity exists, and no one disputes that.” “So when science tells us that our climate is changing and humans beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up...
  • Kerry to meet Abbas and Abdullah in Egypt (meets terror leader days before Israeli election)

    03/12/2015 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 03.13.15, 01:05
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II on the sidelines of economic talks in Egypt on Friday, US officials said. The talks are likely to focus on the economic crisis facing the Palestinian Authority and could be a four-way meeting which would also include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a State Department official said. "We continue to be concerned about the PA," the official told reporters travelling with Kerry on his plane to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. "It’s really part of the continuous, ongoing conversation we’re...
  • White House petition on ‘47 traitors’ draws more than 200,000 signatures

    03/12/2015 10:46:04 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 41 replies
    Capitol Report ^ | 5/12/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A petition on the White House’s web site calling for charges to be filed against 47 Republican senators who sent a letter to Iran’s leaders has garnered more than double the signatures it needs to draw a White House response. The petition, on whitehouse.gov, was filed Monday and had 214,178 signatures as of mid-Thursday morning. To require a response from the White House, petitioners must secure 100,000 signatures within 30 days. Some Republicans admit they were caught off guard by the backlash to the letter, which warned Iranian leaders against a nuclear agreement with President Barack Obama....
  • Kerry blows up in Senate hearing and insists 'This is not a speech!' as he castigates GOP

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

    03/11/2015 2:26:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Lesley Wroughton
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Republicans who control Congress on Wednesday they would not be able to modify any nuclear agreement struck between the United States and Iran. Kerry said he responded with "utter disbelief" to an open letter to Iran on Monday signed only by Republican senators that said any deal would only last as long as U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, remains in office. "When it says that Congress could actually modify the terms of an agreement at any time is flat wrong," Kerry, who has been negotiating a deal to rein in Iran's...
  • John Kerry: Tom Cotton’s right, we’re not negotiating a legally binding deal with Iran

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

    03/11/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/11/2015 | BY CHARLES HOSKINSON |
    The Obama administration won't submit any deal limiting Iran's nuclear ambitions to Congress for approval because it won't be legally binding, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. "We've been clear from the beginning we're not negotiating a legally binding plan. We're negotiating a plan that will have a capacity for enforcement," he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We don't even have diplomatic relations with Iran right now." Kerry, who was visibly irritated by what he called misconceptions by lawmakers about the ongoing talks, was criticizing an open letter to Iran's leaders signed by 47 Republican senators. The letter...
  • Did You Know that John Kerry's Daughter is Married to an Iranian?

    03/11/2015 8:38:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 57 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought the Mullah-butt-licking Obama regime couldn't be any more deeply infiltrated. Somehow the newspapers never had much to say about this, and when forced to -i.e. wedding announcements- the Iranian ancestry and birthplace of Vanessa Kerry's husband are -untypically- omitted. So as Obama and John Kerry set-out to strike a grand bargain with the Mullahs (and flush Israel down the drain), you would think this to be a pertinent fact, one that really ought to be public- or at least it would have been back before this country began to forget anything that ever mattered (and how the world works).  With deep Muslim infiltration of our...
  • Even John Kerry says the Iran deal is not legally binding

    03/11/2015 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3-11-2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Credit Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) for raising the issue. Without a letter reminding the White House, Congress and the American people that a deal must be approved by the Senate in order to be binding, we might never have learned from Secretary of State John Kerry that “we are not negotiating a legally binding plan.” Oh, really? For starters, a colleague reminds me that this was done with the North Korea Agreed Framework, negotiated by the very same U.S. diplomat, Wendy Sherman, who is handling the P5+1 deal. What then do the Iranians think they are getting? No wonder the...
  • Kerry on Defeating ISIS: ‘We Have the Capacity,’ But ‘We’re Not Going To Do It’

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

    03/11/2015 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/11/15 11:12 AM EDT | Austin Wright
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s in “utter disbelief” over the letter to Iranian leaders led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and signed by 46 other Republican senators, warning any Iranian nuclear deal reached with the U.S. could be revoked by the next president or modified by Congress. “This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” Kerry said Wednesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “This risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments in thousands of important agreements commit to with the United States.” In his 29 years as...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit

    03/10/2015 2:00:17 PM PDT · by gr8eman · 18 replies
    Forbes online ^ | 8/28/2009 @ 12:01AM | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit [Flashback]

    03/10/2015 7:37:58 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 28, 2009 | Peter Robinson
    Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked The Soviets To Intervene In The 1984 Elections

    03/10/2015 7:24:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. You can read the full letter here. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. (snip) If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages...
  • Kerry seeks to smooth differences with France over Iran talks (France takes harder line again)

    03/07/2015 12:07:28 PM PST · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 43 minutes ago | Jo Biddle and Michel Sailhan
    Paris (AFP) - Top US diplomat John Kerry on Saturday sought to smooth differences with France over nuclear talks with Iran, agreeing with the French that there were still gaps to overcome in the "critical weeks" ahead. The US secretary of state said it was up to Iran to prove its peaceful intentions to the world if it wants a deal on its nuclear programme ahead of the looming March 31 deadline. He was speaking to reporters after a 20-minute meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris where they tried to iron out their differing views on the...
  • Why Obama’s lie on marriage matters

    03/06/2015 2:04:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/6/15 | Carson Holloway
    March 6, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- When running for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama misled the voters about his true position on the question of same-sex marriage. This is not an accusation made by one of the president’s political enemies, but an admission made by one of his closest political advisors: David Axelrod. According to Time magazine, Axelrod’s new book about his career in politics reveals that candidate Obama really believed in same-sex marriage, but he publicly said that he opposed it because he feared the electoral consequences of his real convictions.In response to the mini-burst of commentary and indignation that this...
  • Kerry Reportedly to Offer Nuclear Umbrella to Gulf States

    03/05/2015 8:53:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    INN ^ | 3/5/2015, 10:36 AM | Ari Yashar
    Western sources have reportedly revealed that US Secretary of State John Kerry is offering Gulf States an American nuclear umbrella to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat, as Kerry is finalizing a controversial deal with Iran ahead of a March 31 deadline for talks. The sources spoke to the London-based Arabic language Al-Hayat newspaper, as cited by Yedioth Aharonoth, and said that Kerry while in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this week intends to present a plan to senior sources in the country. Through the framework of the plan, the US would provide a sort of nuclear umbrella to the Gulf States...
  • Court Orders Army To Stop Referring To Chelsea Manning As A Man

    03/05/2015 3:49:36 PM PST · by South40 · 84 replies
    MSN (HuffPo) ^ | 5 FEB 2015 | Ryan Grim
    WASHINGTON -- An army appeals court has ordered the military to stop its regular practice of referring to Private First Class Chelsea Manning as a man. The military had been asked by Manning and her attorney to cease the habit, but filed an official opposition to that request. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has now ruled on the matter, ordering that “future formal papers filed before this court and all future orders and decisions issued by this court shall either be neutral, e.g., Private First Class Manning or appellant, or employ a feminine pronoun.”
  • 'Military pressure' may be needed to oust Assad: Kerry

    03/05/2015 1:43:18 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | 3-5-2015 | AFP
    Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. SNIP--- "Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad's reluctance to negotiate seriously."
  • John Kerry: A Cossack in a Sukkeh

    03/04/2015 4:27:58 PM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 2, 2015 | Edward Alexander
    John Kerry generally enters into diplomacy concerning Israel like a bull in a china shop; or, shall we say, like a Cossack in a sukkeh. (That is a simile that would have been familiar to Kerry’s Yiddish-speaking paternal grandparents, originally named Kohn.) It therefore came as no surprise when, in a nearly apopleptic outburst to a congressional committee on February 25, he assailed Benjamin Netanyahu for having the temerity to accept an invitation from the U. S. Congress to warn of the imminent danger of allowing Iran to acquire the capacity to develop and the ability to “deliver” nuclear weapons,...