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State Dept. scrambles to salvage Kerry's meeting with Syrian rebel coalition
foxnews.com ^ | 2/24/13 | James Rosen

Posted on 02/24/2013 2:06:04 PM PST by ColdOne

Over the weekend, however, the Syrian Opposition Council -- the main umbrella group for the broad array of rebel politicians, clerics and soldiers, many of them Islamists with ties to al-Qaeda and other unsavory networks -- announced it was boycotting the session with Kerry in Rome.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; assad; iraq; israel; johnkerry; kurdistan; lebanon; russia; statedept; syria; turkey; voguemagazine; waronterror

1 posted on 02/24/2013 2:06:07 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“Don’t make me beg”

—JF’nK


2 posted on 02/24/2013 2:07:23 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne

“Please..please return my calls. We have money to give to you!!”


3 posted on 02/24/2013 2:11:48 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: ColdOne

Oh, Mr. Rosen, there’ll be a lot of State’s scrambling to save Mr. Kerry. BO won’t be there to do it for them.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 2:12:37 PM PST by stanne
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To: ColdOne

Heh, getting pretty bad when even America hating terrorists don’t want to meet with another America hater.

I guess even Al Qaeda has higher standards in people with whom they will associate than the Viet Cong.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 2:14:22 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: ColdOne

Islamic rebels don’t feel the need to deal with a weak horse. Much less a weak horse face...


6 posted on 02/24/2013 2:16:17 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: ColdOne

“Smart power” and the “reset button”

Kerry can’t even meet with folks that would meet with Hillary.

Obama 2.0 as bad as Obama 1.0.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 2:17:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ColdOne

What’s this? Islamonazis only want to deal with our head leader muslim-brudderhood-loving islamist?


9 posted on 02/24/2013 2:25:33 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ColdOne

There too afraid Obama might send a drone, instead of Kerry!


10 posted on 02/24/2013 2:36:21 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: LegendHasIt
in contrast the Viet Cong and NVA were truly scum ~ but that doesn't turn AlQaida into the gentlemen's quartet of delightful poetry.

They are also scum.

11 posted on 02/24/2013 2:37:22 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Sorry, I didn’t realize that my snark there was so subtle it needed a [/sarcasm] tag.

;-)


12 posted on 02/24/2013 2:39:51 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: C210N
These rebels probably don't trust his traitorous ass - he's been buds with Assad over the years and even helped arrange a Vogue magazine puff piece for Assad's wife.

The puff piece included these whoppers: Asma al-Assad has British roots, wears designer fashion, worked for years in banking, and is married to the dictator Bashar al-Assad......praised the Assads as a "wildly democratic" family-focused couple who vacation in Europe, foster Christianity, are at ease with American celebrities, made theirs the "safest country in the Middle East," and want to give Syria a "brand essence."

Is there any better example of the collaboration betweeen the elite in the RAT party and the media?

13 posted on 02/24/2013 2:40:35 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: ColdOne

Kerry is still the Bushwhacking , Two-Timing, Bottom-Dealing, Sidewinder that he always was.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 2:42:08 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ColdOne

Without this posting one would not know why he’s going to Italy in the first place. Iti elections are today and BB (fist name starts with Billionaire) might pull it off. Their elections are usually are not resolved within a week so their foreign minister of the month would be yet to be decided.

Very likely the reason the Islamists won’t meet with him is because they won’t sign Kyoto treaty.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 2:47:47 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: LegendHasIt

you spoke truth to power ~ AlQaida has higher standards than the VC and NVA


16 posted on 02/24/2013 2:50:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: capydick
Kerry is actually quite stupid or he would have openly rejected Socialism and its manifestations long ago. That also means he's mentally ill.

No one trusts someone like that.

17 posted on 02/24/2013 2:54:09 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ColdOne

Well what about John Kerry’s meetings with the North Vietnamese in Paris in 1973?


18 posted on 02/24/2013 3:15:09 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: swamprebel

Maybe they thought Kerry was going to wear a suicide jacket?


19 posted on 02/24/2013 3:18:59 PM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: ColdOne

And here I thought Kerry was vying for another statue of himself in the Middle East like the one in Vietnam.


20 posted on 02/24/2013 3:30:42 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: ColdOne

Did you know Kerry served in vietnam? If they did, they’d crawl over broken glass to meet with him.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 3:31:43 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: samadams2000

Also,

“Do you know who I am?”


22 posted on 02/24/2013 3:44:15 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: upchuck

Can’t have any military-style assault weapons with large-capacity magazines./s


23 posted on 02/24/2013 3:48:18 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mosesdapoet

You mean, Islamists aren’t concerned with global warming? My world is shattered and its climate has changed./s


24 posted on 02/24/2013 3:52:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: F15Eagle

There never was a “reset” button. Those imbeciles cannot even make a cup of coffee. Hilary would be filing PI briefs, but for Bill.

The button in Russian read “overcharge”. Which is what we’re getting from State.


25 posted on 02/24/2013 4:06:35 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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26 posted on 02/24/2013 4:15:29 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: ColdOne

“many of them Islamists with ties to al-Qaeda and other unsavory networks — announced it was boycotting the session with Kerry in Rome.”

Ha! Is that like pouring ketchup into an open wound? Wouldn’t it be funny if few countries agreed to meet with treasonous sob?


27 posted on 02/24/2013 4:16:31 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: ColdOne
Perhaps his filthy sharmuta would be more appealing!
28 posted on 02/24/2013 4:40:31 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: capydick

Good catch, that photo of the Asshats dining with the Heinzes.


29 posted on 02/24/2013 5:26:16 PM PST by miserare
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To: ColdOne

How convenient. Mr. Teresa Heinz is in Rome and there’s no Pope to excommunicate him.


30 posted on 02/24/2013 5:45:25 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

J F’n K: “In this global world...”


31 posted on 02/24/2013 6:17:08 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: ColdOne
That little scuffle in Benghazi must have interrupted the flow of weapons, and Brennan's sticky nomination must have him laying a bit low on that secret war of his.

Muzzies don't like a supplier who can't deliver.

32 posted on 02/24/2013 6:17:59 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be "protected" by government.)
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To: ColdOne
[. . .some of those rebel figures who have been most vocal in rejecting the meeting with Kerry are said in private to favor it and to be asking Washington to do more to provide them with the political cover they feel would enable them to make the trip.]

The “political cover” would be for the State Department to recognize al-Nusra, and other AQ groups fighting beside the rebels, as legitimate. This isn't a big leap from embracing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the Talibs in Afghanistan.

33 posted on 02/24/2013 6:21:16 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ColdOne

Kerry doesn’t so much object to the anti-American Islamists that might be in the rebel coalition, he just wants to determine if the rest are Communist enough to meet his standards.


34 posted on 02/24/2013 6:24:23 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: LegendHasIt

Post of the day!

Syrian Christians, you are on your own. You and your awesome omnipotent God of course.


35 posted on 02/24/2013 6:37:15 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.
...the Syrian Opposition Council -- the main umbrella group for the broad array of rebel politicians, clerics and soldiers, many of them Islamists with ties to al-Qaeda and other unsavory networks -- announced it was boycotting the session with Kerry in Rome.
Don't they know who he is?!?

There's the Doha Coalition, and an overlapping or successor organization, the Syrian National Coalition, which just got its first embassy.


36 posted on 02/24/2013 7:24:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: F15Eagle

Hillary was just smart enough to hide for weeks on end and any meeting was probably very secret. Kerry is a loser supreme.


37 posted on 02/24/2013 7:56:58 PM PST by taterjay
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To: ColdOne
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38 posted on 02/24/2013 10:18:08 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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39 posted on 02/25/2013 5:21:03 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: ColdOne

The rebels must not realize that Kerry served in Viet Nam!


40 posted on 02/25/2013 6:55:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Cowboy Bob; All

Kerry is a fake and a fraud and anyone who isn’t an American liberal will spot it in a heartbeat.


41 posted on 02/25/2013 10:59:08 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ColdOne

LOL.....John Effin Kerry. A guy as smart as he is attractive.


42 posted on 02/25/2013 11:24:10 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.)
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To: ColdOne

He should try growing his hair long and dyeing it blond. It worked for Hillary.


43 posted on 02/25/2013 11:29:34 AM PST by petitfour
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To: ColdOne

How the meeting would go down, it I was SoS.


44 posted on 02/25/2013 1:58:16 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: ColdOne

John Kerry is proof that money and Ivy league education has nothing to do with class.


45 posted on 02/26/2013 2:19:30 AM PST by Hacksaw
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To: ColdOne

Whose dumber, Biden or Kerry?


46 posted on 02/26/2013 2:35:33 PM PST by Diggity
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To: Diggity

Those who voted for them are dumber than either of the two.


47 posted on 02/26/2013 2:37:31 PM PST by sport
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