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John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan
telegraph.co.uk ^

Posted on 02/25/2013 8:23:43 AM PST by Sub-Driver

John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan

John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of 'Kyrzakhstan'

By Jonathan Earle, Moscow

11:36AM GMT 25 Feb 2013

In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure "democratic institutions" in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.

The newly minted diplomat was referring to Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation of 5.5 million, which he appeared to confuse with its resource-rich neighbour to the north, Kazakhstan.

The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday's speech, which Mr Kerry delivered on the eve of his first foreign trip as secretary of state.

Mr Kerry's flub was all the more awkward, because Kyrgyzstan is a key ally in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a major recipient of US aid, which totalled $41 million (£27 million) in 2011.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhoforeignpolicy; centralasia; dopeydems; johnkerry; kazakhstan; kerry; kyrgyzstan; soskerry; statedepartment

1 posted on 02/25/2013 8:23:45 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Good thing he’s a brilliant Rat and not one of those dumb Red Staters...


2 posted on 02/25/2013 8:27:49 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jenjis Khan’s home turf, no doubt.........


3 posted on 02/25/2013 8:29:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Kozak

When you can invent Wartime injuries for Purple Hearts, anything is possible.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 8:29:17 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Sub-Driver

He is off to such a great start as SoS.
I hope that no one ever shows him the Peter Sellars movie “The Mouse that Roared” It could change our entire most favored nation line-up.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 8:29:58 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’ll get no trouble for it.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 8:30:36 AM PST by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver
Home country of Red Sox great Manny Ortez.
7 posted on 02/25/2013 8:30:54 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Sub-Driver

We know how stupid Reid and Pelosi are. But with the backbenchers like Kerry, it is always the great unknown. Like staring into an abyss.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 8:32:02 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s a freakin genius, man.

He just found a place for all the illegal aliens to call their own.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 8:34:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rod1
Ummm, gee, I think Kerry received some national scrutiny back in 2004, for some reason, didn't he?
10 posted on 02/25/2013 8:35:56 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is that anywhere near BFE?


11 posted on 02/25/2013 8:42:36 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: Kozak

Still...this bumbling, horse-faced, C-student is an improvement over outright lies and extra wide pantsuits.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 8:43:26 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Sub-Driver

The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday’s speech.
More Obama world events.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 8:44:12 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver
"John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan"

Is that anywhere near Kraplakhstan? The fictional ex-Soviet country that Dr. Evil stole the Russian Nuke from in the first Austin Powers movie.

14 posted on 02/25/2013 8:48:21 AM PST by apillar
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To: Sub-Driver

Right next door to Paahhkeestaaahhn.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 8:48:24 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yes you are absolutely correct. I suppose I still like think of him when he was relatively hidden and his “intellect” comparatively unrevealed.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 8:49:25 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Sub-Driver

Potato, potahto, Russia, Prussia.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 8:50:11 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Kyrgyzstan, a poor, landlocked nation”

Poor in vowels mainly. Won’t anyone think of the Krygyzstanis?
Send any of your extra vowels to our 57th state so they can speak Austrian, help out our horsey, tongue-tied SOS! I did.
tmblndc


18 posted on 02/25/2013 8:51:40 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: cripplecreek

“He’s a freakin genius, man.”

No...actually, he’s a ‘jenius’.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 8:52:53 AM PST by mkboyce
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To: Sub-Driver

Did you see that long face on him? He’s obviously very embarassed.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 8:55:30 AM PST by llevrok (Keep your arms out. ItÂ’ll make it harder for them to throw a net over you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Who can keep track of all those -stan's, or remember all 57 states, or care which countries are still allied with United States - for now.

Political Appointment = Competence don't matter.

21 posted on 02/25/2013 8:56:39 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Sir, you insulted one of our closest allies in the region. It was a major flub. We have to fix this.”

“Quick! Fire up the jet; I'll make a personal visit. Bring an interpreter who speaks Kyrgzikistani, my dinner jacket and my wind surfing gear. Might as well catch some waves at the local beach while I'm there. Oh, and that “overcharge” button Hillary used. That worked well.”

“Sir, Kazakhstan is in CENTRAL ... oh never mind. I'll go get your wetsuit.”

22 posted on 02/25/2013 8:59:28 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Sub-Driver

The ONLY intelligent thing kerry ever did for himself was to marry theresa heinz. Now we’ve got STOOPID to represent the USA.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 9:06:45 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: rod1

Long story, but I got on his mailing list back around 2003, and was aghast to see he was running for president. The notion seemed proposterous.

Since then stranger, much, much stranger, things have happened.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 9:14:19 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell me again how Bush was the idiot...


25 posted on 02/25/2013 9:18:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Remember when the media asked Bush a trap question and when they obsessed over Dan Quayle and spelling? This piece of communist $h!t shows his stupidity and they call it a “gaffe.”


26 posted on 02/25/2013 9:22:47 AM PST by I want the USA back (Damn the double standard.)
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To: Sub-Driver

27 posted on 02/25/2013 9:24:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: apillar

That would be Krazystan...


28 posted on 02/25/2013 9:26:13 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
The State Department kindly omitted the error in the official transcript of Wednesday's speech...

Yet the media crucified Herman Cain for this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmkvtfEEFT0

29 posted on 02/25/2013 9:33:32 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: dfwgator

Seriously, I want Borat for Secretary of State. We need a plain speaker instead of all of these insider obfuscators. :)


30 posted on 02/25/2013 9:37:52 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not haveing any respect for Kerry (who also served in Cambodia on christmas eve): Perhaps he meant Kyrgyzstan?

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic, is a country located in Central Asia. Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east.


31 posted on 02/25/2013 9:44:36 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Sub-Driver

It didn’t take long for this to become the top trending topic on twitter.

https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23JohnKerryNewCountries&src=hash


32 posted on 02/25/2013 9:52:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Kyrzakhstan

You know! It's that country between Gigolovia and the Isle of Mohrmeyacht..

33 posted on 02/25/2013 9:56:41 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Sub-Driver

there is no BURMA anymore, either, it is myanmar now


34 posted on 02/25/2013 9:58:15 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Back about that time I met the guy at a reception for my sister’s ex (his father was politically connected).

There’s 5 minutes of my life I’ll never get back...

CA....


35 posted on 02/25/2013 10:31:19 AM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: GreyFriar

And he brought a Teddy Bear, flowers and chocolate to the Yugoputamian embassy.


36 posted on 02/25/2013 10:33:55 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s right next door to Kerplakistan, home of Mount Krasnydang.


37 posted on 02/25/2013 10:52:15 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think it’s near North Wazzupistan.


38 posted on 02/25/2013 11:03:52 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: rod1
He is off to such a great start as SoS.

"SoS"? What shingle is he on?
39 posted on 02/25/2013 11:03:52 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard this guy served in Vietnam. Any truth to that?


40 posted on 02/25/2013 12:41:04 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: DennisR

“I heard this guy served in Vietnam. Any truth to that?”

And if that is true, which side did he serve?


41 posted on 02/25/2013 2:03:24 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge

That’s debatable...


42 posted on 02/26/2013 12:15:31 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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