Skip to comments.John Kerry Blames Terrorism on ‘People Who Have No Belief System’
Posted on 04/24/2013 10:47:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Americas top diplomat gets so many things wrong here that its hard to know where to start. Hes in Brussels, and during a press conference the subject of radicalization came up. Secretary of State John Kerry gets out in front of the facts.
The question from the reporter, according to a transcript provided by the State Department, was, Sir, with the problem we have that young people go to Syria (inaudible), does that matter also to the U.S., do you have the same problem?
Well, of course we have the same problem. We just had a young person who went to Russia, Chechnya, who blew people up in Boston. So he didnt stay where he went, but he learned something where he went and he came back with a willingness to kill people, said Kerry.
That is suspected, but not yet proven. Jihadists dont necessarily have to travel the world to become jihadists, not when the Internet can bring bin Laden and Awlaki back from the dead to exhort them to kill. Theres still the matter of where the Boston bombers learned to build their bombs, which could also have happened on the Internet or in Chechnya or someplace else. We just dont know yet.
From there, Kerry goes off into an odd, one-world riff.
I think the world has had enough of people who have no belief system, no policy for jobs, no policy for education, no policy for rule of law, but who just want to kill people because they dont like what they see. Theres not room for that. Thats what weve been fighting against after all of the wars of the 20th century. Now were in the 21st century, and its time for a different organizational principle. And we need to, all of us, do a better job of communicating to people what the options of life are. And were open. Democracies are open to people participating in the democracy, not killing people. And so I hope that we can all figure out how we translate these better opportunities more effectively in our politics.
People having no belief system isnt the problem. Its what they do believe that becomes the problem. Osama bin Laden and Pol Pot both had strong and easily identifiable belief systems. They were also mass killers. Hitler, Mao, Mussolini, Stalin they all had belief systems. The Iranian mullahs, Hizballah, Hamas they all have belief systems. Whatever Kerry is trying to say there, he isnt making a lick of sense. None of those people or the Tsarnaevs kill just because they dont like what they see. They kill, at least in part, as a means to bring about the kind of change that they do believe in.
That phrase people who have no belief system is a means of absolving groups that preach killing, and the PR groups that aid them, and the people who voluntarily fund them, and the governments that still wont put a stop to it.
Its not the lack of jobs or education policies that cause terrorism, any more than a lack of belief fuels terrorism. That Kerry believes that to be the case is terrifying. This man is in charge of our international relationships and has a strong say on how we project ourselves to the world. Hes inept. He doesnt fundamentally understand the world. Hes a rube who sounds smart because he speaks with a Brahmin accent.
From there, Kerry says this: Now were in the 21st century, and its time for a different organizational principle. What does that even mean? Should we re0rder the world to the terrorists liking? Or should we surrender our sovereignty to an undemocratic entity like the EU? What is Kerry driving at? Its doubtful that he even knows.
Oh, they have a belief system all right.
I disagree. I think the terrorists have a very strong belief system. Backed up by the ultimate in consequences for failure to believe.
Amazing . . . especially from that French-looking guy . . . no belief system, huh? Nothing from the Koran could have led to these filthy cowards killing and maiming innocent people, huh? What a total jackass!
What an idiot. It’s their ‘belief system’ that is the problem.........
Wasn’t he in Vietnam ?
Oxygen thief. [eyeroll]
Moron, the more I see what the world is sending us and taking from us, the more I am becoming an isolationist or at least some form of protectionist. I don’t want diversity anymore, I want American.
Is anyone surprised?
Stupid of this magnitude could solve the clobal energy issue. If only we could harness it.
Gees...Obozo sure can pick ‘em...the IQ of a brick.
Kerry’s mind is on vacation BUT his mouth is working overtime..
“no policy for jobs, no policy for education, no policy for rule of law, “
It’s called Sharia and it covers these, not so much jobs but education and rule of law for sure.
As Senator he was unlikely to get us all killed.
I think he spent more time serving North Viet Nam
No Belief System seems closer to being ‘Agnostic’ to me.
No belief system?
I thought the regime’s policy was that terrorism comes from people with strong belief systems, Christians, patriotic ex-military, Tea Party members, etc.