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John Kerry Blames Terrorism on ‘People Who Have No Belief System’
Pajamas Media ^ | 04/24/2013 | Bryan Preston

Posted on 04/24/2013 10:47:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

America’s top diplomat gets so many things wrong here that it’s hard to know where to start. He’s 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 didn’t 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 don’t 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. There’s 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 don’t 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 don’t like what they see. There’s not room for that. That’s what we’ve been fighting against after all of the wars of the 20th century. Now we’re in the 21st century, and it’s 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 we’re 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” isn’t the problem. It’s 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 isn’t making a lick of sense. None of those people or the Tsarnaevs kill just “because they don’t 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 won’t put a stop to it.

It’s 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. He’s inept. He doesn’t fundamentally understand the world. He’s a rube who sounds smart because he speaks with a Brahmin accent.

From there, Kerry says this: “Now we’re in the 21st century, and it’s 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? It’s doubtful that he even knows.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: johnkerry; moron; terrorism
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1 posted on 04/24/2013 10:47:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Like JF’nK?


2 posted on 04/24/2013 10:48:01 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, they have a belief system all right.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 10:48:24 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I disagree. I think the terrorists have a very strong belief system. Backed up by the ultimate in consequences for failure to believe.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 10:49:28 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


5 posted on 04/24/2013 10:49:38 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

What an idiot. It’s their ‘belief system’ that is the problem.........


6 posted on 04/24/2013 10:50:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wasn’t he in Vietnam ?


7 posted on 04/24/2013 10:50:42 AM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oxygen thief. [eyeroll]


8 posted on 04/24/2013 10:51:28 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 04/24/2013 10:51:54 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind
Effin’ has a problem. Before his current position, he could pontificate away in obscurity and very few even bothered with what he said. Now, the world is listening and studying his every word and realizing he's a total doofus.
10 posted on 04/24/2013 10:52:52 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: SeekAndFind
He's obviously fluent in French (and probably North Vietnamese) but doesn't speak a word of Arabic.
11 posted on 04/24/2013 10:53:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is anyone surprised?

Stupid of this magnitude could solve the clobal energy issue. If only we could harness it.


12 posted on 04/24/2013 10:53:02 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SeekAndFind

Gees...Obozo sure can pick ‘em...the IQ of a brick.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 10:53:15 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Atheists?


14 posted on 04/24/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kerry’s mind is on vacation BUT his mouth is working overtime..


15 posted on 04/24/2013 10:54:28 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 10:55:09 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: wonkowasright
Wasn’t he in Vietnam ?

He has the hat.

17 posted on 04/24/2013 10:56:04 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: wonkowasright
Wasn’t he in Vietnam ?

I think he spent more time serving North Viet Nam

18 posted on 04/24/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: a fool in paradise

RE: Atheists?

No Belief System seems closer to being ‘Agnostic’ to me.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 10:56:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 10:56:58 AM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So atheists should be on a watch list? Okey dokey.


21 posted on 04/24/2013 10:57:33 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: newheart

wow. Denial is strong with libs


22 posted on 04/24/2013 10:58:19 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Our entire government needs an enema, and fast!!!

I apologize on behalf of all MAssholes for ever electing this stiff to public office.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, Kerry. You’re the one with no belief system. These guys have a belief system—it’s just an evil one.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 10:59:55 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Not really. Atheists are some of the most faithful people on the planet. They have faith in Humanism, the belief that humans and human reason is the source of all truth.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 11:00:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Then we can now call Islam what it is.....a polical system.

That's what we've been saying Kerry baby.

26 posted on 04/24/2013 11:01:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind
Some have good religious values, and they do not murder women and children as targets of terrorist attacks. Some have inherently evil religious values, and they do murder women and children as the preferred targets of terrorist attacks. Some have no religious values, and they find excuses for those who intentionally murder women and children. Sensible people will blame the second and third groups.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 11:03:31 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: newheart

Strange how we have two of the most powerful people in the White House who make no sense when they speak! Opps three Biden, oh yea he’s just out there!
Why hasn’t 0 selected Bill Ayres for Terror Czar? At least we would have a knowledgeble person with first hand experience with Bombs and the types of people that perpetrate these types of crimes.


28 posted on 04/24/2013 11:03:45 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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29 posted on 04/24/2013 11:05:48 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeekAndFind
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 don’t like what they see…That’s what we’ve been fighting against after all of the wars of the 20th century…it’s 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 we’re open. Democracies are open to people participating in the democracy, not killing people.

As usual Kerry is pushing Communism. That is the fighting the 20th Century he is referring to. To Kerry the 20th Century was all about bringing forth the Communist Utopia.

He believes that all of the violence in the world is the oppressed minorities fighting their oppression against the injustice of Capitalism. He is suggesting that these oppressed minorities should be getting themselves politically active instead of expressing their frustrations violently.

Of course as usual Kerry is full of it.

30 posted on 04/24/2013 11:06:02 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: DBrow
As Senator he was unlikely to get us all killed.

Roger that, but it appears that the Marxist in Chief has got the Peter Principle on warp drive with the people he surrounds himself with. This is not good. At all. We are all in dire danger from our enemies foreign and domestic.

Pray for America

31 posted on 04/24/2013 11:08:18 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: SeekAndFind

It is a matter of shame to even mention this creatures name. He who is forever linked to sedition and or treason. One can always use the terms “State Department.”


32 posted on 04/24/2013 11:08:23 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind
"So he didn’t stay where he went, but he learned something where he went and he came back with a willingness to kill people,” said Kerry. "

Now isn't it just possible, Sec Kerry, that he went there already wanting to kill people? Sec Kerry, you have to face it maybe he wanted to fight for his religion. Jews fight for their religion, Catholics limit their fighting to abortion providers, and Protestants fight the Papists.

If this guy didn't like this country, he could have stayed where he went. He said it was because we attack Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's pretty clear. He wanted to kill us for that. Probably thinks God sent him. He was willing to die. Watch out, there are probably others. They are not disaffected, yuts.

33 posted on 04/24/2013 11:09:05 AM PDT by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: SeekAndFind

incredibly stupid!
it is their “belief system” that is the entire problem!!!

the entire world knows this, from bitter experience,
“Allah Ahkbar!”
and then the bombs go off


34 posted on 04/24/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SeekAndFind

Today’s talking points memo is that the killers were “lone wolves”. Sort of a variant on the “Youtube video made them do it”. Kerry is just babbling on and working the talking points into it.


35 posted on 04/24/2013 11:10:47 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s partially right. In the name of “tolerance” and “diversity”, we’ve driven many of the younger generations away from any real religious belief, which leaves them open to recruitment into cults — and Islam is a cult far more so than it is a religion.


36 posted on 04/24/2013 11:14:26 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Somebody needs to tell the Secretary of State that the boilerplate text is “U.S. wars and presence in Muslim lands.”

Did he not get the memo?


37 posted on 04/24/2013 11:18:21 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474

Anyone have a handle on this?

http://freebeacon.com/whos-the-boss-2/


38 posted on 04/24/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SeekAndFind
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, . . .

Finally, a member of Obozo's administration who tells the truth about Obozo's administration.

39 posted on 04/24/2013 11:25:30 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: mountainlion; wonkowasright

>>Wasn’t he in Vietnam ?
I think he spent more time serving North Viet Nam<<

I think he was searing meat there — or something...


40 posted on 04/24/2013 11:25:39 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: SeekAndFind

John Kerry has that amazing combination of a towering ego plus a half rotted brain. He is so full of himself and always has been. He lied so much about his Vietnam service and injuries he believes it himself.


41 posted on 04/24/2013 11:27:49 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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,”

He just described virtually every government today in the free world.


42 posted on 04/24/2013 11:32:29 AM PDT by edcoil (If the man was accused of leadership, there would not be enough evidence to convict him.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s just babble...These people babbling are hoping those listening have little monkey brains and will hop around and applaud when their done babbling..


43 posted on 04/24/2013 11:33:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SeekAndFind

Kerry just insulted all muslims who believe in Islam which teached them to kill “infidels” (us, for those in Rio Lindo).

If zero needed someone to say stupid things, why didn’t he just use Joe Biteme??


44 posted on 04/24/2013 11:34:43 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does such blinding stupidity come naturally or does one have to work at it?


45 posted on 04/24/2013 11:34:56 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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If lack of a belief system creates the potential for mass murder then we’re in bigger trouble than we thought, because half the people under 40 have never stepped foot inside a Church, Synagogue, temple or mosque.


46 posted on 04/24/2013 11:39:26 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: SeekAndFind

They should rename him and Biden “Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb”. We’ll have to fight over which is the latter.

The greatest nation on the planet gets the third string for leaders. Of course, considering our situation, what intelligent leader would have seriously run in either of the last two elections?


47 posted on 04/24/2013 11:39:44 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As per usual, Kerry could not be more wrong.


48 posted on 04/24/2013 11:40:19 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SeekAndFind

John Effin Kerry, who served in Vietnam, is as empty and unqualified to represent the US as his lying kankled lesbian predecessor.


49 posted on 04/24/2013 11:40:44 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Paladin2

He was talking from his “no belief system” experience.


50 posted on 04/24/2013 11:40:48 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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