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After strike deal on Syria, Kerry says him calling it impossible was 'diplomacy'
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Posted on 09/14/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

After strike deal on Syria, Kerry says him calling it impossible was 'diplomacy'

Published September 14, 2013 FoxNews.com

Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, after reaching a tentative agreement with Russia to disarm Syria of chemical weapons, that his earlier statement about the impossibility of such a plan was in fact “the language of diplomacy.”

“I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said in Geneva, Switzerland, after reaching the framework of an agreement with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “And I did indeed say it was impossible and [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] won't do it, even as I hoped it would be possible and wanted him to do it. And the language of diplomacy sometimes requires that you put things to the test, and we did.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: artofdiplomacy; kerrygaffe; kerrylies; kerrysyria; lurch; secstatekerry; syriaputincheckmate; vietnam
How nuanced!
1 posted on 09/14/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“the language of diplomacy.”

Ah, so THAT’S what one calls it.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 12:18:45 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sub-Driver
Chutzpah at its finest...


3 posted on 09/14/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said

"I meant to do that", Peewee Herman said.

5 posted on 09/14/2013 12:21:41 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Sub-Driver

He was for the impossibility before he was against it.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 12:22:05 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah that was no more diplomacy on Kerry’s part than his Purple Hearts being legitimate. I think the last time Kerry said what he really meant was when he called American soldiers murderers and rapists.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 12:22:58 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Give the guy a medal!!

What an a**. We're not stupid!!

8 posted on 09/14/2013 12:25:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

As Lavrov pointed out, at some point he just needs to shut up.


9 posted on 09/14/2013 12:27:16 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see...if I say it’s impossible, Putin will jump at the chance to get a weapons deal from his BBF. P>Be careful John....nothing has been signed yet!!


10 posted on 09/14/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

How conVEEENient for the Secretary!


11 posted on 09/14/2013 12:28:56 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Sub-Driver

Shove it.
Is that nuanced enough ya John F’N?


12 posted on 09/14/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

“diplomacy” = lying


13 posted on 09/14/2013 12:31:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: darkwing104

Put some ketchup on it. It will taste different.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Sub-Driver
Where does the Democrat Party find all these low-lifes?

P.T. Barnum was right.

15 posted on 09/14/2013 12:34:01 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Kennard

“I purposefully made the statements,” Kerry said

“I meant to do that”, Peewee Herman said.

That’s an interesting Photoshopping challenge.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 12:34:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry is the southern end of a north-bound horse


17 posted on 09/14/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

BS is a new name for diplomacy?
Who saw that coming
In like ghenghis kahn out with diplomacy
Freegards
LEX


18 posted on 09/14/2013 12:37:41 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone know how to spell BS?


19 posted on 09/14/2013 12:38:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver


20 posted on 09/14/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Sub-Driver

21 posted on 09/14/2013 12:40:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ohh,..that clever guy!!!!


22 posted on 09/14/2013 12:41:14 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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23 posted on 09/14/2013 12:47:46 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Sub-Driver
It still hasn't happen and it won't.

What is being missed in all of this is the fact that military force was removed and sanctions put in if the Syrians fail to comply.

24 posted on 09/14/2013 12:53:49 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Sub-Driver

The ‘Taqiyah’, (Muslim strategy of lying to further your own interests, survival) of political posturing as practiced by GayMuzzie and his entourage of ‘kafir’ sh!t eaters.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 12:55:30 PM PDT by lbryce (*)
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To: Sub-Driver

sooo, that the party line now???


26 posted on 09/14/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Its not our problem anyway.


27 posted on 09/14/2013 1:02:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I meant to do that.” he thundered, licking his lips in that annoying way.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The dreaded "double-dog dare"!

What a jackass!

29 posted on 09/14/2013 1:28:38 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: darkwing104

OBAMA / JOHN F. KENNEDY - HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF…
“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it” -Jorge Santayana
In 1962 Khrushchev out-smarted John F. Kennedy during the October Missile Crisis in 1962.
In 2013 Putin crushed Obama on Syria’s chemical arsenal disposal.
During the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy betrayed the Monroe Doctrine, not only by allowing an extra hemispheric power to establish a base in this Continent, but by also committed the U.S. military to protect this enemy Soviet base, established in Cuba, and only 90 miles from our coasts. Under the Kennedy / Khrushchev secret accords, the United States would not allow any attacks on Cuba by the Cuban exiles, whether from American soil or any other country. Furthermore, in order to retire the missiles from Cuba, Kennedy also promised to dismantle the American missiles in Turkey and Italy.
Kennedy trusted the soviets and he did not require verification of the missiles’ removal. So, Castro did not allow neither the United States, nor inspectors from the United Nations, to supervise the return of the Missiles to the Soviet Union.
That feat is presented in the History books as the finest moment of John F. Kennedy’s Presidency. Although, its effects were even more catastrophic for the United States and the rest of Latin America than the Bay of Pigs - the first great defeat of the Kennedy administration. After the Missile Crisis, Castro was able to freely subvert Latin America and send Cuban troops to fight in Africa as mercenaries for the expansion of the Soviet empire, and when doing so, he was secure that the United States would not allow the Cuban communist regime to be attacked.
Fast forward 5 decades, President Obama is currently negotiating the terms for the removal of the chemical arms from Syria. These negotiations entail the removal to be conducted and overseen by Russia/Putin, Assad’s main supporter and must trusted ally! In order for Assad to agree to this plan, he has demanded that Obama promise that the US will not attack the genocidal Syrian regime, under any circumstances. These terms will leave Assad free to continue his butchering of innocent men, women, and children. Once agreed upon, these negotiations would also result in Putin gaining the control over the Middle East’s future, essentially eliminating the central role of the US in that vital area of the world.
To throw salt in the wound, Putin has also promised to further increase the shipment of conventional arms to Syria and Iran in an effort to secure the stability of those regimes; which would in turn make him a strong candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. (Let’s just ignore the fact that 1,400 innocent civilians were murdered by chemical arms; while more than 100,000 innocents were murdered by conventional arms.) Putin will exchange the chemical arms with Assad for an unlimited supply of conventional arms. In addition, Putin has also sent the Russian navy to protect Syria from any possible US attacks. We must all keep in mind the fact that the war in Syria is being waged between two evils. The US should have never gotten involved in the Syrian civil war.
Again, in the most egregious Orwellian fashion, the American media will display Obama’s Syrian debacle as a great victory for peace. Perhaps he will receive another Nobel Peace Prize, and this time it will be shared with Putin.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 1:29:01 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Sub-Driver

Bwahaha....what a useless fool he is!


31 posted on 09/14/2013 1:32:18 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

According to our elections, over half the people who read this nonsense actually believe it.


32 posted on 09/14/2013 2:37:39 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A lie by any other name smells as bad.


33 posted on 09/14/2013 2:49:03 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To paraphrase Will Rogers, diplomacy is the art of saying “nice doggie” while you bite yourself to save the dog the trouble.


34 posted on 09/14/2013 2:54:11 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Why is our military going to be used as Al Qaeda's air force in Syria?)
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To: Sub-Driver

35 posted on 09/14/2013 3:24:51 PM PDT by relentlessly
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To: cripplecreek

True, but Kerry and Obama want to pretend as if the military strike is still an option, according to the agreement, it isn’t.


36 posted on 09/14/2013 5:39:57 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: relentlessly

37 posted on 09/14/2013 8:12:07 PM PDT by Marguerite ( When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Sub-Driver

Kerry would rather climb to the top of a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth.


38 posted on 09/15/2013 1:33:34 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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