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Officials: Kerry Way Out of His League in Talks
inn ^ | 1/8/14 | David Lev

Posted on 01/08/2014 10:07:42 PM PST by Nachum

After weeks of diplomatic activity, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected in the coming days to present what is expected to be at least a temporary agreement or framework for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but senior Israeli officials are already dismissing the plan as “unsophisticated” and “unusable.”

The officials, quoted in Yisrael Hayom, said that Kerry had been rushing hither and fro in and attempt to hammer out details of what is expected to be the framework of what he would like to see implemented in order to pave the way for a final-status agreement. The framework is expected to lay out the final goals and eventual shape of a final-status deal, with Israel committing to give up land in Judea and Samaria, and the PA expected by Kerry to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to back off on some of its demands.

But based on Kerry's public statements and conversations with them, the officials quoted said they don't expect anything useful to emerge from the process. “Kerry is here in the region a lot, but he has almost no understanding of how things work in the Middle East.

“As a result, the American plan is unsophisticated, and

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; kerry; lurch; palestinians; rop; waronterror
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Officials said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has 'almost no understanding of how things work in the Middle East'
1 posted on 01/08/2014 10:07:43 PM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 01/08/2014 10:08:04 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

That’s the John Kerry we all know and love.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 10:10:37 PM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (QMC(SW) USN........ CG21 DD988 FFG34 PC6 ARS53)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

“Love” in what way?


4 posted on 01/08/2014 10:11:38 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

It’s hither and yon or to and fro, not hither and fro.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 10:14:20 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

Love with a two by four. Some old fashioned tough love.


6 posted on 01/08/2014 10:14:40 PM PST by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Nachum

Hey, maybe he could marry a rich Arab widow and she could buy him into a treaty of sorts.


7 posted on 01/08/2014 10:15:22 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
That’s the John Kerry we all know and love.

Did you know he was in Vietnam during the war? It's also rumored he has 3 purple hearts,a bronze star and a silver star.

8 posted on 01/08/2014 10:15:47 PM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: tet68

Palestinians will back off on some of their demands?

What, like “ Die Jews, or Death to Israel.
Well, it would be a good place to start...


9 posted on 01/08/2014 10:16:46 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Kerry- the AlGore of diplomacy.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 10:19:29 PM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: Nachum

A Viet N war detractor who’s fine nothing but enjoy his older and wacky wife’s $billions , is unfit for representing the state department ?

Wow!

Who’d a thunk it?

The kids here say he lolls like Ernie from Bert & Ernie. And he does Folsom l the work he’s had done he’s at that post viable stage

It fits wit the CIA boss saying to Tony Mendez portrayed in ‘Argo’, on yheir way in to the sec state ‘s office, ‘brace yourself, it’s like talking to those old fs from the muppets’


11 posted on 01/08/2014 10:19:50 PM PST by stanne
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To: Nachum

Honestly, behind the scenes, the Israelis see Kerry like he’s a little child wearing a beanie picking his nose.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 10:21:31 PM PST by wolfman
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To: stanne

Auto correct:

Who’s done nothing but...

He looks like Ernie

It fits with


13 posted on 01/08/2014 10:22:06 PM PST by stanne
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To: Nachum

I’ve got news for them...

Headline should read:

Kerry Way Out of His League, Walking Around the Block...


14 posted on 01/08/2014 10:42:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: Nachum


15 posted on 01/08/2014 10:51:48 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Iron Munro

I’m reading a book on Churchill quotes, and wonder what the great man would say about Kerry.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 11:05:26 PM PST by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Nachum

every announcement or ‘leak’ of what Kerry was proposing reflected a total and complete misunderstanding of the situation over there, and grossly unrealistic (and offensive, in many instances) proposals for how to deal with them.

his “as-prompt-as-possible” return home will reduce this embarrassment to America and, hopefully, the damage to the middle east.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 11:06:18 PM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: DoughtyOne

Obama thinking...Hey, it didn’t work when I sent them
a woman, maybe an idiot will work.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 11:10:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum
Hey, but he's an expert on Jenghis Khan, don't you know?
19 posted on 01/08/2014 11:27:52 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Nachum

Kerry is out of his league every morning as soon as he gets out of bed.


20 posted on 01/08/2014 11:51:34 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum

I wish we had more incompetents in the Regime. Maybe they would goof and accidentally do things which benefit America.


21 posted on 01/08/2014 11:52:02 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Nachum

“Officials said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has ‘almost no understanding of how things work in the Middle East’ “

Nor anywhere else either!!! We now have a flock of no-working lightweight Marxists running our once great country but the news is about Honey Boo Boo’s car crash!


22 posted on 01/08/2014 11:56:33 PM PST by vette6387
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To: tet68

“It’s hither and yon or to and fro, not hither and fro.”

No, it’s a bunch of Fros going hither on vacation on our dime!


23 posted on 01/08/2014 11:58:10 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Swede Girl

“Hey, but he’s an expert on Jenghis Khan, don’t you know? “

Oh come on! “Everybody” knows the word is JENGJIS!


24 posted on 01/09/2014 12:05:09 AM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387
“Officials said that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has ‘almost no understanding of how things work in the Middle East’ “

He was in the Senate for 28 years and has no idea how things work there either.

25 posted on 01/09/2014 12:12:05 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: vette6387
You are absolutely correct. It is Jengjis! John Kerry is a disgrace, a traitor, and most definitely out of his league.

http://youtu.be/F2DDg3dl0zY

26 posted on 01/09/2014 12:18:32 AM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Nachum

Kerry must be smart. How else could he have made so much money?


27 posted on 01/09/2014 12:25:26 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TigersEye

“He was in the Senate for 28 years and has no idea how things work there either.”

But did you know he “served” in Vietnam, but was “felled” by a “terminal hangnail,” awarded a medal and sent home. seriously, we have both White and Black $hit in our government today, and not much else!


28 posted on 01/09/2014 12:35:10 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Nachum
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"Shortly after taking office in 1985, Kerry and Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa went on a fact-finding trip to Nicaragua, where they met with Daniel Ortega (right) and other Sandinistas. The trip was criticized when the Sandinistas cemented ties with Moscow."

http://www.boston.com/globe/nation/packages/kerry/062003.shtml

29 posted on 01/09/2014 12:45:00 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nachum

“Kerry is here in the region a lot, but he has almost no understanding of how things work in the Middle”


Not a subtle critique.

Of course, this is a guy who got totally played by David Ortega.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 12:45:49 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Nachum

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31 posted on 01/09/2014 12:46:24 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nachum

"Under questioning from the Committee, Kerry referred to the democratically elected government of South Vietnam -- our allies -- as a "dictatorial regime, the Thieu-Ky-Khiem regime," while respectfully calling the North Vietnamese communist regime we were fighting by its oxymoronic official name, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the murderous Viet Cong's political arm by their preferred "Provisional Revolutionary Government.":
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/lindachavez/lc20040428.shtml

32 posted on 01/09/2014 12:47:10 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Iron Munro

Michael Ramirez has become the Jimi Hendrix of conservative cartoonists. You can see his influence everywhere.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 12:51:32 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Nachum
Well, this fits a lot more with the Obama modus operandi.

There is NOT ONE THING Obama does, that does not HARM the United States. I was surprised at Kerry's selection, because as a former Presidential candidate, who appeared at least competent, this fell outside the Obama norm.

Now it fits again.

34 posted on 01/09/2014 12:59:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Kerry can you fool because he looks presentable and says decent things... but underneath is a senile idiot. I’ll bet his staff has to lead him along every step of the way. Kerry is probably on drugs for physical ailments that mess up his mind a bit. Half the old coots in the US Senate are.

You can never under estimate the glory seeking by this POS. Who will happily destroy Israel to get in the history books. Kerry is half Jewish via both his paternal grandparents.


35 posted on 01/09/2014 1:06:36 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Nachum

Why doesn’t he work out a rice treaty between Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand? They are “seared” in his memory, aren’t they?


36 posted on 01/09/2014 1:08:20 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Yardstick
Of course, this is a guy who got totally played by David Ortega.

John Fonda Kerry didn't get "played" by communist leader Daniel Ortega. They are of the same political mindset.

37 posted on 01/09/2014 1:14:24 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nachum

Of course he is; but Mommy wife had to make them give him something with all the money she donates.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 1:20:14 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: gortklattu

Churchill would reprise what he called another “a sheep in sheeps clothing”


39 posted on 01/09/2014 1:25:05 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Getting that Purple heart....he still has rice buckshot embedded in his arse.....glory seeking personified!!!


40 posted on 01/09/2014 1:30:39 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: ETL

Ortega embarrassed Kerry when he took the Soviet money in flagrant contradiction to his letter where he promised he wasn’t a commie stooge. I don’t think that was part of Kerry’s plan.


41 posted on 01/09/2014 1:32:22 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
I have very little doubt Kerry didn't know all along. He's been in bed with commies since Vietnam, and probably before. His sister Peggy was a member of a (so-called) "anti-war" group that used to march waving the North Vietnamese and VietCong flags.

"After being transferred out of combat duty, Kerry was restationed in New York in early 1969. By late 1969 his older sister Peggy was already involved in the antiwar movement, working for the Vietnam Moratorium Committee (VMC). That October, she recruited John as a pilot to fly Adam Walinsky, a key leader of the New York office of the VMC, to VMC-organized antiwar demonstrations. Kerry, who was still on active duty in the US Naval Reserve, later boasted that he had been “smart enough not to put down ‘Moratorium’ on the Navy signout sheet for that Tuesday and Wednesday”."

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1241847/posts

Here are a couple of photos of the Vietnam Moratorium Committee (VMC) in action...

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42 posted on 01/09/2014 1:51:51 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Nachum

“almost no understanding of how things work in the Middle East”

You mean after serving in Vietnam and having Botox shots, he’s not qualified? (sarc)


43 posted on 01/09/2014 3:30:54 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Nachum
"Excuse me, excuse me...do you have any Gray Poupon? I was told there would be Gray Poupon for my Kosher Corned Beef on Rye..."


44 posted on 01/09/2014 4:37:29 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Nachum

““Kerry is here in the region a lot, but he has almost no understanding of how things work...”

No comment needed.


45 posted on 01/09/2014 4:49:47 AM PST by FAA
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
That’s the John Kerry we all know and love.

Y'all laugh but wait 'til he breaks out his magic hat.


46 posted on 01/09/2014 5:45:29 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Nachum

47 posted on 01/09/2014 6:28:53 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: tet68

Whither he dither, he thither froth much to and fro—not hither and fro but yonder go his blather.


48 posted on 01/09/2014 7:03:04 AM PST by cornelis
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To: Nachum

Unfit for duty as usual.


49 posted on 01/09/2014 8:02:10 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum
He can't even read maps of the region properly,” the officials added.
50 posted on 01/09/2014 8:05:34 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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