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Fmr. Kerry Aide: Iran Should Not Be Required to Cease Terrorism Against U.S.
freebeacon.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Adam Kredo

Posted on 01/14/2014 8:22:05 AM PST by ColdOne

Edward Levine, a Kerry confidant who formerly worked on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, lambasted the anti-terror mandate in a recent analysis for the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

Requiring Iran to cease its terror activities against the United States could harm the negotiations over its contested nuclear program, according to Levine.

“This language would mean that if, say, Hezbollah were to explode a bomb outside a U.S. firm’s office in Beirut, the sanctions would go into effect (because Iran gives financial and other support to Hezbollah) even if Iran’s nuclear activities and negotiations were completely in good faith,” Levine wrote in his analysis. “So, once again, the goalposts are being moved.”

Levine goes on to say that because the bill does not set a specific time period on Iran’s terror activities, “Iran’s past support of terrorism might make it impossible for the president ever to make this certification.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: edlevine; edwardlevine; iranterror; neocon; secstatekerry; stateterror; stateterrorism; terrorism; terroriststate

1 posted on 01/14/2014 8:22:05 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

This is hitting rock bottom.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 8:24:32 AM PST by AU72
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To: ColdOne

“..Requiring Iran to cease its terror activities against the United States could harm the negotiations over its contested nuclear program, according to Levine..”

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This is satire, right?? Or hopefully not the normal liberal insanity that is being permitted to destroy our country??


3 posted on 01/14/2014 8:26:51 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: ColdOne

Translation: you can keep giving us money and we will keep terrorizing you in the name of Islam so your defense contractor donors can stay in business until we can get all of Muslim buddies over there to complete the coup with your president’s assistance.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 8:26:52 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ColdOne
The article reads like a satire or a piece from the Onion.

That it is not satire is unreal and frightening.

Leni

5 posted on 01/14/2014 8:27:52 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: ColdOne

Jay Carney skipped FOX News James Rosen yesterday when the Gen. Ham news broke, I’m sure Mr. Rosen will be skipped today.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 8:33:31 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: ColdOne
“This language would mean that if, say, Hezbollah were to explode a bomb outside a U.S. firm’s office in Beirut, the sanctions would go into effect (because Iran gives financial and other support to Hezbollah) even if Iran’s nuclear activities and negotiations were completely in good faith,” Levine wrote in his analysis.

Correct. You see, genius, the whole IDEA is to get Iran to stop supporting terrorist groups.

This idiot's argument is analogous to complaining that a criminal's term of parole are unfair because they require the criminal to refrain from engaging in criminal activity, even if he intends in good faith to get a job.

7 posted on 01/14/2014 8:34:54 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: ColdOne

He should be prosecuted for treason against US if true


8 posted on 01/14/2014 8:37:18 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: ColdOne

Our Founding Fathers would have already lined Cary, Barry and the she-devil up against the wall with a blindfold and cigarette for their t reason ous acts.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 8:38:27 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: ColdOne

I wonder if Kerry has one operating brain cell.

There is no lower level of intelligence in the multiverse.

Except, perhaps, for Baba WaWa.


10 posted on 01/14/2014 8:38:28 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ColdOne

WTF, you gotta be kidding. This is the Onion, right?


11 posted on 01/14/2014 8:40:17 AM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: ColdOne
Levine goes on to say that because the bill does not set a specific time period on Iran’s terror activities, “Iran’s past support of terrorism might make it impossible for the president ever to make this certification.”

But the article says there IS a specific time period:

One of the requirements of a new bipartisan Iran sanctions bill in the Senate is that President Barack Obama certify “Iran has not directly, or through a proxy, supported, financed, planned, or otherwise carried out an act of terrorism against the United States or United States persons or property anywhere in the world” during nuclear negotiations with the West.

12 posted on 01/14/2014 8:40:47 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: ColdOne

This is a statesman? This is ‘diplomacy’?


13 posted on 01/14/2014 8:46:46 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: ColdOne
The g-ddamn state department should be disbanded as promoting un-American activities!!!
14 posted on 01/14/2014 8:49:27 AM PST by ontap
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To: EagleUSA

Violence against the USA is a project dear to the heart of the Mohammedan President and his overweight Mohammedan administration. Continuing acts of violence against the USA are probably a requirement from the American “negotiators.”


15 posted on 01/14/2014 9:00:24 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: ColdOne

Bill Bennett this morning was quoting someone who called Obama a “walking moral stain” .... this in regards to his sending our military to die in an effort he did not believe would succeed, etc. Well, the “moral stain” has spread to the backstabbing of Israel ..... and everything Obama is doing in this country. Just read about a family who was kicked off health insurance - kids have brittle bone disease and they went through the hell of the website to get them on Obamacare, now Obamacare has cancelled their policy (WTF?) and they can’t find out why which keeps them from filing an appeal. The “moral stain” on this country is written in the blood on the hands of Obama and his thugs ... Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obamacare .... people have and will continue to die because of the “moral stain” in the WH. Israel will have to take their destiny into their own hands .... Obama will let them swing in the wind while he goes out for another round of golf. No wonder the Dems are trying to change the penalty to something less than death for “treason”.


16 posted on 01/14/2014 9:02:08 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Da Coyote

For most of them I say they know what they are doing. For Kerry, probably not.


17 posted on 01/14/2014 9:02:20 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: ColdOne

I think I agree with him.
The sanctions should be tied to the Nuclear Program alone.
The U.S. leveling Tehran should be tied to Iranian sponsored terrorism.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 9:22:15 AM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: jsanders2001

I think you’ve got it right. Shocked or amazed? I’m not.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 9:43:07 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: ColdOne

Kerry and his treasonous associates continue to mess up U.S. policy.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 11:34:19 AM PST by Wuli
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To: ColdOne
Democrats have become frothing anti-Americans and Traitors to our country.

Traitor is not just a word, it has meaning and context and needs to be
enforced to the maximum. The Dems will always say "The Repubs did it too" which
is their favorite out phrase. And I say, Ok, charge everyone!

Enforce the Constitution, NOW!

21 posted on 01/14/2014 11:41:30 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: ColdOne

Since Kerry’s spokesman has no apparent history of being held hostage by Iran, this statement is proof of Stockholm Syndrome by Proxy. He’s taking his captor’s side before he’s captured.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 12:09:06 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: ColdOne

What a piece of crap. He should be forced to live in Israel along the border with the West Bank for a few months.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 10:05:27 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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