Skip to comments.Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty
Posted on 01/15/2014 5:25:02 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty 'In many cases...' Jeryl Bier January 15, 2014 7:12 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry covered a broad range of topics with his counterpart Pietro Parolin at the Vatican in Rome on Monday. Besides Syria, the Middle East peace process, Sudan, and Cuba, the subject of poverty came up during their discussions.
In remarks following the meeting, Kerry linked poverty not only to terrorism, but to the "disenfranchisement of millions" [emphasis added]:
We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global basis. The United States of America is deeply involved in efforts in Africa and in other parts of the world in Asia, South Central Asia to address this poverty, as is the Catholic Church. And so we have a huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.
Kerry's statement echoes comments he made in October 2013 at the Global Counterterrorism Forum after terrorist attacks in both Nairobi, Kenya, and Peshawar, Pakistan: "Getting this right isnt just about taking terrorists off the street. Its about providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment."
Osama bin-Laden was a member of one of the richest families in Saudi Arabia.
So...what’d they do with the money we shipped over there ?
In the words of Jeff Dunham’s “Walter”...Dumb A*s
That’s a flat out lie. Many are quite well off. It’s a cultural issue. Kerry is the true American Idiot.
It’s the other way around:
The root cause of poverty is terrorism.
The root cause of job loss/prevention is government over-reach.
Therefore, government over-reach causes terrorism.
I think Kerry is right.
Root cause of poverty is America, right Yawn? When are these Marxists ever going to leave the 60s?
Pray America is Waking
This moron is trying to give take Biden title away from him!
So by this reasoning, Kerry would be a terrorist if he hadn’t married Taraiza
So spread your wealth around, John. You will rid the world of terrorism.
This has been repeatedly debunked,
but, of course, since it is one of the core assumptions of liberalism,
it really CAN’T be refuted in their minds.
That core assumption is that man is basically good and it is his environment that makes him act in evil ways,
and that if only the right people were given enough power to change that environment,
the people would all act in their basically good way.
This is the CORE assumption of the liberal worldview,
and since it is accepted as a given,
no amount of evidence to the contrary can convince them differently.
Following his logic, if Kerry wasn’t married to the Heinz fortune, he would be a terrorist.
Most terrorism comes from countries rich in oil wealth.
He should be condemning its distribution rather than some whimsical “poor” people argument.
There you go, with those pesky facts.
Solution - raise the minimum wage for terrorists.
Kerry’s a liar
If that’s true then during the Great Depression there should have been a ridiculous amount of terrorism!
So why didn’t it happen, John F’ing Kerry?
- Teresa Heinz - widow of Republican Seanator John Heinz - worth $3.2 BILLION
- Spread the wealth you faker Irishman (for most of his life to get elected)
Islam causes most terrorism today. It is commanded in the Koran.
completely predictable. This is the same old tune liberals have been spouting since forever. Another is if you allow concealed carry itll be nonstop shoot outs. Im sure there are many others...all completely wrong. That liberalism tho...
And weren’t the 9/11/01 terrorists well educated and middle class?
Terrorism is a tool - used by people who can’t use martial force.
They’d use military might if they still could,
but due to the economic poverty caused by their culture,
they cannot afford the force necessary to mount a direct military attack on free nations.
Back when hitech was horses and camels and swords,
they used military force to impose their beliefs on others.
Pope decries poverty, world goes crazy.
Pope decries abortion, crickets chirp.
- John “F” Kerry’s first wife was only worth about $800,000,000 bucks
- Wife Numero #2 is worth $3.2 BILLION BUCKS
It’s not possible to be this stupid. This has to be deliberate deceit.
Read their “holy” book - there’s your answer.
Too bad Kerry got an apology from Israel. Sorry to hear that this morning.
Saudi Arabia is pretty damn wealthy as is Iran...plus, most terrorist organizations are either self funded, like Al Qaeda, or state funded, like Hezbollah...the comment by Kerry continues to impress the fact that he doesn’t know what he is talking about - or is trying to sway people over that he knows what he is talking about and not to question him...
The past performance of the Obama Admin and that of Kerry’s tainted history would suggest that no one should listen to anything he has to say and when he does talk - question every word!
Kerry is a traitor to the U.S. - that simple little fact should be first when evaluating this political f**k up! He’s an arrogant POS - plain and simple...
If true, this regime is creating a lot of terrorists!
> So...whatd they do with the money we shipped over there ?
Either being used to buy military weapons or lining a chieftain’s mattress. Hey its not like they have to pay it back.
This may explain his continually seeking women billionaires.
Maybe, maybe not. There's no question, though, that the root cause of terrorism AND poverty in Muslim countries is the Muslim religion. This means that 'The root cause of terrorism is Mohammad.'
They may indeed be creating domestic terrorism.
What recourse do the people have when the IRS is used as a political weapon, the investigative enforcement agency is headed up by a huge supporter of the person that encouraged the use of the IRS in this manner,
no victims were contacted for interviews,
and the case concludes quickly with “no criminal behavior was found”?
If Kerry & I were lost in the woods, & Kerry said the way home was right I’d go left every time. He is a rock steady compass always pointing the wrong way.
Can you imagine how great & prosperous this nation would be if we never had politicians like Kerry. Much of our prosperity & potential has been wasted by men such as he.
the rag heads are the richest people in the world.
The root cause of Terrorism is their worship of the murderous child molester Mo’ham-chop-off-your-head
Some islamic leader in Israel a number of years ago made a comment to the effect that they weren’t launching attacks because they wanted to be given anything or helped in any way, but were attacking because they wanted to kill us. I can’t find the quote now.
- GUNS : Fables/Legends of the Old West :
Between the end of the Civil War and 1900 (35 years) the number of people killed with firearms on the Frontier (west of the Applachian Mountains) was under 100 people -
In New York City there were more than 100 killed with guns every year.
Exactly correct. In 99% of the cases, modern terrorism is a tool to promote jihad. Jihad is not an aberration of Islam. It is one of the core tenets of Islam. It has been so for 1500 years.
Banality of evil - Kerry not Islamofascism. Muzzies are pretty transparent.
We can at least be thankful he didn’t claim terrorism is caused by racism.
This is a perfect example of how our own commie rat bastard traitors will even use islamic jihad to further their own ideological ends.
“And so, the government must terrorize people into giving up their hard-earned money in order to stop terrorism.”
The root cause of terrorism is islam
Is there any empirical evidence for his assertion? It strikes me as more than just counter-intuitive, but palpably falsifiable.
Well ketchup boy, put some skin into the game. Pony up some of that money you married into...twice.
Arafat, bin laden et al. all super rich
Kerry did just visit the Vatican and now Obama is expected to visit Pope Francis. This seems to be the new message.
So spread out your wife’s sta$h, maroon.
Also— a lot of the terrorists on the 9-11 planes
came from well to do families— A decent book
about being a terrorist:
The Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It
By Terry McDermott. HarperCollins
THE REAL TERRORIST??-
JOHN F-—ing KERRY- who ADMITTED TO WAR ATROCITIES!
ADMITTED to “ILLEGALLY invading another COUNTRY!- Cambodia”
He should be in PRISON for this-
And for ILLEGALLY meeting with the Enemy-a traitor to his country
Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri was a surgeon before turning terrorist
It is not the Muslim world's poor who run the terrorist networks. It is their elites who run terrorism, and (more importantly) FINANCE it.
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