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)