Skip to comments.State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable
Posted on 02/05/2014 2:20:13 PM PST by Nachum
The State Department once again took Israel to task on Wednesday for criticizing Secretary of State John Kerrys efforts to achieve peace.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that criticism of Kerry over his threats of a boycott of Israel if peace talks fail were meant to distract attention from progress in the peace process.
Any rhetoric that is inaccurate and critical as this is unhelpful. These kind of attacks are unacceptable. They not only distort his record but they distract from the key issues at hand, she said.
Psaki added, however, that Kerry was planning to ignore the criticism and continue his efforts.
He has a tough skin and he has seen worse than having personal verbal attacks against him, she said, adding the Secretary of State would not spend a lot of time worrying about words people are using against him. His greatest concern is the result they could have on the process. The words arent an attack on him but rather on the peace process.
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Kerry has a tough skin? Who knew?
John Kerry’s only skill is to marry rich ugly women.
Liberals take criticism like acid dripping on the brain. The Israelis know what they are doing. If you mock this pompous fool mercilessly, he will eventually go away.
Kerry is unacceptable. The attacks on him are warranted.
Did he or did he not suggest boycott of travel to Israel?
So it is an attack for one to express negativity regarding his suggestion?
What are they going to do, send the IRS or the DOJ after any offenders?
State Department: Attacks on Kerry Are Unacceptable
you can do better than that...
Didn’t Kerry serve in Viet Nam?
“-or what? “
Well, let’s see...North Korea sank a South Korean warship. What did the State Department do? A strongly worded note. So, for Israel I’d expect economic sanctions, loss of most favored nation status, seizure of assets in ours and allied nations and an economic and trade embargo. Possibly, we’ll crush their currency as well. Because they did, after all, criticize John Kerry. (Hey, he served in Viet Nam, you know.)
And what are they gonna do about it?
It is highly unacceptable not to attack Kerry. We for sure do not want to encourage him.
"This is unacceptable! Stop it, I say. Stop it."
"I have thick skin and will ignore you..."
"Stop it right now, dammit!"
Where in hell does DOS dig up these awful “spokespersons”, anyway? Remember the one with the perpetually cocked eyebrow? I would pay good money to slap that right off her smug, smarmy face.....
OK then.....he is quite tall and he did serve in Vietnam. And he was smart enough to marry a ketchup heiress. Other than that.....
From just their side, or ours too?
Who is in charge of that sorority over at State?
” - - - Any rhetoric that is inaccurate and critical as this is unhelpful. These kind of attacks are unacceptable. They not only distort his record but they distract from the key issues at hand, she said. - - - “
Kerry is the victim here. Kerry is just doing the same thing that his boss does so well.
I think I’ll wait for the strongly worded letter before taking any of this seriously.
And the verbal and written attacks against Bush WERE acceptable?
I would like to be the ‘fly on the wall’ at some of these Mid Eastern ‘meetings of the mind’ and get the ‘feel’ for how they feel of the ‘insult’ we laid upon them.
How would we ‘feel’ (diplomatically) if a person had run for Leader/President/Dictator etc, then LOST, then the same country that turned him down has the NERVE to foist the LOSER on us to act as an emissary in their behalf?
I know some Freepers will be surprised by my opinion. I think it is highly inappropriate and unprofessional for Israel to attack John Kerry. They really should wait in line until we are done with him first!
Yeah, those Israeli’s are sure “scared” of Kerry and this WH.
Did he or did he not suggest boycott of travel to Israel?
Just watched Glenn Beck do an expose on the Kerry/Oxfam boycott connection. Very interesting.
Where are the boycotts coming from? It seems that Teresa has been busy donating to Oxfam International. Who is Oxfam? They’re the group Scarlet Johannsen just resigned from, because they oppose trade with Israel.
Looky at the $$ trail. Oxfam co-created The Responsibility to Protect (Samantha Power) - with Spooky Dude Soross. Hmmm. The Kerry Connection?
Guess who’s wife has given $$ to Oxfam? TehRayZah...Ms John Kerry...has given millions, along with The Tides Foundation, to Oxfam. TehRayZah also donated to Tides.
The newly appointed (by 0 admin) Smita Singh - to the Global Dev. Council - also happens to be on the governing board of .... Oxfam! Wow. What a coinky-dink!
Now that’s funny.
Interestingly Ted Cassidy was not a tough guy either, back in 1973 at the first halloween Haunt at Knott’s he came through the Steak House Kitchen where I worked on the way to the event and was sporting a black eye courtesy of his little bitty wife. So he and kerry do have a lot in common.
Israel should baraqi to eat camel cr^/. They know what’s coming, tell america if it does not want to be a friend then expect God to be an enemy.
We WANT KERRY TO FAIL, BECAUSE WE DISAGREE WITH HIS ANTI-ISRAEL MISSION!!!
Not in baraqi lenins world
Roh roh, is kerry on a benghazi assignment, I mean if the us gmint can give up lives to cover obammas arming al queda..ala stevens...if kerry embarasses the perv emporer he may find himself in a similar grave.
Israel should turn him over to the Egyptians. They’ll know what to do with him.
I’ve always found Kerry to be unacceptable in an unexceptional sort of way. Even as a useful idiot he is worthless.
Hanoi John Kerry is a traitor.
He should have been tried and executed.
Please tell me this is satire.
Foggy Bottom speaks.
When people cannot perform the job they’ve been awarded or assigned, they either resign or get fired. There are numerous search engine hits for John Kerry gaffes and bungles. Statesmanship and knowledge are required for that job.
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Needless to say Israel should pass a law forbidding criticism of an American Secretary of State or President. Probably need it in the US too. Criticizing a government official, our government or another, should be banned.
Actually, any attack of Kerry is acceptable. He deserves every attack.
I would settle for a tax on Kerry.
Come to think of it I would enjoy tacks under Kerry too.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters that criticism of Kerry over his threats of a boycott of Israel if peace talks fail were meant to distract attention from progress in the peace process.This should give us some idea of just how stupid Psaki, Lurch, et al are and thinks we are, if this is regarded as a *defense* of that threat. Kerry should be made to kneel and then be shot in the head right on the runway next time he gets off the plane in Tel Aviv. Thanks Nachum.