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Kerry slams Hamas for bucking ceasefire with Israel
FrontPage Magazine ^ | 07/15/2014 | MICHAEL WILNER

Posted on 07/15/2014 5:15:09 AM PDT by SJackson

"I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire," he says; Kerry cancels trip to the Middle East Tuesday morning, relying on ceasefire.

VIENNA -- US Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Hamas for powering through a ceasefire with Israel, brokered by the Egyptian government and accepted by Israel's cabinet Tuesday morning.

At least 35 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip since the ceasefire was set to begin, mere hours ago.

"I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together, that the international community strongly supports," Kerry told reporters in Vienna on Tuesday morning.

Kerry said that Hamas is "purposely playing politics" by continuing the rocket fire, using innocent lives as "human shields... against the laws of war." "And that is why they are a terrorist organization," Kerry added.

The secretary is ready to fly back to the region at any moment, he said, and is declining to do so now in the hopes that Egypt's effort to broker a ceasefire itself will bear fruit. But the US fears the potential for an even greater escalation of violence, he said.

"Perhaps reason could prevail" within Hamas, Kerry continued, "if the political wing could deal with the military wing."

Kerry canceled a hastily-planned trip to the Middle East on Tuesday morning, relying instead on a ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government between Israel and the Palestinians to at least temporarily end the conflict.

Israel's government has accepted the proposal, but Hamas - the primary perpetrator of rocket fire from Gaza against Israeli cities and towns over the last month - has yet to respond to the paper, which calls for an end to hostilities followed by dialogue.

"The Egyptian proposal for a ceasefire and negotiations provides an opportunity to end the violence and restore calm," Kerry said. "We welcome the Israeli cabinet’s decision to accept it. We urge all other parties to accept the proposal.”

Kerry will instead return to Washington from Vienna, where he has been engaging Iranian leadership directly over its controversial nuclear program.

"Secretary Kerry has been deeply engaged in conversations with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Egyptian government officials and President Abbas throughout this difficult period, and the United States remains committed to working with them and our regional partners to find a resolution to this dangerous and volatile situation," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.


TOPICS: Egypt; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; israel; russia; stih; waronterror

1 posted on 07/15/2014 5:15:09 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Duh, they’re terrorists. They can’t be negotiated with. Maybe Obama needs to know that too.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 5:16:42 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SJackson
I cannot condemn strongly enough . . .

He's right.

3 posted on 07/15/2014 5:17:53 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (#DELETE *.* GOV)
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4 posted on 07/15/2014 5:19:00 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: SJackson

“Kerry said that Hamas is “purposely playing politics” by continuing the rocket fire, using innocent lives as “human shields... against the laws of war.”

According to John Claude, trying to kill people is “playing politics”.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 5:19:10 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: SJackson

Common Sense to Kerry: Islam wants a global war...nothing short of that!

Wake the frack up and smell the coffee Mr. Secretary of State!

ISIS - Hamas - Moslem Brotherhood - Hezbollah - Al Qaeda - Taliban - get it boatman?


6 posted on 07/15/2014 5:19:20 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: SJackson

An accurate statement.

Very good for John Kerry.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 5:20:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: showme_the_Glory

Exactly, he just can’t bring himself to do what must be done. Maybe what is missed here is that Egypt is tired of supporting this bunch in Gaza as well. Just like the King of Jordan did in the seventies kicking them out that started the whole Black September thing. Maybe Egypt offered this deal knowing that Hamas would not go for it so it would give Israel the license to kick them into the sea while Egypt closes its border for “security reasons”. I cannot emphasize enough that this was expected.

Better yet, maybe they will pack up their camels and cross over to ISIS.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 5:23:44 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: SJackson
Obviously, Net is working with Egypt and the not the US.

Kerry should shut his mouth and go home. Especially after releasing the 4 worse terrorists in the world....in exchange for a traitor.

9 posted on 07/15/2014 5:31:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SJackson

Kerry slams Hamas? Obama’s not going to like that... I predict Kerry’s about to have a job change... perhaps a long trip to Somolia or something.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 5:33:07 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: BCW

Kerry is such a geek!


11 posted on 07/15/2014 5:35:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Duh, they’re terrorists...

The Ø regime is like-minded, and in their own way terrorists themselves. Holder-et-al were lawyers for terrorists, the Ø gang knows how terrorists think, Ø himself started his trek to be Pres_ent in a terrorist's home, and they all aid and abet terrorists.

12 posted on 07/15/2014 5:39:56 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SJackson

And yet, somehow, Israel will be the bad guy. As if the left doesn’t have enough scapegoats.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 5:50:04 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: SJackson
Israel looks good here, even the big dope says so. I think BB played Hamas an the big dope quite well, Israel was going to destroy their ability to fire missiles no matter what the world said. He came right out and said so a couple of days ago, he gambled that Hamas would reject a cease fire and was right. Now he just bought a lot of sympathy for Israel and can continue to clean out the rat holes that he was going to anyways.
It's not to often that Israel looks good while kicking some Hamas ass at the same time.
That is leadership in my opinion.
14 posted on 07/15/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: SJackson

How could they even consider a ceasefire?

Israel had better get serious - QUICKLY - as to how they’re going to KILL these islamist bacterium.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 5:57:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SJackson

Words, just words.
Blaah, blaah, blaah...

Hamas to Kerry, “I blow my nose in your general direction.”


16 posted on 07/15/2014 6:02:36 AM PDT by super7man (Oh why did I post that, now I'll never be able to run for Congress.)
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To: SJackson

That’s OK, Johnnie.....the good guys will take over now and show you how it’s done.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 6:03:42 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: reefdiver

Net is amassing troops. I predict a well deserved blitz on these rotten Hamas muzzies.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 6:15:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SJackson

Kerry returning to Washington. Accomplishments: Lifted boycott on Iran for “0” return on Nuke talks.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 6:20:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Obama + Kerry + Biden + Reid + Pelosi = Unfettered Buffoons, Morons & America Haters & Traitors!!!


20 posted on 07/15/2014 6:29:49 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Duh, they’re terrorists. They can’t be negotiated with. Maybe Obama needs to know that too.

Since Obama's the terrorist, maybe someone should tell then RINO's.

21 posted on 07/15/2014 6:54:29 AM PDT by mykroar (This is an insult to the nation's intelligence and these days, that isn't easy.)
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To: SJackson

“I cannot condemn strongly enough ...”

Perhaps you could STOP SENDING THEM $$BILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS!?!?!??!


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:07:49 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SJackson


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:21:43 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: SJackson
WHY???!!!

You didn't slam the VietCong/North VietNam Commies for doing the same regarding South VietNam?

Your Forked Tongue *##&*#

24 posted on 07/15/2014 9:11:34 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX; mykroar; Victor; Sacajaweau; G Larry; SandRat

Time for this gem from Israel’s version of Saturday Night Live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab12c8-rzqs


25 posted on 07/15/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SJackson
"I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas in so brazenly firing rockets in multiple numbers in the face of a goodwill effort to offer a ceasefire, in which Egypt and Israel worked together, that the international community strongly supports," Kerry told reporters in Vienna on Tuesday morning.

Can you condemn them as much as you condemned the USA during the Viet Nam war, you cowardly, traitorous son of a bitch?

My country is the hands of traitors, and there is nothing I can do about it.

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 07/15/2014 11:03:03 AM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks SJackson.
Kerry said that Hamas is "purposely playing politics" by continuing the rocket fire, using innocent lives as "human shields... against the laws of war." "And that is why they are a terrorist organization," Kerry added... "Perhaps reason could prevail" within Hamas, Kerry continued, "if the political wing could deal with the military wing." ...Kerry will instead return to Washington from Vienna, where he has been engaging Iranian leadership directly over its controversial nuclear program.
The political wing IS the military wing in Hamas. What an imbecile. I guess we should be thankful that he called Hamas a terrorist organization, but saying the attacks on Israel aren't political policy from top to bottom of Hamas is a walkback. And btw, Lurch, the way to "engage the Iranian leadership" is to BBQ them with a nuke. That makes the negotiations go so much smoother.
27 posted on 07/15/2014 3:54:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SJackson

good for Hamas, showing the idiot Kerry what they are really all about


28 posted on 07/17/2014 11:02:55 AM PDT by Wuli
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