Skip to comments.Kerry Blasts Israel in Hot Mic Moment
Posted on 07/20/2014 10:26:22 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
In an unusual moment during Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace presented Secretary of State John Kerry with video recorded before he came on air.
Wallace presented the segment as being in reference to civilians killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip, writes the Washington Post. "While you were on camera and while on microphone," Wallace said, "you spoke to one of your top aides between the interviews about the situation in Israel." He then played what the network had recorded. In the clip, Kerry is holding a cellphone conversation with an unidentified person, but Kerry's comments are clear.
"It's a hell of a pinpoint operation," he says, then repeats it. "Hell of a pinpoint operation." This is an apparent reference to Israel's insistence that its incursion into the region would be limited. The conversation continues, and Kerry then says, "We've got to get over there. I think we ought to go tonight." He then calls it "crazy" to be "sitting around."
"When you said it's a hell of a pinpoint operation," Wallace asked, are you "upset that the Israelis are going too far?"
"It's very difficult in these situations," Kerry said, repeating that the United States supports Israel's right to defend itself. He then explained his comments by saying, "I reacted, obviously, in a way that anybody does in respect to young children and civilians."
On CBS, Kerry told Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer that he is "planning to go" to Israel, "and probably very shortly."
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It’s okay to kill Israeli children for sport but it’s not okay to kill Palestinian children even if by accident. The commie left has granted the Palestinians “endangered species” status. They’re the “spotted owls” of the Middle East. I hope Israel kicks every ass in the area.
I have seen this in several articles... but I can’t understand why saying “that’s a hell of a pinpoint operation” is bad.
Maybe if I heard it live I would perceive sarcasm or something?
I have a different take....... recall that leftists are at root pacifists. That is they think Vietnam was the end of war. There can be no more war. It is settled history.
That is the Euro mindset. To be a warrior is to be a criminal if anyone other than another warrior is harmed. Since Hamas and all those that are users of terror tactics are not warriors, they can not be warred against.
Kerry doesn’t give a damn about dead Palestinian kids. His concern is that the IDF will be successful and a precedent will be set to condone war.
Why not to Gaza, Fraud, you are probably a lot more welcome there?
Kerry’s mission - Stop Israel before they go TOO FAR and force the Hamas group to capitulate.
Hamas has to stay on as a viable operation until they can successfully counter attack the Israelis is a very crippling manner, then the US can go back to being “even-handed”, much like it was back in the days of Carter, Clinton and the Oslo Accords.
Obama & Kerry useless......Israel Haters & America Haters!!! How any American Jew in his or her right mind can support these two incompetents is far beyond me......but, there are millions of American Jews, that are Israel haters...too!!! Go figure!!!
Israel knows that they are going at this alone. We have a President and his cabinet who DESPISE, absolutely DESPISE Israel and they know it..our only ally, they know they are hated and its sickening
And they have something we don’t. It’s called leadership.
Route the traitor’s plane over the Eastern Ukraine.
I’ll vote for that.
I’m like you in this. He must have said it sarcastically insinuating it is much broader than he likes.
Leftists may use the language of pacifism, but what do you think the likes of Ayers, Dorhn and 0bama would do if given their druthers?
one of my biggest pet peeves in this day and age is how American Jews tend to cling to the leftist, liberal, Democrat agenda. Don’t they realize they are killing their brothers in their homeland? They saw what Russia did to their jews and yet they still cling to communist ideology.
Unfortunately, many American Jews are liberals first and foremost. Being Jewish is a distant second. Caring about the State of Israel...even further down the list of priorities, if it’s on the list at all.
F Easter Island Head....
Pinpoint his family and see if he changes his mind about how to handle the situation! No big deal when other people are being murdered. I can’t stand these arrogant *ssholes! As if we are all sitting around waiting for them to lecture us about how great they are handling everything when we know different.
If he feels that way perhaps he should resign.