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Kerry's latest cease-fire plan: What was he thinking?
Haaretz ^ | July 27, 2014 | By Barak Ravid

Posted on 07/27/2014 5:09:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The press conference U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry convened together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry was one of Kerry's most embarrassing incidents since taking office. And there were quite a few in the last year and a half.

A few hours before the press conference began, the Israeli security cabinet ministers unanimously rejected Kerry's cease-fire plan draft. Kerry, as is his wont, seemed and sounded as if he came from a parallel universe. He claimed to have never presented Israel with a formal offer for a cease-fire, slammed the Israeli media's "mischievous reports" and promised that Netanyahu's office will issue a clarification.

As if that wasn't enough, Kerry claimed he made significant progress in the cease-fire talks and said, deadpan, that the disagreements with Israel are purely on matters of terminology. Reality, of course, was completely different. If anything happened on Friday it was another deep crisis in trust between Israeli senior cabinet members and the American secretary of state.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; hamas; kerry; lurch; terrorism
Epic failure.
1 posted on 07/27/2014 5:09:16 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only half of the captured American people,
fed only from the lying MSM (pwned by Obama’s corruption), believe the continuum of lies from Kerry and Obama.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 5:11:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He was thinking that Israel should ESAD.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like so many hippies, he’s basically a BS artist with a college education and delusions of grandeur.

Most outgrew it though.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 5:12:31 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kerry probably has gotten to the point of asking his reflection in the mirror...”Don’t you know who I am”

... Because nobody else cares...


5 posted on 07/27/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kerry is a buffoon. He hit his head on the surfboard one to many times.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pardon my stating the obvious, but Kerry is a national joke.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 5:13:22 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I bet the Idiot gets a Nobel Peace Prize


8 posted on 07/27/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Anti-American insurgents in the WH are doing a fine job of embarrassing America. They do this routinely and it’s NOT a mistake.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 5:15:33 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He should have told them he served in Vietnam and spent Christmas in Cambodia. That would have impressed the Israelis.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 5:15:39 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kerry’s was for his cease-fire plan draft until he was against it!


11 posted on 07/27/2014 5:18:45 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What was he thinking?

His wounds in Viet Nam were self inflicted.

12 posted on 07/27/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No doubt Kerry thinks if the IDF would just stop cutting the ears off of Palestinian children, the world would spin in greased grooves.


13 posted on 07/27/2014 5:19:17 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“What was he thinking?”

He wasn’t.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 5:20:03 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Whatever he was thinking, I bet that it is seared into his memory..


15 posted on 07/27/2014 5:22:22 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is a complete geek, in the classic sense;

“This word comes from English dialect geek or geck (meaning a “fool” or “freak”; from Middle Low German Geck). “Geck” is a standard term in modern German and means “fool” or “fop.”[2] The root also survives in the Dutch and Afrikaans adjective gek (”crazy”), as well as some German dialects, and in the Alsatian word Gickeleshut (”jester’s hat”; used during carnival).[1] In 18th century Austria-Hungary, Gecken were freaks on display in some circuses. In 19th century North America, the term geek referred to a performer in a geek show in a circus, traveling carnival or travelling funfair sideshows (see also freak show”


16 posted on 07/27/2014 5:26:30 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

paywall ... how about some Cliff Notes?


17 posted on 07/27/2014 5:26:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One of the most despicable individuals to ever hold public office in America


18 posted on 07/27/2014 5:27:35 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kerry’s been a dope for over 40 years, yet he thinks himself one of the smartest people on earth.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 5:35:42 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: billhilly

Biden couldn’t be happier.....


20 posted on 07/27/2014 5:38:51 PM PDT by matthew fuller (https://www.facebook.com/BrianKolfage/posts/714871581908295)
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To: Steely Tom

The rest ended up in this admin


21 posted on 07/27/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

On Friday Kerry said, quote: “The whole world is watching.”

What was he thinking? He was thinking it is 1968. He was thinking that the Israelis are the Chicago police and that Hamas are the anti Vietnam war protestors.


22 posted on 07/27/2014 5:46:30 PM PDT by Montaignes Cat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A Progressive doing what Progressives do best - lie! It’s never their fault, they could have got it done but luck was against them, the stars were not properly aligned, Bush caused to fail, etc.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; All
"Gickeleshut" ahahahah -

We should now refer to s'kerry as "Gickeleshut Kerry" Sure fits.

24 posted on 07/27/2014 5:56:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What Hanoi Boi needs is a “reset” button.


25 posted on 07/27/2014 6:01:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
John Kerry: The betrayal
26 posted on 07/27/2014 6:01:17 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That was NOT rice shot into his buttocks in Nam. Must have been some kind of mind altering drug.


27 posted on 07/27/2014 6:05:05 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Wrong punctuation again.

What? Was he thinking?
28 posted on 07/27/2014 7:27:37 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
“What was he thinking?”

He wasn’t.

Why would you expect him to start now?

29 posted on 07/27/2014 7:46:13 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At this point, as far as Israel is concerned we’re Latvia.

They are on their own and they know it. They also know they can do pretty much whatever they want.


30 posted on 07/27/2014 8:13:03 PM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cuban leaf
They are on their own and they know it. They also know they can do pretty much whatever they want.

I have always admired Israel, where Dr Ruth Westheimer was once a sniper for the IDF. Love 'em!

31 posted on 07/28/2014 2:10:32 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Kerry, as is his wont, seemed and sounded as if he came from a parallel universe."

We have been in a parallel universe since the Nixon Administration.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 2:17:54 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

“We have been in a parallel universe since the Nixon Administration.”

I would like to hear more about your thinking on this subject.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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