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John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease-fire
Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2014 | David Ignatius

Posted on 07/29/2014 7:09:33 AM PDT by Innovative

Kerry’s error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the role of Hamas, the intractable, unpopular Islamist group that leads Gaza, along with the two hard-line Islamist nations that are its key supporters, Qatar and Turkey. In the process, he has undercut not simply the Israelis but also the Egyptians and the Fatah movement that runs the Palestinian Authority, all of which want to see an end to Hamas rule in Gaza.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; fatah; hamas; israel; johnkerry; kerry; obama; palestinian; qatar; turkey
Is anyone surprised?

Except this wasn't a "blunder" it was deliberate per instruction by Obama.

1 posted on 07/29/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The childish Hanoi Boi is in over his head.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Innovative

After having two Senators run the State Department for six years now....neither have much real experience at this worldly stuff....you have to wonder who exactly in the White House is the real person managing the 3x5 cards on foreign diplomacy for the President?


3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:12:11 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Innovative

John Kerry’s life can be described as a “big blunder”...


4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:04 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: Innovative
For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure.

What Zell Miller said 10 years ago remains true today.

5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:27 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: pepsionice

Who runs things? ValJar.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:37 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

skerry’s, the traitor, biggest blunder was being born.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:15:48 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Innovative

Israelis appear to have finally figured out that they need to ignore these clowns and fix their own problems.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:16:23 AM PDT by aardwolf46
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To: Innovative

It’s not Kerry’s blunder, it’s Obama’s for naming Vietnam boy as Secretary of State.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:16:59 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Innovative

In the WaPo? ??????????????..............


10 posted on 07/29/2014 7:19:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Innovative

In the WaPo? ??????????????..............


11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:20:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Innovative

Well, gee. Isn’t that special. They aren’t so much worried about undercutting Israel - far from it. They are deeply worried, however, about the prospect of undercutting the Muslim whatevers of Egypt. Tell me Obama isn’t a Muslim.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 7:20:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I gots you ValJar right here!..................

13 posted on 07/29/2014 7:21:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Innovative

Now don’t be too hard on Ol’Moose Face. remember he served in Vietnam.
I should say, he served himself in Vietnam.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 7:21:22 AM PDT by Pompah
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To: Innovative

The decades long battle between the two is due to the fact that Israel has never made a secure border around their country to seal it from the West Bank and Gaza.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Innovative

(Except this wasn’t a “blunder” it was deliberate per instruction by Obama.)

Exactly! The media still doesn’t get that Obama loves the Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore is a big supporter of Hamas. Why would he want to weaken them and their financiers?


16 posted on 07/29/2014 7:21:34 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: aardwolf46

Israelis appear to have finally figured out that they need to ignore these clowns and fix their own problems.


Yep. Every cloud has a silver lining.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 7:22:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: pepsionice
.you have to wonder who exactly in the White House is the real person managing the 3x5 cards on foreign diplomacy for the President?

Jarrett, Brennan, Power, Rice.

18 posted on 07/29/2014 7:22:42 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Innovative; All
If the Washington Pest is saying a Democrat blundered then it is saying he blundered REALLY BAD!

IE: The Washington Pest is saying: 'Obama get your act together or fire this clown'.

19 posted on 07/29/2014 7:25:56 AM PDT by sr4402
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20 posted on 07/29/2014 7:32:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Innovative
“Kerry’s mistake isn’t any bias against Israel but rather a bias in favor of an executable, short-term deal.”

This sentence summarizes the article.

And it could not be more wrong.

It is Obama not Kerry who is behind this. Kerry is just following orders in his own stupid, incompetent way.

It is not a mistake. It is deliberate policy to support Hamas, Qatar and Muslim terrorists.

It is bias against Israel. Bias against Israel and total, unquestioning support of Muslim terrorists.

It is not so much that the Obama Administration is in favor of a short term deal. It is that the Obama Administration wants something, anything, that they can take credit for.

It is also a strategy to prevent Israel from neutralizing Hamas and completely destroying the Hamas tunnel network.

And it is an attempt to legitimize Hamas by making its terrorists equal or superior to Israel.

If Hamas were winning and their rockets were killing Israeli civilians the Obama Administration would not be “in favor of an executable, short-term deal.”

21 posted on 07/29/2014 7:37:31 AM PDT by detective
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To: Innovative

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- Israel hating Jew John Kerry (suddenly Jewish after pretending he was Irish to get elected in Massachusetts for all of his earlier years) is killing Jewish citizens and soldiers very day.

- Right in line with his boss scumbag Muslim liar Barack Hussein Obama II -

- and the Jews in the USA voted 78% for Obama? Suicide is painless if a HAMAS rocket instantly blows away your relatives in Israel...

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22 posted on 07/29/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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To: Innovative

Obviously deNazification of the Palestinians is not in Obama’s playbook since Obama is himself a recidivist incapable of changing his twisted perverted criminal political trade.

Obama is a fanatic.


23 posted on 07/29/2014 7:41:04 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: pepsionice

Funny how former senator president surrounds himself with senator.

i do not remember who said it, but only former Governors are actually electable.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 7:42:37 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Innovative

Kerry really should do something useful, like throwing his phony medals over the Gaza fence.


25 posted on 07/29/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: pepsionice
"Hey Dave, look what Valerie wrote on my card."


26 posted on 07/29/2014 8:14:46 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Innovative

.... via Obama? No, I don’t think so.

Via Yo’mama Sisterhood (VJ in lead), more likely.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 8:25:52 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: lavaroise

You could go down the last hundred years, and find very few Senators that went national and made it. Add to that....he barely did one full year as a Senator, before he went into campaign/primary mode. So he went from state senator with nothing of accomplishment to one year of Senator, and then went national. You couldn’t find another example of this unless you went back to Lincoln (non-Senator but he barely did any time as a Representative).


28 posted on 07/29/2014 10:23:40 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Rennes Templar

“The decades long battle between the two is due to the fact that Israel has never made a secure border around their country to seal it from the West Bank and Gaza.”

There IS a secure border — but the terrorists are building MANY tunnels to get into Israel — Israel is now destroying these.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:23 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Rennes Templar

“The decades long battle between the two is due to the fact that Israel has never made a secure border around their country to seal it from the West Bank and Gaza.”

There IS a secure border — but the terrorists are building MANY tunnels to get into Israel — Israel is now destroying these.


30 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Rennes Templar

“The decades long battle between the two is due to the fact that Israel has never made a secure border around their country to seal it from the West Bank and Gaza.”

There IS a secure border — but the terrorists are building MANY tunnels to get into Israel — Israel is now destroying these.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 7:14:37 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

That’s for some of Gaza, but the West Bank has never had a border...to keep PLO out of Israel, and Israeli settlers out of the West Bank.


32 posted on 07/29/2014 7:58:17 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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