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With Kidnap of Israeli Soldier, John Kerry’s Ceasefire Has Made Matters Much, Much Worse
Algemeiner ^ | August 1, 2014 9:26 am | Arik Elman

Posted on 08/01/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT by Dave346

Let’s just recap what happened with the abduction of an Israeli soldier this morning.

The Israeli government believed the word of the Secretary of State of the United States that, via his Turkish and Qatari friends, he had obtained acceptable terms for a ceasefire with Hamas. Mr. Kerry’s flunkies even bragged about the success of his Turko-Qatari connections, chiding those who looked askance at his bromance with friends and sponsors of Hamas.

What happened next – a surprise attack on Israeli troops in the southern Gaza Strip an hour and a half into the “ceasefire”, an abduction of a soldier – shows that Kerry’s word – America’s word! – counts for absolutely nothing. Neither Turkey nor Qatar (and of course not Hamas) intended to keep their promises to the Secretary of State, their dearest friend. They counted on the ceasefire to give Hamas the advantage of surprise to score some “strategic” gains, in which the terrorists have probably and tragically succeeded. Neither Qatar nor Turkey are afraid of possible American retaliation for such a flagrant breach of trust.

That Kerry was deceived will give no comfort to the Israeli government, which knows now that there is no credible channel for dialog with Hamas via Kerry. Moreover, whatever room for diplomatic maneuver there was before the current debacle, has disappeared now altogether. Even beforehand, the Israeli public was already dragging the Prime Minister and the Cabinet in tow, demanding much harsher steps in the war with much more radical aims – the elimination of Hamas both as a fighting force and a political structure. The infamy of today’s incidents will end any possibility for compromise or for additional ceasefire experiments.

John Kerry, again, has made matters much, much worse.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: firekerry; gazaceasefire; hamas; israelgroundop; israelisoldier; kerryclueless; kidnapped; netanyahu; rocket; secstatekerry; terror; tunnel; war

1 posted on 08/01/2014 6:49:17 AM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

Are we the laughing stock of the world, or what?


2 posted on 08/01/2014 6:51:50 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Dave346

He is a fraud of the worst order


3 posted on 08/01/2014 6:52:03 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Dave346

If obama were to nuke israel i would not be surprised.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 6:53:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Dave346

Bibi said this about John Kerry when he first flew over to Israel. “Kerry is like an alien who just landed here on a space ship, and didn’t have any idea what was going on”


5 posted on 08/01/2014 6:56:44 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: Dave346
Whoa! Surprise! They fooled me again!
6 posted on 08/01/2014 6:57:02 AM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: Dave346

John Kerry is irrelevant. I see this as a good thing. Now Israel can move forward with destroying Hamas. No more diplomats crying truce to impede their mission.

Destroy, erase, improve...


7 posted on 08/01/2014 6:59:07 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: Dave346
Time to break out his secret weapon - the Lucky Hat


8 posted on 08/01/2014 7:00:27 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: ClearCase_guy

But most of the Jews would still vote Dem.


9 posted on 08/01/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT by expat2
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To: JPG
And to think we might have had this idiot in the White House!

Not that the current occupant is any better...

10 posted on 08/01/2014 7:03:55 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Dave346

Halp us jon carry!


11 posted on 08/01/2014 7:05:01 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ClearCase_guy

He won’t nuke Israel but I expect him to continue to supply offensive weaponry to its enemies while limiting arms shipments to Israel.

Just today there is an issue over continued resupply for the Iron Dome that has protected Israel’s cities from Hamas missiles.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Dave346
Israel, please...don't listen to anyone outside your own trusted circle, put the blinders on, and the cease-fire happens when the pali’s are no more.
13 posted on 08/01/2014 7:06:15 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: realcleanguy

“Kerry is like an alien who just landed here on a space ship, and didn’t have any idea what was going on”


14 posted on 08/01/2014 7:06:38 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Dave346

Kerry is a worthless ars. America is becoming the laughing stock of the world. And maybe we deserve it. American voters are idiots for not seeing the difference between King Obama and Romney. But that is the past and guess what, the idiots are still with us. The communists in America found a way to keep millions of Americans dumb and I can see no hope for any recovery.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 7:07:08 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Dave346

The hole idea of any cease fire was pure, destructive madness to begin with. What just happened, or something like it, was inevitable. The Traitor Kerry never should have either President or SOS. IMPEACH THE MAHDI!!


16 posted on 08/01/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Dave346

In a way, certainly in US Political theater (kabuki, that is), the Israeli soldier was abducted BY JF’nK and Ø, operating as a team with their Qatari and Turkish and Hamassian comrades.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 7:17:29 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Dave346
Why would any sane person trust a radical Arab Terrorist? They are the worst kind of snake. Amen
18 posted on 08/01/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: Piranha

Didn’t the bass turds just deny Iron Dome funding to Israel?

Some friends we are.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Bratch

20 posted on 08/01/2014 7:25:06 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Dave346

Can we swap Kerry for the soldier?


21 posted on 08/01/2014 7:27:57 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Dave346

Kerry was not deceived. He’s a collaborator.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 7:30:15 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Dave346

Chuck Hagel, Valerie Jarrett, Lurch and obammy himself, the U.S, foreign affairs group?
Accomplishments? Squat,


23 posted on 08/01/2014 7:38:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: MtnClimber
Can we swap Kerry for the soldier?
No. I'm pretty sure Hamas wants something of value.
24 posted on 08/01/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Dave346

To use an old adage, Kerry could f—k up polio.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 7:50:48 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Bratch

Post of the day! Good one.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 7:55:33 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: Dave346

Kerry, unfit for duty as usual. I feel sick for the Israelis who got suckered and pressured into this tragic situation. Hamas needs to be destroyed and now is a good time.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 8:17:37 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“If obama were to nuke israel i would not be surprised.”

He’d be more subtle...maybe a nuke would accidentally on purpose get in Hamas hands.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 8:19:07 AM PDT by lacrew
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To: Dave346

Kerry is a total brain meltdown. His brain functions as if someone had stomped on it repeatedly with hobnailed boots. If not for his inept a@@holic meddling with what he does not understand, the IDF soldier would not have been kidnapped. I KNEW, the moment I heard of the latest “ceasefire”, that Hamas would be the one to break it and that it would give them far too much time to regroup. I was so angry when I heard about the kidnapping that I could have personally punched Kerry out—after I fetched a stepladder to reach his face.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 8:24:46 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Dave346

Well, maybe Israelis will stop believing evil American moron madman who want their enemies to prevail.

But probably not.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 8:29:34 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Dave346
Mr. Kerry’s flunkies even bragged about the success of his Turko-Qatari connections, chiding those who looked askance at his bromance with friends and sponsors of Hamas.

Just as Obama's fans boasted that he must be doing something right because N. Korea has been so quiet lately - a week or so later there was a story about how N. Korea was commenting on sending a nuke our way...

31 posted on 08/01/2014 8:42:45 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: JPG

32 posted on 08/01/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

skerry should home taking care of his alcoholic wife and changing her depends...even that task could be beyond his competence.


33 posted on 08/01/2014 9:41:32 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Dave346

I’m shocked, shocked I say! Who would have guessed that terrorists would commit an act of terror just hours after promising to be nice?


34 posted on 08/01/2014 9:48:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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35 posted on 08/01/2014 3:54:06 PM PDT by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Pollster1; SJackson

So, who is going to be the first reporter to ask Kerry if he intends to resign over this fiasco?

The first media pundit who will demand Kerry’s reignation?

The first politician?

And remember Kerry does not have the gender or the skin pigmentation to make him a protected species.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 5:39:22 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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