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  • U.N. Adopts Latin American Homosexual Resolution

    09/29/2014 8:31:42 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    U.N. Adopts Latin American Homosexual Resolution By Julio Severo The United Nations Human Rights Council Friday adopted a resolution, by a 25-14, against anti-LGBT “violence” and “discrimination” that was pushed forward by Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia — nations mostly Catholic, but relentlessly affected by Liberation Theology and other forms of socialism. Brazil is the largest Catholic nation in the world. “The Human Rights Council has taken a fundamental step forward by reaffirming one of the United Nations’ key principles — that everyone is equal in dignity and rights,” said Jessica Stern, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human...
  • John Kerry: Scripture Commands USA to Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming

    09/05/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/14 | Dave Huntwork
    God of Progressives and liberals is the almighty state, not the God of the Bible. Big government is not God, and Barack is not his prophet God of Progressives and liberals is the almighty state, not the God of the Bible. Big government is not God, and Barack is not his prophet Last Wednesday, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.” Kerry said Scripture, in particular the...
  • Kerry: Bible commands us to fight climate change (particularly in Muslim countries) [VIDEO]

    09/07/2014 12:35:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 9/4/134 | Allen B. West
    Bear with me for a moment. It’s college football Saturday and there are some really big games which will have national implications. The State of Michigan will see the Wolverines and Spartans line up against two formidable foes, Notre Dame and Oregon respectively, and they travel to both venues. As well, out west there’s another pretty big game between USC (the other one, Southern California, not South Carolina) and Stanford. And up in the ‘Shoe, Ohio State will face the challenge of the Hokies from Virginia Tech. My own Tennessee Volunteers have Arkansas State coming to Knoxville — before they’ll...
  • John Kerry: Threat From Climate Change is Just Like ISIS

    09/22/2014 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Secretary of State John Kerry, the world's top diplomat, is warning that global warming climate change poses as much of a threat to the world as ISIS. More from The Hill: Secretary of State John Kerry said the threats posed by climate change should be addressed with as much "immediacy" as confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the Ebola outbreak. During a meeting with foreign ministers on Sunday, Kerry said global warming is creating "climate refugees." "We see people fighting over water in some places. There are huge challenges to food security and challenges to the...
  • Concern over US concessions as Iran seeks to leverage ISIS issue in nuke talks

    09/22/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 4 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 9/22/14 | Unknown
    Republican lawmakers are raising alarm that Secretary of State John Kerry is putting too much on the table in talks over Iran's nuclear program -- as Tehran reportedly tries to leverage its cooperation in the Islamic State crisis in return for nuclear concessions from the U.S. and its allies. The White House denies that any such trade-off is in the works. "The United States will not be in a position of trading aspects of Iran's nuclear program to secure commitments to take on ISIL," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday, using an alternate acronym for the Islamic State....
  • Kerry: Islamic State Not Driven By . . . Islam

    09/22/2014 6:29:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could the "Islamic" in "Islamic State" be a clue? Not for John Kerry. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, our clueless Secretary of State insisted that what drives ISIS is a "radical, extremist, cultish" philosophy, but not--perish the thought!--a "religious attitude." Kerry was of course echoing the analysis of that noted theologian, Barack Obama, who two weeks ago declared that ISIS is "not Islamic." In fairness, Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton have expressed similar sentiments. For a thorough debunking of the ISIS Islam-deniers, see here. View the video here.
  • Sorry Kerry, ISIS IS Islam

    09/20/2014 5:15:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/19/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    John Kerry, like Obama, went out of his way to defend Islam by saying that ISIS does not represent Islam: So I wouldnÂ’t compound the crime by calling them a state whatsoeverÂ… TheyÂ’re the enemy of Islam. ThatÂ’s what they are, and as the 21 clerics yesterday said in Saudi Arabia, they are in fact the order of Satan. Â…ThereÂ’s nothing in Islam that condones or suggests people should go out and rape women and sell off young girls or give them as gifts to jihadists and cut peopleÂ’s heads off and tie peopleÂ’s hands behind their backs and put...
  • Kerry is Wrong, Selling Girls as Sex Slaves is Islam

    09/18/2014 9:42:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    · FRONT PAGE MAG ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    John Kerry was speaking about ISIS. And he’s wrong. As usual. 1. Mohammed practiced slavery 2. The Islamic campaigns were carried out for loot. Including the human kind. Many of Mohammed’s first Muslims were out for slaves. Including female slaves. 3. Mohammed enslaved and raped women These are all facts that are not seriously in dispute. ... Mohammed’s armies looted and killed the men and enslaved the women. It’s elementary Islamic history. The only thing Kerry got right is that there’s nothing in the Koran about shooting the men. Guns didn’t exist then. That’s why they chopped off their heads...
  • Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

    09/17/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president ....
  • John Kerry is a windbag (Vanity)

    09/17/2014 12:15:40 PM PDT · by estrogen · 34 replies
    observation | September 17,2014 | estrogen
    John Kerry in front of congress
  • Kerry selects retired Marine Gen. John Allen to lead anti-ISIS coalition

    09/15/2014 11:52:38 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/2014 | Unattributed
    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has been selected to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State militant group, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday. "General Allen is a patriot and a remarkable leader," Kerry said in a statement issued late Saturday. "His extraordinary career in the military speaks for itself." Allen's official title is Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. ISIL is another name for the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS. Allen, who has been serving as a security adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to work with...
  • Obama Administration A Mess After ISIS War Declaration

    09/15/2014 4:56:45 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 19 replies
    There’s not much about the Obama administration that earns the confidence of the American public anymore. Obamacare has destroyed what was left of the good will the general public had for Obama. Discovering that you could not keep your doctor and that your insurance rates and deductibles would increase substantially created an environment wherein the President’s word was no longer trustworthy. Obama’s polls are largely in the lower 40’s as a result. These days the President is beating the war drum against ISIS and while the public wants to go after the terrorists they don’t completely trust this administration to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • How Many Times Do I Have to Explain “Kinetic Military Action” to You Dopes?

    09/12/2014 5:26:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-12-2014 | MOTUS
    Q. When is a war not a war?A. When it is a “fairly significant counter-terrorist operation” (according to Jean Carré) rather than a “war per se” (according to Josh Earnest); when our State Department rejects the “notion” of us engaging in a “war” on terrorism” (according to Marie Harf) and when the Commander in Chief says that the group calling itself the “Islamic State” is neither Islamic…nor a state; ipso fatso, we can’t declare war on it. And while we’re at it, perhaps someone can get to the bottom of this mystery too: who forgot to order the White House...
  • Kerry: U.S. not at war with ISIS

    09/11/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | 9-11-2014 | Elise Labott, Laura Smith-Spark and Ray Sanchez
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday would not say the United States is at war with ISIS, telling CNN in an interview that the administration's strategy includes "many different things that one doesn't think of normally in context of war." "What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation," Kerry told CNN's Elise Labott in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. "It's going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it's a major counterterrorism operation that...
  • Turkey refuses US permission for combat missions against ISIS: official

    09/11/2014 5:10:42 AM PDT · by blueyon · 61 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | 9/11/14 | Agence France Presse
    ANKARA: Turkey will refuse to allow a US-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official told AFP Thursday. " Turkey will not be involved in any armed operation but will entirely concentrate on humanitarian operations," the official said on condition of anonymity. The decision echoes the country's refusal to allow the US to station 60,000 troops in Turkey in 2003 to invade Iraq from the north, which triggered a crisis between the two allies. Ankara then also refused Washington permission to...
  • John Kerry: ISIL A "Hateful Ideology That Has Nothing To Do With Islam"

    09/10/2014 1:25:23 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 9, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: ISIL claims to be fighting on behalf of Islam but the fact is that its hateful ideology has nothing do with Islam. ISIL a manifestation of evil, a vicious terrorist organization and it is an organization that achieves its goals only through violence, repression and destruction. Fed by illicit funding and a stream of foreign fighters, it has seized territory and terrorized the people who live there regardless of their sect or ethnicity. There is literally no place for their barbarity in the modern world. This is a fight that the Iraqi people must win...
  • If only Muslim states thought climate change was the “greatest challenge”

    09/10/2014 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Infidels are infidels as far as Islam is concerned: Make no difference if the sin of Christian America were over-producing greenhouse gases or being who we are, a mainly Christian nation Secretary of State John Kerry has an interesting worldview if he believes that addressing “Muslim-majority” nations with the concept that climate change is the prevalent challenge for this generation. He probably wouldn’t get much agreement among the very people he thinks we should be protecting. Frankly, if Muslims were more worried about climate change perhaps there wouldn’t be such a surge in jihad, that is, if they believed that...
  • Obama administration wants to make sure ISLAM isn’t tarnished by ISIS ‘distortions’

    09/08/2014 8:15:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | Sept 8, 2014 | Right Scoop
    Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he will be trying to create as broad a coalition as possible to deal with ISIS. Not all of the countries in this coalition will be providing military support. Some will be providing humanitarian aid and some will make sure Islam, “one of the world’s great peaceful religions,” isn’t tarnished by ISIS: Tomorrow, I will travel to the Middle East to continue to build the broadest possible coalition of partners around the globe to confront, degrade, and ultimately defeat ISIL. On Wednesday, President Obama will lay out in even greater detail our coordinated...
  • John Kerry: Let’s put together a coalition of the willing to defeat ISIS [Cites Bush 41 as model]

    09/02/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, this sounds a bit like a strategy, does it not? John Kerry’s essay in the New York Times this weekend (in one of the more sleepy news cycles of the year) raises echoes from both Bush administrations in dealing with a clear threat to global security, and in fact explicitly cites the first Bush coalition to repel Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. That has its own irony, but we’ll get back to that in a moment. Kerry prefaces this call for a global coalition on the imminent and clear threat from ISIS, which Kerry argues exceeds that of any...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants

    08/30/2014 11:47:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 30 August 2014 16.50 BST | Martin Pengelly
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for “a world coalition” to defeat the Islamic State (Isis) militant group which has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria and was cited by the British prime minister, David Cameron, when he raised the UK’s terror threat level to “severe” on Friday. In an op-ed for the New York Times that was released online on Friday night and in print on Saturday, Kerry wrote: “In a polarised region and a complicated world, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria presents a unifying threat to a broad array of...
  • Gaza sees that violence works, Indyk says (0bama "enraged" at Israel)

    08/28/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    JPost ^ | 8/27/2014 | Michael Wilner
    Palestinians are taking notice of the effectiveness of extremist, violent resistance movements against the governments of Israel and Iraq, said former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk in an interview published this week. Speaking extensively on US relations with Jerusalem since the end of the latest round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians last April, and throughout Operation Protective Edge, a candid Indyk said at times US President Barack Obama has become “enraged” at the Israeli government, both for its actions and for its treatment of his chief diplomat, US Secretary of State John Kerry. [....]...
  • Castro’s Spy, the CIA, John Kerry and the AP

    08/25/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    Editor’s Note: When you’re too far left to work in the government for a Democratic Administration, an academic berth probably awaits. With wars raging in the Middle East, and Russia still threatening Ukraine, the problem of anti-Americanism in Latin America has been put on the back burner. But since Secretary of State John Kerry declared last year that the Monroe Doctrine was dead, Vladimir Putin of Russia has traveled to Brazil, Argentina, Nicaragua and Cuba. This doesn’t seem like an accident. The Obama administration is inviting aggression against the U.S. During the Cold War, Cuba hosted Soviet nuclear missiles targeting...
  • US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders

    08/23/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 114 replies
    IBTimes Co., Ltd. ^ | August 23, 2014 15:58 BST | Tom Porter
    Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes. The information was passed to Assad's government by German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which acted as an intermediary, a source told the Independent... In recent weeks, Syrian forces have launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State commanders and headquarters, as they battle to halt the advance of jihadist forces from their stronghold in the east of the country. The Assad regime has been accused...
  • State Dept. on Beheading of U.S. Journalist: 'This Is Not About the United States'

    08/21/2014 9:36:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/21/2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic terrorists, but she also stated that the ISIS threat “is not about the United States and what we do.” Harf spoke after President Obama told the nation that “governments and peoples across the Middle East” should come together in a “common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.” He then went golfing. "I think ISIL wants to make this about the United States and our actions. And I think what the President was trying to say was that...
  • Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements

    08/17/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/17/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The American government has been asked by the international community to directly intervene in any truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, according to a report in Arabic daily Al-Hayat, and force Israel to agree to Hamas's demands in future ceasefire agreements. Egypt was reportedly behind the guarantee, as rumors swirl that the current conditions being discussed have found support both from the international community at large and from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Israel has denied agreeing to any truce deal proposed so far, however, and diplomatic sources in Jerusalem have emphasized repeatedly that Israel will not agree to any...
  • German secret agents 'eavesdropped on phone calls' by Hillary Clinton and John Kerry

    08/16/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/16/2014 | By Joanna Walters
    German secret agents intercepted one of Hillary Clinton's phone calls while she was US secretary of state and also listened in to a call by John Kerry, her successor, it emerged this weekend, in an embarrassing reversal of the spying scandal that blew up when it was revealed last year that America bugged Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Mrs Clinton was on a US government plane when German intelligence services overheard her call and, against their own internal protocol, stored it, intelligence sources told German media. The intercepted phone call took place in 2012 between Mrs Clinton and Kofi Annan, the...
  • Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

    08/16/2014 1:51:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8-16-2014
    BERLIN — German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton. Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the agency, known by its acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013. The magazine says the agency also recorded a conversation between Clinton and former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan a year earlier. Without naming its sources, Der Spiegel says the calls were collected accidentally and the three officials weren't directly targeted.
  • A World In Chaos, And Kerry's Talking Climate Change

    08/14/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Diplomacy: Great leadership isn't necessarily about intelligence, expertise or background. It's more about wisdom and judgment. Based on this, Americans should be very concerned about Secretary of State John Kerry. As the world melts into chaos and threats to the U.S. homeland multiply, America's top foreign policy official seems bizarrely, even dangerously, fixated on ... global warming. In remarks at the East-West Center in Honolulu on Wednesday, Kerry repeated his claim that climate change is "the biggest challenge ... we face right now." To which we respond: Can he be serious? In recent days, we've seen the establishment of a...
  • Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials (and talks “climate change”)

    08/12/2014 9:55:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 12:39 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit Wednesday to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where he met the tiny nation’s leaders and commemorated the ferocious World War II battles fought on Guadalcanal. Kerry met with Solomon’s Prime Minister Gordon Lilo and Governor General Frank Kabui to discuss sustainable development, ocean preservation and how the islands’ 600,000 residents are coping with the effects of climate change. …
  • Barack Obama Swept Aside The Entire Free Syrian Army In One Sentence

    08/10/2014 1:14:45 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Updated August 09, 2014 | Michael B Kelley
    “When you get farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before going up against a ruthless opposition in Assad, the notion that they were in a position to suddenly overturn not only Assad but also ruthless, highly trained jihadists if we just sent a few arms is a fantasy.” - Barack Obama to CBS on June 22 Editor's note: Obama reiterated the statement to Tom Friedman of The New York Times in an interview published on August 9. In one sentence, U.S. President Barack Obama disregarded the thousands of soldiers who defected from the Syrian Army since the uprising...
  • Hillary: Qatar Could Mediate Peace Process Between Israel and Hamas (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 10:13:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 18 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed that Qatar – the chief financier of Hamas – could play a key role in mediating peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Clinton, during an interview with Charlie Rose, touted Qatar as a country that could play a constructive role in arbitrating peace between Hamas and Israel, which recently launched a full-scale ground incursion into Gaza in an attempt to cut off the terror group’s access to sophisticated weaponry. Qatar, which has served as Hamas’ chief financial lifeline, keeping the group afloat and facilitating its arms buildup, could convince Hamas to stop trying...
  • Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood's political wing

    08/09/2014 2:26:34 PM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/9/2014
    A court in Egypt has dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing. The ruling will effectively prevent the banned Islamist movement from formally participating in parliamentary elections expected later this year. The government declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group in December.
  • 'If demands not met by Sunday, we will attack Tel Aviv,' says Hamas

    08/09/2014 5:52:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | August 9, 2014 | Staff
    Hamas states on Saturday that it would continue attacks on Israel, if Palestinian demands it put forward in indirect talks in Cairo were not met. Palestinian demands include lifting the siege, reopening the border crossings, and allowing construction material into the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians are also demanding free passage between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, freedom of fishing within 12 miles of the coast, reopening the Palestinian airport in the southern Gaza Strip, construction of a seaport and cancellation of buffer zones along the border with Israel. At the same time, Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri said the group...
  • (Ron) Paul: No such thing as an independent Israel (Iran's State TV- Press TV Interview)

    08/26/2011 10:10:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 164 replies
    Iran's Press TV ^ | 12/2008 | Jihan Hafiz
    Ron Paul, House representative of the 14th district of Texas, believes that US foreign policy must be reformed to avoid conflicts around the world. The interview was conducted outside the Foreign Relations Committee. Press TV: What is your opinion on the idea of the US blocking Iran's oil exports and preventing its gasoline imports from reaching the country (based on H. Con. Res. 362 previously sought by US congressmen)? Paul: I think it is an outrage I think it is a blockade. It is the use of force to stop the inflow of petroleum products and people and goods,...
  • For Ron Paul supporters, ignorance is bliss

    12/16/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by bigred08 · 56 replies · 1,435+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/16/2009 | Kevin Hall
    Paul ranks alongside ultra-liberal Dennis Kucinich as having the weakest foreign policy stances in the U.S. House. Tuesday, Paul and Kucinich were two of only 12 House members that voted against imposing new sanctions on Iran. The resolution that would penalize foreign companies from selling oil to Iran passed 412-12. "This will unify the Iranian people against us," Paul incorrectly predicts.
  • How to Fix It: Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor

    08/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/05/2014 | Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour. This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic...
  • Valerie Jarrett: White House Can't Condone Israel's 'Killing of All of These Innocent Children'

    08/03/2014 10:12:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 3, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the Israeli strikes near civilian areas can not be "condoned."(continued)
  • US-Israel ties at new low after Netanyahu-Kerry phone 'disconnect'

    08/06/2014 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Makana · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 6,2014 | JPost.com staff
    ow badly have US-Israel relations deteriorated in recent weeks? If Israeli media reports are any indication, tensions boiled over to the point where a phone call between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ended due to "communications problems" earlier this week. Both men have not spoken since, according to the State Department. Kerry's spokesperson, Jen Psaki, told reporters in Washington on Tuesday that the two men have not spoken since a brief phone call over the situation in Gaza ended because of "communications problems."
  • Obama's Faulty Logic on Gaza is Going to Hurt U.S. Standing all Across the Middle East

    08/04/2014 11:04:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Foreignpolicy.com ^ | AUGUST 4, 2014 | Paul Bonicelli
    As Israel seeks to end Hamas's latest war against it, the Obama administration flounders. In fact, the response of the president and his secretary of state has made the situation positively worse with regard to every relationship we have in the region. Opponents of terrorism and supporters of Israel struggle to understand the administration's approach. Is it incompetence, or a continuation of this president's determination always to be above the fray -- as though the United States' only legitimate role is to midwife peace at any price rather than pursue policies that benefit it and its allies while defeating our...
  • Netanyahu and Kerry’s Phone Call ‘Mysteriously’ Cut Off

    08/05/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/2014, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A phone call between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was mysteriously disconnected on Sunday, Channel 2 News reports. According to the report, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki admitted to reporters on Tuesday that the call was disconnected, though she said it was due to a “communications issue”. Psaki did, however, say that the two have not spoken since the phone call was cut off. …
  • WHY DO PEOPLE THINK JOHN KERRY IS SMART?

    08/05/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT · by 7thson · 85 replies
    From this topic - "What did Kerry just say?" - henkster states " Sure, he likes big government, and that’s no surprise. I don’t read too much into this. Consider the source. Kerry is just rambling because he likes to sound like he’s saying something profound. It’s more proof, as if any were needed, that he’s an idiot. The purpose of this conference is to convince African leaders of that, if they didn’t already know. A couple days ago on BORs program, Brit Hume makes the statement that Kerry is a smart guy. I hear this all the time from...
  • John Kerry Just Visited. But Should We Just Forget About India? (Relationship was great under Dubya)

    08/04/2014 3:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tunku Varadarajan
    Here’s how bad things are between Washington and New Delhi these days: It’s news that Kerry even made the trip. Why this reluctant partnership might be best left to wither.So low is the bar in U.S.-India relations right now that the best thing that can be said about John Kerry’s two-day hop-over to New Delhi was that he went there at all. A relationship that burst into true blossom under George W. Bush, one that held for many Americans the promise of a mold-breaking alliance for the 21st century, lies shabbily dormant. Indeed, the only memorable episode in Kerry’s visit...
  • Wiretapped: Israel Eavesdropped on John Kerry in Mideast Talks

    08/04/2014 4:43:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 8-4-2014 | Der Spiegel Online
    SPIEGEL has learned from reliable sources that Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on US Secretary of State John Kerry during Middle East peace negotiations. In addition to the Israelis, at least one other intelligence service also listened in as Kerry mediated last year between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states, several intelligence service sources told SPIEGEL. Revelations of the eavesdropping could further damage already tense relations between the US government and Israel.
  • Rick Perry: I Support Israel’s “Complete Destruction” of the Terrorists [MUST READ]

    08/03/2014 2:06:37 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | August 3 2014 | Conservative Tribune
    For decades, America has stood with Israel and defended its right to protect itself against attacks from the radical Islamic terrorists of Hamas and similar organizations. This time around, however, the Obama administration and Secretary of State John Kerry have demanded that Israel agree to cease-fire proposals that Israel knew were not in its best interests–but, wanting to preserve the historically strong relationship between the two countries, Israel agreed. Three men died as a direct result, when Palestinian militants broke the cease-fire in less than two hours. Israel has said that they are no longer interested in interference in their...
  • Clarice Feldman: Three Ninnies and a Jackass: This Week in Gaza

    08/03/2014 11:57:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    This week we learned that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the elected choice of the wealthy denizens of San Francisco, believes that Hamas is a humanitarian organization. Qatar, Hamas’ principle supporter, told her so. From former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton we learned that the reason Hamas’ weapons are found stored in civilian sites -- schools, mosques, hospitals, and UNWRA buildings -- is because the area is so small there’s nowhere else to hide them. And from the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, the viciously anti-Israeli Navi Pillay, we learned that the Israel may have committed war...
  • US Promises Intelligence Aid to Locate Abducted Soldier

    08/02/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-2-14 | Hezki Ezra, Tova Dvorin
    Member of the Security Cabinet and Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) spoke with US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday night, to thank the US Congress for working to approve $225 million in additional aid for the Iron Dome missile defense system. The Finance Minister stressed that Israel attaches "great importance" to maintaining and deepening strategic relations with the United States and strengthening the warm friendship developed between the two countries. The two spoke at length about the security and political developments following the abduction of Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin as well. Kerry reportedly assured Lapid that the US...
  • Legitimizing Hamas’s War Criminality

    08/01/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/01/2014 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis — left, right and center — of his recent ceasefire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America’s Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt.</p>
  • Egypt strongly criticizes US remarks over aid

    08/02/2014 3:46:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Daily Star Lebanon ^ | Saturday, August 2, 2014 | Associated Press
    Egypt's Foreign Ministry has strongly criticized the United States after a State Department spokeswoman said the Egyptian government used its military aid "against their own people." ... State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf made the comments Thursday in response to a question about U.S. military aid to Israel during the Gaza war. Abdel-Atti said the U.S. aid Egypt received was used in combating terrorism. He said: "These condemned remarks reflect complete ignorance and incompetence in understanding the reality of things in Egypt." Harf's comments refer to the heavy security crackdown in Egypt on Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammad Morsi, removed...