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  • Video: John Kerry attacked in Rome; attacker cried “You created ISIS!”

    02/05/2016 1:38:18 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 02/05/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Kerry did aid in creating the vacuum that the Islamic State filled, with the precipitous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the American support for the weak Shia government in Baghdad. He also helped arm the Islamic State by sending weapons to “moderates” who either weren’t moderate and gave their weapons to the Islamic State, or who were weak and allowed their weapons to be captured by the Islamic State. USA Newsflash, February 5, 2016: “ John Kerry’s recent voyage to Italy almost ended in him getting a black eye. He traveled here in order to meet with Italian...
  • Kerry Blames Russia for Collapse Of Peace Talks

    02/04/2016 6:09:30 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 40 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/4/
    US Secretary of State John Kerry's recent remarks regarding Russia's role in the Syrian conflict shows how Moscow's military aid to Damascus has weakened Washington's position in the Arab country, an American geopolitical analyst says. Kerry on Thursday demanded that Russia halt its bombing campaign in Syria, implicitly blaming Moscow for the collapse in the UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva. In an interview with Press TV, Eric Draitser said that Kerry's remarks hint at Washington's fading influence in Syria. "What this really tells you is that the United States recognizes just how weak its position has become, its position both...
  • Putin Ignores Kerry Cease Fire Plea and Sends Top Gun Fighter Jet into Syria

    02/04/2016 7:58:19 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 94 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 2/4/16
    GO PUTIN!! Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin Published February 04, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1626 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYING Syrian peace talks derailed after Russia continues bombings Never autoplay videos Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to...
  • Putin ignores Kerry plea, instead deploys Top Gun fighter jet to join Syria battle

    02/04/2016 12:03:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4,2016 | By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin
    Russia seemingly has ignored Secretary of State John Kerry’s appeals to stop bombing civilians and allow critical humanitarian aid to starving Syrians – and is instead escalating its military involvement, deploying four of its most capable fighter jets to Syria, two defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The decision to send the Su-35S jets poses yet another hurdle for Kerry’s efforts to proceed with peace talks. The Su-35S is Russia’s most advanced warplane, capable of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, one official familiar with the jet said. Already, continued Russian airstrikes against Syrian opposition fighters, some backed by the CIA, were...
  • Woman in Italy accuses Kerry of Creating ISIS

    02/03/2016 7:36:03 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 11 replies
    SOTT ^ | 2/3/16 | Sott
    US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Italy was disrupted by a cry of protest at his joint press conference with Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni, when a woman in the audience shouted, "it's you who created Daesh!" The press conference was coming to an end, when the woman stood up from the public, her head covered up by a black veil. "It's you who created Daesh!" she shouted at the two ministers, using another name for the terror group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), reported the Italian state-owned television channel RAI. The woman was dragged away from the...
  • Kerry to announce 'significant' new aid to Syrian refugees

    02/03/2016 7:36:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/3/2016, 2:12 AM | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry will announce "significant new contributions to support relief efforts" for Syrian refugees later this week, the White House said on Tuesday, according to the Reuters news agency. According to the statement, Kerry's announce will come on Thursday at an international donor conference in London. In addition to the aid, the United States is planning to resettle Syrian refugees in the country, a plan which caused controversy following the Paris attacks in November, in which one of the terrorists snuck into Europe with a group of Syrian refugees. ...
  • State: Kerry sent Clinton classified intel from private email

    02/02/2016 2:50:35 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    State: Kerry sent Clinton classified intel from private email By Sarah Westwood By Sarah Westwood(@sarahcwestwood)•2/2/16 3:59 PM State Department spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday then-Sen. John Kerry used a "non-official" email address to send Hillary Clinton information in 2011 that has since been classified. The emails between Kerry and Clinton were included among a small batch of records made public by the State Department Friday. It had been upgraded to "secret," the level of classification in government above "confidential," but below "top secret." "I can tell you the [email] that we talked about being upgraded to secret was sent from...
  • Kerry: Syria conflict the worst since World War II

    01/31/2016 11:06:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2016
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the nearly five-year Syria conflict that has killed 250,000, wounded more than a million and displaced millions as an "unfolding humanitarian catastrophe unmatched since World War II."
  • US State Dept. Records Show John Kerry Sent Hillary A ‘SECRET’ Email From His iPad

    01/31/2016 4:04:51 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jan 16 | Chuck Ross
    Emails released by the State Department on Friday show that in 2011, then-Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry sent then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton an email from his iPad that has been deemed to contain information classified as “Secret.” While previous releases of Clinton’s emails have shown that she and her staff communicated directly with Kerry when he was a senator, the new email is the first from Kerry that the State Department has determined contains sensitive information. Kerry has largely been silent throughout the Clinton email controversy. He has sent letters asking the State Department’s inspector general to review the agency’s...
  • John Kerry Can't Understand Why Hezbollah Needs "80,000 Rockets"

    01/23/2016 9:32:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    As those who follow Syria's seemingly intractable civil war are no doubt aware, Washington is a big part of why the conflict is now going into its sixth year. What began as a plan to destabilize the Alawite government by "playing on Sunni fears of Iranian influence" (to quote a leaked diplomatic cable from then-Deputy Chief of Mission in Syria William Roebuck) gradually metamorphosed into a overt and at times absurd effort to arm and train a series of rebel groups in an attempt to bring about regime change in Damascus. Those efforts have thus far failed, in part because...
  • Kerry Says Don't Believe the Hype: World Changing for the Better

    01/22/2016 7:14:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    thepoliticsforums.com ^ | 01/22/2016 | Ian Wishart
    "We are not living in a new normal" blighted by terrorism and war "and we don't have to," Kerry told an audience at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort. "We are not the prisoners of a predetermined future," he said. "Change is occurring in our world for the better and it is occurring faster, moving faster than ever before." Kerry, who is in the final year of the Barack Obama administration, had brought a long list of reasons to be cheerful. He cited a rise in global life expectancy, the higher number of girls in education around...
  • Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia

    01/22/2016 1:19:58 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    dw.com ^ | 22.01.2016 | dj/kms (Reuters, Interfax, Ukrainski Novini)
    Kerry hints at lifting of sanctions on Russia Top US diplomat John Kerry has stated that the Minsk peace plan could be fulfilled in the coming months, allowing sanctions on Moscow to be lifted. The Russian economy has been shaken by the embargo and low oil prices. Schweiz Davos Weltwirtschaftsforum 2016 John Kerry Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, the US Secretary of State commented on the areas of cooperation between Washington and Moscow and the peace effort in east Ukraine. Kerry and US Vice President Joe Biden discussed the implementation of the Minsk peace plan...
  • A German man with ‘Iranian citizenship’ pushed a woman in front of a subway train in Berlin

    Terrible case - but good on the quick-thinking passengers for helping police catch possible murderer https://twitter.com/TheLocalGermany/status/689734272262000642 …
  • Kerry admits Iran sanctions windfall will go to terror

    01/21/2016 9:31:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 8:00 PM | Ari Yashar
    Days after Iran received hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday admitted a good portion of the massive funds will go to terror. Speaking at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kerry spoke about the massive kickback Tehran is receiving after nuclear sanctions were lifted last weekend. "I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," he acknowledged to CNBC. "You know, to...
  • US military to limit media access to Guantanamo Bay prison

    12/17/2015 6:07:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:21 PM EST | Ben Fox
    New limits are being imposed on media access to the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the commander of the military's Southern Command said Thursday, outlining rules that will limit what journalists can see and how often they can visit the already highly restricted site. Journalists will be allowed to visit the center on tours that will be organized once per quarter, lasting no more than a day, and they will no longer be able to visit inside the two detention center camps where a majority of the 107 current prisoners are held, Marine Corps Gen....
  • John Kerry: Sailors footage made me 'angry'

    01/18/2016 9:55:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 18, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—When Iranian officials released footage of 10 U.S. sailors being taken captive, it made John Kerry "very, very frustrated," the secretary of state told CNN on Monday. Kerry has been negotiating with Iran on a number of fronts for well over a year, including on the President's nuclear deal and a prisoner swap completed over the weekend.But after U.S. Navy vessels "regrettably, inadvertently" drifted into Iranian waters, per Kerry, and the 10 sailors were taken by Iranians on Tuesday, Iran's military released footage of the troops with their hands behind their heads at gunpoint. 
  • Reuters Exclusive: In Negotiating to Free Americans in Iran, U.S. Blinked on New Sanctions

    01/16/2016 11:41:44 AM PST · by kristinn · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, January 16, 2016 | Lesley Wroughton, Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick
    The day before the Obama administration was due to slap new sanctions on Iran late last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the move could derail a prisoner deal the two sides had been negotiating in secret for months. Kerry and other top aides to President Barack Obama, who was vacationing in Hawaii, convened a series of conference calls and concluded they could not risk losing the chance to free Americans held by Tehran. At the last minute, the Obama administration officials decided to delay a package of limited and targeted sanctions intended...
  • Kerry tells Iran in long day of calls: This can be 'a good story for both of us'

    01/14/2016 3:59:50 PM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | January 13, 2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Iranian counterpart, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, at least five times Tuesday while U.S. Navy sailors were in Iranian custody, a senior State Department official told reporters Wednesday. In the course of his conversations, the official said Kerry told Zarif: "If we are able to do this the right way, we can make this into what will be a good story for both of us" and would be a way for Iran to prove it can act in a responsible manner in this type of situation. The calls, which took place over...
  • After Kerry thanks them for ‘appropriate response,’ his Iranian BFFs air hostage video

    01/14/2016 7:48:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | )1/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "It was a mistake, it's our fault, and we apologize for our mistake." You’ve heard of the Geneva Convention, right? Both the U.S. and Iran are signatories to it (unlike, say, Al Qaeda or ISIS), and signatories agree among other things that when they detain people from other nations for border incursions, they will not release photos or other images of them for the purpose of humiliating them. So surely Iran, considering the favorable treatment it’s received of late from the United States, wouldn’t treat U.S. sailors that way - especially in a situation that resulted from a mere no-harm-no-foul...
  • Kerry confirms Iran removed core vessel of Arak reactor

    01/13/2016 10:45:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Wednesday that Iran has removed the calandria, or central vessel, of its nuclear reactor at Arak, and it will be filled with concrete within hours. Iranian media reported earlier this week that the Islamic Republic had removed the core of the Arak heavy-water nuclear reactor, the fate of which was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers. "Just yesterday, the foreign minister (of Iran) reported to me that the calandria of the plutonium nuclear reactor is now out and in the next hours it will...
  • John Kerry Thanks Iran for Taking Our Sailors Hostage and Humiliating Them

    01/13/2016 4:25:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: John F. Kerry (who served in Vietnam, by the way) has thanked the Iranians for taking our sailors hostage and humiliating them. The audio sound bite will be coming up in due course. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm not kidding on this, either. John Kerry thanked Iran for humiliating our sailors, one of whom was a woman, by the way. He thanked 'em for rescuing 'em, thanked 'em for humiliating them. Well, that's what he thanked 'em for. He thanked the Iranians for capturing Americans engaged in harmless activity on a boat. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here, you gotta...
  • Iran Captures 10 U.S. Navy Personnel, John Kerry Tweets About Cheese

    01/12/2016 3:39:20 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 12, 2015 | Sean Davis
    Iran has captured two U.S. Navy vessels and at least 10 Navy personnel, according to multiple news reports. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is tweeting about cheese. The Pentagon and the White House are apparently working to “resolve” the Iranian hostage situation, but have not released any details about what the resolution might look like.
  • Kerry: Iran sanctions relief 'days away' (counting down to $150 billion appeasement)

    01/11/2016 4:28:57 AM PST · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Rick Moran
    How does Iran spell relief? K E R R Y. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at the State Department that the lifting of sanctions on Iran is just "days away." The $150 billion windfall for the terrorist state will happen "sooner rather than later," Kerry said. Meanwhile, there will be a vote in the House next week that would prevent the administration from lifting sanctions on Iranian banks and financial institutions unless the administration can certify that the companies are not financing terrorism or ballistic missiles. The Hill: According to reports, the White House has backed away from...
  • Clinton Email Scandal Worsens (JW Weekly Update)

    01/09/2016 10:20:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and DangerousState Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Inspectors general offices (OIG) are established under federal law at federal agencies as "independent and objective units within most agencies. Their duties are to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the programs and operations of their respective agencies." Under the Obama administration, OIG independence has been attacked, and many IG...
  • Clinton Indictment Talk Swirls

    01/08/2016 5:00:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Joe diGenova in the past couple of days has been making media appearances talking about the voluminous evidence that the FBI's collecting on Hillary regarding her e-mail servers and the classified data she was trafficking in. He said it's so much evidence, it's so overwhelming that she's gonna be indicted in 60 days -- and if she's not, there's gonna be a revolt in the FBI. If the Regime, if the attorney general, Loretta Lynch and FBI don't bring charges, diGenova says, it's gonna be a revolt. It's that bad. Well, Bob Tyrrell on the American Spectator...
  • Kerry: ‘North Korea Has Never Been Left Unattended To, Not For One Day’

    01/07/2016 9:16:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/7/16 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday disputed the suggestion that the administration has not given the North Korean nuclear threat enough attention as a result of its focus on the Iran nuclear talks and other issues, declaring that “North Korea has never been left unattended to, not for one day.” “That premise [that the North Korean situation has been neglected] is absolutely inaccurate, it’s without foundation,” he told reporters in the State Department briefing room. Pyongyang on Wednesday carried out a nuclear test – its fourth since 2006 – catapulting the reclusive Stalinist state back into the...
  • Kerry: Iran deal 'days away' from implementation

    01/07/2016 3:32:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal may be only "days away", Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday, according to the AFP news agency. Kerry told reporters he had spoken to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who insisted Iran would live up to its promises, and added the United States would be ready to begin lifting its nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran. "The foreign minister made it clear to me they intend to complete obligations with respect to implementation day as rapidly as possible," Kerry was quoted as having said. "And we are currently engaged ourselves in making certain...
  • Saudi Arabia Plans 'Thatcherite Revolution'

    01/07/2016 11:35:14 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Saudi Arabia is mulling the sale of shares in Aramco, believed to be the world's most valuable company, as part of plans to repair its finances and open up its economy. The announcement was made by the country's deputy crown prince as Saudi's secretive, state-owned oil firm grapples with the effects of oil prices nearing 12-year lows . Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist: "That is something that is being reviewed, and we believe a decision will be made over the next few months." The Saudi economy has taken a battering from the oil price decline and the finance ministry...
  • Kerry says North Korea nuclear test 'highly provocative'

    01/06/2016 11:46:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Kerry says North Korea nuclear test 'highly provocative' By Reuters Published: 14:11 EST, 6 January 2016 | Updated: 14:11 EST, 6 January 2016 WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - North Korea's nuclear test was a "highly provocative act" that threatened international peace and security, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday in condemning Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test. "This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions," he said in a statement.
  • Syrian rebels upset at Kerry: "the Americans lie and Russians bomb"

    01/04/2016 1:25:50 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 26 replies
    /twitter.com ^ | Jan 2 , 2015 | Raed Fares ‏@RaedFares4
    2015 in 5 words: the Americans lie and Russians bomb #Syria #Kafranbel pic.twitter.com/adNBjEQfat— Raed Fares (@RaedFares4) January 2, 2016
  • Rouhani expands Iran's missile program despite U.S. sanctions threat

    12/31/2015 10:39:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/31/2015
    The escalating dispute centers on the types of missile that the Islamic Republic is allowed to develop and whether they are capable of, or designed to, carry nuclear warheads. "As the U.S. government is clearly still pursuing its hostile policies and illegal meddling ... the armed forces need to quickly and significantly increase their missile capability," Rouhani wrote in a letter to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, published by the state news agency, IRNA. "The defense ministry, with the support of the armed forces, is tasked with putting in place new programs by all available means to increase the country's missile...
  • Really: Kerry Names Climate Deal As Biggest Achievement of the Year

    12/30/2015 7:43:50 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The State Department continues to live in an alternate universe. One day after the agency received criticism for claiming it is successfully "bringing peace" to Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed that of all the achievements of 2015, he is most proud of the historic climate deal reached in Paris.
  • Hanoi Jane Fonda is Still a Traitor

    12/30/2015 8:49:07 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/30/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Did anyone expect to hear from “Hanoi” Jane Fonda again? Of course, in order to slink away from society and retire to a cave, Fonda would have to leave the fawning press and the liberals who think of her as an icon. It may have happened too long ago to remember what this “Woman of the Century” did to prisoners in North Vietnam’s Hanoi Hilton. But some of us who were there will never forget and never let others forget. Jane Fonda was and is a traitor to this country. Unfortunately, those born in the 70’s and later don’t know...
  • Kerry hails Iran's 'progress' in complying with nuclear deal

    12/28/2015 3:59:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/15 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said Iran made “significant progress” in keeping up its end of the nuclear deal with world powers, after it was reported that the Islamic Republic sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia, AFP reports. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told the local ISNA news agency, "The fuel exchange process has taken place." The Russian foreign ministry confirmed the report, according to AFP. SNA's report said Iran had sent 8.5 tons of low-enriched nuclear material to Russia and received "around 140 tons of natural uranium in...
  • Massachusetts Court is Forcing Catholic Schools to Hire Homosexuals

    12/23/2015 11:03:20 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 23, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    The First Amendment right to freedom of religion seems to be utterly meaningless to liberals in government today as they continue to make rulings that are the equivalent of ripping the Constitution to pieces and wiping their backsides with it. Courts in Massachusetts are now telling Catholic schools they have no choice but to hire homosexuals, despite the fact doing so goes against their beliefs. This is exactly why separation of church and state exists. Not to keep God out of government, but government out of the church. From Christian News: A state court in Massachusetts has ruled that a...
  • High Qaeda Aide Retracted Claim of Link With Iraq

    07/30/2004 7:31:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 3,261+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 31, 2004 | DOUGLAS JEHL
    PREWAR INTELLIGENCE WASHINGTON, July 30 - A senior leader of Al Qaeda who was captured in Pakistan several months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was the main source for intelligence, since discredited, that Iraq had provided training in chemical and biological weapons to members of the organization, according to American intelligence officials. Intelligence officials say the detainee, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, a member of Osama bin Laden's inner circle, recanted the claims sometime last year, but not before they had become the basis of statements by President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and others...
  • Republicans blast Kerry for suggesting Iran could skirt new visa rules

    12/21/2015 3:52:15 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 21, 2015 | Judson Berger
    Republicans on Monday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for suggesting in a letter to his Iranian counterpart that the administration could help the country get around new visa restrictions passed by Congress. Instead of bending over backwards to try to placate the Iranian regime, the White House needs to be holding it accountable for its recent missile tests, its continued support for terrorism, and its wrongful imprisonment of Americans, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif ... Kerry responded to these concerns in a Dec. 19 letter to his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif -- and suggested the...
  • The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

    12/20/2015 1:07:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    At the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered - his remarkable words - "an enemy of the state." He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon's assets for the crime of "proselytizing' impermissibly about the question of global warming. An enemy of the state? That's the Democrats' theme for the New Year: totalitarianism. Donald Trump may talk like a...
  • Mural In Tehran Mocks U.S. Soldiers

    12/10/2015 8:14:01 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 10 dec 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A “Times Square-scale mural” mocking American soldiers has been erected in the Iranian capital city of Tehran, according to pictures published by an advocacy organization pushing for democracy in Iran.
  • CEO That Raised Drug Price 4,000 Percent Arrested

    12/17/2015 7:58:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Big Health Report ^ | December 17, 2015 | The Hill
    Martin Shkreli, who drew national scorn for hiking the cost of a life-saving drug 4,000 percent overnight, has been arrested, according to multiple reports early Thursday.The 32-year-old founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical made headlines in September for raising the price of Daraprim, often used to treat HIV and AIDS patients, from $13.50 per pill to $750 per pill after buying the rights to the drug.His arrest is reportedly not related to that price increase.Shkreli is accused of illegally taking stock from a biotechnology firm he launched in 2011 called Retrophin Inc., Bloomberg reported, and using it to pay off...
  • The Humiliation Is Complete: Assad Can Stay, Kerry Concedes After Meeting With Putin

    12/16/2015 11:17:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Back on September 20 (so, a full ten days before a three star Russian general strolled into the US Embassy in Baghdad to let the US know that airstrikes in Syria “start in 1 hour”), we said that the US strategy in Syria had officially unraveled.At the time, John Kerry had just concluded a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London. "For the last year and a half we have said Assad has to go, but how long and what the modality is, that's a decision that has to be made in the context of the Geneva...
  • Assad can stay, for now: Kerry accepts Russian stance

    12/15/2015 1:47:58 PM PST · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 15 December 2015 | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER
    MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday accepted Russia's long-standing demand that President Bashar Assad's future be determined by his own people, as Washington and Moscow edged toward putting aside years of disagreement over how to end Syria's civil war. "The United States and our partners are not seeking so-called regime change," Kerry told reporters
  • US officials: Netanyahu ‘myopic, untrustworthy, disrespectful of Obama’

    12/14/2015 9:52:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/14/15 | staff
    A new profile of US Secretary of State John Kerry in The New Yorker casts light on the stormy relationship between the US and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who have often clashed publicly over the Iran nuclear deal and the Palestinian conflict but who also routinely refer to each other as friends. The piece, written by the magazine’s editor in chief, David Remnick, quotes “American officials” who describe Netanyahu as “myopic, entitled, untrustworthy, routinely disrespectful toward the president, and focused solely on short-term political tactics to keep his right-wing constituency in line.” The piece goes on to describe the “sources...
  • Kerry: Americans Won’t Elect a President Who is Not Committed to Climate Accord

    12/14/2015 12:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2015 | 7:17 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he does not believe that "the American people, who predominantly do believe in what is happening with climate change," will elect a president who does not "understand climate change" or is not committed to the type of global agreement reached in Paris. "I think, frankly, a lot of members of Congress are on the wrong side of history, and I don't believe you can be elected president of the United States if you don't understand climate change and you're not committed to this kind of a plan," Kerry told ABC's "This Week" from...
  • Kerry Says Paris Agreement Crafted To Avoid Congress

    12/13/2015 10:00:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 13, 2015 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Kerry Says Paris Agreement Crafted To Avoid Congress By SARAH WESTWOOD 12/13/15 10 Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday the climate agreement reached this week in Paris did not contain any enforcement provisions because Congress would not have approved them. "It doesn't have mandatory targets for reduction and it doesn't have an enforcement, compliance mechanism," Kerry said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." Kerry said such mechanisms were not included because Congress would have refused to greenlight the deal. Binding legal requirements would have made the Paris agreement a treaty, requiring approval from two-thirds of the Senate. Because...
  • Kerry: 'For The Most Part' We Know Who's Coming Into Our Country

    12/13/2015 10:42:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ain't that reassuring? . . . On today's Meet the Press, John Kerry told Chuck Todd that "for the most part" we know who's entering our country. Kerry's statement came after he boasted about the Obama admin's "huge process" for vetting visa applicants. Not huge enough to catch Tafsheen Malik. Knowing for "the most part" who is entering the US is dangerously insufficient, given the hundreds of thousands of "refugees" and other immigrants from Muslim lands that President Obama wants to admit. Also troubling was Kerry's response to Todd's question, whether, given that Malik had posted her radical views online...
  • Kerry's Royal Blood

    08/16/2004 4:49:00 PM PDT · by KiloLima · 89 replies · 1,831+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/16/04 | Kate Kelland
    After months of research into Kerry's ancestry, Burke's Peerage, experts on British aristocracy, reported Monday that the Vietnam war veteran is related to all the royal houses of Europe and can claim kinship with Czar Ivan "The Terrible," a previous Emperor of Byzantium and the Shahs of Persia. Burke's director Harold Brooks-Baker said Kerry had his mother, Rosemary Forbes, to thank for most of his royal connections. "Every maternal blood line of Kerry makes him more royal than any previous American president," Brooks-Baker said.
  • Sorry sKerry, You're Lying

    12/09/2015 9:44:53 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 7 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    May I remind John sKerry that it is existing federal law (8 USC) that anyone associated with the Nazi Party and the Holocaust, despite the passage of time, is permanently ineligible to enter the United States. May I also remind John sKerry that one's political affiliation is, just like their religious affiliation, a voluntary matter. And may I further remind John sKerry, along with the mainslime media and the other so-called "candidates" who are evidencing a desire to see terrorists attack Americans on American soil, and thus should be run out of town on a rail, that only a very...
  • OUR OPINION: Trump? Worry more about his supporters

    12/12/2015 8:40:08 AM PST · by Capt. Tom · 64 replies
    The Pariot Ledger (Quincy Mass.) ^ | Dc. 12, 2015 | editorial
    Posted Dec. 12, 2015 As profoundly disturbing as Donald Trump is, we are far and away more troubled by the legion of those who support him. We've seen their posts to Facebook and their Tweets. We've received their email chains and heard their defense of Donald Trump’s horrifying lies, racist, sexist, and culturally and religiously intolerant claims at social gatherings. Enough. ...snip We understand from a Washington Post/ABC News poll that the majority of Trump's Republican supporters are white, less educated and working class. It’s easy to see a correlation between this poll and a report released last month by...
  • Cruz (and Sessions) wants immigration details of Calif. shooting suspects

    12/04/2015 1:40:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 3, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Two Republican senators are demanding that the Obama administration hand over the immigration history of the alleged attackers in Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14 people. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is running for president, and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Thursday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry asking for the history of Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, who were killed during a shootout with police. "In our struggle against terrorism, we are dealing with an enemy that has shown it...