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  • Kerry is 'optimistic'

    09/24/2016 3:59:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/9/16
    US Secretary of State John Kerry said that in his opinion, it is possible for Israel and the PA to come to political agreements in the coming months, before US President Obama leaves his office. Kerry began his meeting with Netanyahu by saying that the US is concerned about security and stability in the Middle East, and feels obligated to protect the two-state solution (as he put it). "We hope to find a way to take advantage of our friendship and advance what we believe to be the top priority in ensuring Israel's security and creating new relationships in the...
  • Dr. Jack Wheeler: The Pillar Gang

    02/18/2006 1:16:19 PM PST · by shield · 8 replies · 528+ views
    To The Point News ^ | Feb. 17th, 2006 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Today's (2/17) Wall Street Journal has an op-ed by a CIA intelligence officer, Guillermo Christensen, entitled Un-Intelligence. The article exposes the self-serving attack on President Bush and the War in Iraq by a fellow CIA officer named Paul Pillar in the current issue of Foreign Affairs. Pillar is now being lionized by the left for his anti-Bush screed - but you first learned about him here at To The Point in October 2004. Porter At The Pass revealed that Paul Pillar and his left wing cabal at the CIA, which I named The Pillar Gang, was conducting a covert campaign...
  • REMBERING AL QAQAA (NY Slimes Accountable?)

    02/28/2005 4:37:09 PM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 12 replies · 701+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 2/28/05 | Cliff May
    Let me add this to Byron’s fine story today: The New York Times has never investigated – and never had its ombudsman, Daniel Okrent, investigate – this extraordinarily newsworthy question: Was the Grey Lady manipulated by a UN official, Mohammed ElBaradei, as part of a plot to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election?
  • Abbas and Kerry discuss 'two-state solution'

    09/19/2016 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/16 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in New York, where the two discussed the “two-state solution”. “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two-state solution,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby. “Kerry stressed the United States’ commitment to this issue and his concern over trends on the ground, including the recent surge in violence and ‎settlement activity,” added Kirby, who said the two “agreed on the importance of continuing to work with key partners to advance...
  • The 'New York Times' Empire of Fantasy

    09/18/2016 2:23:08 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/18/2016 | Andrew Klavan
    [SNIP] I once called the Democrat-Media complex an Empire of Lies, but the Times has gone way beyond that now. In a leading editorial last week, the Times showed itself to be the google-eyed emperor of an Empire of Fantasy, the Willy Wonka of a candy cane world that exists only within the confines of its pages.The editorial was about Secretary of State John Kerry and was called — and so help me, I am not making this up — "America's Mr. Diplomacy." It began — really, hit the link and read it yourself, I'm not making this up! —...
  • Kerry: Climate Change Skeptics Believe 'Extra Water is Just Going to Spill Over the Sides of…' [tr]

    09/16/2016 5:38:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 16, 2016 | 10:14 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Secretary of State John Kerry says, climate change skeptics believe that with “the melting of the ice and the rise of sea level, all that extra water is just going to spill over the sides of a flat Earth.” Kerry made the comments Wednesday at the Global Fishing Watch reception in Washington, D.C. “We now have the highest rate of increase of acidity in the ocean in 50 million years,” Kerry said. “And believe it or not, scientists have the ability to measure that. And that acidity changes the capacity of particularly crustaceans to be able to grow.” …
  • John Kerry expresses hope over 'life and death issue' of oceans

    09/16/2016 9:07:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    John Kerry expresses hope over 'life and death issue' of oceans The Secretary of State sees the future of the seas as a global threat equal to world conflicts, he tells Sky's Adam Boulton. 23:04, UK, Thursday 15 September 2016 By Adam Boulton, Editor-at-large John Kerry, the man in charge of American foreign policy, is most often seen trying to sort out conflicts between nations around the world. But since taking office in 2013 this US Secretary of State has devoted much of his personal credibility to trying to raise awareness of another global threat - the seas. This week,...
  • Why Kerry's Syria Cease-Fire Is Already Failing

    09/15/2016 2:56:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2016 | Benny Avni
    Another of Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Hail Mary” diplomatic deal is well on its way to collapsing, this time in Syria. A seven-day cease-fire was supposed to start Monday across Syria, under an agreement signed last week by Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. Multiparty talks to end the war were to follow. But fire is yet to cease, though attacks have diminished in parts of the country. The lull in the half-decade-old civil war wasn’t enough, however, to launch the main task of the week. The United Nations was to start delivering humanitarian aid to civilians in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit

    09/13/2016 7:11:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Ethan Barton
    More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show. The Department of State funded a Peace Corps program created by Dr. Vanessa Kerry and officials from both agencies, records show. The Peace Corps then awarded the money without competition to a nonprofit Kerry created for the program. Initially, the Peace Corps awarded Kerry’s group — now called Seed Global Health — with a three-year contract worth $2 million of State...
  • John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit

    09/12/2016 7:36:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 112 replies
    More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter.
  • BLOOMBERG.COM - Kerry Brokers Trump’s Plan for Syria

    09/11/2016 7:19:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 1 replies
    For now, notice how Kerry is proposing something Trump has been advocating for more than a year. Here is what Trump told Bill O'Reilly last month: "Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing, frankly, if we actually got along with Russia and worked out some kind of a deal where we go and knock the hell out of ISIS along with NATO and along with countries that are in the area? Wouldn't that be wonderful as opposed to fighting?"
  • US and Russia agree Syria peace plan

    09/09/2016 4:43:05 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 September 2016·
    Russia and the US have agreed to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria from sunset on 12 September after intensive talks in Geneva. Under the plan, the Syrian government will end combat missions in specified areas held by the opposition. Russia and the US will establish a joint centre to combat so-called Islamic State and al-Nusra fighters. The plan follows a day of talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
  • Kerry Says Media Blowing Terrorism Out of Proportion [semi-satire]

    09/05/2016 10:10:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, US Secretary of State John Kerry took the media to task for exaggerating the threat of terrorism. "I can't open a newspaper or turn on the TV without having to see some story about suicide bombers or Allahu akbar murderers shooting up a shopping mall," Kerry complained. "Its so repetitive it's tiresome." "It's not as if we're talking about an existential threat to the United States," Kerry contended. "The number of people killed in these attacks is relatively small. Most, I would assume, are covered by insurance as are the businesses damaged by the explosions. Life goes on....
  • Kerry: Governing Is Hard When You Have to Go on 'The View'

    08/31/2016 2:59:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Kerry: Governing Is Hard When You Have to Go on 'The View' 5:06 PM, Aug 31, 2016 | By Chris Deaton The way John Kerry sees it, there is no joy when the president goes on The View. The secretary of state lamented the difficulty of governing in the modern media age during a visit to India Wednesday, nostalgically recalling the days "the big three" television networks owned the airwaves and assessing the burden of communicating the White House's message across a variety of media. "If a president wants to talk to the nation, he or she has to go...
  • Kerry Asks Media To See No Jihadi

    08/31/2016 3:20:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | August 31,2016 | Joseph Klein
    Secretary of State John Kerry wants to keep the American people in the dark regarding the global jihadist terrorist threat we are facing. Referring to terrorism in remarks he made at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a country that has recently experienced its own encounter with Islamist terrorists, Kerry said, “Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.” Kerry was just reflecting his boss’s bizarro worldview. In an interview with Vox, for example, Obama agreed “absolutely” with the proposition posed by the...
  • Kerry to Media: Stop Covering Terrorism

    08/30/2016 3:16:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And then we have our secretary of state, our esteemed secretary of state John Kerry, who once served in Vietnam, he said yesterday during an appearance in Bangladesh that the media could do us all a service if they didn't cover terrorism quite as much. Well, might be doing Obama and Hillary a service, which is probably why John Kerry said so. Maybe it is why the Drive-Bys have stopped covering terrorism as much as they used to. Kerry was speaking at a press availability, said, "No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government...
  • John Kerry: The Media Would Do Us All ‘a Service’ If They Didn’t Cover Terrorism Quite as Much

    08/30/2016 10:15:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Aug 2016 | Jeff Poor
    At a media availability on Bangladesh on Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the threat of terrorism at home and abroad. Part of his proposal to fight this threat had to do with the media and how it covers terrorism. According to Fox News and a transcript of the press conference provided by the State Department, Kerry said the media could “do us a service” by not covering terrorism “quite as much.
  • Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less

    08/29/2016 2:50:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less "People wouldn't know what's going on." 2:44 PM, Aug 29, 2016 | By Jeryl Bier During Secretary of State John Kerry's first official visit to Bangladesh, he met with top Bangladeshi government officials and held a press conference at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka. In light of recent terror attacks in that country, Kerry addressed the problem of terrorism, including root causes and how the terrorists spread their message. The secretary said that the media could "do us all a service" by reducing coverage of terror attacks: Remember this: No...
  • Kerry in Nigeria: 'Trouble Finding Meaning' of Life Leads 'Too Many' to Terrorism

    08/23/2016 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-23-2016 | Bridget Johnson
    On a visit to Nigeria today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared there are "far too many" who join terrorist groups like Boko Haram "because they have trouble finding meaning or opportunity in their daily lives." "Because they are deeply frustrated and alienated -- and because they hope groups like Boko Haram will somehow give them a sense of identity, or purpose, or power," Kerry said after meeting with local religious leaders to discuss community building and countering violent extremism in Sokoto, Nigeria. ".... When people -- and particularly young people -- have no hope for the future and no...
  • Kerry gives no proof of ransom payment source

    08/22/2016 8:38:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Should be plenty of evidence for Congress to convict John Kerry for his treasonous activities As Democratic Party members march lockstep to try to elect corrupt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the White House, it becomes clearer that her successor, John Forbes Kerry, is not only corrupt but guilty of treason for his so-called diplomatic efforts that serve as a conduit for the U.S. funding of Iran’s terrorism-sponsoring regime. Treason, according to Article 2, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution is an impeachable offense: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be...
  • Obama and Kerry can't launder the truth

    08/12/2016 6:42:19 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | august 11 | Peter Lucas
    When a politician tells you that you don't have a story, you know you've got a story. The non-story line was the reaction of President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to the report that the U.S. secretly paid the Iranians $400 million in cash simultaneously to the release of four U.S. hostages in a deal that looked like a ransom payment. They were like the cops at a car wreck: "Move along, folks, nothing to see here." The ransom story was initially broken by The Wall Street Journal, and it sent the Obama administration scurrying
  • Rodrigo Duterte Calls U.S. Ambassador ‘Annoying,’ ‘Homosexual,’ ‘Son of a B*tch’

    08/09/2016 6:48:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/08/2016 | Frances Martel
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, notorious for using profanity liberally towards others in politics, told an audience of soldiers Friday that his recent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry went well but that U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg was a “homosexual” “son of a bitch” who “really annoys me.”
  • 400 Million Dollars of Shame

    08/06/2016 3:25:24 PM PDT · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Four-hundred million dollars worth of unmarked Swiss Francs arrive on a charter plane in the dead of night on January 17, 2016 at Iran’s Mehrabad Airport. After the money is unloaded, counted and processed, Iran releases, Pastor Saeed Abedini, a convert from Islam who was serving an eight-year prison term for “crimes against national security”; Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, both convicted of espionage and in the latter case at one stage sentenced to death; researcher Matthew Trevithick; and an Iranian-American named as Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari. Can it get any more sinister? All you needed...
  • Kerry says confident Olympic Games will be 'safe, sound, secure'

    08/05/2016 12:33:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Anthony Boadle
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that he is confident the Olympics Games will be "safe, sound, secure" and that the United States and Brazil are working together to ensure they are.
  • Here’s The Iranian Video Of “Hostages for Pallets of Money” CNN and WaPo Claim Doesn’t Exist…

    08/05/2016 3:26:22 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 35 replies
    the conservative treehouse ^ | August 5, 2016 | sundance
    This is a great example of the current state, and competence, of American Journalism. Worse yet, this example shows the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, didn’t even know what’s going on, and Vice-Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine also joins the crew of the clueless. CNN and The Washington Post are both making an absurd attack Donald Trump story out of the most simple and easy to prove claim.
  • White House Caught Secretly Airlifting $1.7 Billion US Taxpayer Cash To Tehran [TR]

    08/02/2016 11:59:22 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 68 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 2 August, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    What Donald Trump has proclaimed the worst deal ever made, may just have become worst-er. The shocking truth behind the US-Iran nuclear deal, as WSJ reports, is that John Kerry and the Obama Administration airlifted $1.7bn of cash in 'compromise' payments (read - bribe) to Tehran to ensure the release of 4 captured sailors coincidentally the same weekend as the signing of the nuclear deal. < - SNIP -> Of course, senior U.S. officials denied any link between the payment and the prisoner exchange. They say the way the various strands came together simultaneously was coincidental, not the result of...
  • John Kerry Reaches New Height of Idiocy [semi-satire]

    07/31/2016 10:56:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Secretary of State John Kerry reached a new height of idiocy this past week by suggesting air conditioners were just as dangerous as ISIS. The remarks came in Vienna where Kerry was representing the US in negotiations aimed at reducing emissions that contribute to global warming. “Granted, the terror attacks carried out by these misguided individuals are splashy,” Kerry observed. “Dozens die and even more are maimed and injured, but the fact is that these effects are small-scale and of limited duration and consequence. We easily overlook some of the offsetting benefits. The people killed cease to be carbon emitters....
  • Petition to Remove Air Conditioning From State Dept. Gets over 33k Signatures

    07/29/2016 8:20:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2016 | 2:56 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Change.org is hosting an online petition calling for the removal of air conditioning from U.S. State Department property, following Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments that climate change is as dangerous, if not more, than threats from ISIS. As of the time of this publication 33,576 supporters have signed the petition, which, according to the site, will be delivered to President Barack Obama. …
  • Russian Foreign Ministry’s Glamorous Spokeswoman Takes RT Crew on Unique Behind the Scenes Tour

    07/28/2016 6:52:33 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 22, 2016 | RT
    RT’s Ilya Petrenko takes you on a VIP-tour of the Foreign Ministry with the spokeswoman Maria Zakharova
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/25/2016 9:35:11 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 47 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • GERMANY BOMB HORROR: 12 injured as Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up outside hotspot

    07/24/2016 8:52:34 PM PDT · by Enchante · 89 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | July 25, 2016 | Patrick Christys
    AT LEAST one person has been killed and 12 more are injured after a Syrian asylum seeker blew himself outside a wine bar in Germany. The attack took place in Ansbach, near Nuremburg, after the 27-year-old was denied access to the nearby Ansbach Open music festival, according to Germany's interior minister Joachim Herrmann. Hermann said the suspect, who was known to police, had lived in Germany for two years but was denied asylum in the country a year ago. He said it is unclear if the suspect intended to kill others or just himself but said he had “tried to...
  • The Masters of Delusion – Obama and Kerry

    07/24/2016 11:23:03 AM PDT · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Delusion, denial and cowardice are the trademarks of the West’s war on ISIS. No matter what the murdering maniacs of ISIS do to the helpless citizens of Europe and politically correct Americans, the response from the Obama Administration and Western Europe is always the same; a lot of talk and no action. Churchill’s personal motto during WWII was “Action this Day!” President Obama’s personal motto is “Daily Delusion.” Obama is going to go down in history, not only as one of the worst US presidents, but as one of the most feckless. Jimmy Carter looks like Rambo compared to Obama....
  • Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

    07/24/2016 3:01:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Change.org ^ | 7/24/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/23/2016 3:05:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 23/7/16
    ecretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. ADVERTISEMENT The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is...
  • Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/23/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | John Siciliano
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
  • Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as terrorism

    07/22/2016 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2016 4:40 PM EDT | Matthew Lee
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that climate change is as dangerous as, if not more, than the threats posed by the Islamic State and other extremist groups. Speaking Friday in Vienna at an international climate change conference, Kerry said the issue might not get as much public attention as terrorism but that the meeting is as important as a gathering he hosted only Thursday in Washington on combating the Islamic State. …
  • Oops! Secretary of State John Kerry Bumps Into Door of 10 Downing Street

    07/19/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth McGlaughin
    The man holding the door presumably thought Kerry was going to stay outside and shut the door, just as Kerry turned to step inside. Kerry then smacked into the door to the sound of the crowd audibly gasping. Whoops!
  • Top officers at Incirlik Air Base arrested in Turkey coup attempt

    07/18/2016 10:16:48 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Jul 17, 2016 | Umar Farooq
    The top military official at Incirlik Air Base has been arrested, along with other officers at the base Though the base reopened for air operations Sunday after a 24-hour closure, official media reported the arrest of the top Turkish military official at Incirlik, Gen. Bekir Ercan Van. Van was among 10 soldiers arrested at the base, In a rally Saturday, Erdogan publicly addressed President Obama, saying Gulen must be turned over to Turkey, and another official, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, said failure to do so was tantamount to an act of war. Labor Minister Suleyman Soylu said he believed Washington...
  • Kerry Promises to 'Immediately Evaluate' Extradition of Coup-Accused Scholar

    07/17/2016 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry said this morning that the Obama administration is "open" to considering the extradition of a Poconos scholar accused by the Turkish regime of being behind Friday's coup attempt.Kerry said on NBC's Meet the Press that the U.S. has asked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to become more authoritarian in response to the coup.Hurriyet Daily News reported that Erdogan has detained some 6,000 soldiers, judges and prosecutors in less than 48 hours. They're being charged with “membership of an armed terrorist organization” and “attempting to overthrow the government of the Turkish Republic using force and violence...
  • John Kerry ISIS is on the run

    07/17/2016 1:01:15 PM PDT · by GilGil · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/2016 | Jake Tapper
    Secretary of State John Kerry joins Jake Tapper to discuss the current state of the fight against ISIS following the terror attack in Nice, France.
  • Obama and Kerry: All Should Support Erdogan's Government

    07/15/2016 4:31:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 15, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- A member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told CNN that the coup attempt in Turkey "came out of the blue" as the White House said the Islamist ruler of the country should be supported. "This is a real surprise to all of us," Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) said as protesters began facing off with the Turkish military after they seized city centers and key points such as Ataturk airport in Istanbul. "An explosion like this was really unexpected." The Turkish Armed Forces issued a statement saying they have "completely taken over the administration of the country to...
  • John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss New Syria Plan

    07/15/2016 1:40:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07/14/16 | GARDINER HARRIS and ANNE BARNARD
    MOSCOW — Secretary of State John Kerry met with President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow late Thursday night to discuss a proposed extensive military cooperation agreement that for the first time would coordinate American and Russian air attacks on the Islamic State and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. Both men said they were hopeful of reaching an accord. “I hope after today’s consultations you’ll be able to advise him of the progress made and possible headway for us to make,” Mr. Putin said, referring to conversations between Mr. Kerry and President Obama. Mr. Kerry responded: “Hopefully,...
  • Iran seeking illegal nuke, missile technology: German intelligence

    07/14/2016 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 8, 2016, 4:08 am | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Iran has been continually violating the terms of the nuclear agreement signed last summer with the world powers, including Germany, and has been making attempts to acquire materiel to further its nuclear ambitions, a new German intelligence report has revealed. The annual report by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the German equivalent to the FBI, charges that Iran has been making “clandestine” efforts to seek equipment and technology, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” from German companies “at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level.” The report...
  • Germans uncover massive Iran nuke cheating; GOP senators demand Kerry impose snapback sanctions

    07/14/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    He'll get right on that, we're sure. Not news: Iran is already cheating on the nuclear agreement it signed with the United States. That’s been both expected and obvious since the day the agreement was signed, since it was clear from the word go that the Obama Administration would have no interest in ensuring compliance nor in imposing sanctions for noncompliance. News: German intelligence has the details, and they’re extensive and explicit, and several Republican U.S. senators are doing what they can to hold the administration accountable for its negligence on the matter. Here’s the meat of a letter sent...
  • US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees, says Kerry

    07/13/2016 7:34:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday. Washington has been criticized by some activists for moving too slowly to settle those fleeing the conflict, while Obama's opponents warn their number may include terrorists. But Kerry said the United States is now on course to admit 10,000 vulnerable refugees, chosen from UN camps and vetted by US security and intelligence agencies. "It's also representing six-fold increase over what we did the year before," Kerry said, referring to the US fiscal year,...
  • John Kerry: 'We Are Not Frozen in a Nightmare'

    07/01/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Atlantic, the ^ | 28 June 2016 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Defending the Obama Administration’s geopolitical record, the secretary of state laid out a vision of an America that is globalist, engaged, and deeply interventionist. ___ Amid tumult in world affairs, with a deadly attack on an airport in Istanbul, Turkey, EU countries grappling with Britain’s impending exit, and an ongoing war against ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to reassure an Aspen audience Tuesday that “the world is not witnessing global gridlock. We are not frozen in a nightmare. Where we are engaged with a clear strategy, using our power thoughtfully, we are making progress, most places.” There are...
  • WHILE NOBODY WAS PAYING ATTENTION, KERRY SIGNS U.N. GUN BAN TREATY

    07/01/2016 11:38:59 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 209 replies
    Overpasses News Desk ^ | June 30, 2016 5:00 pm
    If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has his way the United Nations will be able to say if Americans are allowed to have their Second Amendment rights. He signed an anti-gun treaty with the United Nations that the U.S. Senate has already said it is against. The treaty Kerry signed without authorization from the Senate would create an un-Constitutional registry of all US gun buyers and would lead to the UN controlling American's gun rights. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not...
  • John Kerry says ISIS is blowing up airports because they’ve gotten ‘desperate'

    06/30/2016 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Abandoning reality At one point, you were probably worried about ISIS. It seemed like the horrific terrorist organization was on a real roll as its barbarian forces slaughtered their way across the middle east. They raped, tortured, burned, beheaded, crushed, and acidically-disolved their enemies while our leaders promised that they were being dealt with in the harshest possible way. We’d “contained” them, we’d “diminished” them, and - most importantly - we’d decimated their command and control capabilities. According to President Obama, the J.V. team is on the run.
  • Kerry: Brexit may never take place

    06/29/2016 10:15:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Wishful thinking, or a legitimate perspective on demonstrations of buyer’s remorse in the UK? It’s no secret, after all, that the Obama administration opposed the “Brexit” referendum that passed last week, which makes John Kerry’s skepticism about its actual implementation a bit self-serving. That doesn’t necessarily make him incorrect, however: The US secretary of state has raised doubts about whether Brexit will ever happen, suggesting most leave campaigners do not truly believe in Britain’s divorce from the EU and do not know how to achieve it. Claiming there were a number of ways in which Thursday’s vote could be “walked...