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  • Secretary Kerry: 'settlements' obstacle to peace

    12/04/2016 4:11:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/16
    Outgoing US Secretary State John Kerry expressed disappointment Sunday that his efforts over the past four years have not put an end to the construction of homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Speaking at the Saban Forum, Kerry said that Israel is "heading to a place of danger" and that the chances for peace are eroding "by virtue of this continued settlement process." "I don't agree with him that settlements are not an obstacle to peace," Kerry said. "Let's not kid ourselves here– you can't just wipe it away by saying it doesn't have an impact. It has...
  • KERRY VOWS ‘ONE HELL OF A DEBATE’ AS US AWAITS TRUMP

    11/29/2016 1:40:09 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 145 replies
    BREITBART NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2016 | by BREITBART NEWS
    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that he “will not go quietly into the night” as President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration prepares to shake up US foreign policy. Addressing an association of women diplomats, Kerry said he would help ensure a smooth handover of power in his department but would continue to argue for environmental protection, foreign aid and strong alliances. “We’re going to have one hell of a debate over the next few years, I can assure you, and I can promise you this… I am not going to go quietly into the night,”...
  • John Kerry Thinks Bush Rigged The 2004 Elect

    10/20/2016 12:24:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Dec 15 | Blake Neff
    A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud. The article itself, written by David Remnick, focuses mostly on Kerry’s efforts to achieve peace and democracy in the Middle East, but it also dwells extensively on his presidential defeat more than a decade ago. “In 2004, when Kerry lost the Presidential race to George W. Bush, who is widely considered the worst President of the modern era, he refused to challenge the...
  • Obama Admin Hiding Secret Hostage Docs Signed With Iranian Intel Officials

    10/06/2016 7:19:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies
    Wash. Free Bacon ^ | 10/6/16 | Adam Kredo
    Key documents relating to the Obama administration’s secret negotiations with Iran, including a $1.7 billion cash payment, are being stored at a highly secure site on Capitol Hill, preventing the public and many in Congress from accessing them, according to multiple sources who described the situation to the Washington Free Beacon. The documents are not technically classified but are being kept in a “secure reading space” where the majority of congressional officials cannot access them. Those cleared are forced to relinquish their cellular devices and are barred from taking notes, undermining the ability of staffers to brief their lawmakers on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • Where's Mitt Romney on Hillary being let off the hook by the FBI? Vanity

    07/06/2016 5:35:16 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 28 replies
    He hasn't updated his Twitter account in 2 days. He hasn't said anything about the Democrat's nominee getting away with this, but he's attacked Trump throughout this campaign. It's unfortunate that he was our candidate in a very winnable election. The Republican Establishment caused the Trump movement. https://twitter.com/MittRomney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  • John Kerry Admits ISIS Is a Bigger Threat Than Climate Change

    06/21/2016 11:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Climate change. We have more on that today. John Kerry, the former Vietnam War veteran who served in Vietnam, has come out and finally admitted that ISIS is a bigger threat than climate change. This... I know it's funny, but Kerry admits that all this time he and Obama and everybody in the Regime have been claiming that climate change represents the biggest threat. But now it's ISIS! Now, why change? Why do this? I mean, climate change and the Democrat Party are inseparable. And the Democrats are making it the number-one issue. There are reasons --...
  • 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...
  • Actually, Elizabeth Warren is a terrible candidate

    06/27/2016 9:18:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    Enthusiasm for Warren is artificially amplified by a sympathetic media echo chamber. This phenomenon is not unlike Huntsman ’12… (SNIP) I know what you’re thinking: Warren beat Brown. Scott Brown out-campaigned Warren in MA Senate ’12– and would have won, were it not for 3 factors out of his control… (SNIP) Despite Obama’s landslide victory (61-38), Warren won by a narrow margin: 53-47, meaning a significant number of Obama voters defected to Brown. (SNIP) That cycle, many Democrat Senate candidates– running in much less favorable territory– won by greater margins: √ Tom Carper 66.4% √ Sheldon Whitehouse 64.8% √ Joe...
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • Stick a Fork in Warren, She’s Done

    06/09/2016 12:28:56 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 42 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 9 June 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren is constantly mentioned as a top choice for Hillary Clinton’s ticket as vice president, but few have bothered to examine whether she would be a disastrous for an already troubled candidate. A Clinton-Warren ticket could actually make winning over the Democratic far-left harder for Clinton. Some argue that Warren, a popular progressive, could boost Clinton’s appeal to former supporters of Bernie Sanders, but a closer examination suggests a Clinton-Warren ticket could actually make winning over the Democratic far-left much harder for Clinton. [SNIP] Moreover, many Sanders supporters are angry at Warren for not endorsing him — shocked...
  • Spinning and Spinning: The Ceiling Fan State Department

    06/06/2016 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    Have the Obama White House, the U.S. State Department, and part of the Washington media, press, and TV been engaged in a vast left-wing conspiracy to lie to and deceive the American public about the nuclear deal with Iran? One might think so, since no U.S. official or politician has been held responsible for the tangle of lies, attempt at censorship, and linguistic equivocations on the issue. The great Machiavelli observed that "occasionally, words must veil the facts. But let this happen in a way that no one become aware of it." This seems to have been the objective of...
  • Kerry condemns editing of State Department video as 'stupid'

    06/06/2016 12:54:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | 04 June 2016 | Marilyn Malara
    Secretary of State John Kerry publicly condemned the editing of a State Department press briefing video discussing the Iran nuclear deal as "stupid," "clumsy" and "inappropriate." Speaking with reporters while in Paris on Saturday, Kerry said he wants to "find out exactly what happened and why," saying he does not want the person who called for the edit to continue working at the State Department, CNN reported. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans have reportedly demanded the release of documents corresponding to the briefing and called for an investigation, according to The Wall Street Journal. Kerry has also called for an investigation into...
  • Kerry warns Beijing over air defense zone for South China Sea

    06/04/2016 9:20:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 4th, 2016 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would consider any Chinese establishment of an air defense zone over the South China Sea to be a "provocative and destabilizing act". U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could prompt Beijing to declare an air defense identification zone, or ADIZ, as it did over the East China Sea in 2013. "We would consider an ADIZ...over portions of the South China Sea as...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Group Demands John Kerry Stop Profiting On Tibet Exploitation

    06/01/2016 7:55:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    International human rights organization Free Tibet is urging Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz to end their financial investment in a Chinese-owned company that operates in Tibet. In a May 17 letter to Kerry, Free Tibet Director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren called the Kerry family investment in a Chinese company, called Tibet Water Resources, Ltd. “inappropriate” and encouraged Kerry to “ensure that this investment comes to an end.” The company bottles and sells premium “luxury water” in competition with brands like Evian and Fuji.
  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:17:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 5/16/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...
  • Kerry meets Sisi following his call for Israel-PA peace

    05/18/2016 4:53:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/16 | Ben Ariel
    United States Secretary of State John Kerry met in Cairo on Wednesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a day after the Egyptian leader called for a renewal of the Middle East peace process. Even before Sisi raised the issue, Kerry had planned a visit to discuss the Libya and Syria crises and to raise concerns about Egypt's harsh crackdown on dissent, and those issues were discussed in the meeting, according to AFP. But Kerry was also keen to hear more from the Egyptian leader about how he intends to help broker peace between his Israeli and Palestinian neighbors. "He's interested...
  • Did John Kerry Just Exploit Memorial Day To Back Out of France's Anti-Israel Peace Conference?

    05/17/2016 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | David Steinberg
    Perhaps the Carter administration was comparably hostile to Israel, but the passive-aggressive, honor-deficient Obama administration has both caused and acceded to greater danger to the Jewish State than any other U.S. administration since 1948.Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he would not be attending the Mideast conference to be held in Paris on May 30, which was organized by France's socialist President Francois Hollande.According to State, Kerry is simply too busy.As a result, Hollande has postponed the conference and no alternative date has been set.Eager to force Israel towards negotiations with the bifurcated, terror-supporting Palestinian leadership, Hollande had...
  • Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

    05/16/2016 4:41:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Elad Benari
    Secretary of State John Kerry is planning to attend the preliminary foreign ministers' meeting that France is convening in advance of a French-sponsored Middle East peace conference, Haaretz reported Monday. The Palestine Liberation Organization's Saeb Erekat told the newspaper that Kerry has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to attend the summit, to take place in Paris on May 30. At this stage, however, State Department officials will not confirm that Kerry will be attending the foreign ministers' meeting, and Washington has been reluctant to express support for the French initiative. For his part, Erekat told Haaretz...
  • US says banks won't be punished for lawful business in Iran

    05/12/2016 6:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 12, 2016 5:06 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Thursday to reassure European banks they won’t be penalized for conducting or facilitating business with Iran, as he worked to address Tehran’s grievance that businesses are still staying away despite the nascent nuclear deal. At an unusual meeting in London, the top U.S. diplomat joined Britain’s top commerce official to challenge what Kerry called “misinterpretations or mere rumors” about U.S. sanctions on Iran, the most sweeping of which were lifted in exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program. The list of banks whose leaders attended was a Who’s Who of powerful financial...
  • Kerry slams Trump's wall, tells grads to prepare for 'borderless world'

    05/08/2016 7:42:40 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 164 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/6/16 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot at Donald Trump during his Friday commencement speech at Northeastern University, by saying no wall is big enough to keep dangerous terrorists out of the United States. "Many of you were in elementary school when you learned the toughest lesson of all on 9/11," he said. "There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others." "So I think that everything that we've lived and learn tells us that we will never come...
  • Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'

    05/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:46 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and it’s their job to confront global issues ranging from terrorism to climate change. […] “You really do look spectacular,” Kerry told the (Northeastern University) graduates. “I want you to just look around you. Classmates from every race, religion, gender, shape, size. Eighty-five countries represented and dozens of languages spoken. You are the most diverse class in Northeastern’s history. In other words, you are Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” […] A Department of State spokesman said Kerry’s comment about Trump was only a...
  • Kerry Draws Red Line, Says Syria Better Start Removing Assad By Aug 1

    05/04/2016 9:35:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of State John Kerry just gave Syria a hard deadline for starting the political transition to get rid of Syrian President Bashar Assad: Aug. 1. Kerry told reporters Tuesday if Syria doesn’t begin the process of removing Assad by Aug. 1, there will be serious consequences, The Associated Press reports. “If Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions,” Kerry said. “One of them may be the total destruction of the cease-fire and then go back to war. I don’t think Russia wants that. I don’t think Assad is going to benefit from that. There may...
  • John Kerry doubts John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald worked alone

    11/09/2013 1:21:20 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    <p>JOHN Kerry has added credibility to a conspiracy theory that John F. Kennedy's assassin may not have worked alone.</p> <p>The US Secretary of State has become one of the highest-ranking politicians to publicly doubt that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone conspirator in Kennedy's murder, admitting to a journalist that he was suspicious of the government’s official finding.</p>
  • CONSPIRACY THEORY: KERRY 'TIE' TO OSWALD

    10/28/2004 10:31:54 PM PDT · by kattracks · 32 replies · 1,215+ views
    New York Post - Page Six ^ | 10/29/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    CONSPIRACY theorists are buzzing about John Kerry's connection to Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassina tion. While no one in the lunatic fringe has gone so far as to suggest Kerry helped kill Kennedy — yet — they make much of the fact that a cousin of Kerry's, Michael Paine, was a close friend of Oswald who fre quently had the assassin as a house guest. Paine even stored the rifle Oswald used to shoot Kennedy at his house. Paine's mother, Ruth Forbes, and Kerry's mother, Rosemary Forbes, were cousins.[snip] ...according to documents released under the JFK Documents...
  • All in the Family:Meathead John Kerry's Private Island and Family History.(Weird,Wild Stuff.)

    05/03/2004 7:40:35 AM PDT · by Redcoat LI · 29 replies · 2,713+ views
    Naushon Island Naushon Island has been a Forbes family retreat for some time, where the opium trader John Murray Forbes and his family summered for more than a century. Sen. John Forbes Kerry and his first cousin Brice Lalonde summered there, and at another Forbes family estate in France, at Saint-Brieuc when he was growing up. The family owns the island through the J.M. Forbes Naushon Island Trust. Naushon island is several miles long, just off (SW of) Cape Cod in the Elizabeth Islands, and NW of Martha's Vineyard. The island is owned by the family and they pay little...
  • Kerry vows to continue pushing for 'two-state solution'

    04/18/2016 11:06:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | Elad Benari
    The United States will push for a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians until the end of President Barack Obama's mandate, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday, according to AFP. Speaking in Washington to a conference held by J Street, Kerry said attacks like Monday's on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem only underlined the need for a negotiated solution. "Despite the fact that we have spent time and effort to try to get there for these past few years I can tell you that for these next nine months we will not stop working to find...
  • Iran's charm offensive wanes, Khamenei calls Israel 'illegitimate, bastard regime'

    11/03/2013 5:26:19 PM PST · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2013 21:46 | Herb Keinon
    Amidror says Israel must remove Iran's existential threat by diplomacy if possible, but if not, then by "other means." Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei put a wrinkle in his country’s “charm offensive” on Sunday, saying Israel was an “illegitimate and bastard regime.” His comments, posted on his Twitter account, came just a few days before a second round of talks in Geneva between his nuclear negotiators and the P5+1, made up of the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain. Even before Khamenei’s tweet, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, said, Iran...
  • U.S.: 'Settlements' Are Illegitimate; United States says it disapproves of construction in Judea

    08/08/2013 9:05:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    inn ^ | 8/8/13 | Elad Benari
    The United States said on Thursday that it was against Israeli approval of new Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. The comments were made hours after it was reported that the Civil Administration has authorized construction of 878 housing units in Judea and Samaria. The units were approved for towns in the Binyamin region, the Jordan Valley, and Gush Etzion. Speaking to reporters, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki responded when asked about the new construction, "The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity and opposes any efforts to legitimize settlement outposts." She added that Washington had...
  • Kerry’s Slander of ‘Illegitimate’ Israeli Settlements

    11/08/2013 5:24:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Kerry’s Slander of ‘Illegitimate’ Israeli SettlementsPosted By P. David Hornik On November 8, 2013 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments The Israeli-Palestinian “peace talks” have reportedly hit a rough patch. The talks on Tuesday were said to have “ended in a row, with raised voices and the exchange of verbal insults.”It started last week when Israel released the second batch of Palestinian security prisoners, all of whom were serving time for murder or attempted murder. They were welcomed as heroes in Ramallah. Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas shook each freed prisoner’s...
  • State Dept.: Israeli Settlements Are ‘Illegitimate'

    11/15/2013 8:35:22 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 25 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/15/2013 | Patrick Goodnough
    <p>Asserting that the United States views Jewish settlements as “illegitimate” does not amount to prejudging the outcome of negotiations aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. The U.S. has not recognized the legitimacy of settlements in the disputed territories “for decades,” she told a press briefing.</p>
  • Kerry: Cuba wrong to exclude Cuban-born travelers from cruising to the island

    04/15/2016 3:48:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | April 14, 2016
    On a busy Thursday that included meeting with Cuban-American leaders and encouraging Miami Dade College students to embrace diversity, Secretary of State John Kerry waded into the Carnival Corp. controversy, criticizing enforcement of a Cuban decree that prevents those born on the island from traveling to and from Cuba by sea. “The United States government will never support, never condone discrimination. And the Cuban government should not have the right to enforce on us a policy of discrimination against people who have the right to travel,” Kerry said during an interview with the Miami Herald and CNN en Espańol in...
  • Kerry says Republican campaign 'an embarrassment'

    03/27/2016 1:32:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 27, 2016 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the Republican presidential campaign has descended into "an embarrassment" that raises awkward questions abroad about the reliability of the United States. Kerry said that everywhere he goes, every leader he meets asks about what is happening in America. "They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they're shocked. They don't know where it's taking the United States of America," Kerry said in an interview on the Sunday CBS news show "Face The Nation." "It upsets people's sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability,...
  • John Kerry: Let’s Fight ISIS With A Soap Opera

    03/27/2016 8:28:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    investors.com ^ | 3/24/2016 | JOHN MERLINE
    “They’re not an existential threat to us,” President Obama said, defending his indifference to the latest ISIS terrorist attack in Europe. “Groups like can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us. They don’t produce anything,” he said. (Well, they are producing oil and bombs and fresh new terrorists, but never mind.) So what should the U.S. do to fight this non-existential threat that doesn’t produce anything? Let’s put on a show! The day after the attacks in Brussels, the State Department posted a $1.5 million grant proposal to develop “a television drama series that addresses the issue of countering violent extremism...
  • John Kerry: 2016 campaign trail rhetoric on Muslims is an "embarrassment"

    03/27/2016 7:59:57 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/27/16 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Secretary of State John Kerry said the rhetoric on the 2016 campaign trail about Muslim immigration and torture are an "embarrassment" to the United States. As world leaders watch the U.S. presidential election, Kerry said, "I think it is fair to say that they're shocked," he said Saturday in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation." "It upsets people's sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability, and to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions the way they're posed to me it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country."...
  • Kerry calls Zarif, protests Iran's missile tests

    03/09/2016 10:59:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called his Iranian counterpart to protest Tehran's latest round of ballistic missile tests, AFP reported. Iran and the United States have no formal diplomatic ties, but Kerry and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif built a close working relationship during negotiations for last year's nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. The phone call comes several days after claimed to have conducted more ballistic missile tests. Furthermore, during those tests the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards declared that Israel is "in range of most of our missiles." The United States says that a series...
  • Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‘He’s Not Supposed to Be Doing That’

    02/24/2016 5:55:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Kerry on Gitmo Detainee Who Returned to Terrorism: ‘He’s Not Supposed to Be Doing That’ BY: Aaron Kliegman February 24, 2016 5:45 pm Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Wednesday that a terrorist who the Obama administration released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay subsequently returned to fight for al Qaeda, telling lawmakers “he’s not supposed to be doing that.” Appearing before the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Kerry made the statement while testifying about the State Department’s budget request for the fiscal year 2017. During the hearing, Sen. Mark Kirk (R.,...
  • Heilemann Defends Kerry: Claim That Israel Could Become 'Apartheid State' Was 'Not Unreasonable'

    04/29/2014 5:21:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Demonstrating once again that Israel remains a favorite whipping boy of the liberal media, there was John Heilemann of New York magazine on today's Morning Joe defending John Kerry's grotesque claim that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state." According to Heilemann, Kerry's ugly accusation was "not actually an unreasonable statement." To his credit, Joe Scarborough promptly riposted, saying "I couldn't disagree with you more." View the video here.
  • U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria’s civil war

    02/11/2016 4:51:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    washington post ^ | 02/11/2016 | Karen DeYoung
    The United States, Russia and other powers have reached agreement on a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war that allows for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early Friday morning. The end of hostilities, which Kerry avoided calling a cease-fire, is scheduled to go into effect "in one week’s time," Kerry said. Humanitarian access to towns and cities in Syria where food and medical supplies have been blocked, sometimes for months, is to begin immediately. ... The plan, drafted by United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura, in consultation with Kerry and...
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry announces ceasefire in Syria 'within a week' following a summit in Munich

    02/11/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Secretary of state John Kerry has tonight announced a deal that will see a ceasefire in Syrian within a week following a meeting of The International Syria Support Group in Berlin. Earlier in the day, Kerry tweeted that he had spoken with Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, about the need for an end to fighting in the Middle Eastern nation. However, it is unclear which of the multiple forces fighting in Syria have signed up to the ceasefire, or how it will be enforced.
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...