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  • Russian Military Buildup Near Aleppo, Syria, Threatens Truce, Kerry Warns

    04/25/2016 12:52:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | PETER S. GOODMAN
    <p>Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Russia had moved heavy artillery into position outside Aleppo in northern Syria, raising new concerns that a partial cease-fire will come undone.</p> <p>Russias military buildup, described by Mr. Kerry in a meeting with The New York Times editorial board, came on the same day that talks in Geneva aimed at finding a political resolution to the years of civil war began to break down.</p>
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshimas memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerrys statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Kerry: Shooting down Russia jets would have been justified

    04/14/2016 10:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/14/15 | Staff
    Two Russian jets flew within metres of the ship on Monday, US officials said. Russias defence ministry said the Su-24 fighter jets "turned away in observance of all safety measures" after observing the USS Donald Cook. Mr Kerry criticised the gesture and said contact had been made with Moscow. "We condemn this kind of behaviour," he told the Miami Herald and CNN Espanol in a joint interview. "It is reckless. It is provocative. It is dangerous. And under the rules of engagement, that could have been a shoot-down." He added that the US "is not going to be intimidated on
  • Kerry plans no apology for wartime atomic bomb on Hiroshima visit

    04/10/2016 3:09:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 10, 2016 | Arshad Mohammed and Kiyoshi Takenaka
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - John Kerry will not offer an apology for the United States' use of the atomic bomb against Japan when he becomes the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Monday, a senior U.S. official said. Kerry is visiting the city, which was obliterated by a U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945, to attend gathering of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies that Japan opened on Sunday with a call to end nuclear weapons.
  • Iranian official blasts 'foolish' Kerry

    04/09/2016 10:43:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran's defense minister on Saturday blasted Secretary of State John Kerry's for what he called his foolish accusations that Tehran is "destabilizing" the Middle East, AFP reports. If the United States seeks "stability" it should "leave the region and stop supporting terrorists," Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said, quoted by the website of state television. "If John Kerry thought about these subjects, he would no longer utter nonsense and foolish words," added the Iranian minister. The comments came after Kerry, speaking on a visit to Bahrain on Thursday, condemned "the destabilizing actions of Iran," noting that the United States was taking...
  • Kerry makes unannounced stop in Baghdad to shore up ISIS fight

    04/08/2016 5:23:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | April 8, 2016 | Elise Labott
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Friday, as the country's political crisis threatens the fight against ISIS. The top U.S. diplomat's visit, which was not made public until Kerry arrived, is part of an effort to shore up an embattled Prime Minister fighting to stay in office. Kerry will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Council of Representatives Speaker Saleem al-Jabouri. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry will underscore the strong U.S. support for the Iraqi government as it addresses significant security, economic and political challenges,...
  • KERRY TO GIVE AWARD TO SOROS ACTIVIST AIDING MUSLIM MIGRATION INTO SLOVAKIA

    04/03/2016 8:23:46 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 4/3/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Women of Courage award has always been terrible. This time though one of the worst awardees isn't in the Muslim world, but in Slovakia. As Director of the Human Rights League (HRL) Slovakias premier NGO providing legal and other assistance to foreigners attorney Zuzana Stevulova has emerged as the countrys most prominent advocate for refugee and migrant rights. In a country where the majority of asylum applications are rejected, she has won numerous cases at Slovakias Supreme Court on behalf of clients in expulsion and asylum proceedings. Since the start of Europes migration crisis, Ms. Stevulova has been...
  • John Kerrys New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo Timochenko Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own departments list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • Life doesnt stop because one terrible incident takes place: John Kerry defends

    03/27/2016 12:28:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/16 | Clemence Michallon
    John Kerry has defended Barack Obamas decision to stay in Cuba and stick to his diplomatic schedule after the Brussels attacks. The Secretary of State addressed the issue on CBSs Face The Nation on Saturday. Host John Dickerson asked Kerry how he would respond to those who criticized Obama for attending a baseball game in Cuba on the day of the attacks and dancing the tango in Argentina the following day. Kerry responded by quoting conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, saying the Presidents schedule was not set by terrorists. The President of the US has major diplomatic responsibilities, Kerry said. He
  • 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,...
  • Putin teases Kerry for carrying his own luggage

    03/24/2016 6:48:18 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/16 | Naheel Toosi
    Vladimir Putin is worried about how America is doing. The Russian president on Thursday teased Secretary of State John Kerry, who was visiting in Moscow, for carrying his own luggage, asking whether it was a sign that the U.S. is somehow struggling. Story Continued Below "On the one hand, its quite a democratic way of conduct, but on the other hand, I thought probably the situation in the United States is not that good and there is no one to assist the secretary of state in carrying his luggage," said Putin, whose own country's economy has been hurting due to...
  • Putin trolls Kerry, asks if he brought money to haggle with (VIDEO)

    03/24/2016 6:53:44 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 3/24/16
    Then I thought there was something in that briefcase of yours you couldnt trust anyone else with. Probably you brought some money to haggle with on key matters. John Kerry said he would reveal the secret of his briefcases contents later, promising that it would be a surprise. When we have a private moment, Ill show you whats in that briefcase. And I think youll be surprised. Pleasantly. Kerry arrived in Moscow on Thursday and has been holding negotiations with Russias President and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The negotiations are said to concern a number of issues, such as the...
  • Kerry Meets With Marxist Terrorist Druglord Wanted by US Government

    03/22/2016 7:51:40 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Secretary of State John Kerry got upset that Obama was stealing the treason spotlight from him on the Cuban getaway. So he decided to pull a Sean Penn and meet with a Marxist terror group that is on his own State Department's list of Terror organizations.
  • Kerry to miss deadline for decision on whether ISIS atrocities are genocide U.S. official

    03/16/2016 4:00:37 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/16/16 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will miss a deadline set by the U.S. Congress for determining whether Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other religious groups are genocide, but he should have a decision soon, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Congress directed Kerry in legislation passed last year to consult with government agencies and rights organizations and report back to lawmakers on whether atrocities committed by Islamist extremists against Christians and other religious groups should be considered mass atrocities or genocide under U.S. law. The legislation sought a similar determination on whether Buddhist extremists in Burma...
  • 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.,...
  • Kerry: Clinton email probe 'tying up international diplomats'

    02/23/2016 7:24:29 PM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the several investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email system has significantly tied up the State Department over the last year, despite the more than $2 million Congress gave State to deal with it. "We have more than 50 ... simultaneous investigations going on, and we have an unprecedented number of FOIA requests," Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "I have had to cannibalize bureaus to get people to go spend their time on these requests." "I'm concerned about it because this is tying up international diplomats," he said.
  • Violence rages in Syria as Kerry and Lavrov reach provisional deal on ceasefire

    02/21/2016 6:02:25 PM PST · by Mariner · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 21st, 2016 | By Patricia Zengerle and John Davison
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before. Meanwhile, violence continued to rage in Syria. Multiple bomb blasts in a southern district of Damascus killed at least 87 people on Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and twin car bombs killed at least 59 people in Homs, the monitoring group said. Russian air strikes launched in September against rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad have...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • Issa: FBI wants Hillary, Huma prosecuted in 'slam dunk' case

    01/29/2016 10:00:46 PM PST · by detective · 75 replies
    WND ^ | 01/29/2016 | Douglas Ernst
    California Rep. Darrell Issa says the FBI has a "slam dunk" case against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin that it's itching to prosecute. The former House Oversight chairman's statement on Friday comes just days after former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said his contacts in the agency will "blow the whistle and go public" if Attorney General Loretta Lynch does not prosecute.
  • State Department: Hillary Clinton’s email correspondence contained ‘top secret’ material

    01/29/2016 5:35:45 PM PST · by NRx · 53 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-29-2016 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol Morello
    The State Department has concluded there is "top secret" material in Hillary Clinton's email correspondence from the time she was secretary of state, indicating that some of her emails will never be released, even in heavily redacted form, because they are too sensitive for the public to view. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the material crosses seven email chains, amounting to 37 pages worth of material. The finding is likely to deepen the political consequences for Clinton of her decision to use a private email account, routed through a server installed in her suburban New York home, and it...
  • Hillary Email Scandal Takes Yet Another Troubling Turn

    01/29/2016 3:25:13 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 65 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/29/2016 | John Merline
    Fox News, which seems to be the only news outlet doing any reporting on the story these days, reports that some of the emails found on Hillary Clinton’s private, unsecured email server are “too damaging” to every be released.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Movie Review: 13 Hours, A Great Movie and an Enormous, Enormous Problem for Hillary

    01/16/2016 10:22:39 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 15 Jan, 2015 | Ace of Spades
    Movie Review: 13 Hours, A Great Movie and an Enormous, Enormous Problem for Hillary 13 Hours is, doubtless, the best film of Michael Bay's career. It's also an objectively good movie. Let me get to the politics first. The film is not blatantly political. Do not doubt, however, that it does not have an overt political meaning. It's overt -- just not in-your-face. The film is filled with the heroes wondering "When is someone coming to help us?" There are shots of planes lying dormant while Americans are being shot to pieces. There is an exchange where one soldier (actually,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • State Dept. to review 29,000 pages of Clinton aide's emails

    01/12/2016 12:59:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has agreed to review 29,000 pages of emails from Huma Abedin, a close aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, from their days at the State Department for possible public release under a new legal agreement with a conservative legal group. But even as Clinton presses her campaign, many of the emails would not be publicly released until six months after the election.
  • FBI expands Clinton investigation, Looking at public corruption via Clinton Foundation donation

    01/11/2016 5:38:51 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/16 | Robert Laurie
    Obama admin unleashing the hounds? We’ve all heard about the Hillary email scandal. The secret server, the private address, the (now over 1300) messages containing classified info, and the felonious orders to strip classifications are all well covered ground. ...And they also may just be the tip of the iceberg. According to a new report, the FBI has expanded its inquiry and is now investing the “pay for access” allegations that made news earlier this year. The story goes that substantive donations to Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea’s “Clinton Foundation” would garner special acknowledgement or favors from the then Secretary of...
  • '150 agents' working Clinton Foundation probe: Ex-U.S. atty

    01/11/2016 5:06:15 PM PST · by McGruff · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 11, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A former U.S. attorney said the FBI's reported investigation of "public corruption" at the Clinton Foundation has actually been going on for months, although it made headlines for the first time Monday. Joseph DiGenova, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said the FBI's foundation probe "has reached such a proportion of inquiry that it's starting to sneak out," but that it was sparked months ago by information pulled from Hillary Clinton's private server and from the tax filings of corporations that have donated to the charity. "There are now, I am told, 150 agents working on this case," DiGenova...
  • Report: FBI Has Enough Evidence to Prosecute Hillary Clinton for Public Corruption

    01/11/2016 4:23:06 PM PST · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | John Sexton
    An investigation into possible mishandling of classified information on Hillary Clinton's private email server has expanded to consider whether Clinton's work as Secretary overlapped with her work for the Clinton Foundation run by her family. Fox News' Catherine Herridge published the report, citing unnamed FBI sources, Monday morning. The report indicates the initial security referral looking into whether or not classified information was mishandled has expanded to look at possible public corruption involving the Clinton Foundation.
  • Rescue Interrupted (Benghazi, Attkisson, video)

    01/10/2016 8:49:59 PM PST · by TigersEye · 82 replies
    Full Measure News ^ | January 10th 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    An email hidden from public view for three years reveals a rescue attempt was interrupted. The military offered to deploy Special Forces to Benghazi during the assault, long before the attackers killed CIA contractors and former Navy Seals Glen Doherty and Ty Woods. Three and a half hours into the eight-hour long siege, the military's Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash emails top State Department officials: "we have identified the forces that could move to Benghazi. They are spinning up as we speak. They include a SOF [Special Operations Forces] element that was in Croatia."
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...