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  • Kerry: Iran deal made Israel safer

    12/05/2016 10:41:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry argued on Monday that the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers last year had made the world – including Israel – safer. Kerry rejected President-elect Donald Trump's references to the agreement as a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated". "The region is safer, Germany and the United States are safer, Europe is safer, Israel is safer and the world is safer... It depends on all of us to keep this alive," he said at an event at which he was awarded the German Order of Merit, according to Reuters. The Secretary of...
  • John Kerry’s Dangerous Ignorance On The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    12/05/2016 9:32:31 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5 | Aaron Klein
    “There will be no separate peace between Israel and the Arab world – I want to make that clear to all of you,” Kerry lectured, “without the Palestinian process and without Palestinian peace.” Perhaps the esteemed diplomat forgot that Israel already signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, two moderate Arab countries that enjoy normalized relations with the Jewish state despite the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian deal. And Kerry may have missed that under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there have been numerous reports of security cooperation between Israel and Sunni Arab states like Saudi Arabia that are deeply concerned by...
  • In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts

    12/04/2016 8:58:59 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 5, 2016 | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Mr. Kerry warned that the building of Israeli settlements was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two states to live side by side.
  • Kerry Says Would Be Valuable For Trump To Seek Advice Before Calls [Angry That Trump Ignores Him]

    12/04/2016 4:43:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2016
    Dec 4, 2016 Kerry Says Would Be Valuable For Trump To Seek Advice Before Calls [ U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it would be valuable for President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to seek State Department recommendations before contacting foreign leaders but that it had yet to do so. "We have not been contacted before any of these conversations. We have not been requested to provide talking points," Kerry said during a question-and-answer session at a think tank conference. "I do think there’s a value, obviously on having at least the recommendations, whether you choose to follow...
  • Kerry’s parting conclusion on peace: It’s Netanyahu’s fault

    12/04/2016 1:36:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/4/16 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    WASHINGTON — It was an introspective US Secretary of State John Kerry who came to the closing session of the last Saban Forum of the Obama administration. For four years as secretary of state, the Massachusetts politician had made the short trek to the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in early December, updating an audience that leaned Democratic – and pro-Israel – about the hottest issues on the burner, whether they were peace talks or Iran nuclear negotiations. Introspective Kerry knew that this was his last time to explain before Washington’s think-tank elite why on his watch, the United States had once...
  • Kerry, in stinging rebuke of settlements, doesn’t rule out UN action

    12/04/2016 2:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/4/16 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry excoriated the Israeli right, claiming that support for settlement construction stems from a desire to subvert Israeli-Palestinian peace, during a speech before the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum on Sunday afternoon. A subdued Kerry, wearing reading glasses and referring to extensive notes, notably refrained from committing to veto any UN resolution intended to establish a Palestinian state, only promising a veto “if it is a biased, unfair resolution calculated to delegitimize Israel.” US officials last week indicated that US President Barack Obama had nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on...
  • Kerry: People can't tell 'what's real and what isn't'

    12/02/2016 1:48:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    "This is one of our chief challenges today, is to manage information and to do it in a way that average folks at home can know what's real and what isn't, what's true, what's false, and try to build consensus around a common set of understandings," Kerry said during the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference in Rome. "Technology has brought the world closer, yes; but it's also enabled bigots and demagogues to spread messages of divisiveness and hate with the click of a button, with the push of a finger." . . . "There are some truths, folks. Hard sometimes for people...
  • Pope Francis Meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

    12/02/2016 1:39:03 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 21 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | December 2, 2016 | Elise Harris
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2016 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped by the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis that likely centered largely on the challenges of migration.Kerry is currently in Rome for the three-day “Rome Med – Mediterranean Dialogues” meeting, which this year runs Dec. 1-3. The second annual event is a high-level initiative of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, as well as the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).The...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):
  • 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,”...
  • Rand Paul: Will Donald Trump betray voters by hiring John Bolton?

    11/19/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 127 replies
    Rare.us ^ | November 15, 2016 | Senator Rand Paul
    Rumors are that Donald Trump might pick John Bolton for Secretary of State. Heaven forbid.One of the things I occasionally liked about the President-elect was his opposition to the Iraq war and regime change. He not only grasped the mistake of that war early, but also seemed to fully understand how it disrupted the balance of power in the Middle East and even emboldened Iran.We liberated Iraq, but today their best friend is Iran, their second greatest ally is Russia, and their third strongest alliance is with Syria. Trump really seems to get the lesson. Hillary Clinton never did.Most importantly...
  • New waters for jobless John Kerry in ’17

    11/16/2016 8:18:35 PM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 16, 2016 | Gayle Fee
    Globe-trotting Secretary of State John Kerry will be retiring come January, and now that the wife, Teresa Heinz, has put his two favorite big-boy toys on the market — the $25 million manse on Nantucket and the $4 million yacht Isabel — whatever will the ex-senator do with all his spare time? “The wife giveth, and the wife taketh away,” said one island wag. “Looks like he’ll have to find a job.” . . . Kerry has said he would like to continue to work on global-warming type issues once he leaves the State Department, and with Trump looking to...
  • Kerry: Trump doesn't 'have a right' to ignore climate policy

    11/16/2016 1:05:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 109 replies
    Kerry: Trump doesn't 'have a right' to ignore climate policy By Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) • 11/16/16 1:52 PM Secretary of State John Kerry argued that President-elect Trump and other world leaders do not "have a right" to ignore the scientific consensus on climate change. "No one has a right to make decisions that affect billions of people based on solely ideology or without proper input," Kerry said during his speech at the COP-22 conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco. "Anyone who has these conversations, who takes the time to learn from these experts, who gets the full picture of...
  • Kerry Hints at One Last Mideast Peace Push Before Obama Term Ends

    11/14/2016 1:35:12 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 3, 2016 | 4:14 AM EDT | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry has hinted that he may be involved in one final push on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, amid growing speculation – and concern among Israel supporters – that President Obama may use the period between next week’s election and the end of his administration to break the deadlock. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that according to administration sources, “the White House has asked the State Department to develop an options menu for the president’s final weeks.” It said the possibilities could include supporting – or not vetoing – a U.N. Security Council resolution...
  • Kerry: Putin now acting out of 'weakness' and 'desperation'

    03/02/2014 11:34:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2014 | Kyle Balluck and Russell Berman
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “stunning, willful” choice to invade Ukrainian territory and warned of possible sanctions. “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country,” Kerry said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” one of several appearances on network interview shows. “It’s serious in terms of the modern manner in which countries resolve problems,” Kerry said. “That’s not the act of somebody who’s strong, “ Kerry added, saying Putin is acting out of “weakness” and “desperation.” On ABC’s “This Week,” Kerry called Putin’s move a “brazen...
  • Kerry to Travel to Antarctica, State Dept Grilled Over Why

    11/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Kerry to Travel to Antarctica, State Dept Grilled Over Why November 4, 2016 4:55 pm After announcing that Secretary of State John Kerry will be traveling to Antarctica, State Department spokesman John Kirby was grilled over why Kerry was traveling there and the trip’s cost to taxpayers. Kerry will travel to a research station at the South Pole in a trip that begins Monday. Kirby said the foreign minister of New Zealand would not be accompanying Kerry when asked by reporters. Flights to the South Pole normally stop in New Zealand first. Reporters then asked what the diplomatic purpose of...
  • John Kerry heading to Ireland to receive Tipperary International Peace Award [barf]

    10/28/2016 9:32:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 27, 2016 02:00 PM | Frances Mulraney
    US Secretary of State John Kerry is to receive the 2015 Tipperary International Peace Award, honoring his attempts to end the conflict in a number of countries. He will receive the award this Sunday, October 30, at a ceremony in Tipperary where his role in the negotiations for the surrender of Syria’s declared chemical weapons, in particular, will be highlighted. Established in 1984, the Tipperary Peace Convention annually honors a figure believed to have made great efforts towards achieving peace. […] Previous recipients of the award include South African president Nelson Mandela, secretary general of the UN Ban Ki-moon, Nobel...
  • State Dept Defends Kerry Receiving Prize for Iran Nuke Deal

    10/24/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.
  • 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...
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to mobile.twitter.com (secure)]
  • Kerry calls for war crimes probe against Russia, Syria

    10/07/2016 9:58:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia and Syrian dictator Bashar Assad of committing war crimes in their assault on rebel-held territory, including hospitals and aid workers, and called for an investigation. "Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals, medical facilities, children and women," Kerry said before a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. "These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes and those that commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions. They're beyond the accidental now, way beyond, years beyond...
  • Kerry takes to the sea to lift all boats

    10/04/2016 6:06:35 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | Oct 4 | Peter Lucas
    It is noble of Secretary of State John Kerry to want to save the oceans of the world; I only wish he would start by saving Plum Island first. If, as Tip O'Neill once said, that all politics is local, Kerry could begin by shoring up the North Shore island and save all the beachfront shacks before the rising ocean washes everything out to sea. It may not be Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, but Plum, just off Newbury and Newburyport, is as local as you can get.
  • Kerry: 'Bigotry' driving anti-refugee forces

    10/04/2016 9:04:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday saluted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming thousands of refugees into her country, and warned against "demagogues" who would undermine the alliances that have formed in the decades since World War II. . . And everybody here knows that you cannot allow demagogues to start building up an unrealistic political platform based on bigotry, xenophobia, fear nationalism
  • Kerry said he lost argument to back Syria diplomacy with force

    09/30/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Rabin · 33 replies
    Japan Times ^ | OCT 1, 2016 | REUTERS, AFP-JIJI
    Secretary of State Kerry, said he had lost the argument within Obama to back up diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria with the threat of using military force. The NewYork Times, said it had obtained an audio recording of the 40-minute discussion that took place at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations on Sept. 22. (with) Syrian groups that provide education, rescue and medical services in rebel-held areas and diplomats from three or four countries, the Times said. The meeting took place days after a cease-fire Kerry had negotiated with Russia had collapsed and rebel-held areas of...
  • US To Suspend Syria Diplomacy With Russia, Prepares "Military Options"

    09/29/2016 12:58:04 PM PDT · by orchestra · 71 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the most dramatic diplomatic escalation involving the Syrian conflict in the past years, yesterday John Kerry issued an ultimatum to Russia, in which he warned his colleague Lavrov to stop bombing Aleppo or else the US would suspend all cooperation and diplomacy with Russia. 24 hours later, this appears to be precisely what is about to take place, leading to an even greater geopolitical shock in Syria. According to Retuers, the United States is expected to tell Russia on Thursday it is suspending their diplomatic engagement on Syria following the Russian-backed Syrian government's intense attacks on Aleppo, U.S. officials...
  • 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! —...
  • 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...
  • 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?"
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • What it might take to protect the world's biggest naval base from rising seas

    06/26/2016 9:37:24 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 57 replies
    PRI ^ | 26 June 2016 | Carolyn Beeler
    When US Secretary of State John Kerry wanted to push his country to take the lead on climate change, it was no accident that he chose to give a speech in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk Naval Station is the biggest naval installation in the world. But, Kerry said last November, “the land it is built on is literally sinking.”
  • John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US

    06/21/2016 2:17:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    dailysabah.com ^ | Published 4 hours ago 6-21-2016
    John Kerry, Angelina Jolie attend iftar dinner in US Published 4 hours ago Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) Actress Angelina Jolie, UNHCR special envoy, speaks during an interfaith Iftar reception to mark World Refugee Day at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Virginia on June 20, 2016 (AFP Photo) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and actress Angelina Jolie attended an iftar dinner on Monday an iftaar dinner in Sterling,...
  • "Guccifer 2.0" Releases Hacked Clinton Docs - Trump was Right.

    06/21/2016 2:39:39 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 37 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 21, 2016 | Staff
    It was recently revealed that a European hacker, likely under the guidance of Russian intelligence agencies, obtained access to the Democrat National Committee’s computer network, absconding with untold amounts of documents and internal information. The hacker, who goes by the moniker “Guccifer 2.0,” an homage to the now-jailed Romanian hacker believed to have breached the private email server of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, just released some of the documents allegedly hacked from the DNC files, according to the Washington Examiner. These included such documents as a master defense plan covering Clinton’s many weaknesses and a “cheat sheet” detailing...
  • “This is difficult. The situation has gotten worse and worse since Benghazi.”

    06/21/2016 7:42:22 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 12 replies
    Guccifer 2.0 [Microsoft Word Document] ^ | 03/31/2015 15:33 | Brinster, Jeremy
    A document dump of Hillary-related press clippings, basically a knowledge base of what the public would know about Hillary leading into the primaries. Compiled by the DNC for internal consumption. Nothing revealing here (from what I've seen), but plenty of links for research use (and rare margin notes as the titled, attributed to Jeremy Brinster.)
  • Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe

    06/18/2016 10:12:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
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  • John Kerry unloading yacht that made waves

    06/16/2016 10:55:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
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Teresa Heinz, listed the New Zealand-built Friendship sloop for a mere 
$4 million with luxury yacht brokers Northrop & Johnson in Newport, R.I. — some $3 million less than they...