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  • State Department ordered to hand over files on Abedin

    08/30/2016 11:26:40 AM PDT · by orchestra · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A federal judge ordered the State Department on Monday to hand over all documents related to the employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, by the end of September. But attorneys for the agency told the court Monday they had not yet found any related records among the materials provided this month by the FBI, raising the possibility that the State Department will have no personnel files to produce by its deadline. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch sought documentation of the "special government employee" status given to Abedin...
  • FBI uncovers 14,900 more documents in Clinton email probe

    08/22/2016 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug. 22, 206 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The FBI’s year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server uncovered 14,900 emails and documents from her time as secretary of state that had not been disclosed by her attorneys, and a federal judge on Monday pressed the State Department to begin releasing emails sooner than mid-October as it planned.
  • State Dept.: 'No Evidence' That 'Deliberately Edited' Videotape Was Meant to Conceal Information

    08/20/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 19, 2016 | 7:00 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The U.S. State Department on Thursday said there is “no evidence” that a “deliberately edited” videotape of its Dec. 2, 2013 State Department briefing was intended to “conceal information from the public,” even though someone requested the edit. Spokesman John Kirby said a months-long internal investigation was unable to identify the person who asked for the edit: “And while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might’ve placed that call or why.” Kirby also said even if the video was edited with the intent to conceal, “There was no policy...
  • State Department: $400M cash to Iran was contingent on US prisoners’ release

    08/18/2016 2:05:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8/18/16 | Daniel Halper
    The State Department admitted Thursday that the US would not hand over $400 million in cash to Iran until it released four American hostages — two weeks after President Obama insisted the payment was not a “ransom.” State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash until the prisoners were released, correct?” “That’s correct,” Kirby replied. In an Aug. 4 press conference, President Obama said the opposite.
  • State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism

    08/16/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    State Department: ‘Very Few’ Freed Gitmo Detainees Return to Terrorism David Rutz BY: August 16, 2016 5:02 pm State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Tuesday that “very few” released Guantanamo Bay detainees return to terrorism while addressing the transfer of 15 Gitmo prisoners by the Obama administration. President Obama, who has sought to close Gitmo since he took office, sent 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates this week, the largest single transfer of prisoners from the detention facility of his presidency. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) said the 12 Yemenis and three Afghans in the transfer are “among the...
  • ‘Am I not speaking English?’ Reporters grill State Dept over Clinton emails

    08/11/2016 9:19:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    Russia Today Youtube ^ | Published on August 11, 2016 | Russia Today
    “I’m not going to speak anymore,” replied a State Department spokeswoman, reaching a point of exasperation repelling reporters’ hounding over a new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails that exposed cozy relationships between the former secretary’s team and wealthy donors of her husband’s foundation.
  • Iran ‘Ransom’: Feds Claim $1.7 Billion Paid in Full — But Won’t Explain How

    08/11/2016 3:19:50 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Aug 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Questions continue to linger about the Obama administration’s decision to deliver $400 million in pallets of foreign currency flown to Iran aboard an unmarked jetliner the same day five American hostages were released from Iranian custody. The State and Treasury Departments both told Breitbart News that the U.S. government transferred the remaining $1.3 billion, which was part of the same settlement for which the $400 million was an initial payment in January. However, despite numerous requests, neither State nor Treasury would provide an answer on how the Obama administration allegedly transferred to Iran the remaining $1.3 billion.
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte insults US ambassador (Calls him "gay son of a bitch"

    08/11/2016 4:27:08 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 August 2016 | Duan McKirdy
    (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte called the US ambassador to his country a "gay son of a bitch" in a speech, prompting US diplomats to raise the issue with their Filipino counterparts in Washington. Recounting Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to the country, Duterte, speaking Tagalog, said that he was feuding with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg. "I was with (incoming defense chief General) Delfin Lorenzana. We talked to Kerry, he was actually OK because I had a fight with his ambassador. I told him: 'your ambassador is a gay son of a bitch.'"
  • State Dept. shuts down questions on Clinton Foundation emails

    08/10/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/16 | Sarah Westwood
    A State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday that the agency does not believe Hillary Clinton violated any ethics requirements by interacting with Clinton Foundation donors. "We feel confident that all the rules were followed," Elizabeth Trudeau, State Department spokeswoman, said amid a backlash over previously undisclosed emails that showed the special access foundation donors enjoyed in the early months of Clinton's tenure at the agency. Trudeau shut down questions during the agency's daily briefing about emails that suggested a Clinton Foundation official had informed one of Clinton's top aides that it was "important to take care of" an individual whose name...
  • President Obama Violated the Law with His Ransom Payment to Iran

    08/08/2016 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/16 | Andrew C. McCarthy Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438744/iran-ransom-payment-
    The president hoped to camouflage what he knew to be against the law in his dealings with Iran.   Did it ever occur to President Obama to ask why he couldn’t just cut a check to the Iranian regime? Outrage broke out this week over the revelation that Obama arranged to ship the mullahs piles of cash, worth $400 million and converted into foreign denominations, reportedly in an unmarked cargo plane. The hotly debated question was whether the payment, which the administration attributes to a 37-year-old arms deal, was actually a ransom paid for the release of American hostages...
  • Two professors kidnapped in Kabul: report

    08/07/2016 2:25:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Two professors, one of them an American citizen, were reportedly abducted at gun point near the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul this weekend, ABC News reported. The other man was Australian, according to ABC. Men wearing National Security forces uniforms reportedly kidnapped the men at about 8:30 p.m. Kabul time, according to the Voice of America. The Kabul police have begun an investigation into the incident. A U.S. State Department official said the department is "aware of reports of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Kabul." "Due to privacy considerations, we have no information to offer," an official told Voices...
  • Kerry to Visit Turkey Amid Strained Ties After Failed Coup

    08/06/2016 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | August 5, 2016 | For the Slimes by Associated Presstitutes
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of a Muslim cleric accused of being behind an attempted military coup last month. The Turkish government has expressed growing annoyance with what it regards as a lack of solidarity from international allies in the aftermath of the failed coup, as well as increased frustration over perceived foot-dragging by the United States over a Turkish demand that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen be returned to Turkey to face trial. Turkey accuses...
  • 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.
  • John Kerry on Air Conditioners and ISIS

    07/27/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Jack Dini
    Air conditioners and refrigerators are as big a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State Secretary of State John Kerry recently said that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. (1) Careerist folks in government parrot the party-line message. Kerry has heard it from the top-down and buys into it. President Obama has said that global warming, not the Islamic State was the real threat. (2)
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures [over 5000 now]

    07/26/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2016 | Craig Bordeau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.A Change.org user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.The petition states: “WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected...
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

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

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

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

    07/22/2016 2:39:43 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 72 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/22/2106 | Robert Spencer
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS

    07/22/2016 2:45:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 111 replies
    Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS BY: Alyssa Canobbio July 22, 2016 4:10 pm Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said....
  • Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/22/2016 12:25:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | JOHN SICILIANO
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming. Kerry made the remarks as part of a pep talk for negotiators working through the weekend to amend a 1987 treaty called the...
  • 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!
  • SecState Kerry reduced to near incoherence when Jake Tapper challenges his claim ‘ISIS(T)

    07/18/2016 8:14:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Did John Kerry assume that nobody would challenge him on the Obama administration’s stubborn claim that it is winning the fight against ISIS? In the face of bloodshed at home from ISIS, the claim deserves questioning. But somehow, John Kerry appeared to flounder when Jake Tapper of CNN presented an obvious critique to him. Via Tim Hains of RCP: In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry gave an assessment of how the war against ISIS is going. "Daesh," Kerry said, referencing an alternative name for the group, "is under great, great pressure... They...
  • US will welcome target of 10,000 Syria refugees, says Kerry

    07/13/2016 7:34:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 110 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The United States will welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Tuesday. Washington has been criticized by some activists for moving too slowly to settle those fleeing the conflict, while Obama's opponents warn their number may include terrorists. But Kerry said the United States is now on course to admit 10,000 vulnerable refugees, chosen from UN camps and vetted by US security and intelligence agencies. "It's also representing six-fold increase over what we did the year before," Kerry said, referring to the US fiscal year,...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • John Kerry: ISIS attacked Istanbul airport because they are 'desperate' and 'know they are losing'

    06/29/2016 6:32:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Secretary Of State John Kerry said ISIS had begun targeting airports as an act of despair in the face of defeat, hours after the attack that left up to 50 dead in Istanbul, Turkey. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the shootings and bombings at Ataturk airport but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said all initial indications pointed to ISIS. Kerry spoke about the attack Tuesday evening while at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, referring to ISIS as Daesh, CBS News reported. 'It has been more than one year since Daesh has actually launched a full scale military offensive,...
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

    05/24/2016 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall. The plan was released Monday after two years of discussions with the foundation's board of directors and its top executive. It was unanimously approved by the 14-member board. Heinz Kerry, 77, plans to step down in October to pave the way for her sons. …
  • Another week of Iran kicking sand in our face

    05/11/2016 7:53:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 8 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Things aren’t going too well with our new BFF (best friend forever) on the Persian block, Iran. What a surprise. You mean, signing a nuclear deal that gives one of the craziest regimes in world history a green light to manufacture nuclear weapons, while also providing 150 billion in funds for the madmen of Teheran to purchase armaments isn’t going according to plan. Shocking, absolutely shocking… Things aren’t going well because the Iranians are more than aware that the President of the United States is a gutless twerp and his chief international diplomat, Secretary of State, John Kerry is a...
  • 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...
  • SecState Kerry and his wife have millions invested in offshore tax haven hedge funds

    04/26/2016 10:47:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Bernie Sanders loves to denounce the tax dodges of the wealthy (even as he pays 13.4% income tax on a $200K+ income), so it would be interesting to hear what he has to say about John Kerry, the current secretary of state and former Democratic Party nominee for president.  An analysis of public documents by the Daily Caller News Foundation indicates that Kerry and his wife liberally use offshore tax havens.  Richard Pollock writes: … a DCNF investigation has confirmed that the former Massachusetts Democratic senator and his billionaire wife, using an elaborate set of Heinz family trusts, have...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

    04/12/2016 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted, of course. But, really, is this...
  • 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.
  • Iran: U.S. Violating Nuke Deal

    04/04/2016 12:46:32 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Iranian officials on Monday accused the United States of violating the recent comprehensive nuclear agreement by working behind the scenes to stop American companies from conducting business with Iran, according to regional media reports. Iran has been complaining for months that it is not being granted enough sanctions relief under the agreement. These complaints have reportedly pushed the Obama administration to consider offering Iran greater concessions, including access to the U.S. dollar and American financial markets.
  • John Kerry, in Brussels, Says ISIS Is Faltering in Mideast

    03/25/2016 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 10 replies
    Ny TImes ^ | 3/25/16 | Sewell Chan
    The Islamic State is desperately lashing out in Europe because its base in the Middle East is rapidly eroding, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday in Brussels, where he traveled to demonstrate the United States’ support for Belgium three days after bombs killed 31 people, including at least two Americans. “We will not be intimidated, we will not be deterred,” Mr. Kerry said, directly addressing Islamic State militants who have struck Paris; Ankara, Turkey; Tunis; San Bernardino, Calif.; and elsewhere. “And we will come back with greater resolve, with greater strength, and we will not rest until we...
  • John Kerry Condemns Brussels Attacks, Never Mentions Islam

    03/23/2016 10:06:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 22, 2016 11:32am ET | Brittany M. Hughes
    In a press statement Tuesday morning condemning the terror attacks in Belgium that killed at least 30 people and left 100 others injured, Secretary of State John Kerry managed to address the deadly incident without ever mentioning Islam, Muslims, jihad or any other term linking the attacks to Islamic terrorism. […] The attacks in Brussels, in which Islamic militants set off explosions at both the Zaventem Airport and a city metro station, were quickly labeled as terrorism and immediately linked to radical Islam. Local reports stated there were shouts in Arabic and gunfire along with the explosions, and a suicide...
  • 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: "The World Is Safer Today"

    01/18/2016 6:28:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that despite all of Iran’s saber-rattling in the wake of it’s deal to curb its nuclear intentions, the world is still safer as a result of the deal.
  • 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...
  • 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 Treats Bibi, Abbas as Equally Responsible for Attacks

    10/10/2015 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US Secretary of State gives same message of condemning violence and need for calm to both Israelis and Palestinians. US Secretary of State John Kerry shared his "deep concern" Saturday over the recent wave of terror in Israel, though he made efforts to treat the two sides as equally culpable, AFP reports. Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Abbas separately "to express his deep concern over the recent wave of violence and offer his support for efforts to restore calm as soon as possible," a State Department statement said.
  • AP Exclusive: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

    08/19/2015 2:04:26 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 4:42 PM EDT | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) — Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop nuclear arms, operating under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, according to a document seen by The Associated Press.
  • President Obama has lost the argument on Iran

    08/12/2015 8:49:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/12/15 | JOSHUA SHARF
    When your best argument for an agreement is that the deal's opponents are "making common cause" with your negotiating partners, it's safe to say you've lost the debate. In what was billed as a major foreign policy address, perhaps the most critical of his residency, resident Obama recently attempted to defend the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran as it comes up for review in Congress. The lines most calculated to draw a sharp domestic political contrast were these: Just because Iranian hardliners chant "Death to America" does not mean that that's what all Iranians believe. In fact, it's those hardliners...
  • John Kerry admits: Iran deal isn’t in treaty form because it would never be ratified by Congress

    08/03/2015 3:52:45 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/15 | Robert Laurie
    The Constitution can be SUCH a pain. If you’re looking for someone who will admit what the left thinks, but usually doesn’t say, John Kerry might be your new best friend. Last week, we saw him testify that his nuclear deal with Iran would most likely lead to the deaths of American citizens. It was a disgusting, and probably treasonous, moment. It was also just the beginning of Kerry’s revelations. According to everyone’s favorite Secretary of State, the Iran deal isn’t being presented as a treaty because the administration is well aware that no sane person would ratify it. As...
  • Kerry Insists that "Death to America" Is Just Rhetoric [semi-satire]

    08/01/2015 6:35:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 July 2015 | John Semmens
    In his continuing quest to sell Congress on what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled a "diplomatic masterpiece," Secretary of State John Kerry tried to reassure the House Foreign Affairs Committee that Iran's vow to take down the United States is "mere rhetoric for domestic consumption." "Surely, members of Congress are aware that from time to time it is necessary to espouse policies that we have no real intention of implementing," Kerry said. "I've lost count of the number of times that various spokesmen for the GOP have pledged to repeal Obamacare or to build a border fence. Yet,...
  • EXPOSED: Iran Can Cancel Nuke Deal At Any Time With Just 35 Days Notice

    07/28/2015 2:43:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Pat Dollard/Infidel Alie?
    Excerpted from The Hill: Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of the Iran nuclear agreement dropped into my inbox. Scrolling down to page 19, I checked out Paragraph 36. I suggest you do the same. Plenty of provisions in the Vienna agreement will get attention in the coming weeks, but Paragraph 36 may be the most important of all. Paragraph 36 tells us when and how the agreement might end. Both friend and foe have touted this deal as “historic” and promised (or moaned) that its provisions will stay in place for the long term. But in practice, this is not...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal's Shortcomings Coming to Light

    07/24/2015 7:09:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Aleteia.org ^ | July 24, 2015 | John Burger
    It almost sounds like Nancy Pelosi’s famous line, “We have to pass the bill first before we know what’s in the bill.” Some members of Congress are protesting that two secret “annexes” to the Iran nuclear accord are being withheld from them before they sign off on the overall agreement.
  • TEHRAN: 'We will trample upon America!

    07/20/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, “We Will Trample Upon America,” according to photos released by Iran’s state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics...