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August 1, 2014 - 11:09 am
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It was 3 a.m. in India. While most people there were asleep, the American secretary of State, John F. Kerry, was up all night announcing yet another cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war.

Kerry’s tirelessness came to nothing. Hamas violated the 72-hour ceasefire in less than two hours, and kidnapped an Israeli soldier to boot, as anyone who knows anything Hamas should have expected. Breaking cease-fires and kidnapping (and killing) Jews is what Hamas does. Kerry’s response: More words.

 

As any sentient being knows by now, trusting Hamas is a fool’s game. The terrorist organization is one of the world’s leading taqiyya practitioners. They lie in the service of their Islam.

Perhaps Secretary Kerry doesn’t watch Hamas TV. Hamas says nice things to him, and preaches genocide to its own faithful.

Before Secretary Kerry flew off to Israel uninvited, before he wound up in India, he could have achieved far more for Israel and for the peace of the world by staying put and saying just a few clear words. Charles Krauthammer picks up the story.

Kerry seems not to understand that the Arab League backed the Egyptian ceasefire-in-place, which would have left Hamas weak and isolated, to ensure that Hamas didn’t emerge from this war strengthened and enhanced.

Why didn’t Kerry just stay home and declare unequivocal U.S. support for the Egyptian/Arab League plan? Instead, he flies off to Paris and sends Jerusalem a package of victories for Hamas: lifting the blockade from Egypt, opening the border with Israel, showering millions in foreign cash to pay the salaries of the 43,000 (!) government workers that the near-insolvent Hamas cannot.

Forget about Israeli interests. Forget about Arab interests. The American interest is to endorse and solidify this emerging axis of moderate pro-American partners (Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf states, and the Palestinian Authority) intent on seeing Islamist radicalism blunted and ultimately defanged.

Indeed, but as Krauthammer notes, Kerry doesn’t see it. His slavishly devoted staff, like Marie Harf in the tweenish tweet above, don’t see it. Does anyone in the State Department see it?

Some of their joy over cease-fires that fail to cease any actual fire springs from the “everyone gets a trophy” culture. They keep playing up “engagement” in this and that as if merely talking equals getting something done. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki keeps talking up “engagement” while Putin keeps waging war in Ukraine.

But John Kerry isn’t from that millennial culture. What explains his wretched handling of the current Israel-Hamas war? What explains his acting as Hamas’ lead advocate, and isolating the United States when he could achieve something good by isolating Hamas?

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Kerry and I are of the same generation, college in mid to late 60's, Naval Service, work hard at career to achieve some measure of success... at least one of us worked hard for modest success.

During all those years of work, I was bombarded by Ivy Leaguers. The Brilliant Elite. I had the good fortune to go to a world class engineering school, in THE SOUTH. Great education, good friends, and a work ethic, but not, according to themselves, as good as an Ivy. WRONG!.

Ivy leaguers are oversold. Never have I met or worked with one who exceeded any of my classmates, or myself for that matter, at just about anything that matters. Being able to quote poetry from memory is not really any better than being able to look it up and read the original.... and certainly doesn't aid analytics or decision making.

I am so tired of them all.....
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6 weeks ago
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Kerry may be an idiot, but the foreign policy of his boss, Barack Hussein Obama, has been to support Islamist movements consistently. Idiots aren't that consistent.
6 weeks ago
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As dirty as this makes me feel, I'll defend Kerry from charges of actual willful malevolence. Kerry is not terribly bright and very, very sheltered – yes, a globetrotting Secretary of State can be sheltered. He is every inch of the mediocrity you think him to be. He's also pure distilled arrogance, but I don't think he's actively malevolent...just very naive, self-important, rigid in thought, desperate for positive recognition, very much out of his depth, and frankly...a douche.
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He's the genius in the room, if alone.
6 weeks ago
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Or, sadly, at a cabinet meeting.
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This is a man who defamed American soldiers, who spread horrific stories about them that he knew to be false. That is, he LIED about better men just to satisfy his own putrid ego.
This is a man who met with the North Vietnamese to try to sell out his country.
The man is garbage.

Yes, I know that Left means never having to say you're sorry, so of course he was never asked to repent or explain his past. The media just let it slide and, indeed, viciously attacked anyone who brought it up.

The fact that Kerry was nominated for POTUS and came within a hair's breadth of winning, the fact that he was confirmed in his present position by 94 (!!!) Senators tells me all I need to know about our ruling class. Garbage.

We should be thankful that he is incompetent.
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Kerry isn't smart enough to be malevolent. It would be like accusing a 3-year old of being evil.

He is a classic useful idiot, the poster boy of the librarian wing of the left.

I'm surprised he hasn't advised chanting as a solution to the problems that Obama (who is genuinely evil) has deliberately instigated.
6 weeks ago
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Calling Kerry an idiot is demeaning to actual idiots who are being dragged down to his level.
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Every village has their idiots. Easy to spot and seldom leave the village. Somewhere one village is missing a very special idiot. Idiots aren't really that difficult to replace - but idiots tend to grow on said villages. That village has pilfered a song - plagiarized it in fact - and paraphrased it - to the tune of 'Bill Bailey'

♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫

Won't you come home John Kerry -

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etc etc.

Well - you get the idea.

No village is complete without their very own idiot.



6 weeks ago
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One of many... 51% of the electorate in 2012.
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John Kerry an idiot? Dont' be ridiculous.

John Kerry an idiot? The erstwhile long-term "Democratic" Senior Senator for Massachusetts? The cradle of the Constitutinal Republic of the USA? The spouse of two consecutive billionaire wives to represent The People in the State of those other "Democratic" paragons of respect for the dignity and value of "ordinary" people, the Kennedy Clan?

John Kerry an idiot? Who was only in recent times - 2004 - along with that other admirable, honourable, caring compassionate John Edwards the choice of the people who count in the Party of the People as their candidate for "The Office of President"?

John Kerry who "succeeded" the former paragon of truth, caring compassion and liberalism the Senator for the "Democratic" Party from New York, Hillary Clinton to the honourable office of Secretary of State for the Executive of BH Obama. To represent the USA to persons in foreign climes.

HER reward for this representation along with who knows what other services she provided for "The Office of President" for BH Obama to become presumptive heir to BH Obama for that same "Democratic" Party and friends memberships.

An idiot. This man following in the footsteps of his masters in his contempt for ordinary people who for some strange reasons don't "get" that contempt. But choose him and his ilk again and agains as their "representative" for the "Noble House" of the Senate of the US Congress? And even for "The Office of President"? The Highest Honour in those citizens' gift?
6 weeks ago
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Billionaire widows love ugly idiotic men on the assumption that ugly idiotic men would not stray.

Kerry is an idiot. Most Americans are too. What else could account for the almost election of Al Gore, and Kerry? And the Mother of all Idiots, the re-election of the Idiot-in-Chief?
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The whole admin.is a idiotic clown show (no disrespect to clowns)
6 weeks ago
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If you are going to call other people idiotic, you should consider paying attention to basic grammar and punctuation.



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How could clowns not be offended?
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I wouldn't be surprised if Kerry's entourage of tweeters isn't advising HIM.
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What do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel and Joe Biden have in common?

Buffoonish, clownish, pompous fools who think they are important and are willing to sell out America and its allies, especially Israel.

Obama/Jarrett/Malley have been propping up Hamas since 2008. They are in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood and have been taking out countries trying to get the MB installed.

Viewed from the position of Muslim Brotherhood front men....ALL the pieces fall into place. Benghazi, Egypt, Iraq, Iran Syria,Turkey, Qatar...the jigsaw puzzle begins to show the picture.

Kerry is part of the Pompous Buffoon Squad. But he knows exactly what Obama/Jarrett/Malley/ and Rashid Khalidi/Ali Abunimah/Don Warden/ want.

Kerry is a braying ass. But he's fully aware of his turncoat actions.
6 weeks ago
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His kind have never forgiven the Jews for forcing their way into the good schools and country clubs with useless things like achievement and a love of learning...
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