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Sunday, November 10, 2013

John Kerry "Swift-Boats" Israel: Another Holocaust? What Me Worry?

Desperate for a diplomatic achievement as America's Secretary of State, John Kerry travelled to Geneva last week to sign a deal with Iran, which would have eased sanctions and demanded minimal concessions involving Iran's nuclear weapons development program. However, Kerry was in for a surprise: Recognizing that the agreement did little or nothing to stop Tehran from pursuing its nuclear weapons goals, e.g., prevent operation of Iran's Arak IR-40 Heavy Water Reactor that is designed to produce sufficient plutonium for two atomic bombs each year (see: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/09/bad-iran-deal-worse-than-no-deal/?hpt=hp_t2), France refused to go along.

Kerry is now having to face criticism from the US Congress for his rush to reach an empty pact with Iran, and he was in full damage control mode on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” As reported by The Washington Post in an article entitled "Kerry defends proposed Iran nuclear deal; Israel objects" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/kerry-defends-proposed-iran-nuclear-deal-israel-objects/2013/11/10/53025956-4a49-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html?hpid=z3) by Karen De Young:

"If negotiators in the next several weeks can reach an agreement on the draft proposal — a result that eluded top world diplomats in intensive sessions with the Iranians that ended here Sunday — talks can move toward making 'absolutely certain . . . that Iran never has a nuclear weapon,' Kerry said in an interview on NBC’s 'Meet the Press.'

Far from being naive about Iran’s capabilities and intentions, as some opponents have suggested, Obama administration negotiators are 'some of the most serious and capable, expert people in our government, who have spent a lifetime dealing with both Iran' and nuclear proliferation issues, Kerry said.

'We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid,' he added. 'I think we have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe.'"

"We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid"? This is coming from a man who labeled Assad, a mass murderer, "my dear friend."

Obama administration negotiators are "some of the most serious and capable, expert people in our government"? These are the same people who reached a deal with Syria's Assad and Russia's Putin for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, only to later learn that Assad was hiding much of his illicit stockpile (see: http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/05/first-on-cnn-us-intelligence-suggests-syria-may-hide-some-chemical-weapons/).

And let us not forget that the P5+1 negotiating team is being led by the EU's imbecilic (I'm being kind) Catherine Ashton.

More about Ashton? She is a former chairwoman of the Health Authority in Hertfordshire and has never held elected office. Ashton has a BSc degree in sociology and has a life-sized Dalek (a fictional race of extraterrestrial mutants from the British science fiction television series "Doctor Who") in her sitting room.

Quite apart from what decorates her sitting room, what might be hiding in Ashton's closet? Questions have arisen over her role as national treasurer in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (no mention of this position in her EU profile), which was suspected of having received funding from the Soviet Union.

In short, Israel has every reason to be concerned by Kerry's attempt to declare "Peace in our time." Take the time to read Jackson Diehl's Washington Post opinion piece entitled "John Kerry’s Middle East dream world" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jackson-diehl-john-kerrys-middle-east-dream-world/2013/11/10/5b17d2d2-47cf-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story.html?hpid=z3). Diehl correctly observes:

"Imagine a world in which the Middle East is not descending into carnage and chaos but is on the brink of a monumental series of breakthroughs. By next spring,Iran’s nuclear program will be secured and Egypt will be a liberal democracy. Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has stepped aside. And, not least, Israelis and Palestinians have settled on the terms for a Palestinian state.

This is the world that John Kerry inhabited as he shuttled across the world last week: a fantastical realm created by his billowing vision of what he can accomplish as secretary of state. Meanwhile, on this planet, aid agencies reported starvation and an outbreak of polio in Syria; Egypt’s last elected president was put on trial; Israeli and Palestinian leaders described their U.S.-brokered peace talks as broken; and France’s foreign minister suggested the would-be accord with Iran was 'a fool’s game.'

Call it Kerry’s Magical Mystery Tour."

I call it frightening, and more than that, it is Obama, who, with no one to answer to in his second term, is delighted to throw Israel under the bus ("Surprise, surprise, surprise!) and is fully responsible for Kerry's malfeasance.



6 comments:

  1. The racist Apartheid state deserves to be wiped out and the Zionists shipped to the US to be worshipped there.

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    1. Look what crawled out from under his rock . . .

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    2. Another friend of Kerry.
      Yeah, yeah, yeah (this in general). I think that Obama, Kerry and Ashton make me speechless. I was extremely vocal before 2008 elections, when I had no doubt that I saw the developments much better than bozos surrounding me in New York. I had no doubt that Obama meant disaster for the U.S. and the world. And yes, I am a progressive, unlike the bozos I mentioned.
      Can I curse here?

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  2. After getting it so wrong with N.Korea, Syria and Libya, you'd think these guys at State would finally have a better understanding into the mindset of nefarious dictatorships.
    Kerry's charade in Geneva reminded me of a post you wrote more than three years ago.
    http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2010/09/north-korea-wants-to-make-deal-jimmy.html
    The only thing you got wrong, unfortunately, was assuming Obama would be a one term president.

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  3. Reuters and many other MSM news outlets are currently portraying Rouhani as "the architect of Iran's diplomatic opening to world powers" while describing Netanyahu a "the right-wing Israeli premier" who is lobbying other hardliners.
    The doublespeak wizards in Washington most be working overtime.
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/10/21393906-rouhani-says-iran-rejects-threats-cites-red-lines-in-nuclear-talks?lite

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  4. I agree with your aside JG, I find Ashton ... gasp, what can I say in prime time(?), how about horrifying.

    From the first time I saw her speak I knew exactly what kind of institutional leftist she was. I can guarantee you she very much has thoughts to the following effect, that she despises "those white-former-euro-holocaust-exaggerating-Jews who stole the land from underfoot the indigenous, proud, peace-loving,naturally-democratic, and committed-to-non-violence Palestinians, who were after all, doing so much with the land in terms of farming and society-building -- I mean really, don't believe Mark Twain's *first-hand* account of a desolate series of dunes and malarial swamps. Jeez.

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