Thursday, February 20, 2014

John Kerry's "Calling"?

Some guy at Yahoo news wrote an op-ed about John Kerry "Finding his Calling" and I had to laugh.  Do these media people do ANY research beyond their fantasy world?  So anyway, just off the top of my head, I was able to put together some reason why John Kerry may actually be in the totally wrong job because he doesn't seem to even know the history or the players in the game.

To start with John Kerry doesn't seem to have a very firm grasp on the realities of the peace process in the Middle East.  An op-ed from The Jerusalem Post describes where some of Kerry's shortcomings lie in this regard.

  There’s an old saying: it’s better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool than to speak and prove it. US Secretary of State John Kerry seems to have a bit of a problem in this regard.

What is remarkable isn’t how Kerry has painted himself into a corner, not just staking his term as secretary of state on making Israel-Palestinian peace, but how he has done so in a matter of weeks.

“If we do not succeed now, we may not get another chance,” Kerry told the American Jewish Committee. “I have heard all of the arguments for why it is too difficult to end this conflict,” he added. “Cynicism has never solved anything. It has never given birth to a state, and it won’t.”

Well, not exactly. The problem is not cynicism but naivete. The cynicism is based on long experience and a careful evaluation of the political, economic, and strategic factors involved. Second, Kerry apparently hasn’t been informed that the last chance was lost 13 years ago at the Camp David meeting in 2000. No amount of wishful thinking will make it otherwise. In fact, neglecting to realize this endangers people. - Read more. . .


The Muslim Brotherhood did not have a significant initial role in the 2011 uprising in Syria which began in March 2011 when a group of students in Aleppo started a union to protest the government and demand freedom and freedom of expression. In the beginning, the protest crowds were peaceful and sometimes explicitly rejected any identification with political Islamists and with the Muslim Brotherhood specifically (such as the large protest in Jasem, Daraa, on April 28, 2011). The Syrian uprising's core population of protesters came from a younger generation which had come of age in a Syria without significant Muslim Brotherhood presence. Somewhere along the way, the Muslim Brotherhood eased into the controversy and the Syrian leadership began to see the students movement as dominated more by the terrorist factions than by just the students. Right out of the gate, without a complete understanding of the roots of the trouble, Kerry starts off by blaming SYRIA for its problems. When Obama himself has sent so much aid to the Muslim Brotherhood in the first place, they wouldn't have even had the capacity to wage this "war" were it not for his interference in Egypt.

"Even with a billion dollar foreign aid deal—including a March 5 $250-million gift from Obama—in spite of 200 Abrams tanks ready to roll;  even with 12 F-16s and the promise of eight more by the end of the year, Egypt’s foreign minister has thrown in the towel.  Five other ministers tendered their resignations on Monday."  Canadian Free Press

In the meantime, Obama is sending aid to the same Hamas via Egypt, which is an amalgamation of many groups in the area including Sunni, Al Qaeda, Egyptian, Kurdish rebels and Al Nusra. Al Nusra is a particularly nasty bunch of radicals.  This article describes the atrocities they commit against the innocent. (Disclaimer:  This article says these forces are US funded, but it does not explain how.  So I don't know how true THAT part of the story is.)  However, many news sources from Itar Tass (Ukrainian), Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Syrian News and Russia Today reported the use of Death Squads by this faction of the Muslim Brotherhood.   Remember, our own news media does not/will not/cannot deliver such stories to the American people, which is why I choose to reference these sources.
“Videos posted online by the militant groups showed hundreds of women and children in Tall ‘Aran, lying dead on the ground after their homes and plant fields were bombed.”

UPDATE:  The interception of the Panamanian-flagged ship, called the "Klos-C," is not the first time Israel has hooked a deadly Iranian cache at sea. In 2009, Israel found 500 tons of weapons on a cargo ship destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon. In 2002, the seizure of the Gaza-bound Karine-A ship, loaded with Iranian arms for Yasser Arafat, persuaded the Bush Administration that the Palestinian leader was actively abetting terror against Israel.
The seizure of the ship is a reminder that the aims and methods of Iranian foreign policy remain unchanged despite the alleged moderation of President Hasan Rouhani. It also suggests the possibility that Hamas, which governs Gaza, maintains a military relationship with the regimes in Damascus and Tehran despite its claims to have severed ties after the Syrian uprising began in 2011 and Bashar Assad started massacring Palestinians along with everyone else.

  “Residents said the brutal attack on their homes reminded them of the Kurdish  genocide, called al-Anfal Campaign, committed by slain Iraqi dictator  Saddam Hussein in the late 1980s.” “Mass killings at the hands of terrorists have been increasing in Syria during the past month.” “As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the  US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.” 

So there are indications that the same people doing the fighting in Egypt, were extending their resources into Syria as well.  Bascially, they have been usurping the cause of the students and initiating a conflict of their own in a much more comprehensive and brutal way than any of the original students ever intended.  

So then Kerry goes over there to have peace talks and the Syrian delegation walks out.  Why? Because he starts out the talks trying to blame the whole conflict on Assad.  Naturally, John Kerry is not going to see it as any failing on his part or even Obama.  Nevermind that he starts out with a premise that "Assad must step down" if you want peace. Nevermind that Assad was a legally elected leader and that the Muslim Brotherhood brought its "toys" from Egypt (gifts they got from Obama) to facilitate a local protest in the region and turn it into an all out war.  All Kerry can come up with is Assad is the bad guy.

 Kerry blamed the regime of President Bashar Assad for hindering progress while escalating bloodshed.

"While it stalled in Geneva, the regime intensified its barbaric assault on its civilian population with barrel bombs and starvation," he said. "It has even gone as far as to add some of the opposition delegates at Geneva to a terrorist list and seize their assets. This is reprehensible."
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These terrorist groups, many of whom have received funding via the Muslim Brotherhood who received much of their financial and logistical support from the Obama Administration, are operating in Syria more as a foreign invader and not some local, dissatisfied faction of Syrian society.  I also want to point out that many  of the taxpayer dollars sent to these people were sent at the behest of Barack Obama, using his personal discretionary spending powers and I wish the media people would stop making is sound like this is something the American people wanted.  IT'S NOT!  It's what OBAMA wanted and I'm sad to say that HIS interests are rarely in union with the interests of the American people.

And our Media supports this by not telling us what happened in the talks and defend the fact that he blew it by offending everyone there. The do not report the extent of Obama's involvement in terrorist activities nor do they report how other nations view the brutality and death squads as an American sanctioned activity because of decisions Obama has made.  It's no wonder people who unwisely trust the American media believe that Kerry is a doing a good job. They are still believing that Obama is a good guy!

All this on top of his trip to Indonesia where Kerry proclaimed that Global Warming is as big of a threat as terrorism. Thousands a day are dying over in Syria and many other countries being terrorized by these animals.  There is no comparison whatsoever to them and the dubious nature of Global Warming Propaganda.
  (CNN) -- Saying that climate change ranks among the world's most serious problems -- such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on all nations to respond to "the greatest challenge of our generation."

Even Newt Gingrich had to weigh in on such an absurd statement, suggesting that Kerry is incompetent and needs to resign

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