John Kerry’s greatest accomplishment?

He’s managed to make Hillary Clinton look like a good Secretary of State!

Ya’alon: Kerry should win his Nobel and leave us alone
Defense Minister says in private that US security plan ‘not worth the paper it’s written on’, insists Kerry ‘cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians’.
Shimon Shiffer | Published: 01.14.14, 10:22 /

While the United States is pushing hard for a final agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has expressed his great skepticism of these efforts, both in private conversations in Israel and in the US. In particular, Ya’alon has harsh words to say about Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) is alive and well thanks to us,” Ya’alon said. “The moment we leave Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) he is finished. In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months – but rather between us and the Americans. The only thing that can ‘save us’ is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace.”

Ya’alon, who was IDF chief of staff from 2002-2005, at the height of the second intifada, also has little regard for the US-devised security provisions for a post-peace region.

“The American security plan presented to us is not worth the paper it’s written on,” Ya’alon said. “It contains no peace and no security. Only our continued presence in Judea and Samaria and the River Jordan will endure that Ben-Gurion Airport and Netanya don’t become targets for rockets from every direction. American Secretary of State John Kerry, who turned up here determined and acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor, cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians.”

More at the link, but it isn’t very complimentary of the Secretary’s efforts. The State Department responded quickly, calling Mr Ya’alon’s statements “offensive and inappropriate,” but the bigger problem is that his remarks were accurate.

However, the Secretary did weigh in on other things, to show just where his — and the Obama Administration’s — concerns are:

Kerry ‘Deeply Concerned’ By Nigeria’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
January 14, 2014 – 7:32 AM | By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – Of all the problems in Nigeria, including the ongoing persecution of Christians by Islamic terrorists, the U.S. State Department on Monday condemned the African nation’s new law banning same-sex marriage.

“The United States is deeply concerned by Nigeria’s enactment of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement issued Monday. “Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians,” the statement said.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly signed the bill into law on Monday.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), those convicted of entering into a same-sex marriage or civil union contract face up to 14 years in prison. The bill also prohibits anyone from performing or witnessing same-sex unions; and it bans gay clubs, gay meetings, etc.

Kerry’s statement said the law is “inconsistent with Nigeria’s international legal obligations and undermines the democratic reforms and human rights protections enshrined in its 1999 Constitution.

More at the link. Nigeria is roughly half Muslim, and Muslims take a rather dim view of homosexual behavior; in Iran, it can get you hanged by the neck until dead. In addition, there are radical Islamist groups fighting for power in that country, primarily the Boko Haram and Darul Islam. Why on God’s earth would our Secretary of State seek to further inflame tensions in Nigeria now?

It seems that, with every statement he makes, the Secretary validates my vote in the 2004 presidential election!

30 Comments

  1. Actually, with every statement he makes he validates the total inexperience, ineptitude, ignorance, idiocy and total lack of understanding his entire administration, nay party, displays in every endeavor from the economy to health care to business to international politics to the military. This idiot is worried about fags in Nigeria when we’re looking at war in the middle east. The entire left is corrupt and a bunch of documented liars. ( like when Kerry threw away his medals…more lies.)

  2. That’s comrade François Kerry’s only accomplishment Yorkshire. But I guess mansions, yachts, jets, maids, butlers and a very 1% lifestyle (as usual for a stone cold immoral and hypocritical leftist) just for tossing an ugly chick a bone once in awhile ain’t a bad gig.

  3. Diplomacy being what it is, Moshe Ya’alon has apologized for telling the truth:

    Israel apologises for John Kerry ‘obsession’ comments

    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has apologised for quotes that appeared in a newspaper that lambasted US Secretary of State John Kerry’s role in the Middle East peace process.

    Mr Yaalon was quoted as saying that Mr Kerry was acting out of “misplaced obsession and messianic fervour”.

    The US state department expressed anger at the remarks.

    However, in a statement, Mr Yaalon’s office said that he had no intention to cause any offence.

    “The defence minister… apologises if the secretary was offended by words attributed to the minister.”

    Israel and the US shared “a common goal” of advancing peace talks with the Palestinians, the statement said.

    “We appreciate Secretary Kerry’s many efforts towards that end.”

    More at the link.

    I’ve said it before: never apologize for saying what you really mean, and it’s pretty difficult to believe that Defense Minister Ya’alon just made up those previous comments, and weren’t something he believed.

  4. “the Secretary did weigh in on other things, to show just where his — and the Obama Administration’s — concerns are:”

    We must be tolerant of other cultures, or so we are told. Why, as that powerful voice of moral authority Perry Hood repeatedly and essentially put it … It’s their country and their business!

    It’s not as if morality is based on objective principles, after all. Or so we are also told.

  5. These animals should be as “tolerant” of the Sisters of the Poor as they are for commies, moslems, homos, criminals and druggies. Matter of fact, they should be that tolerant about any Christian or Jew.

    Of course they realize they can do just about anything to a Christian because they “turn the other cheek” as opposed to cutting your head off.

  6. The Obama Administration doesn’t deal in good faith. Rather than guide our country in accordance with the laws, procedures, and customs which have kept us strong and independent for over 225 years, Obama insists on imposing his hidden agenda of fundamental changes on the American people and on our international allies whether we or they like it or not. Obama’s ministers can’t tell the truth so they lie, over and over: Stimulus; Cash for Clunkers; Solyndra; Fast-n-Furious; Benghazi; IRS, NSA, et al, ad nauseam.

    Obama is systematically undermining the economic and political foundations of this nation, and the security of our most important allies, and he knows that if his true identity and secret affiliations where revealed it would lead to organized resistance far beyond the laughably token opposition today’s GOP establishment represents. Obama fears only the people, that’s why he attacked the TEA Party so viciously, same with the GOP (those fools reject the only political force strong enough to make the next election competitive).

    Deceit and deception are the tools of Obama’s dark and dirty trade. Exposure and the cleansing effects of sunlight could still thwart his anti-American ambitions if the 4th Estate could renounce their pact with the devil and start reporting the news instead of enabling the tyrant’s regime. However, given recent past performance, the chances of that great awakening happening any time soon, or at least before the 2014 elections, are slim to none.

    George Orwell said that, In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. Yet, our designated Watchdogs of Democracy feed from the hand of the tyrant.

  7. ropelight
    Wednesday, 15 January 2014 at 12:39

    The Obama Administration doesn’t deal in good faith. Rather than guide our country in accordance with the laws, procedures, and customs which have kept us strong and independent for over 225 years, Obama insists on imposing his hidden agenda of fundamental changes on the American people and on our international allies whether we or they like it or not. Obama’s ministers can’t tell the truth so they lie, over and over: Stimulus; Cash for Clunkers; Solyndra; Fast-n-Furious; Benghazi; IRS, NSA, et al, ad nauseam.

    Obama is systematically undermining the economic and political foundations of this nation, and the security of our most important allies, and he knows that if his true identity and secret affiliations where revealed it would lead to organized resistance far beyond the laughably token opposition today’s GOP establishment represents. Obama fears only the people, that’s why he attacked the TEA Party so viciously, same with the GOP (those fools reject the only political force strong enough to make the next election competitive).

    Deceit and deception are the tools of Obama’s dark and dirty trade. Exposure and the cleansing effects of sunlight could still thwart his anti-American ambitions if the 4th Estate could renounce their pact with the devil and start reporting the news instead of enabling the tyrant’s regime. However, given recent past performance, the chances of that great awakening happening any time soon, or at least before the 2014 elections, are slim to none.

    George Orwell said that, In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. Yet, our designated Watchdogs of Democracy feed from the hand of the tyrant.”

    When a significant population within the “political community” becomes so degraded that they care more about their pleasures and comforts, than their or your freedom, finding the first all- important, while accepting that the latter is in principle meaningless, there is little reason to suspect that anything positive or life enhancing can be done in association with them.

    They, by deconstructing themselves to a status less than fully human as we have understood humanity, are consciously and deliberately setting themselves on the road to hell, figuratively speaking.

    There is no advantage to the edified man in sharing costs and risks with nihilistic and ultimately suicidal types, though a simple calculation can reveal why they tend to insist on it.

    We’ve seen it coming for years. It’s here now with the fascism of Obamacare and the individual mandate. Which by the way, in a now in a perfectly undisguised and unabashedly fascistic formulation is called the “individual shared responsibility provision” [acknowledgement to Neoneocon].

    These people, these Obamacare advocates, are not Americans in any sense that has historically distinguished Americans from run-of-the-mill opportunistic social grazing animals. Why they should continue to be considered moral peers is a question that cannot be rationally answered.

  8. Looks like Moshe Ya’alon isn’t the only one who believes the Obama Administration is clueless when it comes to foreign policy:

    Senior UK Defense Advisor: Obama Is Clueless About ‘What He Wants To Do In The World’
    Sir Hew Strachan, an expert on the history of war, says that the president’s strategic failures in Afghanistan and Syria have crippled America’s position in the world.

    President Obama is “chronically incapable” of military strategy and falls far short of his predecessor George W. Bush, according to one of Britain’s most senior military advisors.

    Sir Hew Strachan, an advisor to the Chief of the Defense Staff, told The Daily Beast that the United States and Britain were guilty of total strategic failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Obama’s attempts to intervene on behalf of the Syrian rebels “has left them in a far worse position than they were before.”

    The extraordinary critique by a leading advisor to the United States’ closest military ally comes days after Obama was undermined by the former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who questioned the President’s foreign policy decisions and claimed he was deeply suspicious of the military.

    Strachan, a current member of the Chief of the Defense Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel, cited the “crazy” handling of the Syrian crisis as the most egregious example of a fundamental collapse in military planning that began in the aftermath of 9/11. “If anything it’s gone backwards instead of forwards, Obama seems to be almost chronically incapable of doing this. Bush may have had totally fanciful political objectives in terms of trying to fight a global War on Terror, which was inherently astrategic, but at least he had a clear sense of what he wanted to do in the world. Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world,” he said.

    More at the link.

  9. Obama has no sense of what he wants to do in the world

    Au contraire, mon ami. Comrad Obama knows exactly what he wants to do in to the world. And it ain’t pretty.

  10. There it is! If we don’t like comrade Obama we’re full of “hate” but if you don’t like Bush you’re just lovey-dovey. Get over yourself you’ve been duped by a pathological liar and just can’t admit it. By the way, there is nothing “extreme” about being for the Constitution, America and individual Freedom. Every one who does not agree with you isn’t “extreme”. Perhaps instead of projecting your own hatred, envy and extremism on us a closer examination of your own beliefs would be in order.

  11. Haters don’t recognize their own hatred as such!

    Which is why from my experience they tend to project it onto others.
    Example:
    Hoagie: I think Obama is a shit president and a commie.
    Observer: You’re a racist.
    Hoagie: Has nothing to do with his race it has to do with his policies and his constant lying.
    Observer: Hater!

    Way to go Observer, bridge that gap! Nobody your age can be this naïve.

  12. Haters don’t recognize their own hatred as such!

    Thus says the hate monger who used to threaten to destroy people’s jobs over mere words on an internet blog. The guy whose idea of “Bridging the Gap” is to blow up the bridge and try to shoot anyone crossing the gap. The guy who’s been banned TWICE by what is probably one of the most patient, polite, and tolerant bloggers on the internet.

    In short, Perry, why don’t you find a chainsaw, start it up, then shove it up your ass?

  13. Hoagie comments:

    “Way to go Observer, bridge that gap! Nobody your age can be this naïve.”

    You are right it cannot be. It’s not naivete, it’s ideologically driven shamelessness.

    And maybe too, the little neurotic from NZ wasn’t enough company for him.

    In any event, we have now demonstrated that the agenda of the American political progressives as a class, is fascism. They admit it, they proclaim it. Their program is government coerced, life energy redistributive, unconditional social solidarity: An in principle open-ended and unconditional claim by the state on your life.

    To quote myself from another site:

    We now have a situation wherein the classic justifying predicate of this polity and our civil association – the preservation and enhancement of personal liberty – has been officially abandoned by one major party and a large portion of the electorate, in favor of a fascist scheme of state enforced social solidarity and life-energy redistribution. Positive liberty: the literal earthly hell of the self f**ked-up sucking you down by force of law and state coercion into the bottomless and stinking sinkhole of their chaotic lives.

    Who in their right mind would not find an ethically unjustifiable fascist claim, laid by morally worthless others against their lives through the coercive power of a misused government, to be hateful?

    Some things are objectively hateful, destructive of liberty and a wholesome social life, and thus deserving of moral contempt. The Demofascist (formerly “Democratic”) Party and American Progressives are clearly some of those things.

  14. Since I have just been handed an extraordinary opportunity to aptly quote myself as a way of responding to comments, allow me to do it again.

    “Observer” [aka Perry Hood, self-proclaimed political progressive and activist] says , and presumably in response to blog criticism of Obama’s dictatorial aspirations and John Kerry’s vapid if obsessive floundering:

    “The hatred exhibited by the American extreme Right on this blog is palpable, and sad!” Thursday, 16 January 2014 at 14:04

    It appears I am an accidental prophet, yet AGAIN. Just earlier at Thursday, 16 January 2014 at 13:15 I had written concerning the left,

    ” … a debate of the kind Yorkshire invites, one which supposedly arbitrates who is best living up to an objective standard of human good, is no part of their agenda, since they do not admit in the first place that there are objective human standards which are found or discovered, but only appetites of various kinds – and which exist to varying degrees in different populations, and which are either accommodated or frustrated.

    Hypocrisy? Shrug. Cynical rhetorical insincerity? Shrug. Deceit, subversion, betrayal, coercion, homicide? You know the response.

    I have mentioned a few times in the past (as have many others I am sure) that arguments with leftists invariabl[y] degenerate into ad hominem exchanges after the most superficial levels of analysis and justification have been delved past.

    That is, if we think about it for a moment, only to be expected of them, since for them, there is NO DEEPER standard to advert to than their wants or tastes, which they conceive of as the product of blind evolution – or if they are feeling conceited, as the highest manifestation of an emergent process featuring themselves in starring roles.

    That is why, unfortunately, Dana’s ambition to have a civil dialog with a leftist about really core matters will never come to fruition. There is nothing to discuss or arbitrate when it comes, as Art Downs characterized it, [to] a matter of taste. They like borscht, therefore you shall pay for it. Simple as that.”

    It’s like the lefties can hardly wait to prove me right.

  15. You’re correct DNW. These guys fly under a self proclaimed cloud of compassion and they’re nothing but haters themselves. And they know it! That’s why they’re always projecting it onto others. Everything’s for our own good, or for the children, or the poor, or the disadvantaged, handicapped or Mother Earth. But it’s all a smoke screen to gain power of everyone else.

    Now comrade Obama intends on making “income inequality” his next project. Wow, how impressive. Now that he’s stopped the oceans from rising and has the earth cooling he’s going to tackle something that’s as old a mankind itself: I’m richer than you! So in order to accomplish this task he must once again set class against class, worker against boss, haves against the have not’s. In other words he’s going to “build a coalition” based on greed and envy. So now we will have an entire political party in this country motivating its base on one of the most base characteristics of mankind: ENVY. What could possibly go wrong?

    What type of haters must they be to belong to a party that endorses the murder of children, the plantationization ( yes, I made that word up) of minorities, lies through their teeth and when caught just continues as if nothing happened and now want to use ENVY (and of course it’s fellow traveler “resentment”) as a plank? What a bunch of misanthropes, dour greedy little “appetites” drooling over the success of others.

  16. Do you really want to see how these leftist liars project things? Take a read of what the Rev.(?) Al Sharpton had to say today:

    Republicans are the ones tanking the economy, and maybe that’s part of the plan. The Hill reports the GOP plans to use the economy as a midterm weapon. That’s right. They’re exploiting the bad problems they caused.

    MSNBC contributor Joy Reid later accused Republicans of having “abject hatred” for President Obama. (Sound like Perry or what?)

    Reid:
    Because with their own base the only things they really do care about and that really unite them are abject hatred of President Obama and this mania about cutting spending, the idea that the government should spend nothing.

    Now I’ve been conservative since I was old enough and experienced enough to understand that liberalism is shit but I never, ever hear anyone say “government should spend nothing”, have you?

    These people are all liars and they defame anyone who they can’t control as well as project their own psychoses on others.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2014/01/16/msnbcs-sharpton-gop-tanking-economy-exploiting-bad-problems-they-caus#ixzz2qbC1wFMY

  17. I especially like:

    They’re exploiting the bad problems they caused.

    We’re five years into the fascist Obama régime and everything is still the Republican’s fault! Are these clowns children or just stupid as hell. Don’t they ever listen to themselves because if they did all they’d hear are a bunch of whiney babies.

    Besides the fact that unless Dodd, Frank, the head of the fed, Congress and the idiots who “made mortgages available to the poor” were Republicans it’s their own fault and once again…there’s that projection thing. By the way, other than killing Osama ( which HE didn’t do) when has Obama taken responsibility for anything?

  18. As one guy put it: The ever growing Conga line of dumbasses at MSNBC…” I myself am glad Perry is an Obomunist. He simultaneously lowered the IQ on their team and raised it on ours.

  19. Here’s a guy who thinks like you DNW. I was reading Jonescu but I was hearing you.

    Parasitocracy
    By Daren Jonescu

    Tyranny, being as endemic to the human condition as other similar privations of the human good such as ignorance, vice, or sickness, is as old as mankind. What may be new, however, is the uniquely intractable form of tyranny that is currently metastasizing throughout the world, namely the rule of an authoritarian plurality of societal parasites. Our next thousand years of darkness, if such be our fate, will begin under the governance of a “parasitocracy.” The modern West has defied ancient wisdom on so many fronts, introducing new modes of existence and coexistence, spreading prosperity and promise in hitherto inconceivable measures, and overcoming the practical limits of time and distance in ways that would be as fantastical to our ancient ancestors’ imaginations as teleportation and hyperspace seem to ours. Yet it appears that Nature’s scales of justice must exact an equal measure of evil invention to balance our extreme bounty. So it is that late modern man has unearthed a new political arrangement, one that might have been impossible among the ancients, as it…. (Read Full Article)

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/parasitocracy_comments.html#disqus_thread#ixzz2qc1DbLtO
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  20. Now I’ve been conservative since I was old enough and experienced enough to understand that liberalism is shit but I never, ever hear anyone say “government should spend nothing”, have you?

    Of course not, but that’s not the point. Left wingers say stuff like this to put US on the defensive. They make up some outrageous lie so that we will spend time denying it instead of doing what we SHOULD do, which is get in their faces and call them out for the lying sacks of shit that they are.

  21. When our elected politicians or high level appointed bureaucrats lie to the public, stonewall Congressional investigations, refuse to comply with subpoenas for documents, punish or smear whistle blowers, or fail to uphold the Constitution, they commit high crimes against the American people, which can rise to the level of hate crimes if the Administration’s malfeasance is motivated by racial animosity, attempts to subvert elections, or target political opponents for personal destruction.

    Barack Obama is a hate crime.

  22. ropelight
    Friday, 17 January 2014 at 10:42 (Edit)

    The stricken words are mine, where the lines came from is a mystery to me.

    The Lines are when you use delete. The words stay with lines through them. To really delete, use the key on you k y oard

  23. Thanks York, I must have clicked on del inadvertently when I closed the italics after hate crimes. Either that, or the Rougarou, is on the prowl. Clearly, shadowy spirits occupy the unattended corners and darkened recesses of this blog’s infernal regions. If DNW can summon the departed at will is anyone safe? (No sooner was his name mentioned than the rejected one’s words appeared.) Coincidence or sinister influence?

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