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Kerry Mocks Israel, ‘Global Turmoil Not Obama’s Fault’

First there is this from the Politico:

Kerry: Global turmoil not Obama’s fault

By BYRON TAU | July 20, 2014

The crises unfolding around the world are not President Barack Obama’s fault, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Kerry was asked if he agreed with the contention of Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) the world is in greater turmoil than any time in his lifetime.

(Not to pick nits, but even when he gets something right, McCain manages to express it poorly. Mr. McCain was born in 1936. It’s safe to say the world was in greater turmoil during WWII. Though just barely.)

“I agree with the analysis, to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now,” Kerry responded. “And the world is, because enormous numbers of forces have been unleashed with globalization, with the Arab Spring, with the radical religious extremism, none of which are the fault of President Obama.”

Naturally. Obama is just leading from behind an innocent bystander. Unlike the case with George Bush, when not a sparrow fell without his say so.

Kerry said that the United States had not withdrawn from a leadership role the world — but in fact has been deeply engaged.

Funny, how nobody else sees it that way. Nobody else sees Obama’s stellar leadership.

“There’s a nice narrative politically if all you want to do is play politics.  But the fact is that the United States of America…is more engaged in more places in the world, and, frankly, I think, to greater effect, than at any time in recent memory."

“I can’t think of a time when the United States has been engaged in more places, where people are worried not about our — our — our staying, but they don’t want us to leave and they recognize that American leadership is critical,” Kerry said.

Which sure makes it sound like it is Obama’s fault. Which, of course, is the actual truth.

Meanwhile, from the Washington Free Beacon:

Kerry Caught Mocking Israel on Hot Mic: ‘It’s a Hell of a Pinpoint Operation’

July 20, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on a hot mic on Fox News Sunday apparently disparaging Israel’s claim to be conducting a “pinpoint” operation in Gaza. Host Chris Wallace explained that while Kerry spoke with an aide between his interviews with multiple Sunday shows, a microphone picked up his rather candid remarks in what Wallace called an “extraordinary moment of diplomacy” about the violence there.

“It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Kerry said. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation … We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.” …

This isn’t the first time Kerry has been caught criticizing Israel when he didn’t think others were listening. The Daily Beast reported in April on Kerry warning a closed-door meeting of world leaders that Israel could become an “apartheid state” soon if a peaceful, two-state solution wasn’t reached.

Does anyone really believe that either of those two ‘hot mic’ episodes were unintentional? This is how heavy-handed buffoons pursue diplomacy.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, July 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Kerry Mocks Israel, ‘Global Turmoil Not Obama’s Fault’”

  1. mr_bill

    Putin is an old KGB wonk. He wants to show the world Russia’s ability and he sees Cold War era exhibits of power as the best way to accomplish that. While nerobama is pretty good at finding new ways to abuse his administration’s power in order to “punish his [political] enemies”, he’s not very good at national strategic planning. Putin is, however.

    Putin has positioned himself and Russia very well in order to oppose US interests and shield his country from reprisal for it. Look to any regional conflict and you see the hand of Russia, whether it’s Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, or Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the US is being pushed around and backed into a corner by a country with much less national ability, simply because they have a deep thinking leader who believes in his country and wants the world to see him smack around the US. Worse even, is that nerobama is going to continue to allow it. He doesn’t have much choice. His frantic scramble to succumb to every short-sighted liberal wish has left the US in less than ideal strategic positions with little or no leverage. He’s alienated every serious US ally with a common interest in opposing Putin’s actions and no other nations trust nerobama when he makes them a promise. If that’s not a total and utter failure of foreign policy, just look at Mr. Teresa Heinz-Kerry: he’s in Israel today and nobody gives a rat’s behind because anything the State Department says is met with a collective shrug and a “so what.”


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