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xrdc

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:07:10 PM


Kerry opposes cutting US aid to Pakistan

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"Kerry said that Pakistan had not been given enough credit for its assistance in the operation against Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad."

"The US Senator was testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as part of his confirmation hearing. Kerry said American’s were able to cooperate on the ground in Pakistan which was one the reasons they were able to get to Osama bin Laden."

Yeah, riiiiiiight....

Pakistani parliament condemns bin Laden raid, threatens U.S. with sanctions -- May 14, 2011

Pakistan: Prayers for Bin Laden in National Assembly -- May 11, 2011

U.S. suspects Pakistan leaked CIA station chief's name in retaliation for bin Laden raid -- May 10, 2011

Who sheltered bin Laden? Suspicion falls on Pakistan army chief -- May 9, 2011

Saudi Arabia and Turkey tried unsuccessfully to persuade Pakistan to hand over bin Laden to U.S. -- May 8, 2011

Bin Laden may have lived in Pakistan for over 7 years -- May 7, 2011

Pakistan warns U.S. of "disastrous consequences" for any more bin Laden-style raids -- May 6, 2011

Pakistan paying U.S. lobbyists to deny it helped bin Laden -- May 5, 2011

Pakistani security forces protected Osama bin Laden for 10 years -- May 2, 2011

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I guess Kerry is the natural choice to replace Hillary after all.

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LTVibe
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Like they say, 'trouble comes in threes'...

Kerry, Hagel, Brennan: Obama's Foreign Policy Team

•Secretary of State John Kerry, a believer in multilateralism and the U.N., has described Syria's President Assad as a moderate and is afflicted by the dangerous hubris of solving the crises in the Middle East.

•Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel belongs to the old Realist school of thought that upholds the unrealistic belief in an outreach to Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah while questioning the value of the U.S.-Israel alliance.

•Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan sought to appease Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in his former capacity as chief counterterrorism advisor to the White House, displaying a distinct lack of resolve in pursuing the war on terror.



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xrdc
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 12:04:58 PM


Compromised...

John Kerry's 'Background' demonstrates why Huma Abedin’s background mattered

"When folks like Andrew McCarthy articulated why our findings about then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close adviser Huma Abedin were important, his camp was smeared as being discriminatory.His argument had nothing to do with discrimination or Islamophobia. It had everything to do with Abedin’s familial ties compromising her judgment and allegiances to the U.S. Constitution.

Here we have an example that demonstrates this reality further and it comes via Kenneth Timmerman, who has picked up on the fact that the new Secretary of State – John Kerry – has a son-in-law with family still living in Iran. This reality could conceivably affect how Kerry deals with the Iranians.

Via the Daily Caller:

In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran.

“I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, “to the mutual benefit of both of our people.”

[...]

"Since its inception, the FBI has vetted U.S. government officials involved in national security issues, and it generally won’t grant clearances to individuals who are married to nationals of an enemy nation or have family members living in that country, for fear of divided loyalties or, more simply, blackmail."

So much for that.

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xrdc
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:57:27 AM


More brilliance...

Kerry: Iran has an ‘elected’ government

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xrdc
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Kerry Assures Syrian Jihadists that help is on the way...

"LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tried Monday to patch back together a conference with Syrian opposition leaders that was to be the centerpiece of his debut overseas trip, urging Syrian rebel leaders not to boycott the meeting and insisting that more help is on the way in their fight against President Bashar Assad."

More...

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xrdc
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Kerry drafting new proposals to persuade Syria’s Assad to step down

Another regime-change debacle in the works.

If a wise man learns from the mistakes of others, what kind of man cannot even learn from his own mistakes?

How about that "Syrian opposition"?

Who are they?

"The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, continues to steamroll over President Bashir al Assad's forces in eastern Syria. After taking control of a dam, a city, and a military base just days ago, the terror group seized control of the town of al-Shadadi in the northeastern province of Hasakah today." [...]

"On February 13th, Al Nusrah took control of the headquarters of the Syrian Army's 80th Regiment headquarters in Aleppo. [For more information on the Al Nusrah Front's recent military successes, see LWJ report, Al Nusrah Front, foreign jihadists overrun another Syrian military base]"

More good news about al Nusrah...

"Despite Al Nusrah's known affiliation with al Qaeda and its radical ideology, Syrian opposition groups, including the supposedly secular Syrian National Coalition, have rallied to support Al Nusrah. Immediately after the US designated Al Nusrah as a terrorist group, 29 Syrian opposition groups signed a petition that not only condemned the US's designation, but said "we are all Al Nusrah," and urged their supporters to raise Al Nusrah's flag (which is the flag of al Qaeda)"

Even MORE good news...

"The Al Nusrah Front and Ahrar al Sham have conducted several joint operations against President Assad's regime. In mid-January, the two groups teamed up with the Islamic Vanguard to seize control of Taftanaz, a key Syrian air force base in Idlib province. After the assault, videos of the jihadists touring the base and inspecting seized tanks, armored vehicles, and helicopters were posted on YouTube, LiveLeak, and other video sharing websites."

And if that were not enough...

"By distributing fresh vegetables, bread, cooking oil, water and blankets to Syrians in rebel-held areas, the Al Nusra fighters - considered one of the most effective rebel groups but blacklisted as terrorists by the US - have exploited an opportunity to boost their popularity for when the regime of Bashar Al Assad falls."

"It's a way for them to win hearts and minds even if people don't agree with their ideology," said Aaron Y Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, referring to the group's end goal of creating a strict Islamist state."

Plenty more where that came from.

Who are we "helping" again?

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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 12:41:44 PM

Jd, "makes an American citizen want to puke" but draft dodgers on the other hand are a different story.

mud, "Obama is surrounding himself with traitors"? Did you have the same feelings about the Bush draft dodgers he surrounded himself with? I doubt it.

Guitar, "terrible SoS" compared to who? Condi Rice, Lol.

Reg, "what he did afterwards". The afterwards includes after first being in combat not watching it on tv in a college dorm. We don't know who Kerry talked to after coming home but we all acknowledge that there were soldiers that did some bad things. That is what happens in war. I say that because I walked up just 2 minutes after a soldier had accidentally killed an innocent female pedestrian on the street. The idiotic soldier was aiming for the cabby. This was over a 25 cent cab fare in Saigon. War is Hell.

I'd rather hear complaints about Vietnam from someone that served than from someone that stayed home while the rest of us did our duty. I have a friend that served with Kerry and he did not like him. That said, it had nothing to do with his ability as a leader or his bravery as a soldier. It was a personality clash.
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xrdc
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 8:48:17 AM


More Vietnam Veterans that approve of Kerry for Secretary of State
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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:46:22 PM

YDG, I applaud you and your service. Yep, I was peeing in my pants as you say, during Vietnam. I was peeing in my pants while my father did 4 tours over there...

I did go and become a soldier, and instead of one tour, or one year, or one draft- I volunteered and was a career soldier and I won't list my 25 years worth of medals (BTW, that's what I did besides "whinning" on the net)... I did go and fight in every conflict we had since Vietnam seeing combat on several occasions.

My biggest problem with Kerry is what he did afterwards... And I disagree with you that I can not say something negative about any solder without defaming all of US (us as in you and I both)... So I guess that you are calling me a coward for disliking Kerry or is it just career soldiers you don't like?

Duh, doing your duty well absolves you from any and all actions post war/service? Why the heck don't we just free all vets from prisons then buddy?

[Edited by: regulate_now at 1/30/2013 8:50:05 PM EST]
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YDraigGoch
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 8:29:54 PM

I served in Vietnam. Picked up a Bronze Star(v) purple heart, and a couple of commendation medals.

I was there about the same time Kerry was there.

Where were you, little man? Peeing in your little panties?

And what have you EVER done for your country, besides whine on the internet?

As for Kerry, he did his duty well. He took just about the most dangerous job there was. Volunteered for it. And a bunch of armchair generals lied about his service. The MEN he served with say he did his duty well. They are the ones that were actually there, not some dufuses working for the Nixon administration (now THERE is a recommendation for veracity). And obviously, some here with that same disturbed menatlity actually believe those political cronies.

When you defame one soldier, you defame us all. Just a bunch of trash talk from cowards who never had the guts.

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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:23:34 PM

Kerry knows 1/ how to start fires and 2/how to marry the rich... Why aren't Libs against him 'cause he's rich like Romney?

[Edited by: regulate_now at 1/30/2013 5:23:53 PM EST]
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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:47:13 PM

Worryfree-

1/How many US Servicemen lives did Kerry save by opposing the war? Zero

2/You chicken hawks know not of what you speak. ??? Chickenhawk? Subject bacground? I have 25 years for military service, I have spent time in virtually every country of the world... What are your credentials buddy?

3/How many of YOU have been wounded in the service of your country? Does being shot at count? The only difference was inches... How 'bout you tough guy???

4/...irrelevant... What in the sam 'ell have YOU done for this country internet boy?

Please don't take offence at my language, I am not name calling but jesting (or jousting?) my friend...
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Guitar_Man
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:26:21 PM

You need to watch yourself, worryfree, before I get you banned!

John Kerry, like Hillary, will be a terrible SoS but, then again, just the threat of being bored to death from a visit by him may work to our advantage.

Since Mr. Kerry is a confessed war criminal, I'm wondering if the UN will bring charges against him once he is outside the US? (They could...and should.)

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xrdc
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:21:55 PM


“The fact that sometimes other countries elect someone you don’t agree with doesn’t give us permission to walk away” - J. F'n Kerry, in defense of providing Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt with four F-16 jets

When is the left going to speak up? Do they think like him as well?

The Left is too cowardly to oppose Obama on ANYTHING!

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regulate_now
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:15:22 PM

Ok, Ill give it to you that Kerry knows 2 things...
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xrdc
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:30:20 PM


It appears that the leftists are satisfied with Kerry's lies about Pakistan and genuinely believe Pakistan is to be thanked for the elimination of OBL.

What an easily deceived bunch of lemmings.
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xrdc
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:06:55 PM


How many lives were lost, thanks to Kerry and co. undermining war efforts and emboldening our enemies?

It sure gave Kerry's career a boost, though.

What could be more important than that?

[Edited by: xrdc at 1/29/2013 5:08:26 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 4:55:12 PM

How many US Servicemen lives did Kerry save by opposing the war? You chicken hawks know not of what you speak. How many of YOU have been wounded in the service of your country? Oh well the incorrigible cons here can't help themselves even if they have become largely irrelevant.
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xrdc
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 4:33:01 PM


“I’m an internationalist. I’d like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of the United Nations.” - John Kerry, February 1970, Harvard Crimson

Kerry's opionion of the typical American soldier:

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Kerry has been a useful idiot of the VC, Sandanistas, the Soviet Union, Islamists, etc.

Expect our enemies to take full advantage of their new ally at the head of America’s foreign policy establishment.

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xrdc
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11:45:07 AM


"Better to keep aid going rather then let Pakistan go to the fanatical Muslims" -YDraig

Since you are assuming that Pakistan is not already at that point, exactly how do you define a "fanatical Muslim"?

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11:20:31 AM


John Kerry Defends Obama Admin’s F-16 Gifts to Muslim Brotherhood-Ruled Egypt

"Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Thursday defended the Obama administration’s gift of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi’s newly-surfaced comments referring to Israelis as 'descendents of apes and pigs.'"

U.S gets it wrong on Egypt again

"Opposition to Morsy's authoritarianism is broader than the world recognizes. In making accommodations for Morsy's government, the United States is -- once again -- out of step with the Egyptian people..."

"Two years after the Egyptian Revolution, the U.S. government finds itself again backing an authoritarian regime against the popular will. As January 25 approaches, with massive protests planned against Morsy's government, this is a precarious position for both the U.S. and Egypt."
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:52:34 AM

owt: "kerry (Viet Nam veteran) isn't worthy of being head of the head. He is just a male version of hanoie jane, arse wipe. "


Exactly right. Obama is surrounding himself with traitors, which isn't surprising giving his past associations.



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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:04:15 AM

""Better to keep aid going rather then let Pakistan go to the fanatical Muslims.""

Waste of money. They are already sliding down that slope faster then we can print money for them.
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xrdc
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You should not go around insulting toilet paper like that.
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:32:23 AM

kerry (Viet Nam veteran) isn't worthy of being head of the head. He is just a male version of hanoie jane, arse wipe.
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LTVibe
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:58:00 AM

>>"I guess Kerry is the natural choice to replace Hillary after all."<<

Yes, indeed! Kerry is a perfect fit for the Obama administration.
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"WARNING!!! DO NOT READ WHILE EATING, DRINKING, OR OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY"

Thank you for the warning, I was about to take a drink!
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YDraigGoch
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 4:30:46 PM

The reality is that the Pakistani government is pretty fragile right now. The PM has been charged, and tensions are high.

Better to keep aid going rather then let Pakistan go to the fanatical Muslims.

We have been so busy trying to push something called Democracy in the middle east that we fail to see that the governmental tyrants we despise are actually better than the alternative.

We blew it in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Somalia. Let's not do it again just because a bunch of right wing fanatics here want to spread their holy grail of "Democracy".

Keep the aid going. It's cheaper than war.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 4:18:43 PM

makes an American Citizen want to puke
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:29:14 PM

Yes he does know a thing or two - how to lie, how to betray his fellow servicemen, how to commit perjury - all things useful to a Progressive politician.
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>>>Kerry's charges were based on a VVAW conference called the "Winter Soldier Investigation" -- a leftist propaganda event funded primarily by Jane Fonda. None of the Winter Soldier "witnesses" Kerry cited were willing to sign affadavits, and their gruesome stories lacked the names, dates and places that would allow their claims to be tested. Few were willing to cooperate with military investigators. The Naval Investigative Service found that several of the veterans said to have given statements at Winter Soldier were in fact imposters using the name of real veterans.

False testimony and exaggerations were primary characteristics of the war crimes disinformation campaign, and also of the VVAW itself. Executive Secretary Al Hubbard, for example, claimed to have been an Air Force Captain wounded in Vietnam piloting a transport plane. In fact, Hubbard had been a staff sergeant who was not a pilot and who was never assigned to Vietnam.

John Kerry and the VVAW worked closely with America's wartime enemies, arranged multiple meetings with the North Vietnamese and Vietcong leadership, and consistently supported their positions. Kerry and his radical comrades also played a key role in defining the false, damaging image of Vietnam veterans as psychologically disabled alcoholics and addicts, haunted by the crimes they had been forced to commit in a "racist" war.<<<

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