“… Kerry: Syria urgently needs solution” Politico


 “That is a very, very dangerous development,” Kerry said. “Hezbollah is a proxy  for Iran. … Hezbollah in addition to that is a terrorist organization.”  Politico


Kerry can best be described as a primitive in foreign policy thinking.

Iran is a dangerous "enemy" of the United States because the US government acting under the "guidance" of AIPAC and WINEP says it is.

Hizbullah is a "terrorist organization" because we and the same crew say it is.  If Hizbullah is merely a terrorist organization than it is sad to recall how badly the IDF did against them in 2006 and how well they are fighting in Syria against the salafist rebels in Syria.

BTW, that is a Hizbullah soldier in the picture.  pl

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/john-kerry-russia-must-help-on-syria-93187.html#ixzz2X3098bl3





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49 Responses to “… Kerry: Syria urgently needs solution” Politico

  1. Charles I says:

    Yes Russia must help – because Kerry has nothing

  2. russ says:

    Looks like the 107mm rocket launcher the Syrians purchased from the North Koreans 25 or 30 years ago

  3. b says:

    The planned negotiations with the Taliban seem to be off again. The Qataris screwed up but Kerry did not help the situation.
    There were two pieces somewhat critical on Kerry in the press today. One by AP and one by the NYT. He, allegedly, does too much on a personal level and does not get things done. Lots of high hopes and illusions.
    It seems the knifes are now out against him …

  4. turcopolier says:

    He is a trivial, shallow, and overly ambitious man.

  5. marcus says:

    That’s one spiffy terrorist! Is this a Russian or American supplied terrorist?

  6. Tyler says:

    Speaking of failed Secretaries, why is Hagel pushing for women in the infantry?

  7. turcopolier says:

    we don’t arm or equip Hizbullah “terrorists.” The Zionists won’t allow it.; pl

  8. J says:

    If our U.S. Government ‘rebelled’ against the Zionist stranglehold, I have to seriously wonder how many of their Zionist ‘terrorists/agents’ would start coming out of the woodwork [actively] committing terrorist actions against U.S. (on Israeli/Zionist orders) on our U.S. soil? The Israeli/Zionist have murdered U.S. Military personnel/civilians more than once to achieve their Israeli/Zionist objectives, what is to stop them now from upping their Zionism terrorist level against U.S. because we the U.S. dared to ‘rebel’ against them??? Would our U.S. rebellion be then called Hizbullah part two according to their Zionist definitions of what a ‘terrorist’ is?

  9. robt willmann says:

    Here is a little article by a former Air Force pilot who flew John Kerry around when he was a U.S. Senator and was involved in talks in Vietnam about the POW – MIA issue. It is not clear when he was flying Kerry but obviously it was in 1985 or later as Kerry was elected to the Senate in 1984. The former pilot wrote the article in 2004 when Kerry was in the presidential race, and highlights the arrogance and self-importance and “elitism” projected by Kerry (“I never sail on anything less than 135 feet”).

  10. steve says:

    At the risk of sounding a bit dewy-eyed, I can only think how much better off the US would be if we actually engaged in meaningful diplomacy with our “assumed” adversaries Syria and Iran, rather than the ham-handed my way or the highway approach. Certainly, good relations with Iran could only benefit the US.
    Kerry is a mug no doubt, but while Ms. Clinton certainly had the appearance of more intelligence and skill, they both reflect that policy imho.

  11. Alba Etie says:

    Do you object to women in combat role generally – or just in the infantry ? I am not nearly informed enough about military matters to have an opinion on women in combat roles. But have there already been women in combat . I seem to recall Congresswoman Duckworth lost both legs in Iraq when the Blackhawk she was piloting was shot down .

  12. Tyler says:

    Likely. You have to remember that the tribe literally controls the levers of media, finance, and government, but they get a lot of mileage out of doing the ‘oy vey’ weep weep poor pity me. Look at the treatment other populists get whenever they come out of the woodwork: CRAZY DANGEROUS TERRORISTS.
    Meanwhile ‘Occupy’ was covering up rapes and murders and burned the US flag but they’re the good guys so that’s why we get TV shows about the poor oppressed peaceful Occupy types versus the racist, fascist Tea Partiers.
    Generally, if you stand up to the chosen, they’re going to try and tear you down. Look at the recent push for more gun control, more immigration, and see who’s behind it. What’s the most terrifying thing to a jew? A goyim with a gun.

  13. Tyler says:

    I don’t want women around men at all in the military. If I had my way we’d have the WAC and WAVES and they’d be separate branches of the military.
    Duckworth got her legs blown off? Congrats, now let me introduce you to the hundreds of thousands of men who didn’t get to run for Congress based off the fact they got crippled overseas AND get to deal with more illegal immigration.

  14. turcopolier says:

    yes. these have been around since WW2. they still work. pl

  15. Tyler says:

    I’d also add that WAC/WAVES should only be activated if we’re facing an existential threat and need the manpower.
    Most societies throughout history fought wars to PRESEVE their women and children. Our poisoned society is diseased and wants to offer up the next generation on the altar of their cultural marxism, so here we are because we can’t accept the biologically realities of:
    – women have children
    – men are stronger than women

  16. cal says:

    As of this month the EU still refuses to label Hezbollah a terrorst group…dont have enough countries that will agree.
    The US arm twisting not working as well as it use to…lol.

  17. cal says:

    “At the risk of sounding a bit dewy-eyed, I can only think how much better off the US would be if we actually engaged in meaningful diplomacy with our “assumed” adversaries”
    Don’t hold your breath..to clear out the twisted little elves that pass for ‘leaders’ in US government is gonna take something that most sleep walking Americans cant conceive of.

  18. jonst says:

    and has long been so. I met him back in the VVAW days….when I was working at the VA in NYC. 72-74.

  19. turcopolier says:

    He does not seem to have ever had an original thought. If I recall correctly, he testified before the senate about “war crimes” that he had not seen, but had been told about. pl

  20. marcus says:

    Just laughing out loud at the irony of this whole state of affairs. We have a US Senator over in Syria arguing for material support for Al Qaeda aligned freedom fighters (terrorists). And an apparently well equipped and uniformed Hizbullah fighter in the field, labeled a terrorist.
    That is one of the insidious problems with a war on terror. The definition is too fungible.

  21. ISL says:

    A super power has no reason to allow its policy to be dictated by any client state, and blowback concerns never seems to influence US long-term decisions. Consider the likely blowback from US support, training, and arming Al Q to take over Syria!

  22. confusedponderer says:

    Re: Hezbollah being Terrorists, that IMO belittles them a lot. They have demonstrated that they are a capable military force, and their troops are soldiers and fight like soldiers and should be accepted, addressed and respected as such.
    I wonder: Has anybody information as to how accurate Hezbollah targeted Israeli military installations in the Hinterland during Israel’s last abortive adventure into Lebanon?
    Now, be that as it may, I think if Israel really tried hard they could destroy Hezbollah. The IDF can do that if they deploy their full military force. It is just that they unwilling to pay the price.
    That is how Hezbollah is a threat to Israel – because they are already able to deter Israeli foolishness, thereby limiting Israel’s free hand.
    It is this that the Israelis, overweening as they are, see as a threat. Only if Israel has a totally free hand she ever will be safe! Crazy. That attitude can only lead to excess.

  23. Alba Etie says:

    Thanks Tyler, – I value your opinion because you have been “downrange ” , and am still cogitating about these very many issues .

  24. Alba Etie says:

    “Rapes , murders and burned the US flag ‘ which Occupy ” where ?

  25. Alba Etie says:

    If my family , fortune & ancestral land had been taken -and if me & mine had been forced into an overcrowded and inhumane refugee camp for over a half a century ; and there was a credible organization that had an army that defended me against that occupier. And that organization also supported my people with hospitals and other material support. Furthermore in a neighboring country’s parliament that organization had democratically elected PM ‘s that supported my displaced people – I daresay I would not call that organization anything besides an admired ally .

  26. jonst says:

    You recall correctly. https://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~ebolt/history398/johnkerrytestimony.html
    My main beef with him–in the 70s was he was one of those types…that even when he talking to you, you can see he looking over your shoulder, to see who else is around. With a look in his eye that says, ‘should I be talking to this person, or is there someone else that can do me more personal good’. It is a particular look…I don’t know if I am being clear, but it is what struck me the most about with whomever he was talking with at the time. And he could smell a reporter in faster than most. And fly to their side..and park himself.

  27. Matthew says:

    Col: Should we be worried that our top diplomat sounds like Baghdad Bob? See http://www.presstv.com/usdetail/310612.html
    I saw a Russian Oligarch’s yacht in San Diego harbor last week.
    Is Kerry going to grab that?

  28. Babak Makkinejad says:

    The opposite of that was Hugo Chavez; I heard that when one spoke to him, one felt he was giving one his entire attention.

  29. Tyler says:

    No problem. I can understand that – I feel like a mental midget around here compared to some the giants of their industry who let me stick around and raise a fuss from time to time.

  30. Matthew says:

    AE: The Zionists have a ready-made answer for ending this suffering. They just ask why the Arab countries didn’t validate the ethnic cleansing by making Palestinians full citizens.
    If that is a legitimate “solution,” then you have wonder why NATO got so bent out of shape when Serbia starting emptying Kosovo of ethnic Albanians. Surely, the moral blame goes to Albania and Macedonia for not thanking Serbia for giving both countries lots of potential new citizens.

  31. The Twisted Genius says:

    I also have a Kerry story. My son and I went to a Caps – Bruins game a few years ago. The Caps won. As we were leaving we came face to face with John Kerry. He appeared subdued at the Bruins’ loss. My son, ever the wise ass, asked him, “Why the long face, John?” No answer.

  32. ISL says:

    As I understand it from reading news accounts, Hezbollah only ceded about 600 ft to Isreali forces despite Israel having complete control of the sky, and one of the most formidable militaries in the region. That is about the distance from where I park in the Home Depot parking lot to the bathroom at the back of the store. And required three weeks after which Israel retreated. Rather amazing. Also amazing is how Isreal (at least officially) claimed this a success. Given the clear demonstration of force unreadiness, I find it hard to believe Israel was not trying. Instead, I think Israel (or at least its political leadership) believed its own propaganda, which is a recipe for failure. Just my two cents.

  33. Tyler says:

    Gotta agree with you there. HA executed a pretty excellent defense in depth screening against the tank army that the IDF sent over that was used to beating up on Gaza peasants. They got their shit scrambled, so we got this entire “Oh yeah well wait until next time!” narrative from the Zionist media.
    Pound for pound, HA is probably fielding the top light infantry force in the world right now. You send in a bunch of goons used to beating up Palestinian grandmas against that, you’re lucky if you only come back with a prolapsed ass.

  34. Alba Etie says:

    Yes- do as I say not as I do . And NATO is still in the former Yugoslavia, with many numbers of blue helmets as well.

  35. CK says:

    Supposedly also a skill Bill Clinton had, at least if you were a “lady”.

  36. Tyler says:

    Hahahaha. Very nice.

  37. Medicine Man says:

    That ground incursion into Lebanon was a pretty remarkable event. I remember wondering at the time if it was a trial run for something larger.
    A light but somewhat amusing article about HA for you, Tyler: http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/paintballing-with-hezbollah-0000151-v19n3

  38. Matthew says:

    Tyler: Immediately after the war, Dennis Ross came to our WAC and reassured the local Israel Firsters that the IDF had in fact been very successful.
    On a personal note, my British ancestors also “won” the Battle of Bunker Hill.

  39. Tyler says:

    I remember watching it at Wainwright and getting furious about the way the media was presenting it, especially the inane reasons presented for the bombing of Northern Lebanon.
    I thought the IDF going 30 feet into Lebanon and then losing a Merkava was a pretty good sign of how things were going to be. Who was responsible for that series of bunker emplacements that just CHEWED the IDF up?
    Thanks for sharing the article! It was pretty amusing, especially the human shield tactics and the border drive by, along with the stream of consciousness “this is happening?!” thoughts of the writer.

  40. Medicine Man says:

    Yeah, the IDF did great. I remember reading Uri Avnery’s (Israeli peacenik/former Irgun terrorist) commentary on the war at the time. This article here has the gist of it, though it isn’t the same one: http://www.countercurrents.org/leb-avnery201206.htm
    I remember Mr. Avnery recounting who it appeared that IDF troops didn’t know how to bivouac in the field or dig in to resist artillery attacks.
    I think Tyler put his finger on it when he observed the IDF are great at beating up Gaza peasants. The occupation has really done a number of the Israeli military.

  41. Tyler says:

    How Dennis Ross continues to be so horribly wrong yet still move upward would be a mystery to anyone not familiar with the foolishness of our country’s ruling elite.
    But since he’s a memeber of the Chosen, he can have as much blood on his hands as he wants.

  42. Matthew says:

    Tyler: We live in an inverted world, especially in politics. Those who tell the truth are punished and those who lie are promoted.
    The only crime is disagreeing with the Washington Chattering Class.
    Compare the careers of those who opposed the Iraq War, for example, with the careers of Dennis Ross, Susan Rice, and Judith Miller. Being right is actually a liabilty.

  43. Medicine Man says:


  44. Tyler says:

    I’d say its just ‘F-ck up, move up’ being applied, but its more than that, of course. You can be as wrong as you wanna be, have blood on your hands up to your elbows, as long as its for the neoliberal, globalists ‘R2P’ agenda.
    Hello, look what they did to Scott Ritter and (possibly) Matthew Hastings.

  45. confusedponderer says:

    Re: Scott Ritter – the man is finished forever as a credible critic of American follies.
    I recall one article on Frontpage Mag (the cave where Horowitz and Gaffney agitate against Muslims in general and Iran in particular) in which the author lambasted Ritter’s, I quote, “anti-war biases”. Speaks for itself.
    I always wonder in cases like Ritter’s, how much of these “stings” is legitimate undercover investigation and where it turns into cops acting as instigators without whom no crime would have been committed.
    Same thing with informants tricking the slowest kid at the Islamic book store into becoming a domestic terrorist, riling him up, and providing him with the tools for the crime he will later be arrested for, after which hen will be threatened with jail, probably be coaxed into a rotten plea deal which will send him to jail for the rest of his life anyway.

  46. Tyler says:

    I honestly wonder how much of Scott Ritter’s crimes were of his doing or if someone saw an opportunity and used some domestic cyberwarfare to get rid of a problem.
    Its starting to look like PRISM was what got Petraeus’ sins out in the open, and there’s a question if this entire Snowden affair isn’t some sort of Byzantine CIA v NSA throwdown through proxies. I don’t think putting some criminal images on one’s computer is out of the realm of possibility.

  47. Alba Etie says:

    And what about the British WMD expert that ‘committed suicide” right after he called bullshit on Bushcheney’s lap dog Tony Blair . Iraq was a cluster f–ck from start to finish .

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