Wednesday, November 18, 2015
John Kerry has said so many imbecilic, misguided, delusional and plain offensive things during his tenure as U.S Secretary of State that it seams almost mean-spirited to continue pointing them out.
But since, as the U.S. government's top diplomat, Kerry's statements ostensibly represent the positions of the Obama administration (and by extension the United States of America), one can't really sit by and give his loony pronouncements a pass.
Speaking yesterday to staff at the U.S. Embassy in Paris about last week's terror attacks around that city, Kerry offered the following doozy:
“There’s something different about what happened [in last week's attack] from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that...There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘Okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.... This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for. That’s not an exaggeration.”
I guess one should at least be thankful that Kerry is distancing himself from Obama's previous statement that the HyperCasher attack was a ‘random shooting’ of ‘some folks’ at a deli.
Okay, so if I understand him correctly (always a cognitive hail-Mary, at best), he's trying to say that the previous Paris terror attacks (the ones that targeted the Charlie Hebdo magazine and the HyperCasher Market), were understandable because the magazine's editorial staff and the kosher supermarket's predominantly Jewish clientele had angered the terrorists. Whereas this past week's ISIS attack was just out of the blue!
With French military forces actively participating in attacks on ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria, he has no idea whatsoever why ISIS might want to target the French capitol? This was just another random, inexplicable terror attack?
And he has no clue that looking for (and actually stating) your theory as to the motive behind terror attacks is a form of justification?!!!
Does this man alternate which foot he puts in his mouth on any given day... y'know, to allow the leather to dry out a bit?
When will Kerry and his boss realize that terror is terror. It can never be justified or rationalized!!! Because to give voice to the terrorist's perceived or stated justifications is to accept, if not condone them!
The failure to understand this simple concept is what has kept the US from seeing the idiocy of their expectations of Israel in the face of unrelenting terrorism.
The U.S. and France would never consider opening negotiations with ISIS. That would legitimize terror as a tool of diplomacy.
Yet each time Israel is attacked, instead unequivocally condemning Palestinian terror, the U.S. uses the occasion to call for Israel to re-open negotiations with the people financing and controlling the terrorists.
I'm guessing that, somewhere, Dan Quayle is doing a touchdown dance and thanking every deity he can think of (and spell), for offering up an imbecile who is even more clueless and intellectually adrift than he was.
Posted by David Bogner on November 18, 2015 | Permalink
Didn't he get shot in the head in 'Nam? If not, he has no excuse.
Posted by: Quietusleo | Nov 18, 2015 11:35:11 AM
Kerry didn't mention the HyperCasher Market attack, only the Charlie Hebdo attack. Apparently, he believes, like his boss, that the HyperCasher Market attack was just a random shooting, or maybe, since it was Jews who were attacked, it's not worth mentioning. He is a total idiot, and as such is a perfect representative for his boss.
Posted by: Bruce | Nov 18, 2015 2:27:05 PM
Don't insult Quayle. The media did a job on him.
Posted by: RAM | Nov 18, 2015 3:08:15 PM
He just keeps opening his mouth and leaving no doubt.
Posted by: psachya | Nov 18, 2015 3:42:45 PM
I think, subconsciously, after the earlier attacks that the liberal elitists (like Kerry) thought it was about "Jews and a few cartoonists". After this attack, they thought "Holy Crap! I'm NOT safe..."
Posted by: ProphetJoe | Nov 18, 2015 7:19:01 PM