On Thursday, SoS Kerry sat down with Bibi and Jordan’s King Playstation to try and rein in the madness of the Al Aqsa hostilities…
|By: CTuttle Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45 pm|
|By: DSWright Thursday October 9, 2014 6:47 am|
The world health system, such as it is, has “failed miserably” in its response to the recent Ebola outbreak according to World Bank President Jim Kim. Kim also said that due to those failures the disease will continue to spread throughout the world.
Ebola has already killed over 3,800 people in West Africa. Ebola cases have now surpassed 8,000 with the World Health Organization believing the numbers are likely larger due to under-reporting in countries such as Liberia. The health systems in West Africa are seemingly inadequate to the task at hand.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 18, 2014 6:40 am|
Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and President Barack Obama’s plans to combat the group. However, before getting into his remarks, he took a moment to address the pink-clad members of the peace group, CODEPINK, because they were in the room holding up pink signs with antiwar messages and greeted him with chants and words of protest as he entered and sat down at the witness table.
“As I came in here, obviously, we had some folks who spoke out, and I would start by saying that I understand dissent. I’ve lived it. That’s how I first testified in front of this country in 1971. I spent two years protesting a policy so I respect the right of CODEPINK to protest and use that right,” Kerry said.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 11, 2014 3:47 pm|
President Barack Obama’s administration has committed to an escalation of war in Iraq and Syria to “degrade” and “destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Yet, farcically, administration officials maintain the United States is not at war with ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN that the strategy for going after ISIS involves “many different things that one doesn’t think of normally in context of war.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 11, 2014 2:30 pm|
The next few weeks are going to be filled with Democrats and Administration officials twisting themselves into logical knots to pretend getting involved in the war in Syria doesn’t mean we are at war. Taking the lead at the moment is Secretary of State John Kerry.
|By: David Swanson Thursday August 28, 2014 2:33 pm|
Barry! Barr -er Mr. President, I got Congress out in the parking lot looking at the new SUVs. I’m pushing the missile strikes on the Syrian government hard, but just a few little ones, and then ka-blam we get em with the whole package deal, 800 vehicles plus fuel and maintenance, a little shock, a little awe, a little razzmatazz, and we reel em right in.
|By: DSWright Monday August 4, 2014 6:51 am|
Better late than never? After weeks of defending Israel’s strikes on Palestinian civilians in Gaza as necessary and appropriate, the US State Department finally issued a statement condemning one of Israel’s attacks. The State Department labeled Israel’s shelling of yet another UN school as “disgraceful” and called on Israel to “meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties.”
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday July 22, 2014 4:43 pm|
“I’m still not sure exactly what happened,” said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, “but I’m told I agreed to sanctions on myself.”
In an exclusive, Kerry explained his mistake.
“So there we were in the Middle East. I travel almost constantly, and at my age, even with a large staff, it can get hard to keep track. I mean, have you ever been to the MidEast? Every place looks like every other place.
|By: DSWright Monday July 21, 2014 7:50 am|
Secretary of State John Kerry, who was on every network political show over the weekend justifying Israel’s actions in Gaza, was caught on a hot mic giving a very different assessment. Kerry said “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” while talking to an aid on the phone, mocking the accuracy of Israel’s weapons strikes which Israel claims are limited and precise.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 21, 2014 6:50 am|
While thousands of people turned out to protest against Israel’s ongoing military operations in Gaza, Palestinians experienced their bloodiest day yesterday.