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: DSWright Monday August 4, 2014 6:51 am|
|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.
|By: Peterr Saturday July 19, 2014 8:59 am|
In 2000, the US ambassador to Germany said that the winning strategy of the US relationship with Germany was the manner in which the two nations work together as a team, in concert with each other in an open way of dealing with each other. Today, with continuing revelations of US spying inside the German government, the CIA station chief was sent home in humiliation. John Kerry, though, still says the two nations are “great friends” but it’s sounding more and more like the kind of friendship two folks have after they’ve broken up.
|By: DSWright Thursday July 3, 2014 6:50 am|
After three missing Israeli teens were found dead fury boiled over into race riots throughout Israel targeting Palestinians and may have ultimately led to a revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager and raising concerns of a new intifada. The anemic peace process is dead.
|By: DSWright Monday June 23, 2014 12:52 pm|
That makes sense right? That’s how you show you disapprove of something, by rewarding it. I am very unhappy about your tyrannical behavior, here is a billion dollars in aid I know you and your friends will steal to show you I mean business.
|By: Deena Stryker Sunday June 15, 2014 6:59 am|
The award-winning foreign policy journalist Robin Wright published a portrait of Iranian nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif in the May 20th issue of The New Yorker that is a set piece for high-level yet misleading journalism. Wright has extensive experience covering the Middle East and has written or edited several books on the subject. However she illustrates what many progressive readers have noticed as a recent rightward tilt to both the New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, an example of the latter being Timothy Snyder’s slant on events in Ukraine.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday May 28, 2014 5:00 pm|
Ahead of an exclusive interview with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden to air tonight on NBC, Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on two morning network news programs Kerry jingoistically scolded Snowden for being in Russia and declared that he needed to “man up” and return to the United States, especially if he thinks he is a “patriot.”
“Let him come back and make his case. The fact is that, you know, he should if he cares so much about America and he believes in America he should trust in the American system of justice,” Kerry declared on “The Today Show” on NBC.
|By: CTuttle Wednesday April 30, 2014 8:00 pm|
Moving along to Kerry’s Freudian slip…