It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel.
This week’s nominees were all slime-worthy,but in the end the overwhelming winner was…
U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry!!
He said the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict was fueling recruitment for the Islamic State jihadist group.
“There wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation,” Kerry said.
Why should ISIS head-cutters invest in their propaganda, when the leader of the free world, via his proxy, provides them with ready-to-use soundbites?
Another low in the White House Middle East “peace effort”…
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday night rejected any link between Islam and extremism practiced by the likes of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), pointing instead to factors such as poverty among youthful Mideast populations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and climate change.
Addressing a reception at the State Department in honor of the recent Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Kerry told an audience of Muslim community representatives, diplomats and others that the world was facing “a very complex time, and there are many currents that are loose out there that have brought us to this moment.”;
“The extremism that we see, the radical exploitation of religion which is translated into violence, has no basis in any of the real religions,” he said. “There’s nothing Islamic about what ISIL/Daesh stands for, or is doing to people.”
So, religion has nothing to do with religion in Islam. Except it does… it has everything to do with the Qu’ran and Allah’s most devoted worshipers. Instead Kerry blames Israel yet again, the lack of socialist collectivism in the world and non-existent climate change. Forked tongue much?
JoshuaPundit: John Kerry, for his revival of a kinky variation of Meershimer and Walt’s ‘The Israel Lobby’ fantasy and saying that Islamic State’s success in recruiting is due to Israel’s failure to commit national suicide and bow to all Hamas/Fatah’s demands:
As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL coalition, the truth is we – there wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation that they felt – and I see a lot of heads nodding – they had to respond to. And people need to understand the connection of that. And it has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of dignity, and Eid celebrates the opposite of all of that.
Said of course, at a reception honoring the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Adha, to a predominantly Muslim audience, most of whom would undoubtedly giggle and high five one another if every Jew in Israel were to die tomorrow.
For that matter, if Kerry is telling the truth, the majority of the leaders Kerry claims he talked to don’t even recognize Israel’s existence as a state! Even CNN doesn’t do polls that biased. And does he really think that Islamic State, Hamas and Hezbollah would disarm, disappear and give up their quest for the Caliphate if Israel suddenly disappeared from the equation?
Also, for his unique performance appeasing the Iranians and knuckling under to their continued demands and transparent stalling to keep the ball rolling on their illegal nuclear weapons program.
Yes,our Secretary of State is quite the weasel, isn’t he?
I still remember Weekend Monkey’s interview with him a few years back. He really got to the essence of the man… very revealing.
Accepting the award for the Secretary was deputy State department spokesmouth Marie Harf. I asked her whether the Secretary was pleased with his victory tonight and she said she couldn’t comment on that but would release a statement later… she wasn’t exactly sure when.
Well, there it is!
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