Kerry Compares Muslim Terrorists to Marathon Massacre Victims

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Moral equivalence. It’s not just for professors of post-moral theory anymore. Anyone can play the game, including liberal senators and secretaries of state.

See if you can spot the difference between the Turkish Jihad boat Mavi Marmara and the Boston Marathon… and keep in mind that John Kerry can’t.

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Speaking at Istanbul, Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a jarring comparison between the victims of the Boston Marathon terror bombs and terror activists from the IHH group who were killed when they attacked IDF forces aboard the Mavi Marmara in 2010.  Kerry told his hosts in Turkey that he understands the pain of the families whose loved ones were killed aboard the Marmara – and added that he can understand their pain well, having just dealt with the families whose loved ones were slain in Boston.

I would point out the horror of this man almost ending up in the White House, but he would probably be an improvement over the one who did.  But at least we can look forward to the speech that John Kerry will give at the next Taliban summit.

Meanwhile the United States has a man at the helm of its foreign policy whose ability to tell good from evil is completely absent.

  • Jakareh

    Next to the entry for "worthless" in the dictionary, there ought to be a picture of John Kerry to illustrate the concept.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Next to the entry for "worthless" in the dictionary, there ought to be a picture of John Kerry to illustrate the concept."

      The problem is right now he is very valuable to the global jihad. His brain is useless but as a tool he has great value to those that will commit evil, especially against liberal democracies. Especially ours.

  • David E. Firester

    John Kerry is the epitome of the left in this country. His kindred communities are leftists and Islamists abroad. Hence, he makes ridiculous comments that exhibit his "useful idiot" status. Now we can see what a moron looks like in action, so that we may necessarily come to strip him of his big, broad smile that so fools the foolish. True colors are beginning to show early in his tenure. May they continue to do so!

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "John Kerry is the epitome of the left in this country."

      He is an absolute caricature of the left. Yet he holds one of the highest offices. What does that tell us?

      "His kindred communities are leftists and Islamists abroad. Hence, he makes ridiculous comments that exhibit his "useful idiot" status."

      Truer words are rarely spoken.

      "Now we can see what a moron looks like in action, so that we may necessarily come to strip him of his big, broad smile that so fools the foolish."

      The only thing that mitigates the shock of his antics is the fact that we knew more or less what to expect. He hasn't disappointed our worst fears.

  • Arlie

    There is a video I found of what is going on in Muslim sections of Paris on Fridays. They have completely taken over the streets: http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer….

    if the link does not work it is at http://www.orlytaitzesq.com

    Barukh atah Adoni eloheinu melekh ha-olam, ozier yisrael bigvura.

  • rmh222

    Poor John. If you think in French and speak in English things happen.

    • Larry

      You mean he actually thinks?

      Evidence so far, and ranging back at least 40 years, is that he doesn't, no matter what language.

  • Veronique

    How dare this rotten mongrel make such a comparison. By doing so he is condoning terrorist activity and the death and mutilation of innocent people. Bless you Martin and let no person dim your beautiful light. may your angels watch over you. May this tragic event be fully and completely exposed and justice served.

    • EarlyBird

      He made no such comparison, Veronique. Read the actual statement rather than Greenfield's slanderous spin.

      • Mary Sue

        I presume you only think you know how to read.

      • defcon 4

        Please provide us w/the quote of what Kerry really said Ahmed.

        • EarlyBird

          Here you go, you lobotomized maggot:

          Kerry told his hosts in Turkey that he understands the pain of the families whose loved ones were killed aboard the Marmara – and added that he can understand their pain well, having just dealt with the families whose loved ones were slain in Boston.

          • Zionista

            there you go you Jew hating eunuch!

          • defcon 4

            That doesn't sound much like a direct quote Ahmed, that sounds more like what your islamic delusions wish he were saying, but to tell the truth, for you, there might not be much difference.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Here you go, you lobotomized maggot"

            You amaze me. You do not ever reside on the high moral ground. Don't ever try your fake Christian pose around here again. We know better.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Please provide us w/the quote of what Kerry really said Ahmed."

          His point is that Kerry the politician was not explicit in saying "X is morally equal to Y." That's the game the bird likes to play. Or his mind only operates at that level.

          • defcon 4

            Erlyturds mendacity is only exceeded by his arrogance.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Erlyturds mendacity is only exceeded by his arrogance."

            It might be more than one troll using the same account. Or someone that drinks, uses drugs or has emotional problems that he or she tries to repress by abusing other people for no good reason.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "He made no such comparison, Veronique. Read the actual statement rather than Greenfield's slanderous spin."

        It was clearly implied. You figuring out the implications of word strings will help you a lot in understanding the world out there if you're interesting in doing more than looking for worms.

  • MeSoHornish

    It's wonderful to learn that Kerry understands these tragedies completely, but it would be nice if he had a sensitivity to the distinction between good and evil, and what is in America's interests and what is not.

    • EarlyBird

      Notice Kerry brought up the fact of Americans who suffered at the hands of Muslim terrorists during a discussion where the Turks were sympathizing with Muslim "terror activists." Kerry was gently reminding them, "you're not the only victims here."

      • Mary Sue

        Except the people on the Mavi Marmara WERE terrorists.

        • EarlyBird

          Okay? Your point?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Okay? Your point?"

            Over your head again. We'll just have to assume your condition has no cure.

      • defcon 4

        Erlyturd, spin doctor extraordinaire.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Notice Kerry brought up the fact of Americans who suffered at the hands of Muslim terrorists during a discussion where the Turks were sympathizing with Muslim "terror activists." Kerry was gently reminding them, "you're not the only victims here.""

        Yes. We want our Secretary of State to act like a lower level diplomat from a subordinate state using clever and subtle mind games to let people know our standing in the world. We're the dhimmis.

  • EarlyBird

    No. More distortion to gain resentment points against "the left."

    Kerry was NOT comparing those aboard the Mavi Marmara to the Boston bombing victims. He was comparing the pain of the FAMILIES who lost loved ones on the Mavi Marmara to the pain of the FAMILIES who lost loved ones in Boston.

    And you will notice that he brought up the fact of Americans who suffered at the hands of Muslim terrorists during a discussion where the Turks were sympathizing with Muslim "terror activists." Kerry was gently reminding them, "you're not the only victims here."

    • Mary Sue

      I will bet you the families of the Mavi Marmara would REJOICE at the thought of the deaths and suffering of the families of the Boston Massathon.

      • EarlyBird

        If you say so. But they would not rejoice at the deaths of their loved ones on the Mavi Marmara (and no, even the cretins on the MM were not on a sucide mission).

        Pay attention, Bubbles. Kerry was speaking up for the American victims of Muslim terrorists, not equating them with the terrorists.

    • Ar'nun

      You're an idiot. His ignorant words are readily available to anyone who wants to hear them, and clearly he made a stupid and dangerous comment by comparing 8 year old Martin Richard to a guy who would attack a soldier with a knife and attempt to throw him over board into the sea. The fact that John Kerry needs some internet troll to attempt to justify his ignorant words says it all. If was as plain as day as you claim, his stupidity would require no further defense or explanation from you.

      He said something stupid, just accept it, deal with it and move along you partisan drone.

      • EarlyBird

        I don't have the time or patience to provide remedial reading lessons to you. Read the very text Greenfield includes in his piece of propaganda and let me know where he equated the victims of Boston bombing the "terrorists" aboard the MM.

        • Drakken

          Kerry gave moral equivilance to the mulim terrorist familesof the MM to our families of the muslim terrorist attacks here. Get it now Sparky?

          • EarlyBird

            Ah…at least your in the ballpark. I'm very proud of you.

            Maybe then, you're able to go the next step and recognize that Kerry was actually speaking up about American victims of Islamist terror, to the Turks.

            And, pray tell, what is not equal about the grief of families in Turkey who lost loved ones on the MM, and the grief of American families who lost loved ones in Boston? Don't feed me your standard horse s**t about Muslims all being set on "kill," or are would-be suicide bombers.

            And drop your asinine macho "Crusader" "working security in the Middle East" BS.

          • Mike

            Bird brain,
            The only reason Kerry was saying what he was saying was because he was in Turkey sucking up to the Turks. Do you really think that he has a mind of his own? I bet you are just like Kerry.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "Maybe then, you're able to go the next step and recognize that Kerry was actually speaking up about American victims of Islamist terror, to the Turks. "

            Your mother was a victim too. So how does mentioning that help anything? Context is everything retread.

    • defcon 4

      The muslimes on board the Marmara died because they attacked the IDF who boarded the boat, they were killed in self defense AHmed. Their families aren't owed anyone's sympathies either.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      EarlyBird: "No."

      Everyone else: Whatever.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Kerry was NOT comparing those aboard the Mavi Marmara to the Boston bombing victims. He was comparing the pain of the FAMILIES who lost loved ones on the Mavi Marmara to the pain of the FAMILIES who lost loved ones in Boston. "

      Do you understand how moral equivalence rhetoric works? Obviously not. It's right out of "conflict resolution" training (indoctrination). Remove all distinctions and show how we're all more or less the same. It's typical of diplomats to use this kind of rhetoric but it has a time and place and if you have the interests of your own state at heart, you use this technique on non-salient points to build empathy and then you use clear language to draw distinctions and make your real point.

      The salient point is that the people on the stupid boat were terrorists who planned the whole activity to attack a state they claim as a enemy due to religious obligations where the runners were simply trying to have innocent joy and health in and around their own homes.

      Therefore his words were and are treasonous with little plausible deniability.

      That seriously might be too complicated for you to understand and for that I am sorry if you feel picked on. You're wrong. And you're arrogant when you should be humble.

  • ApolloSpeaks

    JOHN KERRY COMPARES ISRAELI COMMANDOS TO THE BOSTON MARATHON KILLERS

    So the IDF commandos who killed nine violent Jew hating flotilla jihadists hellbent on breaking a naval blockade to help genocidal Hamas terrorists are no better than the two Boston Marathon jihadists who killed and maimed scores of innocent Americans? Actually, coming from the man who compared our brave troops in Vietnam, and their noble mission of fighting Communism, to savage, bloodthirsty, Mongol hordes we shouldn't be shocked or surprised.

    • EarlyBird

      Wow, you're more confused than Greenfield. Even Greenfield isn't claiming that Kerry was equating the IDF commandos to the MM "terror activists." He was slandering Kerry by stating that he was equating the Boston victims with the MM "terror activists."

      In fact, during a discussion in Turkey where the Turks were expressing sympathy for the MM terror activists, Kerry was reminding them that Americans have suffered at the hands of Islamist terrorists.

      • defcon 4

        A delineation w/o a difference.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Kerry was reminding them that Americans have suffered at the hands of Islamist terrorists."

        Which they love. Both scenarios resulted in political victories from the perspective of the jihadis. Kerry reinforced that while fooling retread dupes like you.

  • tagalog

    Just goes to show you that going to the best schools will not guarantee a functional intelligence. Even if you marry into a boatload of money on top of it.

  • defcon 4

    Would Kerry mind greatly if I were to pound on him w/a 4' iron pipe? Because I believe this is one of the weapons the muslimes on the Marmara were using on the IDF soldiers.

    • zalukas

      I'm sure Theresa can use a 4' iron pipe when "War Hero" asks for money again.

  • g_jochnowitz

    The Left licks Islamic ass.

    • EarlyBird

      "The Left licks Islamic ass."

      Have you considered becoming a Republican speech writer? You have quite a way with words.

      • Zionista

        his comment hit a little too close to home for an a$$licker like you

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Have you considered becoming a Republican speech writer? You have quite a way with words."

        At least wipe the brown off your face before launching in to pathetic denials of the obvious facts.

      • defcon 4

        I've noticed the more words you use and the more syllables they contain, the bigger the lie you're attempting to obfuscate.

  • g_jochnowitz

    I can't be a Republican, since I don't agree with Bernardine Dohrn on guns. She said, "Guns and grass are united in the youth underground." http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2056028/

  • InfidHere

    Isn't amazing that our main stream media STILL refuses to state the obvious that these two Boston MUSLIMS were “motivated by their religion”. Why is it that, to our detriment, that we pretend this cult ideology isn’t going on?

    We know what motivated the Black Panthers! We know what motivates the neo-Nazis! We know what motivates the white supremacist groups! Why is it that, to out own detriment, we pretend this is not going on? We had a 9/11. We’ve had slaughters before it, we’ve had slaughters since! Why do we pretend? I mean, who’s intimidating us?

    This PC self deception has to stop!!