Kerry to Senators on Iran: “Stop Listening to the Israelis”

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.


John Kerry and Prince Saud al-Faisal

Despite Obama Inc’s embarrassing attempt at selling out to Iran, an attempt that was averted only when France staged an intervention, while Iran laughed itself silly, it not only relaxed sanctions on Iran, but is furiously pressing the Senate against sanctions, despite Iran’s rush to the bomb.

Kerry, fresh from threatening Israel with a Third Intifada and groveling to the Iranians so badly that the French had to step in, took point.

Describing Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, Kerry, a Senate aid told BuzzFeed that “every time anybody would say anything about ‘what would the Israelis say,’ they’d get cut off and Kerry would say, ‘You have to ignore what they’re telling you, stop listening to the Israelis on this.’”

Kerry’s closed-door briefing was “fairly anti-Israeli,” U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) told reporters.

“I was supposed to disbelieve everything the Israelis had just told me, and I think the Israelis probably have a pretty good intelligence service,” Kirk said.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) described Kerry’s testimony as “an emotional appeal.” “I have to tell you, I was very disappointed in the presentation,” Corker said.

Speaking to reporters before the briefing, Kerry said, “We now are negotiating [with Iran]. And the risk is that if Congress were to unilaterally move to raise sanctions, it could break faith in those negotiations, and actually stop them and break them apart.”

Now remember that Obama spent years claiming that sanctions were the only way to get Iran to negotiate. Iran has trashed the negotiations yet again.

But now suddenly sanctions will destroy the negotiations. Meanwhile Iranian calls for Death to America and simulated missile strikes don’t interfere with the negotiations in any way.

  • jakespoon

    Kerry is dangerously stupid. The Isrealis know better than anyone how close to getting the bomb Iran is.More “flexibility” from this administration. Kerry and Obama are looking to sell out for “peace”.

    • Silver Garcia

      As dangerous and as foolishly treacherous without even knowing it ( I will give them the benefit of the doubt) are the supremely intelligent liberal/progressive/repressive ie useful idiots of Massachusetts and the North East in general who continuously re-elect these busy body psychopathic failures such as John Kerry.

      • defcon 4

        Considering the lack of voter ID laws, who can really say anymore if anyone in the US government was legitimately elected?

  • ReasonOverStupidity

    Perhaps Israel should stop listening to Kerry!

    • muchiboy

      Yes,cut the apron strings.Go it alone.I dare you!

  • Ampersand

    Kerry stabbed his fellow soldiers in the back and undermined his government’s attempt to implement a peace plan in Vietnam that would preserve South Viet lives and American honor. Now he is upset when others don’t support him with no questions asked.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Yeah…the only thing that prevented Lurch from coming back from negotiations with the ruling Mullahs of Iran with a “peace in our times” agreement that isn’t worth the paper it was signed on Ala Neville Chamberlain was the cheese eating surrender monkey French. Wow, imagine that.

    Talk about being oblivious to the scourge of Islam. Kerry should be in a mental ward somewhere. The last thing that gullible useful idiot should be is the Secretary of State. Indeed, all the players currently in charge of our government are obvious mental deficients.

    • defcon 4

      I think they know exactly what they’re doing — it’s just that their actions are dictated by a very different, corrupt moral outlook than yours.

      • herb benty

        Oh, what their doing is on purpose all right. They think, as do Islamists, that if they destroy Israel, they’ll get Christianity too. They obviously have no idea WHO they’re up against.

  • CowboyUp

    Kirk should have said, “No John, when it comes to listening to/trusting the Israelis or listening to/trusting you, it’s you that’s SOL.”

  • Ted

    Charles Butler, who is subbing (?) for Rusty Humphries, has said Kerry was a good guy one on one, but disagrees with his policy positions.

    I just wonder how a guy, who is so wrong on policy on so many issues and carries the water for the Obama administration and the Democrat leadership, can be a good guy?

    • tickletik

      You are assuming that evil people act like they do in the movies. In real life, how far do you think someone would get if he treated his underlings and associates like crap, and acted like a demented angry lunatic?

      I read a book which stated that after the nuremberg trials 20 of the top Nazis were psychoanalyzed. You know what they found? These guys were the most pleasant, well adjusted people you could find. One of the shrinks killed himself 10 years later because he couldn’t come to terms with it.

      The Devil is a great guy if you meet him in person Ted.

      • Ted

        Excellent reply.

        It is a keeper. What was the book’s name?

  • 7113

    Kerry fit’s in with Obama’s collection of loosers, Suprised he hasen’t given Hanoi Jane a top job at the State Dept.

  • herb benty

    The anti-Judeo-Christian Faith, in the Democratic Party is very disappointing. The Democrats are buying time for Iran to nuke Israel. Iran has said they will wipe Israel from the map and that America is next. THIS is what Obama/Jarrett bend over backwards for. God help Israel and America.

    • Lanna

      Exactly right….everything this administration does enables Islam and Islamic Regimes!

      • herb benty

        Talk about a self destructive switch in American policy!

        • Lanna

          Call them the lawless ones, their coming and regime has been fortold….they are exposed!

  • LanceThruster

    What would the Israeli’s say?

    Don’t be late with our check.

    • defcon 4

      What about Pakistain? You don’t have any problems with US tax dollars going to support the islam0nazis who run Pakistain do you?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    The funny thing is that one of the very few things the Saudis and AIPAC (and many others) agree on is dealing with Iran and keeping them from getting nuclear weapons. Few senators have any reason to listen to Kerry. Few patriots have any reason to listen to Kerry. Kerry is a true lunatic.

  • http://www.teaparty.org/about-us/ Nixys

    I am embarrassed by these clowns in Washington. If any Israelis are reading this, I would just like to say that plenty of ordinary Americans still support you and we are working on voting out these idiots.

  • muchiboy

    Israel has the only nuclear arsenal in the region.What does such a country want or need with a hundred or more nukes?Let me guess.

    • defcon 4

      How do you know Yeeeeeeccccccccchhhhhhhmed?

      • muchiboy

        A little bird told me,defcon4.
        So you mean there’s a defcon 1,2 and 3 out there?

  • irwinpenny18

    Ask any Viet Nam veteran. John Kerry was the Benedict Arnold of that era. Now he is bringing his traitor qualities to his dealings with Israel. What a pathetic creature. And when he goes home, he has that crackpot left wing European wife to deal with.

    What a disastrous life!!!

  • Phil

    Kerry is a traitor. I apologize to my country for my State. He is a Pompous Azz!
    I pray this national Disaster of an administration succeeds in making the Democratic party go the way of the Whigs. If so we must hint the rest done and throw them out of every rat hole they have managed to claim. First thing is clean them out of our schools and universities.
    First rule. Stop the bleeding/stop the indoctrination.
    Treat the wound. Root them out of our media.
    Next……Finish the purge.

  • CopperDollar

    Israel to Kerry……..you gonna sleep wit the fishes.

  • Arizona

    KERRY is a commie and TRAITOR,hes always done EVIL,and THE LORD said,THOSE who curse ISRAEL,…I WILL CURSE THEM,thats america,THIS country is now facing TOTAL destruction,because of the demoncrates,I sure hope everyone remembers that…..AND don’t kid yourself,those russians and chinese troops are here to help the police gangs destroy america….RED DAWN,is at americas doorstep……….be ready,food,water,and medical supplies,and ALL THE AMMO you can get,cause unless you want to die in a FEMA DEATH CAMP,you better be ready…………………….

  • Lanna

    From here on out, you will get to see the real intentions of the Obama administration, they never have been a friend or supporter of Israel! Watch what they do, NOT what they say!

  • Lanna

    From here on out, you will get to see the real intentions of the Obama administration, they never have been a friend or supporter of Israel! Watch what they do, NOT what they say!

  • Lanna

    Exactly right….everything this administration does enables Islam and Islamic Regimes!

  • herb benty

    Talk about a self destructive switch in American policy!

  • Lanna

    Call them the lawless ones, their coming and regime has been fortold….they are exposed!

  • herb benty

    I think we’re in the “falling away” period that was prophecied. Love the Truth, keep your chin up.