John Kerry’s Pro-Terror Swiftboating

john_kerryLeave it to Secretary of State John Kerry to exploit his state visit to Turkey for some pro-terror swiftboating.

As reported on the conservative Israel National News web site:

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.

As with so much of what comes out of Kerry’s mouth, his groveling metaphor before the Turks raises questions about just what he thinks and was trying to say.  Is he saying that the Chechen bombers of the Boston marathon were as morally high-minded and ethically justified in using force as were the Israeli troops who boarded the Turkish terrorist ship in the Hamas Flotilla trying to break the blockade of Gaza’s Hamastan?

For those who do not recall the incident, Turkey sent a ship loaded with Islamofascist terrorists from the so-called IHH movement to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of the Hamas enclave in Gaza.  The Turkish terrorists were joined by Western Hamas-philes and even a handful of Israeli radical leftists and Arabs.  Israel maintains a naval blockade of Gaza because the Hamas rulers of Gaza have converted it into a launching base to fire thousands of rockets into Israeli civilian zones.  Israel is not interested in the terrorists smuggling in more war materiel than they already do and is unwilling to sanction import business-as-usual while the Gaza barbarians engage in war.  When Israel sent unarmed troops to board that ship, the “passengers” attempted to murder them.  Eventually the Israeli military victims were joined by armed comrades, who dispatched some of the attackers to meet their 72 virgins.  These terrorists shot by Israelis are the people whose “pain” Kerry insisted that he understands and feels.  Kerry does not feel the pain of any Israeli maimed by the Turkish jihadis who assaulted them on the ship.

The Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just decided on a path of national self-abasement and, in the name of “Realpolitik,” issued a toady “apology” to the Turks, at Obama’s insistence.  Israel even offered to make reparation payments to the families of the Turkish terrorists who got themselves killed while attempting to murder Israeli troops on the Hamas Flotilla ship.   As with all such displays of Israeli cowardice and attempts at appeasement, this got Israel nothing.  The Turks have simply exploited the Israeli “goodwill gesture” as cover for further demonization and aggression.

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of economy and trade, commented:

Since the apology was made public, it appears Erdoğan is doing everything he can to make Israel regret it, while conducting a personal and vitriolic campaign at the expense of Israel-Turkey relations. Let there be no doubt — no nation is doing Israel a favor by renewing ties with it. It should also be clear to Erdoğan that if Israel encounters in the future any terrorism directed against us, our response will be no less severe.

Of course, I suppose there are other ways to interpret Kerry’s bon mot expounded in Turkey.  Was he trying to compare the pressure cooker bombs left on the street in Boston by the Chechen terrorists to the silly paint guns that Israeli troops held as their only weapons when they boarded the Hamas Flotilla ship to order it to halt?   Was he trying to accuse the people running in and cheering on the Boston Marathon as being genocidal fascist terrorists like the IHH members and Hamas?  Maybe Kerry was trying to say that, since Israel was entirely justified in using force against the IHH barbarians, the runners in the Boston Marathon must also be barbarians against whom the use of force is appropriate?

Kerry seems to have a surprisingly selective sense of pain and sympathy for victims of violence.   While he was clowning for the Turks, he never once expressed any pain for the refugees from Famagusta whose property in Cyprus was simply stolen by Turkey and from which they are barred from entering even today.  How come Kerry did not demand that Turkey allow a flotilla to enter the port of Famagusta manned by those who support the Cypriot refugees driven from their homes there?  How come Kerry can’t seem to feel their pain?

And speaking of feeling the pain of others, how come Kerry did not utilize his visit of state to Turkey to add a few words about the pain of the families of the Armenians and Greeks massacred by the Turks during World War I, or the much more recent aggressions and oppressive policies by Turkey against the Kurds?

Kerry is a master of the understatement.  When Turkish leaders proclaimed that Zionism is a crime against humanity, Kerry responded that such talk is “objectionable.”  That is about as inspiring and morally clear as denouncing the Chechens who left the bombs lying about in Boston as being responsible for harming the environment.

Curiously, Kerry honored a Turkish citizen, Mustafa Akarsu, who was killed by an Islamist terrorist while on guard duty at the US Embassy in Turkey.  Honoring Akarsu was of course entirely proper.  But for reasons that are not clear,  Kerry did not expand on his moral metaphors and compare the suicide bomber who murdered Akarsu to the victims of al-Qaeda killed in the 9-11 attacks on the US or to the soldiers in Valley Forge.   Kerry also honored two other Turkish guards who were injured in that same attack, while failing to demand that the families of these guards apologize to the terrorists and offer to pay them reparations.

And since Kerry is so fond of demanding that “Palestinians” be granted “self-determination,” how come he never takes the opportunity for explaining why “Palestinians” deserve to get a 23rd Arab state, in addition to the 22 Arabs states already in existence, while Chechens have no right to “self-determination”?   While in Israel recently, Kerry said that circumstances only allow for a further two-year opportunity to create a “Palestinian” state as a “solution,” and after that it will no longer be a possibility.   Israelis breathed a sigh of relief.  The deduction from his words was: Hoorah, if we just hang tough for another two years, the whole idiotic idea of pursuing peace by granting “Palestinians” their own state will be removed from the table!

A few years back Kerry addressed the national conference of the Anti-Defamation League.  He joked there about how he had acquired his “perspective” on the Middle East.  He had once looped-the-loop inside an Israeli air force trainer. “I want you to know,” Kerry told the ADL, “that to see it all upside down was the perfect way to see the Middle East and Israel.”

Even better than from a swift boat.  We think Kerry’s comment needs no further elaboration.

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  • truebearing

    When it comes to aiding and abetting America's enemies, which happen to also be Israel's enemies, few can compete with John Kerry. The treacherous weasel is perfect for the Soros-Obama agenda for a global government — and necessarily the demise of Israel and America.

    • michael durham

      i really would not mind at all if I happened to catch a video on the web, showing this Bolshevik traitor Lurch being taken out by a .50 cal barrett round. right in that long, droopy, traitor noggin of his…a nice, pink sh*t shower.

      • truebearing

        Kerry is traitor, and apparently always has been. Should this nation be fortunate enough to see his demise, the best I could muster is "good riddance."

    • Omar

      Don't forget. The Soros agenda for a global government also means an end to Britain and other democratic states as well. I don't know why Kerry would sympathize with the Islamist lunatics who were trying to aid the Islamist Nazi militant terrorist group Hamas? Hamas is the opposite of any reasonable society.

      • truebearing

        Kerry is pathologically arrogant…a political sociopath. He wants power and the benefits of power. He could care less what happens to average people. In that, he is just like Obama.

        Nazism doesn't bother Soros, Obama, or Kerry. they are all power-mad statists. Soros worked for the Nzais in WWII, even though he's Jewish. Obama pushes an agenda that is demonstrably bad for blacks.Kerry indicted his fellow soldiers with bizarre lies in testimony during the Vietnam War. They are all pathologically ruthless, and every bit as depraved as any Nazi.

  • Alvaro

    John Kerry's comment is outrageous and disgraceful: Comparing innocent bystanders and victims of terror with terrorist supporters attacking soldiers is a very poor metaphor, to say the least.

  • AdinaK

    Steven, you said it best via the following, as such, there is no need to rework the wheel –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel

  • Raymond

    Judge says that it's ok for muslims to
    rape little girls.

  • Raymond

    Muslim doctor says having sex with a
    9 year old does not harm her in any way.
    The prophet Muhammad was a well known
    child molester.

  • Raymond

    Muslim males (not worthy to be called men) are indeed involved in

  • Raymond

    Obama backed Syrian ‘rebels’ behead Christian, feed his body parts to dogs

    • Roger

      And he gave Libya to al qaida so they'd have a safe haven and oil revenue to fund terror.

      good old barry, it's more than just Egypt and crawling away from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Paul Marks

    It should be formally pointed out (always) that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were indeed telling the truth about John Kerry – he was, during the Vietnam war, both a liar and a traitor. Lying about American soldiers and giving all the aid-and-comfort to the Communist enemy that he could. John Kerry went on to be the most leftist member of the United States Senate before Barack Obama – who (of course) was introduced to the world by the Kerry Convention of 2004.

    • tompro97

      Kerry is an unindicted war criminal so far as I am concerned – he should have been tried for treason for his lying testimony to Congress in the early 70's. Instead, he has been rewarded with the Secretary of State's job – what a country we have!!! He and Hagel are two of a kind.

      • Paul Marks

        It was not only the words before Congress – as you may well know, Mr Kerry actually went to enemy organised conferences and gave them all the information he could. Jane Fonda was (and is) a Hollywood airhead (she had no information to give). Kerry is a quite a different case – a serving member of the United States Navy who gave aid-and-comfort to the enemy in time of war.

        • Larry

          Exactly. Kerry was still a member of the USNR, and as such still held a commission in the US Armed Forces.

          They should have recalled his lying traitorous arse to active duty and court martialed him before putting him up against a wall and shooting him. I can guarantee you that the Marines and Sailors would have been drawing lots and offering bribes to get on that firing squad.

    • mlcblog

      Kerry convention? what is that about?

      I do remember Kerry as a huge liar when I was a radical nut case back in the 1960's. Even as set on changing things (I have obviously since reconsidered), I was aghast at Kerry and others' lies about our country and its people. He must have taken a page from I.F. Stone and others of that ilk. Those 1930's commies were blatant in their lying. One told me in the 1960's that it's OK to make things up because "it could be true." This sad and malevolent reasoning continues to this day.

      • Paul Marks

        The Kerry Convention – 2004. Comrade Barack Obama was the keynote speaker (that was when he was introduced to the world) he went on to win the U.S. Senate election (due to the tricks of David A.) and become the most leftist member of the U.S. Senate, John Kerry had previously been the most leftist member (with a worse voting record than Teddy Kennedy).

  • Chanameel

    Kerry is a Hillary wannabe.

    Our State Department is known for swapping sexes.

    • mlcblog

      Really? little known but relevant. Now it makes more sense.

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    Cowards worldwide are one and the same. Kerry on Mr Kerry.From Turkey with love eh.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    What John Kerry has to say and what he does is just how this weasel will slither his way
    through the channels of telling mostly what people will hope to hear while having no intent
    other than to join with Islamists. It may be that Washington wants no Islamists unless they
    are under the sway of the Muslim Brotherhood, those who do not bend to the MB will
    have to go and will be identified as the bad guys and have a drone dropped on them
    while supporting the factions they love. The end game is to subvert Israel and America,
    the Obama crew is a wrecking crew that must be opposed and watched continuously.

  • Lan Astaslem

    john lurch gigolo kerry – another in a long line of dhimmis who try to out-muslime the muzzies in being an apologist. he's an embarrassment.

  • Steeloak

    I am thankful everyday that the American people had the good sense in 2004 to not make Lurch our president.

    Where that good sense went in 2008 & 2012 I have no idea.

    • Looking4Sanity

      With regard to 08 and 12, all I can say is:

      John 11:35

  • esperanto

    There is also this:

    "Daveed Gartenstein,Jewish,Ex-Muslim,Reza Aslan,Muslim and others on the Debate “Islam is Dominated by Radicals?”(2008)"


    "About Saparmurat Niyazov(1940-2006),the Turkmen and Muslim President who wrote a Book that he said was the Equal of the Koran"

  • kaz

    swiftboating is telling the truth about a liar. kerry is not capable of swiftboating anyone.

    • Anonymous

      The term "swift boating" is used in the press as a pejorative, an insult. It means that someone is engaging in a "smear campaign". The Leftist media smeared patriotic Vietnam Veterans opposed to Kerry's run for president in 2004 as "swiftboaters", ie. liars. But as we all now know, the real liars were the media. So, given the history of this term, Kerry is, himself, a swiftboater, a liar.

  • mlcblog

    He is such a whacko! sorry I can't make a better comment. Even when I was a radical leftist organizer, John Kerry had me flummoxed as to his "logic." I seriously don't get him and so tend to avoid reading about what he does. Are you kidding me? He is actually the Secty of State for our country?

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Your are correct in your assessment, I think the same thing, also I see that if a jerk like this
      is taken seriously by people there must be a spiritual dimension to the failure to see and
      understand this man. We are at war with more than flesh and blood……………..William

      • mlcblog

        Amen, brother.

        Principalities and powers of darkness…

  • cxt

    And people—such as Kerry himself—continue to wonder why the American people and the majority of folks Kerry served with in the military—simply did not feel they could trust him with the big chair.

    It is because of a lifetime of stuff just like the problems the article describes. Kerry is his own worst enemy and other then his skills in wooing rich women (which ok, not a bad skill to have :) ) has no talents or abilities relevent to his job.

    Unless you count relentless anti-americanism.

    Someone should tell Kerry that "we" want the same thing in a leader that we want in a legal professional–someone to represent "our" interests and carry out "our" will. There is a REASON why you and your soon-to-be-ex have seperate legal counsul in a messy divorce. We "get" that instinctively—you need some dedicated to you and your interests to make sure that things are fair.

    Why Kerry (and many on the Left) have never been able to grasp that is beyond me.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I think a big chair would fit him just fine, strapped in and serviced by GE…………William

  • Rod Almond

    John Kerry is an old example of the Peter Principle and a "wanna-be". He is just ignorant enough and lacking in any discernment skills to be totally dangerous. But, as we look around, he and his ilk are in the majority now. How is it we have disintegrated down to this level? Have all the thinkers gone into business or research and science? Where have all the thinkers gone? Where have all those who walk in integrity gone? I suspect to Israel.

    • petrion

      who is john gault?

      • mlcblog

        read Ayn Rand, or try Wiki

        Oh, I get it. You're kidding, right? That what was in the novel Who is John Galt? the entire thesis was summed up there.

  • pierce

    John Kerry's comment is outrageous and disgraceful, but he too is outrageous, and a disgrace to those that wore the uniform, be it Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine.

  • RiverFred

    Who needs to read any article about what Kerry said. The guy is a liberal idiot,typical friend of Obozo. After reading his solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is for Israel to give more land away, you know this jerk is lost in cyberspace.

  • SSmith

    Once a traitor, always a traitor

  • Adam

    Kerry and others in the Administration are saying openly what has been US policy for a very long time. Even the Bush Administrations (I & II) enacted pro-Muslim Brotherhood policies. Jews in Israel have a hard time accepting the facts and will pay a heavy price for it.

  • Leland64

    Kerry speaks for the President of the United States. Obama picked Kerry because they share the same world view. Kerry is a traitor as is the President. Both are anti-American in the sense they seek to fundamentally change in the US form a Constitutional Republic as envisioned by the Founders into some sort of socialist workers paradise with themselves in charge. Wait for a day or two, things will get worse.

  • Gregg Allman

    Kerry sold his soul to Pol Pot many years ago. Like McCain they both came from good families and the wealth of their wives turned them into liars, cheats and dishonorable men. McCain's father would be cursing his son from heaven if he could see what a traitor he became. Kerry and his fake wounds, fake commendations and fake honor are a disgrace to all families of veterans that served with honor. To know that liars, cheats, thieves and traitors now rule America is a shame to us all. May God forgive us and make retribution swiftly.

  • xzerob

    Here is proof sure Kerry voted against Islamo-Fascism before he voted against. Name the war and John Kerry is on the wrong side. He is an elite fool.

  • jamboy3

    John Kerry has always been pink, invertebrate, rich, little wimp, politician….and he continues to live up to that description. (I can hardly believe that this is our Sec. of State.)

  • America First

    Turkey is a NATO ally, while Israel is little more than a duplicitous parasite. Screw the Zionists!