An Open Letter to John Kerry

kerryDear John,

Every few years a messiah arrives in Jerusalem, shakes hands, makes demands and promises to make peace in our time. Then when the whole thing blows up in his face, he throws up his hands and flies back blaming the ungrateful Jews for not embracing his vision.

So many false messiahs have come before you, squinting against the bright sunshine, pounding the table at meetings, downing martinis and fantasizing about the Nobel Peace Prize that they were sure was waiting for them at the end.

And they left with nothing except sunburn and simmering rage.

Did you really think you would be any different? Were you so delusional that you imagined you could succeed where career diplomats with a lifetime of experience in the region had failed?

It’s not as if you had a good track record negotiating anything. Do you remember meeting Madame Binh in Paris? What about carrying Daniel Ortega’s peace offer after assuring everyone that he wasn’t a Communist? Right before he flew to Moscow. And let’s not gloss over your visit to Assad. Was that peace in the air or was it just the nerve gas?

I know you don’t have time to remember all your diplomatic triumphs. Or like Hillary, any of them.

You went to Paris to aid the Viet Cong. You went to Nicaragua to aid the FSLN terrorists. You went to Israel to aid the PLO. The USSR fell, but your old nostalgia for Communist guerrillas and killers hasn’t deserted you. It’s why you failed. And it’s why you’ll fail over and over again.

No matter what the PLO did, you blamed Israel. Just as no matter what the Viet Cong or the Sandinistas did, you blamed America.

The PLO can call for Israel’s destruction, champion terrorism and ally with Hamas, but your minions will still provide anonymous quotes saying that the PLO can’t be expected to negotiate while Israel possibly considers building houses in Jerusalem.

What’s a little thing like genocide compared to a house?

Israel is expected to free terrorists who murder elderly Holocaust survivors, but the delicate sensibilities of PLO terrorists are outraged whenever a Jewish family that they haven’t managed to murder yet moves into a home in Jerusalem.

Good negotiators can put their sympathies aside to achieve their goals. But no matter how many press releases you put out touting your special relationship with Israel, a relationship almost as special as the one your fellow Massachusetts senator had with a girl in a ‘67 Oldsmobile whose drowned corpse turned up the next day, you spoil it by threatening another intifada or calling Israel an Apartheid state.

You lack the basic criteria of a diplomat. You’re a bad liar.

You show up to provide moral support to the murderers and go home as their useful idiot. That was the pitiful function you served in Paris, in Nicaragua and in Israel. The only thing you ever did with your unsolicited interventions was make things worse. Your anti-war activism helped polarize a nation. Your Ortega intervention emboldened a terrorist group. And your peace initiative led to a unity agreement with Hamas.

After almost half a century, the only thing you ever do is make things worse. Any man with a scrap of decency looking back on a lifetime of diplomatic wreckage would have retired. Instead you finagled your way into becoming Secretary of State so you could fail on a grander scale.

The secret to your success as a lifelong failure is refusing to accept responsibility. You just throw someone else’s medals over the fence and blame someone else for your latest fiasco.

This time it’s Israel.

You told the Senate that the negotiations between Israel and the PLO broke down because the Jewish State didn’t release the latest set of murderers on time. There was no acknowledgement that Israel should not have been expected to release the murderers of civilians, including an elderly Holocaust survivor.

After releasing three sets of murderers, in exchange for nothing except the PLO showing up and continuing to make more demands, you decided that Israel was to blame because the fourth set of murderers wasn’t released on time.

And let’s not forget the popular “settlements” excuse. The settlement in question is Jerusalem; one of the oldest cities in the world. A city whose unity as the capital of Israel you endorsed on numerous occasions.

You cosponsored the Jerusalem Embassy Act which stated that the policy of the United States is that, “Jerusalem should remain an undivided city” and “Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel”. You cosponsored Senate Consecutive Resolution 113 stating that “Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel during the past twenty-five years.”

Is this ringing any bells?

How about Resolution 106 or Resolution 21 which ”Calls upon the President and the Secretary of State to publicly affirm as a matter of U.S. policy that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel.” Or 1323 and 1322?

You co-sponsored all of them. Were you obstructing peace all these decades? Or are you obstructing peace now by turning your back on them?

You also co-sponsored Resolution 46 stating that the modern State of Israel is “the outgrowth of the existence of the historic Kingdom of Israel established three thousand years ago in the city of Jerusalem and in the land of Israel.”

You co-sponsored Resolution 522 with the same text in 2008. But that was a long 6 years ago.

During your presidential campaign, you released a paper in which you called Jerusalem, “Israel’s indisputable capital.” Now you’re disputing it.

Apparently you were for a united Jerusalem… before you were against it.

“As President, John Kerry will never force Israel to make concessions that compromise its security,” the paper said. “As President, John Kerry would not expect Israel to negotiate without a credible Palestinian partner for peace – something that unfortunately does not exist today.”

But you’re not President so you can’t be blamed for completely reversing those positions and insisting that Israel make concessions that compromise its security and negotiate with terrorists who sabotage every one of your futile attempts at peace negotiations. And then you stop by the Trilateral Commission and suggest, off the record, that Israel is becoming an Apartheid state.

Now you’re off sulking and plotting to unveil your peace plan which will gut Israel, carve up Jerusalem and give the PLO everything without obligating it to anything. But the terrorists you’re helping will sabotage it just like they sabotaged your peace negotiations, just like Daniel Ortega sabotaged your peace offer and just like the Viet Cong destroyed the credibility of their useful idiots.

Your Senate career is over; you hooked your dying star to a falling president and put your legacy in the hands of greasy killers who would sell their sister for a monopoly on American cigarettes. You would have been better off turning over Teresa’s money to Bernie Madoff and going to Afghanistan to negotiate in person with the Taliban.

Even while you’re warning Israel that it will be destroyed if it doesn’t listen to you, you have destroyed yourself. Had you retired from the Senate, you might have left with some dignity. Instead you will be a failed footnote in a failed administration.

It’s a fitting fate for a man who worked to see his country fail to end his time as a miserable failure.

Whether it’s Ukraine, Syria or Israel, you have failed. And Japan and Korea are still coming up. Have another drink. Fly to another conference. Closet yourself with your advisers and rant about Israel. And when you do leave, you will blame those ungrateful Jews who wouldn’t do what you told them to.

But John, we weren’t the ones who did this to you. You did it to yourself. You can blame Israel all you like, but it’s not us. It’s you.

Sincerely,

The Jewish People

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  • Carl

    Horsehead is a traitor to God and America. Well written, DG!

  • logdon

    Wow!

    And I don’t ‘wow!’ all that often.

    A tour de force indeed and more importantly, every word a gem of truth.

    As Obama becomes, in his last flailing flings more open, Kerry trots along in perfect unison, quite forgetting that he lacks the armour plate of race which his boss enjoys and which so far has worked magnificently with a lap-dog msm.

    When Kerry’s pit yawns, he attempts to dig his way out and desperately unable to differ between up or down, this man whose moral gyroscope shattered many years ago, chooses down.

    He is as much a self delusional liar yet he lacks the slyness and cunning of the man tutored so astutely on Alinsky and thus we see the classic self strangulation of a man who can’t tell a petard from his own elbow.

    The ratcheting of political cogs is a fine art, too little and it’s so what, too much and we see the result here in it’s perfect glory.

    A brilliant piece and up there in the pantheon of Greenfield greats.

    • Gee

      I sure second that – perfect

      • Drakken

        Brilliant! Third!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      thank you

      • logdon

        Always a pleasure, Daniel.

      • Misfit

        Not only your reasoning and facts are fully correct but I love your writing Mr. Greenfield. By the way, you forgot to mention one thing, Kerry did succeed to offer Israel (for life) free Heinz Ketchup!

        • Daniel Greenfield

          sadly it was poisoned catsup

      • camp7

        Daniel, I’m working three contract jobs and found the leisure this weekend to catch up on Frontpage. Your pen is true and straight.

        I really appreciate your work — thanks for spilling the ink.

    • truebearing

      “A brilliant piece and up there in the pantheon of Greenfield greats.”

      Absolutely. My sincerest hope is that it makes it’s way to Kerry. It should handed to Kerry with an introduction: “Mr. Kerry, Daniel Greenfield has sent you this perfect mirror.”

      The truth hurts, which means if Kerry actually has the courage to read and endure this deserved flogging, he will be on morphine by morning.

      Brilliant letter, Daniel. I can feel the searing heat through my screen!

      • Daniel Greenfield

        I’m not too sure Kerry still reads.

        • truebearing

          He can still read the Scotch bottles, and that is all he really cares about.

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Thank you, Daniel. Now….pay attention, liberal American Jews! And pay attention, Mr. Kerry!

  • Texas Patriot

    Daniel, the great thing about your writing is that you’re extremely talented. But I think your timing is off. Two years ago, that would have been a great article. Today it’s out of date. The truth of the matter is that the worm has turned. There is no longer any credible basis for pretending that the forces of Islamic jihad are the victims in the grim psycho-drama now playing itself out in horror stories from around the world. Almost forty-two years of atrocities since the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 have taken their toll. No one still sees Islamic jihadists as sympathetic freedom-fighters fighting for their homelands. Those days are now gone forever. Obama-Kerry aren’t talking about it, but both men have a new awareness of the illegitimacy of the forces of Islamic jihad worldwide. What I think you will see in the next six months is a reversal of fortunes for the Islamic Revolutionary Party of Iran, the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Boko Haram that will take your breath away. You’ve done your part in awakening a sleeping world. Bravo. Now it’s time to start the process of moving forward into a new and better future for all concerned. Hang in there.

    • StanleyT

      I wish you were right, and I hate the fact that you’re wrong. People are turning against Jihadists when those Jihadists are in Nigeria or Syria. But when those Jihadists are fighting Jews, they can still do no wrong. So yes, Boko Haram and the Syrian Islamists may be losing world sympathy, but Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran? No chance.

      • chelmer

        StanleyT nails it. Christopher Hitchens provides a great example. CH had an awakening after the WTC attack. He saw the reality of Islam and changed his views. But he’d already tagged the Israelis as the sole problem in the Mideast, and to revise all that he had said and published on that topic was just too much work. One gets the impression that by the end of his life there were two Mideasts in his mind: one in which Israel and Jewish chauvinism was the root of the problem, and one in which implacable, irrational Islam was the root of the problem. To the best of my knowledge, he never applied what he learned to seeing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precursor to global jihad.
        I too wish TexasPatriot were right…but I remember the immortal words of Barnum: “There’s a sucker born every minute.” There’s always someone new who doesn’t understand what a circus sideshow is.

        • Texas Patriot

          It may well be the case that the views of Christopher Hitchens evolved over time, but it is clear that by 2009, at least, he had an accurate take regarding the prospect of the Islamic Revolutionary Party of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E-6Sg5wYBM

      • Texas Patriot

        We shall see. From my perspective, the first thing we are likely to see is an American expeditionary force to rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls. Next I think we will see the destruction of the Iranian nuclear weapons complex by surgical strike with whatever force is necessary to destroy the deeply buried facilities. Finally, I think we will see a fundamental change in American involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, with America from here on out being firmly on the side of Israel with a zero tolerance policy toward Palestinian terrorism. Even if my timing is off a bit, it won’t be by much. The world’s perception of Islamic jihad has changed, and there is no way to put that genie back in the bottle.

        • bigjulie

          Those perceptions of Islamic Jihad being what they are, they obviously have not visited anywhere at 1600 Pennsylvania, nor are they likely to. For whatever reasons, Mr. Obama has indicated by his actions, as well as those of his servants, that he does not like Jews. That is the “bottom line” here, as far as getting any meaningful help from the US Government under this regime is concerned. Israeli Jews had better take notice and gird themselves accordingly.

          • Texas Patriot

            Let’s put it this way. If the world hasn’t already reached the tipping point of zero tolerance for Islamic jihad, it is probably getting very, very close.

          • StanleyT

            And yet look at what just happened with the “peace talks”. the “Palestinians” had a clearly formulated plan for ending the talks with the last prisoner release. When word of the plan become an open secret, Israel refused that last release. The “Palestinians” then did everything they possibly could to ensure that the talks would not continue – signing on to 15 UN orgs, etc – and who got the blame?

            I’m afraid there’s Islamic Jihad and then there’s “Palestinian resistance” – and despite your optimism, I believe that never the twain shall meet.

          • Texas Patriot

            They’re one and the same.

          • bigjulie

            The “tipping point” is only reachable by those who remain informed about what Islamic Jihad is doing. I am constantly amazed at the number of people (mostly Progressive Leftists) who are still more than willing to divide Islam into a large part that is really just as peaceful as Christianity and a small, but vociferous and destructive part that is completely responsible for “Jihad”, and concluding that something must be done to “save” the large part and deal effectively with the small part. The FACT of the matter is that both parts are “Islam” and are all governed by the same dictates. It is only a matter of time before the so-called “peaceful” large part becomes just as nasty as the “small part is now. Once people realize that there is no such thing as “peaceful” Islam until the whole planet is under the Caliphate and there are thus no other religions to have to deal with and further realizes that they either become Muslim or DIE, will we get concerted action against Islam in general. And, IMO, that is what will have to happen. One cannot deal with only a “small” portion of Islam. The entire belief system is corrupt. It needs to be “eliminated”, one way or another!

          • minaka2

            I think “contained” is a better word. Muslims need to stay in the swamps their belief system creates (they have their choice of 57 out of under 200 countries in the world) and our only dealings with them should be to pound them into the dirt if they dare launch terrorist acts against the West. Halt Muslim “immigration”. They’re colonists, not immigrants and already have manipulated weaker brained i.e. lib non-Muslims into following sharia law, afraid to give Islam, Mohammed or Muslims the criticism they so richly deserve.

          • bigjulie

            I suggest a massive dose of “enlightenment”…about 20 megatons should do it!!

          • carpe diem 36

            that obama does not like Jews is another one of his hypocrisies. the jews by big numbers support him and voted for him, twice. Just yesterday Steven Spielberg gave him a big fund raising party here in Los Angeles, and this ungrateful P O S of a human being is so double faced it makes you want to throw up.

          • bigjulie

            For reasons completely unknown, he manages to play Jews like a Stradivarius despite his repeated put-downs and base insults to them and they just keep sending him money. Maybe they are so ultra sensitive to racial or bigoted put-downs that the pain of being called one (like “racist”) is more than they can take. They just keep lining up at Obama’s Crap Sandwich stand and eat him out of inventory whilst he gets astoundingly wealthy from their patronage and rewards them with even fresher Crap Sandwiches. Daniel has Obama’s number, in spades, as does Netanyahu, but Left Coast and New York Jews seem to have an insatiable appetite for the sandwiches he keeps serving them!

          • minaka2

            Too bad the LATimes suppressed (likely destroyed) the tape they had of a big send-off bash in Chicago for a PLO mouthpiece going to his next professorship at Columbia in which Obama consorted with domestic terrorists Ayers and Dohrn and the “entertainment” was Palestinian agitprop vs Israel. Maybe Jews would have finally understood that a muslimophile like Obama is no friend to any Jew, but looks on them as chumps with money and influence he can use. Google Andrew McCarthy and National Review for the article “LAT suppresses obama’s khalidi bash tape”.

          • bigjulie

            Maybe they think they are buying “direct access” to the President. He is happy to take their money whilst he maneuvers to wipe them out!

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      “What I think you will see in the next six months is a reversal of fortunes for the Islamic Revolutionary Party of Iran, the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, and Boko Haram that will take your breath away. ”
      From your mouth, chabibi, to G*d’s ear.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I would like to live in the world you describe, but if you glance at the editorial pages of the Times and the Post, you’ll see the real official consensus

      • Texas Patriot

        Let’s put it this way. I wouldn’t want to be sitting around the dinner table with Barack and his family after what has just happened in Nigeria.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          The Obama position on Nigeria is that by cracking down on Boko Haram, the Nigerian gov feeds terrorism and that the answer is to aid the Muslim north.

          • Texas Patriot

            After the recent Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings, I seriously doubt that theory will fly very well in the Obama household. Be looking for an abrupt turnabout.

          • Drakken

            It ain’t going to happen, just like you think Obummer is going to take out Iran’s nukes, wonderful bed time stories to tell to children, but not to adults who know better. Your faith in Obummer doing the right thing is misguided by actual events.

          • Texas Patriot

            I don’t know, Drak. This time may be different.

      • carpe diem 36

        those yellow journalism rags are doing what is in their nature, they are only read by the traitors to America and Israel.

  • Danny

    I love it! And I’ll sign my name to it if this is a petition.

    Danny Nir Caplan–Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Burlington

    Buy Hunt’s ketchup!

    • wildjew

      Good idea.

    • Snowpersonable

      Ha, ha….I quit buying Heinz BECAUSE of Kerry!

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        You ain’t the only one.

  • wildjew

    John Kerry’s brother, Cameron Kerry in an op-ed:

    ‘My brother is not an anti-Semite’

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4488393,00.html

    • ahad_ha_amoratsim

      Fine. I don’t know what makes Kerry’s non-Jewish brother qualified to make that determination; certainly not his sham conversion of convenience to a mistaken ideology that was once loosely based on Judaism. But let’s say he’s right and Kerry isn’t an anti-semite. So what? Lots of destructive idiots are not anti-semites. But they’re still destructive idiots.
      In this case a destructive idiot who may not be an anti-semite but constantly falls for and spreads ridiculous and self-refuting anti-semitic smears. But we’re supposed to overlook the damage he’s doing and the deaths he’s contributing to because he means Jews no harm?

    • thult

      Cameron Kerry, like virtually ALL Liberal Left, Radical Egalitarian, Godless Relativists, offers empty WORDS; John Kerry similarly offers up empty words, but ALSO offers up his TREACHEROUS anti-Israel DEEDS!

  • Snowpersonable

    Daniel Greenfield gets a Standin’ O from this reader and proud of his words I am! The TRUTH is spoken within this letter.

  • http://www.BanLiberals.com/ Ban Liberals

    Before I write, a disclaimer: I am Jewish.

    That said, you signed the letter “The Jewish People.”

    HARDLY!

    The “Jewish People” are idiots. I point you to the “Boca crowd,” for instance, the gaggle of stupid Jews in Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and all points everywhere, who STILL back the lout in Washington and STILL cling to the notion that liberalism works.

    NYC is another bastion of Jewish fools, (guess who elected Broom Hillary AND WOULD AGAIN?) and the list goes on…

    LIBERAL Jews are a lot wholly separated from the rest of us Jews with actual functioning brains.

    You should make the distinction.

    ED

    • thult

      So, WHERE are America’s Jews??? How many times is Jerusalem mentioned in the Koran? And, how many times is Jerusalem mentioned in the Bible, BOTH O.T. and N.T?

      So ONCE AGAIN, WHERE are America’s Jews? Answer: On the SAME side as Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, Barack Hussein Obama, Lurch Kerry, bed-wetter Chuckie Hagel, Arafat, Abbas, and their Iranian financiers! SHAME on America’s Jews!

    • WhiteHunter

      I can’t account for that, either, except by the observable (though incomprehensible) fact that to a hard-core partisan Damnocrat, his loyalty to his Party trumps literally everything else, including God, country, family, friends, common sense, and even rational self-interest.

      It’s astonishing that Obama–the most dangerously anti-Israel president we’ve ever had–STILL commands the loyalty and votes of a majority of Reform Jews. But by the same token, plenty of church-going, absolutist, fanatically pro-life Catholics vote for the most vehemently pro-abortion candidates like the Cuomos (pere and fils alike), Pelosi, the Kennedys, and the rest. Why? Because they’re Damnocrats first and foremost, and Catholics–or even Americans–second, if at all. Go figure; I can’t.

      • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

        Leftism is a religion, and it allows no other God before itself. The Catholics and Jews you describe are simply not being honest with themselves about where their sympathies, and their loyalties, lie.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Liberal Jews are not Jews. They are people of Jewish ancestry with no religion or Jewish identity

      • victoryman

        There are Jews who practice Judaism as their religion. Then there are “Jews” who practice Liberalism as their religion. They blame Israel for all the world’s problems and sympathize with Israel’s (And the West’s) enemies. They ascribe to the idea of, “If I’m nice to the tiger maybe he’ll eat me last.” Today, Judaism is divided into Orthodox, Conservative and Reform. I would change that into two divisions – warrior and non-warrior. Thank you for a superb article. Right on target. I would add one comment. We are judged (Obama) by the company we keep. Kerry, Hagel, the Islamist, Brennan, and of course, the anti-American, anti-Semitic, Samantha Power. There are many others, but these are the lead players. They have not read, or do not believe, “I will bless those who bless thee and curse those that curse thee.”

      • Steve Fair

        The majority of Jews are liberals. You clowns don’t have a clue.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          So tell us about Judaism, Steve, and what makes someone Jewish or not. After all, you’re the expert.

          • Steve Fair

            Not playing your diversion games today asshat. Are most Jews liberal Democrats or not? Please answer.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            It wouldn’t surprise me. On the other hand, I don’t know of any reliable measure for how many liberal Democrats who call themselves Jews actually are Jews. And out of those who are actually Jews, how many actually believe in the Jewish religion.

          • Steve Fair

            Why would somebody claim to be a Jew if they weren’t?

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Ignorance. They might think they are when they never have been, but had a father, grandfather or paternal grandparent who was.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          The majority of Jews at the current time. Not in the near future.

          Liberal Jews are going extinct. Like the dodo.

          That’s what happens when you turn your back on your own people and your own roots.

          • Steve Fair

            LMAO!!!!! Who are the up and coming Jewish Republican pols? Take all the time you need.

          • Daniel Greenfield
          • Steve Fair

            Lawd. Greenfield you are no different character wise than a crack dealer on the corner of 167th and Jerome. Except the dealers dress better.

          • iluvisrael

            according to an imbecile like you blacks, Jews, women, hispanics, etc. should stay chained to the democrat plantation

          • Steve Fair

            Better than entering the Republican gas chamber.

        • liz

          For “clueless”, how about the majority of blacks who voted for Obama while ignorant of the fact that he’s a Marxist?

          • Steve Fair

            Evidence of Obama’s marxism, please.

          • Drakken

            Your too goddamn ignorant to see what is in front of you, your all about, I feel, therefore I am, and anything the man says is to put your people down.

          • Steve Fair

            Translation: “I don’t have any evidence. I am an idiot.”

          • Drakken

            There ya go again, talking out of your azz because your mouth knows better, what else do you expect from a community agitator.

          • liz

            That list is so long you’d have to be blind not to see it.
            He taught workshops on the Alinsky method. Alinsky was a Marxist.
            He was a top trainer and attorney for Acorn, the largest radical organization in the U.S., which was built on the Alinsky model of community organizing.
            He named a fellow Alinsky disciple, communist Van Jones as “Green Jobs” czar.
            He’s in the process of nationalizing health care, as in government run, I.e. socialist.
            He’s nationalized private companies, and is taxing and regulating the rest into oblivion.
            Need I continue?
            You have to be really ignorant not to recognize Marxism, socialism, and communism when you see it.
            Or just pretending to be.

          • minaka2

            (continued) Red diaper baby, mother and her family marxists, putative deadbeat father a marxist who went back to Kenya with a brilliant idea of a 100% tax on “the rich” before he killed himself in a drunk driving accident. Given by his maternal grandfather to card carrying communist Frank Marshall Davis to mentor. Surrounded himself with communists before and after university, including domestic terrorists Ayers and Dohrn. Attended communist meetings in Chicago. As a sitting US Senator, went to Kenya to help out his communist cousin Raul Odinga running for president.

        • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

          Daniel’s point was that these Leftist Jews are not true to the faith, they simply prefer to pretend.

        • Drakken

          Hey shortbus, your not over in Gaza supporting your brothers in their struggle against the man, why is that? Oh don’t forget to take your Uncle Al with you, I hear Rachel Corrie is begging for company.

          • Steve Fair

            I told you before Jethro my brothers are right here and we are going to run your butt out!

          • Drakken

            Ok Buckwheat, keep dreaming, obviously you flunked lunch much less simple math, so keep up the great work you little community agitator, your just not going to like the result.

          • American Patriot

            Hey, Tyrone, why do you support Islamist Nazis in the Middle East?

      • trickyblain

        “People of Jewish ancestry.” So, tell us how they’re not Jews? Because you don’t want them to be?

        I don’t think the Third Reich made that distinction. Liberal Jewish victims of the Holocaust were “fake” Jews?

        What a revolting premise you have there.

        • Steve Fair

          Way to go Tricky.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I don’t define who is a Jew based on Hitler’s opinion. You are free to do so however.

          • trickyblain

            Your boss identifies as Jewish, yet is agnostic in his religious beliefs. Is he mistaken in his belief that he is a Jew? Or is his lack of faith forgiven because of his conservatism, whereas a faithful synagogue-going liberal Jew isn’t a Jew only because of politics?

            I’m not accepting Hitler’s opinion and you know it. I’m accepting the identities of the millions who suffered and were murdered for their Jewish identity — the identity that you’re attempting to deny them.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Jews identify with the Jewish people. It’s not merely a matter of religious observance. It’s a matter of peoplehood.

            There was a time when liberal Jews could be Jews. These days there’s a diminishing number who are still in solidarity with the Jewish people.

            Sad, but true.

            People who were not Jewish have been murdered because they were mistaken for Jews. Should they be considered Jewish?

            An identity definition based on who tries to kill Jews makes little sense.

          • trickyblain

            Fair enough, except that I’m not basing the definition on who tried to kill Jews. I’m basing it how those who were killed self-identified — those who followed Jewish customs,had Jewish mothers, but had liberal, leftist, possibly even communist (double whammy in 30’s-40’s Germany) political leanings.

            I’m not Jewish, but have been very close to many who are. Some of them follow Kosher diets, speak Hebrew, collect Jewish literature, study the Torah and observe Jewish Holidays. They’ve taught me to greatly admire the Jewish experience. Some have been to the left of me on the subject of Israeli politics. The thought that all members of a tribe must ascribe to the same political leanings is confusing.

          • http://sultanknish.blogspot.com Daniel Greenfield

            The Nazis followed a pseudo-racial identification that they enforced semi-randomly. There’s no more reason to base Jewish identity on that than to take any aspect of Nazi racial ideology seriously.

            All members of the tribe don’t have to agree on everything, but they do have to identify as Jewish, share a commitment to the Jewish people and not work to undermine their own people.

            It’s fairly simple.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          The Third Reich said that anyone with even one Jewish great-grandparent was a Jew.
          The Jewish religion says that anyone with a Jewish mother, or who has validly converted to Judaism, is a Jew.
          You are the one advocating that we substitute a standard developed by our enemies for the standard dictated by G*d, explained by our Sages, and followed by Jews loyally, and until the 1970s, universally, since the giving of the Torah.
          So whose premise is revolting — Daniel’s premise that we follow the Torah’s definition, or your premise the we should follow the Thrid Reich’s definition?

          • trickyblain

            Daniel’s definition is that one cannot be a Jew and a political liberal. My point is that there were many liberal Jews — Jews as defined by the Torah — murdered in the 1940’s, and it’s abhorrent for Daniel to deny their identity.

            I’ve never seen where the Torah expels contempory American liberals from the definition, as Daniel takes it upon himself to do.

          • http://sultanknish.blogspot.com Daniel Greenfield

            What does being murdered by Hitler have to do with their identity? There were people who did not consider themselves Jewish who were nevertheless killed because by Nazi standards, they were.

            Some of those people would have been happy to be Nazis themselves. Some who technically were considered Jews under Nazi regs did become Nazis.

            Your Nazi-centered standard for Jewishness makes no sense.

            It’s like arguing that an American identity should be defined by anyone Al Qaeda tries to kill in an attack on Americans.

          • Judahlevi

            It is “abhorrent” that you, a non-Jew, tries to lecture Greenfield about anything Jewish.

            As for giving anyone Torah lessons, please, you are fortunate to spell it right.

            As with most things, Greenfield is right about this and you are wrong,

      • DontMessWithAmerica

        Daniel, don’t start talking nonsense after that perfect column with one error – the signature. It reminded me of Emile Zola and his J’Accuse and he signed his own name. The column is a classic. It needs vast circulation. Now do another such on Obama.

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        Disagree with your first statement.
        Agree with your second as to some of them, but that makes them uncommitted, stupid, or misled Jews. It may make them culpable Jews (that’s not for me to judge). But it does not make them non-Jews.
        Of course, some of them are Jewish only by virtual of patrilineal descent, which means they ARE non-Jews.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Being Jewish is more than DNA. To be Jewish is to be part of a multi-generational religious civilization stretching back into the past and ahead into the future.

          Someone who opts out of it, knowingly or unknowingly, is no longer Jewish in any meaningful sense.

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            The key words being how we define “in any meaningful sense.” Except perhaps in rare cases, they still have kedushas Yisroel. As I recall, though, you have posted some informative caveats to that rule.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            The majority of their children are not Jewish these days so it’s a moot point.

        • Daniel Greenfield
      • tom

        Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are
        Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and
        worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
        10Because
        thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the
        hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them
        that dwell upon the earth.
        11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
        12Him
        that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he
        shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and
        the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
        13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

      • minaka2

        Yet they call themselves Jews, make up a majority of all those calling themselves Jews and raise others like them into leadership positions in the Jewish community, including rabbis!

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Not the religious Jewish community, the secular Jewish community.

        • hiernonymous

          Redefining one’s political opponents out of the community is a time-honored, if distasteful, tradition. Daniel’s liberals aren’t REAL Jews. Qutb’s secular Muslims weren’t REAL Muslims. In 1935, Jewish Germans weren’t REAL Germans. Today’s moderate Republicans aren’t REAL Republicans. Heck, in antebellum Alabama, blacks not only weren’t REAL Americans, they weren’t REAL people.

          As it’s unlikely that Mr. Greenfield will ever have enough influence to turn the Jewish community’s sense of identity on its head, this should simply be taken as an opportunity to understand Mr. Greenfield a bit better.

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      Well, you’re right of course – most American Jews are Leftists first and Jews second. Nor do they seem very serious about their religion, except for the Orthodox among them (please permit this observation of a Gentile). But I think it’s fair to assume Daniel already knows all that, and didn’t intend to refer to only American Jews. “The Jewish People” is simply a better-sounding signatory than the “The Jewish People all over the world who are serious about their faith and truly care about Israel”.

  • US Army (retired)

    John Kerry LIED to the U.S. Senate about our troops when he came scurrying back from his Viet Nam tour of duty – 243 days early – with some of his mates saying he returned due to self-inflicted injuries.
    Mr. Kerry called our troops terrorists, by insisting that American soldiers were raping, dismembering, torturing, poisoning and murdering innocent civilians in Viet Nam.
    The troops who served with him have refuted ALL of his testimony and exposed him as a LIAR.
    John Kerry then traveled to Paris and ILLEGALLY inserted himself into “peace talks” with North Viet Nam’s Communist leadership.
    He did this while still a commissioned officer and WITHOUT permission from the U.S. government.
    Documents captured on the battlefield in 1971 – which have since been declassified – reveal that Mr. Kerry’s “Vietnam Veterans Against the War” group was taking orders directly from the Communists.
    Kerry gave AID AND COMFORT TO OUR ENEMIES while we were AT WAR and while our POWs were enduring tremendous torture and suffering.
    Kerry LIED and called our veterans rapists, murderers and torturers.
    John Kerry has NEVER apologized for this.
    And he has not changed his tune since the 1970s!
    Kerry has said in recent televised interviews that our current soldiers are terrorizing innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    John Kerry is a THIEF of stolen valor, a LIAR and he was and still is MORALLY UNFIT to represent America as the Secretary of State.
    What he really deserves is a fair trial followed by a PUBLIC first class hanging after the charges are read aloud and the sentence then immediately executed.

    • Mel

      “John Kerry then traveled to Paris and ILLEGALLY inserted himself into “peace talks” with North Viet Nam’s Communist leadership.
      He did this while still a commissioned officer and WITHOUT permission from the U.S. government.”

      I’m surprised he was not prosecuted. If you would please, give the dates of his service and the date he was in Paris.

      “Documents captured on the battlefield in 1971 – which have since been declassified – reveal that Mr. Kerry’s “Vietnam Veterans Against the War” group was taking orders directly from the Communists.”

      Please link or state the source.

      • WhiteHunter

        I’m appalled and disgusted that Kerry wasn’t prosecuted, but not surprised: none of the traitors from that era were. Think of Jane Fonda posing on that gun mount in Hanoi…and then taunting American POWs in the Hanoi Hilton, and betraying the messages they handed her to their communist torturers. If that isn’t the literal definition of treason–giving aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime–nothing is. Yet nothing ever happened to her–not even being slapped upside the head by her father while he was still alive.

        The last time we gave traitors what they deserve was in 1953, when the Rosenbergs went to the electric chair–something that would never happen today, unfortunately. Think of the Walker spy ring–John Walker cut a deal in which he’d escape execution, and his treasonous son (who had been “serving” [serving the Soviets, that is] on board USS Nimitz) would get 25 years instead of life without parole, in exchange for which Walker agreed to tell everything truthfully. He was caught lying, but the deal was never rescinded as it should have been. He should have been sent straight to the scaffold, but wasn’t.

        And, of course, John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban.” He should have been shot on the spot at that mud fortress in Afghanistan, or at least executed upon arrival here. Instead, he’s enjoying 25 years with his Koran and his filthy beard and flea-infested head-diaper, and is more determined than ever to follow the murderous commands of his “prophet.”

        This squeamish national mindset needs to change, but I’m not optimistic that it will.

        • Drakken

          It will change when events change the narrative and people fed up with the traitors within, start using the nearest lamp post to show the squeamish and weak do gooders where their place is.

      • US Army (retired)
    • carpe diem 36

      only someone like Obama can nominate this kind of human dung to such a position.

  • OOtar59

    John Kerry would better serve spending the rest of his days as secretary of state mingling and negotiating with all the other big thick heads on Easter Island.

    • carpe diem 36

      this applies to him perfectly: a man rises to the level of his incompetence. He is the poster child for this saying How true.

  • ahad_ha_amoratsim

    Kapital kuf mem vov, pasuk bes.

    • carpe diem 36

      this is it: “I will sing to the Lord with mu soul; I will chant praises to my God while I yet exist.”

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        Bad counting on my part; I meant pasuk gimmel, 146:3. In English: “Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. “

        • carpe diem 36

          i was wondering why you selected this sentence. this one is better and much more relevant.

    • carpe diem 36

      i guess not too many educated Jews read and understood your remark. too bad. the topic of this article is very important, especially to knowledgeable Jews.

  • SuzyQue

    Zingo! Right on target, Mr. Greenfield. And, you might even have been a bit restrained.

  • cxt

    Excellent…….its a shame Kerry could read this and still not understand that HE is problem.

  • zoomie

    What makes Mr. Greenfield so brilliant is his use of facts. What makes me such a simpleton can be demonstrated by the following ;
    I was born in 1960. I remember a couple of phrases from early on ; Tell it like it is … and Flip Wilson’s line, The devil made me do it.
    So who are telling it like it is, and who are doing the devil’s work ?

  • mtnhikerdude

    John Kerry is he related to Al Sharpton or is it that they both do the same
    dance ?

  • Greta Wanyik

    Kerry basically is an anti-Semite. There is nothing more despicable than betraying your past. He is of Jewish heritage, Weiss family from Hungary, who changed their name in Vienna to Kerry. Also do not forget that he is echoing his bosses intent and takes his advice. He is so stupid he does not recognize how ignorant he is. Diplomat he us not, a servant to diabolic issues pursued by our chief

  • tokoloshiman

    Absolutely beautifully stated!

    • carpe diem 36

      which do you mean? the above article of the comment by steve fair?

      • ahad_ha_amoratsim

        The article; look at the timing of the two comments.
        Steve Fair claims that he is all for racial equality but he seems to have no problem with liberals who get Jews killed for being Jews.

  • SoCalMike

    Sublime!

  • Steve Fair

    More bullsquat from Greenfield. John Kerry was a Sliver and Bronze Star medalist in Vietnam. Did David Horowitz serve? Nope. How about Rush Limbaugh? Nope. Donald Trump? 5 DEFERMENTS. Mitch McConnell? Chickenhawk. In fact all righties are good for is yapping. When it’s time to put their butts on the line for their country, they run like little beeotchs.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      How about Allen West? Josh Mandel? Tom Cotton?

      • Steve Fair

        Allen West was forced to retire from the Army to avoid being court martialed for war crimes. Not a good example. I don’t know who Mandel and Cotton are.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          You don’t know a whole lot.

          But you object to me criticizing Kerry, yet you have no problem criticizing West.

          How hypocritical.

          • Steve Fair
          • Daniel Greenfield

            Kerry’s disgrace is also a fact.

          • Steve Fair

            Kerry’s service was slimed by rightwing operatives. The man is Secretary of State. What is Allen West? A Republican porch minstrel

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Porch minstrel – yeah, how dare a black man or woman be a conservative. More racial tolerance from the guy who is convinced everyone else is racist.

          • Steve Fair

            Yet you clowns attack the majority of Jews who are not rightwingers. The hypocrisy is amazing. I have no problem with a black being conservative but people like West are anti-black. When have you EVER seen West or any other black Republican speak before a black audience?

          • American Patriot

            You have no problem with a black person being conservative?! Don’t make me laugh. You constantly smear black conservatives with racist propaganda. And no, Allen West is not anti-black. You, on the other hand, have a problem with anyone who doesn’t share your worldview.

          • Steve Fair

            Show me a black conservative with an ounce of pride in being black and any connection with their community. They can hold any political views that they want but we will continue to step to them for their white butt kissing and smearing of their own people.

          • American Patriot

            They do have lots of pride in their race, you racist a**hole. Meanwhile, your beloved Tim Wise is a lunatic self-hating “anti-racist” who smears people of his own skin color for the pleasure of black racists, bigots, other leftists (both black and white) and anyone else who hates Western culture.

          • minaka2

            What are you proud of in being black? Your community’s low academic achievement? High crime rate? 4000 black youth killed every year mostly by other black youth? High welfare usage? Hateful misogynist rap music? 72% of kids born without knowing their fathers? A half white you pretend is black who’s a worse POTUS than Jimmy Carter? Ignorance of your own slave history starting with who sold you into slavery, who ended slavery, which American political party stood up for you all the way to passing the Civil Rights Act in greater numbers than the Dems who enacted the Jim Crow laws? Voting in lockstep for Dems who have such a low opinion of you that they figure you can’t make it on your own without special consideration…forever? Being totally unaware (refer to Thomas Sowell’s writings) that your community was less dysfunctional in the 1960s, closer to your grand excuse for everything, slavery, before they sold their soul to LBJ and the Dems for a mess of Welfare pottage?

          • ahad_ha_amoratsim

            Right wing operatives who just happened to serve with him. And he admitted to some of the fraud that he was accused of.

          • Steve Fair

            Name one charge by the Swift boaters that Kerry admitted to.

          • WhiteHunter

            Kerry should have faced a firing squad for treason. He still should.

          • WhiteHunter

            You mean his “service” to the Viet Cong? Or to the Sandinistas?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            …. chest beating, warmongering loudmouth draft dodger who attacks the honorable service of men who were actually in combat.

          • Steve Fair

            You’re getting hysterical Greenfield. Kerry served in combat. Won a Silver Star and a Bronze star for heroism.

          • WhiteHunter

            No Kerry didn’t. His only “heroics” in “combat” were (a) chasing a 14-year-old boy in a loincloth through the jungle and shooting him in the back with an M-16 when he finally cornered the kid–in other words, murder, a true war crime; and (b) abandoning the other swift boat when the two of them came under fire, and getting the hell out of there in his own. Kerry should have faced a firing squad for cowardice under fire and murder.

            Kerry’s a liar, a braggart, a coward, and a traitor. In other words, the kind of ideal Damnocrat “hero” who attracts your kind of deluded lickspittle.

            Try wandering off the plantation sometime. You might find that a breath of the real world clears the fog out of your head.

          • American Patriot

            You keep on exposing your racism when you called Allen West a “minstrel”. Quit insulting decent people.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Kerry slimed his own service when he claimed to throw his medals over the fence.

            Then he began exploiting them like the slimy hypocrite he was all along.

          • minaka2

            Republican porch minstrel? Dems like you become blithering racists spewing venom at any politically conservative black.

          • WhiteHunter

            You’re not fit to lick the mud off Lt. Col. West’s boots. So pack up now.

          • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

            Daily Kos is neither reliable nor unbiased. I refuse to waste my time on a link like that.

        • WhiteHunter

          Wrong, and defamatory, idiot. West was railroaded because he scared a terrorist by firing his pistol into the ground near the terrorist’s head, therefore causing the terrorist to wet his pants in fear and ‘fess up about the ambush he and his buddies had planned for West’s troops the next day. That info saved American soldiers’ lives.

          Saving American lives by scaring a cutthroat moslem terrorist is, of course, a court martial offense in Obama’s army, while letting the ambush proceed unhindered would have been fine. West put his men’s lives above his own career. For that, and for many other things, he deserves a medal.

          • Steve Fair

            The Army didn’t see it that way. They, not the Democrats or paid operatives, were prepared to courtmartial Allen West for war crimes. They ultimately allowed the slimeball to retire in disgrace. Deal with it FOOL.

          • Drakken

            I would really enjoy if your tried to say that to the Colonels face boy, I would bet you would be running your suck through a straw. The only thing your good for is shaking down businesses for “community organizing” with your Uncle Al.

          • Steve Fair

            One more point liar. West was discharged in 2003 under GEORGE W. BUSH’S Army.

        • Drakken

          War crimes you say? So firing off a round near the head of a muslim jihadist is considered a war crime these days? Silly REMF, hump a few miles in a combat zone before you go running your suck boy for I have done a h*ll of lot worse.

          • Steve Fair

            Like you ever served.

          • Drakken

            USMC boy!

          • Steve Fair

            What unit Private Pyle?

          • Drakken

            That is Gunny to you boy, 2nd MarDiv. Any other little games you want to play?

          • Steve Fair

            Nobody plays internet games like you righties. You become John Wayne in front of your keyboards.

          • Drakken

            I will say this for you Buckwheat, you sure do amuse me. That is what I like about community agitators like you, you always get bit by reality. So keep up the great work, I look forward to sipping a good bourbon when your get bit by the dumbazz monster.

          • Steve Fair

            How many aliases do you have Drakken? You’re a real psycho, aren’t ya? BTW when is the race war going to start? You can go to the closest black neighborhood near you and talk the same trash you spew here and you’ll get all the static you want. But of course, it’s safer at your keyboard, right beatch?

          • Drakken

            I have just one name shortbus, Psycho? Not bloody hardly, just one of the many 2-3 % who are predisposed for my line or work, that is what I do enjoy about you people, zero impulse control and always easy to bait. Whites won’t need to go into the ghetto, the ghetto will come to the white areas. Hmm, where I have a lake home in the far north in the US, there isn’t any blacks, in Spain, none there in my district, and my new place on the Dalmatian coast, none there either.

          • Steve Fair

            I believe that I am talking with the most interesting man in the world! ROTFLMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Drakken

            Like I said, you certainly do amuse me, too ignorant and pig stupid to understand discernment or nuance, and that is ok, for it isn’t your fault. Keep up that great work as a community agitator, for I am absolutely sure, it is going to get you your just deserts, I’ll sip a bourbon and enjoy the show.

          • SWohio

            You stick your stupid foot in your mouth, hop around blithering nonsense, and then try to fit the other one in.

            Not too bright, are you, Dude?

        • iluvisrael

          dumb steve – you’re as predictable as elephant krap at a circus – always here for your daily beatdown by much more intelligent people – maybe you’ll learn something one day

        • fedupMan

          War crimes is a lie. West saved the lives of his men. The real war crimes were the chopping off heads on cameras for the world to see by the bad guys. The suicide bombers that kill babies, women and the innocents are the war crime party of hate all infidels.

    • liz

      What about Obama? He doesn’t even know how to pronounce “corpseman”, much LESS serve as one.

      • Steve Fair

        Let me go slow for you Liz. Obama is not a chest beating, warmongering loudmouth draft dodger who attacks the honorable service of men who were actually in combat.

        • liz

          No, he just leaves “men who are actually in combat” hanging out to dry for eight hours, till they die trying to defend American personnel in Benghazi, while he gets a nap before flying to Vegas.

        • Drakken

          Well well well, look at that, Buckwheat thinks that Kerry is honorable, obviously we may have to give Buckwheat a dictionary and show him how to use to find the word, because Kerry is anything but honorable. Keep up the great work and your job as a community agitator activist.

        • SWohio

          Here are a few of YOUR ‘warmongering’ friends, since your memory apparently needs a reboot, and you need a better Squirrel! to blame the incompetence of your leadership on:

          “Now let me be clear – I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons and coveted nuclear capacity. He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.” (Sen Barack Obama, Illinois, 2002)

          “We are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.” PresidentBill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998

          “our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

          “For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.” Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

          “He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.” SandyBerger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18,1998

          “[W]e urge you,after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S.Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” Letter to President Clinton, signed by:–Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry

          “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
          -Rep.Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

          “Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.” Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999

          “Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missilesthat will threaten the United States and our allies.” Letter to President
          Bush, Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL),

          “We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.” Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002

          “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

          “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
          –Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

          “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.” Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

          “We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and that he has embarked on a course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities..” KKK-Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002

          “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

          “There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.” Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002

          “He has systematically violated over the past 11 years every UN demand that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do” Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002

          In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. It is clear that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological andchemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.” Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

          “We are in possession of compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has had for a number of years a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.” Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002

          “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. . . . And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…” Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

          • fedupMan

            Thanks for the list. I shall use it as ammo in my discussions with lib/prog idiots who can’t remember past their noses.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          …the way you attack Allen West?

          • Steve Fair

            West’s service was not honorable Greenfield. He was forced to retire to avoid court martial. What part of this are you struggling with?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Kerry’s service climaxed with sliming American soldiers as monsters. There’s a reason why Vietnam War vets hate him.

          • Steve Fair

            I know of many Vietnam vets who greatly admire John Kerry. And I am a veteran. Are you Greenfield?

          • Drakken

            Coming from a REMF like you, that isn’t saying much.

          • WhiteHunter

            No, you don’t; and no, you’re obviously not.

          • Drakken

            West didn’t do what most commanders did, or far worse shortbus, but then again, if you saw any combat, you would know this.

          • Crystallite

            Kerry was not honorable. West was doing what he felt was necessary to save his men. Kerry was looking to get out of Dodge at the first opportunity. Three wounds in two months got him a trip home.

          • WhiteHunter

            Your objection to Col. West is that he thinks for himself and has left the plantation. You’ve done neither.

        • Crystallite

          You’re right. Both Clinton and Kerry were. Barry is just gutting the military.

    • WhiteHunter

      No, he wasn’t “a Silver and Bronze Star medalist.” He was a three-time Purple Heart fraud, from self-inflicted wounds.

      • Steve Fair

        MY GOD you people are pathetic liars. http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,101730_1,00.html

      • fedupMan

        He signed twice for his OWN purple hearts. That is a no no. None of which were more than scratches. The Swift boat guys nailed him on everything. When he got his 3rd one he used that as a ticket OUT of NAM. Kerry was the FIRST to use that 3 purple hearts ticket out of NAM and to my knowledge no one else did.
        He also LIED in 1971 testimony that American troops routinely committed war crimes. Threw his medal away for the camera to see. Then he waved them like the flag when he ran for political office and had them on a wall in his senate office.
        Don’t forget the BIG boat of his he tried to doc out of Mass. so he would NOT have to pay a $50,000 tax on the boat.
        Today as Johnnie boy lurches around the globe making profound statements like Terrorists ‘They Don’t Offer a Health Care Plan’ – CNS
        http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/kerry-rails-against-terrorists-they-don-t-offer-health-care-plan

    • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

      Begone, foul troll!

    • Drakken

      What is rather amusing, is that if Kerry was in front of you, you would blow him like the good little commicrat that you are. Kerry was and is a traitor and will always be a traitor.

    • iluvisrael

      how about limpwristed barry hussein?

    • SWohio

      Clinton? either of them?

      Kerry ‘threw his medals away’ and they weren’t even HIS medals – he is genetically incapable of telling the truth, as are you and the rest of your liberal friends.

  • Pepe Turcon

    Actually…Israel should thank Mr. Kerry as this will create the opportunity to nuke Teheran.

    • http://forbiddenterritories.com/profile/Isahiah62 Isahiah62

      Why thanks? it has the OBAMA plan to FORCE Israel into a deadly nuclear conflict – that way he can celebrate with his Muz brethren that they achieved the intended result of restoring& funding nukes to IRAN- and avoid USA having to confront IRAN b/c they force Israel to do their dirty work for them-

      If Israel by some miracle does come out the winner, this jewhater admin will bring down a world of hatred and condemnation ON THEM FOR DOING SO “premeptively”- either way ISRAEL loses and the bastards win

      • Drakken

        Better to be alive and despised than dead and praised.

  • Kimo

    The bottom line is Kerry is a traitor who has never been held to account for what he did to sabotage our country during Vietnam.

  • wileyvet

    Bravo!

  • garyhope

    Jon Francoise Carry is an embarrassment, a traitor and a pathetic, narcissistic, pompous fool, gold digger and gigolo.

    He should be in prison and HAVE been in prison for his treasonous trip to Paris to sell out and negotiate with the Viet Cong. He should have been dishonorably discharged from the Army for his phony “wounds” and 3 Purple Hearts in 6 months in Vietnam and hid fantasy trip to Cambodia. There is no end to his perfidy and betrayal of The United States.

    To think that he could have been POTUS. As if Obama, Gore , Hillary and Elizabeth Warren aren’t bad enough.

    I hope The United States and Western civilization can survive all of these commie fools and traitors.

  • Sniper’s Freedom

    Ouch! The truth actually may hurt! Progressive Virus carriers do not like confrontation, ever.

  • Davros11

    You deserve a standing ovation for that Daniel! Thanks for saying what soo Many useful idiot Americans are afraid to!

  • Steeloak

    Well said Daniel. A tour de force of Lurch’s bungling and traitorous career.
    P.S. John, we’re still waiting to see that DD-214. That dishonorable discharge by Nixon for your sell out in Paris and your re-instatement by Jimmy Carter is on it, that’s why you won’t let us see it – right?

  • LisaPNevarez

    .its a shame Kerry could read this and still not understand that HE is problem. http://num.to/478878905061

    • Atikva

      Oh Mr. Perry could read all right, but understand… doubtful.

  • Atikva

    I am not Jewish, but I am in total agreement with the contents of this open letter to Mr. Kerry, whose despicable conduct is shaming the American people.

    • lostlegends

      Me, too; a well put together essay.

  • Baba_Metzia

    Kol HaKavod to Greenfield!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      todah

  • nimbii

    Well said Daniel.

    The only thing we haven’t heard from Mr. Wonderful is a threat to characterize Israel’s actions on Palestinians as the devastation liking to “jenjis con” (a used car salesman in the West Bank?).

  • Douglas J. Bender

    I read a fair amount of commentators, of various sorts, and Daniel Greenfield is one of the very top (in my opinion, along with Thomas Sowell, and less than a handful of others).

    • Daniel Greenfield

      thank you

  • SWohio

    ‘so you could fail on a grander scale’ Brilliant!

  • HWGood

    That’s Steamboat Johnnie for you.

  • sabasarge

    C’mon Daniel, tell us how you really feel!
    You always write the truth, and you always write it eloquently Daniel.
    Now, if only Kerry and Peres would slink off together to count their millions in obscurity we could get a peaceful nights sleep.
    They are made for each other.

  • Janice Woods

    Picking on poor old John Kerry again. Poor bastard is still trying to figure out where he was Christmas Day 1968.

  • maisy

    John replies”well I never!”……..the summer has arrived. Time to retreat to his multimillion dollar sailboat and languish off the vineyard away from all those peasants!

  • AZfederalist

    Sometimes the only fitting comment to a commentary is applause. This is such a commentary.

    Well written sir.

  • Anamah

    Thank you my friend… well said.
    Your letter to John Kerry is formidable Daniel!

  • mackykam

    Oh well, Jews have a long history of being blamed, harassed and murdered for not accepting false messiahs, starting with Jesus. After all, the first Commandments are, ” I am the Lord God. Thou shallt have no other gods before Me.”
    The positive in all this: John F. Kerry is no longer part of the Jewish Gene pool, for which Jews everywhere give thanks to our God. His family left Judaism and he became stupid.

  • Dan Mesa/AZ

    John Kerry is an egomaniac and a narcissist who wants to be all things to all people ‘who matter’. And those ‘who matter’ in his world are those on the left.

    Kerry claims to be a devout Catholic, I find that very tough to swallow. One only needs to look at the seriousness of his faith, his treatment and stance on Israel to see through this pathetic man.

    When we Christians (myself a Catholic convert, 2008) do not walk together with Jews, we are in danger of regressing to the paganism from which we emerged. “Salvation is from the Jews” – John 4:19-22, is a loaded topic but oh so important to Catholics, to Christians.

    Jews and Christians need one another despite our differences in Messianic promise, and Kerry is abandoning the Jews. Look at the miracle that is Israel, look at the most advanced (many claim) country on earth and the hornets nest of evil that surrounds it. Israel is God’s eye winking back at us….and JFKerry is refusing to even acknowledge the people from which his saviour emerged.

    Unfortunately, John Kerry is a man with a lot of power and influence (a hell of a lot more than I’ll ever have) and as much as I cannot stand him, he needs our prayers.

    Another gem Mr. Greenfield. I speak for many, I cannot wait for your book come out!

  • acidulous

    LOVE IT.

  • Ken Kelso

    http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/05/09/amnesty-researcher-admits-that-palestinian-eyewitnesses-often-lie/
    Amnesty Researcher Admits That Palestinian ‘Eyewitnesses’ Often Lie
    MAY 9, 2014

    Donatella Rovera, an Amnesty field investigator, wrote an interesting article about the challenges of fact finding in war situations.

    One of her main points is that eyewitnesses are often unreliable. For example:

    In Gaza, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, and other places I interviewed civilians who described what they thought were artillery or bomb strikes being launched by far away government forces and striking near their homes – whereas in reality the loud bangs and tremors were caused by mortars or rockets being launched by opposition fighters from their positions nearby. For the untrained ear it is virtually impossible to distinguish between incoming and outgoing fire, and all the more so for those who find themselves close to the frontlines.

    Another factor she mentions:

    Even if they disregard it, investigators must be alert to the fact that disinformation and misinformation can contribute to shaping the perception of events, the narrative surrounding the events, and the behaviour of people who take it in good faith and internalize it, including victims, witnesses, and others potential sources.

    Here Rovera is referring to lies that spread quickly and then become widely believed – including by “unbiased” NGOs – before anyone has a chance to investigate. How many times have we seen that?

    She gives a specific example from Gaza:

    Fear can lead victims and witnesses to withhold evidence or give deliberately erroneous accounts of incidents. In Gaza, I received partial or inaccurate information by relatives of civilians accidentally killed in accidental explosions or by rockets launched by Palestinian armed groups towards Israel that had malfunctioned and of civilians killed by Israeli strikes on nearby Palestinian armed groups’ positions. When confronted with other evidence obtained separately, some said they feared reprisals by the armed groups.

    Meaning that “eyewitnesses” will often claim that there was no terrorist activity in the area of an airstrike and Israel wantonly and indiscriminately killed people for no reason.

    This gets wholly believed and parroted by the UN and other NGOs. The Goldstone Report has many such examples.

    Unfortunately, in many cases the NGOs themselves are part of the problem. Rovera admits, a little elliptically:

    Conflict situations create highly politicized and polarized environments, which may affect even individuals and organizations with a proven track record of credible and objective work. Players and interested parties go to extraordinary lengths to manipulate or manufacture “evidence” for both internal and external consumption.

    It is a shame that Rovera didn’t include Amnesty International itself as being guilty of this, and she ascribes the lack of objectivity almost only to fake evidence that is created by one side rather than to the ideological desire to find war crimes when none exist.

    They might strenuously deny it, but Amnesty and HRW have systemic biases against Israel. This article, while a step in the right direction, only scratches the surface of how NGOs themselves contribute to the culture of lies in order to issue their reports and maintain their funding without doing basic fact checks.

    And while Rovera notes that some “eyewitnesses” act out of fear, she doesn’t go far enough. At least in the territories, the lies about Israel are repeated so often that the witnesses will often tell Western reporters and researchers what they expect to hear rather than what happened. This isn’t necessarily out of fear; it is part of their culture to ensure that Israel is always blamed no matter what. It saturates their media. I cannot count how many times “eyewitness” accounts were found to be complete fiction, and fear didn’t enter into the equation. However, many of the “witnesses” happen to work for the largest employer in the West Bank – the PA – which lies constantly.

    Not to mention that many anti-Israel activists that will knowingly repeat the most outrageous lies to further their own agenda.

    Lets hope that this article can at least open up the discussion of how inaccurate much of the reporting and research is about Israel, even from NGOs that pretend to be objective.

  • Mark

    Simply outstanding!

  • SFLBIB

    Kerry is a good example of negotiation for its own sake.

  • Schmutzli

    In response, Jean Fonda Kerry sings a few verses of “I’m Just a Gigolo” as he steps onto his yacht…

    And no, retiring from the senate could not have left this arrogant buffoon with “some dignity”; he has never had any at any point in his life, hence none to be left with.

    In closing, special thanks are again given to those Stupid Party senators who voted to confirm this chump.

  • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    DEAR JOHN KERRY:

    If you’re painfully facing a foreign policy legacy of ashes and dust serving the Worse-Than-Watergate-Amateur-in-Chief you have no one to blame but yourself. If only you hadn’t made him the keynote speaker at the 2004 DNC your fate might be different today. But you and the prez are well suited to each other: for the two of you are masterful at leading from BE-HEINZ.

    Click http://www.apollospeaks.com to read “The Death of a JFK Mimic, and John F. Kerry’s Defeat in 2004.” It’s one of the most unusual things written about the man.

  • Mladen_Andrijasevic

    The one positive thing about John Kerry is that he made me come up with the Kerry Quiz

    A mini 5 + 1 question quiz for Secretary Kerry
    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2014/01/a-mini-5-1-question-quiz-for-secretary.html

  • John P Center

    the apartheid charge is the left version of anti semitism

  • John P Center

    islam will never make peace with a dhimmi state as they can’t accept it as a equal. will any politican tell the truth?

  • ClarkeB10

    RE; JOHN KERRY; “You lack the basic criteria of a diplomat. You’re a bad liar.” Daniel Greenfeild-

    “If the Arabs put down their
    weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence.
    If the Jews put ‎down
    their weapons ‎today,
    there would be no ‎more Israel’‎”
    Benjamin
    Netanyahu

  • eamonkelly

    Kerry’s just another turd in the tank of the oministry.

  • FAL18

    OMG….this was so well done….so right on the mark….composer deserves every pat on the back from us and to his mother, our thanks.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      thanks

  • AlThompson

    Game, Set, and Match!

  • Rob

    So in the moment of sobriety, Israel has seen this worn-out old pathway trapping called “negotiate with the barbaric” AKA peace talks, yet the willfully ignorant relentlessly persist to embarrass the USA , I use in proper context not in malign.
    About the only fitting thing from here is to say “thanks, but No thanks” for when next attempt from the American admin to “fix” the Middle East. We know the PA & American admin interpretation of “peace” and it isn’t the same as rational minds operate with.
    Blessings Michelle and many thank yous for this website as the information on it are a treasure chest collection. I do not know where we can get the easily accesses wealth of issues articles and other things pertaining to many concerns for Israel and its history.

  • Danny

    Reality check here: Who was the last pro-Israel Secretary of State? Who was the last Secretary of State who’s actions actually helped Israel?…I’m waiting…

    You see, the problem isn’t John Kerry. Once he’s gone there will be just another like him. The real problem is a weak Israeli Prime Minister and a weak Israeli Knesset, and treasonous anti-Israel organizations in Israel (like Peace Now).

    The problem is that Israel lacks a leader who instead of bowing to US pressure to release Arab murderers, should be telling Kerry and Obama and anyone else who makes such outrageous demands on Israel to go to hell.

    Netanyahu should have told Obama to go to hell the very first time Obama said that Israel needs to go back to the pre-1967 borders. Instead he made speeches to AIPAC about how strong the relationship is between America and Israel.

    On the night that Netanyahu went to the White House and had to go in through the back (the servants’ door), and later was left alone while Obama went to have dinner with his family, on that same night Netanyahu should have told Obama to go to hell.

    The problem is Israel’s weak leader and even weaker opposition. A thousand John Kerrys will come and go, but make no mistake, what will happen to Israel depends on Israeli leadership.

    When I see Israel release Arab murderers from prison, who will then try to murder more Jews, I know I’m seeing a country hellbent on committing suicide. The fact that John Kerry is asking Israel to commit national suicide is irrelevant.

  • Danny

    Why was my comment taken down? All I said was that the real problem is the current state of Israeli politics. If Israel had a real leader, a Kahanist, Iran’s nuclear program would have been destroyed long ago.

  • sidney miraz

    Excellent expose, yet missing one important detail about Kerry’s ORDERS from the Obama administration. Kerry went to the Middle-East on a mission for Obama’s own grandeur. Lets be fair, your letter stating is correct, Yet it’s the actual USA President that would also deserve such an open Message, especially for his poor foreign policy and his openly Muslim preference over the Jewish State. Kerry is but a puppet here, lets not overlook WHO is pulling the strings.
    Sidney Miraz

  • testa moanee

    This was all really a Kabucki dance. We all knew this from the beginning, The bad part was the release of terrorists who may go on to kill people. How can we even conceive of peace when in the Arab Muslim world Shia and Sunni are engaged in a civil war. The Muslims can’t live in peace with each other, they persecute their Christian population. How are they going to reconcile with the Jews?