John Kerry’s Flying Circus

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


lkOn the State Department website there is a section titled “Travels with the Secretary” that lists all the places that the Secretary of State has been to. In an atmosphere where Hillary Clinton received the Liberty Medal because she “traveled to more countries than any other Secretary of State” mileage is almost as good as accomplishment… at least to the latest senator to squat in the Truman Building.

Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry may not be getting anything done, but they do have a lot of hotel bills, souvenirs and snapshots to show for it.

John Kerry has traveled to 39 countries over 144 days for 312,927 miles with a total flight time of 678.56 hours. That would be impressive if he were going for a Guinness Book of World Records entry, instead of a diplomatic accomplishment.

In 2014, Kerry has already been everywhere from Jerusalem to Paris and from Kuwait City to Vatican City and from Saudi Arabia to Ireland for a total of 26,000 miles. Most of his time has been spent in the Middle East where warring factions are united in a fervent wish that he would go away.

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have all rejected his security proposal for the Jordan Valley. The Israeli Defense Minister reportedly told friends that he wished John Kerry would win a Nobel Prize and go away. Palestinian Arabs protested Kerry’s visit and an aide to President Abbas declared, “No Palestinian leader in his right mind would accept any of this.”

The media is talking up Kerry’s success, but the situation on the ground is worse than it was before the Secretary of State who put Russia in charge of resolving the Syrian Civil War got started. The Palestinian Authority is threatening a war against Israel in every forum and polls show that solid majorities on both sides have no confidence in the process.

Kerry egotistically tried sidelining actual talks between the parties and offering them his proposals instead. These negotiations have failed, not just for the usual reasons, but because they aren’t actual negotiations between two parties. Undaunted, Kerry is coming back with a framework for peace talks that no one but him wants or believes in, based on positions that neither party actually agrees on.

No doubt he’ll rack up a lot of extra miles and cadge a lot of free drinks on the way there and back.

The problem with the peace process is that it was never meant to produce peace. The entire political machinery of the Palestinian movement was set up as a bear trap for Israel and the United States. Both countries have spent two decades stuck in the bear trap and instead of trying to escape by chewing off a trapped limb, keep reviewing proposals to chew off their healthy limbs in order to appease the trapper.

The one thing that the Palestinian Authority can never do is agree to any true final status agreement without setting up an ongoing process for further agreements. That would be opening the bear trap and since it is the bear trap, it would no longer have a reason to exist. The PLO, in all its forms, was a manufactured insurgency by the USSR and its Arab allies to tie down Israel and the United States.

Regardless of how much territory the Palestinian Authority received in a final status agreement, it would have to agree to give up on some part of Israel. And that would be a “betrayal” of the cause that would end its usefulness to its backers and its support among its own people allowing Hamas to take over.

The Palestinian Authority wants to continue the status quo. It might declare statehood if that will mean more foreign aid, because it already is the world’s welfare state, but it will never agree to peace. Its only negotiating cards are terrorism and peace, if it ever traded terrorism for peace; it would have no more cards to play and no way to cadge billions of dollars in international aid without returning to terrorism.

Abbas is happy to go on negotiating forever and extracting more concessions from Israel at every session as long as he never has to make a final trade. Israel only wants a final negotiation because it is tired of offering endless concessions in exchange for nothing. The only way that Abbas knows how to dissuade Israel from final status negotiations is by escalating his demands into impossible territory.

Israel knows what Abbas is doing. Abbas knows what Israel is doing. And John Kerry has no idea what he’s doing rushing back and forth to try and make peace negotiations work that are designed to fail.

John Kerry has a long history of rushing into negotiations that he doesn’t understand. Kerry didn’t understand what was going on in Syria and got taken. He didn’t understand what was going on in Vietnam or in Nicaragua. Instead he eagerly picks the side to the left and begins moving proposals around with no clue as to what the motivations of either party are.

A good negotiator understands not just what the parties say they want, but what they really want. Unfortunately John Kerry has no ability to pick up on subtext. His international experience consists of traveling to other countries and taking absolutely everything that he is told at face value.

John Kerry really believes that the Russians are eager to partner with him even when they’re laughing at him to his face. He really believes that Assad and the Syrian rebels want to negotiate a solution. And he really believes that if he spends enough time in Jerusalem and Ramallah, the barriers will fall away.

Kerry never truly sees the world that he traverses at taxpayer expense, only the awards and plaudits waiting for him once he resolves all of its problems. All his life, he has been a player on his own stage, posturing in a small variety of roles, from Vietnam veteran, to peace crusader, back to Vietnam veteran and then back to peace crusader, from medal hurler to Nobel winner in the theater of his own mind.

Diplomacy for Kerry, like statesmanship and legislating, is a performance. Not only doesn’t he know how to do it, but he doesn’t even know that he doesn’t know how to do it. The same misplaced confidence that got him from telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the United States military was as bad as the armies of Genghis Khan to sitting on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is moving him around the world with a furrowed brow full of Botox and nothing inside it but a Tom Collins and visions of an elderly Norwegian handing him the Peace Prize that he believes has been rightfully his since 1971.

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  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Don’t forget what this jackass did in Honduras in support of Zelaya. Was he too stupid to understand that no coup had taken place? I doubt it. He was just following the lead of his mentors, Castro and Chavez. If the man had been born a bit earlier, he would have advocated America’s entry into WWII in support of Hirohito as a way of getting the Japanese to like us. This is just how his lunatic mind works.

    • Omar

      In the case of Honduras, Obama was so much in favor of the corrupt Zelaya that Chavez encouraged his ousted Honduran ally to meet withthe radical-in-chief at the White House in Washington, D.C., while the Marxist government of Venezuela threatened war against the then-interim government of Honduras. The political crisis in Honduras shows the intense levleof left-wing bullying in any part of the world.

  • Mladen_Andrijasevic

    Shouldn’t Kerry announce how he did on the Kerry Quiz?
    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2014/01/a-mini-5-1-question-quiz-for-secretary.html

  • Judahlevi

    What is sorely missing in American public life is competence. We have a president who was elected, not because he was competent, but because “it was time” for his skin color to lead. The 2016 election will be, not about Hillary’s competence (she has none), but about “it is time” for her gender to lead.

    Most thinking Americans are desperate for a competent person to make decisions for America instead of playing politically correct games. Kerry was selected by an incompetent president to be an incompetent Secretary of State. The Democrats buy votes with tax dollars, but have no other strategy that makes sense once they have power.

    Incompetence will take its toll – we are not going to escape the negative consequences. Bad decisions lead to bad outcomes. We can’t afford another bad president in 2016.

    • William Fisher

      Amen to that. “Skin color” followed by “Gender.” If it happens in 2016 we are doomed. Not to say O.B.A.M.A. won’t doom us sooner. Hillary Ramrod would certainly finish the job. Before the political correct crowd starts in blasting me I’d like to say what I said on two occasions. “Not that black man” and what I am going to say, “Not that woman.”

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        Maybe Mary Katherine Hamm will run!

        The only ting Thurston cares about is keeping the best parts of the Middle East (the ones who supply fuel for the yacht and caviar for everything else) from interrupting the flow of the spice (to mix metaphors and dimensions). In his mind we’re already at a Brazil-type economy in the US. He’s been living like that for years.

      • Drakken

        If Hildabeast gets elected POTUS, this country as we know it is done.

    • JVictor

      Welcome to the results of diversity indoctrination. Forget someone’s ability, or lack thereof. It’s about everything BUT competence.

    • bob smith

      Very well said. However, I will continue to remind people, akin to a broken record, that you need to keep your eyes and your mind wide open. Like the Devil whose greatest trick was feigning his existence, the caliphate resident of The White House will do no less.
      There is no precedent in the history of The Republic where a second term president continues to campaign for funds at record pace. Ask yourself why that is?
      Let me nail it down for you…
      1. the caliphate himself has said that he isn’t leaving the capitol when his residency is up in the big house.
      2. everyone is naïve and gullible if they believe that this egomaniac is walking away from his destiny bestowed upon him by his god allah…he has a vision for the destruction of America that in baseball parlance is only in the third inning.
      3. he will position a Medvedev just after the 2014 senate elections as the successor figurehead to thwart the Clintons from regaining control of the demo(ns), ergo the need for massive cash to battle the Clintons massive cash machine.
      4. it is this mystery person through which, by proxy that he will continue to transform The Republic and continue to destabilize the world.
      The game is a foot..

      • defcon 4

        I hope you’re wrong, but I won’t deny I’ve had the same fears.

        • bob smith

          it is no doubt to the sum of all fears for The Republic. his timing will be of interest.

          • defcon 4

            Maybe the Reichstag is smoldering — in the District of Corruptistan.

      • Steve Bryant

        I agree with your prediction. It would certainly explain why the Dems changed ending a filibuster to a simple majority when the odds of them retaining a majority in either house is slim, at best.

    • arishsahani

      ISlam have perfected the art of war on its enemy. Convert our local poor and uneducated to islam and use them as their foot soldiers to destroy the nation they are born.57 islamic nation is living example all locals now 100 % muslims.

    • itaintmojo

      Very accurate post thanks. Its mind boggling to think Hillary could win 2016, after her utterly classless “what difference, at this point does it make”, while family and friends of the deceased could hear and see her.

      If America elects Hillary, then America is a lost cause I’m afraid. If there’s a state that will consider removing itself from the Union, I would do my best to move to it, if that be the case.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        It won’t, if there are ads with Pat Smith and Charles Woods reacting to that quote every day for every week before election day

      • Steve Bryant

        The possibility of a state, any state, breaking out of this mad house is a comforting thought. Where do we sign up?

  • Texas Patriot

    Where do you see Obama in this situation? Has it occurred to you that Kerry is merely following orders?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I think in this case they are aligned. In other cases, Kerry has tried to go his own way when he disagreed, e.g. Syria.

      • Texas Patriot

        It’s just hard for me to see Kerry as the bad actor here. Clueless? For sure. Erratic? Always. Embarrassingly awkward and clunky? Absolutely. The old time Soviets would regard him as a “useful idiot”, and that’s probably the way Obama sees him.

        This may seem laughably absurd to many who post on this website, but I think there is an outside chance that Obama and Chuck Hagel & Co. are setting up the Iranians for an overwhelming surgical strike on the Iranian nuclear weapons facilities within the next six to nine months. If that is the case, easing sanctions and maintaining the facade that we are continuing with the failed peace process of the last forty years would probably be a good approach. Hence Kerry’s non-stop “shuttle diplomacy”.

        Is Kerry aware of everything going through Obama’s mind? Probably not. Does he need to be? Probably not. Should Israel be very anxious to accommodate Kerry’s proposals? Probably not. Is Kerry happy to fly around at taxpayer expense playing Secretary of State and dreaming of Nobel prizes? Of course! So why not let him do it?

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I’m afraid you’re being rather optimistic. There isn’t exactly a history of Obama setting up enemies for major strikes.

          The one time Obama has gone to war, it was after being tugged into it by the French and the British and his participation was weak at best.

          • Texas Patriot

            DG: “I’m afraid you’re being rather optimistic.”

            That’s entirely possible. ;-)

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Events in China certainly are worth watching and the first real explosions may be coming along.

          • bob smith

            Precisely! Whilst all watch their fries (thanks to the caliphate resident of The White House) and the lame stream media hucksters shill for every leftist ideologue, the Chinese are running away with the sacks of potatoes.
            Maybe when the fries are all gone people will notice that indeed, fries do come from potatoes. ;-)

          • Daniel Greenfield

            And that money doesn’t grow on trees

  • truebearing

    So far, Kerry’s one diplomatic achievement is that he only supports moderate extremists.

    • Barbaracvm

      He helped the communist North Vietnam at the Paris Peace talks. While still in uniform he traveled to Paris on his own without government backing.

      • truebearing

        Yes, I know. I was mocking Kerry by suggesting he only supports “moderate extremists.” There is no such thing as a moderate extremists, but he keeps babbling calling extremists moderates.

        • Barbaracvm

          Sorry I missed the sarcasm! The purple heart he got from the buck shot blow back from shooting into a pile of dried rice into his rear —- never have figured out how?!

        • defcon 4

          “moderate” islam has all the appeal of “moderate” nazism and the same kinda smell.

    • defcon 4

      Does he also like jumbo shrimp?

  • Bamaguje

    How I wish a realist like Daniel Greenfield would become Secretary of State – someone who understands that nothing short of destruction of Israel would satisfy Palestinians.

    • defcon 4

      The morality and ethics of the District of Corruptistan exclude that from ever happening. It’s a triumph of the swill.

  • Opinionated_Vogon

    Kerry is an example of the Dunning Kruger effect.

    A cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.

    Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent
    individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent
    understanding.
    David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University
    conclude, “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error
    about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems
    from an error about others”.

    20 years in the US Senate without any meaningful accomplishments. A failed run for Presidency against an incumbent savaged by the propaganda wing of the left, the MSM.

    A legend in his own mind.

    Cheers,

    O.V.

    • bob smith

      BINGO!

      “A cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority” = LEFTIST Idealism/IDEALOGUES…aka…do as I say, not as I do.

  • JVictor

    On the surface, it appears that Kerry suffers from the same delusion as Obama and Hillary: they believe their own trifling tripe and expect everyone else, including world leaders, to be swept along for the ride. However, deeper down, the Progressive Liberals are angling for the appearance of doing everything possible to work within the system. When that fails, they will assert executive privilege and impose their will upon any group or country who dares dispute them.
    Obama has said he will act unilaterally if Congress doesn’t give him the legislation he desires. Why would anyone think that his foreign policy would be any different?

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Down here in the ME he has gained a name he can be proud of, Lurch II.
    General Ya’alon sent two broadsides in the direction of the fellow and other such message bearers preceded and followed that. He either enjoys being whopped or does not get it.
    Lurch is very lucky that for now Mr. Netanyahu is his playmate, otherwise he could have been sent packing several times. Still, the US remains a very important part of the Western World and eventually a better crew will return to power. G.d Bless.

  • arishsahani

    People who know nothing about enemy and its plan end up defeated. ISlam has said very clearly They want to destroy the west. Under their plan they will convert our locals to islam and use as their foot soldiers in future to destroy this nation.

  • mo up in the northeast

    the letter I wrote today:

    January
    20, 2014

    Dear
    Speaker Boehner:

    How
    could Benghazi
    have been “preventable”, when it was
    cooked up by Obama/John Brennan and maybe Hillary Clinton? Do I have absolute
    proof? No. I’m not a reporter. I’m a seeker of truth, and NOTHING on God’s
    green earth explains four Americans being left behind to die, more than an intentional kidnapping of Chris
    Stevens, to be traded for the Blind Sheik, in the name of Obama’s pal known as
    Mohammed Morsi, perhaps along with Qumu from Gitmo (whose lawyer George Soros
    funded) . When Woods and Doherty, arrived as heroes, they botched the
    kidnapping scheme, IMHO. Walid Shoebat, who LEFT radical Islam is the guy I
    trust. That’s just the way it is. And Montagraph has PROVED that John Brennan’s
    former company, Stanley Inc. caused the name change of the dopey muslim movie,
    “Innocence of Muslims”. And why am I the only person to highlight the stand
    down quote from the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team or F.A.S.T. HAVE THE RANK AND FILE PERSONNEL TESTIFY, THE
    HECK WITH ALL THE GENERALS!!!!!!!!!!

    And
    if you can live with yourself knowing the criminality of the Obama
    Administration, Mr. Speaker, you are no Roman Catholic, you are not a follower
    of Jesus, you have no regard for the families of the Benghazi victims, and worse? You, like Obama,
    have no regard for the law. Period. We
    demand a Select Committee: We the people
    DEMAND IT!!

    Here’s
    the quote:

    “Counterterror
    chief’s company linked to “Innocence of Muslims” video

    Posted on September 28, 2012 by creeping sharia

    The more Obama and his team blame the
    movie, and now they’ve arrested the purported producer of the video, the easier
    it is to believe it was intentional. via Douglas J. Hagmann at the Northeast
    Intelligence Network h/t to the reader who left the link in comments

    Body of lies from
    Benghazi to Barack

    By now, it is well known that something is
    very wrong with the official narrative pertaining to the controversial video
    known to everyone as The Innocence of Muslims. The official government
    script we are asked to believe is that this video supposedly caused the
    September 11, 2012 attack on the consulate in Libya and ignited the ensuing
    violence and death across the Muslim world that continues without abatement
    today. Officially, the video was cited as the primary motive in the murder of
    U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya
    on September 11, 2012. There are more than a few problems with this narrative.
    First, aside from the trailer, the video does not exist anywhere in any
    public forum. Not now, not ever.

    Based on my findings from a lengthy and
    extensive investigation that is ongoing, the trailer (which will be referenced
    interchangeably in this report as “the video”) was not a motive, but a means to
    an end not yet seen. In fact, I believe that the entire story is even deeper
    and more sinister than that.

    Because easily obtainable evidence exists
    that the video was not the cause of the violence but a made-to-order excuse for
    it, most investigative journalists representing the right side of the political
    spectrum have long stopped any meaningful, deeper inquiries, while the
    left-leaning press doubled down in the face of such evidence. It is obvious
    that the perpetuation of the longstanding right-left paradigm is still actively
    serving the larger agenda nicely in providing a suitable smoke screen for
    the truth. The truth of this matter, however, seems to be located deep
    within a rabbit hole straight out of Alice
    in Wonderland, as all is not what it appears.

    Investigation leads to disturbing
    discoveries

    During the course of any complex
    investigation, detectives are always searching for that elusive “ah-ha!”
    moment, or the point at which a breakthrough of a case is achieved. Often, that
    moment never arrives, or is considerably less than dramatic when it does. In
    this case, the truth appeared to be so adeptly hidden and convoluted that it
    took me a long time before I realized that many of the puzzle pieces were
    actually in plain view, but they were just not readily identifiable. The
    reason, I concluded, was that I was looking at this entire situation all wrong.
    That’s when the “ah-ha” moment turned into an “uh-oh” moment.

    First, I made the erroneous assumption that I
    knew who the “good guys” and the “bad guys” are, much like someone watching a
    vintage movie with “cops and robbers” where the good guys wear the police
    uniforms and the bad guys wear masks. I did not anticipate that some of the
    so-called good guys might actually be the perpetrators, especially considering
    the evil woven into these events. I am willing, however, to stipulate that some
    of the “bad guys” might be nothing more than unwitting pawns unknowingly
    involved in a larger agenda, although I find that more difficult to accept
    given the death and destruction involved.

    Secondly, I believe that I’ve found evidence
    that suggests links between this video, or at least the manner in which this
    video was first created, then changed and finally used, to key people and
    entities involved with a number of suspicious events over the last decade. It
    would appear that some of the individuals and entities, including but not
    limited to high ranking members of both political parties, elected officials,
    and members of the intelligence community have some level of active or passive
    involvement in this and various past events of significance, but have adeptly
    maintained a plausibly deniable role by only slight degrees of separation.

    To bring more specificity to the above, it
    would appear that there is a possible connection between the dissemination of
    the controversial video with the 2008 passport office break-in scandal that
    involved improper computer access to the passport records of Barack Hussein
    Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John McCain. The latter is an enigma in its
    own right, having its own level of complicity and complexity. Additionally,
    that particular event appears to involve other events at its periphery,
    including but not limited to the murder of the key witness in that case,
    Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr.

    One thing that appears to exist, if my
    investigative findings are correct, is that some of the same individuals and
    entities that were directly and indirectly involved in the passport office
    break-in, including government and defense contractors, appear to have a role in
    the video controversy.

    This leads to the third and perhaps most
    disturbingly critical discovery. If my investigative findings are correct, it
    is my opinion as a professional investigator that the events in Libya, which
    have now spread across the globe, were a direct result of a covert CIA mission
    that appears to have been compromised from within our own government. If I am
    incorrect, however, the alternative is even more unthinkable.

    If correct, my investigative trail leads
    directly to the U.S. Department of State and the CIA with some level of White
    House involvement, at which point things become even more convoluted. It is
    here that one might become confused with the aforementioned “good guy versus
    bad guy” identification process.

    It was on or about 22 September 2012 that
    during my research, I found a video titled Proof Positive – In My Opinion
    posted by an individual on the YouTube channel under the user name “Montagraph.”
    I found that many of his findings mirrored mine (or mine his), although there
    were a few exceptions. Nonetheless, this Internet video contains links to many
    interesting screen captures.

    The individual in the video Proof
    Positive – In My Opinion on the YouTube channel Montagraph details some
    very disturbing possibilities, including the identification of a news and
    politics website (a series of them, interrelated) known as NewsPoliticsNow and
    its various name variations, might be linked to Stanley, Inc., which is now
    known as CGI. It is interesting that my investigative results seem to be
    generally consistent with his findings, and also that there appears to be a
    link to this company that provides products and services to the U.S. military,
    the U.S. State Department and DHS.

    The video, defense contractors &
    Obama

    In the “Montagraph video,” a connection is
    drawn to Stanley, Inc. The importance of this, beyond the status as defense
    contractors from Arlington,
    Virginia, lies in the digital
    fingerprints connecting the video The Innocence of Muslims with a user
    with access to the NewsPoliticsNow website. The “Montagraph video” explains the
    connection by the presence of a common avatar, or an image used by Internet
    posters. It is here that things become as disturbing as they are convoluted.

    According to published reports, Stanley, Inc.
    was awarded a $164 million contract to print new U.S. passports in 2006. Two
    employees of Stanley, Inc., along with a third individual employed by another
    defense contractor identified as The Analysis Corporation, were identified
    as the perpetrators who breached the records of the U.S. passport office on
    three occasions in 2008 and “improperly accessed” the passport records of
    Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The
    breaches occurred on January 9, February 21 and March 14, 2008.

    It is important to note that the CEO of the
    Analysis Corporation at the time of the passport office break-in was John
    O. Brennan, who served as a close advisor to Obama in 2008 on matters
    of intelligence and foreign policy. Brennan also contributed to Obama’s 2008
    presidential campaign. Brennan also had a 25-year career in the CIA.

    Presently, John Brennan is chief counterterrorism
    advisor to Barack Hussein Obama under the official title of Deputy National
    Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Assistant to
    the President.

    Since 2008, the accepted and unchallenged
    motive for the breach was that the perpetrators were looking at the passport
    and biological data on all three presidential candidates in some sort of
    “exploratory” mission. They were summarily fired from their jobs and
    disappeared into the night before they could be interviewed by investigators
    working on the case. What took place following this admitted breach,
    however, has an extremely sinister overtone.

    Flashback: 2008 Obama revelation; Key
    witness to passport office break-in murdered

    Recall that at the time of the passport
    office break-in, Barack Hussein Obama was on the campaign trail as the
    presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. The news of the breach was made
    public within a week of the last intrusion, and a week later, on March 21,
    2008, Obama was
    asked for his reaction by ABC News Jake Tapper while campaigning.
    Obviously, Obama now officially knows that the public has been informed about
    the level of the breach, and that Obama’s personal and confidential
    biographical information, in addition to his international travels was
    apparently “accessed.”

    It is important to note that that the files
    accessed included Obama’s personal passport and not limited to his diplomatic
    passport.

    On April 8, 2008, Obama continued to comment
    on the fact that the confidentiality of his passport records were apparently
    compromised. It was on this occasion when Obama admitted, for the first
    time in any public venue as a presidential candidate, that he
    traveled to Pakistan in 1981. One wonders whether Obama would have
    disclosed his Pakistan
    trip at this time had it not been for the uncertainty that the information was
    already “in play.”

    Even ABC News appeared surprised at this
    sudden and unexpected revelation, considering all of the talk about Pakistan and U.S. foreign policy during the
    previous several months. Research shows that Obama did not disclose this trip
    at any time during any policy discussions or debates prior to the
    passport office breach.

    It is also important to point out that during
    the investigation of the breach of the passport office records, the Washington
    Times reported that “officials do not know whether information was improperly
    copied, altered or removed from the database during the
    intrusions” [Emphasis added]. As time progressed, however, so did the leaks. It
    was reported that at least one employee within the U.S. State Department shared
    passport information with a man identified as Lieutenant Quarles Harris
    Jr.

    My investigation suggests that Harris was the
    intended recipient of stolen credit card information from the State Department
    employee, but received more than what he bargained for. When he realized the
    scope of the crime and the explosive nature of the information he possessed, he
    turned to investigators for protection. He also began to talk with
    investigators and ultimately, made a deal with federal prosecutors.

    Before he could make good on his deal,
    Lieutenant Quarles Harris Jr. was found shot to death in his car on April 17,
    2008, just over a month after the last breach. He was found in front of the Judah House Praise Baptist
    Church in the northeast section of Washington. He had been
    shot in the head.

    There’s a lot more. Read it all and come
    to your own conclusion. Watch the video linked above and subsequent videos on
    the user’s Youtube page.

    Subterfuge? Elaborate hoax?
    Disinformation campaign? Covering up for a false flag? Hagmann concludes:

    If my investigative findings are correct,
    there appear to be some very disconcerting ties between this video and
    individuals and entities associated with our own government. The official
    narrative of everyone from Obama to Rice to Obama presidential campaign advisor
    Robert Gibbs is that this specific video is to blame for the murder of
    Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya.

    Clearly, their continued assertions in the
    face of contrary evidence suggests something much larger. The video appears to
    be serving multiple purposes. It appears to be a multi-faceted catalyst by
    seemingly opposing parties to advance different agendas. One might be to
    suppress any criticism of Islam and ultimately restrict our freedom of speech –
    both religious and political dissent, while the other is to foment chaos in
    Islamic countries as a means to an end.

    Despite the gradual awakening of people to
    the larger agendas, both agendas seem to be working. My investigation is
    continuing.

    More: Innocence
    of Muslims Film was Made by Terrorists

    The narrative that circulates the media fails
    to address crucial questions about the mystery of this film.

    For example, to date, no one has stepped forward
    or can confirm for certain that whoever holds an identity by the name of
    Nakoula Bacile Nakoula is even that man. After all, he held several
    identifications, including Muslim names. He could have easily presented a valid
    I.D. when he was arrested, yet he was likely not the man on that I.D.

    Such a claim isn’t easily dismissed; if an
    Egyptian by the name of Nakoula Bacile Nakoula is blamed for angering over a
    billion Muslims, it would not be that difficult to find the entire family in Egypt,
    to include brothers, cousins, aunts, siblings wife, wives, ex-wives,
    mistresses, and pets, et. al., especially since the riots that spanned across
    30 nations were sparked in Egypt.

    In the Middle East,
    you are known by your clan. Yet, Egypt cannot produce neither this
    man’s family or his background?

    To date, no one has produced proof to
    authenticate Nakoula.

    I realize that people might try to shoot
    holes in what we are saying. However, the media has very little evidence to
    prove its narrative, while we present much validated facts that prove much
    while leaving more to uncover.

    The results of this entire Innocence of
    Muslims fiasco will not be the apprehension of terrorists, but the
    continual chipping away at our First-Amendment freedoms…………………………………..”

    Affirming God himself wants justice,

    Maureen

    Cc: Sen. Rand Paul

    Sen. Ted Cruz

    Congressman Paul Ryan

    Senator John McCain

    Senator Charles Schumer

    FOX

    Washington Times

    Washington Post

    New York Times

    Breitbart

  • StanleyT

    One of your best, Mr. Greenfield (and that’s saying something!)

    Thank you.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      thank you

  • Gee

    Odumba has been working hard at the destruction of Israel – his latest tool is Kerry.

    As luck would have it – Odumba is the most incompetent president the United States has ever had and he surrounds himself with people that are just as incompetent and even less intelligence so that the voters don’t notice.

  • ltcdmward

    While taking a Production & Operations course as an undergraduate, the first concept presented was the Systems Approach (Inputs, the Conversion Process, Outputs, Control Mechanisms, and Feedback Loops). Within that was presented the concept of an Activity Trap (i.e. lots of activity but no, little or screwed up Outputs — the product or service). Frequent flying Leftists, like Hillary and Kerry and, yes, the Slub, are consummate masters of the federal Activity Trap (playing at all theaters near you since the ‘War On Poverty’).

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Arguably that’s the entire government these days

      • bob smith

        no better applicable definition than SNAFU.

  • mtnhikerdude

    I am curious as to how this administration is going to spin Iran’s first missiles ( that we financed) launched into Israel.

    • WhiteHunter

      That’s an easy one: “It’s Bush’s fault!”

    • Steve Bryant

      How about into Washington?

  • logdon

    Kerry’s capers. To quote his predecessor, At this point what difference does it make?

    Here’s the irrationality of the whole thing.

    ‘In a speech onJan 10/14, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made it crystal clear that he would never abandon the “right of return”, would
    never recognize Israel as a Jewish state and would never make a deal
    unless East Jerusalem was given to the Palestinians as their capital, all of which cross Israel’s red lines’.

    http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-two-state-solution-is-dead-long-live-what?f=must_reads#ixzz2qxFoh4NZ

    • defcon 4

      It’s strange how a city never mentioned once in their holeiest book is considered sacred by islam0fascists everywhere — despite the fact the number of them that actually visit their third holeiest site is vanishingly small.

  • Nixonfan

    You’d be on an airplane too if you were married to Mrs. Heinz.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And a yacht

    • Steve Bryant

      good point, fan. lol

  • Jeff Ludwig

    Yes to everything in this article. To me, the key word is referring to Kerry as “egotistical.” To me, that’s a kind word and I would prefer “megalomaniacal.” Either way, the point is clear: Kerry is operating to feed the insatiable needs of bloated ego. His overbearing style makes that apparent (would you like to have this man over for dinner — answer, of course not because he would spend the evening telling you how superior he is to you in every way). Add to this that he has a certain churlish forcefulness in the way he expresses himself along with good Harvard-trained diction, and we have a formula describing a magnificently empty suit. He has failed; he will fail; he deserves to fail. He is lost inside a fantasy of his own grandiosity. That’s apparent.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And has been for decades

  • itaintmojo

    The only thing Kerry ever did well, was his role on the Adams family as Lurch. He is far more suited for acting as a monster in a horror flick, then on the world stage.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He’s a scarier monster in real life

  • Donald J DaCosta

    John Kerry/Barack Obama………..a marriage made in_____________fill in the blank

  • bob e

    keep kickin’ them all in the nuts dan..we simple folk can’t get enough..

  • Drakken

    Israel, next time this dolt Kerry shows up on your doorstep, don’t even bother to meet him at the airport. When Hamas and company launch another rocket or build another tunnel, start rolling arty barrages as a response, then if your want to really get these inbred savages attention, drop a few MOABS or maybe a nice taste of napalm for good measure. Sooner or later Israel, your going to have another intifada on your hands to extort something else from you, killem all and let allah sortem out.

    • defcon 4

      I’m sure even some old fashioned 105mm howitzers with prox-fused shells would get the attention of the islam0nazis who run Gaza.

    • turk182

      Israel keeps dealing with Gaza in HALF measures. They should buy or build MOABs and drop one every time there’s a rocket or mortar attack from Gaza. MOAB is designed to destroy bunkers and tunnels like HAMAS uses to store their missiles and munitions. The shock and awe from the massive blast would also chill HAMAS and the Gazan people. HAMAS would do everything to keep its sects from launching attacks. I believe it would only take one or two MOABs to stop the attacks from Gaza permanently.Plus,use of MOAB doesn’t risk any Israeli soldiers or costly armored vehicles.
      It’s time Israel did the job right.

      BOTH sides keep on doing the same thing,over and over,expecting different results each time.
      The muzzies make attacks,Israel retaliates HALFway,doesn’t finish the job,and the muzzies lick their wounds,rest and rearm until the next time. A stupid cycle.

      • Steve Bryant

        The so-called Palestinians will never change their tactics as long as there isn’t any consequence for their terrorist activities. I’m betting that a MOAB dropped for every bottle rocket coming over the border would bring “peace” to the region quicker than you can say, “I was for it, before I was against it”. Eh?

  • tweaver1945

    The writer pegged Lurch for what he was and is. If it weren’t for his wife’s inherited fortune, this fellow would probably be home sailing in the bay with a martini in hand…

  • Andrew

    Excellent article Daniel, one thing about Kerry that’s always stuck with me since his botched presidential run in ’04, is an article Newsweek ran during the ’04 election about his adolescent idol worship of JFK and how it created a life long desire to equal or exceed the place of his idol in history. He probably see the “Peace Process” as a last opportunity do just that, before he’s hustled off to ruin some university or run a non-profit into the ground, which is likely the reason for his pathetically ironic and ignorant religious fervour for the “negotiations.”

  • CurmudgyOne

    This is one of the most outstanding indictments of an individual I have ever read. Your final paragraph should be engraved on the wall at the State Department.

  • defcon 4

    You would have to be a dumb, damned dolt not to realize the paleswine don’t want peace, but the total destruction of the state of Israel and ethnic cleansing of every, last Jew from Israel (or in the case of Hamas, a genocide of every last Jew in Israel). Kerry has access to intel FPM could only dream about, unless the current regime is censoring it before it gets to the State Dept. It’s not like the muzzies don’t constantly scream, rant and rave, both in print and in person, about their desires to see Israel destroyed. Like Mr. Greenfield has said before: “you can’t wake someone who’s only pretending to be asleep”.

  • Steve Bryant

    Fantastic insight and description of John Kerry. Greenfield is the best writer on the Front Page Mag but this one is especially well done. Bravo!