Kerry: Worthless Ceasefires Hamas Keeps Breaking Will Lead to Real Ceasefire

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If we keep doing the same stupid thing that doesn’t work some more, it’ll work!

Obama and Kerry keep pushing ceasefires that Hamas keeps violating. Every instinct should urge them to stop. But this isn’t an administration that stops doing bad and terrible things just because they don’t work.

It doubles down on them instead.

John Kerry: We believe the momentum generated by these short-term cease-fires is the best way to achieve a sustainable cease-fire.

State department spokeswoman Jen Psaki: ”Our focus is now is on short term ceasefires than can be built on each other.”

I’m not sure which version of this is crazier.

Kerry is saying that enough worthless ceasefires chained together will somehow lead to a permanent ceasefire. That’s the same logic that leads people to keep sending money to Nigerian princes.

Hamas keeps violating ceasefires, but Kerry believes that each ceasefire creates “momentum”. This is Diplospeak for “We’re complete failures, but don’t fire us yet, because our failures are building momentum for success.”

Psaki’s version is slightly crazier, though more honest, because she is essentially admitting that the ceasefires are worthless, but if you pile enough of them together, you have… a bunch of worthless ceasefires. But they’re tied together so it’s almost, kinda, sorta… still worthless.

So instead they’ll keep insisting that Israel agree to ceasefires, which Hamas will break, which Israel will then attack, and then Kerry will insist that Israel adopt another short term ceasefire.

Rinse. Repeat.

But wait, you can’t point out that Kerry is an idiot. That will permanently ruin relations between Israel and whoever replaces Obama.

Other officials used even harsher language, saying the attacks on Kerry crossed a line and put the relationship between the U.S. and Israel in jeopardy. Those officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter on the record by name.

Right.

Russia humiliates Kerry and it doesn’t cross a line. Egypt humiliates Kerry, no lines crossed. A liberal Israeli paper blasts Kerry and suddenly… lines are crossed.

Maybe if enough of those lines are crossed, we’ll have a sustainable ceasefire. It’s a plan so crazy that it’s bound to work.

  • Habbgun

    What is harmful is not reminding people that Obama’s white mama was a left winger that would have been quite happy defecating into a bucket at an Occupier protest on taxpayer money. His grandfather was as hard left as you could get.

    Kerry spread lies about his fellow Vietnam veterans. They all operate as part of the leftist NGO/Academia/Corrupt urban political machine Axis of Domesticate Evil.

    Let them double down. We know who and what they are.

  • chelmer

    He was in favor of the ceasefire before he was in favor of it.

  • nightspore

    Israel should take a tip from Putin and ignore this crowd. Are they so afraid of the relatives in America?

  • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals

    Is there an idiot out there more idiotic than this guy?

    • Johnny Pallyswine

      NY and LA and Boston and Chicago and Miami and StLouis Jewish voters for the Dems in 2016.

      • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals

        Not so sure, after this fiasco with Kerry and Obama demonstrating outright hatred and bias towards Israel. Possible they still will, largely, but there are other issues that could turn them against the liberals, too.

        We’ll see what happens in November regarding the Senate. If Republicans take back the Senate, look for a very changed landscape when the Benghazi Bitch tries to run in ’16.

    • Ah’Nukem Jihadi

      who is this idiot you speak of?

      • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals

        You posted an image of him, but if there’s any doubt…

        • https://twitter.com/LibsHateUs Ban Liberals
          • JR Kipling

            Wrong photo. That’s John Kerry dressed as Condom Man.

          • Ah’Nukem Jihadi

            I like to think they took this one after Rouhani finished using him as a nuclear reactor guinea pig.

      • Habbgun

        It looks like the book cover for the novel the Picture of Moron Gonegray

        • kasandra

          I keep trying, apparently unsuccessfully, to make the following point. Kerry may be a self-important zero or he may be, as DoS claims, Israel’s best friend. I don ‘t know. But the policies he is pursuing are those of his boss, Barack Hussein Obama. We cannot lose sight of that.

    • Steve Bryant

      no

  • DogmaelJones1

    Dear Mr. Secretary of State: Zero + zero + zero + zero + zero + zero = ZERO. That goes for you, too, Jen Psaki, and you, too, Barack. Nothing added to nothing is…NOTHING. Nothing subtracted from nothing is…NOTHING. Hello? Anyone home upstairs???

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s worse than nothing. It’s tactical lying. These guys that we elect (sort of) are siding with our mortal enemies.

      Kerry? Yeah, he’s had a lot of practice at that. It got him his current position.

  • Ah’Nukem Jihadi

    Kerry’s actions make a lot more sense if he’s acting on behalf of Turkey and Qatar. I think he wants to score a win for the team here.

    • kasandra

      He’s just doing what his boss, Mr. Obama, commands. He’s the big fan of the MB.

      • Ah’Nukem Jihadi

        2 peas in a pod

  • Hard Little Machine

    In a just world, Lurch would eventually wind up answering for war crimes.

    • Habbgun

      In a truly just world Lurch would never be besmirched by being compared to John Kerry. Lurch deserves better. Sorry. That was a bad job.

    • Steve Bryant

      In a just world, the media would still be doing the job for which they are given so many exceptions in our constitution. Instead, they have evolved into cheer leading propagandists who’s function is to herd preening ignoramuses toward driving another nail in our coffin in 2016.

    • glpage

      He should have been arrested and tried for treason after he returned from his meeting with North Vietnamese officials in Paris in 1970.

      • Drakken

        He should have been shot by the intelligence community for being a traitor that he is.

        • glpage

          That works also.

    • Captlee

      As a teenager, I remember watching on TV this traitorous attention seeking, gold digging whore calling our Armed Forces personnel Huns. The media then was sucking it all up and proudly broadcasting it, but at that time I never would have thought it possible that our country would sink low enough to have that POS as a senator or our SOS. Unbelievably sad.

  • Douglas J. Bender

    Sometimes I wonder if I haven’t fallen through a wormhole during the night in a dream, and woken up in a bizarro universe.

    • kasandra

      Me too. We should form a support group. The US administration’s cease fire policy is to save Hamas, whose members kidnapped and murdered the three Israeli teens (one of whom also held American citizenship) and which on June 12, resumed indiscriminant rocket bombardment of Israeli civilians and whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel and the killing of all Jews. I’m 65 and was born in the Truman administration and I have never seen such a dishonest and contempible US administration. Ever.

      • kasandra

        I should add “lawless” to “dishonest” and “contemptible”.

    • Steve Bryant

      we are living in a mad house

  • Lanna

    Kerry says one thing and does another, just like his boss….their mission is to cause Israel to stumble and help Hamas through policies of absolute denial of a fair doctrine and impartiality….they are not allies of Israel!

  • Gee

    I certainly hope that we get a leader that will actually tell Herr(i) Kerry what we think of him. Then he can get offended for something we have actually done just once.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Ya’alon?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    How do they get away with making such stupid statements without getting laughed off the stage and having fruit, vegetables and chicken eggs thrown at them?

    Seriously. I’m not sure I could refrain if I was within striking distance.

    • glpage

      One, because the mass media is, for the most part, about as smart as Kerry. Two, because the people who vote for folks like Obama are even less intelligent.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        I get that…but really…this is just…

  • muchiboy

    Hamas is intelligent enough to demand the end of the 7 years of punishing and punitive blockade and boycott of Gaza before any successful ceasefire.Who wants the default situation to continue,other than Zionist Israel,who benefits from the default? The morality of reported Hamas tactics is suspect at the very least,unconscionable otherwise.Israel is no better,her tactics the same brutal tactics of war from ancient biblical times of the Roman Empire,when Israel last fielded an army,and her People dispersed to all corners of the World,i.e.the Diaspora.I have no doubt that if it were not for the Western liberal democracies,Israel would level Gaza to the ground,with all her people,to achieve her Zionist goals.And,no,Israel does not belong in the company of these Democracy loving nations,being founded on Occupation and Ethnic Cleansing.Really,her ethics and behavior is more similar to her neighbors than ours.

    • Drakken

      I really hope that Israel killsem all and lets allah sortem out. If you love those effing ragheads so much, go join them, I need the target practice.

  • muchiboy

    The status quo favors Israel.The asymmetry of the two sides is not favorable to a just and fair settlement for the Palestinian People.And the conflict will continue until there is a just solution.The worse things get for the citizens of Gaza,and they can only get worse,the more they support Hamas.Despite,and likely in spite of, the near total destruction and devastation inflicted on Gaza by Israel,the people of Gaza support the aims of Hamas.There has to be an end in sight to the punishing and punitive barricade,blockade and boycott of Gaza,for starters.
    The tactics of Hamas verge on the unconscionable,but Israel has to take shared responsibility here.There is a moral responsibility on the more powerful and victorious,in any relationship,including war,to listen and attend to the genuine needs and suffering of the other,especially when they are victims.The Palestinian People,with an insight lost on Israelis and the West,describe themselves as “victims of victims”,in recognition of the victimization of the Jewish People and the Diaspora,culminating in the Holocaust.These are both good peoples,and do not deserve the suffering they have had to endure,at each others and/or others hands.

    • CDM

      The flaw in your argument is that you think that the Palestinians want “a just and fair settlement for the Palestinian People.” They don’t. The aims of Hamas are the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jews, and after that, everyone else who is not Muslim. Don’t take my word for it, the founding charter of Hamas says exactly that. Somehow people just don’t want to take Hamas at their own word.

      As your reading assignment, an atheist explains why he stands with Israel:

      http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/why-dont-i-criticize-israel

      Money quote: “Consider the moral difference between using human shields and being deterred by them. That is the difference we’re talking about. The Israelis and other Western powers are deterred, however imperfectly, by the Muslim use of human shields in these conflicts, as we should be. It is morally abhorrent to kill noncombatants if you can avoid it. It’s certainly abhorrent to shoot through the bodies of children to get at your adversary. But take a moment to reflect on how contemptible this behavior is. And understand how cynical it is. The Muslims are acting on the assumption—the knowledge, in fact—that the infidels with whom they fight, the very people whom their religion does nothing but vilify, will be deterred by their use of Muslim human shields.”

      • muchiboy

        “The flaw in your argument is that you think that the Palestinians want “a just and fair settlement for the Palestinian People.”

        If this is a flaw,it is a shared flaw.The Israeli’s like to use the Zionist “existential threat” argument.Now,there has not been,to my knowledge,a conversation with the Zionist nature of Israel,on the table,as it were.And given that,arguably,the Zionists are guilty of occupation of the Palestinian homeland,with the sequalae of displacement of both Christian and Muslim Arabs,and the ethnic cleansing,de facto and/or otherwise,of the Palestinian People,acknowledgement needs to precede this necessary and urgent conversation. Where would such a conversation go? At the very least,it would bring a lot of the Zionist dirty laundry out in the open,for all to see.

        • CDM

          Unlike you, I don’t think that there is any moral equivalency at work here, at all. As for “the Zionists are guilty of occupation of the Palestinian homeland”? Bring it home, Spengler…

          “Some 10 million Germans who had lived for generations in what is now Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic were driven out at the end of World War II (more than half a million died in the great displacement).

          Imagine that Germany had kept these 10 million people in camps for 70 years and that their descendants now numbered 40 million – and that Germany demanded on pain of war restitution of everything from the Sudetenland to Kaliningrad (the former Konigsberg). That is a fair analogy to the Palestinian position.

          It is a scam, a hoax, a put-on, a Grand Guignol theatrical with 5 million extras. Because polite opinion bows to the sensibilities of the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims, it is treated in all seriousness.”

          http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MID-01-310314.html

          So, cry me a f***in’ river. There is almost no place on Earth where, at some group has not displaced some other group who didn’t displace someone else before them. Anybody can cite any “historical justification” for any position they want. What matters is the here and now.

          Israel is a reality, whether people like it or not. If the Muslims could bring themselves to work with the Israelis instead of trying to kill them, they would have the highest standard of living in the Arab world. But, that would be a conceptual bridge too far.

          Oh, and read the Hamas charter for yourself and then try to pretend that there is moral equivalence.

          http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp

          • Steve Bryant

            CDM, you have described the situation perfectly. “What matters is the here and now.” Otherwise, all anyone is really doing is picking a convenient “starting point”, eh.

    • Drakken

      To the Victors go the spoils you dumbazz, the ragheads lost the wars they started so suck it up sparky and I really hope that Israel goes whole hog and wipes those savages out once and for all time.

  • dduck

    Obama’s next move is to send Harry Reid to Israel. Perhaps Harry will convince Bibi that his “Boarders Are Secure”!!

  • muchiboy

    “Where would such a conversation go? At the very least,it would bring a lot of the Zionist dirty laundry out in the open,for all to see,where it belongs.As for Hamas,it’s suspect charter,or semantics,must be put forward,for all to see.”

    Speaking of “dirty laundry”…………..Leonard Cohen has a fine message for all of Humanity.We in Canada are fortunate to have the likes of this Jewish singer/songwriter from Montreal.If you get a chance to go to one of his concerts,do it,even if in Zionist Israel.While I support the Boycott of Israel,he is after all Jewish.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ma5tF6TJpA

  • muchiboy

    “Some 10 million Germans who had lived for generations in what is now
    Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic were driven out at the end of
    World War II..”

    Really,we are talking here of the (suspect and unconscionable) ethics of precedents of Ethnic Cleasing. The argument may be valuable and reasonable in a lawyers office,but as a justification for a re created Israel and homeland for the Jews,WOW! I have yet to find any Hutu justifying the Genocide of Tutsi by citing the precedent of the Holocaust.We really do occupy very different moral Universes,don’t we?

    • Steve Bryant

      It all depends on which “starting point” one uses.

    • Webb

      Har-de-har-har-har!

      • muchiboy

        At a loss for some intelligent words and response? I understand.Better than making a fool of yourself in front of your mates,Though you do seem to be in good company.Alas,birds of a feather.

        • Drakken

          Your so effing dumb you just don’t know it, it must have been that inbred grandfather of yours.

  • Brendan

    I’m not one for judging people for their physical appearances, however everytime I see John Kerry’s face I can’t help but shake my head at the buffoon’s horse like face and lack of any credible logic :(

    • Steve Bryant

      Kerry is a casting agent’s dream.

  • BMS

    This moron must have went to the same school as Nancy Pelosi. “We have to sign a ceasefire deal so we can see what’s in it”.

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    • Steve Bryant

      Let’s hope not as much as it seems……