Senator Chris Murphy came forward with an extensive explanation, or rather endless Medium post about his antics, after it was revealed that he had met with the Foreign Minister of Iran.
On Friday night I attend a dinner hosted by the Open Society Foundations (George Soros’ organization that funds pro-democracy efforts around the world) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I am one of the dinner’s speakers, and I make the case to the distinguished attendees that, “Americans are frankly losing faith in democracy, as are Europeans. Democracy hasn’t delivered during the past fifty years for people in my country. Wages aren’t going up, retirement is getting harder, climate change is still a menace. Meanwhile, the super rich keep getting richer and richer. If we want to support democracy, then we need to start making it work for regular people instead of just billionaires.”
Irony is dead.
But then it was on to a more official form of treason.
As the sun sets in Munich, I have one more mission. For years, I have met on occasion with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, during both the Obama and Trump Administrations. I have no delusions about Iran — they are our adversary, responsible for the killing of thousands of Americans and unacceptable levels of support for terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East. But I think it’s dangerous to not talk to your enemies. Discussions and negotiations are a way to ease tensions and reduce the chances for crisis. But Trump, of course, has no such interests. For the last three years, there has been no diplomatic channel between America and Iran, and not coincidentally, tensions have escalated, most recently resulting in over 100 American soldiers being injured in an Iranian rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq.
This is nonsense.
1. I don’t doubt that there are backchannels.
2. Iran’s violence has nothing to do with a lack of communication.
3. Under Obama, Iran attacked us, took hostages, and held our sailors hostage. It wasn’t for a lack of negotiations.
4. Murphy has no role in negotiating with enemy states. He doesn’t speak for the White House and negotiating separate arrangements on behalf of Congress would be treason.
I plan to meet Zarif Saturday night in his hotel suite, and I have several goals for the meeting. First, I want to gauge whether he thinks the reprisals for the Soleimani assassination are over, and I want to make sure it is 100 percent clear to him that if any groups in Iraq that are affiliated with Iran attack the United States’ forces in Iraq, this will be perceived as an unacceptable escalation. Zarif may not have control over Iran’s military decisions, but he is the country’s chief diplomat and I want him to know that our government is united on this point.
If the Dems really wanted to do that, all they’d have to do is pass a resolution. They’ve failed to do that.
Instead they, along with some treasonous Republicans, have undermined President Trump on Iran by passing an anti-war resolution.
So Murphy is lying through his teeth. If you’re going to meet with Zarif to convey that the United States won’t tolerate attacks on our people, then you don’t do it in the company of John Kerry, and you don’t do it covertly.
Secretary of State Pompeo has slammed Murphy and the Senate Dem treason gang.
“This guy is designated by the United States,” Pompeo said, referring to Zarif’s recent addition to official U.S. terrorism lists.
“He’s the foreign minister for a country that shot down an airliner and has yet to turn over the black boxes,” Pompeo continued, referencing Iran’s recent downing of a commercial airliner that killed all of those aboard. “This is the foreign minister of a country that killed an American on December 27. This is the foreign minister of a country that is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror and the world’s largest sponsor of anti-Semitism.”
“If they met,” he said of the Democratic senators. “I don’t know what they said. I hope they were reinforcing America’s foreign policy, not their own.”
They were reinforcing Obama/Kerry’s foreign policy.
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