John Kerry To Explain Today's Progress - Live Feed

Tyler Durden's picture

The best they can say about today's meetings in Paris is that all the leaders agree to disagree - both over possible sanctions and over whether Russia is doing anything illegal. Confused yet? US Secretary of State John Kerry will explain it all in his press conference due up soon...



Lavrov said in his comments today that

"Kerry acknowledged that... in conditions of threats and ultimatums, it is very difficult to work on honest agreements that will then help the Ukrainain people to stabilise the situation."

Via Xinhua,

U.S. secretary of state, British foreign secretary and Ukrainian interim foreign minister on Wednesday urged Russia to honor the 1994 Budapest Memorandum.


"The Budapest Memorandum sets out the obligations of signatories in return for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons," John Kerry, William Hague and Andriy Deshchytsia said in a joint statement while meeting in Paris Wednesday.


"The Memorandum also obliges the UK, U.S. and Russia to consult in the event of a situation arising where the memorandum commitments are questioned," the statement said.


The United States had conveyed an invitation to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, but he didn't attend the meeting, according to the statement.

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El Hosel's picture

The new face came out nice. Dapper do too.

nope-1004's picture

"Either you're with us, or you will be labeled a terrorist guilty of crimes against humanity regardless of your actions, beliefs, or ethnicity."

- Every US Sec. of State

Thought Processor's picture



This might be delayed a bit.  


He hasn't received his talking points yet.


(stay w/ the story line this time John.......)



Arius's picture

Kerry - Lavrov is the channel to watch ... watch these guys, they have a long way of cooperation together and are able to solve tough stuff ...

johnQpublic's picture

john kerry to explain todays progress after someone explains it to him progress

angel_of_joy's picture

John Kerry To Explain Today's Progress

That should be very easy, considering there is no progress to talk about.

AlaricBalth's picture

The Budapest Memorandum?

The document that states, "The United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of the CSCE Final Act, to refrain from economic coercion designed to subordinate to their own interest the exercise by Ukraine of the rights inherent in its sovereignty and thus to secure advantages of any kind."

Economic coercion. Political coercion. Inciting a coup. The US breached this agreement on multiple occasions.

Muppet Pimp's picture

It is interesting to note that there were causualties in the uprising but none in the invasion.  The need for monitors is prior to the referendum, late this month right?  There should be plenty of them spread far and wide. I think any breaches of the Budapest Memorandum can be overlooked if the referendum goes down proper and the will of the people is heard.

As to the US inciting the coup, that may be a bridge too far. If Mr. Omidayar is a citizen than a citizen of the United States incited a coup.  But he is a leftist and Eric Holder runs our justice department, so no doubt there will be no repurcussions for his behavior. The flip side of all this is there is a clear connection between Greenwald, Snowden, Omidayar, and Russia at least to the extent that they are harboring snowden (no comment on right or wrong here, just the facts).  So a cynical observer might posit that the purpose of the whole episode was to provide an excuse for Putin to invade Crimea so he could secure the port at Sevastpol. As I understand this is the warm water port Russia wants control of.

Muppet Pimp's picture

Further, if all of the smoke can clear and Putin keeps from slaughtering any innocents, and war doesn't break out, and the will of the crimean penisula is consistent with such, it would not seem to be a bad idea to persuade Putin to drop support for Iran and Syria (which means he will get competition for natgas) by sending some manufactuting capacity that way.  It would provide jobs for the people there and could supplement the loss of GDP, and perhaps avoid war over the allegiances in the middle east. Iran could come out of this with much long term prosperity for their people by being allowed access to markets, development of their hydrocarbons both crude oil exports and a pipeline to the EU for natgas.

HyBrasilian's picture

Please HEINZ [for the sake of us all]... Try to keep it 'neat...sweet...& petite"...

zerozulu's picture

Borat can do a better job, I think.

f16hoser's picture

I'm gonna miss Kerry's Inlightnin' speech. I've decided to rip my finger-nails off with a pliars. Less painfull then listening to this DUMB-ASS!

HyBrasilian's picture

U kinda missed the 'lizard eye' feature...

AlaricBalth's picture

No. It's perfect. It has a Two-Face from Batman look to it. As a matter of fact, Kerry is the personification of the duality of the  Harvey Dent/Two-Face character. 

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

A horse face of a different color.

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

I think Kerry may have actually been a decent and honorable man once upon a time.  For that matter, McCain may have been.

Power not only corrupts, it makes one dishonest and stupid.

SilverIsKing's picture

What about him gives you that impression?

AlaricBalth's picture

Honor has never been part of Kerry's vocabulary. He is an sociopathic opportunist who has exhibited a lack of honor and decency throughout his career, from college to Vietnam, Congress and as Sec State. 

Clowns on Acid's picture

Kerry has always been an asshole. Even before the married the ketchup queen. Ask anyone in Bahston that was / is not on his or Teddy Karwash Kennedy's payroll.   

angel_of_joy's picture

Sorry WB, but it's hard to find a pure clown scary...

Chuck Walla's picture

The fount of truth from a guy who made his bones lying about the US Military before congress.



zerozulu's picture

up arrow for hard work but he is not scarey, disgusting rich son-in-law.

superflex's picture

Just let him finish his bag of oats first.

dow jones 20000's picture

who taught that horse to talk?

JustObserving's picture

Horses are noble creatures. Let's not insult horses by comparing them to that lying genocidal warmonger:

The American media has blacked out an account by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh demonstrating that President Barack Obama and the US government lied when they claimed to have proof that the Syrian government carried out a sarin gas attack last August on areas near Damascus held by US-backed “rebels.”

Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and other top officials declared categorically that the August 21 attack on Eastern Ghouta, which reportedly killed hundreds of people, had been carried out by the Syrian military. They, along with the leaders of Britain and France, sought to use the gas attack to stampede public opinion behind their plans to attack Syria, cripple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, and install a puppet government.

de3de8's picture

Pls don't insult Mr. Ed

ParkAveFlasher's picture

State Dept Spokesman: "We can open the floor now for questions for the Secretary."

Reporter 1: "Secretary Kerry, how many of the agreed-to treaty stipulations were violated by Russia by this incursion?"

Kerry: [CLOP] .... [CLOP] ..... .... [CLOP]

State Dept Spokesman: "That would be three violations on Russia's part.  Next question."

Reporter 2: "Secretary Kerry, how many carrots am I holding up?"

Kerry: [CLOP]... .... [CLOP]

State Dept Spokesman: "That would be two indeed, please pass those along now.  Thanks.  Question time is spent, Secretary Kerry would now like to shake his head and dance sideways.  He'll be available for clover-feeding after the recess.  Thank you."

CrimsonAvenger's picture

"Will we allow this injustice to stand? Neigh, I say, neigh!"

Meat Hammer's picture

Go home, John.  You're drunk.  

There is really no other way to explain the nonsense we're hearing from Secretary of State Pokey.

Winston Churchill's picture

Some people are assholes when they drink.

Others, like Kerry, are assholes when sober as well.

Meat Hammer's picture

Except the libation I'm speaking of is power.

Dollarmedes's picture

Kerry's in for a rude awakening when he discovers he's a "leader" with no followers.

I'm so glad we live in an era of smart diplomacy.

spekulatn's picture

The USofA is so fortunate to have such stellar folks running the show. /Sarc off


Momma mia.

skwid vacuous's picture

Skull and Bones said what?

SharkBit's picture

Who is worse.  Hillary or

This dick!

The_Ungrateful_Yid's picture

Hillary because she is a drunk-on-power, raving, babylonian whore. Lurch has to have permission.

disabledvet's picture

The honest answer is "there is no diplomacy" here.
John Kerry's trip to Kiev assured that actually.

"We've staked out our position.
They've staked out there's."

That's called WAR.
"And here come the French" who we stabbed in the back on Syria.
The French do not forget these things.

"The planning for the American Invasion of Russia" is now well underway.
I would advise the President against such a move...however, you never know with all those Commanders currently in the field.

I'm sure the English won't make any trouble either...especially with the Sultan looking on.

Yen Cross's picture

     You belong in prison with a bucket full of apple pruno horsehead...

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

I can't wait to hear what demonic horse face with no testicles has to tell us...

Just to preempt the out of controll spin of the last 13 years coming out of the mouths and asses you're likely to hear given the source, John breath will probably be reading this from his teleprompter.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Yes and adding insult to injury in the torture department of the U.S. Government. Spying and more than likely threatening and bribing our elected ones from Langley and Ft. Meade who know too much...

If we have any representatives in camo over there... John breath might just want to consult with Putin on how the treatment of captured U.S. "peoples" will be for sabotaging his neighbor and creating the conditions for a World War?!!!

I think "non-enemy combatant status" is on the table! 

SilverIsKing's picture

Horse with no balls = gelding.


Hence, John "The Gelding" Kerry.

ShrNfr's picture

The question is one of who in all existence can explain why John Kerry exists, much less is our SOS.

ebworthen's picture

Kerry doing his best Chamberlain; except Putin is playing the Brits and the U.S. is playing Germany.

Mr. Ed goes to Kiev, will return to barn shortly.