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John Kerry "Shocked And Humiliated" On First Day Of Middle-East Tour

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John Kerry came, saw and as usual made a horse ass out of himself.

From last night:

Secretary of State John Kerry voiced strong U.S. support for Egypt's new president and signaled that Washington will continue the flow of military aid in an American welcome of the post-coup government.


Mr. Kerry said that the U.S. had recently released $575 million in assistance for Egypt's military and that he was confident 10 Apache helicopters would be delivered to Egypt soon.


"I am confident that we will be able to ultimately get the full amount of aid," Mr. Kerry said in his first stop on a regional tour focused largely on responding to the crisis in Iraq. "I am confident…that the Apaches will come and that they will come very, very soon."

Then from this morning:

Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in jail by an Egyptian judge on Monday for aiding a "terrorist organization", drawing criticism from Western governments who said the verdict undermined freedom of expression.

And then:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that he had phoned Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Monday to register Washington's "serious displeasure" with the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to seven years in jail.


"Today's conviction is obviously a chilling and draconian sentence," he told reporters in Baghdad.


"When I heard the verdict today I was so concerned about it, frankly, disappointed in it, that I immediately picked up the telephone and talked to the foreign minister of Egypt and registered our serious displeasure at this kind of verdict," he said.

So... Kerry immediately "picked up the phone and talked" to someone upon this latest public humiliation of the "top" US diplomat. Is it the same someone who will be signing the receipt on the delivery notice of the 10 US Apaches, and the confirmation of the $575 million inbound wire from the US Treasury?

The Guardian sums it up best:

Egypt's military-dominated government has delivered a humiliating, public slap in the face to John Kerry, the US secretary of state, by sentencing three al-Jazeera journalists to long prison terms only hours after Kerry personally expressed his deep concern about the case in high-level meetings in Cairo. The snub represents a disastrous beginning to Kerry's already fraught Middle East tour, which took him to Baghdad on Monday for crisis talks about the Islamist extremist uprising.


The verdict, by a court responsive to government wishes, will also be seen as a deliberate, crude signal to President Barack Obama, who criticised Egypt's deteriorating human rights record after the former general, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, seized power in a coup last year. Sisi has since had himself voted president. His elected predecessor, Mohammed Morsi, and thousands of his Muslim Brotherhood supporters remain in jail while hundreds of others have been killed.


In what US officials said were "candid" talks with Sisi, Kerry "emphasised our strong support for upholding the universal rights and freedoms of all Egyptians, including freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association". He noted a number of promises by Egyptian leaders "are yet to be fulfilled", but added that "the United States remains deeply committed to seeing Egypt succeed".


The hollowness of all this careful diplomatic language was exposed for all to see by the court's verdict, which diplomats and observers said was reached without the complication of supporting evidence. It seems clear now that Kerry was wasting his breath; the sentences were pre-determined, intended as a stark warning to Egyptian and foreign media and as a symbol of the regime's determination to demonstrate its independence of Washington.


This is ironic given that, before the talks, the US had made available most of the $575m (£328m) in military aid frozen by Congress after the coup against Morsi. Kerry offered more blandishments in the form of 10 Apache attack helicopters, which he said would be supplied to Egypt "very soon". This is exactly the sort of deadly air power that Iraq's government has pleaded for but has so far been denied by Obama.


Kerry must now be asking himself whether it was entirely sensible to offer such diplomatic, financial and military support to Sisi unconditionally before their meeting and before the court announced its verdict. This is not the way hard-headed, worldly-wise American secretaries of state, such as Henry Kissinger, George Shultz and James Baker, would have gone about it. All old Middle East hands, they would surely have driven a tougher bargain. On the other hand, they would all probably have placed America's and Israel's strategic interest in a strong, stable pro-western Egypt above human rights issues. Perhaps this is what Kerry has done, too.


Whatever his reasoning, Kerry's record in the region has been similarly uninspiring. He invested considerable personal prestige, time and effort in pursuing resumed peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, to no avail. This failure was entirely predictable, given the personalities involved on both sides and the lack of new ideas.

Artist's rendering of John Kerry after said "humiliating, public slap."

As for US "foreign policy", just how many other ways can one describe a flaming, slow and increasingly faster-motion trainwreck?


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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:40 | 4885923 Skateboarder
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What a queermo.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:46 | 4885951 TideFighter
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Kerry Krome Horse needs Breathe right Strips across his entire face. good gawd. 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:47 | 4885958 StacksOnStacks
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Poor fella just wants a carrot.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:49 | 4885967 TheFourthStooge-ing
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*whinnies through feedbag

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:52 | 4885977 General Decline
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How's the depleted uraniam taste asshole? Not u 4th stooging. That was directed at the asshole

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:02 | 4886027 Herd Redirectio...
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"The name's Kohn.  John Kohn."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:03 | 4886032 Joe Davola
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Dear Diebold:


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:13 | 4886069 ZerOhead
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Dear John,

Want to be taken seriously again?

"Kerry offered more blandishments in the form of 10 Apache attack helicopters, which he said would be supplied to Egypt "very soon"."

Just deliver the 10 Apaches to Al Sissy guns ablazing.

No more fucking Egyptian problems.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:14 | 4886085 Disenchanted
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Too bad the F-35s weren't delivered to Isreal in the same manner...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:19 | 4886103 ZerOhead
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A "Shock and Awe" attack on Bandar and the Saudi Royals in Riyadh and no more AlQaeda/ISIS...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:28 | 4886142 Handful of Dust
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Merika has so many brilliant people. Why does the State Dept have so few of them?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:22 | 4886327 BaBaBouy
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Still No Evidence Has Been Provided That He In Not An ALIEN GRAY...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4886356 johngaltfla
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Secretary of State Lurch probably should hire Cousin IT to handle all public appearances from this moment forward.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:49 | 4886425 eatthebanksters
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This is the kind of great negotiating skill one acquires when one works in government all his life and marries a reich heiress and never works a day in the private sector grinding out a living.  What else would anyone expect from this elitist diletante.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4886534 chumbawamba
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John Kerry knows Chumba's pimp hand.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:26 | 4886562 espirit
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Apache gunships as in killing machines???


That's moar ray-ciss then Redskins.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:29 | 4886574 SoilMyselfRotten
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John Kerry walks into an Iraqi pub looking depressed. bartender: why the long face?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 16:38 | 4886907 ParkAveFlasher
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The convo went like this:

Bartender: Achallajachjahala?

Kerry: Brbrbrbbrbbrbrbr Whiiiiiny!


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 17:15 | 4887052 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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We did everything we could to support the bloodthirsty thief Mubarak. Then we did everything we could to push him out and install Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. THEN we did everything we could to tear down Morsi and re-install the generals. NOW we're surprised to learn we've pissed off all sides?

Americans: people hate you all over the world. Not you individually, but your government. It would be a much more fun and a whole lot cheaper if you would just leave everyone else alone.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:03 | 4888644 tonyw
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American values:

"and signaled that Washington will continue the flow of military aid in an American welcome "  we come in peace, shoot to kill

"Sisi has since had himself voted president."  how dare he have himself voted by the people, clearly underhand.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 17:15 | 4887053 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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We did everything we could to support the bloodthirsty thief Mubarak. Then we did everything we could to push him out and install Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. THEN we did everything we could to tear down Morsi and re-install the generals. NOW we're surprised to learn we've pissed off all sides?

Americans: people hate you all over the world. Not you individually, but your government. It would be a much more fun and a whole lot cheaper if you would just leave everyone else alone.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 01:11 | 4888350 jeff montanye
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until israel gets no more than equal treatment with other mideast actors, including the palestinians, things will get worse for the u.s.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:05 | 4886495 0b1knob
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Lurch?   More like Mongo in Blazing Saddles.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 09:30 | 4888911 MontgomeryScott
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Lurch Kohn on his first day of the 'middle-east' tour:

He speaks their language, you know.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:08 | 4886505 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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One does not need to be a right-wing consipracy nutcase to understand that American politicians are generally incompetent.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:14 | 4886521 centerline
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Hanlon's razor!  lol.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:31 | 4886362 economics9698
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"Merika has so many brilliant people. Why does the State Dept have so few of them?"

They are all brilliant 138 IQ tribe members aka dumb asses.  All so special brilliant rich kids living off the peasants, just ask them.  We should import more of them from Haiti and Israel.  /sarc

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 22:12 | 4887987 Andy Lewis
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Too bad you were born.  Oh wait, you weren't born, you were shitted.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:18 | 4886097 BlindMonkey
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I am bit light on my Jihadi protocols.

When al-Qaeda takes delivery of the Apaches, do they have to yell 'Allah Akbar' when employing the weapon systems?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:26 | 4886132 ZerOhead
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No no... Al Qaeda is only cleared to receive Blackhawks right now...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:02 | 4886257 max2205
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He's got a nice mouth...que banjo music

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:11 | 4886512 Miles Ahead
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I am bit light on my Jihadi protocols.

When al-Qaeda takes delivery of the Apaches, do they have to yell 'Allah Akbar' when employing the weapon systems?

Only when they deliver the hell-fire missiles up your nan's bum methinks.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:48 | 4887490 SoilMyselfRotten
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  • That'd be a purr-tee mouth
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 01:16 | 4888354 jeff montanye
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now let's not forget important distinctions: isis was kicked out of al qaeda for unnecessary roughness:

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:03 | 4886031 pods
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I thought there were laws in place about providing aid to nations suffering a coup?

I know, they are just for the little people and not the government.

When people break the law, it is a heinous crime.

When the government does it, the law was misguided or didn't apply to them because they write the laws.

What is that smell, is that Freedom Fries?  Umm, just in time for the 4th of July.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:06 | 4886043 Herd Redirectio...
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"Do as I say, not as I do."

The gov't has a monopoly on the use of force, remember.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:08 | 4886050 pods
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On the legal  use of force.

Seems at the end they always forget that caveat.  idk, nothing surprises me anymore.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:19 | 4886105 BlindMonkey
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The point is well taken sir

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 17:47 | 4887140 Sages wife
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Said the Polish foreign minister.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:28 | 4886141 bobnoxy
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Kerry's just doing his job. Selling arms to help the defense contractors deal with the end of the two wars they profited so handsomely from. Budget cuts here? No problem. Sell stuff elsewhere.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:10 | 4886065 duo
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why does Egypt put journalists they don't like in jail?

Because they don't have the IRS

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4886538 viahj
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the journalists don't drive hackable Mercedes?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:14 | 4886080 kchrisc
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The "law" is for plunder and control.

Next time a gun and badge thug tells you, "It's the law," remember that he is really saying that "The law is my self justification for plundering or murdering you."


Note: For more on the law, see Bastiat's "The Law."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:21 | 4886116 pods
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I already have a copy. :)

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:22 | 4886326 ebear
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I'll wait for the movie.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:27 | 4886352 Skateboarder
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Starring Marky Mark.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:23 | 4886551 pods
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Actually The Law is a very short essay, and they have it on mp3 files as well.  

Great to read/listen to an actual thinker.



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:29 | 4886572 kchrisc
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The Ashkenazi interpretation and bastardization like Rand's work?!

No thanks.


Note: My opinion is that the reason they did the Rand movies was to make it hard to quote her without coming off as one of those guys that quotes movies in arguments or debates--debasement.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 01:19 | 4888358 jeff montanye
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and lives in . . . .

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:58 | 4886240 FLHRS
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Laws don't apply to these incompetent, narcissistic cock suckers.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:00 | 4886245 omniversling
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"I love the smell of freedom fries in th mournin.."

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:33 | 4888720 Apocalicious
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Oh, stop, pods, stop....laws? LAWS - you're hilarious!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:15 | 4886087 BlindMonkey
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Frankly I am surprised. I distinctly remember Barry's apology tour and the stop on Cairo where he expressed that he deeply understood the motivations of Muslims globally. I expected that he would short shaft the Israelis and bias towards Muzzie govs.

Instead he has carried Israeli water as much as bush and made the whole ME a fucking plague of subterfuge and dissent. He couldn't have done better job than what he has done if his name had been Obamastein.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:52 | 4886219 Dolar in a vortex
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Are you serious Clark?

He's supported the MuBro and ISIS for 3 years with guns and money and has fought Netenyahu on every ocassion possible.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:01 | 4886250 Canadian Dirtlump
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Any anti israeli sentiment is kabuki theater and Saudi Arabia, Israel and ISIS all are on the same team. Israel has been ferrying wounded savages to hospitals from Syria for years and as a matter of fact, ISRAELI rations were recently found after an operation to liquidate ISIS rodents was prosecuted by Kurds.


Our government is rotten to the core and doesn't represent us. The same can be said for Israelis. It is disgusting but sadly accurate.



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:20 | 4886542 Miles Ahead
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Rotten to the core?  It is generally agreed that people get the government they deserve.  Particularly in your case there appears no reason to refute this adage eh?  Eh?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:46 | 4886672 Panafrican Funk...
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"It is generally agreed that people get the government they deserve."

How democracy essentially functions in a facist scenario:  

You get to decide which one of two ungodly trolls gets to fuck you, therefore, you deserve your choice.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 16:41 | 4886877 Canadian Dirtlump
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Generally agreed on by who?


I stick to the adage that in this day and age if voting made a difference it would be illegal. The west is an oligarchy and any idea that some organic democracy exists here is science fiction. So.. feel free to bay at the moon at your leisure dear friend.


As for My government, I have to stop what I'm doing to free up all my faculties to properly detest the current Canadian regime. Every time I drive by Harper's office in Calgary I give him the Pierre Trudeau Salute.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:06 | 4887349 lakecity55
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Our Government is Israeli to the Core.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:48 | 4886209 Canadian Dirtlump
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John Frankenstein Kerry AKA Herman Munster Jr. is an intergalactic embarrassment. The ease at which he lies makes one wonder if he believes his hype or he's a well placed cog in the machine. Logic says its the latter because if the unwashed masses like us know that he excretes nothing but bullshit then he certainly should..


I've said before, the likes of him and McCain inter alia have to be imbued with some sort of demonic influence.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:08 | 4886277 BurningFuld
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"intergalactic embarrassment"   +1

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:42 | 4886630 Miles Ahead
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"inter alia" - 2

Otherwise once again dirt's flowery but acerbic prose is most wonderful to behold and here's to spending the subsequent hours whiling away in rapt anticipation of the next installment.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 16:39 | 4886909 Canadian Dirtlump
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Nice.  I like it.



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 18:42 | 4887273 shovelhead
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Ain't that Italian for salad dressing?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:17 | 4886311 Buckaroo Banzai
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As someone who was alive during the Carter years, one reflects on that administrations's goofily sincere ineptitude with actual fondness when compared to the aggressively stupid and arrogantly narcissistic clown car brigade that the Obama administration has become. It has been on such a mind-bending downward spiral over the last 5+ years that one honestly wonders how much more the country can stand before it literally implodes.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:08 | 4886507 centerline
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lol.  So true.  Just when you think we are at full retard, they manage to up the game a little more.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:26 | 4886559 viahj
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when the numbers get too high, they just adjust the calculation just like inflation, unemployment, etc...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:52 | 4885978 DoChenRollingBearing
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Obama/Kerry/Hillary...  And people are surprised our Middle East policies are in tatters?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:01 | 4886017 SheepDog-One
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And not just that, but our ONLY option as we're told is to put them right back in? Out of a country of 300 million, we're to believe this it they're the BEST we got and now it's the lunatic Hitlerys turn she 'gots next'? WTF?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:37 | 4886609 Bananamerican
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What if they ARE the best we got? (ZHers notwithstanding)

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:28 | 4886146 kchrisc
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With respect, but they are just the visible puppets of the DC US' foreign tyranny.

Sort of like blaming the shitty puppet show on the puppets.


"Guillotines free the people."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:54 | 4886223 toady
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You break it you bought it. Just a bunch of losers struggling through a lose-lose situation.

Two approaches from here;

Pick a side, Sunni or Shia, then play to win.


Drop the ball, go completely hands-off, and let Allah sort them out.

Of course, that assumes the U.S. actually wants to look afterit's own self interests.

Most likely it'll be more of the same. Play both ends against the middle. That way the MIC sells the most weapons possible.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:15 | 4886526 centerline
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Pretty clear now that they are just making it up as they go.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:22 | 4886118 MeMongo
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I wonder if we can trade our horse (Kerry) for a few of their camels!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:48 | 4886210 BlindMonkey
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As long as it isn't Hillary. I wouldn't want to 'hump' that now...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:50 | 4886213 Canadian Dirtlump
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Well Mongo, everyone knows you have fukkin dynamite in your right hand so get some press credentials and do the world a favor LOL.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 18:05 | 4887187 MeMongo
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Mongo's favotite part:-) close 2nd is Cleavon " damn man why you do that to yoself" hehe it's what I was thinking when I saw Kerry's fucked up mug on that last pic!

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 21:45 | 4887915 Canadian Dirtlump
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So.. what do you like to do?


Play chess.. Screw..


Let's play chess..



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:51 | 4886215 Canadian Dirtlump
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Double post. Dirtlump went full retard.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:05 | 4886467 tony wilson
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im irish treu and tru dun a bit a diggin in me times done a bit a diggin on der kerry of killarney clan.

cante finds a fuckin ting.

der head is not really  irish i der and looks about 20 horse hands long from skull cap to cleft chin.

are yer sure hes from killarney?

some ones  shuds tie him up for der night and gets him a  nose bag of gmo oats.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:10 | 4886051 xtop23
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".....upholding the universal rights of Egyptians.....freedom of assembly....expression... "

That is to say, unless of course the secret service is present. Then its a federal beef.

The hypocricy is palpable.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:22 | 4886119 BlindMonkey
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You are such a doofus. You MUST have missed the 1st amendment zones.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:29 | 4886145 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Ah, like that American freedom of speech/assembly--like those fenced off "free speech" areas surrounded by cops? I think Egypt's a little more honest in its attitude towards its citizens.

The only "rights" Mr Kerry is upholding is the right of the helicopter mfgr to sell their articles of death to the next bidder. Or, more to the point, to have american foreign aid pay for the helicopters which are then delivered to the next oppressor in line. Who was it who said "He's a sonofabitch, but he's OUR sonofabitch."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:59 | 4886469 drendebe10
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"A horse is a horse, of course, of course..."  

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:51 | 4885975 XenoFrog
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How's that Hope and Change working out for ya?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:22 | 4886124 BlindMonkey
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Like a punch in the mouth thank you.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:51 | 4886166 Translational Lift
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You ain't seen nuttin yet.....wait till they make you bend over..............

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:52 | 4885979 Save_America1st
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Great picture at the bottom...

Bitch slapped like the little bitch John Kerry is! 

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:12 | 4886068 Disenchanted
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There must have been pretzels involved...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:17 | 4886011 Freddie
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It is kind of funny because the Pentagon and American military are a bunch of cowards.  In Egypt, they threw Obama's Muslim Brotherhood out. The US Military, intel and Pentagon are NWO, Soros Obama's boys and dupes. Cowards.   Sending American boys to die for the NWO and Obama.

The Egyptian and Syrian Army are not cowards fighting the MB and Al See EYe Aye Duh-ISIS-NWO.

I was at a relatives house this fall and they had a ball game on. I do not watch TV shit.  It was Texas AM or soemthing with Johnny Manziel.  The stadium is full of these young men in uniform probably ROTC or something.  What stupid fux.  How stupid and pathetic as they want to be Obama's little cannon fodder bitches because the Military is filled with cowards who fail to protect the Constitution. Sheep.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:58 | 4886239 toady
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By the time they graduate they will be the next guys cannon fodder.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:06 | 4886042 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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American diplomacy at its finest. XD

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:13 | 4886075 sgt_doom
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Good to know that 10 more Apache helicopters will end up in the hands of ISIS!

(What a bunch of jackholes!)

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:31 | 4886155 bobnoxy
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Now you see that's actually good. Conflict in the Middle East boosts oil prices and keeps the arms deals flowing. How are the war profiteers supposed to make money during peace time?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:16 | 4886092 MeMongo
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:44 | 4886194 RockRiver
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575 million to Egypt of all fucking countries.....


As if we can really afford to throw money around like that

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:13 | 4886292 BurningFuld
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Ya throw it at me. I promise all reporters a fair trial.  Wait why is there a trial at all???  That was your first clue John.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:42 | 4886401 AustrianJim
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It's only a half-billion.


Oh, wait...

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:09 | 4888660 tonyw
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As if we can really afford to throw money around like that


it's not real money backed by anything, just change a number in a computer, don't even have to print notes.

lots probably doesn't even appear on any set of accounts.

CIA probably prints as much as it wants.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:49 | 4886424 Meatier Shower
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Poor, poor Secretariat of State......

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:42 | 4885926 COSMOS
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I thought a horse kicked him in the face as Kerry came up from behind for some felattio

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:18 | 4886312 boattrash
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How the hell did COSMOS get down-votes on that? Some of y'all feel sorry for the horse?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 17:15 | 4887049 SokPOTUS
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The horse probably reminded Kerry of that male Wife he has...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:41 | 4885928 magpie
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Doesn't matter, he will fly to Mosul and hold a piece of paper and declare "Let me be clear, peace in our time"

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:42 | 4885932 ParkAveFlasher
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This is what happens when you send a horse to do a man's job.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:44 | 4885942 Winston Churchill
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Hate to see what his farrier looks like.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:21 | 4886114 Freddie
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Mr. Ed would be a massive improvement.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:42 | 4885933 NEOSERF
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Just happy the rest of the country can enjoy the kind of quality work we here in MA have come to expect from the junior senator for the past 30 years.  At least he wasn't elected president - yet..

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:53 | 4885956 Dr. Engali
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Elected...... Lol. You crack me up.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:40 | 4886181 NemoDeNovo
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Kankles/HorseFace 2016



Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:42 | 4885935 Martial
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May the horse be with you.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:42 | 4885937 FieldingMellish
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Qatar is the font of many of the problems in MENA. The sentences were a message to Qatar. Maybe the journalists should just "man up" and accept their fate?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:55 | 4886048 conscious being
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I would say its more like Qatar wants to switch sides.

The Emir quit and his son took over last year.  No more MB and a planned gas pipieline under the Persian Gulf will make themm part of Team GazProm.

Initial results - World Cup 2022 may be leaving.  US trade sanctions just announced.  Aljazeera, Qatar entity, has their reporters jailed in Egypt for 7 yesrs.  Probably more behind the scenes.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:44 | 4885940 buzzsaw99
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military "aid". love the way they phrase things.

war is peace bitchez

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:46 | 4885945 Dr. Engali
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John Kerry and his ilk are the crem de la crem. The finest specimen of mankind this nation can produce. If they can't fix this, there is nobody in this nation who can. May God have mercy on our souls.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:47 | 4885957 FeralSerf
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"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius" (Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His.). -- Arnaud Amalric

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:13 | 4886077 XitSam
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Kerry was put in place to be a punching bag and give Hillary temporal space (remember the attention span of the Amerikan public) for her 2016 election.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:45 | 4885946 ReallySparky
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You would have thought Teresa could have bought a better man.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:21 | 4886325 Buckaroo Banzai
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Maybe he's hung like a horse.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 17:17 | 4887060 SokPOTUS
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You meant 'she'; but yeah.  Teresa's gotta be a man.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4886359 DrewJackson
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Better Man?  Yes!


Better connected corrupt sociopath?  Probably not.   Hillary was already taken.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:46 | 4885948 FeralSerf
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Give the poor bastard a Nobel Peace Prize. He deserves on as much as Obama, Kissinger and Begin did.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:46 | 4885952 tuttisaluti
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How did this guy got he's job?

A5th grader would do better.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:47 | 4885961 _ConanTheLibert...
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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:05 | 4886040 MsCreant
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You guys stop horsing around! Kerry can't help it but you can!

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse of course,

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:15 | 4886089 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Alas, dear lady, it cannot be helped. Somehow it is always funny and never in poor taste to call John Kerry a horse faced Herman Munster or to make other equine comparisons.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:49 | 4886211 MidwestJester
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It's all we have left...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 05:20 | 4892342 Otto Zitte
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To know the horse look at his history. In this case, his MKULTRA and Brotherhood of the Bell. I think Vietnam was MK hard for Mr. Kohn, enough so that he obeyed his handlers on command to gtfo, and afterward... to avoid prosecution.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:49 | 4885964 DirkDiggler11
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The picture of Kerry at the end post his "bitch slap" was worth reading through the entire article. That slap will leave a mark ...

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:33 | 4886164 Crazy Or Not
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Obama's Rent Boy - The whole west wing is going to slip him a lenght for the whole season....

Go on pave the road  for Hilary AKA the WHORE of BABYLON. You dumb fucker John boy!


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:49 | 4885966 disabledvet
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52 million for a helicopter?

Why not hire 52 million Egyptians?

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:55 | 4885971 Kaiser Sousa
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and for additional monday sure to visit the comment section.cheers

"Germany has decided its gold is safe in American hands.

Surging mistrust of the euro during Europe’s debt crisis fed a campaign to bring Germany’s entire $141 billion gold reserve home from New York and London. Now, after politics shifted in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, the government has concluded that stashing half its bullion abroad is prudent after all.

“The Americans are taking good care of our gold,” Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. “Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.”

Ending talk of repatriating the world’s second-biggest gold reserves removes a potential irritant in U.S.-German relations. It’s also a rebuff to critics including the anti-euro Alternative for Germany party, which says all the gold should return to Frankfurt so it can’t be impounded to blackmail Germany into keeping the currency union together.


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:56 | 4885995 magpie
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"By deception..." nevermind

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:01 | 4887339 BurningFuld
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“The Americans are taking good care of our gold,” Norbert Barthle, the budget spokesman for Merkel’s Christian Democratic bloc in parliament, said in an interview. “Objectively, there’s absolutely no reason for mistrust.”

Yes and if the two countries are ever not BFF's I'm sure the USA will send all the Gold right away.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:58 | 4886004 NotApplicable
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Wait, Bloomberg still allows comments?

In other news, today I learned that the EU is as "good as gold."

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:10 | 4886062 Urban Redneck
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If that actually was Peter Boehringer bitch slapping them for quoting him out of context, they may not allow them much longer.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:01 | 4886018 thamnosma
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Why is it important for the US that "we" store Germany's gold?  Why would it even be a point of contention and delay?  It's so freaking obvious.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:28 | 4886355 andyupnorth
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Stupid and/or dishonest Mainstream Media never ask the obvious questions :(

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 15:18 | 4886531 tony wilson
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dewr isis love gold even more than are american virgins.

they goes crazy for the un corrupted pussy but goes bat shit mad fores der gold.

germnay nose dis thats why day let the jewish folks in new york looks after it safely to stiop isis goin in and rapin berliners

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:01 | 4886019 TheFourthStooge-ing
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:10 | 4886063 adonisdemilo
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@ Kaiser Sousa,

The Germans have just realised that their gold is gone, long gone, and have changed their stance. When sometime, in the possibly not too distant, future the German people (poor sods) get to the truth of the matter the present incumbents of the den of thieves will be long gone with quite a few of them on the payrolls of the Squid and JPMorgue.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:53 | 4885972 SheepDog-One
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What a fucking idiot....but don't worry, team Barry GOT dis shit handled!
Yea right....

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:51 | 4885974 Dr. Engali
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Seriously though, can you imagine having a conversation with this pompous bloviating prick? I don't know what would be harder to suppress, the laughter or the urge to punch him in the face.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 13:02 | 4886024 thamnosma
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He is a joke.  I would have no laughter to suppress in a conversation with Eric Holder though.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:51 | 4885976 OldPhart
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Lily Munster is one tough old broad...Herman can't get a break.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:52 | 4885981 Roanman
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On the positive side ..... he has great hair.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:56 | 4885993 Grande Tetons
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Yeah, but do the curtains match the rug? 

Then again, he probably shaves his the question is moot. 


Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:56 | 4886000 SheepDog-One
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Motherfucker NEEDS a damn face wig! What in the FUCK is going on in that asschin face area, seriously WTF??

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:59 | 4885984 joego1
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More money pissed down the drain. I there any end to the madness? Is don't think Rand Paul would send the money or the helos to these thugs.

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