Thursday, December 29, 2016

Winter Soldier Kerry Cuts Off Israelis' Ears

When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hobbled out of President Barack Obama’s cabinet, Mr. Obama found the perfect replacement in John Kerry, who believes that one cannot be both a patriotic Israeli Jew and a democrat; the reader will please note the lower case “d” in democrat. Mr. Kerry would not wish to suggest that individual Jews cannot be Democrats, because that would cost the Democratic Party of which he is a member both patronage and votes.

Saying just the right thing at just the right moment is not Mr. Kerry’s strong suit, nor for that matter is diplomacy, effective in foreign policy only when it is attached to strength and honor. In this, Mr. Kerry is a chip off his chief’s block. Having failed diplomatically in Iraq, Mr. Obama withdrew American troops from the country, creating a vacuum that eventually was filled by what Mr. Obama called “a JV team.” That would be ISIS, which now has a presence in multiple countries in the Middle East and the North African continent.  Additionally, ISIS inspires Islamic terrorists – what else to call them? – to kill civilians in France, Belgium, Great Britain and the United States, having perfected their murderous ways by burning Christian churches and slicing Christian throats in the ravaged Middle East.

During Mr. Obama’s time as President, Russia chomped off a piece of Ukraine; Mrs. Clinton’s adventure in Libya failed to bring peace and prosperity to that country; the red-line Mr. Obama drew in Syria mysteriously faded from view;  Iran continued to make menacing gestures towards both Israel and the United States, for which it was rewarded by a repeal of an effective embargo and a “deal,” not officially affirmed by the U.S. Congress, that did not advance the interests of the United States, not to mention plane loads of cash sent Iran’s way by Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry, Mrs. Clinton having since left the scene to begin her presidential campaign preparations.

Now Mr. Obama has betrayed fifty years of close and intimate relations between the United States and Israel, the only U.S. friendly democracy – that word again – in the Middle East.

Betrayal comes easy to Mr. Kerry who, arriving home from Vietnam, testified before Congress that his comrades in arms in Vietnam had committed atrocities worthy of Genghis Khan. Calling himself a “Winter Soldier,” Kerry testified that an investigation in which he had participated showed that American troops in Vietnam had “raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravages of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”

Mr. Kerry was hoisted into the U.S Senate by those raped women, cut off ears and dissevered heads. And even today he is incapable of properly distinguishing honorable Israeli soldiers from  the Genghis Khans who surround them or the ISIS soldiers of Islam, who really do rape women and cut off heads.

Having “stabbed Israel in the front,” not in the back, said John Bolton in the Wall Street Journal, Kerry, in his most recent apologia, shifted blame to Israel. His remarks were not only incomprehensible; they were laughable. These are the graceless notes of a departing, seriously wounded lame duck president and – one can only hope – the final political swan song of a Winter Soldier steeped in betrayal and subversion.

There are two unanswered questions, neither of which, one can be sure, will be resolved by Connecticut’s two U.S. Senators, both of whom have condemned the U.S. abstention at the United Nations.

The first question is: Who was the architect of the stab-in-the-front resolution? Some reports have indicated that “senior Obama administration officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden, have been identified as leading the charge to ensure the anti-Israel measure won approval by the U.N. Security Council.”

The larger, more important and over-arching question is: What is to be done?

Mr. Bolton is convinced that the “two state solution” to a lasting peace between Israel and its hostile neighbors has been shown to be a failure multiple times – because one of the two “states” suing for peace is not a state. The Palestinian Authority is the sword point of Islamic terrorists and their supporters who wish to push Israel into the sea. The incoming Trump administration, Mr. Bolton advises, should “essay a ‘three-state solution,’ returning Gaza to Egypt and giving those parts of the West Bank that Israel is prepared to cede to Jordan. By attaching Palestinian lands to real economies (not a make-believe one), average Palestinians (not their political elite), will have a true chance for a better future.”

A better future for either the Israelis or the Palestinians is the last thing the enemies of Israel -- including Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry -- want.   

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