John Kerry's Rise to Secretary of State: Lies, Bullying, Betrayal
It looks as if pathological liar and long-time hater of America John Kerry will be nominated for Secretary of State (SOS).
Where do you start when condemning such a choice? Let’s start in 1971, when Kerry, ironically speaking to the same Foreign Relations Committee which he now heads, said of America’s efforts in the Vietnam War:
Each day to facilitate the process by which the United States washes her hands of Vietnam, someone has to give up his life so that the United States doesn’t have to admit something that the entire world already knows … so that we can't say that we’ve made a mistake.
Then the lying started:
I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command...
They told the stories at times they had personally 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 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 ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”
Kerry still stood by those charges in 2004:
Kerry bullied others to lie, too, as Steve Pitkin, a fellow veteran who testified with Kerry, later admitted:
Kerry told NBC last week that his use of the word ‘atrocity’ was ‘inappropriate’ and that the language he had used ‘reflected an anger. It was honest, but it was in anger. It was a little bit excessive. He also said he never intended to cast a negative light on the soldiers with whom he served.”
In January of 1971, I rode in a van with John Kerry, a national leader of the VVAW, and others from Washington D.C. to Detroit to attend the Winter Soldier Investigation, a conference intended to publicize alleged American war crimes in Vietnam. Having no knowledge of such war crimes, I did not intend to speak at the event.
During the Winter Soldier Investigation, John Kerry and other leaders of that event pressured me to testify about American war crimes, despite my repeated statements that I could not honestly do so. One event leader strongly implied that I would not be provided transportation back to my home in Baltimore, Maryland, if I failed to comply. Kerry and other leaders of the event instructed me to publicly state that I had witnessed incidents of rape, brutality, atrocities and racism, knowing that such statements would necessarily be untrue.
Kerry as SOS will follow in Israel-hater Hillary Clinton’s footsteps, as Wikileaks revealed:
On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was ‘shocked’ by what he saw on a visit to Gaza.
Any negotiation has its limits, added Senator Kerry, and we know for the Palestinians that control of Al-Aqsa mosque and the establishment of some kind of capital for the Palestinians in East Jerusalem are not negotiable.
In 2007, Kerry voted against a Senate resolution that wanted to “combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” This, of course is exactly what has been happening ever since. The resolution also designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization; Kerry didn’t like that either.
Kerry was one of the first politicians to call for Egyptian President Mubarak’s resignation, in line with Barack Obama’s push for the Islamization of the Middle East.
But the most damning charge against Kerry is that this man who came home and denounced American troops in Vietnam left POWs behind who were still imprisoned there when he headed the Select Senate Committee on POW-MIA Affairs. There was plenty of evidence that POW’s were still in Vietnam, but Kerry pushed for normalization of relations with Vietnam despite it.
Kerry has lied, bullied, and betrayed in his rise to top. No wonder Obama likes him.