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Someone is getting screwed, but it’s not the Ayatollah

Someone is getting screwed, but it’s not the Ayatollah

John Kerry warns Congress not to “screw” Ayatollah Khamenei, the same guy who still calls for Death to America and Israel.

There John Kerry goes again.

Jeffrey Goldberg, the go-to person when the Obama administration wants to get its position out because Goldberg is pro-Israel, landed an interview with John Kerry. The topline storyline is that Kerry is warning the U.S. Congress not to screw (with?) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

“The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—“will be the ultimate screwing.” He went on to argue that “the United States Congress will prove the ayatollah’s suspicion, and there’s no way he’s ever coming back. He will not come back to negotiate. Out of dignity, out of a suspicion that you can’t trust America. America is not going to negotiate in good faith. It didn’t negotiate in good faith now, would be his point.”

Seriously, we are afraid of ruining the expectations of an Ayatollah who defends calling for the death of America and Israel;

And who just published a book on how to defeat the U.S. and destroy Israel?

And who openly threatens Israel?

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Would this be the same Ayatollah who tweeted out an image of Obama holding a gun to his own head?

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Well, let’s be sure not to offend HIM.

Don’t worry about what the Iranians say, says Kerry, they don’t really mean it:

Though he says he is in tune with this set of Israeli fears, he does not endorse a view widely shared by Israelis—and by many Americans—that Iran’s leaders, who have often said that they seek the destruction of Israel, mean what they say. “I think they have a fundamental ideological confrontation with Israel at this particular moment. Whether or not that translates into active steps to, quote, ‘Wipe it,’ you know …” Here I interjected: “Wipe it off the map.” Kerry continued: “I don’t know the answer to that. I haven’t seen anything that says to me—they’ve got 80,000 rockets in Hezbollah pointed at Israel, and any number of choices could have been made. They didn’t make the bomb when they had enough material for 10 to 12. They’ve signed on to an agreement where they say they’ll never try and make one and we have a mechanism in place where we can prove that. So I don’t want to get locked into that debate. I think it’s a waste of time here.”

That comment reminds me of the laughable interview by anti-Israel U. Michigan Professor Juan Cole, a darling of the anti-Israel left, who says that When Iranians chant “Death to America” they mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”:

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But it’s worse, Kerry is relying on the promises of the Iranian Foreign Minister that Iran will now work with us on regional issues.

Kerry also said that his chief Iranian interlocutor, the foreign minister, Javad Zarif, and Zarif’s boss, the (relatively) reformist president, Hassan Rouhani, would be in “serious trouble” at home if the deal falls through. Zarif, Kerry told me, explicitly promised him that Iran will engage with the United States and its Arab allies on a range of regional issues, should Congress approve the deal. “Zarif specifically said to me in the last two weeks, ‘If we get this finished, I am now empowered to work with and talk to you about regional issues.’” Kerry went on, “This is in Congress’s hands. If Congress says no, Congress will shut that down, shut off that conversation, set this back, and set in motion a series of inevitables about what would happen with respect to Iranian behavior, and, by the way, the sanctions will be over.”

We are now the weak horse, being trained by our masters.

John Kerry is dangerously naive.

His boss isn’t naive, this is all part of the “Grand Bargain” strategy with Iran Obama has been pursuing since he took office, something we highlighted back in June 2009, when Obama abandoned the uprising against the Mullah regime:

During the campaign and after assuming the presidency, Barack Obama repeatedly stated his willingness to engage in negotiations with Iran without any preconditions. But that was and is not true.

The events of the past two weeks, including the revelation that Obama sent a letter in May to “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reveal that there is one precondition to negotiations which Obama willingly embraces: United States acceptance of Mullah rule in Iran in perpetuity.

Acceptance of Mullah rule, notwithstanding what the people of Iran may want or basic human rights, is the key to the Grand Bargain the Obama administration seeks to strike with Iran. In fact, U.S. help to perpetuate the Mullahtocracy appears to be the ONLY precondition.

Someone is going to get screwed here, and it’s not the Ayatollah.

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sKerry, just produce that “fatwa” against nuclear arms you keep chanting about.

That would go a long way to lending ANY credibility to your Iranian capitulations.

No…??? Or “non” en Francis…???

“We are now the weak horse.” Its head is in Kerry’s sheets.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to cbenoistd. | August 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Thought you were going to say “It’s head is Kerry….” well maybe after ISIS gets ahold of him……

    RE: “John Kerry is dangerously naive…
    No. He’s officially criminally insane! Snark!

“The ayatollah constantly believed that we are untrustworthy, that you can’t negotiate with us, that we will screw them,” Kerry said. “This”—a congressional rejection—“will be the ultimate screwing.”

The language of diplomacy is on display again. What eloquence! Kerry and Obama and the rest of their crowd bring shame on this great nation by their actions, but also by their abysmal choice of words.

Now if only Churchill had succumbed to the lure of street slang — his speeches would be ever so much more memorable, don’t you think? Here’s one of his best, recast in Kerry-speak:

We shall go on to the end. We shall screw them in France, we shall screw them on the seas and oceans, we shall screw them with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall screw them on the beaches, we shall screw them on the landing grounds, we shall screw them in the fields and in the streets, we shall screw them in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old. Are ya listening, Hitler? Screw you!

Ambrosia Bierce | August 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm

What would Donald Trump do?

War with Iran is inevitable. Unless of course, a bunch of Democrats manage to surrender first.

Midwest Rhino | August 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

For Obama there were no preconditions, and virtually no post conditions. All the conditions are on US. America must allow Iran to have nukes, must give them billions, must open trade, and now even, must not anger the ayatollah.

Obama didn’t even get our prisoners released, and no commitment on the biggest issue, a promise from Iran that they’d reduce their carbon footprint. I thought at least that last point might be sacred … or is it just a scam?

Havoc! Obama‘s foreign and domestic embrace of lawlessness has “let slip the dogs of war” and has Kerry chasing his tail to keep from being screwed.

A.T. 1?

And what of PM Netanyahu’s expectations of us? It’s OK to screw him?

    genes in reply to MTED. | August 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Of course. He’s Jewish, its what Europe has been doing to Jews for centuries. Kerry and Obama are just carrying on that tradition.

Humphrey's Executor | August 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Kerry has been disloyal to the US since his post Vietnam days.

How about that … Kerry’s actually suffering from a genuine case of Stockholm Syndrome.

How is this not treason ??

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Exiliado. | August 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Yeah, what Exiliado said.

    How would outright treason look any different?

    It wouldn’t and doesn’t!

inspectorudy | August 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Wow! Kerry is worried about dishonoring the ayatollah? This is the same guy who chants “Death to America” after every speech. This is the same lying bastard that has illegally held four Americans for years with no trial. This is the same lying bastard that says the holocaust never happened. This is the same POS that authorized the murder of hundreds of American service men and women. How can anyone dishonor him?

It is strange that Kerry talks specifically about Khamenei but to be fair, Iran as a whole has good reasons to be suspicious of America (among others, helping organizing a coup d’etat to overthrow the democratically elected prime minister of Iran and replace him with the Shah and a dictatorial regime)

    tom swift in reply to johnPt. | August 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    helping organizing a coup d’etat to overthrow the democratically elected prime minister of Iran and replace him with the Shah and a dictatorial regime

    Unfortunately for this story, Reza Pahlavi was already the Shah, and had been since 1941. The Shah arrested Prime Minister Mosaddeq in 1953. The PM’s crime was the attempt to dissolve the Iranian legislature so that he could rule by dictatorial decree. And the fact that Tudeh, the Communist party which had earlier tried to assassinate the Shah, was Mosaddeq’s main support didn’t help his case.

    Since this “coup” was against the Prime Minister and not against the Shah, it wasn’t a coup d’etat in any sense.

Henry Hawkins | August 5, 2015 at 6:43 pm

A crisis being a terrible thing to waste, I’ve converted my 401k to KY jelly futures.

One of the jobs of a president is to take the views of The Senate into account as he negotiate treaties. This is something that Tyrant Obama failed to do. He is trying to neuter congress so he can rule as dictator/tyrant. Unfortunately for the country McConnel is part of the conspiracy to betray or country and lick the Tyrant’s boots.

It’s official. No one was negotiating on behalf of the US at the P5+1 conferences that produced this abortion of a nuclear accommodation.

Once again the progressive left projects. While Obama accuses Republicans of making common cause with Iranian hard-liners chanting “Death to America,” this administration sees eye-to-eye with the hard-liner in chief, the one he deferentially calls the Supreme Leader.

America is the bad actor in the world that has to prove it is worthy of trust.

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