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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Of course: Kerry blames Israel for his failure, Psaki tries to walk it back

US Secretary of State John FN Kerry blamed Israel on Tuesday for his failure at the unrealistically conceived 'peace talks.'
"Israel didn't release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and 'poof'...that was sort of the moment," remarked Kerry before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Kerry further blamed Israel for demanding recognition as the Jewish state. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas brought talks to a standstill by adamantly refusing to recognize Israel as the Jewish state.
"The government of the United States and the president supports the notion of Israel being defined as a Jewish state," Kerry noted. "We believe that that should happen. But when it happens, and how it happens, has to be part of the negotiations. It's not going to happen in the beginning."
Noting the intensive energy that he has put into pushing the talks forward since last July, Kerry noted "there's a limit to the amount of time that (US) President (Barack) Obama and I can invest in this topic with consideration to other challenges around the world, especially if the sides aren't willing to show seriousness."
Nevertheless, Kerry stressed the importance of the peace talks, saying "if we won't deal with this now, it won't be easier in the future to achieve a peace agreement. This issue has an influence on our lives here in the US."
Kerry also admitted that Iran is two months away from having a nuclear weapon.
Iran will be able to develop a nuclear weapon within two months, acknowledged Kerry, commenting that he was "agnostic" regarding the outcome of the Vienna talks.
What great accomplishments for the Obama/Kerry administration. /sarc

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki tried to walk back Kerry's remarks
In comment to The Jerusalem Post, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki rejected the notion that Kerry's remarks on the timing of the settlement units placed the onus of the crisis on Israel.
"Secretary Kerry has been crystal clear that we are not interested in playing the blame game," Psaki said, "that both sides have taken unhelpful steps and that it is up to the parties to determine the path forward."
In his opening remarks to the committee, where he was to discuss the priorities of the State Department for the year as reflected in its annual budget, Kerry said that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is an issue "first and foremost among leaders all over the world."
"Everywhere, it has an impact," he said, including "on life in the United States."
Netanyahu should announce that there will be no more 'talks' while Kerry is Secretary of State. But he won't....

What could go wrong?

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3 Comments:

At 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the PLO now tries to bring back its old training partner, the Sov...Russia, let's see how Kerry blames *that* on Bibi. That he personally was working with Bibi to get Abu his da_n terrorists back when Fatah went off to the UN goes down the memory hole and instead we get the same whining about those pesky Jews --shudder, gasp--building, can you believe it? apartments. Oy vey!

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we also note that gigolo Kerry and his empty suit boss refuse to mention that Fatah demanded another thousand terrorists (including Barghouti who helped kill Jewish civilians post- Oslo) oh, and that Fatah now demands that Israel get the right of return rolling by uniting 15,000 Palestinian "refugees" with Israeli Arabs while immediately transferring Area C to the PLO.

Objective observers outside the reality-distortion-blame-the-Jews first charmed circle of the current administration might think these actions merit a mention. Lot of poofery all around with the administration's chosen playmates.

When all else fails, and the obstruction of Fatah becomes impossible to paper over, the WH reflex is, hey, let's throw the Jews under the bus.

Way past time to cut to the chase, annex Area C, cut off Fatah electricity and end the charade.

 
At 4:23 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hmm.

 

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