Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Why'd you do it, John, why?

John Kerry has been a US senator and the US Secretary of State. He is currently the White House's special climate envoy. So he should know better than to disclose certain information:

The New York Times is taking criticism for "burying" a report that former Secretary of State John Kerry told Iran that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times.

The story focuses on leaked audio of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaking candidly about Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the powerful branch of Iran's Armed Forces and a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. However, 21 paragraphs into a 26-paragraph story, the Times dropped a major revelation.
"Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said," Times reporter Farnaz Fassihi wrote.
Kerry, now President Biden's special climate envoy, served as President Barack Obama's Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017, where he was instrumental in brokering the Iran nuclear deal. The deal was heavily opposed by Israel, with whom Kerry has frequently sparred.
America's biggest environmentalists and their private planes Evie Fordham Many U.S. climate activists celebrated Earth Day on Thursday and praised the Biden administration's latest emiss... Conservative critics questioned why the Kerry item wasn't given more attention by the Times, given Iran is an enemy of the United States and Israel is a strong ally. The IRGC's influence over Iran's government is already well-known.

He should know better. Clearly, he doesn't.

We used to think John Kerry was honorable. That's back when he was a senator. Then he became Secretary of State while wanting to be Secretary of Defense. He showed no knack for the job and did a lousy job. Morale had been low under Condi Rice. Hillary Clinton had increased morale in the department. John brought it back down. He became a ridiculous figure and pushed constantly for war. And the rumors of his infidelity only increased. He became a disappointment on every level.






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