Anti-Americanism: 2013 Archives
David Horowitz of the Freedom Center reminds us of who John Kerry was and is.
John Kerry forgot one thing when he went to Geneva to cut a deal with the Iranian mullahs — his umbrella.
Neville Chamberlain carried one with him to Munich and it became a symbol of the appeasement that encouraged Hitler to go to war. Now Kerry has brought appeasement back into vogue with a deal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right in saying was not, as our Secretary of State congratulated himself in proclaiming, "an historic agreement," but rather "an historic mistake."
Neville Chamberlain at least faced a real threat. Hitler's armies were on the move and the Reich was on the verge of overrunning Western Europe. What threat was Kerry trying to forestall by his appeasement? The mullahs were on the ropes as a result of a successful sanctions regime that has been official U.S. policy for two decades.
Instead of intensifying the sanctions, which Congress will hopefully now do to remedy the national embarrassment the Secretary of State has created; Kerry gave the Iranians a relief from them. In return, they will not have to dismantle even one centrifuge.
They retain what their Foreign Minister Javad Zarif defiantly calls "the inalienable right to enrich." Kerry cut this desperate—and despicable regime—slack and gave it time—the one thing the Iranians desperately need to achieve the nuclear weapon that has become their obsessive quest.
Who benefited from this appeasement? Not the dissidents the Iranians routinely torture, the political opponents they hang, the religious minorities they torment. They are not even mentioned in the agreement. Not traditional U.S. allies such as the Saudis who fear the growth of a radical Iranian imperialism that will threaten the stability of the Middle East. Certainly not the Israelis, who were left twisting slowly in the wind by an act of diplomatic nihilism that strengthens a regime committed to their destruction. Prime Minister Netanyahu had it right when he said of Kerry's deal: "Iran gets everything that it wanted and it pays nothing."
Why the rush? Why give the Iranians, weaker than ever, this moment of respite? In truth this appears to be deal making for deal making's sake—an effort at "personal diplomacy" by a man whose hallmark is narcissism and a pomposity that calls to mind Theodore Roosevelt's description of William Jennings Bryan as "a professional yodeler and human trombone."
But then, what else to expect from someone who first gained fame as a standard bearer for a movement aiming to stigmatize U.S. power as immoral and its military as genocidal?
The anti American movement Kerry had joined when he was first looking for a short cut to personal power in the late 1960s has continued its slow motion takeover of our political culture and has now not only captured the State Department but the White House itself.
As John Kerry pursues engagement with the Iranian mullahs while punishing the Israelis, it is worth remembering yet again where he comes from and what he has believed since entering American political life. It is not a big step from defending the communist government of Ho Chi Minh forty years ago to appeasing the Islamist government of the Iranian mullahs today.
The Freedom Center believes that our leaders and opinion makers need to think carefully about what John Kerry believes and what he has done in his career as he now accommodates the most significant threat to stability in the Middle East.
This look back at Kerry's history of ant-Americanism should be seen by all Americans. The video is also a reminder of the courageous and heroic Vietnam War veteran John O'Neill, who stood up to take on Kerry's lies about America, not once but twice. This time, it's up to us.
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