Friday, October 17, 2014

This Week's Dunce Cap Award--John Kerry

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From PJ Tatler, recent comments from Secretary of State John Kerry:

“The extremism that we see, the radical exploitation of religion which is translated into violence, has no basis in any of the real religions. There’s nothing Islamic about what ISIL/Daesh stands for or is doing to people,” he said. 
“And so we all have a larger mission here. And obviously, history is filled with that. I mean, you go back to the Thirty Years’ War in Europe and other periods of time, Protestants, Catholics, others who have fought. It’s not new to us. Tragically, it’s more prominent because media is more available today, the messaging is there, everybody is more aware on an instantaneous basis of what is happening. And of course it’s exploited by people who engage in this.” 
Kerry lobbied for a two-state solution in the Middle East and reflected “deeply on how we will deal not just with the manifestation of the symptom, which is what the violence and the extremism is, but with the underlying causes which go to this question of governance and corruption and a whole issue of how you meet the needs of people.”
Only difference was that the 30 Years War was hundreds of years ago--and it was not really a religious war. And since Islam wants to destroy the Jews--as in, kill every one of them--it takes a special kind of stupid to think the "two-state solution" will do anything to bring peace to the Middle East.

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