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by Sharon Rondeau
(Sep. 9, 2013) — Putative Secretary of State John Kerry is attempting to make the case for executing what he said would be an “unbelievably small” military strike against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad purportedly to retaliate for Assad’s use of chemical weapons on August 21.
On Sunday, Kerry met with leaders of several Middle Eastern countries in Paris, France and claimed that there is “growing international support” for intervention in Syria totaling 12 countries.
Kerry said he spent Christmas of 1968 in Cambodia, a claim which has been refuted in a book entitled Unfit for Command by John O’Neill and Dr. Jerome Corsi published in 2004, when Kerry ran against George W. Bush for the presidency. Kerry had vowed to disprove the allegations that he had misrepresented his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War but never came forward with any official corrections. The Navy refused the government watchdog group Judicial Watch documentation related to its alleged investigation of Kerry’s service awards records.
Various reports say that both Assad and his opposition, the Syrian rebels, have used chemical attacks over the last year. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said on several Sunday talk shows that a “common-sense test” leads the Obama regime to believe that Assad used sarin gas to kill his own people. Kerry said that “the evidence speaks for itself.”
However, McDonough admitted that “irrefutable evidence” showing that the Syrian government is responsible for the attack does not exist.
Reuters has written that Kerry’s claims against Assad are not supported by “intelligence reports.” On Monday, ABC News broadcast and interview of Assad, who said that the Russians “have completely the opposite evidence” as to who was responsible for the chemical attack. Assad said that his soldiers were themselves the victims of a chemical attack. He told Charlie Rose that “We’re not [a] social media administration or government; we are a government that deals with reality,” Assad said. When Rose said that the U.S. government has “evidence” from intercepted messages, Assad responded, “In this case, Kerry did not present any evidence…nothing so far…not a single shred of evidence.”
Kerry testified to members of Congress that the opposition has “become more defined by its moderation” when asked if Al Qaeda and other terrorists were fighting along with the rebels. Last Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin labeled Kerry “a liar” in response.
Assad said that there could be retaliation if the U.S. launches a military strike against his regime, to which Kerry responded that the United States should not fail to “stand up” to the “threat” posed by Assad’s government.
After meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday, Kerry told the press, “What does he offer? Words that are contradicted by facts and he doesn’t have a very strong record with respect to this question of credibility… This is a man without credibility. And so I will happily stand anywhere in the world with the evidence we have against his words and his deception and his acts.”
But was Kerry speaking about Assad or his boss, Barack Hussein Obama, who has presented a fraudulent long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card to the American public, presumably to deceive them?
While running for the presidency in 2008, Obama said he opposed war but now is seeking support in Congress and reportedly in the public for attacking Syria. He did not consult Congress to intervene in Libya by deposing Muommar Gaddafi, who had been a pseudo-ally of the U.S. Libya’s political situation has since deteriorated, with Islamic militants and rebels gaining strength against the weak interim government.
Obama said he believed marriage was between a man and a woman, but during the 2012 presidential campaign, he said he supported same-sex “marriage” because his viewpoint had “evolved.”
Obama has said that his parents were married when he was born but has also said that his mother was “single” at that time.
He claims he was born in Hawaii at Kapiolani Medical Center, but no one there will confirm the claim. He uses a Social Security number issued in Connecticut, not Hawaii.
Obama promised an “unprecedented level of openness in government,” but more FOIA requests have been ignored, delayed or denied by his regime than the Bush administration. He promised to publish all proposed bills online with a five-day period for public debate but broke that promise. Before the health care law was passed, Rep. Nancy Pelosi crowed, “We have to pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it,” indicating that members of Congress had not even read the proposal.
He promised to “grow the economy,” but in 2013, the lowest participation in the job market since 1978 exists among working-age Americans. Nearly 2,000,000 have lost their jobs since Obama signed the Stimulus Bill in 2009 purportedly to help recover from the recession which began the year before as a result of the collapse of the housing market.
At a rally before the 2008 election, Obama promised an enthusiastic crowd, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” and said, “We will change the world.”
Obama has raised the question of his own credibility by denying that he had said anything about “a red line” in regard to Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Obama’s former supporters do not support his Syria stance.
As for Kerry’s credibility, he has misrepresented himself as having an Irish heritage when he does not.