During a Council on Foreign Relations event on the 24th of this month, John Kerry, master of diplomacy, said he told Iran that their chants of “Death to America” are “pretty stupid”. Remarkably, that brought laughter from the audience.
He is using the language of the junior high as Secretary of State in confrontations with the leading sponsors of terrorism in the world. He is confronting great evil with woefully inadequate verbiage.
We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence.
Why? Because once people acknowledge evil’s existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to confront evil.
That is what led to World War II. Many in the West denied the darkness of Nazism. They looked the other way when that evil could have been stopped and then appeased it as it became stronger.
If the chants are “pretty stupid”, their development of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles that can reach the United States must be a real hoot.
What about the Iran nuclear deal where Iran gets everything and pinky swears they’re not building a bomb? Pretty stupid, huh?
John Kerry’s use of inappropriate language is so extreme that it lends credence to charges leveled against him of being delusional.
Does this sound just “stupid” to you? What about this chanting sounds “stupid”?
CBS News has said that the Iranians chant “Death to America” out of force of habit. These Fascists are going to develop nuclear bombs and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles with which to deliver them – that’s a really bad habit.
Adam Schiff sees it as ambiguous. It could mean that they are playing to the conservative base in Iran, he said, or it could mean that they mean it.
What is ambiguous or stupid about this? They are vile human rights abusers of their own people and people in neighboring lands. They think nothing of sponsoring terrorism. Why wouldn’t we take them seriously? Of course they want us dead.
Oh, and looky here. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei tweeted this pic of Obama killing himself. No cause for concern, it’s “stupid”.
US president has said he could knock out Iran’s military. We welcome no war, nor do we initiate any war, but.. pic.twitter.com/D4Co7fVuVg
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) July 25, 2015
Their recent Quds Day rally was “pretty stupid” too.
We keep hearing how nice the majority of Iranians are and I’m sure they are but for the past 36 years they and their children have been indoctrinated with hatred towards the U.S. and her allies.
The comment by Kerry is revealing of his naive view of the world – nothing is a threat except climate change.
Wow, “pretty stupid” stuff here.