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Kerry Boasts of ‘Pluralistic’ Syria Once Assad Gone

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, was recently interviewed about Syria.  While many of his assertions can be debated, one especially requires a response.

Throughout the interview, he repeatedly insisted that, if Bashar Assad would only leave power, everything would go well — especially for all of Syria’s minorities.

In his words: “I believe that a peace can protect all of the minorities: Druze, Christian, Isma‘ilis, Alawites — all of them can be protected, and you can have a pluralistic Syria, in which minority rights of all people are protected.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kerry declared that “The world would protect the Alawites, Druze, Christians, and all minorities in Syria after the ousting of Assad.”

The problem here is that we have precedent — exact precedent.  We’ve seen this paradigm before and know precisely what happens once strongman dictators like Assad are gone.

As demonstrated in this article, in all Muslim nations where the U.S. has intervened to help topple dictators and bring democracy, it is precisely the minorities who suffer first.  And neither the U.S. nor “the world” do much about it.

After the U.S. toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Christian minorities were savagely attacked and slaughtered, and dozens of their churches were bombed (see here for graphic images). Indeed, Christians have been terrorized into near-extinction, so that today, a decade after the ousting of Saddam, more than half of them have fled Iraq.

The “world” did nothing.

Ever since U.S.-backed, al-Qaeda-linked terrorists overthrew Libya’s Qaddafi, Christians—including Americans—have been tortured and killed (including for refusing to convert), their churches bombed, and their nuns threatened.

Not much “pluralism” there.

Once the Muslim Brotherhood replaced Mubarak in Egypt — and all with U.S. support — the persecution of Copts practically became legalized, as unprecedented numbers of Christians—men, women, and children—were arrested, often receiving more than double the maximum prison sentence, under the accusation that they had “blasphemed” Islam and/or its prophet.

Not only did the U.S. do nothing — it asked the Coptic Church not to join the June Revolution that led to the ousting of the Brotherhood and Muhammad Morsi.

In short, where the U.S. works to overthrow secular autocrats, the quality of life for Christians and other minorities takes a major nosedive. In Saddam’s Iraq, Qaddafi’s Libya, and Assad’s Syria (before the U.S.-sponsored war), Christians and their churches were largely protected.

Today, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in which to be Christian, Iraq is fourth, Libya 13th, and Egypt 22nd.  Such are the fruits of U.S. intervention in the name of “democracy.”

So how can anyone, especially Christians and other minorities, have any confidence in Kerry’s repeated assurances that religious minorities will be safeguarded once secular strongman Assad is gone — and by the “world” no less — leading to a “pluralistic” Syria?

And from an American point of view, what are we to make of Kerry?  Is the U.S. Secretary of State that deluded and detached from reality, or, as Russian President Vladimir Putin once said of him, also in the context of Syria: “he is lying and knows he is lying. It’s sad.”

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  • Michelle

    And to think that I once would have voted for this moron.
    Is there no limit to Democrat stupidity and ignorance?
    I was going to post:: “where is a Lee Harvey Oswald when you need one”
    when I realised that removing Obama would create a backlash a la JFK that would double the damage already done.
    In my three score and ten I have never had so much contempt for a US president (and his equally useless cronies) although (to the NSA watcher) I am not aggressive or violent myself.

    • Larry

      “where is a Lee Harvey Oswald when you need one”

      PPPLLLEEEAASSEEEE!

      DALLAS, TEXAS 1963, WAS A TURKEY SHOOT!

      THE “SUICIDE” OF HENRY MARSHALL

      In 1960 Marshall was asked to investigate the activities of Billie Sol Estes. Marshall discovered that over a two year period, Estes had purchased 3,200 acres of cotton allotments from 116 different farmers. Marshall wrote to his superiors in Washington on 31st August, 1960, that: “The regulations should be strengthened to support our disapproval of every case (of allotment transfers)”.

      When he heard the news, Billie Sol Estes sent his lawyer, John P. Dennison, to meet Marshall in Robertson County. At the meeting on 17th January,
      1961, Marshall told Dennison that Estes was clearly involved in a “scheme or device to buy allotments, and will not be approved, and prosecution will follow if this operation is ever used.”

      Marshall was disturbed that as a result of sending a report of his meeting to Washington, he was offered a new post at headquarters. He assumed that Billie Sol Estes had friends in high places and that they wanted him removed from the field office in Robertson County.
      Marshall refused what he considered to be a bribe.

      A week after the meeting between Marshall and Dennison, A. B. Foster, manager of Billie Sol Enterprises, wrote to Clifton C. Carter, a close aide to Lyndon B. Johnson, telling him about the problems that Marshall was causing the company. Foster wrote that “we would sincerely appreciate your
      investigating this and seeing if anything can be done.”

      Over the next few months Marshall had meetings with eleven county committees in Texas. He pointed out that Billie Sol Estes scheme to buy cotton allotments were illegal. This information was then communicated to those farmers who had been sold their cotton allotments to Billie Sol Enterprises.

      On 3rd June, 1961, Henry Marshall was found dead on his farm by the side of his Chevy Fleetside pickup truck. His rifle lay beside him. He had been shot five times with his own rifle (a bolt-action rifle). Soon after County Sheriff Howard Stegall arrived, he decreed that Marshall had committed suicide. No pictures were taken of the crime scene, no blood samples were taken of the stains on the truck (the truck was washed and waxed the following day), and no check for fingerprints were made on the rifle or pickup.

      Marshall’s wife (Sybil Marshall) and brother (Robert Marshall) refused to believe he had committed suicide and posted a $2,000 reward for information leading to a murder conviction. The undertaker, Manley Jones, also reported: “To me it looked like murder. I just do not believe a man could shoot himself like that.” The undertaker’s son, Raymond Jones, later told the journalist, Bill Adler in 1986: “Daddy said he told Judge Farmer there was no way Mr. Marshall could have killed himself. Daddy had seen suicides before. JPs depend on us and our judgments about such things. we see a lot more deaths than they do. But in this case, Daddy said, Judge Farmer told him he was going to putsuicide on the death certificate because the sheriff told him to.” As aresult, Lee Farmer returned a suicide verdict: “death by gunshot,
      self-inflicted.”

      WHEN YOU RESEARCH THE REST OF THIS STORY, YOU WILL SEE WHO IT WAS WHO MURDERED JFK.

      BUT ITS VITAL TO SEE HOW ROTTEN DALLAS, TEXAS WAS IN THE 60′s.

    • wayne burrows

      When is America going to have a leader with a brain they look so thick man everyone of them .And you look at UK British Politian’s they are so witty and sharp, highly educated, debating in houses of parliament .And the contrast its like night and day ,Dumb Hollywood actors (Politian’s) in USA who love the camera .Surely it should be America following Britain not the other way round .Anyway I think Obamas, Martin Luther king jr free pass for being black has finally expired .Maybe try and make some changes that are rather controversial like maybe banning guns in one state just as a new idea

      • wayne burrows

        Greedy yanks should be paying our Government for advice with our supermen like David Cameron who have been educated in Oxford

  • calico_kitty

    in my 64 years on this planet, I have not seen a more destructive regime than the one currently running things in the United States. peace, Mr. Kerry? you, with those medals you lied about winning when you were in Viet Nam? we know what you are, as does the rest of the world these days.

    • Tukadoodle

      Amen to that! Same here with 56 years as a ” conservative”/Indepent American Jew. He is a proven traitor that should have been jailed long ago. Just can’t miss his new best buddy Mcstain voting him in. I knew we were sunk when I saw the USS Jane Fonda. Sorry but look at the Navy saying ” global warming is our biggest threat! Some real,fake ” Humanitarians” out to butcher/slaughter us realJews again. You must see these folks as the very same folks millions died fighting against back then? Took me all these years to finally get the term Commie fags but look at their lousy 3% as the margin of error and statistical deviance it is. Thought we laws against Commies cos that’s all the democrats are and they meet the very definition of being Terrorists especially under their NDAA. See Elijah Cummings et al sliding a new Bill outlawing the death penalty for any/all crimes committed by only Federal Employees… ! Seriously guilty of Treason just by Libya/Benghazi alone! Yes look at all of their females wearing their contant party’s Big Boy pants and leading their Antisemites/Sharia charge. Yes these are the very reasons we can never have enough guns/ammo to protect our kids. So it’s high treason going on almost 40 years, mass murder just to start. Yes us real Jews are the world’s biggest False flags to cover up their crimes. With about 75% of Commie JAP/P’S are directly repeating history once again. With about 159M Antisemites in Europe alone it just proves the EuropeOns being one of our biggest bthreats. I’m really only a Drop-of- Blood Jew yet my last name has cost me a lot and never stops. Sorry, but the Church isn’t immune as they finally/recently ” absolved” us for killing old JC.

      • Larry

        ARE YOU SERIOUSSSSSS?

        JUDAISM & COMMUNISM ARE ONE & THE SAME!

        EXODUS 32?

        YEP!

        THAT’S WHERE YOU LOT STARTED YOUR HUMAN SACRIFICING!

        AMOS 5:25-27; 1 KINGS 11:1-13; ACTS 7:42-43.

        AND THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD, SANHEDRIN 64 a-b. HERE YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO OFFER HUMAN SACRIFICES TO MOLOCH aka THE GOLDEN CALF. THE SECRET IS, YOU FIND SOMEONE TO DO THE HOLOCAUST & YOU ARE
        NOT GUILTY!

        THINK ABOUT IT!

        NOW GOOGLE:

        THE SECULAR ZIONIST AGENDA FOR A JEWISH STATE

        Rabbi Dr. Chaim Simons

        P.O.B. 1775, Kiryat Arba

        90100, Israel

        tel and fax: 02-9961252 (within Israel),

        972 2 9961252 (from outside Israel)

        e-mail: chaimsimons@gmail.com

        August 2007

        THIS WILL HOPEFULLY OPEN YOUR EYES!

    • wayne burrows

      don’t blame Kerry ,McCain like most of them who were in nam were programed by lsd brainwashed MKULTRA

  • Hummer

    This administration hasn’t a clue-but they will and we will pay for it. Kerry thinks he has a chance for a nobel peace prize which isn’t going to happen. Christians had some protection and tolerance from Assad-not so much from the sharia loving terrorists- supported with our taxpayers dollars by Obama- whom will insist on no tolerance sharia law. Elitists like Kerry and his idol Obama never get it-but they will.

    • Tukadoodle

      Just can’t miss his best buddy McCain loving a fellow veitnam traitor covered in blood. One look at their Uber Scandnvian IdolsIdols having the PLO teaching their young kids how to boycott, hate and kill us all. Sorry but look at all their female leaders wearing the Big Boy pants and leading the Antisemitic/Sharia charge.. Sorry, but many don’t qualify as ” women” let alone any ” ladies” in many books. Just look at DSW and her ” Jewbag” staff being fired only after we busted them.We protest their Commigogues and they hit, kick,spit and call us their very worst name of being a ” gentile”.., DSW is their poster boy for lying,cheating and Treason by supporting and celebrating the very worst every time! So guilty by association and guilty of mass murder just to start and the very same folks millions died fighting against once again. See the bankrupt future they offer today in CA,NY Chicago alone. They’re truly sick and suffer from Transference Psychopathology as a science/medical fact by Dr. Rossitor’s extensive study of The Liberal Mind in 2006. Seems maybe they are also missing a gene called A2? Yes they truly are fake ” Pallistinians” and it’s time to deport them back to their native countries of Egypt,Jordan and others as facts. It’s just all “wasted words already been heard” over 1,000 times and never stops! They are we never have enough guns/ammo and the Internet that keeps us all free! Never seen females in CO denying women the protection they need from these sexual devients,perverts,perverts,degenerates like them! Don’t be Google Stupid so checkout O’Reilly/ Jesse Waters interview with Dennis our Demo fag leader denying Jessica Law and playing stupid about all the abuse/rapes in CO. YES the truth always hurts and usually cuts both ways! So give them all random Lie Detectors that are not the ” old unreliable” polygraphs scam! Same with drug/alcohol hair,blood,saliva tests and especially before the vote! See Elijah Cummings et al sliding in a bill during the Xmas holidays that outlaws vthe death penalty for any/all crimes committed only by Federal Employees and a reason they won’t fire anyone…

      • Larry

        Democracy Now!

        March 2, 2007

        “We’re going to take out seven countries in 5 years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran” —

        General
        Wesley Clark. Retired 4-star U.S.
        Army general, Supreme Allied

        Commander of NATO during the 1999 War on Yugoslavia .

        “I knew why, because I had been through the Pentagon right after 9/11.
        About ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw
        Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well, you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says, “We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.” This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.” He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.” So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no.”
        He says, “There’s nothing new that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.” He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to
        do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”

        So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?”
        And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from
        upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” I said, “Is it
        classified?” He said, “Yes, sir.” I said, “Well, don’t show it to me.”
        And I saw him a year or so ago, and I said, “You remember that?” He
        said, “Sir, I didn’t show you that memo! I didn’t show it to you!”

    • Larry

      NEVER BLAME THE MONKEY FOR THE TUNE ON THE ORGAN!

      BLAME THE ORGAN GRINDER!

      OBAMA IS THE MONKEY – SOROS IS THE ORGAN GRINDER!

      NOW GO AWAY & GOOGLE ABOUT THE MOST EVIL MAN ON THE PLANET!

  • imnokuffar

    Raymond you are totally correct in everything you say here.

    Most people however do not care for the truth or even give a damn.

    Obama and Kerry among many others are monsters who are directly responsible for the murder, slaughter and defamation of the minorities they supposedly support.

    • reijo

      As for Kerry, I’m not an American, but from across the ocean having taken an interest in foreign affairs I have formed the impression that he really doesn’t know much about the history of the Middle East, knows nothing about political islam, and frankly, might not be the full picnic hamper either. And to top it off, he would appear to have absolutely no negotiation skills – skills that would surely be essentail in his current role.
      Just not up to the job and clueless to boot..

    • Larry

      NEVER BLAME THE MONKEY FOR THE TUNE ON THE ORGAN!

      BLAME THE ORGAN GRINDER!

      OBAMA IS THE MONKEY – SOROS IS THE ORGAN GRINDER!

      NOW GO AWAY & GOOGLE ABOUT THE MOST EVIL MAN ON THE PLANET!

      CLINTON – BUSH – OBAMA, 3 STOOGES/MONKEYS.

      SOROS IS THE ORGAN GRINDER!

  • http://4freedoms.com/profile/Kinana Kinana

    Kerry has the resources to know the truth that you write about. He is a liar and only those who wish to be deceived will believe him.

  • aebe

    Kerry , the Winter Soldier , is an inveterate liar . No matter his words , the facts are that minorities , especially Christians , will be looking at Hell on Earth . The survivors , anyway .

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry

    • Tukadoodle

      Traitor once and guilty as charged! I bet he can still be charged for his crimes. Nothing but another cheap whore nobody wants to be seen with. Israel should jail him for their conspiracy of genocide by using their Muslims once again. Hold him for ransonm and for torturing Pollard would be great!!..:-)

  • meqmac

    There’s one other important example of this paradigm. When Iranians overthrew the Shah in 1970, among the first to suffer was their largest religious minority, the Baha’is. Hundreds of Baha’is have been hanged, all their holy places have been bulldozed and built over, all their cemeteries have been dug up and corpses desecrated, and slow administrative processes are gradually eliminating the community. Until we recognize that Islam is supremacist, especially when it comes to other religions, this pattern will always be repeated.

    • Tukadoodle

      So what does this matter as a quote? You want us to bow down to Sharia? If so then let me rip you a new one cos your obviously some foreign poster from your own words. So where do you live is what we all want to know… So thanks for playing and your answer will come soon enough! Who cares? You folks do a fine job butchering/slaughtering each other so why does anyone care? A nuke should makes things clear as your all Fair Game. Nuking Iran is just a start so let’s hear more!! Only 100′s? So here is to Israel giving you what you want and a whole more. Islam is a proven bloody Cult that needs to be wiped out per the very first English Quran. So keep posting your tiny sick little mind from your tent and go screw your Camels cos your just dirty sick little men. Here is to nuking you all in your uber sick Cult. Likely your a fag hiding behind your tiny screen. You have nothing to offer so go lick yourself like the dirty dogs you are. We don’t need a thing you offer so go pound sand as we like to say.. Probably another illiterate idiot flunking 2nd grade. Sounds like it was a good start so why stop now? Just like Syria we like watching you killing each other so why spend a dime? Go suck off your fake ” Palestinians” and stop raping your women and children for a change. Hope you like lots of glass cos you will be swimming it soon enough… :-)

      • meqmac

        Before you go off your head completely and make more assumptions about posters here, let me explain: I’m Irish, living in England, I am by profession an Islamicist, so I know a great deal more than you about the subject, but I’m not a Muslim, I’m very critical of Islam, and I play a role in defending Israel. Your post is just the ravings of a sick mind, and I would not normally waste a few minutes responding to you, but you have really gone out on a limb here and I want other readers to see how far-fetched your ravings are. I hate the Iranian regime, but if you ever suggest that we should ‘nuke’ the country, you’ll have me and a hell of a lot of other people to deal with. Take the regime away, and Iran is one of the most civilized, delicate, and enduring cultures in the world. If you haven’t read the poetry, haven’t seen the art, and haven’t admired the architecture, you have no right to make such suggestion. Find something else to rant about.

    • Larry

      HO HOMER,

      THE CIA INSTALLED HIM & THE CIA REMOVED HIM.

      WHAT NO ONE IS TELLING THE WORLD, IS THAT THOUSANDS OF PROFESSORS & INTELLECTUALS ARE BEING MURDERED ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST!

      WHY?

      TO BRING IT BACK TO THE DARK AGES!

      WITH A DOMINENT RELIGION, ITS EASY TO CONTROL THE SHEEP.

      THE REFORMATION DESTROYED ROMANISM, EUROPEAN ISLAM.

  • Reuven Savitz

    kerry is a moron – can’t retain information needs cognitive rehabil;itation (likely to fail)

  • Larry

    Shalom, Salaam & Hamsandwiches to all,

    When did the Jews SCREW the Egyptians the first time?

    LIVE AID & JOSEPH & HIS TECHNICOLOR TURNCOAT

    Genesis 47:13-31

    King James Version (KJV)

    13 And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.

    14 And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.

    15 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.

    16 And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.

    17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in
    exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

    18 When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto
    him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:

    19 Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our
    land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.

    20 And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold
    every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh’s.

    21 And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.

    22 Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.

    23 Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.

    24 And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.

    25 And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh’s servants.

    26 And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh
    should have the fifth part, except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh’s.

    27 And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.

    28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

    29 And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:

    30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.

    31 And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.

    MILLIONS OF EGYPTIANS ON FOOD STAMPS!

    MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ON FOOD STAMPS!

    JOIN THE DOTS!

  • wayne burrows

    I think Pretty soon America wont have an army if they keep betraying them throwing them under the bus after fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan and losing loved ones and idiots like Kerry McCain Obama backing the Taliban enemy ,instead there might be civil war there will be no more loyalty left for leadership everyone is sick of Politian’s nowadays .