The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

Babası oğluna bir bağ bağışlamış, oğul babaya bir salkım üzüm vermemiş (“The Father gave his son a vineyard, the son didn’t give a single bunch of grapes to the father.” - Turkish Proverb

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” - Hermann Hesse

“Alliances are broken from considerations of interest” - Niccoló Machiavelli, The Discourses, 1517

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This week’s winner,The Razor’s -The RazorKick Turkey Out Of NATO is a persuasively written essay that embodies the thoughts expressed above..it makes little sense to hold on to an alliance that really isn’t one. Here’s a slice:

Lord Palmerstone once noted that nations do not have permanent allies, only permanent interests. This statement assumes that a nation always acts in its own best interest, and this assumption is the basis for the realist school of international relations. Realists always expect national actors to do what is best for themselves. If an action does not benefit the nation in any particular way, or worse threatens it, then one cannot reasonably expect it to act even though one might think and others might agree that it is the right course of action. In international relations at least according to the realist school, there are no completely altruistic acts by nations or their actors.

I’ve been rooted in the realist school of international relations well before I got my degree in political science, having grown up while Henry Kissinger acted as Nixon’s national security advisor and later secretary of state under him and his successor Gerald Ford.Realists not only expect nations to act in their best interests, but regimes and the organizations constituting them to do the same. In statecraft realists aren’t surprised when regimes do what’s best for them even when it might compromise or damage others, but are willing to act in their own best interest when the opposite party acts in theirs.

Case in point: Turkey. Under the regime of Recep Erdogan for the past 12 years Turkey has been acting in the best interest of Erdogan and his ruling party the AKP. Erdogan is an Islamist in a nation where political Islam had been banned for decades after its re-founding under Kamal Ataturk. While Ataturk and the secularists saw Europe as a useful ally that would strengthen Turkey and their regime in the Middle East, Erdogan has instead positioned Turkey as the next Islamic Caliphate more in line with the Ottoman Empire of the 17th century rather than secular and Democratic Western Europe.

Perhaps the biggest interest Erdogan has besides the desire to remain in power is to avoid empowering the Kurdish minority within Turkey. Unlike the Palestinians, the Kurds have a much longer claim to their land stretching from northern Syria across southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq to Iran. One commonality between Erdogan and his secular predecessors has been the oppression of the Kurds in Turkey and their nationalist aims. The no-fly zone established in northern Iraq after the first Gulf War led to autonomy under Saddam and later the post-Saddam Iraqi government. Iraqi Kurds are as close to independent as Kurds have ever been, and their Syrian, Iranian and Turkish cousins recognize this.

From Erdogan’s perspective the decimation of the Syrian Kurds by the Islamic State (IS) is welcome. It weakens the Kurdish cause by reducing the number of Kurds in the region. Plus the Syrian Kurds were also strong supporters of the PKK, Turkey’s al-Qaida. From the realist perspective Erdogan will not act against IS on behalf of the Kurds unless there is an even greater, more pressing interest to do so.

And that’s the problem. Current American and European leadership is run by idealists not by realists. American and Europeans leaders simply do not understand why Erdogan and to more worrying degree Vladimir Putin act the way they do. To them bombing Kurds in Turkey instead of IS in Syria makes absolutely no sense just as annexing Crimea and dismembering Ukraine. They do not see the world the way Erdogan and Putin do, but realists do. Realists recognize that Putin and Erdogan will only act when the pressure applied to them is real and painful.

For Erdogan that pressure should include Turkey’s rejection from NATO and any possible future admittance to the EU under his regime. If Turkey acts in its own interests, so should the EU and the United States. The truth is that instead of being a beacon of secular Islam as Turkey once was, Turkey under Erdogan has become just another corrupt, Islamic Middle Eastern dictatorship with caliphate dreams. Turkey has condoned the rise of IS as well as backed other terrorist groups such as Hamas. It has kept a tight leash on the American base in Incirlik, preventing it from participating in the second Gulf War and in attacks on IS.

More at the link..

In our non-Council category, the winner was Volokh Conspiracy’s Can ministers who make a living by conducting weddings be required to conduct same-sex weddings? submitted by Rhymes with Right. The piece examines the latest bit of bullying by same sex marriage advocates.

Here are this week’s full results. The Right Planet, The Independent Sentinel and Ask Marion were not able to vote this time out. None were affected by the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting.

Council Winners

li>Sixth place with 1/3 vote –Nice Deb Amnesty Begins: Regime Prepares For Millions of New Immigrant IDs

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Why You Must Vote in the Midterms

Bill Whittle, PJ Media: Make Him Own It: Why You Must Vote in the Midterms:

 

NetRightDaily: Video – Allen West encourages Americans to vote!

WFB: The Democratic Panic: Senate Dems try to run from Obama | SUPERcuts! #117:

Democrats and the White House have some disconnect on 2014 messaging.

PJ Media, Trifecta: Voter Suppression via Obama: Democrats Flee Former Political Prodigy:

Can Democratic Congressional candidates squirm from under the burden of Obama? Crowds used to hang on his every word, now they hang up before he’s done.

PJ Media, Trifecta: Obama Meltdown: Will Popularity Slump Impact Election, Policy, Sanity?

Mark Levin ➡ You’re Going To See Obama’s Full Mussolini Coming Out With His Pen And His Phone:

 

Megyn Kelly Says New York Doctor With Ebola Was ‘Irresponsible':

Chaffetz talks New Ebola Case in New York to Megyn Kelly:

Ebola patient rode subway before showing symptoms; how does MTA respond:

The doctor who tested positive on Thursday for the Ebola virus was also a New York City resident who had been riding the subway before he was diagnosed.

I doesn’t sound like any special cleaning or decontaminating went on in those affected subway cars. Those two drones trust everything the CDC tells them to be the absolute truth. The hipster doc wasn’t contagious when he road the subway – period. No worries, New York City.

But are they really so sure that a person with Ebola but showing no symptoms is not at all contagious?  Some doctors dispute that.

Truth Revolt Videos: YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT:

Tired of listening to Progressives tell you that the Second Amendment only allows people in militias to keep and bear arms? Or that the Founders would have never intended the Second Amendment to apply to modern weapons? In his latest FIREWALL Bill recounts a remarkable conversation about the precise wording of the Second Amendment, and sums up why the document says what it means and means what it says.

ACLJ: A Rise of ISIS Round Table – Sekulow Ep. 324:

Tap Dancing Priests Rising to Internet Fame (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

 

Here’s the raw video of that Vatican performance that went viral on Youtube:

 

 

 

 

Bowling With Ebola

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So – a doctor in NYC was diagnosed last night with Ebola.

Greta Van Susteren reviewed his itinerary at GretaWire:

He got back from West Africa last Friday and has been moving around the city and coming in contact with many since returning from West Africa. His temperature was taken at JFK when he returned per the Obama Administration new port entry rules. He passed. Now read on:

I realize it is difficult to protect the nation from ebola, but, at the very least, the American people should not be slicked into feeling safe from a procedure that is grossly inadequate.

If you watch ON THE RECORD at 7pm, you know I have more than once pointed out the obvious: the Obama Administration’s airport entry tests for people arriving from Africa is both ridiculous as inadequate and falsely lulls American people into feeling safe, that something is being done to protect them. At 5 airports, passengers’ temperatures are taken as an ebola test. Here is the obvious problem with this – assume this:

Day#1 – passenger gets ebola in West Africa

Day #5 (?) – gets on a plane from West Africa to USA and has NO SYMPTOMS. Passenger arrives at one of the 5 airports and gets temperature taken and TEMPERATURE IS NORMAL. Passenger continues journey into the United States.

Day 18? – passenger develops fever (symptom of ebola.) Passenger obviously within the 21 day incubation period. PASSENGER, NOW IN USA, HAS EBOLA and is CONTAGIOUS.

The day before he went to the hospital,  Dr. Craig Spencer and his live-in girlfriend Morgan Dixon went out on the town – which included a subway ride to the BOWLING ALLY.

Via Charles C. Johnson of Got News, the hipster couple “exposed New Yorkers in two different boroughs to ebola during their night out on the town.”

They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health.

Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional websites. Spencer boasts a degree from Columbia’s University Mailman School of Public Health, according to his since deleted LinkedIn page.

So why did health care professionals decide to go bowling just days after Spencer returned from Ebola-infected Guinea?

Doctors Without Borders had already announced nine deaths from Ebola and sixteen infections. Why didn’t Spencer take his sickness seriously?

I think the answer lies in the first five words of the above paragraph.

Drudge once again has linked to the disinformation-monger Alex Jones, who is claiming that Ebola patients are being “disappeared.”

But anyone who has been closely monitoring the news, has to be suspicious that the least transparent administration in our nation’s history is trying to cover up inconvenient Ebola news – not so much to avoid panic – but to protect Democrats in the midterm elections.

Paul Rahe of Ricochet also wonders if there are other cases out there that are being swept under the carpet.

My first instinct is to suspect such claims. But, over the last few years, we have been misled time and again, and I could easily imagine the Obama Administration, in a panic, directing the CDC to hide as much as possible.

Like everything else about this administration, I suppose, the truth will eventually come out — after it is politically irrelevant.

Meanwhile, unlike last week’s Ebola hearing, Republicans on the Oversight and reform Committee came to their hearing, this morning, armed with the facts to assail HHS for its inadequate preparation for and response to the disease.

Some highlights:

Rep Darrell Issa DESTROYS CDC At Ebola Hearing. CDC Has Been Giving False Information:

 

Rep Jim Jordan DESTROYS Dr Lurie For Wasting Money On Puppet Shows Instead Of Ebola Vaccine:

Trey Gowdy vs Dr Lurie On Ron Klain Being Qualified For Ebola Czar. Ebola Hearing:

Sheriff Babeu: Administration Knowingly Lied About Release of Criminal Detainees – “It Went All The Way up to the WH”

The MSM is finally waking up to a story that should have caused a firestorm when it hit the news over 18 months ago.

Records have come to light that prove the Obama administration was lying when it repeatedly told the public and Congress that the thousands of illegal immigrants who were released from jail had minor criminal records and were no threat to the public.

Starting in February of 2013 – if the MSM was interested – there were ICE and Border Patrol whistleblowers who were saying that serious criminals were being released.

While the controversy was raging, Sheriff Babeu of Pinal County, AZ  told Jed Babbin of The American Spectator that he was receiving frantic calls from ICE and Border Patrol agents. Babeu said, “Good people who work for ICE, work for Border Patrol, they call me all the time.…They said, ‘Sheriff, help us. We’re releasing all these criminals. This order just came down from Washington and now they’re all out in the streets.”

Sheriff Babeu told Jeanine Pirro in terrifying detail  how bad some of the guys who were released were:

 Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu noted that among those released were criminals who had been “convicted not just charged – convicted for weapons violations, drug smuggling, (these are cartel members, these are narcotic traffickers!), drug dealers, these are people who have been in fights,  and aggravated assaults against police officers…. How in the world can you say these are low risk, non criminal detainees?!  These are the worst of the worst. These are people who have been convicted of child molestation! We have people who have been released, I’ve been told by ICE agents, who have been  charged with man-slaughter.”

Where are the whistleblowers?   Babeu told Jeanine Pirro that “several memos had been sent out to ICE agents about the prisoner releases, and anyone who talked about it “outside our agency shall be disciplined up to and including termination, creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.”  He said, “these federal agents, who swore an oath to protect our country, are being intimidated from doing the right thing.”

But  Jay Carney and ICE Chief  John Morton insisted the released detainees were “low risk” and “non-criminal”  – and the MSM apparently took their word for it, because that outrageous scandal – like so many of the Regime’s other outrageous scandals – simply disappeared from the news.

So now, all these months later, the truth comes out.

The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

You don’t say! You mean members of the Obama administration were *GASP* not being open and honest with the American people – on an issue that directly effects their safety and security?! 

The release sparked a furor in Congress. Republican lawmakers accused the Obama administration of setting dangerous criminals free. In response, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it had released “low-risk offenders who do not have serious criminal records,” a claim the administration repeated to the public and to members of Congress.

The new records, including spreadsheets and hundreds of pages of e-mails, offer the most detailed information yet about the people ICE freed as it prepared for steep, across-the-government spending cuts in February 2013. They show that although two-thirds of the people who were freed had no criminal records, several had been arrested or convicted on charges more severe than the administration had disclosed.

ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen acknowledged the discrepancy. She said “discretionary releases made by ICE were of low-level offenders. However, the releases involving individuals with more significant criminal histories were, by and large, dictated by special circumstances outside of the agency’s control.”

In hearings last year, Republican lawmakers pressed then-ICE Director John Morton for specifics on the criminal records of the people the agency had freed. At one, Rep. J. Randy Forbes, R-Va., asked Morton directly, “No one on that list has been charged or convicted with murder, rape or sexual abuse of a minor, were they?”

Morton answered, “They were not.”

He told lawmakers that, to his knowledge, none had faced child pornography charges.

White House spokesman Jay Carney similarly described them as “low-risk, non-criminal detainees.”

Of course, Jay Carney, Janet Napolitano and John Morton are all no longer with the Obama administration having moved on to find other ways to mislead the public.

Neil Cavuto had Sheriff Babeu on his Fox show to talk about the “new” revelations.

He said they had released hundreds criminals right into his county in Arizona and  “five courageous whistleblowers within ICE”  had contacted him about what was going on. When he went to the media, (only conservative media ran with it) he was accused of lying.

“It went all the way up to the White House and they knowingly lied,” Babeu charged. “It wasn’t me – it was them and there was 2,228  released in California, Arizona, Texas and Georgia. The most troubling part of this story, now that it’s been exposed is that this administration knowing lied, releasing… two in my county that were charged with manslaughter, people who were charged, convicted of  child molestation, aggravated assault against police officers, armed robbery…”

He added, “the worst part is we still don’t know their names and where they were released to this very moment…”

Anticipating Obama’s promised executive action on amnesty, Babeu said he’s calling on Congress to “please take action to stop the president from taking action with unilateral powers he doesn’t have.”

Cavuto wondered why it would be the Obama administration’s interest to release these criminals into the populous.

Babeu reminded him that it started during the Sequestration when the Regime was trying to pressure Congress by “turning up the volume of the pain.”

In March of 2013, an irate Rep. Trey Gowdy pressed then ICE Director Morton on the release of criminal detainees.

“It does look like the decision to release the detainees was a political determination and not a monetary determination,” Gowdy said. “It appears to me that the release of the detainees was part of a sequester campaign that included the fictional firing of teachers, the closing of the White House for student tours, the displacement of meat inspectors and now we are going to release aggravated felons—some aggravated felons onto the street.”

Previously:

RUSH on Illegal Immigrant Prison Release: Obama Employing Tactics Used By Ceaușescu, Saddam Hussein, and Fidel Castro (Audio)

House Investigators Obtain ICE Document Showing Regime Plans To Release 5,000 Illegal Immigrant Detainees

Same DHS That Used Sequester Cuts to Justify Release of Thousands of Illegal Immigrant Prisoners, Recently Purchased 2,700 Light-Armored Vehicles

KS Sec. of State, Kris Kobach: DHS Release of Illegal Immigrants “a Brazen Abuse of Power”, “Impeachment Stuff” (Audio)

Video: Jeanine Pirro Rips Obama Regime For Letting Dangerous Illegal Immigrant Criminals Walk – “I Call It The Obama Amnesty Program”

Sen. John Cornyn Blasts Napolitano: Release of Illegals Represents “Violation of Dept’s Basic Core Missions”

Backlash: Obama Regime’s Decision to Release Illegal Immigrant Prisoners Infuriates Republican Lawmakers

Rep Lamar Smith on Mass Release of Criminal Aliens: “Obama Admin. Should Take Responsibility for Any Additional Crimes Committed”

Sick: DHS Released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions in 2013

Why Does CNN host Carol Costello Still Have A Job?

She is a disgrace to CNN and if Jeff Zucker had any common sense or decency, she would have been fired, yesterday.

In case you haven’t been following this, something pretty extraordinary happened on CNN, this week.

Via The Right Scoop:

CNN host Carol Costello can barely contain her excitement over hearing the new audio of the ‘brawl’ in Alaska that involved Bristol Palin a few weeks back.

She started the segment by claiming it was possibly the best audio CNN had ever gotten:

“Okay I’m just going to come right out and say it. This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.”

Costello then proceeded to describe the “massive brawl” and before playing the audio she told her viewers “so sit back and enjoy.”

What you are asked to “sit back and enjoy” is the sound of a tearful and near hysterical Bristol Palin describing to the police the physical assault she had just experienced.

You really have to see this to appreciate how massive the disconnect is between far leftists like Costello and normal human beings. There is nothing remotely funny about Palin’s distress in the audio.

It’s not too difficult for those of us who track and document left-wing thuggery, to see what was going on there.

Here, in Bristol Palin’s own words, is what happened.

Our friend got knocked out from a cheap shot from behind.  (His injury resulted in ten stitches, so it was really low.)

Why would anyone do this?  Well, here’s a hint.  The guy was on social media during this incident, tweeting, “about to get famous.”

When Willow saw all this happening she looked at the guy’s mom and said “get ahold of your son.”

But apparently the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, because his mom pushed Willow.  A grown woman pushed my little sister.

By this point, I’d already gotten into the car.  But when Willow ran to me crying, telling me that some lady had pushed her down, I got out of the car to go talk to her.  Any big sister would do this.

Next to God, family is the most important thing to me.

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But the evening that began so well took a turn for the worse when this guy decided he wanted to “get famous.”

After I got out of the car, I didn’t get far. I never even got to talk to his mom, because a guy in his late thirties or early forties got in my face.  He was towering over me – probably at 6 foot something and over 200 pounds. He puffed his chest out and started yelling.

“You c-nt!” he looked right in my eyes and said.  “Get the f-ck out of here, you slut!”

I was alarmed that things had gotten so bad so fast.  But it got even worse when this guy started pushing me.  He had his hands on me, pushing me down.  That’s when I swung and hit his face.

Some would say I should’ve never retaliated in defense against him, but certainly he should never have pushed a girl.   It didn’t phase him.  He pushed me down to the ground and kept me there.

It was scary and awful.  He held me down until someone got me out of the situation. 

That’s it – that’s the story.

What makes this story all the more remarkable is the gross double standard and mind boggling hypocrisy at play. Costello has gone on the record herself to talk about an assault she once suffered at the hands of an abusive boyfriend.

Via Noah Rothman at HotAir:

National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke noted that Sullivan has heaped far less scorn on the sitting vice president whose son was recently revealed to have engaged in illegal activities which resulted in his discharge from the Navy – activities for which “he is unlikely to face so much as an interview with the police.” How’s that for inequality?

But Cooke focuses primarily on an even stronger point, one which was first observed by The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis: Where are the feminists rending garments over the callous way in which a physical assault on a woman by a man is being portrayed in the press?

“Anyone who is concerned about a ‘war on women’ — but not disturbed by this report — is clearly biased,” Lewis wrote.

Enter CNN anchor Carol Costello.

“I never wanted to become the poster child for anything, let alone domestic violence. But my blood is boiling, so when I say shut up, I’m venting at all those people out there who insist on blaming the victim,” Costello wrote with righteous fury directed at the National Football League (and the morning show Fox & Friends) over what she considered an insufficient level of concern for an incident involving Ray Rice striking his fiancé.

Costello goes on to reveal that she, too, was the victim of what sounds like a horrible assault by her college boyfriend. It was a brave thing for her to admit, and it made her commentary on the lax treatment Rice received from the NFL that much more powerful. But this admission also branded her take on the Palin assault as one which is inexplicably hypocritical.

Costello offered an apology without an explanation in a statement to Politico:

CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin.

“Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize,” Costello said in a statement to POLITICO.

No ma’am. You deserve more than just criticism. You have disqualified yourself from holding a job at a still somewhat respected (debatable, I know) news organization. Folks on Twitter are demanding that she apologize on the air, which she’ll no doubt do, (if she hasn’t already) but after this disgraceful episode, there should be only one place left in the TV news business for her:

UPDATE: 

Mark Levin weighs in.

UPDATE II:

 John Nolte at Breitbart contacted CNN to see if she plans to do an on air apology. The answer was no. The half-hearted statement to Politico was it.

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The Struggle Continues: The Rev. Al Botches Ottawa (Video)

could have waited until this was part of vol. 4  of the Washington Free Beacon’s Rev. Al vs. the Teleprompter series to show this (believe me – this gaffe will make the cut) but it’s pretty hilarious as a stand-alone and I’m not good at waiting – so…

MSNBC decided to have the Rev cover news about yesterday’s terrorist shooting in Ottawa, Canada on his show, last night. The clueless Reverend Al asked his guest, reporting from Ottawa, “what’s the latest from Iowa?” 

“Uh – Ottawa….” she corrected, before giving her report.

Via Gateway Pundit:

You’re welcome.

Weasel Of The Week!!

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It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel.

This week’s nominees were all slime-worthy,but in the end the overwhelming winner was….

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U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry!!

 Simply Jews : John Kerry, to be liked more by the members of the Dictators’ Club, is ready to go the whole nine yards.

He said the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict was fueling recruitment for the Islamic State jihadist group.

“There wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation,” Kerry said.

Why should ISIS head-cutters invest in their propaganda, when the leader of the free world, via his proxy, provides them with ready-to-use soundbites ?

Another low in the White House Middle East “peace effort”...

The Noisy Room : My nomination this week goes to John Kerry, more affectionately (not) referred to as Lurch, for claiming that extremism has nothing to do with Islam:

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday night rejected any link between Islam and extremism practiced by the likes of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), pointing instead to factors such as poverty among youthful Mideast populations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and climate change.

Addressing a reception at the State Department in honor of the recent Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Kerry told an audience of Muslim community representatives, diplomats and others that the world was facing “a very complex time, and there are many currents that are loose out there that have brought us to this moment.”;

“The extremism that we see, the radical exploitation of religion which is translated into violence, has no basis in any of the real religions,” he said. “There’s nothing Islamic about what ISIL/Daesh stands for, or is doing to people.”

 So, religion has nothing to do with religion in Islam. Except it does… it has everything to do with the Qu’ran and Allah’s most devoted worshipers. Instead Kerry blames Israel yet again, the lack of socialist collectivism in the world and non-existent climate change. Forked tongue much?

 JoshuaPundit : John Kerry, for his revival of a kinky  variation of Meershimer and Walt’s ‘The Israel Lobby’  fantasy and saying that Islamic State’s success in recruiting is due to Israel’s failure to commit national suicide and bow to all Hamas/Fatah’s demands:

.As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL coalition, the truth is we – there wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation that they felt – and I see a lot of heads nodding – they had to respond to. And people need to understand the connection of that. And it has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of dignity, and Eid celebrates the opposite of all of that.

Said of course,  at a reception honoring  the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Adha, to a predominantly Muslim audience, most of  whom would undoubtedly giggle and high five one another if every Jew in Israel were to die tomorrow.

For that matter, if Kerry is telling the truth, the majority of the leaders Kerry claims he talked to don’t even recognize Israel’s existence as a state! Even CNN doesn’t do polls that biased. And does he really think that Islamic State, Hamas and Hezbollah  would disarm, disappear and give up their quest for the Caliphate if Israel suddenly disappeared from the equation?

Also, for his unique performance appeasing the Iranians and knuckling under to their continued  demands and transparent stalling to keep the ball rolling on their illegal nuclear weapons program.

Yes,our Secretary of State is quite the weasel, isn’t he?

I still remember Weekend Monkey’s interview with him a few years back.He really got to the essence of the man..very revealing.

Accepting the award for the Secretary was deputy State department spokesmouth Marie Harf. I asked her whether the Secretary was pleased with his victory tonight and she said she couldn’t comment on that but would release a statement later..she wasn’t exactly sure when.

Well, there it is! 

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

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