John Kerry plays Eisenhower: A farewell address dispenses hard truths, a little too late

Posted: January 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Kerry delivers tough love on the death of the two-state solution — too bad this didn’t happen years ago

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Kerry delivers tough love on the death of the two-state solution — too bad this didn’t happen years ago

Now he tells us – just as he’s leaving power.

In his gloves-off warning about Israeli settlements, Secretary of State John Kerry evoked his inner Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking hard truths about a monumental global crisis, just before stepping down from office.

In January 1961, President Eisenhower warned of the “unwarranted influence” and “potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power” by the “military-industrial complex.” It was a powerful and prophetic warning, one which, if issued years earlier, might have empowered Ike to confront the issue directly. But three days after giving that speech, he was no longer president.

Now comes Kerry, on the heels of a rare U.S. abstention from the United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s West Bank settlements. Without the usual U.S. veto, the resolution…

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Comments
  1. Schlüter says:

    The secrets behind the tail wagging the dog he wouldn´t tell:
    „USA and Israel, the Helpless Giant and his Mad Dog: are there more dirty secrets?“ http://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/usa-and-israel-the-helpless-giant-and-his-mad-dog-are-there-more-dirty-secrets/
    &
    Happy New Year! – Prost Neujahr! https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/happy-new-year-prost-neujahr/

  2. The Israel-Palestine conflict remains a diabetic sore in the global body politic.

  3. Too true, Rosaliene. And the US corporate elite seems determined to keep it that way.

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