Wednesday, April 24, 2013

RJC Asks Secretary of State John Kerry To Apologize For His Comparison

There has been a news item that has been going on below the radar screen because all of the major news events happening in America and maybe more importantly because of  a reluctance by the main stream media to cover it.  Their reluctance to cover it, I submit, is because it would be seen as a negative against their beloved administration.  Nothing to see here.  Carry on.

But thanks to the Republican Jewish Coalition this story has come out.  It is about John Kerry's remarks in Instanbul, Turkey on April 21 making an equivalent comparison of Israel's defending themselves on the 2010 Mavi Marmara Turkish ship incident to the Boston Marathon bombing.

If you would like to receive an informative newsletter for information that you will not always see from the main stream media I would recommend the Republican Jewish Coalition's newsletter.   You also might want to join the RJC.  Click here for their web site.

Here is the Republican Jewish Coalition newsletter from April 22, 2013:

Washington, D.C. (April 22, 2013) --The Republican Jewish Coalition strongly objected to Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks likening some Turks' anger over Israel's self-defense in the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident to Americans' outrage over last week's terrorist attack on innocent spectators at the Boston Marathon.

RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, "Secretary Kerry should retract these remarks as soon as possible. It's unconscionable to compare the loss of life resulting from an act of self-defense to the results of cold-blooded, premeditated murder by terrorists." Brooks added, "We understand that Secretary Kerry has reason to be deeply worried by the disappointing results to date from the President's push to end the rift between Israel and Turkey. But he needs to correct the record so that our allies and critics around the world don't get the idea that the world's most powerful democracy has lost its moral bearings."

Background: During a press conference in Istanbul yesterday, Secretary Kerry said the following about Turkish anger over the 2010 incident, "I know it's an emotional issue with some people. I particularly say to the families of people who were lost in the incident we understand these tragedies completely and we sympathize with them. And nobody - I mean, I have just been through the week of Boston and I have deep feelings for what happens when you have violence and something happens and you lose people that are near and dear to you. It affects a community, it affects a country. We're very sensitive to that." 

From US Dept of State-John Kerry's remarks


servative said...

Great catch, Big Mike. Just to be helpful, I've written a simple apology Mr. Kerry might consider using:

"I apologize. We get accused of being morally equivalent to terrorists when we use drones in our own self-defense, so we're very sensitive to that. We must not conflate self-defense with terrorism."

Kerry & the U.N. are getting very close to justifying and thereby condoning terrorism. Thanks for the great post.

Big Mike said...

Thanks so much, servative. Yep, that is the perfect apology that should be said. Unfortunately, with everything else that is going on in the world, the main stream media will never cover this and no apology will be coming.

bradley said...

servative, you hit the spot---from ordering the justice dept to read miranda rights and stop FBI questioning, to refusing to use the correct muslim terror description, to not following up on the russian warnings about these 2 animals, to just 2 days ago trying to get the canadians to be patient and hold off of arresting the 2 canadian muslims planning to blow a toronto to usa train (thank god they did NOT listen and arrested them yesterday), it is very obvious this president is questionably projihad, and minimally anti-usa safety!

Big Mike said...

Thanks brother!!