John Kerry Reinvents Ruthless Obama Administration History
by Stephen Lendman
In a feature NYT op-ed, Kerry suppressed the horrors of the past eight years, claiming the Obama administration “advance(d) US security and prosperity.”
America on his watch waged endless wars of aggression, created violence, instability and chaos throughout his tenure.
America’s 1% never had things better. Most others endured lump of coal harshness. Inner city Black and Latino communities were turned into battlegrounds.
Poverty became a growth industry. So did mass unemployment, underemployment and human misery.
Kerry lied claiming America waged war on ISIS, the terror group it created and supports. He lied saying US forces “are engaged in a climactic effort to free (their) largest remaining strongholds in Iraq (Mosul) and Syria (Raqqa).”
He ignored US support for all anti-government terrorist groups in Syria. He was silent on genocidal US war crimes in multiple theaters.
He lied claiming America halted Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Annual US intelligence assessments explain it doesn’t exist, not earlier or now.
He lied saying the Iran nuclear deal made America, its allies and the world safer. No Iranian threat existed since the Islamic Republic’s 1979 creation.
Kerry lied claiming Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014. He lied saying Washington works with Moscow cooperatively.
He lied claiming America is “a major force for stability and prosperity” in the Pacific. US presence created flashpoint conditions for possible nuclear war.
Kerry lied saying Washington seeks “mutually beneficial relation(s) with Beijing.” He lied claiming America is in the forefront of protecting planet earth from climate change.
He lied saying Washington supports “a historic shift toward clean energy…” He lied claiming Obama began a new era of US/Cuba relations.
He lied saying Washington supports Israeli/Palestinian conflict resolution equitable to both sides.
He lied claiming America seeks peace and stability in Syria and other regional conflict theaters. He lied saying Washington supports democratic governance.
Kerry: “Looking ahead, my hope is that the turbulence still evident in the world does not obscure the extraordinary gains that diplomacy has made on President Obama’s watch or lead to the abandonment of approaches that have served our nation well.”
Fact: No US administration waged more naked aggression than Obama’s. None showed more disdain for diplomatic conflict resolution. None promised more and delivered less.
Kerry’s sole honest comment was admitting he’s “not a pacifist.” He’s a war criminal, not a peace champion, complicit in America’s naked aggression as its leading foreign policy official until Trump’s January 20 swearing in as the nation’s 45th president.
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