his Dumb Dumb John Kerry is so drunk or stupid that he openly admits the US is behind the destruction of the legitimate government of Syria and we are finding "Our Friends" to support those who are killing Syrian civilians.
Unbelievable but True.
Following is complete interview with this idiot and murderer Dumb Dumb John Kerry:
Secretary Kerry: January 2014 » Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya
Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya
Secretary of State
January 23, 2014
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01/23/2014 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry laughs with Al
Arabiya Correspondent Rima Maktabi before they start an interview amid
the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 23, 2014. -
State Dept ImageQUESTION: Hello, and welcome to this exclusive interview
with Secretary of State John Kerry on Al Arabiya. Thank you so much for
SECRETARY KERRY: My pleasure, happy to be with you.
Mr. Kerry, you’ve just come from Montreux. So when will we see this new
Syrian governing body with all Assad’s powers transferred to it?
KERRY: Well, this is a very difficult negotiation, obviously.
Yesterday, you had 40 countries and organizations, all of which with the
exception of one were talking about a transition government and the
need to have a change in Syria. The one that refused to talk about it is
obviously the Assad regime. So everybody understands this is going to
be a painstaking, difficult negotiation. But in the end, because the
Geneva I communique requires a transition government by mutual consent,
there is no way that the opposition is ever going to consent to Assad
being part of that future.
So if Syria is going to find a
political solution, it has to find it through a transition government,
and Assad needs to put Syria in front of Assad. Assad – this should not
be about one man, one family. This should be about all of the people of
Syria and the future of Syria. And Assad right now is the one person who
stands in the way of peace and of the future for Syria.
You can say the reverse: It’s not only about Assad; it’s about the
Alawite minority, it’s about the Assad regime. If the opposition won’t
agree to a government with Assad inside, Assad will not agree to the
government with --
SECRETARY KERRY: Yeah, but you see, that’s not
– the fact is that Assad has to decide that he is prepared to put the
future of Syria ahead of himself. Everybody is prepared to protect the
Alawite. Everybody is prepared to protect the institutions of the state
of Syria. Nobody is talking about destroying the institutions. People
want the government to be whole. They want the capacity of Syria to stay
whole and to stay secular and to be pluralistic and to protect all
So Assad – people within the Assad regime who don’t
have blood on their hands could clearly continue to be part of a
governing transition process as long as they receive the consent of the
other side, and vice versa. The other side has to receive the consent of
the – of people within the regime.
But the key here is for
people to find the personalities in Syria – and they exist – that
everybody respects, people who have government experience, people who
have business experience, people who are well known and respected,
people who have the ability to be able to look beyond sectarian
divisions and be able to heal the wounds of Syria.
QUESTION: So there is an alternative to Assad?
SECRETARY KERRY: Absolutely, there is.
QUESTION: Is he ready and open to (inaudible)?
KERRY: Well, obviously, he’s not ready, no. He’s not ready at this
point in time. But I think over time, providing Russia, the Saudi
Arabians, the Turks, the Qataris, the Jordanians, the countries in the
region, and even perhaps Iran could contribute to a reasonable process
by which Syria is protected and the people of Syria are protected.
the way it’s going now, you have one man fighting to hold on to power;
directing all of the people, the army, and the security forces of Syria;
dropping bombs on innocent people; killing children, women, university
students, doctors; using Scud missiles against innocent people; using
gas against his own people. This is a man who has committed war crimes
and still somehow wants to claim legitimacy to be able to govern the
country. It’s beyond my understanding of the people of Syria that I’ve
met through history that they would want or ever cede legitimacy to
somebody who is engaged in the activities that he has engaged in.
How will you engage Iran? It’s – Iran was not present in Geneva II.
President Rouhani’s statement today was all about extremist groups. He
totally overlooked the presence of the Revolutionary Guard in Syria,
didn’t even come close to mentioning Hezbollah fighting in Syria. How
will you engage Iran?
SECRETARY KERRY: Well, Iran has to be
engaged realistically and on a basis of honesty. Iran understands that
the Geneva I communique calls for a transition government with full
executive authority by mutual consent. Iran could have come to Geneva,
but they refused to embrace that standard. So what Iran needs to do is
either show that it’s more than words, that its actions are willing to
join the international community, or it will be very difficult to have
Iran be part of this.
But Iran clearly has an impact. Iran has
IRGC personnel on the ground in Syria conducting military affairs. Iran
is the principal supporter of its client, the terrorist organization
called Hezbollah. Hezbollah is not just in Lebanon; Hezbollah is
fighting in Syria. Hezbollah is the principal difference in the fighting
that has taken place on the ground in Syria.
QUESTION: They say they are protecting the Shiites, the Alawites, and probably --
SECRETARY KERRY: The way to protect the --
-- this is the most – this is the first statement we – on high level
that we hear about the minorities. Are you going to send international
troops to protect minorities in Syria? How are you going to do it within
SECRETARY KERRY: If peace could be made in Syria, if
there is a peace agreement, there are many countries that have already
offered to step up and be peacekeepers in the new Syria. There is no
question but that we are all prepared to help provide protection for all
of the minorities. I say to any of the Alawite who are fighting with
the belief that somehow only Assad can protect them: That is not true.
Assad is putting them at risk today. Assad is putting all of Syria at
risk today. Assad is responsible for the potential disintegration of
Syria. And the way – and Assad is the single biggest magnet for
terrorists there is. He is a one-man super-magnet for terrorism.
QUESTION: So you would send American troops to protect the minorities?
KERRY: That is not what I said. I don’t think it would be appropriate. I
don’t think anybody believes that American troops should be on the
ground. But there are many countries whose troops could be accepted and
that would be willing to be able to be there as peacekeepers. I have no
question of that.
QUESTION: You asked the FSA to fight al-Qaida
groups in Syria and al-Qaida affiliate groups. But New York Times and
Wall Street Journal mentioned that Western agencies are dealing with the
Assad security apparatus to also coordinate over European fighters who
are fighting with al-Qaida affiliated group. We are confused here. Is
Assad your partner in fighting extremists?
SECRETARY KERRY: No.
QUESTION: Or is it FSA?
KERRY: No. I don’t know where that comes from. I don’t know what
disinformation that is. But we are not coordinating with Assad. We are
not working with Assad. Assad is not the protector against terrorists.
Assad is the magnet for terrorists. Assad is the single biggest
attraction for terrorists. Before Assad started killing his own people,
these terrorists were not in Syria.
QUESTION: What about your European allies?
KERRY: And the fact is that more and more terrorists keep coming
because Assad keeps killing and Assad keeps directing his people to
engage against innocent civilians. And when people see innocent people
being killed in the broad numbers that they are on a sectarian basis,
which is what he is doing, then that attracts the most radical of those
QUESTION: What about your European partners? Are they dealing with the security apparatus?
SECRETARY KERRY: I have no knowledge of it. I honestly don’t know.
QUESTION: Will you arm the FSA in its fight with the al-Qaida groups?
KERRY: Well, not in the current circumstances, obviously. But if we had
a transition government, and if the transition government was moving
towards a democratic process where the people of Syria can choose their
leadership for the future, it is conceivable that in those
circumstances, the Free Syrian Army would become an instrument against
the radical extremist elements.
QUESTION: So they will be left alone to fight now?
KERRY: No. The Free Syrian Army is currently fighting at the direction
of Assad against its own people, and so the opposition is clearly
fighting against them. What I’m talking about is what is possible if you
made peace. I believe that a peace can protect all of the minorities –
Druze, Christian, Ismaili, the Alawite – all of them could be protected,
and you can have a pluralistic Syria in which minority rights of all
people are protected. And if you have a transition government with full
executive authority by mutual consent, then the Free Syrian Army does
not have to be fighting its own people; it can direct its attention
against the radical extremists.
QUESTION: That’s clear. Probably
you’re perceived one of the most ambitious foreign ministers for the
U.S. You want to bring a century-old peace process back on track, put
the Syrians together and get a resolution, and also strike a deal with
Iran. So for the coming few questions, it will be really passing the
insecurities and the skeptics of the GCC and the Arab world.
SECRETARY KERRY: Sure.
So you are perceived as a country that for 40 years were against Iran,
you had allies in the region that helped you in that, and now you left
them in the dark, struck a deal with Iran.
SECRETARY KERRY: Well, I --
QUESTION: The deal is not even clear or very – or made public with its details and specifics.
SECRETARY KERRY: Actually, the deal, Rima, could not be more clear, and we have not left anybody in the dark.
KERRY: We are extremely diligent in working with our friends in the
region. I have just made, I don’t know, maybe my 14th – 20th trip to the
region, many of which were to Israel, Jordan, to the West Bank, to the
Palestinian territories. But sometimes, I’ve traveled exclusively just
to the Emirates or just to Saudi Arabia or to one of the countries in
the region. And the reason is because we have been extremely energized
in making certain that our friends know exactly what we’re doing. We
have briefed all of our friends in the region. We are talking with Iran
about a nuclear program, that’s all. We are trying to prevent Iran from
having a nuclear weapon which would change the balance of power in the
What we are doing is profoundly in the interests of our
friends in the region. I am absolutely certain beyond a reasonable doubt
that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan,
Turkey – all of the countries in the region are safer today from the
threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon than they were before we made the
agreement that we made.
Now, under the agreement we made, Iran
has to undo all of its 20 percent enriched uranium. They have to take it
to zero. That makes everybody safer. They have to limit their stock of
3.5 percent uranium. That makes people safer. The stock cannot grow.
QUESTION: They will remain a nuclear-capable country.
KERRY: But they cannot finish the Arak reactor during the time of this
preliminary first step. They have to have inspections.
QUESTION: The Iranian deputy foreign minister said --
SECRETARY KERRY: Let me just finish.
QUESTION: -- it will take a day to resume enrichment (inaudible).
KERRY: They have to have inspections every day of Fordow. They have to
have inspections every day in Natanz. We didn't have that before we made
this agreement. Now, yeah, if they broke out – if they decided they’re
going to throw this agreement away and go start enrichment again, sure,
they can turn around. But guess what? If they do that, then the military
option that is available to the United States is ready and prepared to
do what it would have to do. So I don’t think that would last very long.
I don’t think that’s a wise choice for Iran. The fact is that the
United States – the President of the United States has made it clear:
Iran will not have a nuclear weapon.
Now let me just finish. We
have kept all of our friends in the region completely apprised of this.
They know exactly what we’re doing. We will brief them regularly. We
will not make a bad deal. A bad deal is worse than no deal, and we won’t
do that. But we are convinced that we are on the right track because
clearly – clearly – the world would rather see us settle this peacefully
rather than have to have a military confrontation.
Kerry, for the GCC countries it’s the same Iranian regime, and for the
GCC countries they don’t want to see a nuclear Iran. But they also see
Iran that meddles in Bahrain affairs, has Hezbollah in Lebanon.
SECRETARY KERRY: Absolutely.
Has Hezbollah in Syria. Destabilizes some of Yemen. All the Iranian
ambitions in the region, is this okay with the U.S. as long as Iran is
SECRETARY KERRY: No. And we’ve made that clear. Of course it’s not okay.
QUESTION: How will you solve it?
KERRY: Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. Iran is sponsoring
Hezbollah. Right now, Hezbollah is engaged in the violence of Syria. We
find that very objectionable. And there are other ways in which Iran is
engaged in support for terror within the region. We don’t agree with
that. No, we don’t. Nor do our friends.
But you have to take one
step at a time. This is diplomacy, and we are working through the
diplomatic process to end a significant threat that, if it isn’t ended,
could create a confrontation within the region, will certainly see other
states seek nuclear weapons, and you would have a far more dangerous
Middle East than you have already today. So one step at a time. We are
focused on the first step, which is the nuclear program. We are prepared
to engage with Iran on the other issues.
QUESTION: Well, then you would ask them to disarm Hezbollah, for example?
KERRY: Absolutely. We believe they should stop supporting Hezbollah
completely and totally. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization, and they
should not support terrorism in the region. End of issue.
Okay. If things are positive, the deal works, will you withdraw your
naval forces from the Gulf waters? Why do you need them if things are
okay with Iran?
SECRETARY KERRY: Because there are many issues,
unfortunately. We’re fighting al-Qaida, we’re dealing with problems in
Yemen, with uncertainties in other parts of the region. The United
States will do what is necessary to stand up for the freedom of
navigation, for the free movement of oil and products in the region. We
will stand up for our friends in the region who are threatened, and we
will continue to have a presence in the Middle East for as far as I can
see in the foreseeable future. But we will continue to work for peace.
That’s why we are also working in the Middle East peace process.
I go in the world, wherever I go, or when people come to see me in
Washington, almost the first thing out of their mouths is: What can you
do about making peace between Israel and Palestine?
SECRETARY KERRY: This has confounded people for ages. And if we don’t succeed in m