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Thu Jan 23, 2014 16:09

This 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 Ľ Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya
Interview With Rima Maktabi of Al Arabiya

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Davos, Switzerland
January 23, 2014

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Date: 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 this interview.

SECRETARY KERRY: My pleasure, happy to be with you.

QUESTION: Mr. Kerry, youíve just come from Montreux. So when will we see this new Syrian governing body with all Assadís powers transferred to it?

SECRETARY 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 Ė 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.

QUESTION: You can say the reverse: Itís not only about Assad; itís about the Alawite minority, itís about the Assad regime. If the opposition wonít agree to a government with Assad inside, Assad will not agree to the government with --

SECRETARY KERRY: Yeah, but you see, thatís not Ė 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 minorities.

So Assad Ė people within the Assad regime who donít 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 Ė of people within the regime.

But the key here is for people to find the personalities in Syria Ė and they exist Ė 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)?

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, obviously, heís not ready, no. Heís 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.

But the way itís 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. Itís beyond my understanding of the people of Syria that Iíve met through history that they would want or ever cede legitimacy to somebody who is engaged in the activities that he has engaged in.

QUESTION: How will you engage Iran? Itís Ė Iran was not present in Geneva II. President Rouhaniís statement today was all about extremist groups. He totally overlooked the presence of the Revolutionary Guard in Syria, didnít 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 itís 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 --

QUESTION: -- this is the most Ė this is the first statement we Ė 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 Syria?

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 Ė 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?

SECRETARY KERRY: That is not what I said. I donít think it would be appropriate. I donít 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. I donít know where that comes from. I donít 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?

SECRETARY 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 sectarian parties.

QUESTION: What about your European partners? Are they dealing with the security apparatus?

SECRETARY KERRY: I have no knowledge of it. I honestly donít know.

QUESTION: Will you arm the FSA in its fight with the al-Qaida groups?

SECRETARY 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?

SECRETARY 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 Iím talking about is what is possible if you made peace. I believe that a peace can protect all of the minorities Ė Druze, Christian, Ismaili, the Alawite Ė 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: Thatís clear. Probably youíre 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.


QUESTION: 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.


QUESTION: The deal is not even clear or very Ė 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.


SECRETARY KERRY: We are extremely diligent in working with our friends in the region. I have just made, I donít know, maybe my 14th Ė 20th trip to the region, many of which were to Israel, Jordan, to the West Bank, to the Palestinian territories. But sometimes, Iíve 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 weíre doing. We have briefed all of our friends in the region. We are talking with Iran about a nuclear program, thatís all. We are trying to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon which would change the balance of power in the region.

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 Ė 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.

SECRETARY 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).

SECRETARY 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 Ė if they decided theyíre 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 donít think that would last very long. I donít think thatís a wise choice for Iran. The fact is that the United States Ė 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 weíre doing. We will brief them regularly. We will not make a bad deal. A bad deal is worse than no deal, and we wonít do that. But we are convinced that we are on the right track because clearly Ė clearly Ė the world would rather see us settle this peacefully rather than have to have a military confrontation.

QUESTION: Mr. Kerry, for the GCC countries itís the same Iranian regime, and for the GCC countries they donít want to see a nuclear Iran. But they also see Iran that meddles in Bahrain affairs, has Hezbollah in Lebanon.


QUESTION: 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 not nuclear?

SECRETARY KERRY: No. And weíve made that clear. Of course itís not okay.

QUESTION: How will you solve it?

SECRETARY 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 donít agree with that. No, we donít. 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 isnít 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?

SECRETARY 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.

QUESTION: 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. Weíre fighting al-Qaida, weíre 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. Thatís why we are also working in the Middle East peace process.

Everywhere 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 donít succeed in m

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