John Kerry is a complete idiot. He goes into a country as a high ranking member of the US government and refuses to meet with the government of the nation he is visiting. He says that he is not there to meet with Hamas, but he is there to listen and to learn. How can you listen if you are not willing to listen to the government of the place you are trying to learn about?“[This visit] does not indicate any shift whatsoever with respect to Hamas … what it indicates is our effort to listen and to learn,” Kerry said in the Israeli town of Sderot before entering Gaza.
The US will not change its stance towards Hamas, John Kerry, the former democratic US presidential candidate, has said during a tour of Gaza.
His comments came on Thursday during the highest-level visit by a US official to the territory since Hamas seized control two years ago.
“I am here to listen with the UN personnel on the ground to hear … the things we need to do is to improve the situation in the region,” he said.
So a lawyer told Kerry that they want peace with Israel. He said:
“We highly appreciate your visit here and hope you can talk to your colleagues and say that we want peace with Israel. But we also need to live respectable lives.”
As anyone who has been following the situation knows, Hamas has been bending over backwards to make peace with Israel of late. They respected the ceasefire agreement until Israel broke for the umpteenth time and sought to put another ceasefire agreement into place soon thereafter. Israel, though, is looking for every opportunity to stay away from any inroads to peace with Hamas and just today, made the condition of the release of Gilad Shalit in order for the border crossings with Israel to be opened again. It is Israel, again and again that has provoked and oppressed Gaza for eons and when Gaza fights back with its dignity in tatters, our media and government place the full blame on Gaza. So Kerry answers him:
“Your political leadership needs to understand that any nation that has rockets hitting it for many years threatening its residents is going to respond.
“[Hamas] needs to make it clear how it is willing to move to make peace and those decisions have not been made yet.”
Kerry is an idiot. He is apparently ignorant of any history in the region at all. Hamas was obeying the ceasefire until Israel killed 7 of its men in Gaza on November 4th (US election day). Why is Kerry over there anyway? His presence does nothing for peace and merely continues the same catastrophic policy of the US over the last 40 years over there. Nothing is different.