By Alan Caruba
New Jersey -(Ammoland.com)- I can recall John Kerry, Obama’s Secretary of State, from the days he testified to a congressional committee and slandered his fellow soldiers as the spokesman for Veterans Against the Vietnam War in 1971.
I was appalled then and my opinion of the man has not changed since those days. I opposed the war, too, but I did not blame it on the men who were conscripted to fight it, nor did I believe the charges he leveled against some of them.
These days Kerry is engaged in securing an agreement with the Iranians, if not to stop their program to make their own nuclear weapons than to slow it to a later date. Never mind that the Iranian government is listed by our own government as a leading sponsor of terrorism worldwide or that they have signed such agreements in the past and then tossed out the inspectors.
Kerry is convinced that the Obama administration can get an agreement that is, in his own words, “not legally binding”, nor is it a treaty that the U.S. Senate would have to vote for or against. In point of fact, President Obama can make the deal—sign the agreement—just as Presidents have done for over two hundred years. It can then be abrogated by whoever the next President will be.
Why Obama and Kerry are doing this defies my understanding. It gives the Iranians more time to reach nuclear capability. It is opposed by every nation in the Middle East. It puts every nation within reach of Iran’s missiles at risk and it virtually guarantees the destruction of Israel, a goal of Iran’s Islamic Revolution from the day it was born. Kerry is negotiating with people who took our diplomats hostage in 1979 and have played a role in the deaths of many Americans since then.
Is John Kerry a moron? I think so.
I asked myself this question in regard to another area of U.S. policy which the Secretary of State is also championing even if millions around the world have concluded otherwise.
On March 2nd, Kerry addressed the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C, telling them what he has been saying in many forums. Let us understand that “climate change” is the name being used to replace “global warming”, because the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for the past 18 years or so. And let us understand that “climate change” has been happening for 4.5 billion years.
Kerry said, “So when science tells us that our climate is changing and human beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up and just say, ‘Well, I dispute that’ or ‘I deny that elementary truth’?”
The problem with this is that human beings are not causing the planet’s climate change. Forces far greater than humans are involved, not the least of which is the Sun.
As for science, its most fundamental methodology is to constantly challenge the various ‘truths’ put forward as theories until they can be proved to be true by being independently reproduced. Nothing about the “global warming” theories has been true. All of the computer models on which it was based have been proven inaccurate. In some cases, they were deliberately rigged.
On television meteorologists remind us that every day, indeed, from morning to night, the temperatures of the area about which they are reporting are in a constant state of change. They show us satellite photography and mapping that demonstrates how dynamic the weather is on any spot on Earth. The climate, however, is measured in decades and centuries. Every one of the doomsday predictions of the global warming “scientists” and propagandists have been wrong.
The enemies of the use of energy to enhance and improve the lives of the residents of Earth began to claim in the 1970s and 80s that carbon dioxide (CO2) was threatening the climate.
At best, CO2 is a very minor element of the Earth’s atmosphere, about 0.04%, which gets it rated as “a trace gas.” As such, it plays no role with regard to the climate.
Kerry asserted that climate change is “one of the biggest threats facing our planet today” and should be ranked with “terrorism, epidemics, poverty and nuclear proliferation…” Oh, wait! Isn’t this the same Secretary of State negotiating with Iran to allow it to become a nuclear power?
And what “solution” does he offer to reduce the “threat” of climate change? Kerry urged that the U.S. transition away from “dirty sources of energy” such as coal, oil and natural gas.
Writing in a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal, Matt Ridley noted that, “In 2015, about 87% of the energy that the world consumed came from fossil fuels, a figure that—remarkably—was unchanged from 10 years before. This roughly divides into three categories of fuel and three categories of use: oil used mainly for transport, gas used mainly for heating, and coal used mainly for electricity.”
Fossil fuels have made the difference between modern life and burning cow dung to cook dinner. A billion people on Earth still do not have electricity.
Less obvious, but significantly more threatening is the White House effort to get the U.S. signed up for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its International Climate Justice tribunal. This is a follow-up to the 1977 Kyoto Protocol that was unanimously rejected by the U.S. Senate. Why? Because such treaties threaten the sovereignty of the U.S. and, just as importantly, because the entire United Nation’s climate program is a huge fraud.
This is what John Kerry wants the U.S. to agree to, just like the Iran deal, and just to be sure the U.S. Senate, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, doesn’t have a say in it, he and the President are calling these deals anything other than a treaty.
Is John Kerry a moron? Maybe not as dumb as he seems to be, but surely cynical and devious.
Unfortunately, he is the Secretary of State.
© Alan Caruba, 2015
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He is a lying idiot. Hanoi john lied when he testified before congress and two of his Purple Hearts were SELF INFLICTED when playing with things he was too dumb to handle. Not combat related. One was a sliver barely visible to the naked eye.
The farthest reach of his intelligence is being able to bend over and spread for BO, excepting when he’s on his knees bobbing his head and smoking BO’s joint.
is he a moron? the answer issssss…well..he did accidentally shoot himself in the foot on purpose to get out of vietnam, how bright can he be? we all wished he would have shot himself in the head.
You can go back to Heinz on your burger. Berkshire-Hathaway and 3-G bought Heinz in 2013.
John Fonda is a MORON of the highest order !!
I haven’t purchased a Heinz product since I found he married into the dough!
Does this Idiot wear a WIG? Who does his hair? I’d give a left one for a pompadour like his, good roots firmly embedded in the brain
As a proud, practicing Moron, I take exception to this comment.
What did we Morons ever do to deserve such an abusive and belittling comparison?
I hope I speak for all of us unfeeling bastards out here…including myself…sorry. It was never anyone’s intent to associate you and those in your particular community with ‘Lurch’. But, sometimes, in the course of events…the unfortunate happens…;)
You’re right, he does make morons appear highly educated, but then again, with the liberal brainwashers in higher education these days, is that a good thing?
While in Viet Nam was John Kerry ‘brainwashed’ like Jane Fonda?
John “Lurch” Kerry is a traitor who should be recalled to ACDU and charged under UCMJ, tried, convicted and hanged for treason during wartime.
What war? The US is not at war. Just because we are bombing the crap out of someone does not mean that we are at war.
Don’t believe me? Then show me ANY declaration of war from the past 65 years. I’m 64 … maybe I missed one.
Caption for picture is : yes, I can count to one, that’s (1) !! Kerry is Obullshit’s strongest puppet. The ignorant moronic failure of a human let alone a man should put this muslim loving POS in a rubber room for his own protection. Kerry is the biggest treasonous liar in the group of obama sheep and even he has no problem lying under oath, he knows he’s a liar and thinks he BS everyone and they believe him !! Kerry is the lowest form of life and nothing more than a bar room thug which after 11 years of… Read more »
Picture is all you need to see to come to the conclusion.
Is John Kerry a Moron?
You mean…you have to ask?
Instead of moron, would you settle for egotistical liar and traitor? Just like his boss.
Gee, why would a muslim traitor(s) in the White House want to see the destruction of Israel? I’m baffled!
Please, stop with the hard questions!
He is a buffoon. It’s interesting that he has been in the news for chastising the Senators who signed a letter warning Iran that any agreement they make with the Obama Administration may not be binding. He somehow forgot that back in the 80’s, then Secretary of State Kissinger scolded Kerry on Face the Nation for going down to Nicaragua and negotiating with the Sandinistas behind the administration’s back.