Kerry: If You Question the Legality of US Actions, You Are With the Terrorists

John Glaser, October 07, 2013

The Washington Times reports that since “Libya and the nation’s allies have questioned the legality of the U.S. operation” that captured a suspected al-Qaeda member, Secretary of State Kerry was prompted “to do some public relations damage control.”

In his damage control to justify the operations, Kerry said, “I think it’s important for people in the world not to sympathize with alleged terrorists but to underscore the importance of the rule of law.”

Let’s unpack that. According to Kerry, anyone that questions the legality of U.S. actions is “sympathizing with alleged terrorists.” Even more strangely, anyone who underscores the importance of the rule of law vis-à-vis U.S. actions needs to be encouraged to “underscore the importance of the rule of law.” Kerry’s use of the latter phrase apparently means the exact opposite of what you’d expect given, you know, the English language.




26 Responses to “Kerry: If You Question the Legality of US Actions, You Are With the Terrorists”

  1. They're STILL pulling that BS? Kerry, please do us a favor and move to Antarctica.

  2. Kerry, at one time, did not seem that detached from reality — but once he entered the monkey house he began throwing verbal poop, just like all the other Vichy government monkeys.

  3. I'm shocked- SHOCKED, I tell you- to find that verbal gymnastics are being performed by our elected and/or appointed politicians! (Of course, I can't say 'leaders' because we haven't had actual leaders for decades.) Today's politicians are the real Zen Masters, always finding the 'path of least resistance' in order to get what they want, or to save their skins from crowds with torches and pitchforks- whatever works at any given time, they'll say it or do it.

  4. John Forbes Kerry is SKULL AND BONES FOR A REASON…………………..And it's not so he will have something to dress up in on Halloween…………………

  5. Nothing to be shocked about,considering Kerry`s personal history,so he will repeat the zionist – line,
    totally ignoring the real terrorist – Israel . . . who too " have rejected the importance of the rule of law.”

  6. Wow, what a "intelligent" answer by the person who presents the legality of what is known to be ilegal. Such answer rise the question if Millions upon millions of people around the world are terrorist and cooperating with Saudis and UAE barbarians paving the ways in many ways and many countries for USG and EU interests by supporting these terrorists. I just wonder if USA have such capability to kill millions upon millions unarmed and hard working man and women's with drones and other ilegal methods as they do.

  7. Why wish that fate on innocent penguins?

  8. Shocked? How could you even be mildly surprised given almost every bit of U.S. history?

  9. John "Swiftboat" Kerry alluding to former El Presidente Jorge W. Boosh's "you're with us or you're with the terrorists" speech and both of them belonging to Skull And Bones is more proof there is absolutely no difference between the creatures that inhabit the former swampland on the Potomac regardless if there is a "D" or "R" after their names.

  10. Overall, iI'd say it unpacks halfway to shut-up-or-you're-next.
    "[N]ot to sympathize with alleged [x]" If x were witches, then that makes perfect sense. Of course we burn those. What with their alleged intercourse with The Devil and all. But since x is a brand name of prey for sloppy little nutjobs, authoritarian personalities and shifters of burden-of-proof, yet is normally taken as distinct from witches, forgive me if I presumptively attribute to 'alleged [x]' at least as much humanity as I would to Kerry.

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  13. Mr. Kerry, I question the legality of U.S. raid in Libya, and if you say that that makes me a terrorist sympathizer, I would like for you to come here to Valdosta and say it to my face. You are not disingenuous: that word is particularly cowardly euphemism. You are a liar, a bald faced shameless liar. In addition you are a hypocrite of the worst order. Finally, you are a traitor to the U.S. states. Your actions and words make it crystal that you are in the service of Israel and would be willing to see any number of Americans killed in order to attack Iran. Oh how brave you are! What a bigshot.
    You could order a CIA agent or even a seal team to "terminate me with extreme prejudice" but I'm old enough not to give a hoot. Shoot me, imprison me you despicable cowardly traitor to your country.

  14. [...] Kerry: If You Question the Legality of US Actions, You Are With the Terrorists!  by John Glaser, http://antiwar.com/blog  The Washington Times reports that since “Libya and the nation’s allies have questioned the legality of the U.S. operation” that captured a suspected al-Qaeda member, Secretary of State Kerry was prompted “to do some public relations damage control.” – In his damage control to justify the operations, Kerry said, “I think it’s important for people in the world not to sympathize with alleged terrorists but to underscore the importance of the rule of law.” – Let’s unpack that. According to Kerry, anyone that questions the legality of U.S. actions is “sympathizing with alleged terrorists.” Even more strangely, anyone who underscores the importance of the rule of law vis-à-vis U.S. actions needs to be encouraged to “underscore the importance of the rule of law.” Kerry’s use of the latter phrase apparently means the exact opposite of what you’d expect given, you know, the English language. [...]

  15. Only a Sith deals in absolutes…

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  17. Kerry, as a career Senator, is used to speaking out before the camera. Isn't it the job of the Sec of State to do most of his/her work behind the scene? I find him totally unsuited and ill-tempered for his current sensitive position. He should do us all a favor and resign.

  18. I hope something has changed Kerry – I hate to think that I was so stupid as to vote for the current version back in 2004

  19. Nope, the same old Kerry. Like both Bushes, he was a member of the secret Skull & Bones society at Yale. But don't feel too bad — you were just 10% stupid. The other 90% was a combination of wishful thinking, naivete and "anyone but Bush."

  20. "If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!" — Darth Vader, Revenge of the Sith

    Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." — Dick Cheney (speaking through his sock puppet, George W. Bush)

  21. The true nature of a person shows when they acquire power.

  22. Kerry is a clone of George Warmonger Bush. Bush, Tony Blair Witch Project, Ehud Barack Obama and many other current and former leaders are terrorists. If you're against them, you're against the terrorists.

  23. The intimidating potentate: "Do you call me a liar? I'd say you don't know how to read my truth. Do I feel your pain? Only to verify it. You understand, of course. Of course you do."

  24. nice and succinct!

  25. The US Supreme Court questioned the legality of the actions of the United States in relation to matters pertaining to Al Qaeda and found them wanting. Does that mean that that they are with the Terrorists.

    No they are in fact with the United States just a different part, the part that decides what actually is the law of that there United States not the illegal acts that are situation bad habit of the United States Government!

  26. Hmm..