Kerry admits Obama’s Syria Policy Is Failing, report

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John Kerry testifies on Iran nuclear dealTwo prominent U.S. senators are telling reporters that in a private meeting with John Kerry in Munich, the secretary of state said the administration’s policy toward Syria is failing.

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made the comments on a plane ride back to the U.S. with reporters from The Washington Post, Bloomberg and The Daily Beast.

Here’s how Jeffrey Goldberg of Bloomberg summed up the senators’ comments:

“According to Graham, Kerry gave the clear impression that Syria is slipping out of control. He said Kerry told the delegation that, ‘the al-Qaeda threat is real, it is getting out of hand.’ The secretary, he said, raised the threat of al-Qaeda unprompted. ‘He acknowledged that the chemical weapons [delivery] is being slow-rolled; the Russians continue to supply arms [and that] we are at a point now where we are going to have to change our strategy. He openly talked about supporting arming the rebels. He openly talked about forming a coalition against al-Qaeda because it’s a direct threat.’

“‘I would not characterize what he said as a plea for a new policy, but that, in light of recent, dramatic developments, the administration is exploring possible new directions,’ said one Democratic House member who was in the meeting. ‘He wasn’t arguing so much that the administration needs a new policy, but that the administration is considering a range of options based on recent developments.’”

Goldberg writes that Kerry asked lawmakers what their constituents would think of greater involvement in Syria. He was told, they wouldn’t be happy about it.

The Daily Beast spoke to Jen Psaki, Kerry’s spokesperson. Psaki “did not dispute the overall tenor of the conversation,” but she said Kerry did not bring up the issue of arming rebels.

She explained to the publication:

“‘This is a case of members projecting what they want to hear and not stating the accurate facts of what was discussed,’ Psaki added. ‘It’s no secret that some members of Congress support this approach, but at no point during the meeting did Secretary Kerry raise lethal assistance for the opposition.’

“‘He was describing a range of options that the Administration has always had at its disposal, including more work within the structure of the international community, and engaging with Congress on their ideas is an important part of that process,’ Psaki continued. ‘While Secretary Kerry restated what we have said many times publicly about our concern about the growing threat of extremists, he did not draw a direct connection to the threat on the homeland or reference comments made by other Administration officials.’”

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46 responses to “Kerry admits Obama’s Syria Policy Is Failing, report”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    All about ‘interpretation’ … as usual. Right? People hear what they want to hear.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    All about ‘interpretation’ … as usual. Right? People hear what they want to hear.

  3. Here’s a policy for you Mr minister, keep you nose out of other countries business. Especially the ME. And round up the terrorist you support and nuke the shit out of them.

    1. The real lebanese Avatar
      The real lebanese

      Sounds like something Pakistan said. And they were upset with the US when Osama was killed. They don’t want to upset you again..

      1. Oh, so your happy with the US sticking their noses in your country. And I thought you were a REAL LEBANESE.

        1. The real lebanese Avatar
          The real lebanese

          They shouldn’t stick their nose in Lebanon. But by all means go ahead and stick it to Assad. After all he did stick his nose in Lebanon. Karma’s a bitch.

          1. Then obviously you haven’t read any of my post. I couldn’t give a shit about Assad or Iran or anybody else who has hurt my country. And please, where have I ever condoned what the Syrians did to Lebanon. Nice try

          2. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            You’ve obviously misread my posts too. I never said anything about bringing the US into Lebanon. Nice try though.

          3. You don’t need to, it’s called read between the lines.

          4. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Then i think you forgot your reading glasses.

          5. Oh no my friend, I can see very clearly.

          6. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Obviously not. Or your reading must be a little off. The US should never militarily be in Lebanon unless another country has already taken it over.

          7. Then we both agree. -:)

          8. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Sneaky … 😉
            Send in the troops ….

          9. Then we both agree. -:)

          10. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Then i think you forgot your reading glasses.

          11. Oh no my friend, I can see very clearly.

          12. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            You’ve obviously misread my posts too. I never said anything about bringing the US into Lebanon. Nice try though.

  4. Here’s a policy for you Mr minister, keep you nose out of other countries business. Especially the ME. And round up the terrorist you support and nuke the shit out of them.

    1. The real lebanese Avatar
      The real lebanese

      Sounds like something Pakistan said. And they were upset with the US when Osama was killed. They don’t want to upset you again..

      1. Oh, so your happy with the US sticking their noses in your country. And I thought you were a REAL LEBANESE.

  5. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    The Obama administration has always been a little slow..

    1. cook2half Avatar

      Cant wait for 2016, hope a right wing zionist replaces lol…

      1. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        Their all zionists. 😉

        1. cook2half Avatar

          0b0ng0 does not bow to AIPAC =/

          1. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            ??

          2. cook2half Avatar

            He insists on establishing a palestinian state, and we zionists are like, tfouu get lost already establish this garbage in Washington D.C. if you must

          3. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Haha i was referring to Iran and its proxies always insisting everything against them is an evil zionist.

          4. cook2half Avatar

            Oh, they have to. Any dictatorship needs an enemy in order to keep the people united through fear. You know, the politically correct saying ‘better the devil you know’.

          5. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            This fits all three in the ‘resistance’ axis. It has within the past year switched from zionists to Sunnis and Saudi Arabia. They honestly had little threat from Israel unless they started something, but now their screwed in what could become a regional war.

          6. cook2half Avatar

            Whoever wins in Syria will then proceed to the Golan Heights, and the war will start from there.

          7. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            I doubt it. Both sides will need a halftime. The ‘Resistance’ axis for sure wont start it either. Im sure they’ll remember last time.

          8. cook2half Avatar

            Goodnight 🙂

  6. The real lebanese Avatar
    The real lebanese

    The Obama administration has always been a little slow..

    1. cook2half Avatar

      Cant wait for 2016, hope a right wing zionist replaces lol…

      1. The real lebanese Avatar
        The real lebanese

        Their all zionists. 😉

        1. cook2half Avatar

          0b0ng0 does not bow to AIPAC =/

          1. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            ??

          2. cook2half Avatar

            He insists on establishing a palestinian state, and we zionists are like, tfouu get lost already establish this garbage in Washington D.C. if you must

          3. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Haha i was referring to Iran and its proxies always insisting everything against them is an evil zionist.

          4. cook2half Avatar

            Oh, they have to. Any dictatorship needs an enemy in order to keep the people united through fear. You know, the politically correct saying ‘better the devil you know’.

          5. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            This fits all three in the ‘resistance’ axis. It has within the past year switched from zionists to Sunnis and Saudi Arabia. They honestly had little threat from Israel unless they started something, but now their screwed in what could become a regional war.

          6. cook2half Avatar

            Whoever wins in Syria will then proceed to the Golan Heights, and the war will start from there.

          7. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            I doubt it. Both sides will need a halftime. The ‘Resistance’ axis for sure wont start it either. Im sure they’ll remember last time.

          8. cook2half Avatar

            Goodnight 🙂

  7. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Example of SMART Arabs … Speeding sales to the ‘Nuveau Riche’, AS the Polar Ice-caps melt … ;-))))

    Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development (Group) Ltd., a partner of China’s Civil Affairs Ministry, had bought serviced apartments, high-end residences and two five-star hotels, Dubai Pearl announced in an emailed statement.
    The properties are part of the 20 million square foot Dubai Pearl complex, which is now under development and will include a shopping mall and offices as well as residential space. It is due to be completed in 2017.

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