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Can John Kerry manage
a Middle East miracle?

BBC News [UK], by Anthony Zurcher

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/10/2014 5:10:04 PM

John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East next week to continue attempts to broker a peace deal between Palestinians and Israelis. His self-imposed goal is to reach an agreement by April. If opinions in Israeli and Arab media are any indication, however, not many think he can find success where others have failed. "The mission John Kerry has taken upon himself reminds one of a boy going out into the garden with a kite. The intention is good, the equipment suitable, but the wind refuses to lift the kite into the air," writes Nahum Barnea in Israel´s Yedioth Ahronoth.

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A boy with a kite. Very apt summation. I wonder if the Israeli writer is aware of the western expression, "Go fly a kite"?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/10/2014 5:12:38 PM     (No. 9687326)

Only in his dreams.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/10/2014 5:17:04 PM     (No. 9687337)

Kerry´s as messed up as a soup sandwich.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/10/2014 5:21:29 PM     (No. 9687347)

Perhaps ... but only if he´s wearing his magical hat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: watashiyo, 1/10/2014 5:24:34 PM     (No. 9687354)

John Skerry n VP Bite Me, both expert on foreign policy, ...we´re in good hands.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/10/2014 5:26:54 PM     (No. 9687357)

Um - no?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/10/2014 5:40:34 PM     (No. 9687375)

His self-imposed goal is to reach an agreement by April.
Is April when the spring yachting season starts? May I suggest April 1 as the signing date.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/10/2014 5:43:06 PM     (No. 9687377)

First #2: Hilarious- yes he is!

Why would Kerry imagine himself bright enough or even courageous enough to attempt this impossibility? Kerry is clearly not a very bright guy. But, I never thought he was this stupid!

I am merely a reader- a discerning one, but have no grand qualifications to know much more than is available to everyone about the Pali/Israeli debacle. The Palestinians do not ever- under any circumstances, not for money or for security or for anything - want to have a state of their own, nor tolerate Israel as a state anywhere on this planet! Kerry is living in a magical "LaLa" Land if he actually believes he can broker a deal there. His peace Prize allusions will go up in dust.

Actually, Kerry probably is just dumb enough- Oh, well.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: virbots, 1/10/2014 5:49:36 PM     (No. 9687387)

It depends. Does the Middle East *want* peace?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/10/2014 5:51:56 PM     (No. 9687393)

Now that I have regained control from laughing at the headline, I can write my reaction. NO!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/10/2014 6:16:56 PM     (No. 9687424)

NO!!!!!!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jpinpa, 1/10/2014 6:19:59 PM     (No. 9687428)

The idea that Kerry has any credibility about anything blows my mind; but given those that surround him and preceded him, guess he fits right in. What an embarrassing and scary bunch of fools this entire administration is. God help us - in the Middle East especially.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/10/2014 7:13:59 PM     (No. 9687488)

" Can John Kerry manage a Middle East miracle ?"

No, he had enough problems parking his ya-chet in another state.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 1/10/2014 7:22:16 PM     (No. 9687500)

It is a miracle that this POS was made SOS.
He sure ain´t managing that position so I guess that answers the question.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 1/10/2014 7:29:55 PM     (No. 9687505)

Charlie Brown´s futile attempts to get a kite off the ground. What a delightful and apt metaphor for what passes as diplomacy! The difference is that John Kerry makes me wince, not chuckle.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stealthy, 1/10/2014 9:44:44 PM     (No. 9687583)

AGAIN NO!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 1/11/2014 2:39:14 AM     (No. 9687690)

Kerry´s as messed up as a football bat.

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