John F. Kerry, An Aristocrat Above the Law

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Mississippi Sounder

For no doubt nefarious, twisted reasons not yet specifically known, John Kerry has a cozy relationship with Iran.

Back in the good old days when NBC practiced truthful journalism, they published an article titled, “John Kerry, A ‘Cheap’ Elite” found here. It explained how then Presidential candidate John F. Kerry grew up as an elitist. His father, a U.S. diplomat, and his mother, a direct descendent of John Winthrop who helped found Boston in 1630, sent him to the best of schools and saw that he wanted for nothing. Kerry’s wealth continued to build through inheritance, becoming a U.S. senator, and mainly from his marriage to Heinz Ketchup heir, Teresa Heinz. His upbringing of prominence and affluence taught him to rely on status over money, and relying on status is something Kerry uses around the world especially with communist leaders. Anyone seeking to expose Democrat hypocrisy need not look any further than to John F. Kerry. Lecturing the American people while he flies around in a private jet is one of Kerry’s most well-known two-faced practices. While hypocrisy and John Kerry go hand in hand, a stroll down memory lane will remind all logical thinking people that hypocrisy is the least of his sins.

For no doubt nefarious, twisted reasons not yet specifically known, John Kerry has a cozy relationship with Iran. His most recent scandal tied to Iran is that he apparently disclosed over 200 Israeli covert operations in Syria to his best pal Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister. While egregious and grounds for resignation plus prosecution, the disclosure is far from debonair Kerry’s first time to commit a treasonous act.  

Kerry was a former left-wing Democrat U.S. Senator from Massachusetts with a propensity for undermining U.S. national security, a failed 2004 Democrat Presidential candidate, and a terrible secretary of state under Barack Obama. As if the United States needed more of John Kerry, Occupant Biden resurrected him and made him Climate Czar. Before all his previously mentioned catastrophes (no doubt he is working on more as Climate Czar), Kerry was a controversial Naval reserve officer during the Vietnam War, a turncoat with the North Vietnamese, and a war protestor.

Vietnam Era (1966 – 1978)

Kerry made his official entry into living life on the dark side as an anti-war activist after skeptical service on swift boats in Vietnam. There is much controversy surrounding his few months of service and awarded medals, Additionally, controversy surrounds his anti-war protests and phony war crimes charges as revealed by the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth in 2004, much to then Presidential candidate Kerry’s chagrin. The following exert is a morsel of the contents:   

The Definition of Elitist

John Kerry’s service in Vietnam lasted 4 months and 12 days, beginning in November 1968 when he reported to Cam Ranh Bay for a month of training. His abbreviated combat tour ended shortly after he requested a transfer out of Vietnam on March 17, 1969, citing Navy instruction 1300.39 permitting personnel with three Purple Hearts to request reassignment. So far as we are able to determine, Kerry was the only Swift sailor ever to leave Vietnam without completing the standard one-year tour of duty, other than those who were seriously wounded or killed. It is clear that at least one of Kerry’s Purple Heart awards was the result of his own negligence, not enemy fire, and that Kerry went to unusual lengths to obtain the award after being turned down by his own commanding officer.

John Kerry has long insisted that using the three-injury loophole to leave combat early was his own idea, but Kerry’s fellow Swift officer Thomas Wright, who served on occasion as the OIC (Officer in Charge) of Kerry’s boat group, contradicts that claim. Wright reports that he “had a lot of trouble getting Kerry to follow orders” and that those who worked with Kerry found him “oriented towards his personal, rather than unit goals and objectives.” He, therefore, requested that Kerry be removed from his boat group. After John Kerry qualified for his third Purple Heart, Thomas Wright and two fellow officers informed him of the obscure regulation and told him to go home. Wright concluded, “We knew how the system worked, and we didn’t want him in Coastal Division 11.”

Elitist serving in battle, anyone? Click here for a glimpse and more of the aforementioned. Here are a couple of excerpts from military historian John B. Dwyer’s take on Kerry’s Vietnam service:

Thomas Wright was one of John F. Kerry’s fellow swift boat officers in Vietnam. Since Wright outranked Kerry, he was Kerry’s sometime boat group Officer-in-Charge, so Wright had occasion to observe Kerry’s behavior and attitudes, and the circumstances surrounding his early departure from the war zone.

When John Kerry radioed another Swift boat, he used the call sign, ‘Boston Strangler.’ Working with call sign ‘Boston Strangler’ became problematical. ‘I had a lot of trouble getting him to follow orders,’ recalls Wright. ‘He had a different view of leadership and operations. Those of us with direct experience working with Kerry found him difficult and oriented towards his personal, rather than unit goals and objectives. I believed that overall responsibility rested squarely on the shoulders of the OIC or OTC in a free—fire zone. You had to be right (before opening fire). Kerry seemed to believe there were no rules in a free—fire zone and you were supposed to kill anyone. I didn’t see it that way.’

It got to a point where Wright told his divisional commander he no longer wanted Kerry in his boat group, so he was reassigned to another one. ‘I had an idea of his actions but didn’t have to be responsible for him.’ Then Wright and like-minded boat officers took matters into their own hands. ‘When he got his third Purple Heart, three of us told him to leave. We knew how the system worked and we didn’t want him in Coastal Division 11. Kerry didn’t manipulate the system, we did.

Democrats either have done or they are doing everything they accuse Republicans of doing. John Kerry provides a perfect example of that truth when he colluded with the North Vietnamese enemy during the Paris Peace Accords in 1970 while still technically a naval reserve officer. That meeting directly violated U.S. code 18 U.S.C. 953, which states:

But not John Kerry

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

Kerry’s traitorous anti-war exploits were not limited to aiding the North Vietnamese enemy through direct meetings; he committed the same acts by other means as evidenced when he testified before Congress. As far as collusion goes, Kerry is one of the best. More recently, he committed treason before, during, and after Donald Trump’s Presidential election by meeting his Iranian friends as discussed later.  

U.S. Senator (1984 – 2012)

During his time in the U.S. Senate, Kerry opposed EVERY Reagan Cold War policy and advocated on behalf of the Communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua in the 1980s, as noted here by the Los Angeles Times:

Many leaders had a hand in Washington’s Cold War triumph, but Ronald Reagan‘s contributions were pivotal, and Kerry opposed every one of them. Reagan’s defense buildup disabused Soviet leaders of any hope that they could ultimately come out ahead of the United States. Kerry derided these military expenditures as “bloated” and “without any relevancy to the threat.”

In particular, Reagan’s plan to seek a missile defense system against Soviet ICBMs and NATO’s decision to station new missiles in Europe to counteract the new Soviet deployment there rendered futile the Kremlin’s vast investment in nuclear supremacy. Instead of these measures, Kerry advocated that we adopt a one-sided “nuclear freeze.” Reagan also showed the Soviets that history was not necessarily on their side by ousting the erratic communist regime in Grenada and arming anti-communist guerrillas to challenge the leftist oligarchs of Nicaragua.

Kerry condemned the U.S. action in Grenada as “a bully’s show of force,” and he opposed our support for guerrillas in Nicaragua as vociferously as anyone in the Senate, even traveling to Managua to try to cut a deal with Sandinista strongman Daniel Ortega to thwart Reagan’s policy.

Democrat Presidential Candidate (2004) & Secretary of State (2013-2016)

During his Presidential campaign, Kerry agonizingly flip-flopped during the run-up to the Iraq War for political reasons. His infamous equivocation that he could not shake was, “I was for the Iraq war before I was against it.” Kerry is always a man of principles, said no one with principles, when it comes to enhancing U.S. national security. He became even more unscrupulous while serving as Obama’s secretary of state.

Throughout his public career, Kerry unceasingly supported the normalization of relations with Communist Cuba. Fortunately for him, Obama shared his vision. Working together, the two seemingly communist lovers reopen the U.S. embassy in Havana in 2015, as noted by the Los Angeles Times here. John Kerry loved, or found common ground with, every anti-American terrorist organization on the planet. That certainly included the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), as noted by Daniel Greenfield as excerpted here in 2016.

Getting back to Democrats doing what they accuse Republicans of doing, Kerry and his aides distributed the fake Russian dossier. The exhaustively debunked dossier was provided to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jonathan Winer as part of the internal verification process being run by the Obama administration in 2015-16, as noted here by The Hill. An official at former President Obama’s State Department has confirmed a claim made by Republicans that former British spy Christopher Steele and allies of Hillary Clinton gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump was compromised by the Russians.

In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled, “Devin Nunes is investigating me: Here’s the Truth,” former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Jonathan Winer says Steele and Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal approached him with separate dossiers claiming malfeasance between Trump and Russia. Furthermore, Winer states that Steele first approached him in September of 2016 with the dossier about Trump. Winer distilled the dossier into a two-page summary that he shared with former Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who notified then-Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry also knew about Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland’s 2016 interactions with Fusion GPS, too. As noted here, she “was the State Department official who gave the green light for the FBI to meet with ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who concocted the dossier for Fusion GPS.” In short, Kerry knew about the fake Steele dossier but helped perpetuate the Democrat hoax. That hoax hamstrung the Trump administration and undermined U.S. national security and confidence in American leadership around the world—just as it was designed by Democrats to do. Again, Democrats do exactly what they accuse Republicans of doing.

Then there is Kerry’s ongoing suspicious bromance with the Iranian mullahs, which began with him helping push through Obama’s “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” with the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), which was never ratified by the U.S. Senate. Kerry’s so-called diplomacy played a major part in getting that failed deal done. Note the ramp-up of Iranian nuke deal-related activities beginning in 2013 in the timeline of the left-wing Arms Control Association linked here.

Iran’s BFF

In addition, he must have been at least aware “pallets of cash” given to the mullahs in January 2016, if not directly involved in the transfer, as reported by CBS News here:

The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran.

State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau says the U.S. couldn’t say more about the Jan. 19 payments because of diplomatic sensitivities. They involved 13 separate payments of $99,999,999.99 and final payment of about $10 million. There was no explanation for the Treasury Department keeping the individual transactions under $100 million.

That money was used by the IRI “to pay its main proxy, the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, along with the Quds Force, Iran’s main foreign intelligence and covert action arm and element of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps,” as well as to support Houthi rebels in Yemen, as noted here. Interestingly enough, President Trump’s Abraham Accords were aimed at untangling Iran’s support for terror organizations, as well as the JCPOA, which was a glide path for an IRI nuclear bomb? Basically, President Trump had to deal with the hornet nest left by the Middle East policies of Obama and John F. Kerry.

Out of Government (2017 – 2020)

Kerry’s undermining of official U.S. national security continued when he was out of government. He almost certainly violated the Logan Act by conducting unauthorized negotiations as a private citizen with foreign governments, as noted even here by Kerry’s normally friendly hometown newspaper, The Boston Globe:

[Kerry] sat down at the United Nations with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss ways of preserving the pact limiting Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It was the second time in about two months that the two had met to strategize over salvaging a deal they spent years negotiating during the Obama administration

… Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve [the JCPOA], using his deep lists of contacts gleaned during his time as the top U.S. diplomat to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside.

Kerry also met last month with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and he’s been on the phone with top European Union official Federica Mogherini, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal the private meetings.

Kerry has also met with French President Emmanuel Macron in both Paris and New York, conversing over the details of sanctions and regional nuclear threats in both French and English.

Kerry was a former U.S. secretary of state that easily negotiated with foreigners to undermine the foreign and national security policies of an elected U.S. president. How is that not the very definition of a violation of the Logan Act? President Trump asked the same question April 27, 2021 in an interview with Maria Bartiromo. John Kerry asked Iran not to make a deal with President Trump assuring them that the Democrats would win the coming election and make them a sweetheart deal. How or why was Kerry so confident in that win?

Climate Czar (2021 – )

Now back to the current revelations from The New York Times that Kerry disclosed over 200 Israeli covert operations in Syria with the Iranian foreign minister, according to recently released audiotape excerpts. Did he or did he not disclose classified information with Zarif? There are conflicting reports, and the truth is unresolved at present. Kerry himself has denied it in a Twitter tweet. Did anyone expect anything but a denial? Given the information provided in this article, should Americans believe his denial?

Closing Thoughts

The summary of John Kerry’s career presented in this article are only highlights, as Kerry has been working against U.S. foreign policy and national security interests since he symbolically threw his Navy service medals over the White House fence in 1971. That particular act marked him as the anti-American leftist that he has always been, and his subsequent actions over the years confirm those proclivities. Throughout his public career, he has found common cause with America’s enemies, mostly communist, and undermined national security policies of all Republican presidents, with his latest antics with Zarif just the icing on the cake. John F. Kerry is a perfect fit for the fake Biden Presidency. All of them have mastered the ability to use their status to obtain their greedy heart’s desire.

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