Guest post by John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
Once again, losing presidential candidate, failed Secretary of State and the main proponent of the disastrous Iran Deal is attempting to make himself relevant. John Kerry, a charter member of the Deep State under Obama, continues to operate as if the electorate of this country did not elect Donald Trump as the President.
Delusional in every aspect, Kerry feels he is still Secretary of State and is conducting shadowy, illegal foreign policy that he can neither impose. Kerry, in concert with the “Death to America” Iranian mullahs, Kerry has once again turned his back on the American people and American policy, promising the American hating, PLO leading Mahmoud Abbas everything he wants, and going so far as denigrating our President as an eight-year-old child.
Abbas declared to the PLO central Council a few days ago that the Oslo Peace accords were dead. He has insulted our country and our President, called for suspending recognition of Israel, rejecting any role for American in the peace talks.
Kerry, throughout his military and public service career, has never respected our country or the American people. The latest confrontation started when the President moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But as reported in the Jerusalem Post, Kerry has maintained contact with Abbas and other PLO officials.
Kerry met with Mahmoud Abbas and Hussien Agha in London. He also visited with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss plans to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. There is also information that Kerry is meeting with European leaders such as German leader Frank-Walter Steinmeier, EU official Federica Mogherini andFrench President Emmanuel Macron – pleading with these leaders to defy the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran.
During the conversation, Kerry requested that Agha convey his message that the PLO hold on and be strong and not to yield to Trump’s demands. Interesting that Kerry also claimed that President Trump will not be in office long.
He requested that the PA/PLO present their own peace plan and Kerry would use all his contacts to push the plan forward. The Boston Globe has a column which describes Kerry’s activities as “shadow diplomacy” and an “aggressive” yet stealthy effort to save one of his most significant accomplishments.” Kerry even went so far as to plan with the PLO to directly attack President Trump in order to undermine the foreign policy of this administration.
This is not much different than what he did to the military fighting men (and I was one) in Vietnam. As an officer in Vietnam, Kerry was placed in a position that affected many lives. John Kerry used his time in Vietnam for personal gain and his integrity in the time he spent there was severely lacking. Doing his best to write up as many medals as he could for himself, Colonel David Hackworth stated that John Kerry was a poor example of what an officer should be.
It was Kerry who went to Paris to undermine the Paris accords – pandering to the North Vietnamese at the Fulbright Commission. His statements were lies and undermined the fighting men that were there. It was nothing more than his ploy to further his career among the anarchists and progressive socialists that have become a part of our country. Both he and Hanoi Jane Fonda will never be forgiven for what they did to the American fighting forces and this country.
But Vietnam was only the start. Kerry also met Sandinistas in Nicaragua to plan actions with the terrorists. He has loudly proclaimed his opinion that the talking points of terrorists and all others that denigrate our country is a way to gain respect for our country.
Diplomats are laughing at our country when they see that Kerry, a failure in North Korea, Iran, Russia, with ISIS, and Assad feels that he is the foremost diplomat for our country, smarter and more nuanced than anyone else.
He meets with terrorists such as Abbas and FARC leader Timochenko who had a five million dollar bounty on his head from Kerry’s own State Department. In his delusion, Kerry has always felt that giving America’s enemies land, security and the ability to force the agendas they have formulated on their own people is somehow in the interest of the American people.
When Israel traded prisoners for a promised peace, the PA and PLO created nothing but more terrorism. Of course, Kerry blamed the Israelis for demanding the sovereignty of their own country. He even went so far as the make the ridiculous statement that, “Israel can be Jewish or democratic. It can not be both. John Kerry is an anti-Semite and wishes for nothing more than the destruction of Israel.
Although the Logan Act has never been implemented, the actions of John Kerry warrant its use. The Logan act in part, reads as follows:
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without the authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries out 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 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.”
The progressive socialists and Deep State used the Logan Act to criminalize Gen. Mike Flynn because he contacted a foreign government while putting together his part of this administration. This is appropriate for any incoming Presidential administration but was still used as a threat against Flynn.
Kerry is not a part of this administration, but is working actively against it. If the Logan Act is not implemented, perhaps treason proceedings would be more appropriate.