…has made the following statements:
If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday…
Kerry also said that at some point, he might unveil his own peace deal and tell both sides to “take it or leave it.”
“A two-state solution will be clearly underscored as the only real alternative. Because a unitary state winds up either being an apartheid state with second-class citizens—or it ends up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state,” Kerry told the group of senior officials and experts from the U.S., Western Europe, Russia, and Japan. “Once you put that frame in your mind, that reality, which is the bottom line, you understand how imperative it is to get to the two-state solution, which both leaders, even yesterday, said they remain deeply committed to.”
That’s what happens when you add a man like Kerry to an administration like Obama’s.
I’ve written about Kerry many times before. I’ve had contempt for him for a long, long time, decades before I had my political change experience. His 1970 and 1971 meetings with the North Vietnamese and his Congressional testimony in 1971 concerning the Vietnam War (comparing our troops to Genghis Khan’s forces, downplaying the tyranny of Communism) were deeply offensive as well as indicative of his overwhelming personal ambition and arrogance. Finally becoming Secretary of State under Obama after all those years of aspiration to something greater than the Senate was probably a consolation prize that helped console him for the bitterness of his presidential defeat in 2004.
So what are Kerry’s latest remarks about? Some of it is merely a reflection of the relatively anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian attitude of the Obama administration. But some of it is probably Kerry’s own anger at how impotent he’s been in achieving anything in the Middle East negotiations so far. Narcissists tend to get especially frustrated when their expectations of their own power aren’t realized, and Kerry’s lack of success in the Middle East “peace process” would almost inevitably cause him to strike out in retaliation of the verbal sort. His remarks are a version of why can’t these stupid people see things clearly, like I do? Why don’t they just bow to my superior wisdom and “take” the peace plan I’ve worked so hard on?
[NOTE: There’s a reason why the Arab states in the Middle East aren’t actual “apartheid” states (rather than imagined ones, like Israel), and that’s because they became Judenfrei some time ago.]