After bleating tirelessly that Trump was a “Russian asset” with zero evidence — where’s the outrage over Kerry being a possible “Iranian asset”?
On Sunday, the New York Times reported on a leaked tape of Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. Among the statements on the tape were complaints about the interference in the regime’s foreign policy by the elite Quds Force leader, Qassim Soleimani, before he became the terrorist version of a Tiki torch at the airport in Baghdad. (Thanks again, President Trump!)
A bombshell inclusion (pun intended) on the tape was when Zarif said that John Kerry — the former Secretary of State under Obama — told him that Israel had conducted over 200 attacks on Iranian targets in Syria. This wasn’t mentioned until paragraph 22 of the NYTimes article.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said.
Source: New York Times
One measly line printed almost as an aside.
Yet, to borrow a phrase from our current (co)President, this is “a big f*cking deal!”
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 26, 2021
Several GOP lawmakers have called on Kerry to resign. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Republican foreign policy leaders in Congress are now calling for a formal investigation into Kerry continuing to talk foreign policy with Zarif.
Former Trump administration secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the audio tape proves “what I’ve said for years: That [Zarif] continued to engage with former secretary of state Kerry on policy matters after Kerry’s public service and, according to Zarif, Kerry informed the Iranians of Israeli operations.”
“Before we cut a deal with Iran that reduces Americans’ security,” Pompeo said, “it would be good to know what the arrangement, if any, may have been between these two leaders.”
Source: Washington Free Beacon
The Free Beacon lists the following Republican lawmakers who are calling for an investigation, Congressmen Jim Banks (R-IN), Darrel Issa (R-CA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), as well as Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), though that’s not an exhaustive list. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee along with Senators Cotton and Cruz, has been calling for a Senate investigation.
Back in February, it was reported that members of the current Biden administration — including John Kerry — were holding “backchannel talks” with Iranian officials to undermine Trump. ClashDaily covered that here:
Current (co)President Joe “Unity” Biden, who had a strange fascination with the Logan Act with regard to General Flynn in 2017, (presumably) doesn’t seem to have an inkling of concern about a high-ranking, high-profile member of the Biden-Harris administration with a seat on the National Security Council holding “backchannel” talks with Iran for 4 years.
(We say “presumably” because Biden hasn’t addressed the media directly about Kerry’s squealing to Iran about a close ally’s actions.)
Despite the damning details, the Corporate Media has been relatively silent on this. (Gee, why could that be?)
On Monday, Kerry denied the claim.
I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since. https://t.co/BTOdFE1khW
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) April 26, 2021
But here’s the thing — we already know that John Kerry is a big, fat liar.
So, we only have a handful of options here:
- John Kerry is lying.
- Zarif is lying.
- The New York Times is lying.
These are all plausible.
None of those three have great track records with honesty.
But let’s add one more party to the list of bullsh*t artists…
Kerry’s former colleague and admitted peddler of falsehoods to the Corporate Media “echo chamber”, Ben Rhodes, is BenSmithing the crap out of this.
Zarif's the one who said that it was news to him, and New York Times is who reported it. https://t.co/5mhTgH9sB0
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 27, 2021
To sum up: while Kerry says it never happened, Rhodes is clarifying when it happened.
A formal investigation is exactly what we need to find out who is the liar here, and hold that party accountable.