It’s one of those innumerable things for the Obama regime to know and the rest of us to never find out – the number of Americans or Israelis killed by the terrorist regime in Tehran. Not that it would make any difference if this collection of sellout cowards in Congress were to find out, they wouldn’t do anything in response. It’s just regime policy to keep everything secret.
The less people know, the fewer questions they will ask and the less likely one is to get caught in a lie. When your administration is built of a framework of half-truths constructed atop a foundation of lies, it’s a critical policy to embrace.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, chief enemy operative John “Genghis Khan” Kerry was asked in writing on three separate occasions by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to provide the figures, all in on-the-record exchanges.
In the first instance they report Rubio asked, “How many U.S. citizens have been killed by Iran, including by Iran’s terrorist proxies, since 1979?”
Rather than answer a question which might reflect negatively on their awarding of billions of dollars and nuclear weapons, Kerry simply replied, “The death of any U.S. citizen due to acts of terrorism is a tragedy that we take very seriously. As the ‘president’ said in his Aug. 5 speech, a nuclear-armed Iran is a danger to Israel, America and the world.” Maybe his next bolts are over-tightened; that wasn’t the question.
He went on to take that opportunity to pitch the Iran giveaway as the opposite of what it is, saying, “The central goal of the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] is to eliminate the imminent threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.”
On a second occasion Rubio asked Kerry, “How many U.S. troops and soldiers were killed by Iranian-provided weapons or by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Kerry replied with his own version of “How ‘bout them Cowboys,” saying with equal irrelevance to the question, “We are extraordinarily grateful for the service of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, and we mourn the loss of every service member. The JCPOA is not about a change in the broader U.S. relationship with Iran. It is about eliminating the biggest and most imminent threat—a nuclear-armed Iran.”
It’s unlikely that he mourns the loss of every service member; he may not mourn the loss of any of them but to say he mourns every one is very hard to believe. That’s particularly true when he’s engaged in assisting his predecessor and his boss in covering up the details on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Rubio wasn’t asking for generalizations and proclamations, he wanted numbers. Climate change Kerry doesn’t deal in specifics, just broad, grand and usually blatantly false generalities.
Attempting a slightly different tack, Rubio asked Kerry on a third occasion to detail “how many Israelis have been killed by Iran, including by Iran’s terrorist proxies since 1979,” Kerry again declined to respond.
He pressed a different button on the canned response generator, replying, “The central goal of the JCPOA is to eliminate the imminent threat that Iran will acquire a nuclear weapon. But the JCPOA cannot erase decades of Iranian anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric and actions.”
That once again wasn’t the question. Rubio was asking for a count. He wasn’t interested in another helping of repackaged Heinz-Kerry bologna, the only item on the menu. Kerry maintains a ready supply of excuses for the Iranian regime and uses them with great liberty. Why is selling and securing this deal so important. The American people have their fears. Kerry’s evasiveness does nothing to alleviate them.
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