The moral downfall of John Kerry has provided this nation with one of its saddest spectacles. He never should have taken on the job of Secretary of State. He should quit.
Moon of Alabama
has caught Kerry in a lie, and not a small one. Although MoA seems to consider the matter amusing, it really isn't. We're talking about peace and war.
On April 8
, Kerry announced that he had proof that Russian agents and saboteurs had created unrest in the eastern part of Ukraine. He told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:
"It is clear that Russian special forces and agents have been the catalysts behind the chaos of the last 24 hours."
Putin was asked about this "proof." He said: "Why don't they show it?"
Kerry could not show this evidence because he did not have any
, a fact which he inadvertently confirmed just a few days ago:
Secretary of State John Kerry also spent time talking with Mr. Poroshenko, privately urging him to provide evidence of Russian involvement with separatists with which to confront Russian officials.
I used to have a deep admiration for John Kerry. Now, I'm thinking we should start calling him "Tailgunner John." Or maybe John "James Jesus" Kerry.
Better check under your bed, Mr. Secretary. There's a Rooosh
ian agent hiding under there. I have proof!
On a related front:
Most Americans don't know who State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki is (even though there has been talk that she'll one day become the White House Press Secretary), but she has attained a weird sort of popularity in Russia, where her statements justifying American policy are seen as a form of high surrealism. In recent days, Psaki has become much less visible, and no-one seems to know why.
Yesterday, on June 5, the question: "Where did Jen Psaki go?" stirred up Russia's blogosphere. Jen's disappearance sparked a heated debate on whether the State Department's spokesperson had resigned from her post or just gone on vacation.
Numerous Russian internet users expressed their deep disappointment with the spokeswoman's absence: Jen's controversial and sometimes absurd comments regarding American and international affairs had already become a sort of entertainment for multi-million Russian audience and given birth to the popular neologism, "psaking"
Her statements have contained geographical mistakes which Russians find hilarious. Some wags have suggested that she's vacationing on a beach in Belarus -- which is landlocked.
In a June 5 tweet
, Psaki wrote:
Despite the Russian propaganda machine suggesting otherwise..I am still here as is a strong, democratic Ukraine #dontbelieveRT
Now that is
funny. "Strong"? The country is enmeshed in civil war, or something parlously close to civil war, and it owes billions it cannot pay for natural gas that it sorely needs. "Democratic"? With neo-Nazis roaming the streets, with speakers in parliament being shoved offstage by hooligans, and protesters being burned alive? #dontbelieveJen