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John Kerry Visits Hezbollah’s Lebanon, Sends Message to Israel

Kerry's friendly visit to Hezbollah dominated Lebanon was a message to Israel.
US Secretary of State John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry
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US Secretary of State made an unexpected visit to Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday calling on the country to pick a president and end the political stalemate.

Kerry also spoke about the Syrian refugees, pledging more US money to help them, and addressed the Hezbollah terror group as a legitimate player in Lebanon and Syria.

And I particularly call on those nations directly supporting the Assad regime – in what has become a grotesque display of modern warfare by a state against its own people – I call on them – Iran, Russia, and I call on Hezbollah, based right here in Lebanon – to engage in the legitimate effort to bring this war to an end.

According to Lebanese law, the Lebanese president needs to be a Maronite Christian based on the fragile agreement that keeps the country from falling back into civil war.

But a new president hasn’t been chosen because Hezbollah either doesn’t like the candidates or simply wants to remind everyone of who is really in charge, so their associated lawmakers have been boycotting the meetings.

But to some it appears that Kerry’s visit went beyond the political push for stability in Lebanon or helping Syrian refugees, and it was actually a message to Israel.

By Hamas’s own admission, the formation of the Palestinian Unity Government (PUG) between Hamas and Fatah, is based on Hezbollah’s model in Lebanon.

In that model, Hezbollah terrorists participate in the government, while still getting to run their own very large and independent army. In reality, Hezbollah controls most of Lebanon.

Hilal Khashan, a professor of political science at the American University of Beirut, write in Middle East Forum:

Hezbollah has indeed gone a long way to achieving its objective of controlling Lebanon since its humble 1985 beginnings. It dominates the country’s domestic and foreign policy and operates a military machine superior to the national army. It has the final say on making governmental, administrative, and judicial appointments, and its interaction with Lebanese political groups has shown that it has no intention of truly assimilating into Lebanese political practices, not least since its Islamist Shiite orientation precludes its ability for a meaningful dialogue (as opposed to tactical alliances) with the Sunnis. Moreover, the Iranian paradigm of wilayat al-faqih, to which Hezbollah subscribes, baffles many critical-minded Shiites. Not surprisingly, Ahmad al-Asaad, leader of the fledgling Shiite party, the Lebanese New Option Gathering, believes that “we must get rid of Hezbollah in order to build a viable state.”

In the PUG model, like the Hezbollah model, Hamas will run much of the show behind the scenes and also get to keep its independent army and weapons.

Lee Smith points out that:

Hamas officials boast that they are now employing the “Hezbollah model”—i.e., becoming a political party that avoids responsibility for governance, while also maintaining an independent military organization that engages in terrorism. In other words, the PA will serve as legitimate cover while the Islamic resistance continues to wage its war of liberation against Israel. After all, Washington continues to fund the Lebanese Armed Forces, even as it is common knowledge that the LAF is under Hezbollah control. So, why wouldn’t the White House fund the PA?

Kerry appears to have been sending a message to Israel, that just like the US can work with Lebanon, pretending that Hezbollah terrorists are not in charge, the US can also work with the PUG, also pretending that the Hamas terrorists are not in charge.

Lebanon is in an official state of war with Israel.

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88 Responses to “John Kerry Visits Hezbollah’s Lebanon, Sends Message to Israel”

  1. Do not like this.

  2. James Adkins says:

    John Kerry is communist zombie

  3. He quit Vietnam went to Hanoi with Jane Fonda now his trying to fix the world

  4. Someone please make this dangerously deluded arrogant man go away. :P

  5. This administration has shown its colors about Israel and Jews. I hope all the American Jews voted for “O” are now happy. They were told so by Jews like me and others, but their marriage to Democrats and the Left will never lead to divorce until we, too, are attacked here at home. This administration has stooped so low that their noses and foreheads are being scraped off. For the love of God, please remember Judaism is not all about just social justice. That is part of it, but not nearly all. If we continue to be stupid about this administration, the enemies of Jews will soon be upon us.

  6. this administration is no friend to Israel

  7. Somebody needs to send message to Kerry. I will never turn my back on you guys!!!

  8. Kim Sloan says:

    Kerry is delusional as always. He needs to retire.

  9. Hank Lukas says:

    Kerry is an anti-semite.

  10. James Adkins says:

    Herman Munster needs to shut his mouth, along with the rest of D.C., the bastard’s in office turned their backs on GOD, and now ISRAEL. I SUPPORT ISRAEL!!!!

  11. i send message to TRASH=john kerry TO FK OFF

  12. Before we jump to conclusions it is important to find out why…

  13. These liberal wackos are trying like hell to put a square peg in a round hole! Dealing with evil and from weakness will come back to bite them in the *ss/ tuchous!

  14. No Democrats 2014 2016

  15. This administration is leaded by a bunch of morons

  16. Christa Dees says:

    Israel should never trust Kerry or obamo.

  17. Christa Dees says:

    Israel should never trust Kerry or obamo.

  18. That’s good for a chuckle!

  19. Kerry is such a DICK!

  20. Martin Kool says:

    the true face off terror

  21. If Kerry had a brain he’d be a half- wit. Guy is a fool and a tool of our Muslim President.

  22. Joe Krendel says:

    Go to hell Kerry no one want to see your face

  23. Alan Saul says:

    Why doesn’t he and Obama just give Hezbollah the bomb. They want to destroy Israel.

  24. Rod Borghese says:

    What the heck is this guy doing ?

  25. Gene Strong says:

    Obama is a Muslim and no friend of israel….That is the message.
    Liberal American Jews support obama and betray israel.

  26. Not ALL liberals agree with what this president and his administration’s treatment of Israel! President Obama should go back to school for a lesson in real history! The hypocrisy is off the charts. He may have done some good things for the people of the U.S., but his arrogant and anti-semetic ways when it comes to Israel are a shonah! Kerry is NO friend of Israel’s or the people that live there (Jewish, Muslim, Christian, or any other religions in the region).

  27. LIKE I SAID BEFORE, KERRY’S AN IDIOT, LIBERAL, ANTI-SEMETIC, PRO ISLAMONAZI, JACKASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. August Ayala says:

    Stinkin heathen

  29. This is so very bad. We have a problem with these world “leaders”….Obama and his crew are really sick people. I’m hoping they meet their end soon.

  30. Once there was America but now it will be cone soon. ITS not any more the land o f the free and the home of the brave .

  31. Dani Katz says:

    And the message is, “I don’t give a fork about you!”

  32. Uzi Kattan says:

    Let the Hezbollah have him.

  33. Americans didnt realize obama is an arab.

  34. a deserter, as sec. state???

  35. Not to be trusted ever and he is no friend to Jews or Israel.

  36. Lani Lowell says:

    Israel was too busy rocking out to the Stones to give a **** what Kerry thinks or does! R and R forever!,

  37. Carl Brandon says:

    Hey, John Kerry, since when do we negotiate with terrorists, and abandon our allies? I think you are representing the wrong people. I don’t know you.

  38. so sad news but is very true !!

  39. John Lebron says:

    It doesn’t matter my friends, Israel is The land of God or God’s chosen country is written in all prophecy so it doesn’t matter

  40. he is such a LOSER!!!!

  41. Yes he is anti Israel

  42. So sad that the USA gets in bed with the flee ridding dogs, G-d will bring the USA to is knees and watch the storms roll in

  43. Go to go hell.kerry

  44. Moa Sahli says:

    yeah stick with the shias to save ur ass

  45. USA is finished now as they will never recover from having a Jew hating mozzie president for 2 terms

  46. Les Buss says:

    This gelding Kerry has already been a traitor to American troops along with Hanoi Jane Fonda so why bother with the fool. Call a spade a spade nd refuse to recognize the turncoat puke

  47. Moron!! Gods chosen people will be protected !!

  48. They should take him hostage for a while. Let’s see how that will make him feel.

  49. horrible man in that position

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