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Kerry Finally Hears About Abduction

Nearly three days after abduction, news reaches US gov't; Kerry 'encourages full cooperation' with PA security forces
John Kerry

John Kerry
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Nearly 72 hours after Eyal Yifrach, 16, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 18, were kidnapped, the United States of America has come to the careful conclusion that the abduction was an act of terrorism!

Prior to the announcement, it had appeared that Secretary of State John Kerry and other American officials had been blissfully unaware of the incident south of Jerusalem. Apparently the news got to Kerry late Sunday morning (US time).

As of this writing, it is not yet clear whether President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton have heard about the kidnapping, as neither have made any statements on the issue.

Kerry said “many indications point to Hamas involvement” in the abduction. He reiterated the US position that “Hamas is a terrorist organization known for its attacks on innocent civilians and which has used kidnapping in the past.”

“The United States strongly condemns the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers and calls for their immediate release. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families. We hope for their quick and safe return home.
As of this writing, however, President Barack Obama has not spoken out on the incident, despite the fact that one of the hostages, 18-year-old Naftali Frenkel, is an American citizen.

Kerry said the United States would “continue to offer our full support for Israel in its search for the missing teens, and we have encouraged full cooperation between the Israeli and Palestinian security services.

“We understand that cooperation is ongoing,” the secretary said.

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94 Responses to “Kerry Finally Hears About Abduction”

  1. He’s been a real disappointment.

  2. Guy Peters says:

    And yet
    Kerry has recognized the unity of terror governance
    Pressured Israel to appease them
    Kerry & 0bama continue to fund them with hundreds of millions of misappropriated taxpayer’s $$$$!
    0bama still playing golf & milking demoncrats & dumb0crats for $$$$! ?

  3. Beth S Brock says:

    The WH really needs a FB account. They disgust me

  4. Steven Na says:

    Lurch never fails to disappoint.

  5. Steven Na says:

    Lurch never fails to disappoint.

  6. Step down why oh why did we lose a General a true hero who deserves another star for his self sacrifice and take KERRY OUT? POR QUE?

  7. Pinchas David says:

    Why would a Shiite Muslim and his Dhimmi care about a US Jew in Hebron?.

  8. Where has he been if he has only found out now. Was he caddy boy for Obama?

  9. Are we surprised? Obama behaves like a muslim and Kerry either like an idiot or like he thinks we are.

  10. How could he not? Lies all lies

  11. David Adda says:

    What did you expect from those liberal morons?

  12. I just don’t get it ? How can such a big dumb ass like Kerry be in power and do all the stupid things he does ? WTH ?

  13. Again, what did u not understand Kerry, Hamas has your blessing

  14. Baba Booey says:

    John Kohn Kerry, the King of the self haters. Thomas Friedman is the Queen.

  15. Kerry must have read about it in the news (along with Obama).

  16. Yet the US will continue to work with the PA-Hamas unity government.
    How is it that only one president of all the nations of the world has the guts to tell the truth?

    A watershed speech by Czech President Miloš Zeman

  17. Jay Grosflam says:

    For those that think Kerry did not know, you are ALL simpletons.

  18. Lee Mann says:

    he is not of any use.

  19. why america has not commented on the kidnap youngesters yet

  20. James Etter says:

    Thats OK he will hear about it on the news.

  21. After Kerry, spoke on government television. Keep he and Obama off the tele. Spreading message of a worldwide coup.

  22. Jena Morris says:

    Disgusting. Haven’t seen it on the evening news in US either

  23. Sorry folks, that’s because men are disposable in the US. Only women count. Thats when we start tweeting!

  24. Lies and calumny from people who think they can work with terrorists and murderers. He was advised of this before 72 hours by the Israelis. Can't believe a thing this administration says. Sad!

  25. Jacob Maslow says:

    It’s been covered extensively in the papers. Us news has 22 minutes and can only cover 3-4 stories. You can’t reasonably expect it to be covered there. Look at it as an outsider.

  26. Jacob Maslow says:

    Netanyahu also didn’t name Hamas.

    As Netanyahu explained he couldn’t. Naming Hamas before the arrests would have caused the leaders to flee to Egypt or escape.

    Idf arrested 80 leaders of Hamas and attacking Hamas publicly would have compromised the operation.

    It was the army’s decision that Netanyahu and the us not name Hamas.

  27. Jacob Maslow says:

    Arresting 80 different people in a hostile populace is an amazing feat and required many logistics including sealing areas off and the gag order.

  28. Jerry Kaluski – I am disgusted by the lukewarm reaction by our administration in the timely failing to condemn Hamas and the PA in the kidnapping of three teenagers including one, an American citizen. It appears we are still playing footsie with the terrorists.

  29. Robin Zinke says:

    Now tell me Why the 3 young men is more important than anyone else who is kidnaped… I prayed for them last night and Hope the Best for them but still they are no more than anyone…

  30. He’ll hear about it on the news

  31. Obama and he are absolutely responsible for these Palestinians acts. They backed Hamas PLO unity. They menace Israel with isolationism, put pressure on Israel and are working with Hamas, funding them.

  32. Put some speed into it. Get the lead out

  33. Karen Bryant says:

    This whole administration is an embarrassment to our country.

  34. The End is on the next st….

  35. Excuse me! Since when would Kerry make ANY statement without the “proper” supervisors knowing? If Obama doesn’t say anything about this it is because he chooses not to. We should assume the proper channels are followed or they loose all accountability.

  36. Amazing! Myself, a former cold war era intelligence man figured that it was terrorists after simply reading it in the paper! What hoops must information pass before it can be fully assessed? Seventy two hours seems a bit hard to swallow. If I were secretary of state I would want such information "yesterday" and accurate. I'm not sure what Sec Kerry's demands on his people are but he'd better raise the bar some!

  37. When will you admit that the Obama administation is an abomination

  38. Gil Gilman says:

    I heard about it because I didn't have my head stuck into the sand all the way up to my elbows…just sayin'

  39. Took him some time hey???

  40. seriously??? the entire world has heard about it…

  41. Jacob Maslow says:

    The us doesn’t fund any terrorists. Kerry released a statement condemning Hamas after the arrests. Netanyahu didn’t want to give them time to hide or escape to Egypt.

  42. Jacob Maslow says:

    This is a horrible situation. Using it for partisan attacks is unnecessary.

  43. Did he said that? waw, i’m impressed, he just discover the round wheel.

  44. Jacob Maslow says:

    Reagan gave lots of heavy weaponry to the Taliban despite CIA objections.

    American administrations have made lots of mistakes dealing with these terrorists.

    There aren’t any good options.

  45. These people are so inept!!!

  46. These people are so inept!!!

  47. Another signal sent , he is enjoying our destruction, but this is his frosting on top, young Jews kidnapped by terrorists he sends money to, n says nothing,, not like he’s gonna state his jubilance while laughing n and praise his satan, in press release, who knows might end up even seein that

  48. Your president is a demonicRAT ass. Appropriate, since their mascot is an ass. Is that partisan enough for you?
    Did your bleeding heart know that your demonicRAT party was PRO-slavery? Did you know that the party of the jackass started and funded the KKK?? Do you know WHY your party is pro-infanticide (abortion)? Read all about the liberal, leftist Margaret Sanger.
    DemonicRATS are hate-mongering, racist bigots who scream ‘tolerance’, but are the most INtolerant bunch of jackasses in the world!! Sad…you can lead a demonicRAT to truth, but you cannot make it THINK!!

  49. Pooooor Obama, he knows nothing about anything.

  50. A other obama lap dog.

  51. I read the article. It’s showing me, that the President that I voted for, has turned a deaf ear and I find it very ignorant and offensive!

  52. Kerry’s been a real disappointment since the Vietnam war.

  53. Americans sent military teams into Africa for the kidnapping of Nigerian students, so isn’t an AMERICAN boy kidnapped just as important over there with 2 other Israeli students? Kerry knew from day ONE about this, and if he did not, he should be FIRED immediately!!!

  54. Guy Peters says:

    The US via the 0bama administration does indeed fund terrorists ,
    Hamas has been funded ,and the plo/ fatah have received as much as billions of misappropriated taxpayer’s $$$$ , Kerry & 0bama have recognized unity governance which includes hamas , which is illegal ,by the way.
    @ JacobMaslow ,your information is totally flawed & false.
    As for Reagan & arms to the Taliban, that was not over objection by the cia ,it was they who asked that arms be supplied the Taliban, that group at the time was wrongly not considered a terrorist group and was fighting the Russians incursion into Afghanistan. No comparison there ,although the Russians could have had Afghanistan ,as that would have been better.
    Hamas is recognized as a terror organization , plo& fatah are also terror organizations that have had their status ignored due to cosmetic changes made from the ” Oslo” accords ( a very big mistake ) they have been receiving billions of misappropriated taxpayer’s $$$$ for a long time ,through demoncrats & republican’ts administrations.

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