The Moral Obscenity of John Kerry’s Chemical Weapons Speech

August 26, 2013  | by Scott Creighton

Sec. Kerry’s obtuse and stunningly hypocritical speech on the use of chemical weapons in Syria is a sight to behold. It is morally obscene in a way that I cannot even begin to accurately convey to you readers.
“President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people.” Sec. Kerry
The facts on the ground surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons, our terrorists in Syria being the likely culprits if such weapons were indeed used and the timing of the statement being made just days after Obama’s administration asked for total immunity for the war criminals of the Bush administration who really did kill a million Iraqis with WMDs … it all suggests a level of disregard of basic human decency on a scale that is shocking to behold… and tragically almost commonplace in Westernized politics these days.

Then you consider that what the “honorable” secretary is calling for is more bombing, more bloodshed and more needless deaths of innocent women and children in pursuit of profits for the international bankers and corporations that literally feed upon such wanton carnage.

It is a moral obscenity of near biblical proportions.

But first, a little background on the situation on the ground:

The United States has no evidence that chemical weapons were even used in Syria, much less anything to determine who used them. In fact, someone shot at the UN inspectors as they were entering the area of the alleged attack, hoping the inspectors were turn back and as it just so happens, the US asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to turn back after the sniper attack. As if the official US position is that they don’t want anyone actually looking at the hard evidence itself. Rather odd position to take, wouldn’t you say?
“The U.N. weapons inspectors arrived at the site after the U.S. delivered a caution to Mr. Ban, telling him it was no longer safe for the inspectors to remain in Syria and that their mission was pointless, said a person familiar with the matter.” Wall Street Journal
But then again, the US, after making a big deal about Assad taking too long to grant access to the site of the latest alleged attack, didn’t actually want inspectors to travel to the site in the first place.
“The American message to Mr. Ban as of Sunday was that the U.S. believed there wasn’t adequate security for the U.N. inspectors to visit the affected areas to conduct their mission, a senior official in Mr. Obama’s administration said. The administration also told the U.N. that the U.S. didn’t think the inspectors would be able to collect viable evidence owing to the passage of time and damage from subsequent shelling, this person said.” Wall Street Journal
Their position that the evidence would be gone after only a few days is preposterous. Signature traces of chemical weapons would remain in the area, the soil, the vegetation, the clothing of the victims, for a very long time. That to say nothing of the remnants of the shells that delivered the chemical agents.

Keep in mind, the foreign fighters in Syria attempting to destabilize the nation, are there on behalf of Western interests. We are training and equipping these terrorists. They are, for all intents and purposes, the proxy terrorists of the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and a handful of other interested nations.

In light of the fact that the UN inspectors did not turn tail and run as they were supposed to, Sec. of State Kerry gave a rather ridiculous speech in an effort to turn up the heat on Syria and create a rush to go to war.

And now, the speech itself (video below):

For his performance (and that’s all you can call it) Sec. Kerry summed up all of the righteous indignation he could muster as he spewed forth one of the most stunninglyhypocritical and morally vapid monologues I have heard in recent times.

We will take it point for point (full text, here)
“What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality. Let me be clear: The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard, it is inexcusableand — despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured — it is undeniable.” Sec. Kerry
Let us forget for a second that the only evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria this past week are some cobbled together promo videos, produced by fighters, paid by us, who wish to have the world believe that the “red line” has been crossed and the NATO bombs to rain down on the Syrian people who do not support their al Qaeda / al Nursra “rebellion”

Let’s just take Sec. Kerry at his word. Let us assume that he means the indiscriminate killing of innocent bystanders and women and children by ANY means is inexcusable. Would NAPALM by acceptable? Would a smart bomb be alright? How about a car bomb or an Ak-47 for that matter? Are these acceptable ways to kill women and children in Sec. Kerry’s mind?

Is the chemical weapons that constitute the “moral obscenity” or the victims? He doesn’t make that clear and there is good reason for that: because the United States, my home, is the single greatest perpetrator of collateral murder in the history of mankind.

Bar none. No exceptions.

We don’t have to go back to the firebombing of Japan or the atomic bombs we dropped on two cities well after the war was all but done. We don’t have to go back to the bombing of Cambodia or Vietnam either. We don’t have to go back count the 500,000 children who died as a direct result of sanctions imposed on Iraq which the then Sec. of State said was ‘acceptable” on national television.

We don’t even have to go back as far as the million dead Iraqis who perished as a result of our Shock and Awe campaign, which specifically calls on bombing civilian infrastructure in order to terrorize the population into absolute submission.

You haven’t got to go that far back.

Just go back to last week when the Obama administration requested immunity for the previous administration for waging a criminal war of aggression on Iraq in which countless women and children, innocent in every meaning of the term, died horribly and for no reason other than the owners of our leaders wanted to chop up a nation for their own profit.
“In court papers filed today, the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law.” Daily Kos
The crime of waging a war of aggression on a nation is so serious because within it lies all the other crimes committed during that war and occupation. And there have been many, many crimes committed in the wake of the lies about WMDs and forged Yellow Cake documents.
“By any standard, it is inexcusable and — despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured — it is undeniable.”
But it is excusable according to the Obama administration, isn’t it? It’s excusable when it’s done by us.

Sec. Kerry then went on to appeal for credibility suggesting the videos put out by our assets in Syria and Jordan are evidence enough that the attacks did in fact take place and more importantly, that it was the Assad government who launched them.
“Last night, after speaking with foreign ministers from around the world about the gravity of this situation, I went back and I watched the videos, the videos that anybody can watch in the social media, and I watched them one more gut-wrenching time. It is really hard to express in words the human suffering that they lay out before us.” Sec. Kerry
The idea that the Sec. of State is ready to launch an all out attack against a sovereign nation because of some Youtube videos is patently absurd. But that’s what he is saying, isn’t it?

They don’t want inspectors checking out the site. Kerry himself will later cast doubts on the doubts that he obviously expects the UN investigators to raise. So basically he’s suggesting we go to war… over some Youtube videos which I myself could recreate right down here in Tampa for less than what it costs to put Sec. Kerry in a hotel for a weekend.

Then he tugged at the heart strings of the parents of the world because in order to sell anything these days, there has to be an emotional connection:
“As a father, I can’t get the image out of my head of a man who held up his dead child, wailing, while chaos swirled around him, the images of entire families dead in their beds without a drop of blood or even a visible wound, bodies contorting in spasms, human suffering that we can never ignore or forget.” Sec. Kerry
I wonder if Sec. Kerry gets all choked up over the hundreds of Pakistani kids, or Yemeni kids blown to pieces by his drone strikes? I wonder how hard it is to get the image of those children out of his head.

Or the image of their fathers screaming in agony while their child dies for our Global War on Terror.

Sec. Kerry then tells us how to think:
“Anyone who could claim that an attack of this staggering scale could be contrived or fabricated needs to check their conscience and their own moral compass. What is before us today is real, and it is compelling.” Sec. Kerry
No sir. I think that anyone who is willing to hire al Qaeda linked mercenaries and terrorists to bomb and kill and destabilize another country… for money… needs to check their conscience and moral compass.

Someone looking to consider the evidence before launching another murderous right to protect NATO bombing campaign, in my opinion, has their head screwed on pretty tightly.

Here is a flat out lie:
“At every turn, the Syrian regime has failed to cooperate with the UN investigation, using it only to stall and to stymie the important effort to bring to light what happened in Damascus in the dead of night. And as Ban Ki-moon said last week, the UN investigation will not determine who used these chemical weapons, only whether such weapons were used, a judgment that is already clear to the world.” Sec. Kerry
On multiple occasions, the Assad government has allowed UN inspectors into the country to assess what is happening. They have allowed members of the Arab States in to see what was going on and they were attacked by our hired terrorists as well.

But as I clearly showed earlier, it was the Obama administration, and specifically John Kerry, who didn’t want the inspectors to investigate the claims made by our assets.

The last time the Obama administration claimed the “red-line” had been crossed, the UN inspectors found that it was likely the terrorists, our terrorists, had used the chemical weapons. There are actually videos of them preparing them.

In the end, Sec. Kerry’s hollow and soulless words cannot help but undermine his stoic demeanor exposing him for the callus and indifferent vulture that he really is.

“But make no mistake: President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.” Sec. Kerry

As yesterday’s war criminals sit back and enjoy immunity from prosecution granted by the Obama administration just hours after the alleged chemical weapons attack hit Syria, they are literally counting the piles of cash they sucked from that unnecessary war with their stained blood red hands.

But make no mistake: Sec. Kerry’s success is measured by how many nations he delivers up to his owners.

He doesn’t care if it ignites a regional war unlike any that have been seen since the Ottoman Empire.

He doesn’t care if it pulls in Russia and China as well.

His job is to make nation states available to the financial elites when they need profits. And that’s it.

Were he to get them via an inside coup like in Egypt or through a regional bloodbath, to someone like Kerry it makes no difference.

His children aren’t there and they won’t be going either.

Talk about Moral Obscenity, that’s pretty much the definition.

I don’t know what’s a sadder statement as to the state of our national moral center; the fact that this man is 600 degrees of separation from the character he portrayed during the 2004 presidential election or the fact that someone somewhere wrote this insultingly vapid copy for Sec. Kerry thinking they could pass it off as sincere… thinking a percentage of the American people would buy it.

In the end, I guess both of those point us to the same, horrific conclusion as to who has really become morally obscene.



UPDATE: Looks like the point of all of this was to sabotage the peace talks. The last thing the administration wants is to negotiate a peaceful settlement to this crisis that they themselves created. They want regime change first and foremost so they can bring in their technocrats to rewrite the constitution like they are currently doing in Egypt.

UPDATE: While writing this article, CBS announced that President Obama has order the release of the report justifying the pending bombing of Syria based on what they say is “a near air-tight circumstantial case that the Syrian regime was behind” the use of chemical weapons.

A “near” “circumstantial” case, huh?

He has promised to have the report ready for the public before he starts bombing Syria.

Is it just me or does that remind anyone of the white paper Colin Powell promised to produce which was to prove bin Laden was behind the Sept. 11th attacks? For those of you who forgot, that white paper that never showed up was the grounds for bombing Afghanistan.