October 09, 2013
Kerry In Bali
As I am too busy to write a decent piece here something to talk about. (And no, it is not photoshopped.)
Any wonders that some do not take him serious?
Posted by b on October 9, 2013 at 12:44 PM | Permalink
Why did he do that to his face? He looks semi-demonic. Lord save us from the American Imperium.
Posted by: Fernando | Oct 9, 2013 3:07:56 PM | 1
C'mon people. Kerry doesn't have to be agreed with and he doesn't require our obsequious attention; he may not even deserve our respect. But Kerry sets at the right-hand of the guy with the most powerful army on the planet: He has to be taken seriously. It has nothing to do with the shirt he wears or the fact that he appears to be rapidly aging. Those are seriously shallow considerations. It has to do with whom he works for.
Posted by: georgewiley | Oct 9, 2013 3:48:50 PM | 3
Kery has change his face in the last month. His is aging rapidly o any sickness.
Posted by: anonymous42 | Oct 9, 2013 4:30:51 PM | 4
no problem with the shirt; I'd wear it if I had it. The reason I can't take him seriously is because he's a moron.
Posted by: ran | Oct 9, 2013 4:52:57 PM | 5
Kerry looks like one of those actors featured in ED commercials. All he needs is a hot tub, or maybe an electric guitar slung over his shoulder. Vanity of vanities...
Posted by: Mike Maloney | Oct 9, 2013 5:00:03 PM | 6
Kerry the Chameleon. The war protester who became a politically opportunistic warmonger.
Kerry the Dimwit: restoring democracy in Egypt.
No wonder some do not take him seriously.
Posted by: JohnH | Oct 9, 2013 5:09:36 PM | 7
I like the shirt, if I was 59 and had the face of a horse, I would wear it too. It's a very beautiful piece of clothing. V. Putin is also starting to show his age. Lord, please grant Putin health and vigor so he may continue wearing beautiful shirts like these and directing Russia to deflect America's bungling attempts at controlling the whole planet.
Posted by: Fernando | Oct 9, 2013 5:19:15 PM | 8
Even the back of the dancer's looks much better than Kerry's face. LOL!
Posted by: MikeA | Oct 9, 2013 5:26:59 PM | 9
John Kerry was born in the same year as I was. He is about to turn 70. He looks like he was treated with Botox. What is astonishing is that a young antiwar protestor became the Chief Drummer for intervention in Syria then he wasn’t.
I watched LBJ on a black and white TV in the Student Union send the troops into Vietnam. This is the first time since then that the USA has not bombed away. Why? Sure there is the debt crisis but that is a ploy to screw the American middle class. The military is exhausted for repeated deployments. But, the main reason I believe that the Elite, who rules us all, saw the danger to themselves in confronting a nuclear armed Russia and told their political puppets to back down
Posted by: VietnamVet | Oct 9, 2013 6:02:51 PM | 11
Surprising in a way how the US has gone into a
Posted by: alexno | Oct 9, 2013 7:24:02 PM | 13
Surprising in a way how the US has gone into a decline recently. It's not only Obama; it's not only the Tea Party. It is confusion, if the US doesn't have a clear view.
Posted by: alexno | Oct 9, 2013 7:27:28 PM | 14
I see, re @12, that the link was posted long ago. Sorry.
Posted by: bevin | Oct 9, 2013 7:57:54 PM | 15
It is my opinion that after years of sort of behind-the-scenes decline during the Bush years which the financial crisis unmasked, the US is now in precipitous fall. The combination of the Manning/Snowden leaks, the about face in Syria, and this shutdown - some causes of decline, others symptoms - have permanently crippled the United States as a nation.
Though this is a disaster for the majority of her citizens (and a boon for others), certainly the rest of the world can breathe a sigh of relief.
Posted by: guest77 | Oct 9, 2013 8:21:02 PM | 16
That dancer's back looks better than most things.
What happens at these political get-togethers... If Kerry heart still has a beating heart this is an image of him thinking "I'm getting old. A night with her might just be worth trading in the gigantic ketchup fortune..."
Nah. Too blackmail-y.
Posted by: guest77 | Oct 9, 2013 9:02:40 PM | 17
I think the shirts were given to Kerry and Putin to wear...
if you'll note, in the photograph, Putin is in the front row, center, Kerry is in the back... (I realize Kerry is only Secretary of State, not US President) - even so, it says a lot about how others view the US in this moment in time. US has been relegated to the back: China, Russia, others are front and center in Asia.
Posted by: crone | Oct 9, 2013 9:05:29 PM | 18
Pilger is a fraud. I've told him so (assuming he reads his web mail, which is unlikely). The reason I say this is as follows. His most recent book, “Tell Me No Lies”, is an anthology edited by him of major controversial reportage by various journalists from the entire post-WW2 period. It begins with an article by Martha Gellhorn recording what was probably the first visit by western reporters to Dachau after the defeat of Germany in 1945. Pilger says of it:
Few pieces of journalism are finer.
In her article, Gellhorn wrote:
Last February and March, 2,000 were killed in the gas chamber, because, though they were too weak to work, they did not have the grace to die; so it was arranged for them.
The remarkable thing about this is that there was never at any time a functioning, homicidal gas chamber at Dachau. Martin Broszat stated categorically that there was no homicidal gas chamber there in a letter to Die Zeit in 1960, which I reproduce here. It appeared in the German edition of Aug 19 1960, and in the US edition of Aug 26 1960 (p 14). Dr Broszat writes in the name of the prestigious Institute for Contemporary History (Institut für Zeitgeschichte). He later served as director of the Munich-based archive and research center, which is funded by German taxpayers. Here is a translation of the complete text of Broszat’s letter:
Neither in Dachau nor in Bergen-Belsen nor in Buchenwald were Jews or other prisoners gassed. The gas chamber in Dachau was never entirely finished or put into operation. Hundreds of thousands of prisoners who perished in Dachau and other concentration camps in the Old Reich were victims, above all, of the catastrophic hygienic and provisioning conditions: according to official SS statistics, during the twelve months from Jul 1942 through Jun 1943 alone, 110,812 persons died of disease and hunger in all of the concentration camps of the Reich. The mass extermination of the Jews by gassing began in 1941-1942 and occurred exclusively in a few facilities selected and equipped with appropriate technical installations, above all in the occupied Polish territory (but at no place in the Old Reich): in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Sobibor on the Bug, in Treblinka, Chelmno and Belzec. It is at those places, but not in Bergen-Belsen, Dachau or Buchenwald, where the mass extermination facilities, spoken of in your article [an earlier story in Die Zeit - RB], were built and disguised as shower baths or disinfection rooms. This necessary differentiation does not, of course, change anything regarding the criminal character of the facility that was the concentration camp. However, it may perhaps help eliminate the annoying confusion that arises from the fact that some ineducable people make use of a few arguments that, while correct, are polemically torn from the context, and that, rushing to respond to them are other people who, although they have the correct overall view, rely upon false or mistaken information.
Gellhorn republished her Dachau article in an anthology, The Face of War, in 1959, the whole of which she republished with a new introduction in 1986. She died in 1998. As far as I know, she never revised her claim or acknowledged Broszat’s finding that it was false. Pilger certainly does not mention it in his own introduction to her report. Pilger is one of the trustees for the Martha Gellhorn prize for journalism, of which he says:
This prestigious award celebrates journalism that challenges secrecy and mendacity in public affairs, ‘official drivel’ as Gellhorn called it, and raises ‘forgotten’ issues of public importance, without fear or favour, working against the grain of government spin.
Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 10, 2013 12:34:43 AM | 20
This is just a simple illustration of how credulous people are:
Mike Greenstein is giant of a man. He can pull a truck uphill using only his teeth. He makes sure to take care of them each day by brushing them with Kosher salt, just like his father taught him.
- Daily Mail (UK), Jul 4 2012
Now think about that for a moment. It’s obviously complete nonsense. So what is the explanation? I’ll tell you: it’s about the money. This is a commercial fraud. And the newspapers who cover it get a fraction of the rake-off. That’s all there is to it. This has two important implications, one particular and one general: the particular implication is that new reporting is nothing to do with accuracy, or ‘truth’. And the general implication is that whenever you see anything at all you don’t understand, ask yourself whether the explanation is money.
Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 10, 2013 12:37:36 AM | 21
Make that "91-year-old strongman Mike Greenstein... " And of course, "news reporting", not "new reporting", which sounds like some obscure jargon, a la "New Criticism".
Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 10, 2013 1:10:40 AM | 22
the participants at apec discover that the world could be such a wonderful place...without that god damned *shit stirrer*.
the repugs are doing the world a big favor,
make that shutdown permanent.
heavy censoring at atimes.
Posted by: denk | Oct 10, 2013 5:11:16 AM | 23
My dentist says , kerry is changing his denture. Probably in the photos is using a provisional denture with bad heigth. In a few days his face will change again with a definitive and better artificial denture.
Posted by: anonymous | Oct 10, 2013 5:33:54 AM | 24
Kerry saw Bruce Jenner's Zombie face and said I want one too.Pathetic neh?
A question;Who pulled victims out of the cyanide filled gas chambers?Like the Syrian gas rescuers who had no masks?And wouldn't the fact of fellow campers knowledge of their potential fate create rioting or even breakouts?The whole scenario sounds totally fishy to me,an with the proven lies of the Zionists over the last 70?years,leads me to total disbelief of Weiselly claims.
Posted by: dahoit | Oct 10, 2013 10:24:02 AM | 25
Wasn't it in Bali that Colin Powell dressed up as a Village Person to dance to YMCA? What is about Indonesia that makes our Sec's. of State lose their dignity.
Posted by: Peter VE | Oct 10, 2013 12:12:06 PM | 26
@26 They probably get it mixed up with Pattaya.
Posted by: dh | Oct 10, 2013 12:17:10 PM | 27
At least the shirt doesn't have a reservoir tip like the blue clean room suit he was wearing while running for president.
Posted by: X | Oct 10, 2013 1:15:10 PM | 28
People that are wondering why he is aging rapidely?.... Why shouldn't he? He is an old fart and he knows the crimes that he has committed. Ain't nobody gonna save him from hell fire.
Posted by: Shoes | Oct 10, 2013 2:22:25 PM | 29
@29 Look at Blair. You can literally see the guilt eating him alive - even if he can't admit it (probably makes it worse...)
Posted by: guest77 | Oct 10, 2013 9:02:55 PM | 31
Kerry??? Is he any more ridiculous than the rest of these prima dona assholes in DC currently treating the world to a glimpse into insanity? Bacman need merely utter a sentence to surpass Kerry's ridiculousness. Or how 'bout this carefully coiffed sniveling wimpling Boehner???? Can his crying bouts and unmanly pouts make the Ridiculous List? Or that jackass Reid, self nicknamed "Give 'em Hell Harry", when in actuality he's a weakling political hack. Or, good lord, Pelosi doesn't warrant a a snort of derision every time she shags her witch's ass in front of the camera? Bush, doing self portraits of himself bathing?? Too bad we didn't give that monkey a rubber duck instead of an army, eh?
Ridiculous is the status quo in Washington,folks. Just think what these assholes must be like when they AREN'T in front of the camera. Hey, I've got it on good authority that Biden eats his boogers, and Cheney tears the wings off of butterflies. Naaaa, not really......but I imagine its far more bizarre than that. I mean, after you've choreographed the murder of a few hundred thousand people, what do you do for kicks?
Fuck these people, they make me ashamed to be an American.
Posted by: PissedOffAmerican | Oct 11, 2013 11:09:35 PM | 32
Just Excellent. That sums it up perfectly.
Posted by: guest77 | Oct 12, 2013 2:24:58 AM | 33
heh Kerry! I like the shirt as well. I’d wear it open on top of a black dress. Maybe one could wear it back to front? Or turn it inside out? ;)
Well diplomacy and statesmanship can drag one into some odd waters and creepy weird photo ops.
Here is Kerry justifying that building WTC 7 on 9/11 was brought down in a controlled fashion because of ‘danger’.
How could that have been done with previous planning? What an ass.
Posted by: Noirette | Oct 13, 2013 9:41:15 AM | 34
I know you meant 'without previous planning'
Posted by: Rowan Berkeley | Oct 13, 2013 9:56:19 AM | 35
Posted by: Noirette | Oct 13, 2013 10:11:55 AM | 36