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Dan Gilmore / November 18, 2015

Kerry: There’s ‘Legitimacy’ for Charlie Hebdo Attack

By all means, let him represent our nation’s interests abroad.

Another chapter was written into John Kerry’s long history of anti-American and anti-Western thoughts and actions Tuesday, as he pontificated that there was justification for the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris earlier this year. Jihadists assaulted the satirical newspaper because its cartoonists drew caricatures of Mohammad. “There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that,” Kerry mused, piling on the insult by making these remarks from the U.S. embassy in Paris. “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that. This Friday was absolutely indiscriminate. It wasn’t to aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people. It was to attack everything that we do stand for.” And somehow, free expression — the Liberty to level the pen against sacred cows — is not something the West stands for anymore?

And another thought about this particular American in Paris. As an anti-war civilian in 1970, Kerry met with the North Vietnamese delegation during the Vietnam War peace talks in Paris — something Kerry has said was “borderline” legal. We think it was treason. He then came home and slandered American soldiers in Senate testimony. But by all means, let him represent our nation’s interests abroad.

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