Is there anyone over the age of 40 who doesn’t know what the Holocaust was? The Holocaust was the systematic extermination of the Jewish population of Germany and Europe perpetrated by Hitler’s Nazi Germany. This deplorable action was dubbed “crimes against humanity” and genocide. Is there anyone in this nation who doesn’t understand genocide or crimes against humanity? Unfortunately, there is and he serves as the Secretary of State.
At a House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State and Foreign Assistance, Secretary of State John “Swiftboat” Kerry told the subcommittee members he was having an “additional evaluation” completed to “help him determine whether the systematic murder of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East – at the hands of the Islamic State and others – should be declared ‘genocide’.” Kerry told the subcommittee, “I will make a decision on it as soon as I have that additional evaluation and we will proceed forward from there.”
Seriously? Talk about being a dumb-bum. Kerry just elevated the bar in reaching dumb-bumness. Many can understand young adults under the age of 35 not knowing about genocide, crimes against humanity or any of the events occurring in World War II Nazi Germany that led to these designations because of the liberal rewriting of history. Moreover, most of these young adults do not have the motivation to educate themselves on issues and history – a flaw that contributes to their dumb-bum attitudes and behaviors in general, much less garnering any information concerning genocide. Kerry has absolutely no excuse whatsoever.
According to CNSnews.com:
Kerry was responding to a question put to him by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.), who is the sponsor of a resolution that would declare on behalf of Congress that it is in fact genocide.
The resolution expresses “the sense of Congress that those who commit or support atrocities against Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities, including Yezidis, Turkmen, Sabea-Mandeans, Kaka‘e, and Kurds, and who target them specifically for ethnic or religious reasons, are committing, and are hereby declared to be committing, ‘war crimes,’ ‘crimes against humanity,’ and ‘genocide.’”
As a preface to his question, Fortenberry told Kerry about a young Syrian man who had been murdered by jihadists after refusing to renounce his Christian faith.
“I had the extraordinary privilege of being in the room with Pope Francis when he, in a very powerful moment, was given a small cross, a Christian crucifix,” said Fortenberry. “That crucifix had belonged to a young Syrian man who had been captured by the jihadists, and he was told to choose: Convert or die. And he chose his ancient faith tradition. He chose Christ, and he was beheaded.”
“His mother was able to recover the body, recover this cross, and bury him,” said Fortenberry. “She fled to Austria, which set the stage for this moment which I witnessed.”
“Mr. Secretary, this is repeating itself over and over and over again against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities in the region,” said Fortenberry.
“What I’m urging here today,” said Fortenberry, “is that you use the authority and power of your office to call this genocide, to help restore the rich tapestry of the ancient faith traditions in the Middle East, to stop this assault on human dignity and civilization itself.”
Kerry confirmed he was considering declaring the systematic extermination of religious minorities in the Middle East by the Islamic State as genocide; but, he needed further evaluation before doing so.