In 1971, John Kerry sold out his fellow soldiers; in 2013, he sold out the victims of bombings that took place in the largest city belonging to the state of Massachusetts, the citizens of which repeatedly sent him back to the U.S. Senate.
Those injured and killed at the Boston marathon bombing were cheering on people who were trying to cross a finish line at a sporting event. Those injured or killed on the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the 2010 Gaza flotilla were Turks who were attempting to break another country’s legal blockade.
Big difference, right?
Not if your name is John Kerry.
Via Arutz Sheva:
Speaking at Istanbul, Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a jarring comparison between the victims of the Boston Marathon terror bombs and terror activists from the IHH group who were killed when they attacked IDF forces aboard the Mavi Marmara in 2010.
Kerry told his hosts in Turkey that he understands the pain of the families whose loved ones were killed aboard the Marmara – and added that he can understand their pain well, having just dealt with the families whose loved ones were slain in Boston.
The Turks on the Mavi Marmara attacked Israeli soldiers who only boarded the ship when it refused orders not to attempt to break the blockade. Boston marathon spectators were simply watching people run a race.
Before becoming Secretary of State, Kerry represented Bostonians for decades as a U.S. Senator from that state. Now, one week after his state’s citizens were brutally attacked by terrorists who share the same ideology with passengers on the Mavi Marmara, Kerry has likened the victims in Boston to international criminals.
That saying about leopards and spots definitely applies to Kerry.