Kerry cites Vietnam as example for Israel in remarks

Dr. Aaron Lerner – IMRA

I honestly had to wait to see the transcript because I could not believe my

But there it is.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry citing Vietnam as an example.

Here is what he said:

“On a personal level, last month I traveled to Vietnam on my first visit
there as Secretary of State. And the transformation in our relationship – I
was a young soldier who fought there – the transformation in our
relationship is proof that as painful as the past can be, through hard work
of diplomacy history’s adversaries can actually become partners for a new
day and history’s challenges can become opportunities for a new age.”

A reminder of what happened in Vietnam:

#1. A peace agreement was engineered by then Secretary of State Henry

#2. Henry Kissinger received a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

#3. The agreement fails.

#4. South Vietnam falls as American forces retreat.

#5. The “boat people” – a flood of refugees from South Vietnam fleeing for
their lives.

Now what is the message to Israel?

That John Kerry also expects to get a Nobel Peace Prize regardless of what
happens afterwards and that whatever happens after Israel falls, the United
States will ultimately transform its relationship with the force that takes
over the Jewish State and become a partner of that force?