Sunday, November 10, 2013

John Kerry lives in George Orwell’s 1984

The day after this was reported:  “Why France stood alone to scuttle Iran deal” 
 and “an unprecedented confrontation” with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Tel Aviv, John Kerry went on NBC’s Meet the Press, and said this: 

John Kerry:

We are absolutely determined that this would be a good deal or there would be no deal. Now that is why it is hard, that is why we didn’t close the deal here in the last couple of days, because we are together, unified pushing for things that we believe provide the guaranties that Israel and the rest of the world demand here but one thing is here …

Now,  what John Kerry did in the span of 10 hours happens in 1984 in midsentence, but  it is eerily similar:

The speech had been proceeding for perhaps twenty minutes when a messenger hurried on to the platform and a scrap of paper was slipped into the speaker's hand. He unrolled and read it without pausing in his speech. Nothing altered in his voice or manner, or in the content of what he was saying, but suddenly the names were different.

Without words said, a wave of understanding rippled through the crowd. Oceania was at war with Eastasia! The next moment there was a tremendous commotion. The banners and posters with which the square was decorated were all wrong! Quite half of them had the wrong faces on them. It was sabotage! The agents of Goldstein had been at work! There was a riotous interlude while posters were ripped from the walls, banners torn to shreds and trampled underfoot. The Spies performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys. But within two or three minutes it was all over.

The orator, still gripping the neck of the microphone, his shoulders hunched forward, his free hand clawing at the air, had gone straight on with his speech. One minute more, and the feral roars of rage were again bursting from the crowd. The Hate continued exactly as before, except that the target had been changed.

The thing that impressed Winston in looking back was that the speaker had switched from one line to the other actually in midsentence, not only without a pause, but without even breaking the syntax.
So, just to summarize here – the Prime Minister of Israel is supposed to trust the US Secretary of State whose statement about what had been happening at the P5+1 negotiations  with Iran in Geneva has absolutely no connection to reality.    Why did not David Gregory ask Kerry - how can you say something which is the exact opposite of what happened? There was no unity. France was against.