John Kerry lies because “truth is the first casualty” when the government wants to go to war.
News that John Kerry lies about Russians is Syria should surprise no one. As the Ron Paul Institute states,
In a press event yesterday, before talks with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault about a new UN resolution, [US Secretary of State John Kerry] said [..] about Syria:
“Last night, the regime attacked yet another hospital, and 20 people were killed and 100 people were wounded. And Russia and the regime owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children and women. These are acts that beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes. And those who commit these would and should be held accountable for these actions.”
No opposition group has claimed that such an extremely grave event happened. None. No press agency has a record of it. The MI-6 disinformation outlet SOHR in Britain, which quite reliably notes every claimed casualty and is frequently cited in “western” media”, has not said anything about such an event anywhere in Syria.
The grave incident Kerry claimed did not happen. Kerry made it up. (Was it supposed to happen, got canceled and Kerry missed the memo?) Kerry used the lie to call for war crime investigations and punishment. This in front of cameras, at an official event with a foreign guest in the context of a United Nations Security Council resolution.
See the question asked in the video below at 3:30. Even though the State Department spokesman knew he would be asked about John Kerry’s statement, he couldn’t confirm it.
He could only guess at what he meant and speculated that he was referring to another attack. But even that doesn’t work.
This goes on for a while. But there was no hospital attack in Rif Dimashq nor in Aleppo. Later on DoS spokesman Kirby basically admits that Kerry lied: “I can’t corroborate that.”
It also turns out that Kerry has no evidence for any war crimes and no plausible way to initiate any official international procedure about such.
This whole episode reminds me of the first Iraq operation under George H. W. Bush. It was widely reported that Iraqi soldiers had entered a Kuwaiti hospital and ripped premature babies off of life support. It was all made up.
The fact that John Kerry lies isn’t surprising, but the fact that he would do so on video at a U.N. event is. It shows that Kerry is getting desperate. What else will he resort to?