John Kerry: Poverty ‘in many cases’ the root cause of terrorism


While reading the words of John Kerry ask yourself how Osama Bin Laden could have pulled off 9/11 if he’d have been poor:

We talked about the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global basis. The United States of America is deeply involved in efforts in Africa and in other parts of the world – in Asia, South Central Asia – to address this poverty, as is the Catholic Church. And so we have a huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.

So, the problem isn’t fanaticism, but rather that people get into the business of mass slaughter because there aren’t enough Teresa Heinz’s for these assholes to marry?

At least Kerry’s protected by his own logic. If you were to ask him why he doesn’t give away his wife’s money to help end “economic disenfranchisement” he could argue that by doing so he’d put himself at risk of turning to terrorism to make ends meet.

Author: Doug Powers

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