If you didn’t hear Allan Loudell today, you missed one of the best broadcasts I have heard since those early days of CNN leading up to the First Gulf War.

You know how today’s news is kinda sickening and syrupy?  Promoting an agenda, with t’s crossed and i’s dotted?  Well this broadcast went back to the old days of journalism, as when CNN was starting out, … of putting people familiar with the MId-East on, and letting them tell us what they knew….

It was amazing and one came away from is with a wider knowledge of who is pushing what, even though why still, at this point makes no sense….

As a lesson that “what makes sense” usually turns out wrong, is this potential solution that seems to be a win, win, win for all.

Only in America…

Actually Britain, but it was still an American, our own Secretary of State, John Kerry.   When asked by a reporter in London, what, if any, alternative there was other than war that could possibly solve this,  Kerry flubbed and said.… Well, if Assad were to turn over all his chemical weapons to the international community and let them be destroyed, US would find it hard to go to war….

Putin quickly responded… That is a great idea… Let me call Assad…   In minutes, Assad said… “why yes.  What a great idea.”

The White House was quick to back track…

“Uhhh, Kerry wasn’t serious… We still want to go to war (reason still unknown),  and Kerry was just making a hypothetical argument knowing full well that the impossible could never occur, that Assad would give up his Chemical Weapons…”

(Mental note:  the White House really wants war.)

Meanwhile all those familiar with the problems begin working through the implications.  It is a win for Assad.  It is a win for Russia. It is a win for Iran, Hesbollah, Israel, Jordan.  It is a win for America and the west.  it is a win for the rebels in Syria.  We’ve gone full circle…

So, John Kerry’s big FU’… may have just unintentionally saved the world from a war no one except those in the White House, ever wanted…

Only in America… (well technically Britain)

What a great excuse for a cup of tea…  and a biscuit or even better, two.

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