Last week, a major story broke involving John Kerry and leaked communications from Iran’s Javad Zarif. In the tapes, we were given a picture of how much the killing of General Qasem Soleimani crippled Iran’s terror operations.
But it was the mention of Israeli strikes in Syria that really perked ears up. According to Zarif, Kerry had tipped him off about 200 attacks that had been carried out by the Israelis.
While the Biden administration tried to play the news off as Kerry sharing public knowledge that Zarif already knew, Kerry himself denied the claim that he had shared the information in question at all (see John Kerry Just Backed the Biden Administration Into a Corner Over His Reported Collusion With Iran).
I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened – either when I was Secretary of State or since. https://t.co/BTOdFE1khW
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) April 26, 2021
But new evidence is calling that into question. While The New York Times chose (almost certainly out of bias) to not fully translate and share that section of tape, the Free Beacon did. What they found was in direct contradiction to the Biden administration and Kerry’s denials.
JUST IN: Iranian FM Zarif says he DID NOT Know About Israel's Covert Military Operations Until Kerry Told Him — New revelations from leaked audio contradict State Dept's defense of Kerry https://t.co/dvsLPB3XIL
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) April 30, 2021
“Kerry told me that Israel had launched 200 airstrikes against you [Iran],” said Zarif. “You didn’t know?” asked his interviewer. “No, no,” he replied.
These new details contradict top State Department officials, who have repeatedly said the information was already in the public domain and not classified.
Of note is that it does not matter if someone was leaked to the press prior. That does not give a government official the right to leak classified information, much less to a foreign adversary. Zarif says on the tape that he did not know of the attacks prior, yet Kerry shared that information with him anyway. Whether there had been other reports out in the ether of the attacks is irrelevant in that situation. It certainly appears that Kerry leaked classified intelligence in yet another show of subservience to the Iranians.
The real question continues to be why. What is Kerry’s obsession with the Iranians? During the Trump years, Kerry also colluded with them to undermine Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Something is really wrong with that picture, and the fact that Kerry is back in government is a sad testament to our system of justice which goes after Michael Flynn for supposed Logan Act violations, yet ignores Kerry’s numerous, probable breakings of the law.
This should all be a blockbuster revelation, but the major media won’t pick it up because it would hurt the Biden administration. If this were a Republican, it would be the scandal of the decade, and that’s not hyperbole. Think about how many years of gnashing of teeth occurred over supposed collusion with Russia that didn’t even happen, yet audio proof that Kerry colluded with the Iranians isn’t enough to elicit a shoulder shrug. Our government is truly corrupt.