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John Kerry: ‘We Are In The Least Violent Period In Our History’

Tuesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry said, à la Barack Obama, that despite the rapid spread of terrorist organizations from ISIS to al Qaeda, “We are actually living in the least loss of life, violent  period in our history.”

“This is a challenge and it’s a legitimate threat,” Kerry said about the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism efforts. “Indeed there are risks at certain places at certain times. But no one should doubt, that not withstanding that, we are actually living in the least loss of life, violent period  in our history. There is an anomaly here. I think what people need to do is be vigilant but never scared.”

Kerry’s comments come just as an on-line “call to action” by terror group al Shabab has put U.S. intelligence and security agencies on high alert.

“But behind the scenes,” NBC News reports, “authorities are taking the threat seriously, because previous calls to action have been heeded by violent ‘lone wolves.'”

A point that even Kerry couldn’t deny.

Government agencies sharing information, increased police training, and cross-agency cooperation are all improving but that “doesn’t mean a lone wolf can’t come along and do something,” Kerry added.

Despite the fact that there are credible arguments made–most notedly by Harvard’s Steven Pinker–that our current time is the most peaceful in history, we are living in a nuclear age.

Iran, which is doing everything it can to obtain an atomic bomb, is at the tip of a highly-radicallized murderous Islamic spear that Obama is hellbent on downplaying.

This may all be reconciled by a massive mushroom cloud over Jerusalem or a bonafide miracle awaking from Obama to the realities of the evil we face. The former is, sadly, much more likely than the latter.

So it’s no surprise then that nearly 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of ISIS and foreign policy.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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