Cavalcade of conflicting info: Where in the world was John Kerry as Egypt lurched into chaos?

There is plenty of conflicting, head-scratching information regarding Secretary of State John Kerry’s whereabouts on Wednesday as Egypt descended into chaos.

CBS News had reported that Kerry was on his boat at Nantucket:

Multiple Twitter users also tweeted the same thing:

Nantucket reporter Jason Graziadei says Kerry was “definitely” there:

Graziadei  even posted Vine video purportedly of Kerry’s motorcade trying to navigate a roundabout. The video was posted to Twitter on July 3rd at about noon ET:

The roundabout is located about one mile from the Marina, according to Graziadei:

Earlier today, the National Security Council tweeted a picture of President Obama meeting with his national security team. John Kerry is not seen, though not everybody in the room is visible:

The Department of State says Kerry was not on a boat today and was in Washington DC as of  4 a.m. this morning:

From Politico:

A CBS News producer tweeted a photo of Kerry’s yacht, Isabel, on Wednesday afternoon and said a colleague saw Kerry boarding it at the Nantucket Boat Basin. She shouted “Morsi,” but got no response from the secretary of state.

But the State Department said Kerry was not aboard a boat on Wednesday and has spent the day working the phones on Egypt. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.”

So his plane touched down in Washington DC at 4 a.m. On the other hand, he was in Nantucket this morning, according to several eyewitnesses. On the other other hand, he was working all day. And he called into an important meeting at the White House rather than attend in person.

If you’re confused, you’re not the only one.

  • scott


  • Kevin Gallagher

    So, when are WE going to topple our corrupt Government? Did asking that question add me to the IRS’s audit list?

    • ARJ190

      Probably have to get some Egyptians over here to show us how……… :(

      • mapache

        DHS would never ‘allow’ a demonstration like that.

        • OLLPOH ~ America

          You got that right, just like O tell the people of Africa “We Can’t “Allow” Them To Have Cars and Air Conditioning”…
          Dictatorship is here.

        • Truth

          The DHS couldn’t stop a demonstration like that. They could attempt to but this country has enough pissed off people there is nothing DHS could do. All the people in this country are doing is waiting for someone to lead them. We have enough trained veterans and intelligent citizens to annihilate the government and the few loyalist that would remain with them. I highly doubt the military would side with the government. I can state for a fact while I was a Marine I would not have done so.

      • $35942881

        Gives new meaning to “walk like an Egyptian.”

    • bruce lancaster

      No, but that shadow that keep passing over your lawn might not be from a crow. You might want to ask google how deep your basement has to be to survive a drone strike.

      • Kevin Williams

        I Googled, “How deep does my basement have to be to survive a drone strike?” and got this: So, the answer is, “Don’t worry about it unless it’s ‘catastrophic.'” Wait, do you mean like the administration’s handling of pretty much anything involving foreign policy or domestic economic issues or constitutional issues or… uh-oh, where’s my shovel?

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        Ahhh, it very well could be a crow shaped drone or even a vulture shaped drone or even possibly a hummingbird drone…(just sayin’).

    • MattWilliamsLaw

      Mr. Gallagher, what an idiotic statement! As much as I detest many of President Obama’s policies and programs, as a retired military officer I would never want to see the United States in a position where our Armed Forces had such unchecked, sweeping authority that it could topple whichever administration it disagreed with. We have a system of governance with unique checks and balances to allow for the peaceful and orderly transition of political power, something which many fine Americans have died defending. If we have a corrupt government, then do something constructive about it! Write letters to the editor, campaign on behalf of good candidates, run for office yourself, as I did! But stop making useless and ill-informed statements that serve no purpose other than to spread ignorance.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        Mr. Gallagher, has not been able to see where there really are any checks, or balances. For instance Congress passed a piece of legislation and it was signed by a president in 1996, entitled DOMA, when this Nation managed for 220 years without such garbage legislation. As we have just witnessed DOMA created a divide in 1996 to present. Grouping up of people and labeling them, categorizing them, government handing out benefits to this set of persons versus not that set of persons. And this government has thrown all of our fate to the Courts, not to self governance.
        Mr Gallagher, has more than the prerogative to state what he feels and does Not make what he said idiotic nor an idiot.
        The original concept of America was Natural Law and the Individual Human Being being able to communicate with another Human Being. Grouping is a communist trait. As we have clearly noticed that a very large portion in America are complacent. The United States has Not lived under the Original Constitution and the Amendments for approx. 100 years. We have congresspersons that vote for what gains them notoriety and money versus Constitutional Law when voting for a piece of legislation; and I refer you back to what we previous said about DOMA. Also, this government is happy to have 33 million Americans on Govt Assistance. For example: Goldman Sachs makes 60 cents off of every EBT Card that is swiped, yet they pay off this government to do their leveraging for them and none of them have been put behind bars for the mortgage crisis, and how many years now have passed? Too many.

        • Tom Chipp

          No one from the mortgage crisis will be put in jail due to the simple fact that the perps were all elected, appointed or employed by the government. Take a look at the Community Reinvestment Act.

      • Clete Torres

        Because all that has helped SO MUCH up to this point…

      • Truth

        Spoken like a true military officer. Towing the line! Can’t all be General Mattis I guess. Was your desk comfortable?

      • Major

        Get over yourself….soon enough the illegals, misfits, socialists and anarchists will be able to control this “government”. There’s already an islamist sleeper in the WH…and don’t kid yourself that he’s not.

        We’re a nation born of Revolution…and there just might be another….another Peoples resurgence to give this country a needed reboot and to kick the asses out of the privileged liars that fake representing us.

        This is not longer a government by the people or for the people….it’s become intrenched with a “for my people” aka Eric Holder, attitude and to hell with the rest of us.

        Add the racial hate industry keeping the low information critters all stirred up while they preach more hate…and wear Armani suits and steal millions from the poor and dumb… and you have a recipe for disaster.

        From a another Officer…friend.

      • Major

        Get over yourself….soon enough the illegals, misfits, socialists and anarchists will be able to control this “government”. There’s already an islamist sleeper in the WH…and don’t kid yourself that he’s not.

        We’re a nation born of Revolution…and there just might be another….another Peoples resurgence to give this country a needed reboot and to kick the asses out of the privileged liars that fake representing us.

        This is not longer a government by the people or for the people….it’s become intrenched with a “for my people” aka Eric Holder, attitude and to hell with the rest of us.

        Add the racial hate industry keeping the low information critters all stirred up while they preach more hate…and wear Armani suits and steal millions from the poor and dumb… and you have a recipe for disaster.

        From a another Officer…friend.

    • freeinaz

      Time to quit sending the federal government tax money which they use to support corrupt regimes throughout the world. Starve the beast is the answer. Now were both on the IRS list.

    • MissJames

      LOL,after commenting on Hillary and the Benghazi cover up ,a few nights ago, I closed my Macbook and went to sleep. In the morning I opened it up,gray page followed by a file w/? graphic. Coincidence? Hmmmmm
      Haven’t been able to resolve it,yet ,so back to the Apple store.

      I don’t really believe it’s related,but who could blame someone for wondering? And why would we believe anything anyone in the Administration says in a press release,under oath or with a pinky swear?

  • abudoggie

    Sure! Working all day on Egypt while on his yacht! Doesn’t everyone?

    • Catchance

      Monsieur Le Ketchup would never lie.

    • Robert Bennett

      Just the hated 1 percent.

  • BigSky1970

    Would be helpful if reporters didn’t snap photos with their iPhone’s, which ironically don’t have telephoto lenses.

  • Peace Revo Lution
    • OLLPOH ~ America

      such an uncanny resemblance, huh. Thks for the chuckle.

  • Shawn Miller

    What a pile of…

  • docmacs

    Is that Holder in the picture? He is a member of the national security team???

    • adam

      Obama probably got his whole staff together one day and they took turns changing seats and making random poses acting like they were interested in what he was saying while they took 30 different photos and they just cycle through those when the need arises

      • tops116

        Ya just know one naive staffer was there, asking, “Shouldn’t we be getting to work?” Then he got yelled at and told to just work the player for the game of musical chairs.

        • Neill Augustine

          … And do double duty pulling the newest ‘extra’ chair back to the wall, before scampering back to the player.

        • ObamaFail

          It was considered by many to be the most expensive game of musical chairs in history. Costing a whopping $500 million in tax payer dollars.

    • Josh Corrington

      Well yeah, he’s checking on his weapons he sent there.

    • TJ

      They want to fight a security threat like a criminal investigation so it makes sense.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        CLARIFICATION:So they can “Drag their feet” and make it look like they’re “doing something”… Which they’re NOT! Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Kevin Williams

      He’s required to be there in order to announce publicly that he has dutifully performed a “doo process” which isn’t guaranteed to be a judicial process. (His words, not mine), I quote, “The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.” For those words he should be immediately detained without a warrant and/or sentenced to death without a trial since a trial is a judicial process, not a “doo process.”

    • mapache

      Yes. The AG is part of national security team. FBI, DEA and Fed Att come under AG and would be important in any domestic or international terrorism in the USA.

      • rennyangel2

        Holder is there to make sure he can’t remember anything that occurred.

        • mapache

          I intentionally said AG and not Holder…Holder is a travesty. I would not be surprised if that was a photo shot before.

          • rennyangel2

            I was joking, but true–Holder is the worst.

      • Stuart Hall

        so the AG, FBI, DEA, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, ABC are all part of the NST

      • docmacs

        Thanks for clearing that up….now I am even more afraid for our country.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      We sure wonder where picture(s) were of all of them on 9/11/2012, have you by any chance run across any of them in Reference to Benghazi?

  • fanofamerica

    I’m guessing there would be a record of his plane touching down in DC that his office would be happy to make available…?

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Pleeeeease let us all know when you get “the record” from the State Department, POTUS’s Security Detail will you, because we still haven’t found or seen the pictures of POTUS and Company reference: Benghazi…oh wait, they will be forming a committee for Lurch’s whereabouts. Dang the thought of another 10 months will have to pass…wait, wait, wait, wait….another Dang…Cricket Noise is so deafening isn’t it! /Sarcasm turned off, Now!

  • KansasGirl

    Photo op, nothing more.
    These people are evil.

    • beebop1952

      That picture could be TIME STAMPED and I wouldn’t believe that those people were sitting in a room talking about EGYPT — even if you paid me to like them on Face Book!

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        personally, I think they’re working out their lunch order from McDonald’s

  • Waldo

    Here are 15 anti-Obama protest signs from Egypt

  • nc

    “…as Egypt lurched into chaos”

    Ha Ha Twitchy, I saw what you did there.

    • jgeorgia2000

      Definitely, lmao

    • wwbdinct

      Heh heh. I only just got that after your post. Very clever of good ole Twitchy!

    • $30423294

      Hmm, I sort of get it, maybe the word “careened” into chaos would have been just as good.

      Not sure what nuance is added by lurch except…

      Oh wait, ohhhh you slippery twitchy eds!

  • IceColdTroll

    On the one hand, why SHOULD this be our business?

    • Greg Jadwin

      Because he LIED to the people and in doing so is accusing all these reporters of lying. AND with the chaos in Egypt he shouldn’t be out screwing around in a boat! I for one am getting SICK of all the LIES that comes from this administration!

    • tops116

      Yeah, why should it be our business what the head of a department does when crisis that falls into his sphere of influence erupts? You might even say “What difference does it make?”

      Besides, it’s not like Kerry is apart of the most transparent administration ever. Hey wait, he really isn’t.

      • Neill Augustine

        You should mind your spelling, you’ve said that it’s not like he’s ‘apart’ of the admin, (that is to say, removed from it). In truth, he is titularly, ‘a part’ of it, but is in spirit ‘apart ‘of it by virtue of his supreme disinterest, as displayed here today.

        • Clete Torres

          I read tops post as he is not apart from, as in an honest, truthful outlier.
          Nuance. It’s everything.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        Surely you jest when you put out overtones of Benhazi, and that Lurch was going to not let it get away from him to get to the truth for We The People, now. Shame…bad you…bad us. :)

    • Yeah I Said It

      Because he works for us, not the other way around.

    • SturJen

      Tell ya what, troll, next time you’re screwing off at work and the boss comes in and tells you to get back to work, ask him that same question: Why SHOULD it be his business what you’re doing?
      And while you’re cleaning out your personal areas, sticking your stuff in a cardboard box and being escorted to the nearest exit…maybe, just MAYBE the answer will come to you.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        We be shaking our heads (directionally right to left) and laughing with doubt, and the clueless word just pops up…LOL

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      are you being funny or annoying?

    • Maggie Nostic

      Ever heard of the Camp David Accord? That is one BIG reason that this matters.

  • ceemack

    Did anyone expect a plugged-in, hands-on, super-competent cabinet secretary in the Obama administration–in any portfolio? Seriously?

  • TJ

    Was that the boat that was docked in Rhode Island to not have to pay taxes in Massachusetts. Someone was just moving it so that it could be closer to the Nantucket beach house so that they did not have to drive to it.

    • Jim Denney

      I swiped this from “old_walruss” …

      My senator sails from Nantucket.
      In a $7.5 million bucket.
      On taxes he saves,
      Riding over the waves,
      ‘Cuz he anchors it south of Pawtucket!

    • rennyangel2

      Yes. He didn’t want to pay MA sales tax. Sound familiar for a Dem.?

  • alostjunkie

    where, oh where, is that photo of WH during night of Benghazi attack?

  • George Stephens

    We’re not allowed to know where O was during Benghazi. None of our business where Kerry (Lurch) was during Morsy ouster. None of our business how wide gov’t snooping is. Lerner takes the Fifth. Hillary, “What difference, at this point, does it make!” This is one helluva transparent gov’t.

  • jgeorgia2000

    It wasn’t even a 3am call and he missed it. Where oh where is #waldokerry

  • tops116

    He was with Teresa celebrating the delay of Obamacare’s business mandate.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      It was probably Secretary’s day…and he didn’t want to be seen wearing that flowery frock….

  • Franklin Crittenden

    The Great Obama has everything under control! Pay no attention to that slick talking Community Organizer. behind the curtain…

    • ObamaFail

      Does that mean if we throw water on Pelosi, she’ll melt?

      • Franklin Crittenden

        Good one Gary!

  • Renie Laster Keen Roseberry

    john kerry is a lying weasel! the White House is FULL of Them!!!

    • Jeremy

      damn right.The WH will have to be fumigated after Obama&his worthless wife leave.

  • OldmanRick

    Where was Scary Kerry? That’s a question the world has been asking for years. And the answer is ……………….. crickets chirping.

  • Cheryl Casey Ross

    Just can’t tell the truth. Seems to run in the BHO administration. Kerry was in Nantucket, why lie about it, easier than fessing up he was enjoying a day away from the office. While the boss is away he skipped town. Easy enough to know he is lying trail his cell phone location. NSA will know, call them.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I believe them, Kerry was not on a “BOAT” while egypt coup going on. He was on a “YACHT” which is larger & much nicer then your common bass boat. & Obama was probably on a golf course somewhere sucking at golf, or perhaps he was doing some of his favorite Horizontal skeet shooting, or even maybe sucking at basketball.

  • christopher swift

    He was probably getting ready to sail away from obozo’s feckless police on morsi but had attack of conscience, or the dessicated thing in his head that passes for it. (Fear of consequences, loss of position.)

  • K Peterson

    “I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.” President Obama

    Did Obama really say this?

  • Damon Henrichs

    He was for being on the boat before he was against it. BTW, wonder how SWIFT that little boat of his is anyway?

  • louisiana_mom

    Where’s the pictures of Obama during Benghazi, when 4 Americans died?

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      You go girl!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    That’s our John (Fornicating foul-mouth) Kerry #Rush Limbaugh, When “The fit hits the shan” #TobyKeith, he’s in BOTH sailing in Nantucket, and in Washed-Up-Town, calling in to a meeting HE SHOULD BE AT!! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • jwmiller

    Even if Kerry was sitting in Morsi’s lap he would have been useless.

  • rennyangel2

    Kerry should stay on his yacht (he tried to avoid sales taxes on) forever, and the world would proceed quite well without his sorry *ss.

  • stan25

    That plane was as empty as Zero’s suit and chair.

  • RightThinking1

    The State Department lurches on…, or sideways…, or something.

    • beebop1952

      Or is led by Lurch ….

  • Mickey O’Brien

    Secretary of State is not an honor bestowed for years of service. It is a demanding job that can make you a slave to the whims of the world. No one begrudges him spending time on his yacht. But not during a crisis.You have to know that before you take the job, and if you aren’t willing to sacrifice your own time and recreation for the interests of the USA, then don’t take the job. Frankly, this would not be as much of a story if the Regime had owned up to Kerry being in Nantucket and patched in by secure phone. The obvious and poorly thought out cover-ups are not a strength of the State Department.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Is it bad that I would rather the SoS be on his boat than meddling in foreign affairs?

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Nah, you know he doesn’t meddle, just like when Obama said he couldn’t meddle with the Iranian people in the streets…U Not bad:)

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Look folks, we all will have >The Real News< when we hear that Ketchup's Yacht "Isabel" won-the-race and beat Sen. Joe Manchin's Party Yacht "The Black Tie" for Senator's, you know the one where they booze and smooze before going to the floor and vote for Big Govt Legislation.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Real news would be that our wonderful government officials were making decisions based on reality, honesty, integrity, virtues instead of posturing for the next photo-op and/or vote.

    Come on folks, we all need to be screaming at the tops of our lungs at not just each other here on these blogs – call your senator, your representative, DEMAND that they do their job. If necessary, take a lesson from what we just saw in Egypt and protest. Protest from your adult self, not your wounded self.

    Please remember, we are all Americans. Happy birthday America!
    Are we Dependent or Independent?
    Are we born Independent to Live Free or Die?
    A General and Our First President showed us the road to destroy Tyranny…will you follow or lead the way to our destiny?

  • arttie

    Anyone think that he has renamed his sail boat “Egypt” for the day?. Then he was working on Egypt. Nothing to see here, move along. /sarc intended

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      yup, next name is….surely not Benghazi.

      • arttie

        He just needs to affix a changeable reader board to the stern.

        • OLLPOH ~ America

          For sure, funny yet it surely lengthy and oh so very sad. If he has the ability to comprehend what he reads.

  • Bryan

    In my experience, when someone spends a lot of time telling you how hard they’re working and taking pictures as evidence, then they probably aren’t working at all. People studiously performing their job duties is frequently self-evident.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    So, since he has been sailing on Secretary’s Day, what does he plan to do about the clean up for Obama ref: see below…

  • gracepmc

    Photo of Obama being advised about the details of the 4th of July, Independence Day, and its role in American history. Also review of events cancelled due to sequester. National security required for illegal fireworks.

  • Maggie Nostic

    Yeah, right, he was working. The State Dept. is SO trustworthy. Earlier in the day yesterday Middle-Eastern newspapers were reporting that Obama was encouraging Morsi to step down, and threatening to halt all funding in the case of a real military coup, playing both sides. The State Dept. vehemently denied both things. Turns out both were true. We have lost control.

  • Exgunman

    I would take the word of people who have nothing to gain or anything to lose over the word of the administration – massive record of lying-, who has alot to lose if Lurch was not on the job. Of course Lurch being the traitorous liar/ dilettante that he is, it is hard to ascertain whether the country is better off with him sailling or on the job at State Dept…………

    • Marjorie

      Well…I just wonder when he will falsely accuse our wonderful Middle East Troops of atrocities…God knows the damage he did to our esteemed Vietnam Veterans.

  • floridavet

    If the State Department denies that Kerry was on his yacht, then surely Kerry was on his yacht. The same one he tries to keep docked out of state to avoid higher taxes in his home state.

  • Lynn R

    Where was he? Same place Obama was during Benghazi.

    • neoface

      During Benghazi Obama was probably with Reggie Love.

  • neoface

    Maybe with someone like Alexandra Polier.

  • FlatFoot

    Truth takes a backseat when Mama Lurch visits her precious snowflake...

                                                   ** click **

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Well, it’s not Christmas, so he wasn’t in Cambodia….has anyone checked to see if he was in Vietnam?

  • Mike

    Moses led his people out of Egypt. John Kerry is leading his people into finding it on a map.

  • Steve_J

    In Rhode Island trying to figure out how to screw Ma. out of antoher $500,000.00 in taxes?

  • arttie

    Thurston was on a 2 hour cruise.

    • dabbobean

      Or was it a 3 hour tour?

      • arttie


  • ToyZebra

    Maybe it is better for him to be out on his yacht. He’ll do less damage that way.

  • Guest

    Americans bewildered by the nonchalance of Kerry as Egypt burns,
    will need to wait for Comrade Carney to “clarify”
    with his usual “whom do you believe…me, or your lyin’ eyes”

  • dabbobean

    Of course Kerry thought he could get away with this lie…….$7 million dollar yachts, and 20 vehicle motorcades are so inconspicuous.

  • SophieRo3

    Compare & contrast…

  • Hermeticius

    Commodore Kerry reporting for duty aboard the USS Situation Yacht.

  • ObamaFail

    I know what the response from Kerry will be when confronted by the fact he was spotted in Nantucket. He’ll yell, “what difference does it make?!” and the liberals will swoon, and start crying “Kerry 2016” while clubbing the remains of a Gosnell victim. Which is what they are currently doing, except yelling “Hillary 2016” while doing that other stuff.

  • DockyWocky

    That’s strange. I could have sworn that Kerry had an American flag on his boat.

  • RedSoloCup

    Did he wreck the harbor like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack? All I can think of when hearing about this is that scene alone…

    “My dinghy’s bigger than your whole boat!”