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The talking clowns of the U.S. State Department

Posted by Alex Krainer on August 1, 2014

It is almost embarrassing to watch the U.S. State Department’s hapeless spokeswomen Jen Psaki and Marie Harf conduct their press conferences. Two days ago, during the night of the 30th and 31st July, Israeli forces bombed a UN school in Gaza killing at least 15 and wounding over 200 Palestinian civilians who sought refuge there. Marie Harf was grilled about this incident but declined to issue her department’s unequivocal condemnation of the attack. You see, there were “conflicting reports,” they are working hard to collect all the evidence, it is still not clear what happened, etc, etc…

Foreign policy is delicate business, so I suppose it is reasonable to withhold any strong condemnation until all the evidence is available. However, barely two weeks earlier, when Malaysian flight MH17 dropped out of the skies over eastern Ukraine, the same Marie Harf didn’t need no stinkin’ evidence to accuse Russia and president Vladimir Putin for the tragedy.  A YouTube clip prepared the day before the incident by Ukrainian intelligence and a photo tweeted by the U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Pyatt was more than enough. The rest, according to Harf was “common sense”: the Russians dunit, trust us, y’all know how bad Putin is, say no more…

Marie Harf grilled over Gaza (37 minutes):

Marie Harf on the crash of Malaysia Airlines over eastern Ukraine (7 minutes):

The only way this could be more comical would be if Marie Harf, Jen Psaki, or their boss, John Kerry came out in front of journalists dressed in clown’s costumes. Either they don’t value their own credibility, or they really think that people’s IQ averages around 40.


One Response to “The talking clowns of the U.S. State Department”

  1. alemis9 said

    I shouldnt complain about the talking clowns of the state dept Alex, most clowns dont bother to talk, youre getting a good deal!

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