BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE
CRANKY CLINTON'S STEPPED IN IT YET AGAIN.
AFTER WEAVING A COLORFUL TALE REGARDING HER E-MAILS AND INSISTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE JUST HAD TO TRUST HER, TURNS OUT SHE WAS BEING DISHONEST AND LYING YET AGAIN.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, HILLARY SNAPPED AT THESE REPORTERS, "LOOK, NO ONE EXPECTS ME TO BE HONEST AT FIRST! EVERY ONE KNOWS I AM GOING TO LIE. THAT'S WHAT I DO. THAT'S WHO I AM. AND THAT'S WHY AMERICA SHOULD VOTE FOR ME."
AT THAT POINT, HILLARY EMITTED A SCREAM AND BIT THE HEAD OFF A SMALL CHILD BEFORE SCURRYING OFF UNDER A ROCK.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
On the Thursday broadcast of ABC World News with David Muir, Iraq was covered:
David Muir: Now to new fall out after our ABC investigation last night. It involves the fight against ISIS known for those awful videos, lining up their victims on the beach. And now a new concern. Are some of the Iraqi forces -- trained and paid for by US taxpayers -- using techniques that are just as brutal? Well the State Dept tonight responding to our report and ABC's chief investigative reporter Brian Ross back on the job tonight.
Brian Ross: The State Dept called these scenes today serious and distuuing. Brutal images of what appear to be Iraqi forces and militias carrying out, celebrating, torture and beheadings. In this torture scene, two US weapons against the wall. This video shows two civilians, pleading for their lives, about to be shot dead. A man with an American supplied weapon walks by, a gunman with what appears to be the insignia of Iraqi Special Forces caught on tape.
US State Dept spokesperson Jen Psaki: Their behavior must be above reproach or they risk being painted with the same brush as ISIL fighters.
Brian Ross: The Pentagon says it has already cut off money to some Iraqi units because of gross human rights violations. But Senator Patrick Leahy says the ABC News report shows the government should cut off money to more Iraqi units.
Senator Patrick Leahy: When you look at at the videos and look at the uniforms being worn, do we really want to say the US condones that?
Brian Ross: US officials tonight tell ABC News that America's top military leader Gen Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has repeatedly warned Iraqi leaders about the conduct of the Iraqi military and the militias that fight with them -- especially because the US is sending $1.5 billion to the Iraqi army and almost 3,000 American troops to help train them.
At the link, you'll find not only the video report, but also a text article and a photo essay. James Gordon Meek, Brian Ross, Rym Momtaz and Alex Hosenball did the previous ABC News report on this topic.
The Jen Psaki moment in the transcript above is from today's State Dept press briefing.
Jen is shown looking down at her notebook and reading a pre-written statement.
She's ridiculous and shameful. Let's move to that moment at today's briefing:
QUESTION: There’s some really disturbing images coming out of Iraq, which appear to show uniformed Iraqi soldiers committing atrocities – beheadings, torture. Are you – I mean, Iraq has said they’re investigating. Do you have confidence in their investigation, their ability to investigate this alone? Will you, the State Department, do any investigating? That’s the first question.
MS. PSAKI: Sure. Well, these are clearly disturbing and serious allegations, ones that we’ve, unfortunately, spoken about many times before, including from this podium, because we’ve been – there have been a range of reports out there for some time about these types of abuses. So we’re, of course, deeply concerned by the reports. The Iraqi Government, as you mentioned, has indicated that it will investigate to determine the facts behind these claims. We urge it to conduct a transparent, thorough, and timely investigation.
I would also note that Prime Minister Abadi, I think including in his inaugural remarks, spoke about this, has stated that he – not about this specifically, but about efforts to kind of address unregulated militias, which is part of the problem – has stated that he has a zero-tolerance policy of human rights abuses by any security element. U.S. officials from Washington and Baghdad continue to raise our concerns with senior Government of Iraq officials, and we have been doing that for some time.
This behavior is clearly – their behavior must be above reproach or they risk being painted with the same brush as ISIL fighters. And certainly that’s a message that we are making clear. But they’ve indicated they’re investigating. There’s no plans for the United States Government to investigate, no.
QUESTION: Okay. But do they not also risk, then, the U.S. sort of cutting off funding and pulling out of the coalition and sort of stopping their involvement?
MS. PSAKI: Well, we have withheld assistance from certain Iraqi units on the basis of credible information in the past. There’s an entire process of review that happens. And certainly if new information surfaced that warranted that – the Leahy law being put into effect, we would do the same thing.
QUESTION: Right. So unlikely that you would – as a result of these types of crimes, if proven true – I mean, there’s images supporting them at this point. But if proven true, it’s unlikely that you would do some sort of broad pullout of Iraq as a result, just stopping financing to certain brigades?
MS. PSAKI: Well, there are laws in place, that have been in place for time, that we have applied to some Iraqi units. And certainly we would continue to apply those if applicable. Obviously we look at any information that was available, including reports and media reports as well. But I’m not going to prejudge what that would mean in the future.
That's not the law and the State Dept looks like a pack of idiot War Criminals right now.
The US government is not allowed to pick and choose -- per the law -- which parts of a military they give assistance to. The law is that when incidents like the above take place, the US government has to cut off all military assistance.
That's the law.
I thought Jen was leaving. I thought she was taking her lying to the White House?
After today, she can't leave soon enough.
There is spin and there is whoring.
We've been rather kind to Jen here. Marie Harf, not so much. But Jen's largely gotten a pass because she's usually been professional not whorish.
When she stands in front of the press and lies through her teeth about the law -- to cover for War Crimes -- she's nothing but a cheap whore.
She has no shame and she clearly has no ethics.
The Leahy Amendment does not say: If the government the US is sending military aid to has human rights abuses (War Crimes), the US government must ensure that the 'good' elements of the military receive money and weapons.
The law says when these human rights abuses take place, the aid is to be immediately cut.
The State Dept is a disgrace today.
John Kerry's confused himself with Secretary of Defense throughout his tenure as Secretary of State.
It is shameful.
And it should be criminal for a spokesperson to lie about what the law says.
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