CRANKY CLINTON GAVE A SPEECH IN FERGUSON AND NOTED ALL LIVES MATTER WHICH REALLY PISSED OF RENITA LAMKIN, WHO SCREECHED, "MY CHILDREN MATTER! AND I NEED TO HEAR MY PRESIDENT SAY THAT THE LIVES OF MY CHILDREN MATTER! THAT MY LITTLE BLACK CHILDREN MATTER!"
MY LITTLE BLACK CHILDREN?
WHAT PARENT SAYS THAT ABOUT --
OH, RENITA'S A CRACKER.
SHE TOOK SOME BLACK COCK UP HER HOO-HOO AND SHE THINKS THAT MAKES HER AN EXPERT ON RACE AND AN HONORARY BLACK.
Let's start with today's US State Dept press briefing moderated by spokesperson John Kirby.
QUESTION: Can we go to the war against ISIS?
MR KIRBY: Sure.
QUESTION: Today the advisor to the supreme leader in Tehran, Ali Akbar Velayati, after meeting with the Syrian interior minister, said that there’s going to be meetings in Baghdad between Iraq, Iran, and Syria to consolidate efforts against ISIS. Would you object to including the Syrian Government in this process?
MR KIRBY: I think I would put this in the same area that we talked about when we talked about Prime Minister Abadi traveling to Tehran. It is understandable. And it’s not the first time, by the way, that Iraqi leaders have met – excuse me – with Assad regime leaders. But it – we understand. This is a sovereign country; we have to keep reminding ourselves, I find, to remind everybody that Iraq is sovereign. Prime Minister Abadi is the prime minister of a sovereign nation and we should expect that he’s going to have discussions and meetings and outreach with neighbors in the Middle East, particularly immediate neighbors. And so that’s the rubric under which we understand this meeting is occurring.
QUESTION: So you don’t object, let’s say, to cooperation between Syria, Iraq, and Tehran in fighting the same enemy that you are fighting?
MR KIRBY: We have – our position hasn’t changed. The Assad regime has lost legitimacy, has to go. And I think it’s important to remember in the context of this or any other meeting that it’s largely because of Assad that ISIL has been able to flourish and grow and operate and sustain itself inside Syria. And so I think it’s important to remember that. Nothing’s changed about our view on that. But we also understand that Prime Minister Abadi has obligations – security obligations – that he himself and the Iraqi people hold to be important. And if he’s having meetings with neighboring nations, the leaders of neighboring nations, in concert with that, well, that’s certainly his prerogative.
QUESTION: But, may I? If you’re saying that Assad is the source of all this terrorism, then I mean – or the main cause or continues to be a source of this terrorism, I mean, how are you really going to go after ISIS without a strategy to get rid of Assad?
MR KIRBY: Well, I didn’t say that Assad is the main reason why ISIL exists.
QUESTION: Well, this Administration has basically put it at his feet that ISIS was able to flourish and you just said that --
MR KIRBY: I did. Yes.
QUESTION: -- ISIS was able to flourish because of --
MR KIRBY: Absolutely. It’s been able to – one of the reasons it has been able to flourish inside Syria is that the Assad regime has lost all legitimacy. They are – they are not – they’ve – large swaths of ungoverned space inside Syria that ISIL has been able to take advantage of and to exploit.
The mission against ISIL – the coalition mission is against ISIL. Separate and distinct from that, nothing has changed about our longstanding belief that the Assad regime’s lost legitimacy and needs to go. We’ve also said repeatedly and consistently that there’s not going to be a military solution to that issue, that what needs to happen is a negotiated political settlement.
QUESTION: Is there any movement on that?
MR KIRBY: Well, it’s – we talked about this the other day, Elise. We continue to work at this. This is a tough problem in a very complicated area. Everybody understands that. But that’s what really needs to happen here. It’s not going to be solved militarily.
First on the above:
Second, Elise is Elise Labott of CNN.
And the thing to note about the above?
Even when specifically asked about political efforts ("any movement on that?"), the administration can't answer.
June 19, 2014 found US President Barack Obama insisting that there was no military answer for Iraq, that the only answer to the crises in Iraq was a political solution.
Over a year later, they still can't point to any real progress on that front.
Nor have they devoted significant time or effort towards helping Iraq reach a political solution.
That's the State Dept's Brett McGurk and he Tweets that nonsense near daily.
He just never Tweets about efforts towards a political solution.
Because there are none.
The State Dept drops no 'diplomatic bombs' on Iraq.
Today, the host of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes notes:
And it will take even longer because there are no efforts at real diplomacy and real assistance on the part of the US government.
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