WOW! Obama State Dept. Won’t Label Taliban Attack that Killed 3 US Contractors as Terrorism (Video)
On Wednesday White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz argued that the Taliban is not a terrorist group, but instead an “armed insurgency.”
On Thursday White House Spokesman Josh Earnest doubled-down on the idiocy.
Earnest told reporters:
“They have a different classification. They have a classification that does allow us to place financial concessions against them that have succeeded in limiting their capability. They’ve been effective. And that is different than an organization like Al-Qaeda that has much broader global aspiration to carry out acts of violence and acts of terror.”
What complete nonsense.
Also on Thursday three US contractors were shot to death at the Kabul Airport in an apparent insider attack.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
BREAKING NEWS: Taliban claims responsibility on killing of 3 U.S contractors at Kabul airport on Thursday -BBC
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But today the Obama administration would not label the Taliban attack as terrorism.
State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters:
“I’m not going to put new labels on the situation today.”
You just can’t make this up.