Figures. TALIBAN SLAUGHTER 22 the Same Day Josh Earnest Claims They Aren’t Terrorists
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.
At least 22 people were killed in Afghanistan in three separate attacks, local sources said Thursday. A police officer and three civilians were killed when a bomb exploded in Mihtarlam City in the eastern Laghman province. Earlier, a young girl was killed and several people were injured in a dawn explosion in Jalalabad City, also in eastern Afghanistan. Police said the bomb went off near the local public works office and a school, killing the girl as she was making her way to classes. On Wednesday night, 11 pro-government militias were killed and at least six more were injured in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the eastern central province of Ghanzi.
Yes, and for the record… These attacks were in Afghanistan, not Pakistan, Spokesman Earnest.