Tuesday, December 29, 2015

U.S. State Department Names "Bringing Peace" To Syria As One Of Its 2015 Accomplishments

U.S. State Department Spokesman John Kirby. C-Span

The Hill: State Department defends naming 'bringing peace' to Syria as 2015 win

The State Department is defending naming "bringing peace" to Syria as one of its 2015 accomplishments.

The claim was made in a Dec. 24 blog post written by John Kirby, the assistant secretary of State for the bureau of public affairs.

Deputy spokesman Mark Toner on Monday called it a "truthful claim."

"Now look, the operative word there is bringing, not brought, so we're bringing peace and security to Syria," he told reporters, adding that it's a "mistaken impression" to think that Kirby is implying that the country's multi-pronged conflict has been resolved.

Kirby, in the blog post, noted that while the Syrian conflict "has continued to unfold in tragic ways," the United States has given humanitarian aid and pushed for a political transition.

Update #1: State Dept. counts 'bringing peace' to Syria as a 2015 win (Politico)
Update #2: State Department Says It Brought Peace and Security to Syria in 2015; Pretty Pumped for 2016 (Slate)
Update #3: Wait, What? State Department Says U.S. Brought ‘Peace, Security’ to Syria in 2015 (The Cable/Foreign Policy)

WNU Editor: The U.S. State Department's comments on Syria are from here .... The Year-in-Review: Pivotal Foreign Policy Moments of 2015 (US State Department). What's my take .... WTF?!?!?!


Unknown said...

Wow I got a good laugh out of that statement. I think they're actually starting to believe their own bullshit.

Jay Farquharson said...

MoA, Col. Pat Lang, Pillar, Benalux, et al, all the "ususal suspects" outside the MSM, have been documenting how the "Borg", the Washington Consensus, have long come to believe their own BS, since the mid '90's,

Anonymous said...

I remember having some respect for Kirby at one time but he seems to have lost his mind over the past year-and-a-half or so.

Anonymous said...

The Memory Hole beckons.

Unknown said...

I just was reading an issue of Civil War Times. Sheridan wanted to observe the Franco-Prussian War. The French Demurred. The state department said Sheridan should not observe the war form the Prussian camp.

It seems to me that the State Department has had idiots for 160 years of more.

There were European military observers with Lee at Gettysburg. Merely observing does not mean taking sides. It means gathering intel for your country on the latest military tactics, equipment and strategy.

Good Grief! They were stupid in 1870 and they still are. Foggy Bottom is an epithet for good reason.