State Department: Throwing Molotov cocktails at passing cars doesn't make you a terrorist
from State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki's Monday press briefing.
QUESTION: In the case of the Palestinian American teenager who
was killed on Friday, are you – do you know the circumstances under
which he was shot?
MS. PSAKI: I don’t have any more details.
QUESTION: There are – okay. The reason I ask is because there
are reports out there that he was throwing Molotov cocktails at cars on a
highway. And I’m wondering, if that is the case, would you have still
been so speedy in putting out a statement and offering your condolences
to the family? The argument that is being made by some in Israel is that
this kid was essentially a terrorist. And you don’t agree with that, I
assume, but I don’t know, so that’s why I’m asking.
MS. PSAKI: Correct, we don’t. I don’t have any more details on the circumstances now.
QUESTION: So you – does that – that would apply even if he was throwing Molotov cocktails?
MS. PSAKI: I’m not going to speculate. I don’t have details to share.
QUESTION: All right. The other thing --
QUESTION: Back to the baby – back to the --
QUESTION: Well, I’ve got – I’ve got to get one more on this
and then I’m done. There is a photograph of this teenager’s – this
teenager being buried today, and he’s wearing a Hamas headband. It was
put on him, obviously. Is that of concern at all to you guys?
MS. PSAKI: I just don’t have any more on this particular case.
So according to Psaki, standing at the exit from the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and throwing Molotov cocktails at passing cars is AOK and does not warrant police using deadly force to put a stop to it? Just askin'... Wait, there's more:
QUESTION: To go back to Matt’s question about – were you aware
when you put out the statement on Friday night that there were
allegations that the Palestinian American teenager had been throwing –
our story said a Molotov cocktail and it was – it had run before your
statement came out. So didn’t you – did you know at the time when you
put out the statement that there were allegations that he was engaged in
MS. PSAKI: Well, there were media reports, Arshad.
MS. PSAKI: Beyond that, I don’t have anything to read out for you.
QUESTION: Right, no. But I just wanted to get on the record
that you knew about those reports when you put out the call for the
QUESTION: Matt – I mean Arshad, I’m happy to talk to our team and see if there’s more --
QUESTION: But just to clarify what Matt was saying, and you said – you kind of said something but it was just very short --
MS. PSAKI: Okay.
QUESTION: -- you do not believe that this teenager was throwing Molotov cocktails. Is that right?
MS. PSAKI: That’s – I don’t have any more to outline or confirm for you in terms of the circumstances.
QUESTION: No, he said that you don’t believe that to be the case.
MS. PSAKI: That’s not what I said.
QUESTION: Do you? And you said no, you – no.
MS. PSAKI: He asked me if we thought he was a terrorist, and I said no.
QUESTION: Oh, okay.
QUESTION: Is that no longer the case? Do you think you were too precipitous, perhaps, in issuing that statement condemning --
MS. PSAKI: I think we’re going to have to move on now.
Well, that's pretty clear, isn't it?
Labels: Jen Psaki, morons, Palestinian terrorism, State Department obsession with Israel