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Friday, December 25, 2015

This is not a parody: State Dept. touting 'success' in fight with 'violent extremists,' efforts to end war in Syria, Iranian nuke deal in year-end review

A reminder that I am in Boston which is why I am still online several hours after the Sabbath started in Israel.

Writing in the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein reports that the US State Department's year in review, cites with great pride the government's 'success' in fighting 'violent extremists' and its 'efforts' to end the civil war in Syria as parts of its 'accomplishments' during 2015.
Following up on Secretary of State John Kerry's end of the message to department employees, the department posted a year-in-review message on Christmas Eve, which also praised the nuclear deal with Iran, restoring diplomatic ties with the communist regime of Cuba and the recent global climate agreement among accomplishments of the administration.
Though the year ends after the Islamic State pulled off the deadliest attack on France since World War II and as Americans are increasingly worried about the threat posed by terrorism, the message praises successes stemming from February's White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.
"Although challenges remain, we have made positive strides over the last year, including in our fight against ISIL," the message read. "This forward progress will only continue as more countries pledge resources to the anti-ISIL effort and as citizens around the world increasingly reject ISIL's misguided ideology."
You can't make this stuff up. The extent to which this administration is delusional (and attempting to delude all of us) is simply beyond all description.

And for those who have forgotten, calling that group ISIL rather than ISIS negates Israel's existence as a separate country. 

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At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"we have made positive strides over the last year..."

I've got a copy of the Beeb's "Churchill: The Wilderness Years".

I SWEAR that Chamberlain's character has that same line several times in that production.



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