“We can not win this war by killing them. We can not kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium and longer term to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it is lack of opportunity for jobs-” Maria Harf, State Dept. Spokesman on the “root causes” of ISIS.
ON MSDNC is front of Chris “Tingle up my leg” Matthews!
It’s not religious jihad, it’s “economic inequality” and “lack of jobs” that have ISIS beheading, killing and burning people alive!
Wow! that’s a new level of ideological willful blindness not seen by mankind before.
Mr. Matthews then cut her off and said: “We’re not going to be able to stop that in our lifetime or 50 lifetimes. There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims, and as long as there are poor Muslims, the trumpet’s blowing and they’ll join. We can’t stop that, can we?”
Ms. Harf dug in and insisted improving the economic opportunities for the terrorist group is the key to turning back their terror, The Right Scoop reported.
“We can work with countries around the world to help improve their governance,” she said. “We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”
The move prompted a day of widespread ridicule on social media, with #JobsForISIS becoming one of the top 10 trending topics on U.S. Twitter for much of the morning and afternoon.
Ridicule is too nice for this leave of idiocy.
For her part, Ms. Harf used Twitter to double down on her claims Tuesday, noting in a series of tweets that Republican lawmakers and military officials had made what she called similar statements.
(here come the out-of-context whacko bit as justification for the insane, “well, Georgey did it too… But he didn’t really)
“Military ldrs have long said [counterterrorism] takes more than military action. Adm Mullen in 08: ‘We can’t kill our way to victory.’ And let’s not forget George W Bush’s comments on [Countering Violent Extremism]: ‘We fight against poverty because hope is an answer to terror.’ GWB: We will challenge the poverty & hopelessness & lack of education & failed govts that too often allow conditions terrorists can seize,” she wrote over several tweets.
You know a liberal is desperate when there DEFENSE is using GW Bush, the Great Satan!
“1 more (of countless others): Colin Powell on fighting terrorism not just w/military means but by combatting poverty. Point is that pols across spectrum, military cmdrs, & CT experts all agree strategy needs to address conditions that allow extremism to grow,” she concluded.
Wow, that’s not just bathing in the Kool-Aid, that a complete transfusion! It’s almost Alzheimer’s like it it’s complete lack of understanding of reality.
Why, if Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, Britain, etc., has just created jobs for Nazi Germany, Hitler wouldn’t have invaded, would he?
And who would have expected Napoleon to romp around Europe if Austria, Prussia, the small German and Italian states, Russia, Egypt, etc., had only given him foreign aid and minimum wage jobs?
Poor Tojo, just trying to lower unemployment around Asia with his Japanese Army job expansion program. And his fleets? Just looking for work around Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Midway, etc. Couldn’t we have shown just a little more compassion on 8 December 1941?
The Crusades (that the Liberals have been using lately) wouldn’t have happened if there had just been a jobs program and an addressing of “income inequality” with King Richard.
SHEAR GENIUS! 🙂
Harf’s a genius — no Crusades, Napoleonic Wars, no WW II, and now, no ISIS — if we can get them some good jobs, and job training. Wow, let’s throw in free health care for ISIS while we are at it!
Everything will come up Unicorns and kittens and the Liberals can get back to micromanagement control every aspect of your life from before birth to after death in their most “compassionate” and “sensitive” way. 🙂
Yeah, that’s the ticket!