When a child is caught making another child cry, they sometimes exhibit the odd habit of beginning to cry themselves. It’s as if they think that by showing their own display of unhappiness, their accuser will forget that they did something wrong and come back onto their side.
This only serves to embarrass the child in question, and unfortunately, it seems that the United States has adopted this exact strategy in order to divert attention away from their own mistakes in the Middle East.
US State Dept grilled over accusations against Russia
This is almost too embarrassing to watch! The US State Department can’t answer for its baseless accusations against Russia in Syria.Posted by Russia Insider on Tuesday, November 3, 2015
On October 3, 2015, a Doctors Without Border’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was destroyed in a United States bombing run. The United States eventually admitted their mistake and expressed regret, but they have since begun a long series of statements accusing Russia of destroying hospitals in the Middle East as well.
The above video shows RT reporter Gayane Chichakyan questioning US State Department representative John Kirby concerning the validity of those claims.
“We have seen some press reporting to that end. We have seen some Syrian civil society groups says that,” said Kirby in response to Chikayan’s request for proof that these attacks actually took place.
This was not a good enough explanation for Chichakyan who asked Kirby to “offer something more solid” in terms of evidence.
“No, I’m not going to talk about that,” replied Kirby.
The “reports” that the State Department believe prove Russia’s guilt have not been corroborated by any on the ground sources.
“We’ve seen these reports as well, but in the absence of any firsthand information coming from our teams on the ground, I can neither confirm, nor deny these allegations,” said Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross, in an interview with RT.
The Conclusion: Whoops
The United States and Russia are not the best of friends these days, and this news does come from an extremely Russian news source. The slant of the story is undoubtedly to make the US look foolish and vindicate Russia from their accusations of collateral damage.
However, a biased source does not necessarily mean an untrue story. It is not unheard of for The State Department to release specific operational details for a mission beyond alluding to vague reports and vague intelligence.
This means that if the US had something real on Russia you can bet they would have unveiled it by now in order to divert attention from their own mistakes.
Biased source or not it seems that Kirby was caught with his pants down this time around. Hopefully, he gets a belt before the next briefing.
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