In Wake of Brussels Jihad: Obama’s State Dept SCRUBS, CENSORS, REFUSES to Identify or Acknowledge Numerous AMERICAN VICTIMS OF BRUSSELS JIHAD ATTACKS

ByPamela Geller on March 23, 2016
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In what has now become a repugnant, disgusting pattern of the Obama administration, Obama’s State Department refuses to comment, confirm or identify American victims of jihad.

This is standard operating procedure — the Obama administration waits until the media swarm passes and people move on before they quietly release the number of victims or the monstrous details of the latest Islamic attack. The Obama administration all but ignored the fatal stabbing of Taylor Force two weeks ago. Force’s murder by Muslim terrorists was virtually ignored by this savage administration.

Watch this video — the usually pro-Obama, pro-Islamic AP walks out on the White House State Department spokesman after he refuses to confirm any of the victims of jihad terror in Brussels.

“Reporter walks out after State refuses to confirm U.S. injuries in Brussels,” The Washington Examiner, March 23, 2016:

The Associated Press’s chief State Department reporter walked out of a press briefing on Tuesday after State spokesman John Kirby refused to confirm the latest numbers of U.S. citizens injured in the terrorist attack in Brussels on Tuesday.

Kirby started the briefing by saying he would not discuss the numbers of Americans thought to be hurt in the attack, and did say State at this point is not aware that any U.S. citizens died.

But some reports have already surfaced that three Mormon missionaries from Utah were hurt, and that one U.S. servicemember and his family sustained injuries.

Based on those reports, the AP’s Matt Lee asked why State couldn’t at least provide that kind of preliminary information.

“Why can’t you just say the number that you have confirmed, and qualify it by saying it’s incomplete and it could rise?” Lee asked. “If the State Department is not able to give even a preliminary, albeit incomplete count, why?”

“Because there isn’t a confirmed count right now,” Kirby said. “The number keeps fluctuating as you might expect it will in a situation that is this fluid.”

Belgian officials later said at least nine Americans were hurt in the attacks.

When asked why no preliminary count can’t be given out, Kirby repeated that nothing has been confirmed, and said it would be “irresponsible” to give out any number now.

“Can you say that you know of three missionaries, Mormon missionaries?” Lee tried again.

“I can’t confirm the specific individuals,” Kirby said. At that point, Lee can be heard getting up from his seat and leaving the briefing.

When the Obama administration isn’t scrubbing or whitewashing Islam, they are using Islam to pursue their anti-freedom, anti-American agenda.

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“Brian Williams Fires Back When State Dept. Spox Uses Belgium to Claim ISIS Is Losing,” Newsbusters, March 23, 2016:

During the 5:00 p.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC’s live coverage concerning the terror attacks in Belgium, breaking news anchor and former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams shot back at State Department spokesman John Kirby when Kirby claimed that the attacks in Brussels illustrate why Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS are on the run.

Kirby prefaced this bizarre spin from the Obama administration by ruling that the U.S. and allies should take threats from ISIS “very seriously” seeing as how “they have threatened western targets now for a long, long time and it’s a threat that we are all too familiar with sadly.”

He then pivoted to talking up the administration’s ISIS policy by ruling that it’s “important to remember” that ISIS has been “under increasing pressure in Iraq and Syria, and we are seeing them resort to more traditional terrorist tactics, like suicide bombings and car bombs and those kinds of things because they aren’t able to hold and grab the territory they once were because they are suffering a lot of hits to their resources.”

Talking up the belief that “[t]hey’re having trouble recruiting, they’re losing lots of defectors in ways they weren’t before” to the point where they’re recruiting child soldiers, Kirby ended his thought by proclaiming that ISIS “is not operating at all the way it used to and we think that one of the reasons why you’re starting to see more of these kinds of attacks, even in Baghdad, is because this group is under some pressure.”

Immediately, Williams made it clear that this was no time to downplay terrorism in light of a horrible situation (no matter when it happens):

Yes, but it’s terrorism….We have — we have NYPD with automatic weapons outside this building in New York City and outside subway stations and train stations and airports and city upon city across the county, because it’s terrorism. So they may be on the run. They may hiring child warriors, but it is a gruesomely effective line of work.

Seeing as how Williams bluntly made his point, Kirby admitted that he was “not dismissing all the violence that these people are capable of or the danger that they represent, not just in the region but to our allies and partners in Europe and frankly, even here at home.

The transcript of Kirby’s appearance on MSNBC from the 5:00 p.m. Eastern hour of March 22 can be found below.

MSNBC Live
March 22, 2016
5:24 p.m. Eastern

BRIAN WILLIAMS: We want to bring in next the spokesman for the U.S. State Department, John Kirby and, I want to start asking you if you agree with that statement that this a strategic campaign to destabilize Europe by ISIS.

STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REAR ADM. JOHN KIRBY (Ret.): Well, we certainly have again, without knowing exactly who is responsible, we’ve seen the claims that Daesh is responsible. I think the investigators are still working their way through that. That said, clearly groups like this are — have capabilities that we have to take very seriously and they have threatened western targets now for a long, long time and it’s a threat that we are all too familiar with sadly and trying to better prepare ourselves for. I will tell you, though, that one thing I think is important to remember is that this group, Daesh, again, not saying that they are responsible for this, but they are under increasing pressure in Iraq and Syria, and we are seeing them resort to more traditional terrorist tactics, like suicide bombings and car bombs and those kinds of things because they aren’t able to hold and grab the territory they once were because they are suffering a lot of hits to their resources. They’re having trouble recruiting, they’re losing lots of defectors in ways they weren’t before. They’re even higher now child soldiers to into the field with their, you know, adult male fighters. So this is a group that is not operating at all the way it used to and we think that one of the reasons why you’re starting to see more of these kinds of attacks, even in Baghdad, is because this group is under some pressure.

WILLIAMS: Yes, but it’s terrorism.

KIRBY: Right.

WILLIAMS: We have — we have NYPD with automatic weapons outside this building in New York City and outside subway stations and train stations and airports and city upon city across the county, because it’s terrorism. So they may be on the run. They may hiring child warriors, but it is a gruesomely effective line of work.

KIRBY: Oh, there’s no do argument with that, Brian and we’re not dismissing all the violence that these people are capable of or the danger that they represent, not just in the region but to our allies and partners in Europe and frankly, even here at home. We take it very, very seriously and one of the things that we started talking about, way back when the fight against Daesh began in the summer of ’14 was this very real concerted challenge of foreign fighters. People going and getting radicalized, whether it’s self-radicalization or they’re being mentored and taught and then going back to their home countries to carry out attacks. This is something we’ve be watching for a long, long time.

WILLIAMS: And Daesh is the pejorative for the same organization which we just go by ISIS for simplicity. While we’ve been talking, by the way, has shown up, looking for all the world like a sequence out of Batman. The local police use their sun gun spotlight to search through neighborhoods tonight, as they’re going house to house, they’ve found at least one unexploded bomb, some chemicals, some nails, an ISIS flag. Just some housekeeping on injuries and hopefully not deaths. Are all the Americans who were wounded account for? And is it still true we have suffered no known American fatalities today?

KIRBY: It is still true you and I speak, Brian, we’re not — we don’t — we’re not possessing any information or confirm that there are any U.S. Citizens that were killed, but we’re watching this very, closely and we have not completed a full accounting and we’re trying very hard to do that, to include government personnel so our mission our there — our post, our embassy is doing all they can to try to do a proper accounting, not only of the government personnel that they’re responsible for, but for other citizens, as well. It can be difficult because not every U.S. citizen registers with us and lets us know that they’re there, but we’re working on this very, very hard.

WILLIAMS: John Kirby, who had the same job at the Pentagon is these days the spokesman State Department, thank you very much, after a busy day, for coming on with us.

KIRBY: Thank you. Good to be here.

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  • Mahou Shoujo

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  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Kirby is the worst of ex military regime ball washers.

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      What did he have to do while on active duty to insure his cushy job at the State Dept.?

      • dba_vagabond_trader

        I believe knee pads were involved.

    • joe1429

      You can add ash carter, and a few others who sold us out.

  • steelraptor from Saturn

    You get this a bit wrong. The AP is pro Obama and pro-Islamist, but Lee is definitely not. He’s the one who has exposed the Jew-hate hypocrisy of the State Dept re their double standards re the IDF and the USAF. When the latter bombed a hospital in Afghanistan State D was all muted in response. Not like Israel in 2014 when State frothed and raged. Lee wanted to know how to explain the different reaction. I’m sure it was Kirby who squirmed there as well. Got no answer from him that time neither.

  • D Brown

    Instead of using our soldiers for what they were trained to do, which is protecting civilians from evil, Obama is sacrificing Western civilians to spare followers of an evil ideology.

  • bargogx1

    Holy crap, is the mainstream media actually starting to wake up and do their job?

    • DemocracyRules

      bargogx1
      I don’t think so. But with all the crashing audience numbers, and all the cut-backs and layoffs, the MSM will be mostly gone within a decade.

      • Lia

        Perhaps Mr trump will close some of them down …

  • Pray Hard

    303 days.

    • BoWhetstone

      Obama isn’t leaving
      Hillary will fake a stroke a week before the election and the oreo will cancel 2016

    • joe1429

      Thank you!

  • DemocracyRules

    Debka File: Bombers Still Alive
    Debka File is an Israel-based news site about breaking military and terrorist events.
    Note: Sometimes Debakfile is wrong. But in this case I think they are right. They have put new evidence together with good logic to conclude that these were not suicide bombers.

    The Belgium police have found more stuff at the airport. It was three hidden kits containing AK-47 automatic rifles, ammunition and more explosives. Suicide bombers would not need that equipment, because they would not be alive after the bombing.

    The two bombers wearing black were Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who were known to the police. Both brothers wore a black glove on each of their left hands, apparently to conceal remote control buttons for the bombs in the carts they were
    pushing through the hall. But suicide bombers detonate their explosive
    belts by a built-in mechanism.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    http://www.debka.com/article/25318/The-Brussels-airport-terrorists-were-not-suicide-bombers-A-jammed-gun-averted-a-mega-massacre

    • DemocracyRules

      Bombers Still Alive (2)
      Also, an explosive belt tied to a suicide killer would have caused chest and upper limb injuries to the victims. But the bomb blasts and metal shrapnel caused injuries in the lower parts of the victims’ bodies.

      The taxi driver who dropped the two terrorists off at the airport said that they refused help with their very heavy suitcases. They probably contained the bombs.

      So the bombers appear to have parked their luggage carts in the departure lounge where many American travellers were waiting, and left. Once out of range, they remotely detonated the bombs.

      • DemocracyRules

        Bombers Still Alive (3)
        The three hidden bags were placed at strategic points, either by an advance team of terrorist operatives masquerading as airport personnel, or a staff employee.

        They seem to have been hidden so the bombers could get them, and use them for attacks against the bomb survivors, and first responders when they arrived to tend the victims.

        When investigators examined the AK-47s, they found that someone had tried to fire one of them and it jammed. This might explain why the bombers didn’t use those kits.

        • DemocracyRules

          Bombers Still Alive (4)
          The third man seen on airport CCTV in a white coat and hat is Najim Laachraoui, 25, the senior ISIS bomb-maker in Europe, who almost certainly participated in the multiple Paris attacks last November.

          There is a lot here for Obama to cover up.

  • Save Europe

    Whoever a certain person called SOLIPSIS ‘was’, who posted innumerable vile posts regaling how the victims of the Brussels’ attacks essentially deserved ‘to die’ as they were rats and dogs – his/HER words – because I believe it was a woman, now – strangely – should be ashamed at their vile dogma. But of course, now it matters MORE that North Americans may have been victims, and essentially…as I always say, in response to their constant anti European labelling us ALL as ‘ Dhimmis’. Stop the hatred towards Europeans. The posts of SOLIPSIS suddenly appeared out of nowhere (meant flippantly) on this site’s news report about the initial Brussels attacks). The disrespect and hated for Europeans is very evident. Btw – I got you!

  • Lia

    Poor Mr Kirby: so good he’s retired. I wonder what his ex-subordinates think when they see how the lies he’s forced to tell have aged him?

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      He was probably a jerk while on active duty.

      • Lia

        Wonder if any of his ex-subordinates could tell us?

  • Mal M

    Even now Obama administration, including Clinton can’t say “Islamic terror”. The event in Brussels was done by aliens from Jupiter.

    • RetiredNavyphotog

      It was those crazy Norwegians. Or the Amish.

  • What do you expect from a 3rd World Rated President and his horribly Failed administration, who are very well known for Lying outright about everything? I also with Obama could tell us what day his obituary will go to print so that we will know when we will finally be rid of this 3rd World Kenyan Homosexual Muslim and his dog ugly Tranny, Michael! That will be on great day, when Obama is Worm Food, hopefully soon, very, very, very soon! TRUMP/AMERICAN PATRIOTS 2016!

  • Drew the Infidel

    When Adm. Kirby or WH spokesman Josh Earnest (what a name for a paid liar) start talking, visualize a puppet with Obhammud’s hand up their a**.

    • joe1429

      Earnest is the worst. This ahole talks so fast and incoherent, i do not think even he understands what he is saying,, lol

  • HolylandIsraelTours

    All in the service of Islam. Shame on this Administration!

  • BoWhetstone

    they be in your face soon people- get trained+get armed(un-registered)=stay alive

  • The Greatest Freedom

    .Europe has lost control of its security. The man who died on January 7 in Paris from shots by the French police, had many names and was active in many countries under different identities. . In France, he was Hale Mohamed and allegedly came from Iraq. In Sweden, a Georgian named Nika Khechuashvili. In Luxembourg, he was known as Salah Mohammed of Morocco. In Germany as Walid Salihi from Syria or Walid Esalihi from Morocco. Europe is lost by delusional politicians that can only cry openly now..there will be many more tears..and many more sacrificial lambs for slaughter by the PC dictatorship

  • ljm4

    Again and again obama and his minions prove they are anti American dhimmis.
    PC is the language of government; if they are talking; they are lying.

  • RetiredNavyphotog

    Kirby is retired military. He was one of the “perfumed princes” who worked in the Pentagon which gave him time to perfect his ability to spin news.
    He is disgusting.

  • BonniePrinceCharlie

    Congratulations to Matt Lee for trying to maintain the integrity of the media. If more reporters walked out when White House spokespeople refused to give straight answers – and then reported to their readers / listeners / viewers why they did so -you might see a change in WH response to questions. Try starving the WH of the oxygen of publicity and exposing its duplicitous behaviou: instead demand straight answers and hold it to account and see what happens. But that would require all reporters (and editors and producers etc) to show the same integrity that Mr Lee has shown. Am I asking too much?

    • SFTOBEY

      I’m afraid so.

  • Phantom

    We are in a war and we are losing the war. Political correctness (and criminal stupidity) are the main reasons we are losing. When we have a terror attack in this country, the Democrats’ answer is to bring in more Muslims. I was going to say unvetted Muslims but you cannot vet a Muslim. Any day they could pick up the Qu’ran and read where they’re supposed to kill unbelievers and they’re off to the races. The loss of American lives is an inconsequential event for Obama as long as his legacy remains intact. To win a war all Americans must have a stake in the outcome and must totally support our fighting forces. With the way our country is divided, we will never win another war.

  • Ruger 1

    It’s Disgusting the Lies that come out of the White Mosque!!!! Why hasn’t this POS imam obama been Arrested and Charged with Treason???? And to think that President Nixon Resigned the Presidency for Bugging a Building!!!! obama and hillary should be Tried and Hung on the White House Lawn!!!!

  • Ektor

    In the future, when our kids and grand kids are being murdered by these Islamic Muslim terrorist thugs, I hope all of you who voted for Obama and his Marxist liberalism will have the guts to be able to place the blame squarely where it belongs. On Obama’s policy of coddling the terrorists and kissing their butts. What a marvelous leader.

    • NickRepublic

      They can’t. To do so would threaten their all important self-esteem.

  • There are 228 days left until the 2016 election. IF..there is an election.
    The people of the USA have one more chance to get it right
    Obama is a puppet of his muslem savage masters and a traitor to the USA..

  • Tina

    Why would Barrack Hussain Obama condemn the good work his moslem brothers did in Brussels? BHO dances the tango while the rest of the world burns.

  • drummie

    Our so called State Department is nothing but the ISIS Embassy in the west. They serve Islam, not the American people.

    • SFTOBEY

      They serve their globalist, oligarch “New World Odor” masters.

  • karl59

    What can you expect from this cowardly excuse for a President?

  • joe1429

    Sad, kirby was a former spokesman for the military, who completely sould out to obama, and became a spinmaster hack, like ash carter and the rest.

  • joe kulak

    Obama is a lying sack of schitt.