Hat tip Washington Free Beacon, Frontpage Magazine and Hastings
Even under good conservative administrations, our State Department is by nature a feckless entity consisting of pseudo intellectuals who think they are a cut above the average American. I know because I spent as total of 8 years with DEA stationed at an embassy and a consulate overseas. In addition, I spent two years with DEA in our International Training section doing training seminars overseas, which were funded by State. I know first hand the arrogance of these folks (not all, mind you).
Having said that, I am constantly amazed by DOS' two principle spokesholes, Jen Psaki and Marie Harf, both political activists who were rewarded by the Obama administration with the jobs they now occupy. The latest outrage is by Psaki who here insists that a Palestinian youth who was throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli cars before he was shot dead was not a terrorist.
The Washington Free Beacon and Frontpage Magazine have the story.
Would not the prudent course of action (DOS traditionally acts "prudently") have been to not get involved in the issue at all?
"But," you say, "the kid was a US citizen".
So was that 3-month -old baby deliberately run over by a Palestinian driver in Jerusalem last week. The US embassy in Israel referred to that as a "traffic accident".