When this State Department spokesperson gets translated into Arabic, We Will Be a Laughingstock.
Please… I beg of you… tell me she was auditioning as the new host for the Daily Show.
Via Fox News Politics: “State Department spokeswoman floats jobs as answer to ISIS.”
What the West really needs to take on the Islamic State is … a jobs program.
That’s what a top State Department spokeswoman suggested when asked in a TV interview Monday night about what the U.S.-led coalition is doing to stop the slaughter of civilians by Islamic State militants across the region.
“We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killing more of them. … But we cannot win this war by killing them,” department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” “We need … to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether –”
At that point, Harf was interrupted by host Chris Matthews, who pointed out, “There’s always going to be poor people. There’s always going to be poor Muslims.”
Harf continued to argue that the U.S. should work with other countries to “help improve their governance” and “help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”
Someone wasted a boatload of money sending this poor soul to Indiana University, and UVA where they obviously taught her… zip… about the real world.
If we can help countries work at the root causes of this — what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?
Uhh… I’m sorry… how does one even begin, Ms. Harf? Clueless to the core.
OK, I’ll try.
The worldview from which these people spring puts no value on starting a business, madam. None. [I fear if you were to start one, you’d likely be bankrupt in six months… which is why you’ve worked for the CIA and State Department—good salaries, fabulous benefits, and your brain doesn’t have to function any further than reading a few absolutely insane talking-points.]
Islamists are in search of paradise, and the only guaranteed way to reach it, in Islamic teaching, is to die while conducting jihad. Yep, that’s the only surety of Islamic “salvation.” Now… tell me how a job is going to address that lie?
Ladies and gentlemen, if Marie Harf is an example of what our elite institutions teach… there is no hope for our culture. I can hear the laughter all the way from Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and every other Islamic hell-hole as her words are translated into Arabic.