Re: RT.com (video) 11/16/16State Dept dismisses question from RT, says won’t treat it like other media
https://www.rt.com/news/367192-kirby-rt-syria-accusations/"‘Unprofessional, borders on incompetence’"
Larry Johnson, a retired CIA and State Department official, criticized Kirby’s behavior during the briefing, saying that his treatment of RT’s correspondent was “so unprofessional” that it “borders on incompetence.”
Johnson says that the proper way for Kirby, who “relays the assentation of an unnamed group” to handle the situation, would be to calmly explain that he was not able to name the locations at the moment.
While the accusations thrown at Russia stem from “highly suspect” sources of information, they fit the narrative of Russia’s demonization in the US media, Johnson said.
“I have never seen this kind of hysteria against Russia in the United States, ever… the extreme statements, the insults directed at President Putin and at Russia in general, the notion that the United States can conduct military operation at the Russian border at will,” Johnson said, adding that it should not come as a surprise that such rhetoric causes serious concerns in Russia.
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“It’s emotional, it’s not rational, it’s nothing that can be explained by reason,” he added, voicing hopes that President-elect Donald Trump will review this approach and opt for cooperation with Russia instead.
In contrast, constant rebel shelling in Syria causing mass civilians casualties continues to go largely unnoticed in Washington, Johnson argues, saying that it appears that for the US government “the other side doesn’t matter.”
Trump has to decide if he's going to blow the whistle on departmental anomalies regarding 'sources' and monitors of crisis handling in Syria ... Libya, Iraq, etc, before he can just go ahead and wax palsy with Putin.
How long from January 20 will it be before 9/11 gets hammered out again as the defining event for an intransigent occupation of State Dept and the Pentagon?