It really couldn’t have been easy to find people like Jen Psaki and Marie Harf. They are two of most unintelligent twits to ever represent the face of the United States government. That has to be it. It is simply impossible to imagine a person of even borderline intellect not bursting out laughing when Obama directs them to say this to the press:
“We cannot kill our way out of this war.”
“We can help them [Muslim countries] build their economy so they can have job opportunities for these people.”
We can’t kill our way out of this war? The hell we can’t. I don’t know anyone who ever lost a war by killing all of the enemy.
Jobs? We’re going to fight ISIS by giving them jobs? Seriously?
Harf gives the term “dumb blonde” a bad name. Not content to look stupid, Harf doubled down to make absolutely certain everyone knows she’s an idiot. She asserted that those who were critical of her vapid words didn’t grasp the “nuances” of her argument:
Harf, in TV interviews Tuesday night, stood by her original remarks and said she was speaking about a comprehensive approach to combating “extremism.” Harf said that means airstrikes in the short-term, and going after “root causes” like poor economic conditions in the long-term.
OK, let’s review some of the backgrounds of some of the more notorious “extremists.”
Atta flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower on 9-11. Let’s check out his personal life:
Atta was born on September 1, 1968 in Kafr el-Sheikh, located in Egypt’s Nile Delta region. His father, Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta, was a lawyer, educated in both sharia and civil law. His mother, Bouthayna Mohamed Mustapha Sheraqi, came from a wealthy farming and trading family and was also educated. Bouthayna and Mohamed married when she was 14, via an arranged marriage. The family had few relatives on the father’s side and kept a distance from Bouthayna’s family. In-laws characterized Atta’s father as “austere, strict, and private,” and neighbors considered the family reclusive. Atta was the only son, but he had two older sisters who are both well-educated and successful in their careers—one as a medical doctor and the other as a professor.
When Atta was ten, his family moved to the Cairo neighborhood of Abdeen, located near the center of the city. Atta’s father continued to keep the family private, and did not allow Atta to socialize with other neighborhood children. Atta spent most of his time at home studying, excelling in school. In 1985, Atta entered Cairo University, where he studied engineering. As one of the highest-scoring students, Atta was admitted into the very selective architecture program during his senior year. In 1990, Atta graduated with a degree in architecture, and joined the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Engineers Syndicate organization. For several months after graduating, Atta worked at the Urban Development Center in Cairo, where he worked on architectural, planning, and building design. In 1990, Atta’s family moved into an 11th floor apartment in Giza.
The son of a lawyer. Well off. Educated. Had a job.
Osama Bin Laden
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a son of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a billionaire construction magnate with close ties to the Saudi royal family, and Mohammed bin Laden’s tenth wife, Hamida al-Attas (then called Alia Ghanem). In a 1998 interview, bin Laden gave his birth date as March 10, 1957.
Mohammed bin Laden divorced Hamida soon after Osama bin Laden was born. Mohammed recommended Hamida to Mohammed al-Attas, an associate. Al-Attas married Hamida in the late 1950s or early 1960s, and they are still together. The couple had four children, and bin Laden lived in the new household with three half-brothers and one half-sister. The bin Laden family made $5 billion in the construction industry, of which Osama later inherited around $25–30 million.
Bin Laden was raised as a devout Sunni Muslim. From 1968 to 1976, he attended the élite secular Al-Thager Model School. He studied economics and business administration at King Abdulaziz University. Some reports suggest he earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979, or a degree in public administration in 1981. One source described him as “hard working”; another said he left university during his third year without completing a college degree. At university, bin Laden’s main interest was religion, where he was involved in both “interpreting the Quran and jihad” and charitable work. Other interests included writing poetry; reading, with the works of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and Charles de Gaulle said to be among his favorites; black stallions; and association football, in which he enjoyed playing at centre forward and followed the English club Arsenal F.C.
The offspring of billionaires. Educated. Intelligent.
So fine, how about the recently unmasked Jihadi John, who enjoys separating people from their heads? Was he the poverty stricken victim? Nope.
A decade ago, Emwazi was a secondary school student at Quintin Kynaston Community Academy in Queens Park, London. He came from an affluent West London family. The BBC reported that a former teacher has come forward to say that as a student, he had anger management issues for which he received therapy during his first year at the school.
He was also well educated:
He graduated from the University of Westminster, where he received a degree in computer programming.
These monsters are not misunderstood. They did not suffer from adverse economic conditions. They all had jobs. Harf’s blather is as ridiculous and misguided as is pretty much everything else about this wretched regime.
Marie Harf and her boss are goddam morons.