josh earnest

Could someone please send a dictionary to the WH?

Genocide…the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

Via CNS News:

White House spokesman Josh Earnest, asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria’s Christians, said the word genocide “involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached.”

….The reporter asked Earnest, “But you’re not prepared to use the word ‘genocide’ yet in this situation?”

“The — my understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached. But we’ve been quite candid and direct, exactly, about how — how ISIL’s tactics are worthy of the kind of international, robust response that the international community is leading. And those tactics include a willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians.”….


CNS News: Kerry Having ‘Additional Evaluation’ Done to Decide if Slaughter of Mideast Christians is Genocide


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  1. MACVEL says:

    It appears that Obama does not want to call wholesale murder of Christians genocide. Perhaps ISIS is very useful to him, and he applauds their evil.

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