Pentagon press secretary queried about comment that Russia has moved closer to NATO
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Sid Shniad
2014-10-23 19:34:28 UTC
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Insider Oct 2, 2014Watch Pentagon Press Secretary Squirm When Nailed
For Bogus Claim (2 min)Denies NATO expanded towards Russia. Accuses Russia
of moving to "NATO's doorstep." Denies NATO is an anti-Russian Alliance.
Gets owned by AP reporter.Damir Marinovic*

These Washington agency press briefings are a non-stop PR debacle for the

The wildly incompetent US State Dept spokes-adolescents, Jen Psaki and
Marie Harf, have turned them into daily jousts, with journalists trying to
get them to say something that makes them and their country seem stupid,
and the two gals fall for it, again, and again, and again...

So when Pentagon press secretary John Kirby, apparently not very bright
himself, steps into "the pit", he has that "deer in the headlights", look,
and surprise, surprise, he gets badly bruised.

Kirby argues that Russia had moved to NATO's doorstep..., and can't for the
life of him understand why Russia might feel threatened.

Amazingly, he tacitly justifies what he seems to be admitting is nonsense,
by gratuitously offering to the global media the fact that "he barely got a
history degree at South Florida University", insulting that august academic

Is he suggesting he found the academic rigor at SFU too challenging, which,
after all, according to Wikipedia, made it into "the top 100 public
universities in the US." (2012)? *Russia Insider* has sent the dean a
letter, requesting his grades.

Blame Psaki and Harf. They are the ones who created this circus. We find
it amazing that they are still in their jobs after making a laughing stock
of their country since the Ukraine crisis began, some 10 months ago.

We don't want them to be fired - they provide such priceless material, but
it can only be a matter of time...

*Video: Russia at the gates of

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