This administration of shameless crackheads is going all in on refusing to label the Taliban as terrorists, as this recent interaction with State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki showed:
State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki declined on Friday to directly say whether the murder of three U.S. civilians at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday—which the Taliban claimed responsibility for–was an act of terrorism.
“Obviously any attack that kills contractors, that kills individuals who are working there in harm’s way, is horrific and a tragedy but I’m not going to put new labels on it today.”
She also said: “We see a difference between Taliban and ISIL.”
On Thursday, three Americans working as contractors for the North Carolina-based Praetorian Standards Inc., were shot and killed and another was wounded by a member of the Afghan security forces.
The Taliban then took credit for the attack. As reported by the Washington Post, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that the killer was Ihsanullah bin Mullah Rahmatulla, who had infiltrated Afghan security forces.
“He managed yesterday evening to attain his goal and opened fire with his rifle on a group of American occupiers,” Mujahid said, as quoted in the Post. The attacker was then killed.
“The martyr was able to successfully defend his religion … and the glory of his country, and by giving himself away as a sacrifice, he cast a number of the occupying disbelievers into the abyss of hell,” said the Taliban spokesman, according to the Post.
Not surprisingly, the lapdog media is following orders from the White House and trying their hardest to not call the Taliban “terrorists” either.