The botoxed mouse roars:
Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, after facing heavy pressure from lawmakers and rights groups to make the rare designation.
“In my judgment, Daesh is responsible for genocide against groups in territory under its control, including Yazidis, Christians and Shia Muslims,” Kerry said at the State Department, referring to the terror group by an adapted acronym of its Arabic name.
He accused ISIS of “crimes against humanity” and “ethnic cleansing.”
The announcement was a surprise, at least in terms of the timing. A day earlier, a State Department spokesman said they would miss a congressionally mandated March 17 deadline to make a decision. Yet as the department took heat from lawmakers for the expected delay, the department confirmed Thursday morning that Kerry had reached the decision that Christians, Yazidis and Shiite groups are victims of genocide.
It comes after the House this week passed a nonbinding resolution by a 393-0 vote condemning ISIS atrocities as genocide.
What does The Organizer have to say about this?
About as much as he had to say about Kate Steinley’s death:
[sound of tumbleweeds]
If the Christians getting massacred in the Middle East were, say, black… well, then Barry would probably offer an opinion.