DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:15 A.M.) – U.S. State Department Spokesperson, John Kirby, verbally attacked Russia Today journalist, Gayane Chichakyan, after she asked him for sources to back his accusations and claims against the Russian military.

The State Department Spokesperson began his press briefing by alleging that the Russian military purposely struck 5 hospitals in Syria recently.

Kirby then accused the Syrian government and Russian military of blocking aid to east Aleppo, despite the fact that the latter setup two humanitarian ceasefires to allow supplies to enter the besieged neighborhoods.

When Chichakyan asked him to provide sources for these allegations and locations of these hospitals, Kirby verbally lashed out at the journalist for attempting to get a response from him.

Kirby attempted to justify his inappropriate behavior by stating Russia Today is owned by the Kremlin and that he will not treat their journalists the same as the other correspondents in the room.

Since the his press briefing on Wednesday, Kirby has not issued an apology to the Russia Today journalist, nor has he commented on his inappropriate behavior.

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duplicitousdemocracy
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Kirby proves with each performance he is incompetent. His treatment of the RT journalist was both rude and obnoxious. If he is unable to maintain a civilised manner with all the reporters he should be removed. Gayane Chichakyan exposed him as the dithering, hesitant fool he is and the ‘numerous aid agencies’ he claimed were actually just one, the World Health Organisation. He’ll be calling the White Helmets a credible source next….

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Oh, you know, Matt Lee is hitting as hard as Gayane, now, Kirby is likely to have remanence from having already been in the military during the cold war or.. He’d like to f**k Gayane, hehe… Now I don’t agree about him being incompetent but his job is to defend the DoS and the DoS has gone bonkers for a long while so, in a way, while he perfectly knows it sucks a lot and how a Clinton minion like Kerry can try to bias everything. in fact, maybe is it even his way to let the truth go out… Read more »

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He treats pro Russian journalists in the room differently?
Is that because when Gayane Chichakyan is in the room, that Truth is also in the room?

Or is that because when only western media are in the room he can be off guard & trust nobody will question his falsehoods?

Hang in there Gayane because he did not humiliate you. He exposed himself & it was thanks to you.

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Maybe he’s treating her VERY differently especially in hotel rooms. I don’t know for you but personally, when there’s this kind of electricity in the air between a woman and me, I know where it ends! 😉

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Gayane rocks! She already screwed Kirby more than once, she’s making him mad! Between the both of them it’s not love, it’s rage, it’ll end by a marriage! It’s not the 1st time they had such inflamatory exchange BTW, it already happened several times before! Nevertheless, an US colleague -who also always is very disturbing to Kirby too- took her defence! The treatment RT made of it is very interesting : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIaOH59ocvU An interesting point is that an official from the DoS caught Gayane walking out and gave her apologies. Some other examples of Gayane/Kirby hot exchange : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_sO69wKBnk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVPOxCIqMqM… Read more »

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This retard is really incredible. Who actully can belive his bullshit?

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I don’t think he’s a retard at all! Far from it! Now, the point is his job is to express the POV from the DoS so it’s not HIS bullshits but Kerry’s bullshits and frankly, I respect this guy as defending Kerry’s biases while being under fire from badass journos like Gayane or Matt Lee is a very difficult exercise! Now, in some way, few diplomacies expose themselves this way, doing a daily conference without having the journos submitting their questions at will : generally, in most of the countries, journos have to submit their questions BEFORE and are not… Read more »

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Abu Zina

Kirby is needing vacations!

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Apparently Abu Zina Kirby has been Trumped and a holiday id due any day now. I can’t get over how both Obama & Kerry are making speeches attacking Trump as if they still ruled the White House?

These people in the Obama administration lived in their own bubble of unreality and were in fact the cause of the needless suffering of tens of millions of people in the world in recent years. It is Obama & Kerry who should face war crimes trials.

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You know, Kirby’s only the SPOX. It’s useless to shoot the messenger. He’s just doing his job and well, have you ever heard the DoS doing any mea-culpa? Frankly, we can be really happy they do conferences like that and well, even accept that journos like Gayane or Matt Lee are appointed! Frankly, I haven’t in mind any MFA doing this, in fact, the Pentagon does the same process. Now there are often wooden tongues but at least, they accept to be lectured and these badass journos haven’t their accreditation suppressed. Now, it’s more recent but now we also see… Read more »

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Now, I doubt we could accuse Kerry of any war crime : diplomacy is not in a posture to do any. Just think of it : Bagdad Bob was long time ambassador of Saddam at the UN, then minister of information and SPOX for Saddam govt. He wasn’t arrested at all, just questioned once then released.
Obama is still POTUS until January 20th