Amid reports that Kurdish fighters have defeated Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki took the opportunity to spike the football.
The Kurds were backed by U.S.-led airstrikes.
In her latest efforts at hashtag diplomacy, Psaki turned to Twitter on Tuesday to ask a snark-filled question of the media for daring to cast a skeptical eye at the administration’s chaotic Middle East policy.
Remember when media focus was..if ISIL coalition loses Kobane all is lost-where is the focus now that @CENTCOM conf anti-ISIL controls 90%?
— Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) January 27, 2015
Having realized such little success in the region, it’s understandable that Psaki would struggle to follow the sage advice that when you get into the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.
Here are a sampling of tweets recognizing the Kurd’s success, as seen on Twitter:
Psaki’s inquiry prompted social media users to engage, including an ingenious solution to the horrors of ISIS. A small sampling of responses, as seen on Twitter:
— Hello my name is… (@GuyLandDesigner) January 28, 2015
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) January 28, 2015
— Lumbersexual Jew (@Trumandie28) January 28, 2015
As Twitchy.com noted, and to answer Psaki’s question, if the Obama administration’s policies are responsible for the good news, there’d be less focus on the Kurd’s “armored vehicles” and why ISIS keeps gaining new territory.
— Mikko Takkunen (@photojournalism) January 28, 2015
— Norah O’Donnell (@NorahODonnell) January 15, 2015
Of course, the media could be focusing on a number of other stories, occurring in the vacuum of the weak leadership being offered by President Obama:
BREAKING: Jordan agrees to prisoner swap with ISIS in deal that could free pilot, Japanese journalist: http://t.co/u0Bx1irBEd
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) January 28, 2015
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) January 28, 2015
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