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Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:10 AM

Kirstjen Nielsen asserts women and children were 'human shields' in tear gas attack at border

Source: The Washington Post



By Isaac Stanley-Becker November 26 at 10:06 PM

Kirstjen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, on Monday joined President Trump in defending the use of tear gas against migrants seeking to enter the United States to seek asylum. She went so far as to thank Trump for his combat-ready posture at the border, heaping praise on the president as he reportedly prepares to remove her from her position at the helm of immigration enforcement.

The embattled cabinet secretary also sought to fend off criticism of the severe tactics taken Sunday against women and children who appeared in searing photos from the border by suggesting without evidence that they were being used as “human shields.”

“It appears in some cases that the limited number of women and children in the caravan are being used by the organizers as ‘human shields’ when they confront law enforcement,” she said in a statement. “They are being put at risk by the caravan organizers as we saw at the Mexico-Guatemala border. This is putting vulnerable people in harms way.”

The assertion matched one offered by Trump on Monday evening, when he labeled these migrants “grabbers.”



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/27/kirstjen-nielsen-claims-women-children-were-human-shields-tear-gas-attack-border/

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Reply Kirstjen Nielsen asserts women and children were 'human shields' in tear gas attack at border (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 27 OP
IronLionZion Nov 27 #1
IronLionZion Nov 27 #2
Corgigal Nov 27 #3
Javaman Nov 27 #4
Nitram Nov 27 #5
EleanorR Nov 27 #12
LakeSuperiorView Nov 27 #6
Roy Rolling Nov 27 #7
Xipe Totec Nov 27 #8
BlueInRedHell Nov 27 #13
C_U_L8R Nov 27 #9
Paladin Nov 27 #10
amcgrath Nov 27 #11
leftyladyfrommo Nov 27 #14
stuffmatters Nov 27 #15
Glimmer of Hope Nov 27 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 28 #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:22 AM

1. Brown children aren't human, they're shields

they are just like metal objects used by Kirstjen Nielsen's ancestors to protect them from arrows as they pillage a village. So children are used by the foreign invaders to protect them from tear gas when scarves and other face coverings are pretty cheap.

Be wary of anyone trying to dehumanize humans.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:28 AM

2. This is what detention camp barbie is imagining is coming at us

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 07:30 AM

3. Kelly's girlfriend

is showing her creative lying. Like it matters, at all, who put women or children in front. Not the answer.

I don't think her book is gonna sell when she leaves.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:14 AM

4. did they make meth into an aerosol and pump into the repuke offices? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:18 AM

5. "human shields" they use the language of terrorism to describe families fleeing violence.

Kirstjen Nielsen and her ilk are beyondd redemption.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:56 AM

12. Spot on

Not surprising she cut her teeth screwing up the Katrina response.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:28 AM

6. Stealth criminals, hiding in their midst. They're invisible, you know. Can't see 'em.

Stone cold criminals. Stealth. Sad.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:09 AM

7. Morons!

Incompetent. They spend millions a day on phony troops but fail to prepare for crowd control.

In New Orleans, we have something called "Mardi Gras" where there are, literally, a million people on the streets.

Officers on horseback solve it easily. Too bad Trump is an idiot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:13 AM

8. Nielsen is human waste nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 10:15 AM

13. ITA with your simple but excellent characterization.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:14 AM

9. Bullshit

They can't even make up faintly convincing lies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:38 AM

10. Go back under your rock where you belong, Ms. Nielsen. (nt)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:55 AM

11. It would have been highly convenient

To have some great pictures of a 'battle' at the border, since Trump is pulling out all the stops to get funding for his 'border wall' right now.

Who gave the order to use tear gas? Why was it given?

Was this just a botched attempt at gassing women and children to further Trumps agenda?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 03:39 PM

14. That is the excuse for gassing babies?

These people are just unbelievably mean.

We need to deport all these assholes to Venezuela. See how they like it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:02 PM

15. This is unbearable. How can these Trump Psychopaths be stopped? Can't The Hague intervene?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2018, 05:10 PM

16. No. These monsters have no compassion.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 10:02 PM

17. Sick

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