by Scott Creighton
A couple of reporters give State Department spokesman John Kirby a hard time with questions about what is really going on in Syria and Aleppo specifically. Kirby repeatedly refuses to condemn either our “moderates” in the country or al Nusra in eastern Aleppo (which is really al Qaeda). When asked about reports showing the residents of eastern Aleppo are being held hostage against their will in the area by our “moderates” and al Nusra, Kirby suggests the way to fix it is to force Russia and Syria from attacking al Qaeda and allowing them to completely control that area. So, one of the reporters asks him directly “is it the US strategy to let al Qaeda run eastern Aleppo?” and Kirby has a conniption.