Wikileaks: John Podesta’s troubling response to the San Bernardino terrorist attack
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino which left 14 people dead and 22 people injured NBC reporter Christopher Hayes Tweeted to his followers that a man named Sayeed Farouk was believed to be involved in the shooting.
According to this story, which cites Wikileaks, when John Podesta heard the news the first email he fired off was not a lamentation of the carnage nor thoughts and prayers for the family and friends of the dead or any other sympathetic thought which would show he actually had human emotions. Rather it was a cold-hearted, politically based, sick response the likes of which is hard to grasp by any caring person who was grieving at the senseless loss of life.
Here is what he had to say:
“Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter,” Podesta wrote in a Dec. 2, 2015, email to Karen Finney, a Clinton campaign spokeswoman.
It is unclear how it would have been “better” for the victims or their families and friends if the victims had suffered at the hands of a person with a white sounding name instead of suffering at the hands of a man with a Muslim sounding name but of course that is not what John Podesta was concerned with in the heat of the moment.
John Podesta was concerned more about how this news would affect the Democratic Party in general and Hillary Clinton in particular and I find this comment to be typical of the systemic loss of value placed on human life in the Democratic party.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium