WTH? Erin Burnett on CNN Wonders if ‘Postpartum Psychosis’ Led to Terrorist Slaughter

WTH? Erin Burnett on CNN Wonders if ‘Postpartum Psychosis’ Led to Terrorist Slaughter

You’ve got to be freaking kidding me! CNN is literally soooo desperate for this not to be terrorism that they are floating ‘postpartum psychosis’ as an alternative. Right, because women frequently have babies and then turn into terrorists. Not only is that insane and stupid… it’s an insult to women. Erin Burnett is a ditz for even asking if it could be related to this. The woman was a very well-trained, radical Islamist. She was also a devout Muslim who pledged her allegiance to ISIS. She simply had the baby to add legitimacy to their cover as they were preparing for mass slaughter. I have to give it to the FBI agents, they kept a straight face when Erin said it. I would have laughed out loud at her.

Erin Burnett

From NewsBusters:

Struggling to offer an alternative explanation for the obvious conclusion of terrorism, CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday wondered if one of the killers from Wednesday’s rampage snapped as a result of “postpartum psychosis.” This was after two former FBI agents explained to Burnett just how Tashfeen Malik was radicalized.

Despite this, the CNN anchor wondered, “I just have to ask you, could there be something else, anything else, that could have explained her involvement? Something like a postpartum psychosis?” Former FBI profiler Jim Clemente calmly told Burnett that “postpartum psychosis… is typically internal.”

Her question came after Clemente noted that Malik “was able to act calmly in this tactical assault and the shootout with the police.” He added, “That’s the kind of thing that only comes with practice and massive preparation.”

Another agent, Robert Chacon, told Burnett: “She clearly had advanced training and clearly lots of it.”

CNN.com on Friday explained that the female shooter’s Facebook page “pledged allegiance to ISIS.” So, just perhaps, this mass murder wasn’t a result of “postpartum psychosis.” Maybe Burnett should check her network’s website.

A transcript of the December 3 Erin Burnett OutFront exchange is below:

Erin Burnett OutFront
12/3/15
7:32

ERIN BURNETT: The crucial part about her role, I mean, they had a new baby, a six-month new baby. We just heard, you know, the guy who sat next to him told our Kyung Lah that they had a baby shower for him. There were no signs of anything but joy about a new baby. And she’s the mother of a six- month-old. It’s unnatural for her to do what she did. I mean, what could explain that, to leave a new baby, drop it off with someone else in the morning and then go, knowing that you would at the least never see that baby again?

JIM CLEMENTE (former FBI profiler): Well, I think it does — it is very unnatural and it’s something that would have taken a tremendous amount of effort to do on her part. That means that the level of her commitment to this cause had to be extremely high. And that’s why I believe that she was already radicalized and he didn’t turn her. Also, the fact that she was able to act calmly in this tactical assault and the shootout with the police. That’s the kind of thing that only comes with practice and massive preparation. So, she was definitely trained and prepared for this kind of event. I think they were going out in a hail of bullets either way. And that was their plan.

BURNETT: And Bobby, how much training do you think she had? To emphasize, when he went and did the attack, then when they drove away, he was the one, we understand from what officials have said, who was driving. She was in the back seat with an AR-15 engaged in a firefight with the police. She was. Tashfeen Malik was the one actually in the firefight.

ROBERT CHACON (Former FBI special agent): Yes, she clearly had advanced training and clearly lots of it. It’s going to be harder to determine that because she was living overseas but my former colleague sent immediate leads last night overseas to all of our FBI legats in the area to determine her background, her connections. They are currently working very hard to develop a profile of her and to see what training she had, not only for this particular case, but, you know, whether she had friends or sisters or people, a common cause with her who have come over on these fiancee visas. And they’re currently here. I’m sure they are tracking that data.

BURNETT: Jim, I mean, obviously, her involvement is a game changer in how enforcement, law enforcement will look at this. But I just have to ask you, could there be something else, anything else, that could have explained her involvement? Something like a postpartum psychosis?

CLEMENTE: Well, postpartum psychosis, in the cases that I’ve seen of it really is typically internal. I mean, the violence goes internally or within the family. The kids are most likely going to be the targets of that or the person suffering from it. So, I don’t see this as a common case of postpartum psychosis. This is something much more related to extremism.

BURNETT: All right. Thank you both very much.

This is just pathetic. The lamestream media simply can’t believe that radicalized Islam and terrorism could be to blame for this mass shooting. They have blamed it on guns, on Republicans, on making fun of Syed’s appearance, solely on his wife and everything in-between, except the root cause of all this… Islam. In fact, Syed’s attorney this morning claimed this had nothing to do with his religion. Well yeah, except everything, you lying twit. I think that they had a major attack planned and then something happened at the Christmas party that set Syed off, so he decided to act rashly and start with work for their killing spree. His handlers must be ticked that he jumped the gun, so-to-speak. His wife was probably part of a cell. Just say it after me CNN… this was radical Islamic terrorism. Confront your fears, or go cower in a corner and wet yourself, but get out of the way and let us fight this war.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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