Eid in April

The UK political gathering and the European road show that followed were

"shall we let him back in the club?"

"shall we let him back in the club?"

shams for anyone thoughtful enough to get past world leader photo ops, incessant media fawning of the new kid on the block, and endless gushing at Michelle’s every move. On the other hand it was a wild rave for the fraternity of global street thugs that got their periodic G20 fix of mayhem. For the cavemen it was pure comedy and manna from Allah. An unexpected Eid.

EID: Arabic for festivities

I’ll bet all those SIGnal INTelligence spies and AWACS birds flying over the Hindu Kush had a big week listening in on cellphone conversations from one Afghanistan cave to another. And why not;  the cave dwellers were all atwitter as they listened to all the things they’ve waited to hear from the US for so long. Mea culpa, please try to understand us, we’re your friends, please be ours, we were bad but we’re ok now, blah, blah, blah. To have it all delivered by the handsome and eloquent new leader of the evil western empire made it even better. It was salve to the sting of earlier news that Bibi had returned as Israel’s Prime Minister.

It was a wonderful week as it fulfilled everything a jihadists’ marketing team could have hoped for. Western confusion, political conniving, recantations, apologies, and chaos in the streets. On display in London last week was a rebirth of Neville Chamberlain-ism and its corresponding shallow need for mutual acceptance and an incessant yearning to be liked. Both are weaknesses that radical Islam leadership understands all too well about the west. The UK political gathering and the European road show that followed were shams for anyone thoughtful enough to get past world leader photo ops, incessant media fawning of the new kid on the block, and endless gushing at Michelle’s every move. On the other hand it was a wild rave for the fraternity of global street thugs that got their periodic G20 fix of mayhem. For the cavemen it was pure comedy and manna from Allah. An unexpected Eid.

I wonder how the US soldiers and marines that recently won a war in Iraq (have you heard about our victory?) while freeing millions from tyranny felt as their new boss apologized from Downing Street to Strasbourg to Ankara for our behavior over the last 8 years.

As the festivities moved eastward, public recognition and legitimacy of all the wrong things were brought to the doorstep of the Middle East. Palestine took center stage in our loyal Turkish allies’ venue. Imagine a sitting president actually espousing the idea of a 2 State solution to Israel and Palestine. I know, I know: the last president proposed the exact same thing but that was then and this is now and besides, CNN Europe was covering the event.  

But none of this matters now because all Americans (at least the ones that elected the community organizer) really want is for our old friends, France, Germany, and those other European ‘titans’ to know that after 8 long years in unilateralist exile, the earth is back on it’s axis and the good old yanks are back onboard. We’ll all get together and talk things out in committee like we did at the UN back in the day; September 2001 to April 2002. We can come to logical conclusions where no one gets hurt and everybody is happy. Then we get the photographers to take nice pictures as we sign 18 or 19 resolutions that stop bad people from doing bad things. You remember those times don’t you? Back when we were all friends and we could call on our UN buddies in time of world crisis. Actually, not so much. We all remember (don’t we?) what happened when it came time for our friends to act on those wonderful resolutions. Bupkis

Last week we promised not to torture anyone anymore unless we absolutely, positively have to. We’re going to shut down Guantanamo as soon as our new, old European friends ante up with room and board in their own neighborhoods. We can join the European crowd to spend and stimulate the world economy like drunken sailors because we just sliced and diced our own military budget. Ms. Merkel and Carla Ponti’s husband pretended to not like us getting cozy with PM Gordon Browne and his Keynesian economics; but what were we to do? He was the host of the party. Anyway we knew in typical fashion they would back down at the last minute like they usually do. It would have been terribly poor form for France and Germany if only 18 pols showed up for the G20 team picture at closing ceremonies. And the coup d’grace was the NATO snub to send combat troops to Afghanistan. Instead, they committed 4000 trainers to the battle (Only 4000? They must be some pretty tough European hombres)

So, back to the caves where the boys are sitting around the hookah chatting up world events. This is what they got this week. The bad news was they have to deal once again with PM Netanyahu in Israel. This isn’t good because Bibi doesn’t care what Europe thinks, he does what he says he is going to do, and retaliates when someone pokes him or his country in the side. Hmmm, Bush out, Bibi in. At some point the cave guys probably need to go on Google Earth to make sure their hideouts aren’t downwind of Teheran as Iran’s nuke initiative is likely back on the table in a back room at the Knesset. 

On the other hand, President Obama delivers wonderful speech after wonderful speech to adoring European crowds about our past sins while reaching out to Islam and claiming victory with NATO to get those 4000 ‘trainers’, dreams of having Americans,  jihadists and their supporters sit down at a table and engage in meaningful dialogue, slashes the Pentagon budget, and shows an almost comical proclivity to formulate important things to say when he would be better served by simply being quiet.

If I were a terrorist leader I believe I would begin to reassess my long range planning as I assimilated all the pronouncements of the European Mea Culpa Tour. The cavemen have to be thinking that they have been presented with a four year opening to wreak more evil. After all it sure sounded like the organizer is more concerned with community relations work at the EU and UN than he is with the safety and defense of the US.

Could it  be Eid in April ? I sincerely hope I am wrong.

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