“You’re not so tough without your car” – Kindergarten Cop (1990 movie) or
“… without your teleprompter speeches!” – President Obama (2014 fantasy foreign policy)
If only a metastasized ideology could be killed in a surgical strike eliminating one man. President Obama, now into a second term of floundering foreign policy, faces the cancer of radical Islam, spreading malignant cells, far and wide. Since the Al Qaeda attack on 9/11/2001, American leaders prefer to hide behind euphemisms rather than grapple with the ugly side of Islamic-inspired terrorism. We’ve moved from short-sighted and overly optimistic democratization planning to a new, alarmingly vacuous, Obama foreign policy, with the intellectual underpinning of a text message: #AmericanSurrender.
The Bush administration chose to hide behind a “War on Terror” and absolve Islamic leaders of responsibility for the very acts of terror they facilitated. Hiding behind hollow rhetoric like “Islam means Peace”, while charging forward with an ill-conceived democratization of the Muslim world plan, Islamic-extremism blossomed. The Obama approach, even more dangerously naive, now resorts to laughable hashtag foreign policy and an Al Qaeda leadership decapitation strategy via drone strikes. Computer gaming and social media come of age, where Islamic-terrorists utilize Western technology to network and expand their real world operations and American leadership resorts to hiding behind hand-written hashtag placards, borrowed from the most shallow social-networking format.
The barbarians use western technology to achieve their real strategic aims, while our foreign policy leaders send impotent hand-written pleas to barbarians, whose name translates to something along the lines of “western education is sinful”. Yes, I am sure these Islamist zealots really care what Michelle Obama says and will heed her hashtag plea… If the rest of world is laughing at us, who can blame them. It’s embarrassing, not to mention dangerous, to allow fools such as President Obama and the girls, to diminish American prestige to the point where American power really is the “paper tiger” Osama bin Laden ranted about in his many video diatribes.
Other pundits have written excellent commentary on this topic, so I’ll end my venting and provide their links:
#BringBackOurBalls – Mark Steyn’s deadly accurate hit.
George Will on “hashtag activism”
“Hillary and Boko Haram” – Rich Lowry at National Review
“5 Things the Media and Government Won’t Tell You About Boko Haram” – Robert Spencer at PJ Media
Ann Coulter, got the left tweeting-mad, adding her own hashtag plea to the mix.