“Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want –
Sorry, my dear.
But where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns.
Don’t bother, they’re here.”
The sad Obama clown mobile rattles along the long dusty road in search of more “moderates” on the way to paradise. The Arab Spring sowed the seeds of only chaos and more sectarian strife in the Near East, but political ideologues in this administration keep the blinders firmly in place, refusing to let the light of reality wash away the dark myths within their carefully constructed “narratives”. The hope has certainly faded as the changes unfolded, and still the Obama administration clings to their non-violent and secular, moderate Muslim delusions, (not to be confused with those Pennsylvanians clinging to their guns and religion), afraid to turn the page on their misguided quest to find illusive Muslim moderates to wrest control of crumbled regimes and build some new sharia-compliant, democracies from the rubble. “Hope and change” and “Yes, we can” looks more like “be careful what you wish for”.
The Obama “narratives”, after six long years of repetition, read more like Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” than serious foreign policy.
Thanks to JK for forwarding the link to this latest sink hole the Obama State Department fell into – “Open Jihad Declared in Egypt Following State Dept. Meeting with Muslim Brotherhood-Aligned Leaders” (The Washington Free Beacon). Let’s just use a favorite Marie Harf, irrepressible State Department muppet, goal and seek “clarity” on the United States government official views on the Muslim Brotherhood. Quoting from the State Department February 12, 2014 Daily Press Briefing:
“The United States does not – has not designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. We have been very clear in Egypt that we will work with all sides and all parties to help move an inclusive process forward. We’ve also repeatedly, both publicly and privately, called on the interim government to move forward in an inclusive manner. That means talking to all parties, bringing them into the process. We’re not saying what the future government should look like specifically other than that it should be inclusive. That, of course, includes the Muslim Brotherhood. We will continue talking to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as part of our broad outreach to the different parties and groups there.”
Juxtapose government officialdom’s view that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a terrorist organization, from The Washington Free Beacon linked above, Patrick Poole states:
“Terrorism expert and national security reporter Patrick Poole said he was struck by the clarity of the Brotherhood’s call.
“It invokes the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist past, specifically mentioning the ‘special apparatus’ that waged terror in the 1940s and 1950s until the Nasser government cracked down on the group, as well as the troops sent by founder Hassan al-Banna to fight against Israel in 1948,” he said.
“It concludes saying that the Brotherhood has entered a new stage, warns of a long jihad ahead, and to prepare for martyrdom,” Poole said. “Not sure how much more clear they could be.””
The Taliban isn’t a terrorist entity either, just ask the Obama administration, because that would mean the Obama administration released FIVE terrorists from GITMO in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl – here again, we seek “clarity” – according to Bergdahl’s brothers in arms, Bergdahl is a deserter, alas, according to Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, “I tell the facts as we know them.”, Bowe Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction”.