Friday, August 21, 2009

Peace Be Upon Them..

Obama delivered lengthy Ramadan greetings today to Muslims across America and the world, doing that connect thing he does. A few evil-mongerer sinners may bear false witness by calling him a Mooslim (he's not, even if Quedaffy said he was) but what he's really trying to pull off is some basic reverse psychology designed to BS the street into not hating AmeriKKKa. It's not a bad play. But does it have a prayer of working? Are the recipients open to hopenchange?

Case in point. Scotland just released the convicted Pan Am 103 bomber on humanitarian grounds. Certain UK brass were a bit wee-weed up about the perception:
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had specifically asked Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi not to give al Megrahi a celebratory welcome, Brown's office at 10 Downing Street said.

Brown wrote a letter to Gadhafi, delivered to the Libyan Foreign Ministry on Thursday, asking the Libyans to act with sensitivity with regard to al Megrahi's return
And there ya go--punked again. It's still a man's world in the halls of middle east power where no good deed goes unpunished. Both Bin Laden and Saddam said they saw the US as a paper tiger and acted accordingly, until Bush acted accordingly. Today we have Obama and the Scots and a few other westerners trying to kill the radicals with kindness and Libya just responded by drawing a great big FU in the sand.

Or maybe there really was a deal. Who knows, maybe this guy's cancer came on suddenly after Sheikh al-Libi decided to hang himself a few months ago in prison. Or maybe it has something to do with Gitmo. Nothing is as it seems with this stuff.

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