Thursday, July 24, 2014

Selective Outrage

War is hell.  All we have to do is look around the world to see its toll.  That being said, I don't understand the lack of outrage coming from this President and his administration other than that aimed at our one ally - Israel which is doing no more than trying to protect it's people from rocket fire and constant raids from Hamas.

The fact that Palestinian civilians are getting killed is a tragic yet unavoidable aspect of this war.  Why won't we look beyond the propaganda photos staged by Hamas to the truth of the fight?

It's a pattern, to be sure, but I've never before seen such negativity toward our only ally in the region.  There was no outrage over the downing of a civilian air liner in Ukraine other than scolding Putin for backing and supplying the rebels.

There was no outrage as al Assad slaughtered his own people and is still doing so.  Remember Syria? There was minor outrage when Morsi in Egypt,  an ally of Hamas, was displaced as a dictator in training.  We denied his replacement, who is far more friendly to us, much needed military aid.

We are giving humanitarian aid to Hamas but none to Ukraine.  Meals Ready to Eat don't help good guys win wars.

Then there is Boko Haram in Nigeria who continues it's kidnapping of young girls and killing of the populace.  Do we really think a twitter campaign is going to turn the tide?

Finally there is ISIS, the worst of the worst.  Not only have they brutally taken over much of Syria and Iraq, they have driven the Christians from Mosul under threat of death.  It is also rumored that they have ordered the genital mutilation of all women and girls be they Christians or Muslims.  This has yet to be substantiated but the very thought of it is chilling.  Should they be forewarned this will not be tolerated? If so who should do it? Who has, or had, the clout?  At one time it was the U.S.  Now who even cares?

I'll tell you where the outrage is from this blogger.  It's directed at a President who thinks fund raising with the rich and famous is far more important than taking a stand regarding the horrific brutality that is rife and spreading.

This is not only a country without leadership, it's a world without leadership.  This is what happens when Americans come to feel their role and place in the world order is of no importance. Abdication may be okay for Kings who have heirs in line, but it's not befitting the President of the United States.  Such as he is.

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