Saturday, July 19, 2014

Obama's Revenge

Obama's Revenge
by Norman E. Hooben

Barack Obama’s hatred* of Winston Churchill stems from how Churchill portrayed Muslims in the book The River War written in 1899.  One could come to this conclusion because of the overwhelming support for all things Islam (especially the Sunni sect) by Mr. Obama, and the apologetic disdain of all things American or British.  An excerpt from The River War describes Churchill observances:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

Obviously Obama disapproved of what he thought a grave degradation of Islam even though the depiction in the eyes of a westerner would agree with Churchill’s assessment (to expound further on this point would have to wait another time…suffice it to say that a child reared in the Islamic culture is polar opposite of one reared in the Judeo-Christian west).  The renunciation of the above description angered Obama sufficiently enough that he sent back to the British Embassy a gift (a bust of Sir Winston Churchill) which was on loan to the White House since 2001.  Even though the media learned of this insult to the British, Obama denied that it ever happened.  Only when the British Ambassador confirmed the return did the White House (Obama) retract the lie.

Well it was not only Churchill who described the mid-easterners as less than human.  In an interview with Ukrainian born (also an American citizen) Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir, in 1972 she was asked, “What do you think of this war and the men who are conducting it?  Of Arafat, for instance, of Habash, of the Black September leaders?”  Meir replies,

“I simply think they're not men. I don't even consider them human beings, and the worst thing you can say of a man is that he's not a human being. It's like saying he's an animal, isn't it? But how can you call what they're doing "a war"?  Don't you remember what Habash said when he had a bus full of Israeli children blown up? "It's best to kill the Israelis while they're still children." Come on, what they're doing isn’t a war. It's not even a avant-garde movement because a movement that only wants to kill can't be called revolutionary.”

So if the worst thing you can say of a Muslim that he’s not a human being; by deductive reasoning Meir would not be in good standing with Obama.  But what if a Muslim leader agreed with the west’s conception of Islam…in fact this Muslim leader was quite emphatic when he said the following:

“Today we are the poorest, the most illiterate, the most backward, the un-healthiest, the most un-enlightened, the most deprived, and the weakest of the entire human race.”

Wow!  Strong straight forward observations from a leader who obviously was educated independently of Islam with the ability recognize the difference between civility and cultural backwardness.  Back in 2002 Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said that Islamic countries will remain backward unless they concentrate more on scientific and technological development.  He also added, “Muslim nations are internally involved in fratricidal conflicts (i.e. Sunni vs Shiite) and perceived by the outside world as terrorists with little attention given on their uplift.”

Obama was not living in the White House in 2002 but like an elephant he never forgets.  Only 3 days into his presidency Obama launches a devastating drone attack on Pakistan killing up to ten people.  Now five years later the drone attacks continue and the cumulative total of 2,400 including civilians are counted among the dead.  Former President Bush said, “Don’t mess with Texas.”…he should have said, “Don’t mess with Obama.”

By the way…none of this was reported on your 6 o’clock news by the main stream media and neither was the Churchill fiasco even when the bust was returned toWashington…not to the White House, but to the U.S. Capitol Building under a ceremonial cloud. ~ Norman E. Hooben

*Purely specualtion on my part

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