The President of the United States managed to briefly interrupt his fundraiser in Las Vegas to inform the crowd of his regret regarding the death by murder of the representative of the United States in Libya, Ambassador Chris Stevens. “Obviously our hearts are broken,” he exclaimed. Well as Mark Steyn would say, not so obvious. The middle East is exploding in a masturbatory orgasm of Islamic radical spasm toward the great satan America, and the President, who once exclaimed that his mere personhood would reduce the invective felt by all Muslims towards America due to the unique blundering heavy-handedness of the clueless Bush, could not manage separate himself from the needs of the fundraiser to serve the needs of his nation, other than that brief, offhand remark. Honestly…. stunning.
Chris Stevens was a man who had given his entire avocation to understanding the Islamic crescent of North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard. He had earned a college degree from Berkeley, a masters from the National War College, and a Law degree from the University of California. He had served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, learned French and Arabic in addition to his native English, and ably served his country diplomatically in Jerusalem, Damascus, Cairo, and Riyadh. He was one of the pivotal figures in helping to direct the United States communication with the Arab Spring rebels, fundamental in achieving the overthrow of the Libyan dictator Qaddafi, and in May 2012, was named American Ambassador to Libya and its fledgling government. Chris Stevens was one of those special people who made their life work trying to find a way out of the chaos for those whose lives were perpetually crushed by the chaos.
Chris Stevens’ life of service was paid back by the Libyans he helped by brutal assassination and the obligatory infantile dragging of Stevens’ lifeless body through the streets of Benghazi by the thugs who murdered him and their sycophants. The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton managed to view this as “Libyans carried Chris’s body to the hospital.” Again….absolutely stunning. Are these clueless people truly the ones implementing our national policies and protecting our sovereignty?
We live in times dominated by the theater of the absurd. The President and Secretary of State of the most powerful nation on earth enunciate their vision for American diplomacy as “leading from behind”. The Ambassador representing them in one of the most hostile and unstable places on earth is left on September the 11th, the anniversary of Islamic Radicalism’s greatest triumph, essentially unprotected at an”interim facility” in Benghazi on the terrorists’ most sacred date, the perfect sacred cow for sacrifice to the Islamic radicals greatest deity, the god of death. To bring the Absurdity to culmination, the UK Independent reports that the vulnerability of the American Mission was known for 48 hours and the American administration did nothing (except guest appearances on television shows and fundraising events). Most absurdly, this American administration’s interpretation of this organized assassination squad was that it was after all the fault of America, because an obscure video on YouTube had obviously driven the initially peaceful protesters to distraction, and propagated their uncontrollable outrage to engage in ambassadorial murder… with apparently the RPGs, mortars, and other heavy weapons they just so happened to be carrying on their heretofore peaceful demonstration. Absolutely, absurdly stunning.
We are currently being led into a snake-pit of financial collapse and paralytic foreign policy by a President whose most important constituency is himself. He sees this country as his personal petri dish, where he can concoct absurdest policies and visions of socialist utopias, and the lemmings will support him blindly. Tremendous individuals like Chris Stevens are being burned up in circular policies with no beginning and no end except the re-election of the prevaricator in chief. Before we all pitch ourselves off the cliff following this absurd pied piper, let us find our sanity, and do the right thing on November 6th, 2012.