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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kristof's "Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold": Obama Talks Quietly and Carries No Stick

In an op-ed in today's New York Times entitled "Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold" (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/opinion/30kristof.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss) in which we are told that Obama needs to get tougher to avoid genocide in Sudan's south, inveterate leftist Nicholas Kristof says there are plenty of carrots being offered by Obama to Sudan's President Bashir, but no sticks:

"I see no evidence of serious sticks. Put yourself in President Bashir’s shoes. It may still be in his interest to plan a genocidal strategy in the coming months if that will enable him to keep the oil. Even privately, we haven’t laid out strong enough disincentives."

What a surprise! Obama has made a name for himself throughout the world as a president who talks quietly, using teleprompters, and carries no stick at all -- in discussions with Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Myanmar. Only when the talk focuses on U.S. ally Israel are there calls from the left to "break bones" (see Roger Cohen's recent "A Test of Israel's Character" (http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.com/2010/09/cohens-test-of-israels-character-bon.html)).

Remarkable how Kristof acknowledges how the Bush administration knew how to talk with bullying murderer Bashir.

However, nothing can be achieved in Sudan without also acknowledging the true racial overtones of this conflict, which Kristof does not disclose to his readers. This is a country where hundreds of thousands of black animists, i.e. non-Muslims, in the south have already been slaughtered by Arabs from the north with the support of oil-hungry China and the tyrannical Islamic Republic of Iran.

A flaccid, irresolute Obama administration is suddenly going to rein in China and Iran? I wouldn't bet on it. After all, it's much easier and more politically correct today to beat up on tiny democratic Israel.

Thanks, Nicholas, for this mendacious display of would-be candor.

1 comment:

  1. well, at least the Eye of Kristof has shifted back to Sudan. Perhaps Africa has enough injustice to keep him from ever thinking about Israel again.

    If only we could get the Eye of Obama synchronized with the Eye of Kristof, both having blind spots that can never see Israel again...

    Yes, allusion to the Eye of Sauron from "Lord of the Rings" intended, for as long as we still have free speech.

    K2K

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