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Obama, A Dull Blade

I don’t know about you but I am sick of Obama’s boasts about going after Isis.  He taunts and dares and does nothing.  He is an empty revolver, a dull blade.

There exists a video of Isis containing the Jordanian pilot, Maaz al-Kassasbeh, in an orange jump suit in a cage surrounded by Isis soldiers.  Then he is doused with petrol and burned alive.

This is as shocking as the decapitations.  And Isis has the nerve to display these executions as if they are making fun of our inability to do anything to protect ourselves.

This is personal.  Pearl Harbor and Ground Zero were generic.  This is individual.  This is privately horrific.

Don’t we have a responsibility to go after these thugs?  Enflamed individuals are collateral damage so the whole world should regard itself as threatened by these murderers.

We should not target our particular enemies.  We should kill all, whether collateral or not. Kindness to our enemies is cruelty to ourselves.  Homicide of our enemies is better than suicide of ourselves.

Obama, the vacant vociferous mouth, says that the video shows “viciousness and barbarity.” No kidding.  So does Obama’s reluctance to defend innocent people. He is passive aggressive.  His reluctance is enthusiasm for our enemies.

And once again he pretends that the video will “redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of our global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated.”

Fat chance of that.

Then nah, nah, nah,nah,nah, he says that Isis’s ideology is bankrupt.  Wow, some insult.  A man is burning in the memory of the sky and he talks about bankrupt.  Maybe he means our economy is bankrupt under his failed leadership.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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