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Sep232012

Obama Thinks Israel's Concerns Over Iran Are Simply "Noise"

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Obama's continual diss of Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is no secret.

The President always seems to have more time for the likes of  Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay Z than the leader of our staunchest mid-east ally, Israel.

In an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Steve Croft, Obama implied that Iran's looming possession of nuclear weapons was simply, "Noise."

"When it comes to our national security decisions -- any pressure that I feel is simply to do what's right for the American people. And I am going to block out -- any noise that's out there..."

While Netanyahu has been repeatedly denied a face to face meeting with Obama over concerns of Iran's imminent development of nuclear weapons, Obama has repeatedly claimed that he is too busy to meet with Israel's leader on the subject of Iran. All while, Obama has plenty of time to campaign, cater to Hollywood, coddle the Muslim Brotherhood and meet with his donors.

Meanwhile, the world teeters on the verge of a nuclear holocaust.

Mr. President, your anti-Semitism is showing.  

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"Friend"

"Enemy"

These are not difficult words, except to a dirtbag leftie zealot without a firm grasp on history or reality.

September 24, 2012 at 06:05 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Mr. President, your anti-Semitism is showing.

Of all the craven, cynical, and audacious dishonesty of the Nooshnutz ™, right down there among the most disgraceful and profoundly offensive are the efforts to redefine and trivialize anti-Semitism, a vile and malevolent ethnic hatred, as “showing insufficient fealty to the Likud Party.”

Yes, what a concept, an American President valuing the needs and security interests of America above the whackjob notion of just turning the US into an outright Israeli client state. Doesn’t Grayphony know that’s not “anti-Semitism?” Well, of course he does, children. He’s just a contemptible liar for whom the term “disgusting” is too mild.

A previous incarnation of this post actually characterized the President as “racist.” Why’d THAT one come out, I wonder? Was the spectacle of neo-Jim-Crow segregationist Birthers calling the President racist just too ridiculous, even for you?

It’s getting so pointing at these people and laughing at and mocking them still gives them way too much credence. We need to go back to ignoring them, and maybe offering the more agitated ones psychiatric assistance.

September 24, 2012 at 09:27 | Registered CommenterWinston

Nevermind Winston's efforts to redefine and trivialize racism, a vile and malevolent ethnic hatred, as “showing insufficient fealty to the Democratic Party.”

September 24, 2012 at 09:42 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Winnie certainly does hate having the racism accusation turned back on his own leftist buddies. I rather enjoy watching the fallout. But then, I also enjoy cooking fire ants with a magnifying glass.

September 24, 2012 at 10:43 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I knew that was among your hobbies, along with blocking Blah people from voting, and spinning fantasies about my mental state. Still, doesn’t look like your whole “this ni-clang! President is racist against white people!!!” shtick is working all that well for you.

Romney’s lead among working-class whites, while immense in the South, is nonexistent in the Northeast and Midwest. Let me repeat that: The President is clobbering The Plutocrat Without a Clue among Northeastern white working class voters and leading him significantly among Midwestern ones. That’s why the Hate, Lies and Treason Party Romney campaign just had to shut down its efforts in Pennsylvania.

But KFTC. Something's bound to turn up for you sometime soon one of these days. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

September 24, 2012 at 12:00 | Registered CommenterWinston

Here's a tip, Winnie. If you don't want people to think you're deranged, then don't post stuff like your last deranged message.

Just trying to be helpful.

No, wait! Forget that! You keep on being you, Winnie. The entertainment value is priceless. You might want to spice it up a bit, though. Consider swinging from the chandelier with an Obamanation flag in one hand, while reciting "They're coming to take me away, HaHa."

September 24, 2012 at 12:46 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I ask again, since when does the Prime Minister of another country get to demand a face to face meeting with the POTUS and expect the POTUS to jump? It's amazing how the right wing in this country has been driven absolutely insane by Obama. There is no middle ground on anything.

There is no, hey, the President is right to think of American intersts first. Or hey, I think that Obama should meet with Bibi to try to get on the same page, and I think he's misguided not to do so.

Nope. It jumps straight to Obama hates Israel and is an anti-Semite! He wants Israel destroyed because.... because.... because...... hell, I don't know why, but it has something to do with his father being a Kenyan anti-colonialist and his mother being a hamster.

September 24, 2012 at 12:59 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Uh, if you don't want people to think you're deranged, you might want to consider not supporting parties whose top officials publicly trumpet their belief the President is an anti-Semitic and racist-against-white-people secret alien from the Galaxy Gxfmnptlk whose CIA-agent father concocted a cover story to hide his Communist infancy (have I got that right?).

kwAwk, the insight that nations don't have friends or enemies, just interests, is completely lost on these tantrumming infants. They think anyone who disagrees with them is The Devil, and they're gonna KFTC till hell freezes over.

September 24, 2012 at 13:15 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

"Friend"

"Enemy"

You lefties work on your word comprehension skills. With enough practice, you might be able to tell the difference. Or maybe not.

September 24, 2012 at 14:07 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I see the insight that nations don't have friends or enemies, just interests, is completely lost on tantrumming infants such as yourself, Red. As long as you're rummaging around in a dictionary though you might check out the entries for "anti-Semite," "race-baiting," and "deranged."

I don't think these terms mean what you seem to think they do. Your usage is not consistent with that of normal people.

My diagnosis is Obama Derangement Syndrome, chronic, recurrent, and very far advanced. It's a form of collective dementia spread by airborne radio broadcasts.

September 24, 2012 at 14:42 | Registered CommenterWinston

So our "interests," according to your Dear Leader Obama, must then lie with the insane mullahs of Iran, and not with the free and democratic Israel. You, Sir, are a moron of the first water.

September 24, 2012 at 15:14 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Our interests lie in not alienating other countries such as Russia, China and the countries of Western Eurpoe, let alone other nations in the Persian Gulf region by striking first and asking questions later like we did in Iraq.

Our interests lie in the higher probability of achieving a compromise solution with Iran if we're not seen as a puppet to the right wing belligerence presently in charge of Israel.

Our interests lie in having a President who is in charge of our foreign policy and not one who is subservient to a tiny nation on the Mediterranean.

Our interests like in Bibi coming to the understanding that Israel needs the US a hell of a lot more than the US needs Israel.

September 24, 2012 at 16:35 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Our interests lie in not alienating other countries such as Russia, China and the countries of Western Eurpoe, let alone other nations in the Persian Gulf region by striking first and asking questions later like we did in Iraq.

Our interests do NOT lie in telling our enemies when and where we're going to lie down.

Our interests lie in the higher probability of achieving a compromise solution with Iran if we're not seen as a puppet to the right wing belligerence presently in charge of Israel.

It's foolish in the extreme to think that any sort of "compromise solution" (half as many Iranian nukes, perhaps?) is possible when dealing with insane death cultists like the Iranian mullahs, who think nuclear armageddon would be a great start toward the global caliphate.

Our interests lie in having a President who is in charge of our foreign policy and not one who is subservient to a tiny nation on the Mediterranean.

Really? Then let's elect a president like that, instead of the bowing and scraping SCOAMF we have now.

Our interests like in Bibi coming to the understanding that Israel needs the US a hell of a lot more than the US needs Israel.

Um... if you don't think Netanyahu already knows that, then I'm afraid you haven't been paying attention to this whole real world thing.

September 24, 2012 at 17:39 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I think it is you that need to get a grasp on reality Red. We've institued many sanctions on Iran with the help of other nations. We're attacking their nuclear facilities on a frequent basis using cyber tactics to disrupt their computers and centrifuges. We're bringing Iran to the table.

Your fantasy about a global caliphate is just that. There are millions of muslims living in Israel or in the West Bank. Most likely Sunni Muslim, who aren't always on the best of terms with the Shia muslims in Iran. Iran stands to gain nothing by a surprise nuclear attack on Israel especially it is assured that Israel already has plenty of nuclear missles targeted at Tehran.

We tried the go it alone, bully other nations, to hell with the consequences approach for 8 years under Dubya. It was a catestrophic failure.

September 24, 2012 at 17:54 | Registered Commenterkwawk

The go it alone, bully other nations, to hell with the consequences approach cannot fail. It can only BE failed.

September 24, 2012 at 18:42 | Registered CommenterWinston

Apparently, Obama's interests lie in the coveted approval of the dames at The View, which are far more important than meeting with foreign leaders about crucial world problems.

September 24, 2012 at 19:52 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Iran stands to gain nothing by a surprise nuclear attack on Israel...

Nothing, except to transform itself into a nation willing to martyr itself for the cause of Jihad.

September 24, 2012 at 20:09 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

What part of 1.2 million muslims living in Israel not including the West Bank are you having trouble understanding? Do you really think that the muslim world would take kindly to the Shia muslim Iran slaughtering 1.2 million Sunni muslim men, women and children for no reason?

I'm happy to see recently that the mainstream media seems to be catching on that the biggest reason the Romney campaign looks incompetant is not because of Romney, per se, but that in order to win the nomination he had to sell his soul to people that aren't interested in rational thinking or pragmatic problem solving, only ideology and dogma.

September 24, 2012 at 21:47 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Headline... Iran: "If attacked by Israel, we'll target U.S."

Do you feel better about Obama's unwillingness to meet with Netanyahu now?

September 24, 2012 at 22:09 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

I would feel better if your buddy Bibi wasn't trying so hard to insert himself into an American election.

September 24, 2012 at 22:55 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Do you really think that the muslim world would take kindly to the Shia muslim Iran slaughtering 1.2 million Sunni muslim men, women and children for no reason?

Are you suggesting Sunni Muslims reject their religious obligation under Islam (there's your reason) to wage jihad against non-believers?

September 24, 2012 at 23:02 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

What I really think is happening on the Iran front is this. Old Mahmoud is term limited out of office by the middle of next year. As we've seen from the Green Revolution, the younger generation in Iran isn't inclined to be in support of the hard line right wing Islamists in Iran.

The Obama administration is trying not to give the right wingers in Iran any ammunition in the elections next summer. To not enable them to use fear of the US or demonization of the west as a pretense for winning the elections.

This is a threat to the right wingers in Israel because if they don't have a belligerent Syria and a belligerent Hamas supported by Iran threatening them, then they lose the appearance of the moral high ground when it comes to annexing all of Jerusalem and the occupied territories.

If Iran flips to a more liberal government and renounces violence against Isreal, then it will force the Israelis to come to the table to negotiate a settlement with the Palestinians, which isn't really what the Lukid types want.

September 24, 2012 at 23:35 | Registered Commenterkwawk

"What, me worry?" --KwAwk, November 2012 edition

Cue the music:

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day,
Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!

September 25, 2012 at 04:06 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

The Obama administration is trying not to give the right wingers in Iran any ammunition in the elections next summer. To not enable them to use fear of the US or demonization of the west as a pretense for winning the elections.

Another deluded liberal conceit: the notion that we have any control over what our enemy is going to use for his propaganda.

This is a threat to the right wingers in Israel because if they don't have a belligerent Syria and a belligerent Hamas supported by Iran threatening them, then they lose the appearance of the moral high ground when it comes to annexing all of Jerusalem and the occupied territories.

Newsflash: Israel annexed that land back in 1967. That's why they're refered to as "occupied territories".

September 25, 2012 at 07:21 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

In short, only liberalism can save the world...
we don't know how and can't articulate it in an ad... just trust us... again, mmmkay?

Hope and Change 2012.

I also question your comprehension of a nuclear warhead's blast radius Kwawk.
One wouldn't destroy all of Israel... let alone the entire west bank along with it.

September 25, 2012 at 09:57 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

I never made the contention that one warhead would destroy all of Isreal, but I did make the point that about 1 in 6 people living in Israel is muslim, not including the west bank, thus one could expect that if a nuclear weapon was dropped on Israel killing 100,000 people that 16,666 of those people would be muslims.

It has been Redbead and Mach making the claims about how Iran would use nuclear weapons to wipe Isreal from the map, not me. My contention has been the opposite, that Iran attacking Isreal with nuclear weapons doesn't make sense. It would be an irrational and suicidal course of action considering that Israel already has nuclear weapons it can retaliate with.

I've not seen any evidence that the rulers in Iran are irrational and suicidal.

September 25, 2012 at 12:40 | Registered Commenterkwawk

"Doesn't make sense" really isn't a valid because Iran's hatred for Israel doesn't make a whole lot of sense either. They believe Israel needs to be wiped off the face of the earth and actually do look at our country and believe it is Satanic. Nonsensical or not, Iran has been a threat for some time now. They have a long history of wanting to destroy anything and anybody unwilling to bow or cater to their ideology.

The side they considered allies back in the 1930's and their stance on Jews didn't make a much sense either. Sure didn't stop them committing evil and horrific acts of violence against them.

Where in the rule book does it say ideological differences have to "make sense"?

September 25, 2012 at 13:06 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

"Doesn't make sense" really isn't a valid because Iran's hatred for Israel doesn't make a whole lot of sense either. They believe Israel needs to be wiped off the face of the earth and actually do look at our country and believe it is Satanic. Nonsensical or not, Iran has been a threat for some time now. They have a long history of wanting to destroy anything and anybody unwilling to bow or cater to their ideology.

The side they considered allies back in the 1930's and their stance on Jews didn't make a much sense either. Sure didn't stop them committing evil, senseless acts of violence against them.

Where in the rule book does it say ideological differences have to "make sense"?
Since when does it have to fall under the classification of rational?

September 25, 2012 at 13:45 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

I've not seen any evidence that the rulers in Iran are irrational and suicidal.

Then you're just not fully up to speed, particularly with the kind of death cult beliefs of the Iranian mullahs.

In the minds of those fanatics, the 12th Imam is destined to come back and rule the world under a global caliphate, forcing every human on earth to be submissive to Islam. This return of the 12th Imam is supposed to happen during a time of upheaval and chaos. Adding fuel to the fire is the Iranian mullahs' belief that humans can bring about that required chaos, which makes their acquisition of nukes a top priority.

They not only don't fear a nuclear hell; they want one.

September 25, 2012 at 13:53 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I think it makes perfect sense that a country in a post colonial stage would resent having Jews from Europe resettling in arab lands colonizing the place and setting up their own country. You just have to look at it from their side. Israel isn't a country that has existed or a subset of the region that has been there for 1000 years, it is a post-colonial construct that resulted from a wish buy guilt ridden Western powers to give the Jewish people a homeland.

Nothing has stopped Israel from committing evil and horriffic acts against the Palestinians either. There are civilians who have died on both sides of the conflict.

Suicide bombing is for the low level very devout functionary, not for the mullahs and not for countries as a whole. If Iran is developing nuclear weapons it is for the sake of changing the balance of power in the middle east, not for lobbing random attacks at neighbors.

September 25, 2012 at 14:13 | Registered Commenterkwawk

If Iran is developing nuclear weapons it is for the sake of changing the balance of power in the middle east, not for lobbing random attacks at neighbors.

...and all Hitler wanted was the Sudetenland.

September 25, 2012 at 14:39 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presses the US for “red lines” on Iran’s nuclear development and Iran ramps up its rhetoric, Israelis don’t seem to be expecting a war with Iran anytime soon – and are not frantically preparing for one.

Yes, Iran is a dangerous regime, most say. But even as some get new gas masks and repair their bomb shelters, more than half say they think Mr. Netanyahu's statements about launching an Israeli strike on Iran are a bluff intended to pressure the US to do the job instead.

Yeah, that shounds about right.....

http://news.yahoo.com/israelis-shrug-netanyahus-urgent-warnings-iran-131629186.html

Maybe we should all chip in to send Redbeard to Isreal so that he can set them straight about how they're about to all die!

September 25, 2012 at 15:07 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I think it makes perfect sense that a country in a post colonial stage would resent having Jews from Europe resettling in arab lands colonizing the place and setting up their own country.

Not sure what you're talking about here. Iran can't be in a "post colonial stage" because they were never colonized by Western powers, and not being populated by Arabs would seem to preclude any racial resentment towards events in 'Arab lands'.

September 25, 2012 at 16:28 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Israel isn't a country that has existed or a subset of the region that has been there for 1000 years...

More confusion. Exactly which political entity in the region you believe has existed for 1000 years?

September 25, 2012 at 16:43 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Iran itself was never colonized but the countries all around it were and certainly in the 20th century Britain, the US and the USSR were often looking and often did have a role in the internal affairs of Iran including multiple coups of the existing government. Iran itself isn't Arab, perhaps Muslim would have been a better choice of words.

It isn't about political entities. The people of egypt have been the people of Egypt for thousands of years. The people of Jordan have been in Jordan for centuries. The people in Syria have been in Syria for centuries. The people in Israel have been in Israel for decades.

September 25, 2012 at 17:15 | Registered Commenterkwawk

...Iran itself isn't Arab, perhaps Muslim would have been a better choice of words.

It isn't about political entities. The people of egypt have been the people of Egypt for thousands of years. The people of Jordan have been in Jordan for centuries. The people in Syria have been in Syria for centuries. The people in Israel have been in Israel for decades.


Iran is Persian... they are definitely not "Arabs". We should revoke your Muslim Extremist Sympathizer Card (i.e. registration claiming "Democrat") over such confusion.
South of Iran was Arabian.

Might I also add that at one time Iran dominated the entire region that is currently in chaos, including Egypt, Libya, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, much of modern day Europe, etc... they were a true world superpower. Looking at it that way the "colonization" (i.e. attempted global takeover) has been over for quite some time.

Perhaps the real problem is the regional takeover of the Muslim Brotherhood (ya think)? Much of it being fueled and armed by Iran, just like they've armed much of our enemies up to today. It's really not that hard to identify who are enemies are there... liberals just have an extremely difficult time seeing who they are whenever Israel happens to be involved.

Why is that?

September 25, 2012 at 19:49 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Despite their loving embrace of multicult, libs are actually too lazy to study any culture other than their own and as usual substitute their impressions or wishes for reality. Anyone who knows the slightest bit about Muslim and Arab culture knows they respect "the strong horse" and have contempt for weakness. Those who bow and scrape as Obama did to the Saudi king and apologize for attacks on America are objects of derision. Obama's groveling approach to Muslims starting with his Cairo speech, announcing a withdrawal date in Afghanistan and parroting the jihadists' silly disinformation (the American ambassador was killed by coincidence on September 11th by a spontaneous mob angry about a film trailer they've never seen for a film that may not exist) make him look like a very weak horse indeed. In a hundred different ways he has communicated to Muslim extremists including Iran's leadership that he is a dhimmi to Muslim interests and they have free rein.

September 25, 2012 at 21:17 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Well stated, Drew.

Never in history has a nation benefitted by projecting an image of weakness. Yet leftists like Obama continue to do that very thing, despite all the lessons of history.

We live in dangerous times. If Obama wins re-election, the danger will multiply.

September 26, 2012 at 05:18 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

The people in Israel have been in Israel for decades.

And that means what exactly? Is there some time limit for self determination?

September 26, 2012 at 07:56 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Exactly which political entity in the region you believe has existed for 1000 years?

I'm still waiting for kwAwk to answer this one, Mach. Does he mean the British Mandate? Or the Ottoman Empire? Rome?

September 26, 2012 at 08:42 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I think kwawk's referring to the people living in that area, but I'm not aware of anyone person who's lived there for hundreds or thousands of years. You have to go back to Genesis for lifespans that long.

September 26, 2012 at 09:27 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Heh. :-)

I was wondering if KwAwk thinks there is, or ever has been, a sovereign nation called Palestine.

September 26, 2012 at 09:55 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Drew - A more compelling description of modern Arab/Muslim/Persian culture that I've seen is that the Arab/Muslim/Persian people are upset that their once flourishing and strong cultures have been relegated to afterthought status in the modern world. They're not upset at us because they think that we are weak, they're lashing out at us because they're upset that their own culture is weak.

If you'd pay attention to the news, the Obama administration has indicated over and over that they believe that the attacks on the Libian embassy were a preplanned coordinated attack, not a spontaneous event, using the movie review clip as an excuse to rile up the masses.

Mach - Only someone who is incredibly dense or is intentionally being deceitful would interpret anything I've said as indicating there are 1000 year old people anywhere in the middle east. If you're willing to address my comments intelligently I'll be happy to respond.

September 26, 2012 at 10:09 | Registered Commenterkwawk

If you'd pay attention to the news, the Obama administration has indicated over and over that they believe that the attacks on the Libian embassy were a preplanned coordinated attack, not a spontaneous event, using the movie review clip as an excuse to rile up the masses.

The administration has said this (after flip flopping back and forth between lies and reality) when pressured to answer, despite their unwillingness to come completely clean on what they knew in advance of the attacks, however Obama himself has blamed and continues to blame the movie for inciting the violence.

What an ignorant SCoaMF, huh?

September 26, 2012 at 11:07 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

If you'd pay attention to the news, the Obama administration has indicated over and over that they believe that the attacks on the Libian embassy were a preplanned coordinated attack, not a spontaneous event, using the movie review clip as an excuse to rile up the masses.

By paying attention to the news, I know that the Obama cabal tried to deny that reality, until the denials began being ridiculed by even Obama's friends in media. Then the story changed.

Mach - Only someone who is incredibly dense or is intentionally being deceitful would interpret anything I've said as indicating there are 1000 year old people anywhere in the middle east. If you're willing to address my comments intelligently I'll be happy to respond.

KwAwk, it seems that you need a transfusion to bolster your sense of humor. It seems quite weak at the moment.

September 26, 2012 at 11:07 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

...however Obama himself has blamed and continues to blame the movie for inciting the violence.

Barack the Quisling, at it again, making the U.S. look like a weak-willed nation begging the thugs to leave us alone.

"Pretty please, Mr. Terrorist? Pretty please with sugar on it? If we come to this den of thieves to apologize once again, and this time blame a film, will you please not hurt us?"

I'm sick to my stomach watching that pitiful excuse for an American continue to wreck the ship of state.

September 26, 2012 at 11:16 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

If you're willing to address my comments intelligently I'll be happy to respond.

There is no intelligent response to your comment. You're echoing the argument being made by the Iranian President that Israel has no history in the region, but that's blatently untrue unless you're discounting the last 50 years of history. Jews have been migrating to the region in large numbers since the early 20th Century. Why are their efforts at self-determination discounted by you and the Iranian mullahs?

September 26, 2012 at 11:17 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

The latest Washington Post poll has Obama up by eight in Ohio and four in Florida. If indeed it becomes a landslide like its starting to look, will you guys come back to the center as a party or continue to go further and furhter to the right to the point of irrelevance?

September 26, 2012 at 12:41 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

Reading Choy/Brent's taunting post that cheers on evil, I can't help but think of Yeats:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

September 26, 2012 at 12:56 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Well, there’s our answer, Choy.

Shorter Redneck: “Obama is the AntiChrist.”

September 26, 2012 at 13:11 | Registered CommenterWinston

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