Kerry is right, actually. The Islamic State is energetic, youthful, and looking forward to expanding its caliphate and eventually controlling the entire world. But of course Kerry is not referring to them. Exactly to whom he is referring is unclear, since, as the brilliant Daniel Greenfield here points out: “74% of Middle Eastern Muslims support the notoriously forward-looking Sharia law. 70% of Egyptians support chopping the hands off thieves. 86% support killing those who leave Islam.” Maybe Kerry has no problem with all that, since the Obama Administration’s Justice Department works so assiduously to procure special privileges for Muslims in the U.S., in accord with the privileged status Muslims have under Sharia.
John Kerry, the Man Who is Always Wrong, took to the stage to offer up some bizarre ramblings about foreign policy.
ISIS, which he refuses to call by its name, will only be defeated when the Syrian War ends, he claimed.
Also, he said, “The Middle East today is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking. It is in them that we place our faith.”
That explains the rampant illiteracy, enslavement of women, ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims and terrorism. So much forward-looking energy in which to place our faith.
74% of Middle Eastern Muslims support the notoriously forward-looking Sharia law. 70% of Egyptians support chopping the hands off thieves. 86% support killing those who leave Islam.
But Kerry actually has a point. The “energetic, youthful” populations are “forward-looking” enough to migrate to Europe for the good life. It’s more forward-looking than the Europeans who are taking them in.
Also the Middle East is pulsating. “Middle East today is still marred by sounds, spectacle of violence –but it need not be. The region is also pulsating with life,” Kerry said.
It’s pulsating alright. With MERS, Cholera and AIDS.
And then Kerry offered a last-ditch defense of the Arab Spring.
To skeptics who say that a mentally retarded leftist absolutely incapable of learning anything from the recent past or even processing simple facts can’t be America’s top diplomat, I reply with one word, #Kerry.
We’ve gone all the way from the wonderful Arab Spring, which foundered when Islamists took over Egypt, and then were tossed out, when Yemen turned into a battle between Al Qaeda, Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi tanks crushed it in Bahrain, etc… over to Tunisia.
Tunisia is awesome. It’s proof that democracy can work.
If by democracy, you mean…
1. Islamists taking over Tunisia
2. Resulting terrorism, violent attacks, including one on the US embassy on September 11, which got overshadowed by the Benghazi massacre
3. Angry protests against Islamist rule by Tunisian leftists, especially unions
4. Violent street battles between Islamists and Tunisian protesters
5. A change of government
6. The Tunisian Islamists finally stepping down to make way for an interim government
7. A new Tunisian government being elected, which has its roots in the pre-Arab Spring politics
Tunisia was basically the same story as Egypt (I predicted counterrevolutions against Islamists in both countries back in 2012, when most analysts were still huffing democracy fumes) except that the local Islamists grasped that they could either take a back seat in the political system, while still retaining a seat at the table, or they would be crushed just like the Brotherhood in Egypt. From Kerry’s POV, this is an improvement. But it’s a long way from democracy.
Kerry’s last desperate gasp of Middle Eastern democracy is a country where violent protests determine the government. So much pulsating energy and so forward-looking.