A proud week for the United States, President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize for… eh… what peace did he achieve again?
This is the question on the minds of perhaps the majority of those that even noticed. Even Terrorist organizations have tilted their heads in wonder. Apparently there is a new precedent for achieving such a prestigious award. You now only need to want to do something, no longer actually achieve a milestone or goal. I feel sorry for the honorable judges, there are going to be a lot more qualifying contestants for this new game show. Indeed the whole concept of peace apparently is changing, at least as we knew it. The “Nobel” committee said it honored Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." I must have been sleeping since January, what extraordinary efforts did I miss? Of course I am not paying attention to the little problem of the Nomination date of February 1, 12 days after President Obama took office.
The only thing that has happened in my neck of the woods, this side of the Jordan River is the lopsided pressure being put on the Israeli people regarding concessions to be made to the peace loving Arabs of the Fatah party representing the Arabs living in Judea and Samaria (so far).
In other parts of the world where the US is involved, violence and warfare is business as usual. Iraq is still the mess it has been with no improvement in sight. Afghanistan is heading down the tubes with civilian fatalities and casualties climbing steadily, not to mention the losses of US troops. Pakistan has been enjoying an increase in suicide bombings. African deaths continue on being unnoticed by the present US administration, the list goes on.
The only thing Prez Obama has really done is stretched his hand out to the Muslims of the world in friendship and promised them that he is on their side also. Wait a sec… it seems they are the ones involved in all of this violence, so what’s going on? I mean no offense to the Muslim communities of the world, but it seems most of the violent confrontations going on seem to happening in mostly Muslim areas.
This latest mockery of prestige goes right along with the Goldstone Report, the UN, the Honduras Jew hunt, J Street and so many others looking to paint a bad picture of the Jewish State. It is getting boring, surely there must be something else of interest in the world?
Is Art dead, has the Music stopped, what about doing good in the world for the hungry, the sick? Lets not forget Education. How about releasing the masses from the yoke of petroleum? You would think these are pressing matters rather than a handful of Jews in the Middle East. I think someone is messin’ with the scales. We are being hoodwinked.