PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2014 — There is nothing funny about Boko Haram kidnapping Nigerian schoolgirls and threatening them with sexual mutilation and death. There is, however, plenty of warped amusement in the pathetic response to this act of evil.
Expect the same uselessness from the West as in July of 2013, when Boko Haram first began lynching young Nigerians.
Boko Haram is a group motivated by two words that President Obama will never utter out of fear of offending genocidal seventh century barbarians. Boko Haram is radical Islam in its meanest, ugliest and most brutal form. Acknowledging radical Islam would destroy the Obama narrative of al Qaeda being on the run. This is what caused the Obama administration’s refusal to rescue Americans in Benghazi. This is what will prevent any meaningful action against Boko Haram.
First Lady Michele Obama took to Twitter with the hashtag #bringbackourgirls. This gesture has all the substance of Obama supporters chanting “Yes, we can.” President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to continue their foreign policy doctrine of “tough inaction” mixed with “perpendicular diplomacy.” Words such as “unacceptable” will be thrown around even though the United States through its impotence will absolutely accept whatever happens. Evil flourishes when good people do nothing, and the United States is fully prepared to do nothing.
Boko Haram are not just “extremists.” Radical Islam is the very essence of their movement. Refusing to name the virulent strain of the specific religion being corrupted is why radical Islam keeps spreading. The killers are not Sikhs, Zorostrians, or Christians. For all Barack Obama knows, the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Jews belonging to a sect called Boca Raton. Obama can check every golf course in Florida, and probably has. He is not going to find the Islamic abductors or their captives.
Does anybody think anybody in the Obama administration has anything but meaningless words to offer? Does anybody think that America’s champion of feminism Hillary Clinton would do anything to help? The woman burning with entitlement to be President does not want to talk about Boko Haram or anything else that reminds the world of her failure in combating radical Islam. She is more worried about her husband Bubba’s harem back in Arkansas. If a few girls die, “what difference at this point does it make?” What matters most is that radical Islam never be mentioned. The narrative of success against radical Islam must be maintained. Evidence of total failure in handling radical Islam must be dismissed.
Does anybody think Sandra Fluke, the National Organization for Women or any other pseudo-feminists will get these girls home? Unless it involves Republicans and contraception, there is no war on women to see here. Leftist women make up the heart of the Democratic coalition, and they will not demand that Obama do something. Most of the liberal coalition would only react if Boko Haram were shown leaving a large carbon footprint. Even if Obama tried to act, he would not know how. See every other Obama foreign policy debacle for the evidence.
Boko Haram are evil. They are terrorists. The way to deal with evil and terrorism is to confront it directly. This means call evil out by name and confront the terrorists with overwhelming force. President George W. Bush overthrew Saddam Hussein in Iraq and the Taliban and Afghanistan. He freed 50 million Arab Muslim women from oppression. Obama chose to shrink from the world stage without mentioning evil by name. This only emboldened the terrorists and led to more evil.
All the sophomoric pep rallies and holding up signs containing hashtags will not make a bit of difference to anybody valuing substance over style.
The Nigerian schoolgirls are already for all intents and purposes dead. They may still be physically breathing, but they are dead girls walking. They know the world is too weak to rescue them. They know this because the terrorists keep saying it and the terrorists keep being proven right. Americans held hostage in other nations are as good as gone. Lighting a candle is not a rescue mission. Rescuing non-Americans from an unknown evil is a non-starter.
If it was Obama’s children, their father might actually do something. Other people’s children will get platitudes followed by “decisive inertia” and “smart meaningful impotence.”
The murder of young girls is a tragedy. The unwillingness and inability to prevent it from repeatedly happening is a global disgrace. This is what happens when leftist plutocrats convince themselves that the biggest threat to the world is climate change and not radical Islam. An Islamist sect kidnapped and most likely murdered girls in the forest, and American leaders neither heard or made a meaningful sound.
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