Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Obamacare & the Arab Uprisings: The Common Denominator

The Arab uprisings and Obamacare - what do they have in common?

Well, before we answer that question, we must first answer the following question:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

If you answered, "To get to the other side", you're correct.

But 'what could the Arab uprisings and Obamacare possibly have in common?' you ask.

The common denominator between Obamacare & the Arab Uprisings is that they both share a common goal, namely, getting to the other side, instead of merely reaching the curb.

Democrats have long indicated that Obamacare is merely a means to an end, a stepping stone to achieve single payer health care. Hence, Obamacare, for single payer advocates, is a step in the right direction. Whether Democrats eventually achieve their goal of enacting single payer health care remains to be seen. Only time will tell whether the chicken reaches the other side of the road or whether it simply reaches the curb and languishes there indefinitely.

The notorious Al Qaeda preacher, Anwar al-Awlaki - whose been linked to the Times Square car bomber, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, the Fort Hood gunman, some of the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks, and who has called for the assassination of Molly Norris, a U.S. cartoonist - published an article in the latest issue of Al Qaeda's online magazine. Al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, also published an article in the aforementioned issue, as well as various other Jihadist luminaries. Zawahiri, in his article, praises the current uprisings, and like President Obama, he refers to Ghaddafi as a tyrant, and warns that victory in Libya will not happen overnight.

"We ask our brothers and sisters in Libya to continue standing up against the regime and to show patience in the face of [Gadaffi's] tyranny until he falls," writes Zawahiri.

Awlaki's article - which is the cover story for the current issue of the magazine - is entitled, "The Tsunami of Change."

Ah yes, "Change", that good ol', nefarious catchphrase.

Awlaki asserts, in his article, that America. "trashed" Hosni Mubarak. He refers to Muammar Gaddafi as a "lunatic", and says the current Arab uprisings are a blessing to al Qaeda and to Islamic militants.

"Our mujahideen brothers [i.e. Jihadist] in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Muslim world will get a chance to breathe again after three decades of suffocation," he writes. "For the scholars and activists of Egypt to be able to speak again freely, it would represent a great leap forward for the mujahideen."

"The mujahideen around the world are going through a moment of elation," he writes. "I wonder whether the West is aware of the upsurge of mujahideen activity in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, [Saudi] Arabia, Algeria and Morocco?"

"We do not know yet what the outcome would be," he adds, "and we do not have to. The outcome doesn't have to be an Islamic government for us to consider what is occurring to be a step in the right direction."

Ah yes, a step in the right direction....

Indeed, Obamacare and the Arab uprisings are both viewed, by their supporters, as steps in the right direction. For they are merely a means to an end, stepping stones to achieve much larger goals - namely, single payer, universal health care, and, a single, universal caliphate encompassing the entire globe.

Yes, they are steps in the right direction and blessings in disguise.....

Meanwhile, Bashar Al-Assad, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei remain safely ensconced in their seats of power, because unlike Hosni Mubarak, their deposition is not in Obama's best interest.....

Conclusion: The chicken crossed the road to get to the other side. Likewise, the President's chickens - at home and in the Arab world - are crossing the road to get to the other side. They are likely to arrive at their final destination in the not-so-distant future.

Yes, it is true, Obama's chickens are coming home to roooost!