Reports now include news that King Abdullah of Jordan has quoted Clint Eastwood, and that he has even suited up to pilot a plane to help take down ISIS. The Eastwood film he quoted was “Unforgiven” and he promised that he would go after ISIS.
According to Rep. Duncan Hunter, last Tuesday Abdullah met with the U.S. House Armed Services Committee where he quoted Eastwood. The King said “The only problem we’re going to have is running out of fuel and bullets.” But I think we should tell him not to worry – the USA, has more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and is now exporting it. Plus there are plenty of bullets – in fact today I got an email with several photographs from Texas – one said “sorry there will be no warning shots – we are conserving bullets.” Anyway, somehow I don’t think the Jordanians do warning shots – hence, more bullets are directed at the bad guys.
We should remember that by Abdullah quoting Eastwood he was making it clear that he is willing to go after (hence interested in defeating) ISIS. So what is wrong with the so called “leaders” in Washington, DC? The problem may lie in two major factors:
• President Obama has sworn that he would stand with the Muslims (not America which he has sworn to defend), and most Democrats stand with Obama. Both sides are Muslim in this case, but their very name and certainly their ideology proclaims that ISIS is more Islamic (i.e. ‘holier than thou’). Furthermore Obama has no use for kings (duh, some countries/cultures have them - it is a fact of life and sometimes a necessity). Plus Obama has a habit of supporting tyrannies, or the worse of two tyranny who may oppose each other and he hates military action.
• Nearly all Democrats, and most certainly the current president, believe that talk equals action. Hence if they say something it is real, they think this is so because they believe it (good does that mean if I believe hard enough then there really and truly are unicorns?). Action is unimportant or irrelevant to them.
While I cannot say I know Jordan, I have lived in the Middle East and people in the Middle East (unlike Western elites) believe that actions speak louder than words. There is an understanding there that words without action are meaningless. This is based on reality – a reality of the Middle East.
What prompted Jordan’s King Abdullah to quote Eastwood’s film? Simple. ISIS’ brutal slaying of a Jordanian pilot. Abdullah was angry – good, we need some angry Arabs mowing down stupid angry Arabs who lash out at those who don’t agree with them. While I am no fan of Jordan, or of King Abdullah, he seems to be loyal to his country and a real man who is willing to take action. If only the USA were so lucky.
No one should forget that Abdullah’s father, King Hussein, was the leader of Jordan during the Jordanian Civil War between September 1970 and July 1971. In this war he defeated tens of thousands of the so-called Palestinians. While Abdullah was just a child (born in 1962) he must be fully aware of his father’s success in this action. Although his British born mother was a convert to Islam, Abdullah is all Arab (with a ‘Palestinian’ wife no less). After all the family still styles themselves the Hashemite (in today’s Saudi Arabia) Kingdom of Jordan. SO he understands war very well, and knows that his poor country (the only part of the Middle East without oil) can ill afford the presence of ISIS.
In a different context as the late, great Andrew Breitbart said this is “WAR#” Now if only the elites, who are very often effete elites, of the USA just understood.
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