John and Ban's Not-So-Excellent Cairo Adventure
You know you're living in mundo bizarro when Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sounds (and is!) more reasonable than the U.S. secretary of State and the UN secretary general.
But that's the way it is in this best of all possible worlds with John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon rocketing to Cairo to bring about a ceasefire in the latest Gaza War before Israel does something so rash as finally obliterating the murderous religious psychopaths of Hamas. Heaven forfend!
El-Sisi undoubtedly knows better, as do numerous relatively more silent types like the Saudis and the Jordanians, all -- or anyway most -- of whom would like to see Hamas and its Muslim Brotherhood-Iran allies brought low, not to mention IS/ISIS and the rest of the mad Sunni branch. The people who live there -- the semi-normal ones anyway -- know that the Middle East is in serious need of a swamp draining and the only ones capable of doing it are the Israelis. The Americans under Obama are so out to lunch that they might as well be opening a McDonald's franchise on Alpha Centauri.
Undeterred, John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon will be doing their level best to make sure that doesn't happen -- the swamp draining, that is. So why the urge to preserve Hamas? In Ban's case he represents an organization so anti-Semitic it makes the Wehrmacht seem like a lost branch of Hadassah. The UN wouldn't interrupt its endless and relentless anti-Israel attacks if the North Koreans were dropping a hydrogen bomb on Rikers Island.
As for Kerry, well, as we all know, he's a man of peace and opposed to such thugs as the late Genghis Khan (pronounced Jen-giss, as in Little Richard's "Jenny, Jenny") but always wishes to reason with them first. After all, a fella might win a Nobel Prize. Or failing that, get the Democratic Party presidential nomination over Hillary, whose book isn't selling. Second time's lucky.