It is quite comical that the world has gone from “suspicion” to “we are at war” status with the Muslim world, if such a thing exists. What is the muslim world?? Is it a world apart from the judeo christian world? Is there a Buddhist world? Do we all not live in the same world?
Right now Obama the leader of the “Judeo christian” world who is quite confusing himself is in Saudi Arabia trying to make peace with the sheikhs. The fact that the west with its intelligence, with its in depth analysis of all sorts of philosophy, culture and awareness is unaware that Saudi Arabia has no control over the “Muslim world” is hilarious. Yes Saudi is the religious figurehead and center of the Muslim world, but as far as political influence is concerned, the Saudi royals are looked upon by the powerful playersÂ such as Iran with contempt and suspicion. In fact they get the same reaction from their own people. In fact here is an idea!!Â IfÂ Obama wants to bring about change why does he not suggest “democracy” to his Saudi friends. Lets see if they will answer that with a “yes we can”
Then there is the little question of the state of Israel. What will the Americans give in return for assurances from the Muslim world that we will not bomb them to hell? Will they give up supporting Israel? Will they push towards a solution in the Middle east? Will Israeli war generals also face the same fate as their counterparts in other parts of the world going through war crime trials in Hague?
Frankly reaching a political solution of a problem which is between religions is not easy at all. Obviously Obama is making a good step by reaching out to the rest of the world to improve an American image tarnished by “Bumble Bush.” However in order to do what his aim is, America will have to alter not just its foreign policy but its perception of the Muslim world. This perception as of right now is the one pax romania had of the gauls and other godless pagans.Â Creepily enough they have the same symbol of “liberation” as well, the eagle. Not just that but lets not kid ourselves God promised both Jews and Palestinians a holy land and he ain’t exactly available for comment, so until his emissaries unite(the religious orders) in the name of peace nothing is going to happen.
Let the pope and an entire shurah of the Muslim world get togather and send out the message of peace and that will work wonders, state visits of the Master to his viceroys in charge will achieve zilch.
By the way ever since Obama came into power, the American war machine instead of going through the much touted “change” has gone into an overdrive with adding more troops to Afghanistan, more drone attacks in Afpak and a complete refusal to release war crime pictures back home.
So who does Obama think he is kidding?