Thursday, May 24, 2012

Across the Pond - Middle East Update

Cartoon Credit: Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

 Looking to the Middle East, the news is pretty grim.
Breaking story; hopes for talks with Iran growing dim.
We will not lift sanctions - not until they compromise.
They want some concessions first, but we don't trust those guys.

Syrian regime continues shelling with their tanks
As its citizens begin to join the rebels' ranks.
Tighter that he grips his fist, the more folks slip away;
Assad's growing strangely more like Vader every day.

Pakistan has sentenced a physician who they said
Broke the law by helping us to see Bin Laden dead.
Gave him more than 30 years and then they wonder why
We don't tell them when a drone-strike mission's gonna fly.

Egypt - there's a ray of hope - election's underway.
Voters lined up in the streets to have a chance to say
Who will be the President...  I hope their choice is good.
(I am rather fearful of the Muslim Brotherhood.)

Overall the region's still a powder keg and we
Would be well advised to not forget the history...
Yes, I know it's ancient and our grasp is incomplete
But, if we don't learn it fast, we're destined to repeat.


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