We know it's there; we can feel it, like a splinter in our minds. Why do people so enjoy the suffering of others? No, of course I'm not talking about sanctimonious you! You give to charity. You go to church. You counsel troubled youth or maybe you give blood. You don't eat meat, or maybe you blog about Indi movies that everyone "MUST SEE!"
You don't believe you enjoy the suffering of others? Okay think about every joke you ever heard—that was actually funny and not a stupid pun—where somebody got hurt. There was always a "somebody" who was the butt of the joke. Have you ever lain in your bed at night listening to the thunder and lightning, while the rain poured down from the sky and you felt so happy? Why were you happy? There you were, all snug and warm, while outside your home vagrants hunted for a bridge to crawl under. You were happy! Happy because you are a winner and all the people getting wet are losers. No? I guess it's just me. But let me take you back in time. Back...back...back... Maybe you forgot? Do you remember the day when the bully was picking on the loser? You were happy because it wasn't you. You laughed when the bully laughed. You didn't see anything when the teacher asked what happened. Say it with me ... "I didn't see anything." Okay bristle and deny if that's what you want to do. I was there. I saw your smirks and your grins. I saw the evil glisten of your mocking eyes. I know you down to the glycerin and cholesterol choking your heart.
The bully needs a victim. The despotic leader needs an enemy. The tyrant needs a target. Whether it be Jews or Kulaks, the evil villain needs some people to suffer while he revels in the approbation of the people who are his audience, who are happy because it's not they who suffer.
CONTROL! Give the people food, shelter and an enemy, and you have control. If some rebel, it's because they're sick, insane, criminal, haters, or traitors. They fear science, they fear certain races, or creeds. They're cowards! Yes that's it! They're cowards who fear the knife cutting off their heads. This concept known as Islamophobia is also exhibited by rabbits who similarly display an irrational phobia of being eaten by hawks and snakes.
So, finally, here we are. Evil is manifest in the Islamic State. Obama is the evil villain who gave birth to this abomination. Every horror, every tragedy, every rape, murder, torture, every suffering imaginable lies squarely and truly at the feet of President Hope and Change. How did he do it? How did this stumbling farce—this jackass extraordinaire—manage such unimaginable evil? I call it the evil villain control trifecta: EBT, Section-Eight, and ISIS—or "ISIL" as Obama likes to call it because he's smart and we're all stupid. Thanks Obama! Because there we were, feeling all unhappy in our snug warm little homes and you were there to bring the rain...of blood.
Islamic State kidnaps 400 civilians in Syrian city of Deir al-Zor: monitorBEIRUT
Islamic State militants kidnapped at least 400 civilians when they attacked government-held areas in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, a monitoring group said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday families of pro-government fighters were among those abducted.
"There is genuine fear for their lives, there is a fear that the group might execute them as it has done before in other areas," said the Observatory's head Rami Abdulrahamn.
Deir al-Zor is the main town in a province of the same name. The province links Islamic State's de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa with territory controlled by the militant group in neighboring Iraq.
Syria's state news agency SANA said earlier that at least 300 people, including women and children, had been killed during the attacks in Deir al-Zor, but it made no mention of people getting kidnapped.
Some unprecedented news, folks. Never in the history of the United Nations has a U.S. President taken the chairmanship of the powerful UN Security Council. Perhaps it is because of what could arguably be a Constitutional prohibition against doing so. To wit: Section 9 of the Constitution says:
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Nonetheless, the rotating chairmanship of the council goes to the U.S. this month. The normal course of business would have U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice take the gavel. However, this time will be different. Constitution be damned, Barack Hussein Obama has decided to put HIMSELF in the drivers seat, and will preside over global nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament talks slated to begin September 24th. The Financial Times says:
Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council. The topic for the summit-level session of the council on September 24 is nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament - one of several global challenges that the US now wants to see addressed at a multinational level.
UN officials also hope a climate change debate on September 22 will give fresh impetus to the search for a global climate deal at Copenhagen in December. There are also hopes a possible meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority president, that Mr. Obama would host, could lead to a breakthrough about a timetable for Middle East peace.