One has to marvel at the mainstream media and politicians. In the Central African Republic, violence had been waging for eighteen months before the U.N. sent troops to the region. What changed in the last three months to bring the U.N. to act? Christians began fighting back. We can’t have Muslims being killed! On the other hand, if Christians are being crucified in the streets and forced to leave their homes, nothing need be done about it.
The lack of a response concerning the Christians being persecuted in Iraq is truly mind blowing. The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter has called for a day of prayer and adoration to beseech Our Lord’s aid for persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Perhaps this will catch the attention of the stupidly silent Obama Administration. One wonders more and more every day whether Obama’s “my Muslim faith” was not a slip of the tongue! As far as I know, the French–the new leaders of the free world now that Obama has gone a long way toward destroying American prestige–and the Kurds are the only ones offering asylum to Christian refugees. With the current inaction by our government, one hopes the the Kurds will indeed form their own country.
But then, Christians would be protected, and I’m sure the fearless Barack Hussein Obama will feel compelled to meddle in that.
Several days ago, Greta van Susteren dedicated her show to reporting on Sgt. Andrew Tahmooresi, a U.S. Marine who has been imprisoned in Mexico for over one hundred days. It’s been reported that he’s been badly treated and held for long periods of time without trial. From what I remember, his time in court has been limited to a single hearing over this course of time, which hearing the news media was not permitted to attend. The United States government has not been very proactive on his behalf, and have so far forgotten him that his mother received a notice from the military that he would be considered AWOL if he did not report to his base by a certain date! Does the U.S. government not even acknowledge that he’s being held captive in a Mexican prison? For accidentally missing the last turn before all traffic must enter the Mexican border while having firearms legal here but illegal there? Which fact he did not conceal when questioned by Mexican border patrol?
It is obvious that Tahmooresi became a criminal quite unintentionally. Why does the Obama administration not apply more pressure to the Mexican government to either have this Marine given a speedy trial, where I suspect he shall be exonerated of grave culpability, or returned here? Mexico receives tens of millions of dollars of U.S. foreign aid every year (a low estimate), we should simply refuse to send any more cash Mexico’s way until Tahmooresi receives justice. Mexico’s current manner of holding Sgt. Tahmooresi cannot be considered as other than a slap in the face to American everywhere. Why cannot Washington D.C. lift a finger on this innocent man’s behalf? The ineptitude of the Obama administration, especially when it comes to aiding military personal, frustrates one like few things can!