A nice illustration by Keith Tucker of WHATNOWTOONS.COM on recent events.
Well, it has been awhile, so let's catch up.
I suppose I should say something about the royal Wedding: It's over. There. Now she can stop taking birth-control pills and look forward to a future of lactation.
Had it not been for NATO and the UN, the war in Libya would be over and with less deaths. It seems clear that more civilians have been killed by NATO bombing missions (called sorties because French sounds more polite) and "friendly fire" than by any of Kaddafi's forces. The best descriptions I have heard about the "rebels" is that "they have all the discipline of an LA street gang," and "I wouldn't trust them to take a local Walmart." The war seems to be pretty much stalled at Misurata.
Libya routed some "revels" to escape over the Tunisian border, at which point our began to call them civilian Tunisians. Tunisia objected and told them to go home, but when they try to, they get killed as they still want to "rebel". Oh, yes, I almost forgot -- they are being called "Pro-Democracy" forces and this naturally means that the legally constituted army of an independent and sovereign nation are "Anti-Democracy" forces, or "P" and "A", respectively, or, even better, the A&P forces collectively.
It is nearly May, and Gaddafi is still in power. He gave a speech on television just recently, but no one knows how it ended as NATO bombed the station or broadcast studios. Of course, Gaddafi was not there to be bombed. He knows us better than that.
Hamas and Fatah of the Palestinian state have unified and given themselves a new name (I missed it). They have been recognized as a sovereign nation by many countries and most countries in the world want them to become a member of the United Nations. This will be proposed in September. All that is needed now is for the Security Council to recommend they become a member and for the General Assembly to approve. Then, peace can be achieved with security for all. Do you see any impediments to this great solution? I know the vote will be positive in the General Assembly since it represents most of the world.
Syria is busy settling itself down. Of course, the A&P is involved there as well, the P including the Moslem Brotherhood, but Assad's father only had to kill about 20,000 of them to ensure peace for all this time. So, things are looking good there as well.
In Yemen, there is a guy named Saleh who has run the country for decades and promises to step down, right away. Or as soon as it makes sense to him. The A&P is involved there as well. We bomb his rural areas to protect us from terrorists and he takes credit for it, so you can estimate when he will "step down".
In Bahrain, the population is 90% Shia and 10% Sunni. Therefore, the country is ruled by the Sunni's because our 5th fleet is based there and protects us from the evil Iran. We know it is evil because it is Shia.
Places in Morocco are being bombed, but we are not going to talk about that or Algeria because there was a Royal Wedding. (Well, it's as good a reason as you heard anywhere else, isn't it?)
Oh yes, and Obama has released his long form birth certificate so we know he was born in the United States. They only question now is why.
Now, we want to see his Grades. Actually, I'd like to see Trumps SAT scores, if he has an SA at all. Or perhaps he has a single-digit ACT score?
Well, no need to get upset. After all, there was a Royal Wedding.