PESHAWAR—Shahrukh Khan, a 16-year-old schoolboy, was sitting with his classmates during a careers guidance session at the Army Public School in Peshawar when gunmen wearing paramilitary uniforms burst in and opened fire. He cowered under a bench playing dead as filthy animals pumped bullets into the bodies of his fellow students.
In the aftermath of the massacre the children spoke of the horror they witnessed. One said, “I tried to get up but fell to the ground because of my wounds. When I crawled to the next room, it was horrible. I saw the dead body of our office assistant on fire. She was sitting on the chair with blood dripping from her body as she burned.”
Another boy who spoke of his dramatic escape as bullets flew past his head said, “I saw a few soldiers trying to encircle a young man who was wearing a similar uniform to them. When soldiers tried to approach him, there was a huge blast. The other guy was one of the terrorists. This was such a horrible scene. For a few moments, I couldn't understand what was going on. I saw his body parts flying in the air after the blast. One of the soldiers was badly injured.”
Thirteen days ago, while speaking at Georgetown University, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke on the subject of “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership”.
As she spoke it was blah, blah this and blah, blah that followed by this amazingly naïve bit of dishonest rhetoric:
“This is what we call smart power: using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, and leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect, even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible empathize with their perspective and point of view—helping to define the problems, determine the solutions, that is what we believe in the 21st Century will change. Change the prospects for peace.”
Our shameful foreign policy does not stem from our lack of empathy and damn you liberals to hell for saying it does. Forgive my political incorrectness, but the second rising of barbarians at the gate can be traced directly to the inauguration of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.
I hope I do not live long enough to witness another 9/11. May God have mercy on us all.