Sic Semper Ignoramus, or, Will they ever learn?
I had hoped to watch the US Open Tennis championship today (9/10 Saturday) featuring Robert Federer and Novak Djokovic to take my mind off “current events.” It didn’t last long as the commentators reminded the audience of a heightened terror alert and rumors of planned car bomb attacks on the anniversary of 9/11 so I turned off the sound. That didn’t help for more than a minute as I began to read the ‘Breaking News” tape at the bottom of the screen that a frenzied mob had demolished the Israeli embassy in Cairo while Egyptian police idly stood by. The screen news item reported that the mob was screaming in favor of tearing up the Israel-Egyptian peace treaty by which they had the entire Sinai Peninsula down to the last millimeter and its oil wealth returned to them.
At that time, Egyptian and other Arab poets wrote paeans of praise to their great heroic immortal and unforgettable leader Anwar Sadat for restoring their pride – the same man they later murdered and whose successor is now a wounded animal in a cage.
SIC SEMPER IGNORAMUS
Posted on 09/10/2011 3:36 PM by Norman Berdichevsky