May the Farce be with you…


The Libyan state of affairs has given a new meaning to the famous nursery rhyme of “The Three Little Kittens”, a cautionary tale about contriving a situation and then resolving it to be rewarded.

Three little kittens they lost their mittens, and they began to cry,
“Oh mother dear, we sadly fear that we have lost our mittens.”
“What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! 
Then you shall have no pie.”
“Meeow, meeow, meeow, now we shall have no pie.”

 The US and European leaders (the Three little kittens) get into a tizzy about Libya and Gaddafi. This agitation is fanned on by the World media (Mother dear).

The three little kittens they found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh mother dear, see here, see here 
For we have found our mittens.”
“Put on your mittens, you silly kittens
And you shall have some pie”
“Meeow, meeow, meeow,
Now let us have some pie.”

US, England and France start the attack on Libya, using ‘Arab League’ as a fig leaf. Media promptly jumps up & down and applauds their initiative. Bravo.

The three little kittens put on their mittens
And soon ate up the pie,
“Oh mother dear, we greatly fear 
That we have soiled our mittens.”
“What! Soiled you mittens, you naughty kittens!”
Then they began to cry, “Meeow, meeow, meeow”
Then they began to sigh.

[The stage as of now:] The Alliance leaders can’t decide what will happen next – who will lead, will there be a ground attack, what is the intent, what is the end game. Media joins the feeding frenzy sensing blood.

The three little kittens they washed their mittens
And hung them out to dry,
“Oh mother dear, do you not hear
That we have washed our mittens.”
“What! washed your mittens, you are good kittens.”
But I smell a rat close by, 
“Meeow, meeow, meeow” we smell a rat close by…

[In the near future]: After taking control of the conquered country (and metaphorically licking themselves all over), the conquerors sit back to enjoy their spoils. Media now wakes up and smells a rat (and tries to absolve itself of any blame), as in Iraq.

Now, who is playing whom?

 

Advertisements

About rp71

A Cynic's Eye View: This is my tongue-in-cheek, one-eyebrow-raised, cynical view of the world of politics & the world of sports (and intriguing intersection of the two) by way of written posts and cartoons. All views expressed are my own (nobody else wants them). Follow me by subscribing here or on twitter @rp_71 Looking forward to the bouquets and brickbats in the comments section Cynics of the world, unite. We have nothing to lose, but our disdains…
This entry was posted in Geopolitics, Humor, Politics - US and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to May the Farce be with you…

  1. Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s