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Obama - a new Faustus. He gets his gal while the Devil gets his soul.

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 20, 2009 at 12:40

One can't resist the impression that Hussein Obama is now obliged and pressed hard to pay back those who have financed his presidential campaign. Islamic money was substantially involved in it. Hence Obama's gratitude for his hidden Moslem paymasters must now correspond to the magnitude of his success.

In this context Goethe's "Faustus" comes to my mind. Our American Faustus has signed a pact with the Devil to get his Margaret - power. Now he has her and the Devil is already there to guide Faustus's soul as stipulated.

But doing business with the Devil brings always many an inconveniency. Husssein the ex-Moslem has to improve his image among the leaders of the ummah. The stain of apostasy must be washed away. Hajj is a good beginning but hajj is just one of the pillars of his forefathers' deen- Islam. How about the other pillars ?

On the other hand dealing with Moslem political leaders ( emirs, sheikhs, tyrants and dictators) has an instructive and nostalgic side to it. A democratically elected Western leader can see with a sigh the ideal of power he is himself striving to achieve - the absolute power, not imperilled by criticism and legal opposition, fortified by servile media and the vigilant and modern police machine, the ubiquitous personality cult of the leader, made holy by the teachings of oppressive religion. This ideal of power must corrupt anyone who hasomes in touch with it. And I am sure this is one of the reasons why our Brussels satraps force the evil Eurabia project upon us. They want absolute Moslem power for themselves and their children. They can't get it under the Western institutions so they import and enforce the Oriental institutions.

And one could answer the dismal questions

>Are we about to see a wave of celebration of Obama's Islamic heritage? Is Muslim chic in the future?<

with two sad questions : "Have those 3000 dead of 9/11 died in vain?" "Has America learnt nothing?"

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