A man works hard. He builds a reputation for appeasing every enemy. He puts down roots in the State Department. He lets Iran keep its nukes, Sudan keep its genocide and Israel keep only a square mile of land around the Tel Aviv bus station.
And still… the Islamic Front refuses to meet with him. Why?
The U.S. ambassador to Damascus has said a newly formed Islamist alliance in war-torn Syria has refused to meet with American officials, in an interview aired Wednesday on Al Arabiya News Channel.
“The Islamic Front has refused to sit with us without giving any reason,” Robert Ford said, just one day after U.S. State Secretary John Kerry spoke of a “possible” meeting with Syria’s biggest opposition alliance
“We are ready to sit with them because we talk to all parties and political groups in Syria,” Ford told Al Arabiya, speaking in Arabic.
Including Al Qaeda apparently. Or maybe Ford has adopted the habit of Muslim leaders of saying one thing in Arabic and another in English.
But here’s a possible reason. The Islamic Front wants to build a Caliphate and kill everyone in their way. They have nothing to say to Hanoi John or any of the other diplomats except a demand that they stay out of their way while the last Christians are being slaughtered.
And the Islamic Front knows that Obama and Kerry and the rest of the gang will do so anyway and that Jen Psaki will nervously adjust her glasses, make a lame joke and explain that it’s the absolutely sensible thing to do.