August 22, 2019

Mount Merapi cuts Obama Indonesia trip short

Hey Michelle, this is Indonesia, a Muslim country. What are the chances that this is an al Qaeda honor guard? Just kidding you can smile now. It's ok this is my old Hood.

US President Barack Obama is cutting short his visit to Indonesia because of fears that volcanic ash from Mount Merapi might disrupt air travel. Specifically Air Force One air travel.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs earlier told reporters that officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud. He did not say who the monitoring officials were or if they were monitoring it from the air or not. Newswarped suggests that the lower the rank of the officals the closer to the volcano they will be. Either way the reporters are just grateful that Indonesia has a volcano with a name everyone can pronounce.

Administration officials have said that the Presidents visit will be trimmed by two hours, forcing the cancellation of a wreath laying ceremony and the bringing forward of a speech.

Two hours getting trimmed for the ash threat? That is just a normal travel delay for most of us. Newswarped wonders if President Obama ever feels guilty for spending longer than normal in the bathroom. “That is 20 minutes shaved off your schedule Mr. President. We won’t be able to meet the Prime Minister of Mauritius now”.

President Obama will use his extra two hours to get to South Korea early and get ready for the G20 summit in Seoul. The G20 is where the richest nations of the world get together and talk. Thats it – just talk.

Asia is obviously the hot place for world leaders of rich countries to gather at the moment. UK Prime Minister David Cameron is roaming in China before he turns up in Seoul.

If the G20 meet in Africa then they get made to talk about poverty and Aids. Neither is an exciting topic for countries who are rich enough to help but choose not to.

If they meet in a western nation then all they get is well drilled protesters making life miserable for everyone and talking about climate change and greed.

No Asia is the place to be. Meet in a semi-fascist state with a police force that gets off on kicking the s#@t out of any protesters who turn up. There will be no talk of climate change. Trade is too awkward a topic and there will definitely be none of that poverty and disease stuff. Free of all the ‘bleeding heart’ liberal topics they can then get down to the serious business of carving up the worlds resources amongst themselves. I bet they won’t cut that session short. The only ash cloud will be from their self-satisfied cigar smoke.