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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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November 1, 2015
THE SINGING BEAR
News Item: Mr. Putin gave a creditable rendition of Blueberry Hill during a charity
event for cancer children in St. Petersburg.
Bluebarry Hiellll ... I get my thrielll ... on ...
Sir, if I may say so you stole the show just as you did at the UN. And now the Syrian
triumph. Are you worried about the law of unintended consequences in Syria.
Bluebarry Hiellll ... I like my thriellls ...
Mr. President on Syria however. Are you concerned?
Syria? It's a thrielll ... and it's right to help friends in need. And the people support
How can you say that with all the refugees ...
Two points: One, the refugees are leaving, not the government areas but, the rebel
held portions of the country. Two, we know the people support Assad because the
US, the Saudis, Qataris and the rebels refuse the offer from President Assad for a
supervised election where he and the rebel leaders contest it openly.
Are you worried, you might get sucked into a long war like the Americans?
No, we don't build cities like the Camp Victory US base in Iraq. We can pack-up our
base in a week and leave.
Mr. President ...
You must excuse me now. I think I have answered your main questions. (Takes
I got my thrielll on Bluebarry Hielll ... on ...