On the heels of three avowed and confirmed Islamic jihadists slaughtering 17 innocent Parisiennes, at least 40 national leaders from around the globe marched with the estimated 1.5 million French citizens in a show on unity and national solidarity against the loose confederation of various terrorists organizations bent on world-wide jihad and the forced implementation of Islamic Shari’s Law. As reported by Canada’s National Post on Jan. 11, 2015, French President Francois Hollande hosted top representatives of Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the capital of the Gallic Republic .
With a veritable who’s who of leaders such as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, and King Abdallah of Jordan among the dignitaries present. Yet as the PJ Media news portal pointed out also on Jan. 11, 2015, noticeably absent from the world event was the American Chief Executive.
Attending in the stead of Barack Obama is the de facto lame duck Attorney General Eric Holder, who recently announced his resignation. According to traditional diplomatic protocol, the order of precedence for those other than the President of the United States representing the nation would be the Vice President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, then the Attorney General
While the White House has yet to proffer up to the American public why he’s decided to take a pass at the anti-jihadi march, the Obama handlers have announced he will be greeting the San Antonio Spurs basketball team to the Executive Mansion this Monday for a round of photographs and handshaking. Long known for being a hard core fan of the game, the visit of the 2014 NBA champions could be one of the highlights of the year for Obama.