Clown’s Visit to Hamas-Controlled Gaza Threatens Regional Stability
Treading where other Arab leaders have feared, Bozo The Clown received a hero’s welcome when he set his big floppy clown shoes down in Gaza for the very first time.
Bozo’s visit best illustrates a new Arab political strategy of extreme, yet diverse alliances amid a region rocked by turmoil.
“This goes far beyond anything any Arab leader would do and is certainly a bold step forward,” said a former Dubai Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus employee.
The visit is seen by many in the Arab League (not to be confused with the DC comics Justice League) to be the largest diplomatic victory for Hamas since ousting Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party from power in 2007.
The Palestinian Authority is understandably livid, fearing Bozo’s presence has further legitimized Hamas.
In a speech delivered at Gaza’s General Hospital and Armory, Bozo urged all warring Palestinian factions to reconcile, and then began honking every nose within reach.
As for Israel, the IDF is officially “uncomfortable” with Bozo’s ersatz diplomatic visit and slapstick approach to mid-east politics. Observers note that it is quite unusual for a clown of Bozo’s stature to publicly take sides on such a contentious issue.
“Geopolitics is usually not within the scope of a children’s entertainer. By publicly embracing Hamas, Bozo has thrown years of middle-east peace negotiations under a bus.”
The final and most critical question is whether other notable luminaries such as Sid and Marty Krofft’s 1970’s Saturday morning TV characters (H.R. Pufnstuf, The Banana Splits, Sigmund And The Sea Monster) might also appear in the Palestinian-controlled territories in advance of next week’s Muslim Brotherhood’s arrival?