National Security

Trump vs. a Lesser Khan

In our continuing series of articles on foreign leaders who foolishly try to take on the Leader of the Free World, this time an arrogant Asian tinhorn who runs his own clique of fanatical followers openly hostile to democratic values is pit against the gutsy and intuitive shoot-from-the-hip decisive commander of a strong force for good.

Yes, there are a lot of similarities between Jim Kirk vs. Khan Noonien Singh and Donald Trump vs. Sadiq Khan, not the least of which is that Kirk/Trump wins the day.

I also must apologize to Ricardo Montalban’s Melville-quoting Rod Stewart-coiffed amusingly-over-the-top Khan for comparing him to the pathetic lefty pipsqueak who dares assume his surname.

The barely non-fictitious Khan is the radical Islamist mayor of London who is preening in front of his sad masochistic Anglo-Saxon constituents by trashing the president before and during his visit to the UK. The London I knew well in the 1980s is a very different place now if a majority of its voters elected this guy mayor, especially after just previous to him electing Boris Johnson, gregarious Conservative and very possibly the next prime minister, to the post.

Khan recited the usual leftist litany of whining canards and added the welcoming comment that the president’s behavior “flies in the face of ideals America was founded upon.” He also compared Trump to 1930s-era dictators.

Well, we were founded upon rebellion from the Brits. Khan reminds us why that was a necessity if that heritage eventually led to a man like him gaining any power whatsoever. And given that Khan and the British left regularly cozy up to present day dictators in places like Caracas, it is rich indeed for him to save his selected judgment for the president of the nation that not too long ago gave him and all of Britain the opportunity to continue to live in independence, if you don’t count the EU, and freedom.

Not to mention that if Trump was indeed Mussolini visiting an ally, the diminutive mayor would be rotting in a cell, not spewing his ideological regurgitation for a hard-left press to repeat with gusto.

I say this as a confirmed and long-term Anglophile. But then, one must recall that my beloved London is just a big Bolshie holding pen, as are most large cities, and tends to support leaders who share its political psychoses.

The actual leader of the British nation, God save her, Her Royal Britannic Majesty Elizabeth II, was supremely gracious to the Trumps and eloquently reaffirmed our strong ties to the island, as did the president during a banquet in his honor. She will hopefully follow that up by throwing Khan in the Tower merely on general principle.

Khan is one of the parade of small inconsequential men who gain notoriety and office by nipping at the heels of great men. He does so by upholding odious concepts completely in keeping with the worst aspects of Islamism and hostility to liberty in London and around the world.

The president has brushed him off like the virtual non-entity he is. Let us hope the people of London will find the wisdom to do the same.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for, a writer for American Greatness, and has been published in LifeZette. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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