— The Erimtan Angle —

A reputed news source has recently reported a little known detail concerning President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony: ‘Taking the oath of office for his second term today [, 21 January 2013], President Barack Obama joined thousands of supporters in the nation’s capital for traditional inauguration festivities that included a prayer invocation, a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, and a ceremonial flyover of three combat drones. “When Obama was being sworn in on the Capitol steps, we could hear the drones screeching by overhead and everyone got really excited,” spectator Andrew Meyers, 34, said as he eagerly trained his eyes on the unmanned aerial vehicles that have taken out several hundred innocent civilians during presidentially authorized strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. “They go by super fast, but luckily there are Jumbotrons all over the National Mall, so nobody missed out. Wait, they’re coming back!” At press time, sources confirmed that inaugural celebrants were enjoying the Jumbotron’s live closed-circuit feed of the still-open prison facility at GuantánamoBay’.[1]

In this way, the crowds in Washington, DC experienced firsthand what life is like for numerous people across the world, from Pakistan to Yemen, from Somalia to Afghanistan.


[1] “Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone Flyover” The Onion (21 January 2013). http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-begins-inauguration-festivities-with-ceremon,30974/?ref=auto.

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