Here is the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in all its glory. See the video and photos below and tell us if this picture is enough to scare Obama away from his trip to Poland. Details below.

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The volcano beneath the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland erupted for the second time this year, spewing hot ash, smoke, and steam into the air from beneath its frozen surface. The resulting airborne hazard canceled some cross-Atlantic flights and caused delays on both sides of the ocean.

The Obama administration is using the eruption to cast doubt on whether the president will be able to make a planning airplane trip to Poland. Clearly it is a convenient excuse, although strained relations may have a lot to do with an easy decision.

Obama has alienated Poland’s government and the Polish people by his curiously pro-Russian policies, a similar story to be told across the entire former Soviet bloc. The president surely does not need another tense meeting between heads of state that embarrasses the president’s stature, especially when it is correlated with the funeral of their fallen president and socialist-fighting patriot, Lech Kaczynski.

Volcanic eruptions at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier are not rare. the March 20th and April 15th 2010 eruptions were only the latest in a long string of eruptions that spans 10,000 years. Previous major eruptions occurred in 1821 and 1612, both recent events in a geological sense.

See the Eyjafjallajokull video of the Iceland volcano below the pictures. In the first photo you can see lava spewing down the crater top. The other two images are Eyjafjallajokull glacier photos in their more pristine state.

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(Iceland Volcano Video)