Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love, Respect or Fear

There seems to be conflicting reports about what happened when the American ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi.  There were some reports that they had asked for additional security before the attacks.  Some reports say those requests were turned down.  Others say that there were requests for help that went unanswered.  Some said that there were military resources that could have protected the Americans, but that their aid was denied.

America is the greatest nation in the world.  We are slowly losing that greatness.  One of the reasons that we are too timid in our dealings with rouge nations.  Great nations should be loved by their friends.  They should be respected by other nations.  They should be feared by their enemies.  Not every nation should be expected to love America. 

Those that are not our best friends, such as Canada or the UK, should respect us for our adherence to the law, to justice, fair play, and our response to international crimes and national disasters.  Those nations that are our enemies must fear us.  There was a time when being an American was protection against angry mobs of criminals or revolutionaries.  We need to bring that time back; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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