Written by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Wednesday morning, Americans awakened to learn that Muslim fanatics had attacked the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya killing American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
My first reaction (after thinking about how “peaceful” Islam is) was, “Where were the Marine guards? How many fanatics did they kill?” I doubt that we will hear about any brave Marine guards killed in the attack or the hundreds of fanatics they sent to Paradise. Maybe we have heard nothing because the Marines were ordered not to fire. If so, someone has blood on his hands. Or is that her? Or, it could have been the ambassador who gave the stand down order and it cost him his life.
It seems the Arab Spring has turned into the Arab Winter with some desperate days ahead for the whole Middle East. Maybe if Obama had not missed so many intelligence briefings (playing golf) he might have pulled our people out of the hot spots before the riots.
Was this because a California Jew made a film telling the truth about Mohammed and Islam; or was it an attack to celebrate the 9/11 anniversary? Reports are now emanating from the media that the Department of Justice is investigating the filmmaker! Yep, the loonies are in control. It seems no one ever asks, “Did he tell the truth about Mohammed and Islam?” And even if he did not, this is still America. Why should we apologize to barbarians because someone made a film, truthful or not?
If the filmmaker should be investigated about his film work, what about all the distortions, dishonesty, and dissimulations of the main stream media? How about an investigation of them? After all, the Federal Communications Commission is supposed to have oversight and some control over the broadcast media. However, the media run amuck with lies and distortions.
I have been critical of some past “hot dog” responses by our government entities that displayed an excessive macho image; however, I am adamant that when Americans are killed and American property is attacked, the U.S. must respond in a swift, sure, and severe way.
Obama made a lame response, but then, the attackers are his soul brothers. They were doing Allah’s bidding! Obama should get on national television and yell at the Muslim world, “I’m mad as h… and I’m not going to take it anymore.” He would win the hearts of Americans and their votes.
I predict that if Obama continues in his lame response to the killing of these four Americans, it will destroy any hope to beat Romney in November. His advisors should tell him about Teddy Roosevelt’s reaction in 1904 to the kidnapping of an American businessman (Ion Perdicaris) and his stepson. They were taken from their home in Tangier by Raisuli, the “Last of the Barbary Pirates,” and held for $70,000 ransom along with other demands. President Roosevelt (a progressive!) sent seven battleships to Morocco and a message: “This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.” Perdicaris was released in a few days!
That international incident was an example of Teddy’s “Speak softly and carry a big stick” philosophy. Obama speaks softly (when he has a teleprompter) and carries a wet noodle.
What is usually missed is the impact Roosevelt’s action had on his political fortunes. The Republican National Convention was taking place in Chicago at the time, and Secretary of State Hay sent them a copy of Teddy’s message to the kidnappers. Teddy’s reelection campaign was lackluster, lukewarm, and lifeless but when the telegram was read to the delegates, the convention went wild with excitement. Teddy got another term in the White House.
Yesterday, President Obama sent a strongly worded message with the understanding that money will follow! The U.S. can send a better message by closing every embassy in the Middle East. That action should be followed with all Muslim diplomats in America sent packing. Muslim leaders know they are supposed to guarantee the safety of our diplomats but they always support their Muslim “brothers.”
The Libyan Government has promised full support but talk is cheap. Well, not so cheap since we purchase their support. The Muslim terrorists – it’s getting to where that is a redundancy–should be in a Libyan jail by midnight. If they hang all the terrorists involved within 30 days, the U.S. should be satisfied. If not, Obama should send a covert team and take out every known terrorist. There are photos and videos of the killings so there is no excuse. Besides, the U.S. has “boots on the ground,” maybe some were in the embassy crowd.
Hillary’s statement was without passion and very lame. She did not use the words “terrorist” or “Muslim” and used a few lines to speak of the ambassador. She is a weakling.
Obama’s response was very lame and promised everyone that we don’t hold Muslims responsible! Well, we sure don’t hold the Methodists responsible! He said, “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.” Maybe he will send the terrorists more millions to carry out the “democracy” process in Libya. He did not use “terrorist” or “Muslim” either.
This administration is the most incompetent, impotent, and inept in the past century and is reaping what has been sowed for about 4 years. We have a weak, wimpy, worthless president, and everyone who voted for him has bloody hands. He laid a foundation for this by kowtowing and bowing toward his Muslim buddies. Carter laid the original foundation and has probably asked his wife, “Do you think Americans miss me, yet?” I can answer that, Jimmy: No!
I suggest that it is past time for America to identify our friends and our foes, and to stop kissing our foes and kicking our friends. Friendly nations should be assured that it pays to be friends with America and our foes should be thoroughly convinced that it will cost them to be our enemies. The cost should start today: No more money to Egypt or Libya.
Obama’s weakness, waffling, and wobbling on principle is a major problem for us. I would not permit Obama to lead a Boy Scout troop on a nature hike in a city park, and Hillary should resign and go home and bake cookies and clean her house for Bill’s eventual return.
Copyright 2012, Don Boys, Ph.D.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 14 books, frequent guest on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. His most recent book is ISLAM: America's Trojan Horse! His new eBook, The God Haters is available for $9.99 from www.thegodhaters.com. These columns go to over 11,000 newspapers, television, and radio stations. His other web sites are www.cstnews.com and www.Muslimfact.com. Contact Don for an interview or talk show.)
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