The sporadic musings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly happy with the direction America is taking today....
I wish, in an alternante universe, we the people had a honest speaking leader. In that fantasy, the POTUS would be speaking in the Rose Garden and stop his telpromter remarks and say, "You know, the US will try but realistically cannot protect all it's Citizens here and abroad. We'll try our hardest. But, having said that I put this to anyone who does succeed in harming one of them. And this is a truism - a promise. You kill one of ours and we will kill 10 of yours. We can do it. And we will." In Lebanon during the 1970's, Terry Anderson and another professor were abducted in Beruit. A ransom or terms were demanded by the kidnappers. We dithered about. Meanwhile, about the same time, three Soviet "advisors" were abducted as well. Same deal. The KGB went into Beruit and grabbed three of theirs. They cut off the left hand of each and sent it to the terrorists and said that until their people were returned, unharmed, they would return the Lebanonese capatives back, part by part for each 24 hours their Russians were still captive. The next day, the Soviets were dropped off in a market place, blindfolded but unharmed. These days - seems like a plan. That is all these savages understand and won't stop doing it until they are all "gone". Terrorism's goal is to change the behavior of those they wish to intimidate. We already have because of the security we have imposed on ourselves. Mr Foley's tragic and graphic death should be a call to arms, literally, that enough is enough, and it we stop dancing to their tune.
Yes, the purpose of terrorism is to terrorize. So many people fail to understand that simple concept.
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