posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 10:46 PM
I have noticed some chatter about abandoning embassies around the Middle East because of these recent embassy riots and attacks? That is exactly what
these fanatics want. Therefore, things should go on business as usual, and while making decisions about what punitive actions can be taken against any
nation that has violated its solemn obligation to protect and defend foreign embassies. If it means cutting off aid, sanctions, or even cutting off
diplomatic relations all together? I would be for it. Time to draw the line in the sand. The President tried the soft approach when dealing with
countries in the Middle East, and it turns out to have had abhorrent consequences.
These latest incidents are going to be the achille's heal for his campaign. Similar to former President Jimmy Carter and the Iranian hostage crisis.
He should be all over the place redefining his position on the matter, and burning the midnight oil at the White House to assess this geopolitical
monster in the making. This could very well be the wrench in the engine that brings the Obama machine to a screeching halt?
Time to take off the satin gloves, and stare down Islamic extremism whereever it shows its ugly head. Enough of the benefit of doubt, and cajoling.
The people instigating this unrest cannot be reasoned with or appeased. Their way or the highway!
I am not advocating a hardline approach, or even a hawkish one at that. However, it is time to speak softly, but carry that big stick. I know it is a
tired old phrase from Teddy Roosevelt, but it reigns true now as it did when he first coined the phrase.
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