On the 9/11 day of remembrance, our embassies in the Middle East sufferred their first attack from dissidents whose intention was to destroy anything to do with the U.S. The U.S. ambassador to Lybia was killed along with three of his aides, and the American consulate in Benghazi was burned to the ground. The crowd that surrounds the U.S. Embassy in Cairo daily seeks to destroy the American property and kill those inside.
Too little; too late, walls have been erected to prevent any invasion. Where were the Marines who should have been sent to guard our sovereign property? Is it possible that our government still intends to make good on the bill that is before the House and Senate that would further reduce the money allotted for our embassies' protection? Can our personnel mean so little to the politicians in charge of our government? How can this bill even be considered after what has happened in the past week to our people overseas?
We continue to support these Middle Eastern countries by sending them funds that we need for our own country. We could use the millions that are being sent abroad to pay down our debts but we are giving it to people who wish to kill us. Does this make sense to you?
When the credible threats were heard in the chatter in the two weeks prior to the 9/11 anniversary what, if anything, did our government officials do to beef up protection at our embassies and consulates abroad? Nothing. We chose to ignore the tips that had been received and, because of this, our own government has the blood of our personnel on its hands.
Tonight our government announced that it is closing our embassy in Pakistan and withdrawing all personnel. We are also asking that all nonessential personnel from the Sudan embassy and other Mideast areas be sent home at once. Although our president states that we do not consider these countries our enemies, they apparently consider us their enemy. It is time for us to acknowledge that there are fundamental differences between our Christian nation and that of the Muslim nations in the Middle East. We must stop trying to placate these countries and stand up for our country and our people.We must realize that our differences cannot be mended with the millions of dollars that we are throwing at those who live purely for our destruction.
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