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Peace Through Strength, Not Hope and Change
The Aspen Times ^ | September 27, 2012 | Melanie Sturm

Posted on 09/27/2012 5:11:35 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette

American revolutionary Patrick Henry famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death!” This month, furious mobs throughout the Islamic world decree death, a sentence they imposed on four Americans in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens — the first U.S. ambassador murdered in the line of duty since 1979. Before buying the spin that the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous response to an anti-Islam video, Think Again.

According to Libyan President Mohamed Magarief, the video had “nothing to do with” the premeditated terrorist attack. Conducted on the anniversary of 9/11 in order to “carry a certain message,” the Benghazi attack and violent anti-American rioting elsewhere reflect the ascendency of radical Islam in the wake of the Arab Spring. By attributing unrest to false pretexts — not violent jihadists seeking to impose their totalitarian ideology — we incentivize further cycles of violence and legitimize the Islamists' tactics.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; foreignpolicy; islamist

1 posted on 09/27/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Need to change the title to “Peace Through Superior Firepower”.


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:41:21 AM PDT by Biff55 (A furore Normanorum libera nos, O Domine!)
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