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Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East
Chicago-Sun Times ^ | 10/07/12 | LAURA WASHINGTON

Posted on 10/08/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT by listenhillary

This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesday’s Better Government Association annual luncheon.

Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicago’s networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGA’s Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor).

Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: arabspring; foreignpolicy; islam; laralogan; laraloganspeech
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To: floralamiss
I believe our embassies are considered sacrosanct and as being on American soil.

You are incorrect. However, you are right in stating that to some people, no crime is too heinous.

51 posted on 10/08/2012 9:49:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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@ post 49

Great point. The problem with modern liberalism is that doctrine often outweighs the recognition of evil.

52 posted on 10/08/2012 9:57:10 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I stand corrected, but not entirely. The link you provided states, “while an embassy remains the territory of the host state, under international rules, representatives of the host country may not enter an embassy without permission—even to put out a fire.”

Therefore, our embassies represent our sovereignty, but not on our own soil, remaining the territory of the host state, but they do remain sacrosanct and inviolate. “Any attack on an embassy is considered an attack on the country it represents.”

53 posted on 10/08/2012 10:24:38 PM PDT by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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54 posted on 10/09/2012 7:52:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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