SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A VERY BIG STICK!
By: Don Boys, Ph.D.
Wednesday morning, Americans awakened to learn that Muslim fanatics had attacked
the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya killing
American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. My first reaction
(after thinking about how peaceful Islam is) was, Where were the Marine
guards? How many fanatics did they kill? I doubt that we will hear about any brave
Marine guards killed in the attack orthe hundreds of fanatics they sent to Paradise. Maybe
we have heard nothing because the Marines were ordered not to fire. If so, someone has
blood on his hands. Or is that her? Or, it could have been the ambassador who gave the
stand down order and it cost him his life.
It seems the Arab Spring has turned into the Arab Winter with some desperate days ahead
for the whole Middle East. Maybe if Obama had not missed so many intelligence briefings
(playing golf) he might have pulled our people out of the hot spots before the riots.
Was this because a California Jew made a film telling the truth about Mohammed and
Islam; or was it an attack to celebrate the 9/11 anniversary? Reports are now emanating
from the media that the Department of Justice is investigating the filmmaker! Yep,the
loonies are in control. It seems no one ever asks, Did he tell the truth about
Mohammed and Islam? And even if he did not, this is still America. Why should we
apologize to barbarians because someone made a film, truthful or not?
If the filmmaker should be investigated about his film work, what about all the
distortions, dishonesty,and dissimulations of the main stream media? How about an
investigation of them? After all, the Federal Communications Commission is supposed to
have oversight and some control over the broadcast media. However, the media runamuck with
lies and distortions.
I have been critical o fsome past hot dog responses by ourgovernment
entities that displayed an excessive macho image; however, I am adamant that when
Americans are killed and American property is attacked, the U.S. must respond in a swift,
sure, and severe way.
Obama made a lame response, butthen, the attackers are his soul brothers. They were
doing Allahs bidding! Obama should get on national television and yell at the Muslim
world, Im mad as h
and Im not going to take it anymore. He
would win the hearts of Americans and their votes.
I predict that if Obama continues in his lame response to the killing of these four
Americans, it will destroy any hope to beat Romney in November. His advisors should tell
him about Teddy Roosevelts reaction in 1904 tothe kidnapping of an American
businessman (Ion Perdicaris) and his stepson.They were taken from their home in Tangier by
Raisuli, the Last of the Barbary Pirates, and held for $70,000 ransom along
with other demands. President Roosevelt (a progressive!) sent seven battleships to Morocco
and a message: This government wants Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.
Perdicaris was released in afew days!
That international incident was an example of Teddys Speak
softly and carry a big stick philosophy. Obama speaks softly (when he has a
teleprompter) and carries a wetnoodle.
What is usually missed is the impact Roosevelts action had on his political
fortunes. The Republican National Convention was taking place in Chicago at the time, and
Secretary of State Hay sent them a copy of Teddys message to the kidnappers.
Teddys reelection campaign was lackluster, lukewarm, and lifeless but when the
telegram was read to the delegates, the convention went wild with excitement. Teddy got
another term in the White House.
Yesterday, President Obama sent a strongly worded message with the understanding that
money will follow! The U.S. can send a better message by closing every embassy in the
Middle East.That action should be followed with all Muslim diplomats in America sent
packing. Muslim leaders know they are supposed to guarantee the safety of our diplomats
but they always support their Muslim brothers.
The Libyan Government has promised full support but talk is cheap. Well, not so cheap
since we purchase their support. The Muslim terrorists its getting to where
that is a redundancyshould be in a Libyan jail by midnight. If they hang all the
terrorists involved within 30 days, the U.S. should be satisfied. If not, Obama should
send a covert team and take out every known terrorist. There are photos and videos of the
killings so there is no excuse. Besides,the U.S. has boots on the ground,
maybe some were in the embassy crowd.
Hillarys statement was without passion and very lame. She did not use the words
terrorist or Muslimand used a few lines to speak of the
ambassador. She is a weakling.
Obamas response was very lame and promised everyone that we dont hold
Muslims responsible! Well, we sure dont hold the Methodists responsible! He said,
While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of
others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the
lives of these public servants. Maybe he will send the terrorists more millions to
carry out the democracy process in Libya. He did not use terrorist
or Muslim either.
This administration is the most incompetent, impotent, and inept in the past century
and is reaping what has been sowed for about 4 years. We have a weak, wimpy, worthless
president, and everyone who voted for him has bloody hands. He laid a foundation for this
by kowtowing and bowing toward his Muslim buddies. Carter laid the original foundation and
has probably asked his wife, Do you think Americans miss me,yet? I can answer
that, Jimmy: No!
I suggest that it is past time for America to identify our friends and our foes, and to
stop kissing our foes and kicking our friends. Friendly nations should be assured that it
pays to be friends with America and our foes should be thoroughly convinced that it will
cost them to be our enemies. The cost should start today: No more money to Egypt or Libya.
Obamas weakness, waffling, and wobbling on principle is a major problem for us. I
would not permit Obama to lead a Boy Scout troop on a nature hike in a city park, and
Hillary should resign and go home and bake cookies and clean her house for Bills
Dr. Don Boys is a
former member of the Indiana House of Representatives, author of 14 books, frequent guest
on television and radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. His most
recent book is ISLAM: America's Trojan Horse! His new eBook, The God Haters is available
for $9.99 from www.thegodhaters.com.
He is a new columnist for Ether Zone.
Dr. Don Boys can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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