In the last 20 years, we have seen America's Military might diminished. When President Reagan was our President, the world knew that we would retaliate anytime someone committed an act of terrorism against us. We did not instigate aggression, but we sure returned it! We have a Military that was the class of the world and everyone knew it! That strength was what the Arab world understood and that is exactly what is missing today. Each President since President Reagan is guilty of the incremental decimation of our Military but the present occupant of the White House has completed the journey to third world status!
This weakness is what brought about the death of our Ambassador to Llybia. And, as if his death was not enough, they drug him through the streets and, if reports that I have seen from Middle East news services is correct, he was sodomized before they killed him! This ultimate insult is reserved for those who Islam holds in the most disdain! Not our Ambassador was a friend of Llybia and the Arab cause, yet, because he was not a Muslim and he was an American, they treated him with total disrespect and desecrated his body.
Why did this happen, because the Islamists KNOW that America is too weak to retaliate! Too weak militarily and too weak in national resolve! They know, just as the Iranian Islamist terrorists knew in 1979, that America would not use Military force to rescue our citizens or avenge the brutal death of our people. Sadly to say, we cannot defend America's honor in the world and I don't believe we can defend our country.
As I always ask, how do we fix this mess? I know, but you need to think this one through yourself. If you have a stake in the outcome, maybe you will be part of the solution!