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Peace Through Strength, Not
Hope and Change

Aspen Times, by Melanie Sturm

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Posted By:AVFD15, 9/27/2012 9:22:25 AM

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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/27/2012 9:57:26 AM     (No. 8893221)

How many times do I have to say it, Hope and Change is meaningless, what we have is a Dope putting us in Chains!


Reply 2 - Posted by: Aspenhuskerette, 9/27/2012 10:23:05 AM     (No. 8893321)

Great article....the only thing left out is the gutting of the defense department.


   

 

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