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TERRORISM: Don’t risk diplomats’ lives

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Sep. 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 8 Comments »
September 24, 2012 2:52 pm

In this day and age of instant worldwide communications, do we really need to put the lives of our diplomats and their families in grave danger by physically staffing embassies in which known hate-America terrorist groups operate with virtual impunity?

No matter where they are or what they are doing, American presidents and the members of our diplomatic corps are able to remain in full contact with their counterparts anywhere in the world, and the day-to-day activities that our embassies now conduct in nations in which terrorism flourishes could be conducted from communication centers here in the U.S. without risking American lives.

So now when our country is not just broke but hopelessly in debt, why do we continue to borrow billions from the Chinese who hate us to give to countries like Egypt, Libya and Pakistan in which the “Death to America” chant gets louder and louder with every passing day and our diplomats and security personnel have to live in fear for their lives? It beats the hell out of me.

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