Letter: Signs of weakness
In case you haven’t notice it is becoming downright scary to read the headlines of many, “breaking news” stories on the internet. Reading the details in the body of the story can be totally unnerving.
It was a real shock last week when I saw the headline: ‹Russia bombers penetrate U.S. Airspace 16 times in 10 days›; Washington Free Beacon, August 7, 2014, By Bill Gertz. The story went on to say that “Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted, at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials. The numerous flight encounters by Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers prompted the scrambling of U.S. jet fighters on several occasions, and come amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine.”
In conclusion, may I say that with the world on fire the last thing the United States of America needs is failed leadership at the top of our government; and a president who is projecting signs of weakness. The fact that President Obama’s inaction to act decisively in the Middle East is very dangerous. At this point in time (Sunday, August 10, 2014) what President Obama has ordered are limited, defensive air strikes against selected targets for containment of further ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) operations against civilian populations. What is not happening are massive, strategic bombing raids against ISIS forces in order to “roll back” their ability to attack vital positions held by various forces in Iraq.
What we are witnessing are signals being sent to real or potential enemies that signify extreme weakness on the part of the United States. Combined with a reckless “open borders” policy on our Southern border with Mexico; the possibility of large cities and vital installations being attacked by terrorists is growing day-by-day. Be prepared!
Bill Grant

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