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Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

Cut aid to countries that attack U.S.

On Sept. 11, 2012, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, was attacked; the U.S. flag was torn down and burned. An American employee at the U.S. consulate in Bengazi, Libya, was killed, and the consulate was burned. The attackers reportedly were upset about a movie that has yet to be released. These film critics showed their displeasure by violating sovereign foreign territory, and there are no reports that local authorities did anything to stop them.

Countries that receive our foreign aid do not respect our assistance. Local political tensions are funneled towards the "American infidels" who put food on their tables so local politicians can continue their graft and greed.

Let's try this. The first time an American establishment is attacked, the foreign aid to that country is cut by 25 percent. The second time an American establishment is attacked, cut the aid by 50 percent. If there is a third attack, all foreign aid is cut off. Period. No more money from the U.S. Three strikes and you're out.

There may be legitimate reasons for foreign aid, but there is no reason for outright rudeness. Make the rule "no manners, no money." That should get their attention.

Dallas Brozik

Huntington

When is America going to wake up?

My three saddest days:

When I was a soldier in Korea, I saw a little boy about 6 years old, with very little clothing, who had wrapped newspapers around his feet in the coldest of weather begging for chewing gum for his mother for Christmas.

While visiting the hospital, I saw patients standing outside the hospital in their hospital gowns, with IVs and heart monitors attached, as they smoke their cigarettes, which probably put them there in the first place. One woman had her beeper going off in the elevator, and she told me that they were trying to find her.

The third thing that saddened me was at the Democratic Convention when they voted against Israel and God, as people stood in the front row yelling from the top of their voices, while Benjamin Netanyahu sought a meeting with the president about the growing nuclear problem in Iran. He was snubbed by the White House. A few day later I watched as the Muslims attacked and burned the American Embassy in Libya, killing the ambassador and three other Americans.

When is America going to wake up? The mainline news media kept a lid on most of this.

Rex Bartholomew

Milton

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