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Hillary Welcomed to Egypt With Monica Chants and Flying Tomatoes

Barakus Felonious Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 10:49 AM
Rick, to echo what you said further down this thread re our Marshall Plan mentality, what we have to face sooner or later (or simply perish as a nation) is that we have to totally destroy our sworn enemies and literally allow their nations to rot in the sun, utterly desolate and utterly ruined. Rome understood this well, and literally went out and destroyed their enemies before they had to fight them in Rome. Say what you want, but Rome in all it’s glory lasted far longer than we ever will, and Italy 2,000 years later will never again see that kind of splendor and courage.
Rick2477 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 10:56 AM
I agree with you, Barakus. Our success, our affluence, is killing us much as you point out, it did Rome. I quoted Hannibal Lechter earlier. We live in a time of halfway measures, neither wise nor just. Freedom does not come cheaply, nor is the cost of maintaining it without considerable expense. And half our country fights against the things that would/will sustain us, while they cheer on and encourage those who would destroy us.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 10:59 AM
Said well by both of you...

Welcome to Egypt, Hillary. How's that Arab Spring working for you?

Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria.

A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the...