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Chuck Pinkey

May 7, 2013

Let's do what's needed to keep America safe

Some may find this column offensive, but I don’t care. I have an email of unedited news photos of the Boston bombing. Do you want to see Americans with limbs blown off, muscle and flesh torn away from bones, and the streets smeared with our blood? My email address is at the bottom of the page. Let me know, and I’ll forward it to you. 

Are we stupid? About 100 years ago, Pancho Villa raided Columbus, N.M., and killed about 18 Americans. In retaliation, President Woodrow Wilson ordered General “Black Jack” Pershing to lead a combined armed force of 10,000 men into Mexico. They penetrated 350 miles, routed Pancho Villa’s revolutionaries and severely wounded the bandit, but failed to capture him. However, he got the message!

Fast forward a few generations and America has been hit with the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, the terrorist hijacking of the Achille Lauro Cruise Ship, the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, and the attack on the USS Cole.

On 9/11, 3,000 Americans were killed on American soil. This was followed by the Fort Hood shooting, a husband beheading his wife in Buffalo, and the unsuccessful Times Square bomber.

Let’s not forget the video of Daniel Pearl, an American journalist who was beheaded in Pakistan in 2002. Last year in Benghazi, four Americas went down fighting, while their cries for help were largely ignored. 

Last month in Boston, (Think about that. Boston, where it all started.) innocent men, women, and children were blown to bits by premeditated murderers, to whom we had granted asylum, welcomed to our country, and supported financially with welfare.

Since 1972, thousands of Americans have been killed by terror in the United States, and worldwide, terrorists’ attacks have numbered in the hundreds.  What do they have in common?  With few exceptions, they were perpetrated by Muslim terrorists or Jihadists.  

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