What's on my mind today: our embassy got trashed and Serbia once again made headlines by acting like a country run by a gang … oh wait, it is a country run by a gang.
Is the reason why our embassy got trashed really due to Kosovo getting its independence? The Serbs really do not want a country next to them to be free? Sounds like a great reason to be rioting … this smells like something that drops out of a cow’s behind.
This part of the world is in trouble; this part of the world is literally on Europe’s door step and cannot be ignored. Let us remember the last time we ignored a place … like let’s say, Afghanistan … we got 9/11 delivered to our shores.
Our embassies are sovereign United States of America territory. Every country in which we have an embassy is guaranteed to be protected by that country. What we witnessed last week is a direct attack against the United States of America by Serbia. Here is how I get there. The Serbian government is in absolute control of its country more so than the government of our country. There is no way that thousands of Serbians can gather anywhere in Serbia without the government’s OK and complicity.
Kindly explain to me in clear and simple language exactly how our government can simply overlook the poppy crop in Afghanistan if we are to believe that we're also in a war against drugs?
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When our embassy was burned and looted it took the Serbian fire and police 45 minutes to show up ... and then they left. Our embassy staff was long gone and told the Serbian government they were leaving. Everyone in Belgrade knew this riot was coming and no one did a damn thing about it.
So what do we do now? Now we drag Europe kicking and screaming into its own defense. For those of you searching for the word to describe, it's called LEADERSHIP. We lead, we convince, we bargain, we bribe, we trade with, we give, we threaten, we give help we do whatever it takes to convince those most directly affected — countries like France, England, Germany and Italy — to get directly involved, and this time, finish the damn job.
Serbia is not done being a pain in the world’s butt. The Serbs feel entitled to their hatred and fear. They are welcome to them; just leave the rest of us the hell alone. However, when that hatred spills on to us we should give the Serbs the one thing they understand: a bloody nose or worse. Now this bloody nose can be in the form of economic, social, religious, information, psychological or even military, but doing nothing only tells the Serbs that what they are doing is OK. It is not OK to burn the U.S. Embassy, here are the consequences … whack, whack, whack.
The Serbians murdered thousands of Muslim men, women and children and have had less than a handful of their sadistic leaders even brought to trial. What we just witnessed on world television is the Serbian government telling the world they have not even begun to change their ways. What is equally insulting is that our government is still not willing to do a damn thing about it.
Colonel David Hunt, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a FOX News military analyst and the author of the New York Times bestseller They Just Don’t Get It. He has extensive operational experience in counterterrorism, special operations, and intelligence operations. He has trained the FBI and Special Forces in counterterrorism tactics, served as the security adviser to six different Olympic Games, testified as an expert at many major terrorist trials, and lectured at the CIA, the FBI, and the National Security Agency. You can read his complete bio here.