A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
This is how I responded.You are starting with a premise that we do not have to observe other sovereign states, and by implication, that other countries do not have to observe ours.Now you've added "without consequence" which changes the discussion entirely. Rather dishonest, non?Both premises are accurate and there is much historical evidence to document them.
Uh, no...you see you just can't remember what I already said, I do NOT approve of US actions counter to international treaties.Secondly, it's a littel disengenuous of you to say the Israelis "get away with a lot of illegal activity" when America conducts it's fair share of illegal activity all over the world based on their position as the world's only superpower.
READ, GD it!
I don't think Stevens had any illusions about the dangers he faced or had expectations of the US being able to swoop in Superman style and save him. He had daily jogs through the countryside, he wanted exposure to political elements in Libya. This compound was being turned over to the Libyans, he was only there to hand it over to their govt and was only going to be there for 5 days. There was no sizable force that could have made any difference since this was a hit and run attack. Your generalized premise just has little application in this example.Finally, my argument is based on a belief that all people who are serving their country deserve to expect their country will come to their rescue if they find themselves in harms way and even if they are unsuccessful, they will consider their lives of sufficient worth to at least try.