Archive for June, 2016

Where on Earth have you been???

Monday, June 20th, 2016

43 States
41 Countries
4 Continents

40 Days in Taiwan!

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Mark’s Quote of the Day

Monday, June 20th, 2016

At 7 o’clock this evening eastern time air and naval forces of the United States launched a series of strikes against the headquarters, terrorist facilities, and military assets that support Mu`ammar Qadhafi’s subversive activities. The attacks were concentrated and carefully targeted to minimize casualties among the Libyan people with whom we have no quarrel. From initial reports, our forces have succeeded in their mission.

To our friends and allies in Europe who cooperated in today’s mission, I would only say you have the permanent gratitude of the American people. Europeans who remember history understand better than most that there is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil. It must be the core of Western policy that there be no sanctuary for terror. And to sustain such a policy, free men and free nations must unite and work together. Sometimes it is said that by imposing sanctions against Colonel Qadhafi or by striking at his terrorist installations we only magnify the man’s importance, that the proper way to deal with him is to ignore him. I do not agree.

Tonight I salute the skill and professionalism of the men and women of our Armed Forces who carried out this mission. It’s an honor to be your Commander in Chief.

Despite our repeated warnings, Colonel Qadhafi continued his reckless policy of intimidation, his relentless pursuit of terror. He counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong.

I warned that there should be no place on Earth where terrorists can rest and train and practice their deadly skills. I meant it.

I said that we would act with others if possible, and alone if necessary to ensure that terrorists have no sanctuary anywhere. Tonight, we have.

Thank you, and God bless you.

— President Ronald Reagan, excerpts from an address to the nation on the U.S. air strike against Libya, April 14, 1986