America is going to need an army three or four times the size it is now under another Obama presidency. Obama is the last one who should be cutting the defense budget (actually, he's more like decimating it). He has destroyed the prestige and respect that America enjoyed across the world for the past century, not to mention the accompanying safety and security that fear ensures. Under this post-American president, it's open season.
Plato said that the natural order of the world was chaos, it was war — peace was a parenthesis, it had to be achieved and worked at. Obama is clearly anti-platonic. Obama thought his charismatic, articulate veneer would change the world, because he thinks it's naturally a peaceful thing.
....the Obama view that men like him that are charismatic, articulate, they can change the world because it's naturally a peaceful thing until people like George Bush rush in and through their stubbornness—"smoke 'em out dead or alive" vernacular—destroys it, but the fact of the matter is the only reason there is any semblance of peace and tranquility in the world today is because in places as diverse as the Aegean, planes over-flying in Greek airspace daily, where there's near fighting on Cypress, or whether we are talking about the Korean Sea and the Philippines and Taiwan and South Korean democracies not going nuclear because the United States is there, or whether Russian ships keep out of Norway every hour—all of that is predicated on the presence of the United States. (VDH, 2008)
That was then, this is now.
"US sends marines to Yemen embassy as turmoil spreads across Muslim world" Telegraph, September, 14, 2012
American Marines were deployed to protect the country's embassy in Yemen on Friday as US diplomatic missions across the Middle East prepared for more protests.
Hundreds of youths fought police outside the US embassy in Cairo overnight and another demonstration gathered in Tahrir Square in the morning. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for a "million man march" in Egypt's capital after prayers on Friday. So far, however, there is no sign of large numbers gathering.
Still reeling from the killing of Chris Stevens, the ambassador to Libya, and three of his colleagues, Washington is trying to protect its diplomats from protests that have now taken place in six countries in the Muslim world. They were sparked by a YouTube film made in California that defames the Prophet Mohammed.
Aside from the killings in Libya, the most serious incidents have taken place in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, where four people were killed and dozens injured outside the US embassy. Protesters were briefly able to scale the protective walls and enter the mission.
On Thursday, more than 200 people were injured as Egyptian police fended off attempts by stone-throwing protesters to breach the perimeter of the US embassy in Cairo, as they had done on Wednesay when the American flag above the building was set on fire.