This article recounts many of the recent Islamist outrages due to excessive sensitivity toward cartoons and videos depicting their barbarism. Perhaps if sated, they would become “fed up” in the anachronistic sense of the word harking back to the days of falconry, get their fill of flying off into riots and ignore the prey they are directed to kill.

With adequate security, we might be able to handle the resultant riots and prevent the customary slaughter; perhaps not. I am insufficiently sanguine about our current competence and motivation to provide such security to agree with the article that that’s what we should do. Still, I appreciate the thinking behind it.

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  1. Boeke says:

    As I understand it, Woods and Doherty were EX-Seals employed as mercenaries by a private security firm for non-personnel reasons and they left their posts to insert themselves into a firefight not related to their duties. Didn’t they, in fact, abandon their posts? Didn’t they deprive their employer of their services, services they were well paid for?

    Didn’t they abandon their employers financial interests (and their fiduciary duties to their families) to hare off after excitement and glory?

    If so, it seems to me that Obama was gracious to declare them as part of Stevens security instead of as interlopers attracted to a live firefight. If so, Obamas action was generous.

    • That is certainly one way of looking at it and is probably consistent with President Obama’s world view. Perhaps that is among the reasons he devotes all of his time to Presidential duties, such as fund raising and campaigning, rather than receiving intelligence briefings or meeting with his Jobs Council.

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