An American citizen was shot and killed Tuesday in Saudi Arabia, a U.S. Embassy official said, the second deadly shooting of a Westerner in the kingdom in three days.
The article tells us that
There has been an upsurge of violence in the kingdom despite a high-profile anti-terror campaign that the government began last year following attacks on residential compounds.
Not “despite” but because of. The media seem constanty surprised that when one fights bad guys they fight back. But the alternative of doing nothing and allowing terrorist groups to fester is worse. Appeasement only allows terrorists to gather strength until finally they are too powerful to confront. Imagine these fanatics becoming the government of Saudi Arabia, and perhaps possessing nuclear weapons. Who would oppose them then?
All that is cold comfort to the dead American and his family, and for them I am sorry.