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TERRORISM: Closing embassies play into al-Qaida’s hands

Letter by Ernest J. LaChapelle, Fircrest on Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:20 am | No Comments »
August 5, 2013 2:03 pm

After due reflection on the news about the embassy closures around the Arab world, it seems to me that we are doing exactly what al-Qaida wants.

The more correct approach to this would be to beef up the security, cancel all leaves and have a contingency plan to bring in additional troops if needed. The people in these establishments know they are targets, but should accept the risk as part of the job.

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