Wednesday, November 11, 2009

IS IDENTIFICATION IMPORTANT?





Consider these photos of two different snakes, which share a common territory and habitat. They look similar, but are 2 species-is it important to identify which is which?

Well, one of them is utterly harmless, even beneficial as a predator of rodents. The other one is very dangerous, with an exceedingly deadly venom.

Is it important to identify which is which?

If we are going to kill any snake we come upon, identification is not important. But if we hope to live and let live, we had better be able to identify them accurately.

In the wake of the Fort Hood jihadi massacre. our military and security authorities would do well to at least TRY to identify hostile or unreliable individuals amongst their personnel. This is obviously made more difficult considering the position of our elected Traitor-in-Chief, but these people have human lives in their hands, and need to think about protecting loyal Americans from jihadi "colleagues." And damn the careerist consequences.

A good place to start is just one little question: How many uauthorized e-mails is acceptable for a US Army major to exchange with an al-Qaeda-affiliated imam in Yemen?

3 comments:

Robert said...

For those curious about the snakes, if I have identified them correctly, the first snake is the harmless King snake, and the second one is a deadly Coral snake ("red touches yellow - that's a deadly fellow").

Anonymous said...

Red on black - venom lack. Islam yellow - kill a fellow.

Jewish Odysseus said...

Aaaahhh, it's nice to see at least a couple other herpetologists out there--very good, you each win a prize, to wit: a hearty cyber-handshake!