You are not quoting me accurately. The fact is that it is not only Americans who are being threatened and/or murdered. It is not just Americans lives which have been lost or whose property has been destroyed.My initial response applies moreso to those riotous acts that took place "after" the riots in Ciaro and Benghazi. As to the broader point I belileve you are trying to make, towit, "What prompts these Muslim extremist to riot against anti-American sentiments?," the answer is rather diverse. However, we simplify it by merely saying that "they (Islamists...Muslims...or put more accurately Muslim extremist) hate America!" when the truth is they really hate American political influence in their social-political affairs. The sooner we as a nation recognizes this as the basis for changing the hearts and minds of Islamist, if possible, the sooner we'll likely be able to force their anger more inward toward their "democratically elected government, choosen by their people," not our government, (i.e., so-called puppet regimes).
This habit of 'speaking to the broader point' only serves to obfuscate the issue.True. However, I brought up those issues because they speak to the broader point:
Who do you feel needs the educating?Unless you educate people about the issues at hand, those who take such drastic opposing views will likely never change their perspective or positions on such issues. The alternative is to allow time along with social changes to heal wounds and bridge divides.