Daniel W. Drezner

Really, it’s just a coincidence that I’m leaving the country now…

Your humble blogger is headed to Shanghai this week for the "12th Dialogue on Sino-U.S. Relations, Regional Security and Global Governance," co-organized by the CSIS Pacific Forum, the Asia Foundation, and Fudan University’s Center for American Studies.  This trip has been planned for several months.  I raise that because the fact that I’m leaving the ...

Your humble blogger is headed to Shanghai this week for the "12th Dialogue on Sino-U.S. Relations, Regional Security and Global Governance," co-organized by the CSIS Pacific Forum, the Asia Foundation, and Fudan University's Center for American Studies

This trip has been planned for several months.  I raise that because the fact that I'm leaving the country as this story makes the top of The Drudge Report is just a coincidence:

It was a scene as creepy as a Hannibal Lecter movie.

Your humble blogger is headed to Shanghai this week for the "12th Dialogue on Sino-U.S. Relations, Regional Security and Global Governance," co-organized by the CSIS Pacific Forum, the Asia Foundation, and Fudan University’s Center for American Studies

This trip has been planned for several months.  I raise that because the fact that I’m leaving the country as this story makes the top of The Drudge Report is just a coincidence:

It was a scene as creepy as a Hannibal Lecter movie.

One man was shot to death by Miami police, and another man is fighting for his life after he was attacked, and his face allegedly half eaten, by a naked man on the MacArthur Causeway off ramp Saturday, police said.

The horror began about 2 p.m. when a series of gunshots were heard on the ramp, which is along NE 13th Street, just south of The Miami Herald building.

According to police sources, a road ranger saw a naked man chewing on another man’s face and shouted on his loud speaker for him to back away.Meanwhile, a woman also saw the incident and flagged down a police officer who was in the area.

The officer, who has not been identified, approached and, seeing what was happening, also ordered the naked man to back away. When he continued the assault, the officer shot him, police sources said. The attacker failed to stop after being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.

You know, I’d feel a lot safer if they confirmed that the guy who got shot a lot multiple times is… how to put this… no longer animated. 

That this happens just when the Bilderburg group is meeting in the States is, I’m sure, also… just a coincidence

Concerned readers should stock up on duct tape, water, and plenty of copies of this.  I’m sure everything will be fine, however, if by the time I return. 

In the meanwhile, I feel the blog has been a bit top-heavy on the 2012 campaign and China as of late.  What other topics, dear readers would you like me to blog about? 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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