fine, i'll bite: landover is satire, guy.
Mugging involves the use of actual physical force.
DoS attacks do not involve the use of physical force.
regarding your packet inspection comment, I suggest that would cost more than just soaking the DoS. Packet inspection is not cheap, especially at DDoS data rates. In fact, the inspection device would probably be the first to fail when a DoS came knocking.
not stopping and approving are two different concepts.