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Re: Osama Bin Laden dead?

hito wrote:

You make some good points but I say in answer to your opening question, "be careful".

At present, the US is the world power but it won't last. If they and the west don't establish high standards for dealing with opponents then they will have less than a leg to stand on when China becomes the world power and decides to kill international dissidents like it kills its domestic dissidents now.

If we want to establish a genuine world order to pass on peacefully to developing countries as they rise to match or surpass us, then we cannot condone the killing of anyone, especially without trial. If we destroy even the worst of people summarily, then it will continue in systems we have no control over.

Just imagine who China, Israel, India, Russia, Zimbabwe and others think is public enemy number 1 and ask yourself whether you want them acting on their beliefs like we have with bin Laden.

Ask yourself whether you want GW Bush shot in the head by an Iraqi or Afghan hit squad (seriously, lefties, would you like that to happen?). Ask if you want the Dalai Llama killed by the Chinese government. Ask if you like the idea of the KGB or Mossad coming to your country to perform a hit. Ask if you want Morgan Tsvangirai shot dead in Botswana by Mugabe's goons.

Assuming you don't want those things happening, think long and hard about this assassination of bin Laden. If you do think those potential assassinations are okay, I disagree with you so fundamentally that I woud ask you not to bother replying.

Are you naive, hito, or ignorant? You're not suggesting that the US has set some precedent here, are you?

May 05, 2011, 06:33


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