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Originally posted by cimmerius
In the world of military combat, trust in your fellow soldier is a matter of life and death.
A betrayal such as cowardice or spying costs lives. Even carelessness can cost lives.
But to be intentionally killed by someone who is supposed to be helping you stay alive is the greatest betrayal possible.
In my opinion, the death sentence is appropriate.
Originally posted by Viendin
I completely disagree.
Yes, the death penalty is 'the most severe' punishment handed out by the system, but honestly, so what?
If someone I knew had been killed intentionally by his fellow soldier while at war, then I would not want the murderer to die. I would want the murderer to suffer.
Put him in there for life with no parole. Put him in a maximum. Get someone to quasi-legally hand him down a beating or two.
That would be worse than death. Knowing that you can't escape, that you can't leave, that you can't just die.
Death is a release, not a punishment.
Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
I'd rather die by a bullet then die by a tiny needle.
*SNIP* since this is a "family site" and not late night Cinemax (Skin-a Max)
Akbar will be the sixth person on the military’s death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The last U.S. military execution was in 1961.