reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
I'm aware of the various definitions regarding assassination/murder/homicide/etc.
But I'm not discussing that.
I'm just trying to point out that "legal" or legal assassinations occur everyday, and most of them are even accepted by people (not in the moral
sense of the word, just taken as something that usually happens).
...I belong to a sniper unit in Spec Ops, so I do have some "clear view" of an political/strategic/anti-terrorism assassination.
I also don't think that it is morally right what is being pushed into the american people regarding assassinations. Each case has to be analyzed, and
deadly force (the word assassination usually is used when the target isn't aware of the attacker intentions) has to be very well pondered before
...I agree with you. The death penalty is wrong. I believe that the punishment should fit the crime. But what you see is people that actually don't
deserve the death penalty are being forced into it.
There are plenty of cases throwout history where the americans assassinated someone under "moral values" and "democracy", and it ended biting
But again, I'm surprised that just because this was verbalized by Obama, people started to panic and "throw stones" (in their own right) to the
administration, for saying such a thing.
The reality, is that they exist, they are going to keep occurring, and they existed way before ATS even existed or this thread was started.
Regarding of personal opinions, the assassination of Pres.Kennedy did happen, to name an example.
Other threats (or "threats") have also been assassinated in the past. I can't recall the name, or the place, but I remember a case where a family
(this was in the US) that revolted against the system, started living in the woods, and the FBI was stalking their movements.
The situation ended with snipers aiming at the house and so on. It ended with children and women killed (assassinated, if you take the snipers
I do think the Patriot Act is a serious threat to freedom, but I think some people are picking on the wrong side. What I said can be said by any
Photoshoped cats always brighten my day. lol My avatar helps me calm down before posting. LOL
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