OT: Justice (was RE: A project)
|From:||The Gray Wizard <dbell@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 19:40|
> From: Andreas Johansson
> Frank Valoczy wrote:
> >I've seen the clips of the airplanes flying into the bulding at least 100
> >times, and still each time I want to think, what a great piece of special
> >effects. If only it were.
> >Generally, I'm rather a peaceful man despite my interest in military
> >history. But in this case I think Ehud Barak was absolutely right in
> >saying that, enough is too much already, action has to be taken against
> >the terrorists and the lunatics who support them in Afghanistan, Libya,
> >Iraq, North Korea.
> Of these four, at least Afghanistan and Libya have officially
> condemned the
> attacks. Of course, this doesn't mean they can't've been invloved, but
> action shouldn't be taken until it's known who did it.
> That aside, I, like every at least semi-decent human on the planet, grieve
> and feel for the victims, and wish whoever responsible to be brought to
> justice (and please, don't execute them - they haven't earned the right to
> die for their cause. Lock them up and let them rot, but don't
> execute them.)
I'm not at all sure how justice may be measured in this case. The horror of
this crime may have no commensurate punishment. One wonders if civilization
ever really advances when in each century we are repeatedly reminded of the
depths of man's inhumanity to man.