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Thread #150394   Message #3508390
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
24-Apr-13 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
Subject: RE: BS: Explosions at Boston Marathon
The trouble is that people who quite rightly are nauseated at the notion of placing a bomb in a place where it will kill innocent people will find ways to excuse and justify precisely the same kind of thing when it is done by people acting on their behalf in a way that isn't directly visible to them. It becomes 'a sad necessity', in a higher cause. Which I would imagine how those responsible for the Marathon bombs might have described it.

There was a famous episode where Himmler speaking to SS officers involved in genocide declared that the very fact that what they were doing was repulsive made their actions more noble, since it involved a willingness to sacrifice such human instincts because was necessary for a higher cause.