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Thread #162079   Message #3855867
Posted By: Iains
19-May-17 - 06:51 AM
Thread Name: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
Subject: RE: Obit: death of UK child killer Ian Brady
I find it difficult to reconcile the views here that are largely against capital punishment with the fact that our armed forces are expected to inflict wholesale murder on civilian populations in places like Syria without even a UN mandate to give a perceived legitimacy.
What is the greater crime? to hang a guilty man or blow innocent civilians to pieces with the excuse of collateral damage or deliberately targeting Syrian troops in the pursuit of an illegal war.
Does the wearing of a uniform grant exemtion from crime? Is it legal for a state to pursue a war without UN sanction.?
Are certain US presidents and UK prime ministers nothing less that so far untouchable war crimminals? The deaths on their hands are in the thousands, Brady's many orders of magnitude less.