Saturday, April 30, 2011

Shameful and Wrong for NATO Strike to Kill Gaddafi Grandchildren

I just want to express my outrage that a NATO air strike killed three of Gaddafi's grandchildren in Lybia.

Does not matter if this was intentional.  Does not matter if Gaddafi deserves to die.  Does even not matter if Gaddafi is in some sense responsible because he chose to be physically close to his grandchildren at the time of the strike.

What matters is that innocent lives were taken.  If the motive was to protect other innocent people, that does not matter either.  There is no system of ethics known to humanity which says it's ok to kill innocent people in order to protect other innocent people.

That the United States is fighting along side of NATO makes this even more repugnant to me.  I am an American, and I'm furious and ashamed that my country had any part in this.

There are bad people in the world.   There are murderers.  Some of them are in control of nations.  You don't stop them by becoming a murderer of innocent children yourself.
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