Topic When is Assassination Justified? Is it Ever?
14 May 2011 15:25
Sometimes I wonder why we have so much trouble trying to understand the mission of the military and why it SHOULD NEVER BE USED as a police force. It's primary reason for existence is to close with the enemy and destroy that enemy or reduce their will to combat the United States. I can never remember being trained in correct arrest procedures during a COMBAT mission, but I was trained not to fire on anyone that was attempting to surrender. Guess what folks, the people that were shot were NOT trying to surrender and were shot at and hit by some of the best trained warriors we have. Was OBL assassinated? Hell no, but he was killed in a MILITARY operation against a known enemy of the United States that had previously attack and was in the planning of more attacks against this Nation.
I'm sorry if I disagree with the assassination argument, he was an enemy combatant not a civilian casualty. Like the preacher told us during the first week of boot camp back in 1970, "You should never hate your enemy, even if there is a need to kill him do not take pleasure in that action".
So maybe it's time we stopped celebrating his death and work on getting this nation back on track, there's enough out there already dividing us, this action shouldn't be another log added to the fire.