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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-04 10:26 PM
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14. Justification is besides the point
In a cycle of violence like this, one can find justification in almost any act, whether it is an oppressed Palestinian detonating herself in a Tel Aviv market or Arial Sharon ordering a blackhawk missile strike.

Justification is little more than rationalization which enables human beings to murder each other. It perpetuates the cycle of violence. There is no justice in any of it.

The only justice is that which makes progress towards a peace that will spare future generations from further bloodshed and tragedy. All actions must be evaluated within this context.

IMHO the assasinations of Hamas leaders do not advance the prospect of peace, and Kerry should know better.
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  -Kerry: Rantisi's killing was justified JohnLocke  Apr-18-04 10:31 PM   #0 
  - Clearly and encouraging sign that Kerry will back Israel's sovereignty (nt).  JohnLocke   Apr-18-04 10:33 PM   #1 
  - Extrajudicial killings have nothing to do with Israel's sovereignty...  Violet_Crumble   Apr-19-04 06:18 AM   #11 
  - Pandering./..  KissMyAsscroft   Apr-18-04 10:34 PM   #2 
  - So assassination's OK now, huh?  wtmusic   Apr-18-04 10:35 PM   #3 
  - So you just take this Rantisi guy at his word?  rockymountaindem   Apr-18-04 10:45 PM   #4 
  - And Sharon is a rock of credibility  wtmusic   Apr-18-04 10:47 PM   #5 
     - I didn't say Sharon was credible  rockymountaindem   Apr-18-04 10:55 PM   #6 
        - Well the "road map" has been blown out of the water  wtmusic   Apr-18-04 11:29 PM   #7 
           - Yeah, the road map is shot all to hell.  rockymountaindem   Apr-19-04 12:52 AM   #9 
  - Wrong term  Oak   Apr-22-04 03:33 PM   #24 
     - How did Israel need to kill Yassin? n/t  Darranar   Apr-22-04 04:10 PM   #25 
     - Would you prefer  tinnypriv   Apr-24-04 02:12 PM   #27 
        - That Term, Sir, Is A Sentimental Favorite Of Mine....  The Magistrate   Apr-24-04 06:07 PM   #30 
  - I am ABB, I am ABB  eileen from OH   Apr-19-04 12:33 AM   #8 
  - I am ABB now but...  Nlighten1   Apr-24-04 02:07 PM   #26 
     - I've changed my mind a LONG time ago when it comes to Kerry....  kalian   Apr-24-04 05:32 PM   #28 
        - Yep and it makes me wonder...  Nlighten1   Apr-24-04 07:45 PM   #31 
  - This is a mistake  Classical_Liberal   Apr-19-04 06:02 AM   #10 
  - Of course he won't be able to stop this "war"....  kalian   Apr-24-04 05:33 PM   #29 
  - I was disappointed with Kerry's reaction to this, as well  Rhiannon12866   Apr-19-04 10:53 AM   #12 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-19-04 06:45 PM   #13 
  - Justification is besides the point  Martin Eden   Apr-19-04 10:26 PM   #14 
  - kerry is a dope  Forkboy   Apr-19-04 11:52 PM   #15 
  - Kerry RAWWWWWWWWWKSSSSSSSS!!!!!!  Jim Sagle   Apr-20-04 06:10 AM   #16 
  - We have to choose. Bush* or Kerry.  Rhiannon12866   Apr-20-04 06:35 AM   #17 
  - So if Iraqis assassinate Kerry, will it be OK with him?  tinanator   Apr-20-04 02:26 PM   #18 
  - I don't know, does Kerry head a terrorist organization?  FOM   Apr-20-04 06:13 PM   #19 
     - ask the Iraqis  tinanator   Apr-20-04 06:46 PM   #21 
        - What organization would that be?  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-21-04 08:14 AM   #22 
           - Oh come ON Muddle  Djinn   Apr-22-04 02:18 AM   #23 
              - So right now Kerry heads no such organization?  Muddleoftheroad   Apr-24-04 08:13 PM   #32 
  - Was "justified" in his quote??  The Sushi Bandit   Apr-20-04 06:33 PM   #20 

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