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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-29-09 05:13 PM
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17. It is precisely because individuals don't give a shit that we have laws
whether not "giving a shit" is from comprehensible emotions (those of victims, families/friends of victims, or those who empathize with victims) or from a perspective of deranged psychopathy is irrelevant. That's why it is critical that there is Law, and that nations observe the Law.

And perhaps you can use your own emotional response to this incident to extend your empathy to the families of the civilians we continue to blow to bits with our bombs in Afghanistan - and maybe now Pakistan and Lebanon too. (which is NOT to give any credence to the notion of an "acceptable" motive for acts of terrorism, or attempted terrorism - only to apply the same standards to our own behaviour)
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