Is Collective punishment good or bad?
It seems to be a universal notion that collective punishment is a bad thing. After all, how can you punish someone for a crime a totally different entity committed! Right? I mean look at 9/11 , look what happened there. Were the "terrorists" trying to punish the US government? It sure didn't seem like it. After all the targets were all civilian. At least the ones with casualties.
Obviously, punishing the innocent Office Asistant Mother of 3 children who happened to work in the WTC is not fair. It surely is a bad thing isn't it?
If people disagree then please feel free to elaborate in the comments section, otherwise, lets get down to business. There goes the US Gov. once again trying to punish yet another nation for not joining the band wagon of capitalism. After all if you are not capitalist, then you are against human rights, democracy, and Freedom. The lovely great divine values we all worship.
Back to US Gov's latest business, that would be of course Iran. After all, they are building Nuclear weapons. Iran is a dangerous nation, I mean trust me ... look at their record in the past 30 years. They invaded Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. They also bombed the hell out of other countries like Pakistan, Sudan,Libya had military operation in Panama, etc. The list is longer but I guess I made my point. Sorry what is that? That wasn't Iran? Then who was it? Oh the US, right. But the US doesn't have Nuclear weapons. Nor does it have biological weapons. They don't commit war crimes. They certainly respect human rights don't they? I mean look at Guantanamo Bay. I guess the reader gets the point.
Needless to say, Iran's file needs to go to the Security counsel. After that they will have one of two options. Either suffer economic sanctions or suffer the harmless Depleted Uranium shells courtesy of Uncle Sam. I mean that is the civilized democratic, freedom loving world order's way of doing things. After all Bush said he has nothing against the Iranian people. He is only punishing their government isn't he?
Look how the economic sanctions didn't punish anyone except Saddam Hussein in the 12-13 years they were enforced. Only 1,500,000 Iraqis died then. Mostly children ...
Please don't confuse that with TERRORISM, those two things are not the same at all. I mean terrorism is targeting the civilian population. The sanctions targeted Saddam only.
Excuse me! Are you trying to draw parallels between 9/11 and the sanctions? Terrorism my friend is targeting a building KNOWING that it is civilian and flying something into it. Something with high explosives.
More like the bombing of the Al-Jazeera crew in Baghdad you mean? When they had informed the military that they will be occupying rooms in that specific hotel?
OK stop asking those question, you are confusing me. Its not fair that you compare a free democratic, capitalist country with Third world countries like Iraq and Iran. Its just not fair ...
Bottom line is, they are not democratic, freedom loving countries. After all they are rogue nations. If you don't believe me ask George W. Bush.