Quote: Originally Posted by MHz
Just what do you think the military commanders have in store for that mob, not that we will ever see/hear anything about their fate.
So we (NATO supporting Nations) can bomb all sorts of civilian with impunity and they should not get upset and want revenge. We us 9/11 as the excuse to go into foreign Nation asn kill millions of 'innocents' and you condemn them for taking a handful of lives of soldiers (over civilians). Seem like you are saying they have you sympathy for all the damage being inflicted but it evaporates as soon as they do something to 'hit back'.
How does that make you any better than the book-burning Pastor?
Do they have the right to fight back, using whatever means they can?
Just to get a chance to stand with the, I'm not so sure the view is any clearer from where you stand, the floor is anything but level and I'm not sure you are even aware of that fact. I will gladly be a tard because of the many spelling/grammer errors, that is a long ways from being a tard because I can't decipher fact from fiction.
No, what I'm saying is I don't believe we can use it to rationalize a wrongful act in this specific incident.
As an analogy, I'll use the L.A. Riot after the Rodney King verdict. While I completely understand and empathize with the crowd on that day, with their frustration and anger, and with the injustice they felt (which I happen to agree with, the verdict was the wrong one), I cannot use that to justify some people in the crowd pulling Reginald Denny from the cab of his truck and beating him senseless. That act was, in my opinion, clearly and definitely wrong and inexcusable. But once again, mob mentality-where passion over rules reason. I can understand how that happens but that doesn't make it right or excusable.
I absolutely think they have every right in the world to 'hit back', but that doesn't mean every instance of them doing so is justifiable. In other words, the burning of a book does not justify the beheading of a man.
To be clear here, I do not condone what the Pastor did, I do not pretend to understand it, I think it is an asinine way to express his opinion. But it's his opinion to express, I don't have to like it and I can, and do, wish like hell he had chosen not to express it. But the alternative is censorship which, I honestly believe, in the end does far more harm.