ygmir wrote:so, if someone, somewhere says:
"I'm gonna hurt/kill others, if you say or do this certain thing",
you'd be in favor of not doing it?
I will defend myself...maybe even torture them...but never kill them!
seems just semantics, then, defend can easily include deadly force.
and, torture......very open subject there......some may infer, if you've gone that far, murder is no worse.
AND, as a thinking American, I would NEVER do anything to endanger my own troops! Remember this?
I think that was aimed at "secrets" or, talking/telling about troop movements and such. Civilians had at times, info that could help the enemy know plans, tactics, or equipment.
I'd submit, the troops are there (wherever there is), at least in part, to protect the preachers right to burn said religious documents.
you tag the perpetrators, harshly, and every time.
but, you don't change your way of life, just because they say to, with treats and violence.
I gotta say, Tom, you're doing a great job here, having to discuss this with several folks at once.
I'm going to step out, so you can continue and focus.
if you want, I'll come back and discuss our part, when it can be more leisurely.