Who Makes The Mass Murderers Pay?
When should sacrifices for personal freedom end?
Let's do some thinking here: 298 innocent people had their lives suddenly taken by mass murderers. Who is responsible for making the mass murderers pay?
A man, and so far all the US presidents have been men, poorly prepared for the presidency, is now facing multiple crises that would test the mettle of any president. His intelligence agencies are capable enough that he already knows who used the Russian missile to shoot down a commercial airliner flying at 33,000 feet. He's weighing his options after confronting the experienced Russian leader with the cold, hard facts of 298 innocent victims of uncontrolled (or controlled?) jingoism, who are rightly labeled "terrorists." Leading a nation which has declared war on terrorism, this man has to propose what we do about this barbaric act. Those who would suggest "we are not the world's policemen" and want to sidestep the issue by talking about WMDs in another setting, at another time, are not dealing with the issue at hand.
Those 298 souls deserve some American backbone. If one of those innocents was your baby, your child, your brother, your sister, your parent, your loved one, might you be willing to personally address the issue at hand? If China's military had shot down a commercial airliner flying a regular commercial route, would it make a difference versus dealing with radical separatists who expect Mother Russia to protect them? Conversely, if the airliner had been brought down by a mentally deranged lone bomber, could we just forget about it, while content that he was somehow adequately punished by his own suicide?
This was the conscious act, not of a lone bomber who died in the act, but of a team of button pushers on the ground who did it because they could. They could because they were given the means to do so, and justice demands that those perpetrators be held accountable. The world, not just the USA, but also not without the USA, must condemn the act and cooperate to bring those responsible to account for this act of mass murder.
Would this be any different than if Boko Haram had kidnapped the innocent school girls, and then had put them in a locked room, and blown them up? I think not.
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