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Old 03-11-2011
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Originally Posted by jcalvinmarks View Post
Mark said: You Americans can put your guns away as that isn't on your Foreign Policy and won't happen.
Well, since there are US Navy ships in the area, and we are holding pirates on board those ships at this very moment, that's not strictly true, is it?
I meant in context of the West invading Somalia and installing a workable Government. The US, UK, NATO, etc won't invade Somalia.

Originally Posted by jcalvinmarks View Post

there really is no convincing practical argument against summary execution.
Yes there is an extremely strong argument.

In Wikipaedia its defined as Justice is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, religion, fairness, or equity, along with the punishment of the breach of said ethics.
Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Its basically what seperates you from being a Somali pirate.

You will find that the entity that adjudicates a breach is a very special entity - its not you nor me, its a instrument of Government that is not controlled by Government - the Judiciary. Often it uses normal citizens (a jury) to find on the facts. The princples are so important that in the US Constitution they are virtually the FIRST things mentioned! Read Separation of powers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It all boils down to you, the 'reasonable man' if you just go summarily shooting people you are just as bad as what you think those people are.

Even the murderers in Hitlers regime had their day in court. These Somali scum are certainly no worse.

Mark <- An Aussie
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