Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bombing of Doctor's w/o Borders Hospital was 3rd degree mass murder.

The “principal blame” for the shelling and leveling of the Doctors Without Borders hospital killing 30 innocent people and leaving tens of thousands without medical attention does not lie with the “gross negligence” of those fighting or the ‘malfunctioning’ weapons of war they were using.  It lies with the very ‘laws of war’.   In war, collateral damage is acceptable.  According to ‘international law, the ‘laws of war” makes the murder of innocent lives legal.  But international law is neither enforceable or just. Thus it and the ‘laws of war’ are not laws at all.  They are escape rules for murderers.
Military personal involved in this slaughter of innocence will likely be demoted, but that is not justice for those who were accidentally mass murdered.  These third degree murder charges should be brought against any political leaders who authorized waging war. 
Wars do not stop war. World War II set the stage for the Cold war. And the Cold war set the stage for the Global War on Terrorism.  The time between wars isn’t peace.  It’s just a pause to rearm. 
Lasting peace and security is a function of justice.  There is no justice in war.  And if there is no justice in peace time, there will be war.   Choosing war to defeat an enemy or ‘save lives’, is like speeding while drunk because you’re in hurry to get sober.  Inevitably, innocent lives will be lost.  That’s third degree murder.  And an elected title or uniform should allow any individual to avoid trial and accountability for the crime of mass murder.


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