No one approves of killing children — unless you were a T-Bag* of course. No one approves of killing in the first place. But this isn’t a utopia. This is the real world. Full of corruption, lust, obnoxious deeds, crimes and misdemeanors. So the very idea of eliminating murder is unfathomable, especially when the state of animosity between the murderer and their victim is as extreme as in this part of the world. Killing thus can be rationalized.
The same applies to killing children. But there is some criteria according to which one’s killing (children) can be defined as either permissible or outrageous.
Palestinians are said to have killed some Israeli children, three I believe? That was a week ago, in Itamar, y’know, some piece of land Israeli settlers stole, no that wasn’t stealing, they grabbed from Palestinians by force and built their houses on it. It was awful, mean and outrageous…I mean the killing. Not that the criminal murdered children (we already agreed ‘murder’ can be okay sometimes) but the way he did it! Oh, that was terrible.
You see, Israelis killed Palestinian children too. They have been killing them for the past 63 years. 124 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,452 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
But that isn’t bad killing. That is “good” killing because Israelis killed Palestinian children in a civilized manner, they killed them the right way, they killed them “well”, using modern technology, F16s, Apaches, bombs (there is a good one called white phosphorus bomb) tanks, y’know, machine guns, they killed Palestinian children with bullets, mortars…everything modern and new. Technology; you see?
But a knife? – This is what makes such an act outrageous. How can someone stab three children with a knife? Stabbing them to death…
When would Palestinians stop being primitive? Uncivilized, barbaric, bad killers, using knives to kill children! After all, all that Israel is about is “serving as the outpost of civilization against barbarism.”
Indeed, what a goon! Couldn’t he drop a phosphorus bomb that would burn an entire body from flesh to bones within seconds on this Israeli family? He would have had them all killed, and still no one would dare say something against him!
Or better still, couldn’t this barbaric terrorist throw several ton bombs on the Israeli family to ensure himself all of them would drop dead at once?
Why on earth didn’t he camouflage the army soldiers, get into an apache and, shell the Israeli family continuously for quarter an hour?
I think I’m totally against killing overall. I’ve got a better idea. Why should he kill them? Revenge, maybe. Well, he could have tortured them. I mean, he could have sneaked into the power plant and turned power off. They would have sat in the dark for some time!
That, indeed, would be such a perfect revenge.
*T-Bag is the most villainous character in the American series, Prison Break, who is being continuously despised by the other convicts for his heinous crimes and perverted desires.
Mohammed Rabah Suliman