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Re: Theos-World - US Karma

Sep 24, 2001 04:49 AM
by Bart Lidofsky

"Majorinc, Kazimir" wrote:
> Bart wrote:
> > > f) Using the A-bomb twice on Japan;
> >
> > Which, in the long run, caused a LOT fewer Japanese deaths than an
> >invasion of the mainland (the only other reasonable alternative). Or,
> >are you saying that death by a bigger bomb is somehow worse than death
> >by a bunch of smaller bombs?
> Bart, you are right about most things you write, terrorists do not care
> about American sins from past, and if violence against burglars, robbers
> and similar is justified, then there should be no doubt about violence
> against terrorists. It seems that people call on ahimsa only against strong
> and dangerous enemies, but never against small local criminals. However,
> justifying A-bomb is to much, Bart. Both small and big bombings of
> civilians are forbidden, invasion is - if army is strong enough, possible
> without bombing of civilians - and if it is not possible, it is not
> possible and period. Everything more than that is officially classified war
> crime. Real motive is much simpler, it is - we will kill your daughters so
> you give up from killing our soldiers. Understandable, but not less criminal.

EVERYBODY bombed civilians in WWII, largely in industrial areas
necessary for the war economy. And the bombing of Dresden (a lot of
little conventional bombs) was on the same order of destruction as
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.


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