| Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 06:25 am |
@Vali. Within the confines of their own societies, yes, the horrid regimes of days present and past did and do have the right to slaughter their own people. For the simple reason that they have gained the power to do so. It was and is the responsibilty of their citizens to resist those governments' atrocities and they failed to do so. That is a particularly harsh view, but it is the product of a military professional's observation of objective reality and experiences in the real world with actual genocide. Like it or not. This is how the world operates. Reality doesn't give a damn about our opinions or values. That reality is too often created by evil men who grasp that the willingness to kill all opposition is the foundation of their power. Free peoples with the will to fight such evil are the only bulwark against that kind of barbarism.
However, I note that we Westerners have never fought a single war to prevent such atrocities from occurring. You might ponder that point and ask yourself WHY?