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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    IMO, the Chancellor's reaction was reasonable, appropriate, and ethical. She well understands the damage Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda have inflicted on Western interests, including those of Germany, including the human toll. She well understands the continuing threat Al Qaeda posed to civilians, German and non-German alike. She well understands the significant shared interest of countries, including Germany, in depriving Al Qaeda of its iconic leader and commander in chief.

    If anything, her sentiments represent the more ethical message. She expressed relief that an individual responsible for massive bloodshed, the dissemination of hate, and one who almost certainly continued to plot more attacks, has been neutralized. That he is no longer in a position to inflict harm is good news except by the most novel interpretations. In contrast, those who so eagerly criticize her don't even attempt to come to grips what a world in which Osama Bin Laden were free to continue to carry out his activities and ambitions would really be like.

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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    IMO, the Chancellor's reaction was reasonable, appropriate, and ethical. She well understands the damage Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda have inflicted on Western interests, including those of Germany, including the human toll. She well understands the continuing threat Al Qaeda posed to civilians, German and non-German alike. She well understands the significant shared interest of countries, including Germany, in depriving Al Qaeda of its iconic leader and commander in chief.

    If anything, her sentiments represent the more ethical message. She expressed relief that an individual responsible for massive bloodshed, the dissemination of hate, and one who almost certainly continued to plot more attacks, has been neutralized. That he is no longer in a position to inflict harm is good news except by the most novel interpretations. In contrast, those who so eagerly criticize her don't even attempt to come to grips what a world in which Osama Bin Laden were free to continue to carry out his activities and ambitions would really be like.
    I think that the criticism came from a moral and, given German history, understandable position, even though I don't necessarily agree with it. I also understand Merkel's position. There's no right and wrong in this side-issue, just different reactions to extraordinary events.
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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    How about "F*ck you, I'll feel how I want."
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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh no no.

    they went on *such* a hardcore "peace love and life" kick post WWII there isn't a single bit of flex in that country - they're firm advocates against murder and all that jazz
    Oh... I agree 100%. They've gone 180 degrees in the other direction. Where once they snuffed millions, they're now protecting bugs (no joke).

    Just saw one of the Green Shirts, a certain Fr. Kunast spout the idiocy in the OP. (projectile vomit icon).

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I think that the criticism came from a moral and, given German history, understandable position, even though I don't necessarily agree with it. I also understand Merkel's position. There's no right and wrong in this side-issue, just different reactions to extraordinary events.
    Don't tell that to the those taking Merkel to task... they believe she is wrong.
    She ain't... Stand tall Angie, stand tall.

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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Don't tell that to the those taking Merkel to task... they believe she is wrong.
    She ain't... Stand tall Angie, stand tall.
    And you believe she is right. I tend to agree with Andal on this, I don't think either reaction is inappropriate or wrong. There's some reasonable moral questions about cheering on the death of another human being, but that doesn't mean that I didn't do it along with most everyone else.
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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    It appears to be a reaction based on Christian values...


    I might not agree with them but they are entitled to their opinion, not that it changes a bean.
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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    Oooooooo, somebody accidentally exposed his ties to al-Qaeda. LOL
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    Re: Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh no no.

    they went on *such* a hardcore "peace love and life" kick post WWII there isn't a single bit of flex in that country - they're firm advocates against murder and all that jazz
    Unless it's happening in the Balkans.

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