How about you provide us with a few examples where inflicting torture on others would not be acceptable to you?
Random "killing" is not "justified under certain circumstances;" self defense is. Furthermore, killing someone in self defense is in no way comparable to the purposeful inflicting of intense pain on an incapacitated/restrained/bound person with the intent to punish, coerce, or derive sadistic pleasure. That you believe otherwise speaks volumes about your "morals."I believe it is justified under certain circumstances, just as killing can be justified under certain circumstances. Your position is the one which lacks moral continuity. You state axiomatically the immorality of "torture" yet you would defend the killing of another person in war or self-defense. How can inflicting harm upon one's enemy be categorically immoral yet killing them is justifiable? Please, explain.
You are trying to equate an act of self defense with beating a restrained person to get information out of them (information you have no way of knowing they possess). There simply is no comparison, but feel free to continue trying to convince anyone other than yourself of this lunacy.It's the same rationale one would employ when beating or killing a rapist. It's the same rationale a Marine employs on the battlefield when the enemy is in his crosshairs. It's the same rationale a fighter-pilot employs when they drop a bomb on a military target which is in close proximity to civilians.