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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    ....but the advantage is always with the hostage takers.
    No, its not. They are poorly trained and poorly disciplined. They are immobile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Execute convicted terrorists & you take away one incentive for hostage takers.
    Simply false, they will take the hostages and demand some other concession.

    More importantly, WE decide what happens, not the enemy.

    Keep him in a zoo with a live webcam, and you create an anti-martyr, pinchin a loaf for the world to watch, for the rest of his life, because HE MESSED WITH THE WRONG FOLKS.

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    If your argument is that it's ever easy to rescue hostages, taken anywhere in the world by ruthless well armed (often suicidal) killers .....then that is not a serious argument. Have successful rescue operations happened?..Of course (Entebbe, London SAS, etc) ....but the advantage is always with the hostage takers.

    Execute convicted terrorists & you take away one incentive for hostage takers.
    You take their incentive to keep the hostages alive away, that's for sure.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You take their incentive to keep the hostages alive away, that's for sure.
    They would not be taking hostages in the first place......At least not with the incentive of getting their imprisoned buddies out......Their buddies would all be in the cometary (costing us nothing) after conviction & execution.
    Could terrorists take hostages for other reasons?...Of course.
    (but one major incentive for hostage taking would have been eliminated)

    I've never heard of terrorists taking hostages & demanding their dead buddies bodies be dug up from a cemetery & returned to them. Have you?
    Last edited by Devil505; 09-25-09 at 04:29 PM.

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Weather or not they should be executed is entirely subjective at this point in time. It will depend on weather or not you are for or against the DP. Since I am for I think they should be executed. If you are against the DP then you will no doubt say no they shouldn't be. Unless of course you're a hypocrit.
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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Weather or not they should be executed is entirely subjective at this point in time. It will depend on weather or not you are for or against the DP. Since I am for I think they should be executed. If you are against the DP then you will no doubt say no they shouldn't be. Unless of course you're a hypocrit.
    I agree & am a bit surprised that at this point, the poll results are split almost down the middle. (I would have guessed much more support for the DP)

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    They would not be taking hostages in the first place......At least not with the incentive of getting their imprisoned buddies out......Their buddies would all be in the cometary (costing us nothing) after conviction & execution.
    Could terrorists take hostages for other reasons?...Of course.
    (but one major incentive for hostage taking would have been eliminated)

    I've never heard of terrorists taking hostages & demanding their dead buddies bodies be dug up from a cemetery & returned to them. Have you?
    So they'll just be acting out of straight up revenge without concern for taking hostages. Nice.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So they'll just be acting out of straight up revenge without concern for taking hostages. Nice.
    They'll do that in any case. They don't need reasons to kill....They like it!

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    I didn't vote yes for either option. I think there are already sufficient laws/penalties on the books to handle terrorism. There is no need to create separate, additional charges.

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    They'll do that in any case. They don't need reasons to kill....They like it!
    So you're really not doing anything by executing these people. You're not saving hostages or making the world safer. All your doing is satiating your own need for revenge and blood lust.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So you're really not doing anything by executing these people. You're not saving hostages or making the world safer. All your doing is satiating your own need for revenge and blood lust.
    A lot of people tend to get confused between the terms revenge and justice.
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