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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    No, why give them what they and their supporters desire, martyrdom.
    Because I like to help people get what they want? (Even though I get bad press, I'm really a nice guy > )
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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    No, why give them what they and their supporters desire, martyrdom.
    That is a good point.

    I have a better one. Let's be Syria. Let's brainwash the nuts into committing acts against our enemies and export them.
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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If I try to kill someone and someone else stops me, I can't be charged with murder. I can be charged with attempted murder or conspiracy to commit murder, but not murder itself as I had not actually murdered anyone.
    I've always maintained that attempted murder should be tried and punished as though the murder had been successful.
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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    In response to the OP, I do not believe they should be executed. Trying to solve the problem killing by perpetuating more killing is asinine.
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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    It depends. I'm not too comfortable with the idea of using a label to justify executions, since the definition of the label can be manipulated by the government, but on the other hand, someone who is a real terrorist should be executed; I'm not sure where that leaves us...

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    In response to the OP, I do not believe they should be executed. Trying to solve the problem killing by perpetuating more killing is asinine.
    Well, the problem is that we have a "terrorist" who is waging war on our country, and in war the solution to such a problem is invariably death. Sometimes killing is totally justified.

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I've always maintained that attempted murder should be tried and punished as though the murder had been successful.
    I agree with this. I don't see why their inability to actually carry out the crime should exempt them from the maximum punishment. No harm, no foul shouldn't apply to people that attempt to murder someone.

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    I don't see the difference really. Just because that terrorist was arrested before he could commit his heinous crime does not make the attempt any less terrible. (it's not like he changed his mind.....He intended to kill innocent people & was just stopped b4 he could actually do it)
    I say Death in either case.
    All of us, particularly me, in a fit of temper have said that we will kill some one.
    Then, after a time, cool and calm minds prevail, usually.
    Imagine the world's population if "Death in either case" were to prevail.
    With these terrorists, we must do to them the very thing they fear, which is not necessarily death.

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    I know some of you will definitely not like this. But i believe that there should be a sentence of a delayed death penalty so that if we have a situation where some terrorists take hostages for some concessions on some issue then when they decide to execute a hostage we kill one of the prisoners. Sorta a reversal the prisoners in a sense become our hostages.
    Are you suggesting that we revert to the civilization level of the terrorists ?

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    Re: Should Convicted Terrorists Be Executed?

    I'm against execution in general because I am against giving the government the jurisdiction to decide if a person should die or not.

    Aside from that, executing terrorists would just be a sign of the political times. It still comes down to whether or not the people they murdered warrants death, and it all depends on what state they are in as to whether or not a death penalty sentence gets delivered. It's all arbitrary and inconsistent.

    The only way you'd get universal execution for terrorists is in the Federal government makes binding legislation that overrides the sovereignty of the states; or, if the states, miraculously, all decide that they'll execute them. Which do you think is more likely to happen?

    So I'd say no.

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