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Killing in Self Defense Is Not "Assassination"

HongKongCharlie4 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:11 AM
Why do you feel the need to use innocent before children? According to the Koran the only innocent are Muslims. They have no problem indiscriminately shooting rockets into Israel. Are they trying to avoid killing innocent children, or innocent adults? Double standards anyone? HKC

When Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, no one described it as an “assassination.” Why not? Because Osama wasn’t a civilian political leader; he was a terrorist combatant who had declared war on America, and tried to continue his attacks in any way possible.


Why, then, have the New York Times and other media outlets referred to Israel’s killing of Ahmed Jabaari in Gaza as “an assassination?” He was the military commander of a terrorist organization, Hamas, which remains at war with Israel, and takes pride in aiming deadly rockets at Israeli civilian targets every day. There’s...