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Killing in Self Defense Is Not "Assassination"

Summers Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 6:29 PM
So says I. I am not Israeli. I am an American citizen. I am not Jewish. I don't give a fat damn what you think. I have a lot of problems with our relations with Israel and with many things Jews here do, but I'll be damned if I will approve of barbarians trying to kill Israelis or Jews off and not support the Israelis and the Jews. Keep your ignorant attitude. You and your family are somewhere on their list. BAM. Now, that's one visual I can happily live with.

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...