An aggressor is not entitled to a proportionate response from those who he attacks. A proportionate response is a strategic consideration in the hands of the aggrieved in situations where a limited response could possibly be more beneficial TO THE AGRIEVED than a larger offensive. What may benefit the aggressor is not what is of concern in these situations.
It reminds me of what is commonly referred to as a “nuisance settlement” in the insurance business. A nuisance settlement is a small payout to resolve a winnable lawsuit that would otherwise cost more to defend in court. The beneficiary is, by definition, not entitled to a settlement. they profit from a unique defect in our legal system making it more cost effective fo