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    USArmyParatrooper, wishingwell

    In the current circumstances, if we can get him we should not hesitate.  He has made it clear he intends to go out in a bloodbath and take as many people as he can with him.

    This is not a hard and fast rule.  In most hostage situations, you wait the criminal out and try and talk him/her down.  

    But with a maniac who is conducting a killing spree, it is a sad but necessary step to prevent even more deaths.  

    No one ever wants to be placed in the position of making this kind of decision.  But someone has to make the call - and live with it.

    You don't want a situation where Gaddafi is sitting around surrounded by human shields while he gives his orders to liquidate people.

    Remember, this is a guy who has no problems blowing civilian airliners out of the sky and killing 1,200 prison inmates in a day.

    You give in to his little game and pretty soon he will have women and children strapped to the tops of his tanks.

    "Hidden in the idea of radical openness is an allegiance to machines instead of people." - Jaron Lanier

    by FDRDemocrat on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 06:35:40 PM PDT

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