When you kill a man, premeditated or by accident, you go to jail for murder. If the man you killed raped and killed your wife and daughter, you will still go to jail for murder. The justice system does not consider any act of vengeance or retribution as justifiable and the judge will simply not care if your victim deserved it...
...unless you're the president of that country of course.
The United States government has hunted down and killed Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Housein for obvious reasons. Was it murder? Yes...they did not exactly die of natural causes. Was it an act of vengeance and retribution? Of course...these two individuals have been enemies of the United States government for quite some time now. Did they deserve it? Of course they did! they were the poster boys for every heartless, mass murdering socio-path in the planet. Should the justice system care that they deserved it?...
...No! If you have the right to send me, a citizen, to rot in jail because I killed out of vengeance the murderer of my wife and child, then I don't see why the United States government should get away with the hunting and killing of Bin Laden, which was an act of vengeance for the 9/11 catastrophe. Did they both deserve to be killed? Yes. Were they both murdered? Yes. Does justice serve both of us?... No. The justice system will punish the citizen, while it will pardon everyone involved with the assassination of Bin Laden, even though they both conducted the SAME action.
I am a firm believer of justifiable homicide...and so is nature. I approve the ridding of cold-hearted, mass-murdering maniacs. But I am also a greater admirer of consistency, fairness and rationality. You being sentenced to jail for a justifiable homicide while your government is allowed to kill off all its enemies with no consequences (and we all know that these type of murders are not always justifiable) is the absolute definition of injustice and social discrimination! If there is one thing we've learned so far, after hearing so many excuses by presidents of so many countries, for killing off entire populations in acts of retribution, national profit-making and plain old fashion greed, it's this:
...There is no closer connection
than the one between politics and nonsense!