"it gets complicated. any average of 5000 deaths means nothing. but when a bunch of people die together there was a common cause. the 5000 in afghanistan died because our weapons aren't perfect, and they killed innocent people. the 3000 in new york died because a terrorist decided to crash planes into the world trade center. big difference. "
So? 3000 people are "nothing" who cares?
"it deters more murder. a murderer murders because of hate"
So? The max number of people a murderer would kill would only be a couple of hundred MAX, thats "nothing" so who cares?
"terrorism not just kills people, it tortures their minds, and inflicts fear into their hearts. deaths are just deaths. the dead will remain dead forever. it's the living who should be protected."
Who cares if it "tortures their minds", the number of people affected are "nothing".
"the people who died in concentration camps died because the nazi's committed genocide against the jewish race. (and then some.) i care not about the people who died, but about the very idea of killing off a race. it is pure hate. pure hate != collateral damage. "
Oh I see! So its not the 6 million people that died that bothers you its the "idea" of killing off a race, after all 6 million people are "nothing", so they don't matter. I mean if Hitler had randomly rounded up 6 million people off the street that would be ok, since he wouldn't have been killing off a race.
"i care about the living, not the dead."
The dead were once living you know. You say "you don't care" when thousands of living people die, say you are in charge of miltary operations, you don't care that civilians die, so what the hell why don't we just nuke Afghanistan that would probably kill most of the trrorists; civilian casualities? Who cares?
"the cause of death matters because it can help prevent more death"
Prevent more death? Why? Who cares?
"accidents are largely unpreventable beyond a point. war isn't accurate"
Utter nonsense, there are plenty of things the military can and does do to minimise casualities, you know why? Because most people DO CARE.