Question of the Week #257

Terrorists operating out of a country that tacitly supported them kill 2 million people by setting off a nuclear bomb in downtown Chicago. Would you favor retaliating against that country, and if so, how?

This is something of a follow up to last week’s question

And, like I mentioned last week, I’d really be torn by this kind of decision. Our government would be expected to retaliate, especially in the wake of 2 million lives lost… plus any additional casualties from fallout. And if we can’t specifically find the terrorists responsible for the attack, the next best target would be anyone supporting them.

But I would hope that our intelligence proving the terrorists were supported by this hypothetical nation is rock solid. I would also hope that the U.S. would have the support of ally nations. I mean, I know that our allies have a tendency to disagree with a lot of our foreign policies. But this is a response to 2 million plus people’s deaths.

If those things were in place, then yes, I would favor a retaliation. Even though it would inevitably lead to war.

But what would you do? Would you be in favor of this attack? Let me know what you think down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

One thought on “Question of the Week #257

  1. Hmmms very difficult morally…. I am always in favour of no loss of life if possible. I think that intelligence needs to be collected and properly prepared to get the people who actually committed the crime, not just attacking to attack

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