Is resorting to violence ever justified?
The recent Somalia pirate shitstorm thread got me to thinking not about the pirates, but about terrorist groups.
So I got to ask:
Is terrorism ever justified? If so under what conditions?
The reason I ask is the French Resistance could be classified as a terrorist group.
I also ask this because people say if the terrorists applied skeptisim or critical thinking skills, they wouldn't resort to it, but from what I've seen, terrorists seem to be highly educated. Many with graduate degrees.
Also, the people who say that don't live where the terrorists do [Lebanon, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Russia] etc....
Are any tactics against terrorism justified? What tactics aren't?
The recent offensive in Gaze by Israel, I believe 50% of the causilties were civilian. Is it worth killing civilians if it means getting the terrorists?