This article brings up a big question about retribution and what is morale right. This terrorist was accused and found guilty of being a part of a deadly terrorist attack on a US navy ship. Does this mean that he should be killed? What does one life mean when compared to another? how about 17, which is how many people he was accused of killing. How can you quantify a life and say that if you kill this many people then that means you deserve to die. Who even decides these things. This ties into our discussion on Buffy because during her years as a slayer, she has killed many beings. They may have been soulless vampires but does that make it right to kill them? They obviously show human emotions, so how can we really say they can die yet killing a human is off limits.
However, as im writing this I am realizing all of the intricacies of this situation and how anyone can come to a sound conclusion about it. does it matter how the people are killed or does it just matter how many. what about the killers intentions, dont those matter. Its a pretty hard issue to think about and an even harder one to make a decision on.