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8 Barring, of course, those pacifist views that hold that a human being can never be justifiably killed under any circumstances. 0006 4 UBL’s Liability to Be Killed Abstract: In this chapter the book returns to the specifics of the Osama bin Laden raid and investigates whether his case meets the conditions laid out earlier for the liability account of permissible harm. The case, as it turns out, is highly irregular because bin Laden’s threat was (primarily) indirectly imposed by the collective agency of al-Qaeda.
Indeed, he and his compatriots did. It was a firefight. He, therefore, was killed in that firefight and that’s when the remains were removed. ” Further, note the following claims made by Brennan which seem to directly support the argument made above regarding the defense of the nonliable just forces who were engaging UBL: “The President put a premium on making sure that our personnel were protected and we were not going to give bin Laden or any of his cohorts the opportunity to carry out lethal fire on our forces.
Yet, most of the specific threats have materialized, including those which were claimed would specifically occur on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. It should be noted, of course, that terrorist attacks often take many years to plan, and so we may not know the full extent of “response attacks” for a long time to come. 0007 UBL’s Liability to Be Killed his present martyrdom would. The relevant difference is that had UBL been captured rather than killed, then the response attacks against nonliable people based upon that capture would continue for the entire period of his captivity leading up to his eventual martyrdom.