I would just like to state, for the record, that I sincerely do not give a tinker’s damn whether or not “justice” is done in this matter. I could not possibly be less invested, whether it goes by the name justice, retribution, retaliation, vengeance, or anything resembling any of those words or ideas.
It would be nice to get * real * justice, but real justice is impossible. The closest we could get to real justice would be for the guilty, and ONLY the guilty, to be found unequivocally so in an American or World court, and appropriate punishment meted out. (The definition of which is debatable. The majority would, it’s virtually guaranteed, come down on the side of death. How unsatisfying… but that’s a different subject) Additionally, real justice would demand that every nickel in the possession of the guilty would be seized and split according to need among the living victims and the survivors of the deceased victims
This will never, ever happen.
The most pressing and important consideration at this point should be prevention. Security. Making sure, as much as we can, however we can, that this doesn’t happen again.
In so far as the government’s military actions are directed specifically to that end, I’m for it. Anything and everything else, don’t be doing it my name. Particularly if seeking justice * in any way * runs counter to the more important goal of seeking security, or if, in the process of seeking justice, we are committing injustices of our own (which we have almost certainly already done). It kinda cancels it out, ya know?
Just had to get that off my chest.