What you are suggesting is just bullying of one country by a mob of other countries, and that is quite a terrible thing. If a country's people do not like their countries laws, then it is up to them to change that law. You cannot have some countries and cultures dictating what other countries and cultures should do and how they should be. Would you appreciate the U.S. meddling in your country's legal system? Who are they to meddle?<quoted text>
I know that some people, regardless of how well a society is run, and all people are given equal opportunities, and those having problems are helped before the problems escalate, will still have those that go bad. THAT is the cost we pay, but killing them still lowers everyone else who condones that killing to their level, and sometimes below it.
There are many countries that murder prisoners for things that are not harming other people at all, but rather are what their culture or religions claim is a sin punishable by death. There should be no country or society anywhere in the world that is tolerated by the rest of the world that would treat other human beings that way.
I am against all the senseless attacking of these countries that are having internal problems nowadays, but when I hear of someone who is facing the death penalty in some relatively advanced, but socially backward country, for something that would be considered a minor offence in my country (and I live in one of the best countries in the world in many ways), I think the UN or Nato, or whatever body is in control, should tell those countries that if that prisoner is executed every official in that country, who had any control over that will become enemies of the world, and put on a hit list. To me there is nothing lower.
Of course, we do put pressure on countries nowadays if they are about to execute a citizen of one of the free countries, but there needs to be more than just pressure. It has to be something that will make the others back down, without question.
Tribal laws, religious beliefs, or just plain ignorance, are no excuse for murder.
Those that put animal life ahead of human life (not that I think any animal should be purposely mistreated) should put their own money to help the animals, but society should never place a higher value on other animals than human animals.
And moreover the UN is nothing but a puppet organisation controlled by the countries with the most weapons, some of which are the most violent and war mongering in the world. These countries are not necessarily the most civilized. Some not by a long shot. Who are they to wave their guns around telling the rest of the world how to be? Who are they to impose their version of morality and ethics on others?
And I don't buy this notion that killing murderers makes society as low as them, or lower. In that case, are we to conclude that the Allies were just as barbaric as the Nazis? The Nazis killed, they killed. Same, no?
Premeditated murderers kill people either because it is fun, or for some material gain or personal satisfaction such as revenge. A murderer is killed under law, after having faced trial, to send a message that the leadership does not tolerate the citizens of its country killing each other, and especially not the killing of innocents. They kill murderers in an attempt to save lives.