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Discussion » Questions » Death and Dying » Why is it in most all countries you get imprisoned for killing someone and yet when governments go to war no one that kills gets prosecuted

Why is it in most all countries you get imprisoned for killing someone and yet when governments go to war no one that kills gets prosecuted

Is there differnt rules for murder...? depending on who commits it...

Posted - May 26

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  • 4426
    That's not always true. Nazis were tried for, and many convicted of, crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials. 
      May 27, 2019 12:15 AM MDT
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  • 35984
    True. But they really were invaders on a territory they had no business invading.  They were the enemy.   
      May 27, 2019 12:32 AM MDT
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  • 824
    Not really a factual statement. 

    A. There are rules to war, you kill people by the rules  you do not get prosecuted.  If you mess up you may be prosecuted. 

    B. I can think of a number of places I have been to or know about where killing someone is just overlooked by the law.  If the "Law" wants you then you will be prosecuted.  Simple.

    C. Different rules for murder depending on who commits it.  I can think of at least six locales where this holds true; Sudan, Zimbabwe and South Africa are high on these lists.  Nigeria and Mali are the most wide open in what constitutes murder as opposed to just killing.  Dominican Republic if you are a Tourist your Murder and Rape may not be listed as such by the police.  And the list goes on and on.

    Zimbabwe easiest place to dispose of Body, followed by Sudan and quite possibly Afghanistan.  Now if you do not follow protocols murder and sloppy disposing of bodies may land you in a Clan Feud in Afghanistan or Baluchistan.
      June 6, 2019 10:33 AM MDT
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  • 5449
    Homicide is a legal term for any killing of a human being by another human being. Homicide itself is not necessarily a crime.

    Murder is the intentional killing of another human being.

    War is state sanctioned murder and is legal.
      June 6, 2019 11:06 AM MDT
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