The debate "Can you justify the assassination of a dictator" was started by
May 6, 2015, 11:55 am.
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I have given two possible justifications dependent on who is doing the assassination and why. Do you feel that these are insufficient cause?
I strongly believe that any murder that is commited should be justified, even if it is a dictator.
As most dictators have military ranks and rule through force, if they are engaged in a war they are legal targets as combatants. It is no different than shooting at commanders on the battlefield to make your enemy less organized and less effective.
Alternatively, if a dictator seizes power through a coup and rules through force and intimidation, the people should rise up against them. In this case, attacking the dictator to restore a legitimate government is acceptable.