Double Effect and Double Standards
Interesting to note how the corollary ("It is permissible to kill the Righteous among non-Americans . . . .") to this Judeo (not "Judeo-Christian"--and certainly not Christian!) precept underlies the American imperial ethic of "double effect" and resulting "collateral damage." Otherwise decent and reasoning Americans have invoked it to justify everything from Sherman's March to the Sea, through Truman's nuclear terrorism on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, down to Obama's drone strikes on Pakistani wedding parties.