When you are a country, and someone launches an attack, you must protect your national prestige by exacting revenge, not because the damage is high, and you think it will happen again, but you need to show an attck doesn't go unpunished, such as 9/11, or like in Russia where the minor states will claim independance, you have to uphold the soveren national integrety.
What about resistance people in WW2? Would you as a french accept germans to invade your country? Or as a german officer, would you accept french resistance to kill your soldiers?
I am not a country, I am a woman. National prestige does not mean anything to me. Sovereign national integrity means nothing more to me than the territorial instinct of apes.
And sorry but I could never imagine myself as a German officer nor a soldier of any kind. Wether German, French or Chinese I would probably have gone underground engaging into resistance against war, trying to help women and children, the main victims of all wars. In my book, patriotism is a dirty word that should be banned. As a woman I do not identify with phalocratic ideologies and there is no way a bunch of cowards who have trouble dealing with their penis and their levels of testosterone will have me beleave I need their protection. But why do you ask hypothetical questions when we are in war presently. If you want to know how I feel about the Afghan war check out RAWA. These are the real heroes of our times.
Justice is balance and fair
Revenge is unbalance and unfair
Justice is balance and fair because : all is equal
Revenge is unbalance because : making things equal has a disadvantage
just like you sell your soul to a demon in order to get what you want to get.
(they kill your wife, but you kill the killers, the side effect on killing the killers is that police haunts you which make things unfair)
in case of war, justice is given by FORCE or withdrawal, if a country attacks you, you can get justice by FORCE or if they give up and brings you back justice, if they continue, then just continue seeking justice, even it cause great destruction, you just getting in what you seeks to them, you just making things fair.
if you give more on what they give to you we can call it revenge, since it make things unfair
I'm presenting a scenario where the culprit has been positively identified. For example, a video is found where the man is committing the crime, or the avenger has witnessed the crime being committed first hand in the brightest of lights.