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In a 'literal sense' none of

In a 'literal sense' none of these people are guilty either.

False. They are, indeed, literally guilty. Nowhere in my words can you construe that I've said they are not. In fact, I explicitly addressed exactly this in my original post: I am not talking legalese.

But you are right to point out none of these people personally killed someone, in a literal sense. They are, literally, not the murderer of their victims. They ordered, organized, enabled, etc. So, in a literal description, they are organizors; solicitors; directors of murder. NOT murderers.

Once again, to be clear, they are complicit and guilty. But they did not commit the actual act, and I am suggesting we apply the adjective murderer more judiciously.