Fred Hollows once said "Every eye is an eye". It's the same for life. Every life is a life.
It's why I find the Australian government very hypocritical at the moment.
Respect where respect is due, I give kudos to the way that Prime Minister Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop are stepping up and handling the Malaysian Airlines 17 and Russian Rebels issue. They called on the Rebels to release the bodies back "Operation Bring them Home". After 4 days, the Rebels are handing them over to where the plane originated in The Netherlands.
However, it is absolutely hypocritical when the government of Australia under "Operation Sovereign Borders", are essentially holding 157 refugees hostage and imprisoned on a shonky boat out at sea. They've been there 3 weeks.