Eventually I’m going to quit giving this series numbers. There are so many nonsensical statements that it is becoming impossible to track all of them. Any who, here is the latest and it comes from the screech echo chamber.
Who fired the first shot isn’t material. Who initiated the aggression is what’s material. The first shot was a response, not the initiating factor. It was, in fact, a response TO aggression that had already been initiated.
I’m assuming said person meant “immaterial” rather than “isn’t material.” Interesting train of logic though. So the first shot does not matter, the acts of aggression matter. How can we call what Anderson did, an act of aggression? He simply moved soldiers from an inferior position to a stronger one. This was actually a maneuver that included the withdrawal of troops from a fort to man a fort already under his command. In doing so, Anderson allowed Confederates to take over that fort. His maneuver was one of defense as Confederate troops established seize positions in and around a Federally owned piece of property. A piece of property he legally refused to surrender after an illegal demand to do so. Despite all that, if aggression is what provoked justifiable response, then the Confederates are guilty. They seized federal installations in and around the South by force of arms deposing United States soldiers as they went. All of this, long before Fort Sumter.