I've read the responses to your post, but still wanted to go back to the original as my starting point, Mr Troi.
You make a fundamental philosophical point (and dare I say, theological to boot) here.
I'm glad that you did and support it wholeheartedly.
It is also interesting to read how these crimes are being justified: "they are just automatons", "they are not individuals", "they are zombies", "they are not a race", "I'm not sure if it is even genocide".
The implication is that they are inferior and so we can kill them with a clear conscience.