No, because I clearly said
to persuade them through indirect means
this is akin to me saying that if you drop a grenade down a siezmic fault any earthquake which corresponds is coincidental and you responding by aserting that I have said you can stick a nuke down a siezmic fault and detonate it with no impact. There is a *huge* difference between brainwashing someone throughout their formative years and mentioning that their wife is having an affair.
Now the Mafia example certainly carries more guilt (though it is still improbable, at least in the US, since the Mafia tend to avoid killing police), in that the relationship is ore inherantly hostile and you are counting on teh reactions of a demographic rather than an individual- the person A tells may not kill B, but it is more certain that *someone* C knows will do the killing (more so if B were a snitch than a cop)
I did answer the question regarding agravating drugs, you seemed to ignore my answer, which was essentially it depends on how the administration took place (does c buy drugs from A).
in the long view of every possible scenario you ight throw up, this is a complex issue and the more A does to pressure C into killing B, clearly the more culpible A is. I defined what i consider to be teh dividing line in terms of whether a actually *suggests* that C kill B, though your question regarding betrayal in an inherantly dangerous situation is also a good point *not addressed in the orriginal question*. Also if A tells c that B is a mole for the police A is already legally responsible. A is also responsible if they kidnap C's children and tell c they will kill the kids if C does not kill B, and so forth. My point is not that humans cannot be persuaded, my point is that "Hey your wife is sleeping arround on you" does not rise to the level of culpability even if we were able to determine intent, unless that ability to determine intent were equally available to A in order to predict C's reaction, in which case we are discussing teh moralit of mind reading spells as manipulation in a fantasy universe. At whic point we need to know if A, B, and C are PCs or NPC because everyone knows it is not immoral to kill NPCs.
And frankly all te divergent "what ifs" on this conversation are becoming absurd.