Friday, September 6, 2013

Military Action and the Serious Prospect of Success

Are you serious?  Considering that nothing in the history of the planet has ever gone well after military action in the Middle East.

What are the criteria for military intervention in another country?
According to Catholic Just War Doctrine, all of the following conditions must be met for the legitimate (moral) exercise of force:

1_the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;

2_all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;

3_there must be serious prospects of success;

4_the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated. The power of modern means of destruction weighs very heavily in evaluating this condition.

Is everybody positive all the pertinent facts are known?
Exactly how is everybody going to be assured of a “serious prospect of successful military action”? 

Often observed, "Just follow the money".

Let us all continue to pray & fast for peace, beyond Sept 7th, and make it a habit.
Stay tuned in,

Tom at Queen of Peace Radio

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