The problem with the consideration of the possibility of a "just war" is
that one may have to consider the oxymoron of a "just terrorist act." After
all, terrorism could be (loosely) defined as an undeclared guerrilla war
waged by a non-recognized entity. But what if it was waged for a "just"
And, to me, that's the rub.
As was mentioned here, nobody here, I hope, can justify the actions of those
two boys at Columbine. However, I think that many can understand, perhaps
even empathize, with their motivation.
I don't know if anyone else here saw the special edition of "West Wing" a
few weeks ago (I am probably alone is admitting watching non-"educational"
programming) but it brought out a very interesting point. There are plenty
of "moderate" Moslems in this country who abhor the actions of 9-11, yet
also find the presence of US forces in Saudi Arabia abhorrent.
And while I would not support nor shelter the fugitive on the most wanted
list who has been suspected in so many abortion facility bombings, I can not
help reflect that the total body count in the 9-11 activities will probably
equal the daily toll of babies in those US "clinics."
In short, while I admittedly work in a defense facility, I would not be so
sure that God is supporting our "Crusade" (against terrorism) much more than
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