The unjust wars in vietnam and iraq and the loss of innocent lives

He was among the most widely known and influential voices in progressive Christianity and internationally known in both academic and church circles. But the indifference is unmistakable.

After ten days of air attacks, when the Taliban called for a halt to the bombing and said they would be willing to talk about handing bin Laden to a third country for trial, the headline the next day in The New York Times read: It was led by a U.

An Oral History of the Vietnam War. This use of power shows that the second condition of intentionality was not met. Even in the "small wars" Iran vs.

It destroyed many of the dams and canals that the peasants had installed to irrigate their farmland.

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Change will come, as at other times in our history, only when American citizens-- becoming better informed, having second thoughts after the first instinctive support for official policy--demand it. War, by its nature, is unfocused, indiscriminate, and especially in our time when the technology is so murderous, inevitably involves the deaths of large numbers of people and the suffering of even more.

Insist that Israel withdraw from the occupied territories, something that many Israelis also think is right, and which will make Israel more secure than it is now. Such a fundamental change in foreign policy is hardly to be expected. In their joint report— Body Count: These transportation routes were hit with an average of 24 bombs per kilometer.

Consider the 86, figure supporting thedeath toll. Read the March 7 article. There were similar rejections of negotiating possibilities at the start of the Korean War, the war in Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the bombing of Yugoslavia.

Without a doubt, the war took a terrible toll on the United States.

The War's Effect on the Vietnamese Land and People

Link to the blogs See also the N. To sum up, the U. The "war against terrorism" has become a war against innocent men, women, and children, who are in no way responsible for the terrorist attack on New York.

The outcome is uncertain. After all, most of the heavy fighting took place in the South. In this regard, the concept of a just war is a tool that can help us. This means that the good that a war does outweighs the evil.

The second condition of a just war is intentionality. Doctrine will justify action thus the Gulf of Tonkin was justified under the threat posed by the expansion of Communism.

Whether other countries will be generous enough to do so is unclear. Starting inthey began sending men from our village to the South.

A journey that would have once taken four hours ended up taking four days. She has worked as a journalist in her native Iraq, and is also now working at a public radio station in Boston.

The bombing did force the Communists to devote some of their manpower to rebuilding tasks, which reduced the number of people who were available to fight in the South. Much of this rice came from the United States. It is, in the present instance, to act in ways that do not imitate the terrorists.

Many children are killed or die unnecessarily due to poor health care conditions. The momentum of war rides roughshod over limits. For example, they spread some industries out into the countryside, and they built networks of tunnels and shelters to protect people in the cities.

A Just Cause, Not a Just War

Before the war, the country had been one of the largest exporters of rice in the world. The absurdity of claiming innocence in such cases becomes apparent when the death tolls from "collateral damage" reach figures far greater than the lists of the dead from even the most awful act of terrorism.

Without providing a comprehensive list of the criteria, I note that they included that Christians may not initiate a war. Now the wars wind down under another illusion of validity, which is that the civilians harmed by the wars are relatively few.

The rubble of a home reportedly hit by a U.War, by its nature, is unfocused, indiscriminate, and especially in our time when the technology is so murderous, inevitably involves the deaths of large numbers of people and the suffering of even more.

Just Ways to Repair an Unjust War

Even in the "small wars" (Iran vs. Iraq, the Nigerian war, the Afghan war), a million people die. The War's Effect on the Vietnamese Land and PeopleAbout 58, American soldiers were killed during the Vietnam War, and anotherwere wounded.

Without a doubt, the war took a terrible toll on the United States. But since most of the fighting took place in Vietnam, the Vietnamese land and people paid a much heavier price for the war. The Unjust War Theory. Wednesday, 19 March From recent news articles: justifying the escalation of the war in Vietnam Rather than wait for months or years while injustice festers, then wage a bloody war that kills thousands of innocent people, an international police force could move in as soon as a legal indictment was issued by.

Civilians Killed & Wounded

Vietnam was fought to stop the spread of communism and to try to keep South Vietnam free. The Iraq war is being fought for the freedom of the USA and to stop terrorism. Any similarities end with the word war, with the start of the Iraq war taking place in the U.S. at the World Trade Center.

Nov 12,  · Was Vietnam a just war? If just, why did we pull out? If unjust, why is there a monument to those who were forced to fight it?

The Unjust War Theory

If the officers give them an unlawful order, like killing innocent children, they are expected not to obey. Big distinction. Downriver Dave · 1 decade ago. 0. and could then be arguably an unjust Status: Resolved.

In Iraq, at least 1 million lives have been lost during and sincea figure that accounts for five percent of the nation's total population. This does not include deaths among the estimated 3 million Iraqi refugees, many of whom were subject to dangerous conditions during this past winter.

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