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    Just war and Iran

    One element of Just war theory is a reasonable expectation of success.

    My question is: Does the US has a reasonable expectation of success if the conflict escalates with Iran?

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    It depends on our objectives. Some objectives are easier to attain then others.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    It depends on our objectives. Some objectives are easier to attain then others.
    What set of objectives would be achievable, and just?

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    Something like precision strikes to limit military effectiveness, or cripple their economy versus trying to occupy the country.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Something like precision strikes to limit military effectiveness, or cripple their economy versus trying to occupy the country.
    Is crippling the economy part of a Christian ethic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    Is crippling the economy part of a Christian ethic?

    The US isn't a Theocracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    The US isn't a Theocracy.
    A good point. But don't you think a secular society would do well to keep in mind Christian ethics and morality? When the topic is abortion, I don't think Christians often note that the US is not a theocracy.

    I think it a good thing when the country's leaders are informed by Christian ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    Is crippling the economy part of a Christian ethic?
    The whole point of military action is to deprive the enemy of the will to fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The whole point of military action is to deprive the enemy of the will to fight.
    So no restraints on recognizing the differences between Civilian and military?

    And what differentiates your view from that of the terrorists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    A good point. But don't you think a secular society would do well to keep in mind Christian ethics and morality? When the topic is abortion, I don't think Christians often note that the US is not a theocracy.

    I think it a good thing when the country's leaders are informed by Christian ideas.
    I don't consider abortion to be a theological issue. It's downright murder, no matter what religion.

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