Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Chemical Weapons

I'm a little shocked to hear some Catholics seem very much pro supporting the US and their proposed intervention in Syria.  It seems to go hand in hand with a certain poo pooing of the current Bishop of Rome.

Dear traddies, answer me this: in all honesty and using your undoubted intelligence that you so usefully employ to all things liturgical, is is possible to support the US in their moral crusade, when they so freely use chemical weapons on their own citizens, killing thousands each year in the name of family planning?

It is that line in the sand thing.  Are we really so much on the side of right so as to justify our violent actions?  "He who is without sin cast the first stone" and all that.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Dear Rita
I am completely opposed to ANY military intervention in Syria by the US or her allies, however small, brief, or pin-point accurate. The people of Syria do not want our "help." They recognize, rightly, that our "help" will do more harm than good. We are not, and should not be the self-appointed policemen of the world.

And you are right about the chemical killing in our own nation. In fact, using the justifications of some folk, another powerful nation would be justified in attacking US in order to stop OUR unjust killing of our own citizens.

Then there is the reality that due to the ongoing interventions, we are becoming a very wounded nation, with many former military severely disabled in mind and body.

I'm not sure what the solution is, but I AM certain that more "military intervention" is not it!

God bless you!