Would wading into Syria be considered a just war?

While the situation deteriorates in Syria, Gerard Powers asks at Huffington Post if it’s time for the U.S. to get involved militarily. It might sound tempting, but Powers writes:

In Syria, there is a clear answer to Cain’s question: “Yes, we are our brother’s keeper.” Act we must! But the clear moral preference is for continuing and vigorous interventions short of war-fighting that is married to a long-term peacebuilding strategy.

It’s important to know precisely how bad things are there. To learn more about Syria, go here.

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  1. When have we not been involved with the “situation” in Syria?
    We will even support AlQaeda to topple the regime of Iran’s main ally in the region.
    Another dirty imperialist war to extend our control over that region. It worked out so well in Iraq.

    And speaking to the CQCB here, isn’t it just a bit odd for a Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to exert so much effort calling for another war when Arnaud Amalric has already provided the religious rationalization for aggressive imperialism:
    “Kill them all. For the Lord knows them that are His.”

  2. Maybe I’m just thick-headed, but is that basically a “God is on OUR side” argument (or rationalization)? Sounds like it is.

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