What Moral Theologians Say About Getting Involved in Syria

Traditionally, moral theologians have argued that to use military force justly, one must have a just cause; the use of force must be the last resort; success must be probable; the means must be proportionate; and the military action must be by a legitimate authority.

As the Obama administration prepares to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, what are the ethicists saying about the morality of military intervention? In this article, I will examine their views about whether intervention in Syria fits the criteria of a just war. Links are provided to the more complete thoughts of each expert.

Just cause?

Do read on here.

 

One thought on “What Moral Theologians Say About Getting Involved in Syria

  1. “MORAL THEOLOGIANS”? An oxymoronic term if there ever was one. The religious equivalent to “MILITARY INTELLIGENCE”!

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