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Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq

Monday 18 August 2014 20:18

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Pope Francis says legitimate for world powers to stop "unjust" islamist agression in Iraq(REUTERS)
 
 
Pope Francis said on Monday the international community would be justified in stopping militants in Iraq but that it should not be up to a single nation to decide how to act.
   
 "In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor," he told reporters on the plane returning from South Korea in response to a question about U.S. air strikes against Islamic State insurgents who have overrun much of the country's north.
   
 Proclaiming a caliphate straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, the militants have swept across northern Iraq and driven tens of thousands of Christians and members of the Yazidi religious minority from their homes.
   
 The pope suggested he was not giving a automatic green light for bombings or war but that the situation was grave and the international community had to respond together.
     
 "I underscore the verb 'to stop'. I am not saying 'bomb' or 'make war', but 'stop him'. The means by which he can be stopped
 must be evaluated. Stopping the unjust aggressor is legitimate," he said.
   
 "One single nation cannot judge how he is to be stopped, how an unjust aggressor is to be stopped," he said.
   
 He said the United Nations was the proper forum to consider the issue and to ask: "Is there unjust aggression? It seems so. How do we stop it?"
   
 In response to another question, the pope said he had considered going to Iraq during the crisis but decided against it. "At this moment, it would not be the best thing to do but I am willing to do it," he said.   

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Re: Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 11:14:58 PM »
[[ Pope Francis says legitimate for world powers to stop "unjust" islamist agression in Iraq...]]

Remember, for a moment.
Remember back to September, 2001?
And what happened on the 11th?

Remember how some folks -- not only media people but government officials (Republicans) -- went out of their way to state that we shouldn't use the word "crusade" to describe how The West should respond?

Well, perhaps that's what was -- and is -- really needed.
An all-out New Crusade to push islam back into its place.

But have no fear.
It ain't gonna happen.

Until.... The West realizes that there can be no other choice.

A Winston Churchill quote:
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

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Re: Pope says legitimate for world to stop Islamist aggression in Iraq
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 12:16:51 AM »
[[ Pope Francis says legitimate for world powers to stop "unjust" islamist agression in Iraq...]]

Remember, for a moment.
Remember back to September, 2001?
And what happened on the 11th?

Remember how some folks -- not only media people but government officials (Republicans) -- went out of their way to state that we shouldn't use the word "crusade" to describe how The West should respond?

Well, perhaps that's what was -- and is -- really needed.
An all-out New Crusade to push islam back into its place.

But have no fear.
It ain't gonna happen.

Until.... The West realizes that there can be no other choice.

A Winston Churchill quote:
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."


Agree Fishrrman.  This is something the whole world should agree on - these monsters have got to die.  NOW.   

I love that Churchill quote, that gets right to the meat of the matter. 
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