Fallujah Murdering Hordes

I do not know what the moral response is in this situation (perhaps only God knows). What would Jesus do if He were a citizen of the United States and He saw the news stories of Muslims roadblocking, burning, mutilating and murdering His fellow citizens? I must confess, I have absolutely no idea.
(I cannot recommend viewing the graphic, disturbing and saddening pictures here; view at your own discretion. I pray God’s mercy on both the families of these people and those who murdered them.)

It seems to me that there are two options: one is to do nothing out of fear that we might offend more Muslims and Iraqis and they may carry out more terrorist attacks against our citizens. (This might be called “The Kerry response”.) Or, we could bomb them into nonexistence and send them a message that we will not allow such terrorist attacks. (This might be called “The Proper Response”.) The government’s (sole?) responsibility is to protect its citizens. The question is, what is the best way to do that? Personally, I think we destroy Fallujah as the consequence of doing this to our citizens. If we do not, the Muslim terrorists around the world will discover that we do not (apparently) care enough to bring swift and terrible consequences against those who carry out these vicious attacks. If we do bomb them, they may become angry, but I would be willing to bet they would think twice if we make Fallujah like Sodom and Gomorrah. (No, I am not comparing U.S. justice to God’s justice; calm down.) If we do not kill them, they will kill us; that is the nature of the human race.
But that’s just me, and maybe I cannot separate my sinful, vengeful human nature from what I (should) think. On the other hand, the government is not an individual Christian and should, in my opinion, still abide by “an eye for an eye.”
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Comments?

Timotheos

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5 thoughts on “Fallujah Murdering Hordes

  1. Has the United States made a statement?

    Even more disturbing than the charred bodies are the smiles on the individuals in the mob. Unbelievable.

  2. Even more disturbing is how the news media were so conveniently present to freely photograph the mob’s burning and mutilation of the Americans.

  3. The “swift and terrible” justice you speak of was unfortunately directed at the wrong target. The current administration initiated inquiries into possible military action in Iraq in the summer of 2001 – prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Intelligence has found no link between Iraq and the 9/11 tragedy. Furthermore, the initial impetus for the military action – supposed development of weapons of mass destruction – has been conclusively debunked. The “moral cause” of ridding the world of tyrannical dictator Saddam Hussein became the focus of the engagement only after the Bush administration’s claims were proven unfounded. Saddam Hussein was no more of menace than some of our own allies – Ariel Sharon, for example.

  4. And with regard to the recent food-worker murders, Iraqis undoubtedly feel that the US intervention that was to “save” them from an oppressive regime has not delivered on its promises and has in fact contributed to the murder of many of its own citizens – murders Al Jazeera broadcasts with the same tenacity the US media lends to coverage of its own deaths. They feel their murderous actions were justified, now you feel more violence is justified. Whose responsibility is the inevitable justice?

  5. Okay, but what is the relevance to Fallujah? This is Kerry’s thing too, and yet, it is silly to argue about the initiation of the war as if this was apropos to radicals killing our citizens. You can say that this is our fault in the first place, but that still does not solve the problem of what to do now.

    Tim

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