Can A Vegan Be In Favor Of War?

Can a vegan be in favor of war?  Here is what I believe:

It is estimated that over 30,000 people were killed in the war in Libya and over 50,000 people were injured.  Less than a thousand people were killed under Qaddafi during the uprising before NATO entered the war.  I am not saying that he was a good man.  Actually he was a horrible dictator. 

Can a vegan be in favor of war?  Here is what I believe:

It is estimated that over 30,000 people were killed in the war in Libya and over 50,000 people were injured.  Less than a thousand people were killed under Qaddafi during the uprising before NATO entered the war.  I am not saying that he was a good man.  Actually he was a horrible dictator.  What I am saying is that we should not have killed so many just to get Qaddafi.  Now there is a very good chance that the country will be taken over by the Al Qada or some other radical group.  Only time will tell.  Just look at what is happening in Egypt.  Now the military is in charge and they are just as bad as the former dictator.

In the 60's and the 70's South America went from one dictator to another in most of that continent.  They went from one revolution to another.  Huge numbers of people were killed during those revolutions.  "Hatred does not cease by hatred.  Hatred only ends with non-hatred.  That is the eternal law."  We need to let countries control their own destiny.  I am not saying that people should not start a revolution.  I am just saying that we should not join the fight.

We will be totally out of Iraq by the end of the year but the country still is not stable.  I would bet that the country has not seen the end of war and there is a very strong chance that the government will fall.  If that happens what was the reason for us fighting that stupid war?

I was in favor of us going into Afghanistan because it was self defense but ten years of fighting in order to establish freedom there is enough.  Now is the time for us to leave.  If they can not defend their own country after ten years then it is their problem.  We did more than enough to help them.  Now it should be up to them.

As you can see, I am very much against most wars.  We must stop trying to be the policemen of the world.

So, can a vegan be in favor of war?  I say that it is an individual choice but since we ethical vegans are against killing animals and humans are also animals, it is hard to believe that any ethical vegan would be in favor of war.  I personally will only accept killing any animal, including the human animal, when it comes to self defense.  You may differ but that is your choice.



Insert date: 2011.10.24 Last update: 2011.11.24

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