Sunday, January 9, 2011

Killing in US Wars

For a Culture of Peace, Compiled by Dick Bennett

Cross-references: U.S. wars (google each one and killing), air war, genocide, myths used to justify killing, media and wars; pacifism, nonviolence

“I hate war, as only a soldier who has lived it can, as only one who has seen its brutality, the futility, the stupidity.” 1946. General Eisenhower, 1946. Google I Hate War for related stories, songs, and more.

I. Trained to Kill
II. Opposed to Killing
III. Misc. Books on Killing in War
IV. War Against Animals


1. Books and Chapters by Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman
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“To Kill or Not to Kill” by Tyler Boudreau, The Progressive (Feb. 2009), 30-32. “To master one’s reluctance to take life, one must stop revering life so much, particularly that of an enemy. This unseemly dimension of war…was almost universally taken for granted within the Marine Corps.” Boudreau is the author of Packing inferno: The Unmaking of a Marine.

STOP THE KILLING (see nonviolence, pacifism, anti-war, United Nations)


Love God, love your neighbor—probably all religions include this injunction. But affirming love cannot be complete, socially and politically speaking, without its prohibiting complement: do not kill, ahimsa.

But abhorrence of killing has never become effective in stopping wars, mass slaughters, genocides partly because those who abhor killing do not apply the principle to all aspects of life. They choose one or another killing to oppose, and allow others. They are essentially hypocritical. Many crY out against abortion while accepting capital punishment, wars, and starvation. Many denounce wars while expressing indifference to the unborn or mentally disabled. Perhaps all thought from a hierarchical ethic that necessitated such selectivity. What was needed was an inclusive ethic of reverence for life.

A book has been written to advance the idea: Consistently Opposing Killing by Rachel MacNair and Stephen Zunes (Praeger/Greenwood, 2008). This work explains a view dubbed the Consistent Life Ethic, which holds that because all life deserves reverence—born and unborn, disabled, the poverty-stricken, war combatants, animals-- all social support for actions that destroy life should be withdrawn. Supporters of this view include figures from the Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malread Corrigon Maguire to actor Martin Sheen and Village Voice columnist Nat Hentoff. The call is for opposition to all forms of war, genocide, abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia and other forms of killing to be consistent. It is at once an ethical, religious and political ideology that for the first time, by showing how types of seemingly disparate killing are all linked, makes “pro-life” coherent.

Let us begin a discussion of this book and the ideas of the Consistent Life Ethic, especially by examining it critically to ensure the validity of its arguments. Then let us examine whether perhaps commitment to not killing—a-himsa--will result in an enlarged commitment to love.

MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS ON KILLING IN WARS: Richard Norman, David Gordon, Jeff McMahan, Joanna Bourke, William Blum
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1. Killing in War - David Gordon - Mises Daily
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2. Potomac Books - Beyond the Killing Fields: War Writings
What you have in this book is a tremendous, bone-chilling piece of eyewitness war correspondence. What makes it truly extraordinary, however—what makes it a ... - Cached
3. Killing in War, by Jeff McMahan. — Mind
by LK McPherson - 2010
Jul 1, 2010 ... Jeff McMahan's outstanding and readable book Killing in War is a case in point. His moral account of war is revisionist; his underlying ...
4. Oxford University Press: Killing in War: Jeff McMahan
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5. Ethics, killing, and war - Google Books Result
Richard J. Norman - 1995 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Joanna Bourke - 2000 - History - 544 pages
A examination of war in the twentieth century looks at the men who fought and how they changed from ordinary citizens into efficient and enthusiastic killers, ...

1. When Did the Killing of Civilians in War Become Illegal?
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2. Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Read the full details in: Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II. by William Blum. "Far and away the best book on the topic." - [This book and Blum’s Rogue State discuss the over 40 interventions and invasions that have killed directly or indirectly millions of people.]



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Anonymous said...

The Dalai Lama won his Nobel Prize under false pretenses. He has CIA connections that document his supplying of arms to the Tibetan fighters (for killing, of course). He also used Tibetan orphans for his secret wars. See for the CIA documents and proof of the wars.

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