Comments on: The Syrian Strikes and Just War Theory http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/ Free Markets and Social Justice Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: M Lister http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78960 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:38:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78960 Like King Goat, I don’t think this works. My understanding (I was alive then, but a kid, so this depends on news sources and mildly scholarly things) is that Libya was (maybe) involved in the bombing of a night club in Germany that killed some US soldiers. Reagan authorized some pretty indiscriminate bombings, that killed a fair number of people, including Qadaffi’s daughter. Libya then (again, supposedly – my impression is that the case is not 100% tight, though pretty good) set up the bombing of the Pan Am flight, killing quite a lot of people. Sanctions, not bombings, were the response to that, crippling Libya’s economy. That doesn’t seem like a very strong argument in favor of bombings as an effective response to me!

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By: Chad Brick http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78904 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:10:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78904 Nuclear non-proliferation generally saves lives in a cost effective manner. Bombing desert does not.

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By: Chad Brick http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78903 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:08:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78903 If you don’t understand how insurance benefits you, you are stupid. And free to leave the deal any time you like.

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By: Chad Brick http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78902 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:06:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78902 Air pollution kills 200,000 Americans every year. Terrorists average about 80 with a median around 30.

So you agree we should be spending a fortune combatting the former and nearly nothing on the latter?

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By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78895 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:44:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78895 Yes, that was his last, & was a joint venture w/ Iran.

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By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78894 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:43:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78894 Compare to a world in which all dictators are free to develop all the WMDs they want, which they can then use to arm terrorists, and/or deter others who would stop them. Assad tried to get nukes, was stopped by Israel. How many lives did that save? How much worse would he be with nukes today?

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By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78893 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:40:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78893 Answers the question of why we don’t advocate government protection of relatively constant, rare, low-magnitude risks.

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By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78892 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:38:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78892 Agree that the further away the taxpayers are the less they benefit.

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By: TimStarr http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78891 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:37:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78891 Nope. The vast majority of the Federal budget consists of transfer payments that don’t protect me at all. The most you could justify would be police, courts, & military, but there have been non-state versions of those that work better, too. You are still just a Theftist.

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By: King Goat http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/04/syrian-strikes-just-war-theory/#comment-78886 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:04:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=11714#comment-78886 Pan Am 103 aside I guess?

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