See also the U.S. Airforce Strike Data
by Robert John Stevens, February 1, 2017
The responsible nation(s), or those bombing, are the root cause of the Middle East wars that are creating Muslim refugees
I understand international churches may not feel safe speaking out about wars of aggression. I know God is pained by these wars and the suffering of civilians, especially women, children and
And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed; for the Lord will not suffer that the blood of his saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet he avenge them not.—Book of Mormon, Ether 8:22
Governments are the cause of the refugee problem; however, governmental relief requires monetary theft from citizens via taxation. Citizens can’t use the force of government to tax and redistribute money to their favorite causes. Volunteers and churches are responsible for disaster relief. See my article: James Madison on Entitlements,
It seems fair that governments who cause the problems should be required to fix them, but neither the cause nor the solutions are the proper role of government.
Maybe government leaders should always be responsible for war crimes. If the president were penalized a million dollars for every civilian causality, he may think hard before deploying assassination teams.
Regarding President Trump’s ban on Muslim refugees, I don’t know if it is compatible with the mind and will of God. Citizens don’t start wars—governments do. To keep us safe, and stop waring against homeland defenders, we should bring back all our troops and end foreign entanglements as President Washington and the Founding Fathers so wisely advised, and be a nation of peacemakers.
If Apostle David A. Bednar of the LDS Church were the President of the United States, would he war against any nation or people that haven’t attacked us? Would he lead assassination teams? I’d expect greater peace on earth if President Bednar were commander and chief.
by Robert John Stevens, February 1, 2016
I’ve had great hopes for President Donald Trump, our new president. Unfortunately, he authorized his first murders and a civilian girl was a victim.
Given such power and surrounded by so many warmongers, who but a totally righteous man or women can withstand the temptation to murder?
I had actually sent in a message to greatagain.gov begging Trump to refrain from murdering. Christianity teaches that Satan entices men to murder. Obama yielded to temptation his first week and sent in agents to kill pirates. Once he committed that first murder, Obama couldn’t stop. Not only did his administration drop tens of thousands of bombs, he met weekly to review his assassination list.
The new thing now seems to be to get a newly elected president to murder during his first week.
When presidents murder civilians, it is considered regrettable, collateral damage and not a war crime. The office of the President guarantees the right to mass murder without penalty.
Nobody should be allowed to murder. The notion that government is justified to assassinate is evil and false.
The Mormon Church teaches there is no repentance for murder because one of the steps of repentance requires the sinner to restore that which was lost as a result of his or her sin. How can a murderer restore the life of a murdered victim? I am sure President Trump hoped there would be no civilian causalities but that is the risk a president takes when authorizing assassination missions.
Why does the United States feel justified to send Navy Seals into Yemen?
Hopefully, President Trump will feel guilty and end assignations, unconstitutional wars, bombing, empire building, bring the troops home and focus on rebuilding America.
I agree that the focus should be on ending the refugee problems by ending the wars of aggression.
Do we finally have an incoming president who isn’t a warmonger and willing to risk global thermal nuclear war?
Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only “stupid” people, or fools, would think that it is bad! We have enough problems around the world without yet another one. When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!—Donald Trump, Twitter, January 7, 2017