Actions Have Consequences

  • Paris/San Bernadino happened because of ISIS.
  • ISIS arose because Iraq was invaded.
  • Iraq was invaded because of 9/11.
  • 9/11 happened because of U.S. missile strikes on Bin Laden’s HQ, see White House daily brief, Wikipedia.
  • The missile strikes happened because two embassies in Africa were bombed.
  • See the above link for why the embassies were bombed.
  • etc.

You may quibble about this causality and ascribe extra causes; nevertheless, the point is that each reaction continues the chain. To break the chain, stop the reactions.

If you are Christian, consider these precepts:

  • Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD. (Romans 12:19)
  • But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. (Matthew 5:39)
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