The UN High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change defined
terrorism as any action intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians
or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a
government or an international organisation to do, or abstain from, any act.
["There is no 'just war,'" the some 80 participants of the conference state in an appeal
they released Thursday morning.
"Too often the 'just war theory' has been used to endorse rather than prevent or limit
war," they continue. "Suggesting that a 'just war' is possible also undermines the moral
imperative to develop tools and capacities for nonviolent transformation of
conflict."--Joshua J. McElwee, "Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war
theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence," ncronline.org, April 14, 2016]
[There is in fact a simple answer to when to use force: it is to defend the United
States itself against a clearly defined threat to the country or to a genuine vital
interest.--Philip Giraldi, "The
Legacy of United States Interventionism: What Iraq teaches us," unz.com, October