My answer to Is it necessary to have war to attain peace?
Answer by Desmond Last:
There is a difference between defending an ideal and killing for gain.
What we are witnessing in Aleppo is not the defense of an ideal it is killing for gain.
God states ‘Thou Shalt not kill’. But only after the meek have defended themselves by defeating those who are evil is my development of that commandment.
Throughout the Bible and the Quran God makes it plain that the defense of Good against Evil must be countered with the word of God. and the strength of the word of God.
Where then is the word of God in Aleppo as children cower in fear and die in agony.
Where will Putin and Obama be on Sunday – seeking the blessing of God. Both must unite as one to bring Peace to Syria.
To defeat the oppressor a force is needed that is tempered with the word of God – that must sound familiar to ISIS and Al Qaeda.
But it must have as its shield the foundation of God’s Philosophy – respect. We must respect each other and our differences. AL Qaeda and ISIS not show that respect to all those who follow God, each in their own way.
To obtain Peace we must be prepared to defeat those who prosper by ensuring that war exists. Peace will not come by itself we must fight for it.