My comments on FB, where I shared this artcle:
Pretty much my POV, with one minor (or not minor?) point.IMHO, i'm with Gandhi on this:
"“The way of peace is the way of truth. Truthfulness is even more important than peacefulness [or love? ]. Indeed, lying is the mother of violence.” - M Gandhi
In MY experience truth ALWAYS leads quickly to LOVE. But I have experienced cases where Love did not lead to truth, and thus condoned violence. Reinhold Niehbuhr is a case in point. Ditto for much of Christianities "Just War" concept, humanitarian R2P. There are other places, books where John Swomley is more explicit on this point, but I do have the first three pages of his American Empire photo copied and available to share here. John Dear (I think?) makes the same point.
John Swomley, "American Empire: The Political Ethics of Twentieth-Century Conquest - Google Photos pages 1-3 http://bit.ly/2erJnMC