Should an American company be charged for utilizing a military dictatorship in a Third World country to further its own ends? Recently it has been reported that Shell Oil "aided and abetted" militant groups in Nigeria to violently suppress non-violent opposition to oil drilling activities in Nigeria.
Do Objectivists believe that Shell has a moral right to drill oil there? If so, does that morally justify funding armed gangs to murder civilians who peacefully oppose Shell's oil drilling activities?
Objectivists view all rights violations the same: they're evil.
Rand laid out the principle in "Galt's Speech":
Please see the rest of the passage at the link above for an excellent discussion. This is a central idea in Objectivism -- for example, she reiterated it in her seminal article "The Objectivist Ethics":
And she explained the connection of initiating physical force to violating rights in several places, like "The Nature of Government":
Please follow the links above for further discussion and references.