Maybe. It is hard to tell with these Zen types. One of them is reported as saying:
"It is just to punish those who disturb the public order. Whether one kills or does not kill, the precept forbidding killing [is preserved]. It is the precept forbidding killing that wields the sword. It is the precept that throws the bomb."
Now that is truly a literalist hoot. It's a koan, an allegory or a parable, so of course "these Zen types" are going to stay true to form.
You know that for a fact? Or are you making it up?
Hint: ' Serving in Russia as a soldier, [this author] happily related how he and his comrades had "gorged ourselves on killing people." '
Suzuki didn't say, did he? Maybe the factuality of the matter isn't important to these Zen types. But tell me, Grasshopper, how did we get from pushing a cart to killing people so blithely?