Saturday, March 26, 2011

WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER

An Afghan child burned in a NATO bomb attack

 Except in purely self-defense situations, war is the answer to nothing.

Thanks in large part to our self-censoring media, we never really see the horrors of war and have not had a war on our soil in a century and a half.

I went to Google Images and looked up "civilian casualties." Permit me to share some of what I found. This is the horror we should not only not turn away from, we should actively do as much as we can to purge it from the planet forever. In nearly every situation that results in war -- including Libya -- there are other alternatives. It is not an either/or question.

All of these images are of civilians. Many were caused by the forces of the U.S. and its allies. But we aren't the only warmongers, that's for sure. We just happen to be top of the heap these days.

Iraq

Afghanistan

Bosnia

Hiroshima

Iraq

Dresden (WWII)



Korea (Korean War)

Afghanistan

How was your day?


Take care,
Adrian

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2 comments:

  1. Here in Europe we are surrounded by reminders of the last great conflict and even more recent ones. Doing nothing was not the answer then ..it isn't now..

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  2. Thanks for the comment. As I pointed out in the first line of my post: "Except in purely self-defense situations, war is the answer to nothing." What you are referring to would certainly qualify as self-defense. My only qualifier would be that even self-defense has to be conducted with care. Another thing we should all have learned from WWII -- but apparently haven't -- is that political leaders appealing to our emotions and our hot-blooded patriotism/nationalism will lead us nowhere except into ignorance.

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