Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by hollart, Jan 4, 2017.
Can we call any war “a peacemaking operation”??????????
The politicians' stirring phrases are meant to keep our eyes averted from the reality of war -- to make us imagine heroic young men marching in parades, winning glorious battles, and bringing peace and democracy to the world. But war is something quite different from that. It is your children or your grandchildren dying before they're even fully adults, or being maimed or mentally scarred for life. It is your brothers and sisters being taught to kill other people -- and to hate people who are just like themselves and who don't want to kill anyone either. It is your children seeing their buddies' limbs blown off their bodies. It is hundreds of thousands of human beings dying years before their time. It is millions of people separated forever from the ones they loved. It is the destruction of homes for which people worked for decades. It is the end of careers that meant as much to others as your career means to you. It is the imposition of heavy taxes on you and on other Americans and on people in other countries -- taxes that remain long after the war is over. It is the suppression of free speech and the jailing of people who criticize the government. It is the imposition of slavery by forcing young men to serve in the military. It is goading the public to hate foreign people and races -- whether Arabs or Japanese or Cubans. It is numbing our sensibilities to cruelties inflicted on foreigners. It is cheering at the news of foreign pilots killed in their planes, of young men blown to bits while trapped inside tanks, of sailors drowned at sea. Other tragedies inevitably trail in the wake of war. Politicians lie even more than usual. Secrecy and cover-ups become the rule rather than the exception. The press becomes even less reliable. War is genocide, torture, cruelty, propaganda, dishonesty, and slavery. War is the worst obscenity government can inflict upon its subjects. It makes every other political crime -- corruption, bribery, favoritism, vote-buying, graft, dishonesty -- seem petty. Government's Role If government has a role to play in foreign affairs, it isn't to win wars, to assure that the right people run foreign countries, to protect innocent foreigners from guilty aggressors, or to make the world safe for democracy -- or even a safer place at all. If government has a role, it can be only to keep us out of wars -- to make sure no one will ever attack us, to make certain you can live your life in peace, to assure you the freedom to ignore who is right and who is wrong in foreign conflicts. The only reason for military power is to discourage attackers, and -- if they come anyway -- to repel them at our borders. Such things as stationing troops in far-off lands, meddling in foreign disputes, and sending our children to foreign countries as "peacekeepers" only encourage war. To make America safer and to assure that we stay at peace, we don't need to put more weapons in the hands of government employees, or to reform military purchasing methods, or to make more treaties with other governments, or to increase the military budget. In fact, we need just the opposite of these things. We need to make it as hard as possible for politicians to involve us in war. And we need to create a defense system that relies as little as possible on the normal workings of government. Definitely we can't call war a peacemaking operation
@teezhie the copy copy War as we all know that by itself it isn't a peace act. That's why it is called war. War is not meant to make peace. When you fight war, you are fighting for survival and one side will definitely suffer 'unrest'. Which is not synonymous to peace in my own understanding. In summary, you don't fight or go to war to make peace
We are all guilty of the word copy...lol
Please to me o. I'm not guilty cos I don't copy
Instead of me to say LOL, i will rather say SALTS (laughed a little then stopped).. War can never be an act of peace keeping or peace making.. War is even much more expensive than Peace.. Why not mke Peace and save lives rather dan going to war first and later resolving to mke peace..
That is what our Nigerian government especially this buhari's administration do not know.. After mking us to lose millions of dollar in the act or stopping amnesty and mking the boiz to destroy pipelines and oil well, you finally nor resolved to pay dem..isnt that the height of stupidy??
Like that.. Dope than lol
I wonder how war helps to keep peace. In fact how does it sound to you at the mention of both words. War (unrest), Peace (calmness). They are not the same and war will never bring peace as long as it continues to reign
How can wat be a peace operation, when people are breaking their heads and killing each other and you call that a peace operation,what kind of war sef,is it war where they use swords or war where they use guns...and again I get confused, what makes people fight war is it because of the country or because of the states..or because of the king or governor
War and peace are antonymns.
Not at all.... Not all wars are peace making oriented.