War War Everywhere, and Not a Thing Has Changed


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By M. Alexander

Why is this “war” different from all other wars? It seems to me like the same thing is happening in Libya that happened in Iraq, the same thing is happening that happened in Afghanistan—an escalation of media coverage, increased military presence, and deterioration of domestic infrastructure; a civil war within the country causing an international conflict.

To be honest, I haven’t been keeping up with the all of the news about Libya. Most of my knowledge comes from headlines and passing conversations. I hear things like “We’re at war…again” “There is a no-fly zone” and “This is going to be World War 3”.

I am not writing this blog to agree with or dispute any of these claims. I am just tired of the debate about whether it’s a war or not a war. What does the definition have to do with it? As far as I can tell, people are dying. As far as I can tell, social uprisings seem to be popular in The Middle East lately. As far as I can tell, this will not be the last one.

I don’t know how to stop it, I don’t know what we should do, but can we try to do something different this time?

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2 responses to “War War Everywhere, and Not a Thing Has Changed

  1. What a dream it would be if someone could come up with a different idea besides killing each other. Is our human civilization so depraved that war is the only answer ? We could always say it was “the other guy’s fault, they started it”. But it seems like the U. S. can only answer civil unrest with escalation. Are we now the world “bully” or “policemen”? Is it the job of the Western World to try to control the outcome of these social uprisings? And are we only motivated by our love and need for black gold? So many questions to ponder.

  2. Scott Miles

    I did not write this, and I agree with every word…

    “War is not the answer.”

    Sounds good…if you’re about five years old and don’t have a clue about the real world or about the nature of evil. Unfortunately that is the mental level on which most liberals operate, especially when it comes to the nature of evil.

    If we had Klavan’s “Bumper Sticker Police,” they could pull over people with “War is not the answer” bumper stickers and explain the facts of life to them.

    If the question is, “How do you free people from those who have enslaved them,” the answer is frequently “War.”

    If the question is, “How do you stop genocidal maniacs from carrying out their goals,” the answer is frequently “War.”

    If the question is, “How do you keep America free when she is surrounded by a world full of genocidal maniacs who are eager to take what you have and enslave everyone they can,” the answer is frequently “War.”

    If the question is, “How do you maintain the multitude of unique and precious freedoms known only in American, including the right to broadcast your stunning ignorance to the world as do people with ‘War is not the answer’ bumper stickers,” the answer is frequently “War.”

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