Why All The Wars?
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”
It is sometimes frightening to read posts about the horrors of war. And there never seems to be any realistic alternative put forward. But an alternative to war was established in 1945 and agreed to by all nations – The United Nations and a charter spelled out the fundamental aims of the body. It states;
“We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, and for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.”
Westminster would not be denied
War, is a much valued tool, through which politicians impose their will upon nations, other than their own, and they were determined not be denied their conflicts. War has been erased from political and military vocabulary to be replaced with, “humanitarian action” providing a mechanism allowing the USA, assisted by the UK too, (in support of the special relationship) commit our armed forces to the provision of charitable and extraordinarily expensive assistance, easing the burden of oppression wherever in the world it might surface.
Media outlets are now an extension of the state, (witness BBC Scotland’s biased coverage of the referendum campaign.) There are no, “War Correspondents” only, “embedded journalists” who produce heavily censored and sanitized reports. Where targets used to be, “bombed into submission” they are now subject to, “surgical strikes” creating a false premise that such actions are, “healing” by their nature. Death of civilians and massive destruction of dwellings reported often as, “collateral damage”.
What a confusion, “War is Peace and Peace is War” George Orwell