posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 04:58 AM
Originally posted by Burginthorn
This is why in the modern age, diplomacy must be the rule instead of war.
If only matters could be settled by peacefull means ....
Well, it seems history repeats itself. Shortly before the war in Iraq, the EU and UN urgently requested the US to wait with a possible invasion of
Iraq. Saddam was willing to cooperate, Blix requested more time, as he couldn't find any WMDs. However, the US rather prefered the violent way of
finishing off Iraq.
Some people define the EU way of dealing with such conflicts as cowardly, since the EU tries to avoid war as much as possible and keep war as a last
option. I personally think this way of dealing with conflicts should be generally adopted by the major forces in the world. Europe has known many
violent conflicts on its own soil, knows what war is like and is thus quite experienced.
Far too easy we go in war these days, resulting in terrible misery only (on both sides).
Basically, Israel bombs the hell out of Lebanon, just to end up with negotiations and then live their lives as they used to do? A human being can cope
with that. Once. But pushing it beyond it limits can result in a very
dangerous situation, as people have nothing to lose anymore.
I condemn the missile attacks on Israeli towns, but this ridiculous reaction to the missile attacks isn't rational, nor is it righteous, nor is it a
solution. And why should Israel have the right to keep thousands of innocent
women and kids prisoned, while an abduction of three Israeli
soldiers is so terribly wrong?