Originally posted by antar
reply to post by Ben81
I am going to S@F your Op even though in reality it leaves me sad and even more confused than I was before reading. For an honest person to make sense of the world theater it must take far more intelligence than I have.
I believe it's entirely appropriate to feel sadness at the gyrations of mentalities which appear hell-bent on violent confrontation. But I disagree with you in that I believe that it is exactly those who seek the plain truth who should be trying to 'make sense' of the world theater (great choice of words by the way).
There are those who are twisted enough to find this some kind of entertaining exercise, pitting people's against other peoples. There are those who don't care at all as long as their materialist gratification is not disturbed. There are those who would do anything in their power to reduce the equation to bad guys and good guys... (as if that were EVER true in war.)
It is not intelligence that will crack the puzzle, only honest inquiry and diligent scrutiny of every available fact we can verify. We have repeatedly seen the power play where:
1) people one group doesn't like has an enemy, be it rebellious citizens, disenfranchised minorities, or ancient blood-feuds
2) that group is given all the tools to escalate their protest to violence, be they money, weapons, man-power, or a platform to facilitate #3
3) urgent intervention is called-for because there is violence in the country, be it secular, religious, or other..
The strategy is both ancient and easily supported... when propaganda is available.
The more the violence escalates, the greater the opportunity to exploit your "target's" situation - which you are secretly fueling either directly or indirectly.
I still think this a global "play"... I suspect hat as usual, "the little people" will be the only losers here. Not that the media would actually report that, unless they were told to.
edit on 20-7-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)