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Reasons to Contemplate that While War Never Accomplished Its Proposed Purposes - It is Always the Last Resort

Reader comment on item: Fighting the Last War

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 19, 2022 at 18:36

At the risk of exacerbating already sensitive perceptions of anxieties that the last war did not bring about any conclusion to the causes and effects of humanity's perchant for imposing one version of global superiority over another, it has become obvious that in the last one hundred or so years, the arguments for such arbitrary desires of empire have not yet been fully expended and a reanimation of animosities is again on the horizon for a rematch. In one observation (specifically, this observer's perspective) an irony of contradicting forces is that one might have thought technology could have been utilized to solve potentially any of mankind's conundrums of coexistence which places blame on the 'other guys' for why war exists the way it does in the modern context. In the contradictory extreme, technology solved nothing of the sort; to the opposite contention, the hypnotic suggestion that superiority of force is sufficient to compel submission.
Case in point: there is nothing in the historical context to suggest that Russian dominance is at all demonstrated in the attempt to reconfigure the landscape to the south of Russia when history dictates the opposite effect. When will it eventually be learned, practicing war never teaches peace: Russians should understand this better than many other ethnic populations since there is hardly a time in history where the Russian landscape has not been so territorially challenged, especially in the last one hundred or so years.


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