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Is War Inevitable?

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February 27, 2012 12:06:11 PM
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Carol

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1/ Of course it is INEVITABLE! Why else would so many groups persist in engaging in activity that kills, maims and impoverishes entire countries? We even invent falsehoods to rationalize and popularize such wars (e.g., Iraq). Plus, it's a lot easier for people to get rich by making armaments than by not making them; making money is a powerful incentive to making war.

2/ No, humans will not stop FIGHTING WARS – not ever! Not while men have testosterone streaming through their bodies. In fact, they can't even stop fighting with one another in general, and even occasionally attack women!

Sad comment on the state of human affairs? Or perhaps just the flip side to sex and procreation? In the end, it doesn't matter much... War is the single greatest impediment to the welfare of mankind.

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February 27, 2012 11:54:45 AM
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Pedro

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WALL ST ! Yes is the culprit.

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February 27, 2012 11:54:32 AM
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Rose Garden

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Yes. Until and unless human beings give up their apparently universal addiction to religion and the notion of an afterlife, war will be with us. As long as we can maintain a moral justification for war -- i.e., god is on our side and the enemy is the devil -- as well as believing in an ultimate heavenly reward for dying -- we will continue to massacre each other. And religion's first cousin, nationalism, would have to go by the wayside too. Religion and nationalism going away? Not likely. War? Inevitable.

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February 27, 2012 11:51:13 AM
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Jamal

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Right Mahendra , you mean like the Hindus having a caste system and butcher each other. There is absolutely no warfare between sunnis and shias unless provoked by non muslims. The persians are a weirdly independent unpredictable bunch , they refer themselves as Shia which means separation from Islam , so they are not Muslims just as you have in PAGAN idol worshipping India, BORA , Khojas, Memon, etc. who refer themselves as Muslims but are not. LOL

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February 27, 2012 11:45:19 AM
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Steve

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Not just wars but endless wars. First it was the native Americans then the annihilation of slaves, then the nukes on Japs , then another 5 million yellow people wiped out and then the attention turned against the Brown people.

The end result is to create all the orphans ,kill the men and turn the women into prostitutes as we see it in Iraq.

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February 27, 2012 11:44:33 AM
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Peter

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Over 1000 US military bases worldwide.

Versus 196 nation of the world (including South Sudan).

It is nice 'belief' America is a peaceful nation.

But the numbers don't lie.

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February 27, 2012 11:42:48 AM
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Mahendra

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What is the difference between WAR and social and religious differences?

How can bloody class difference be solved i.e. Sunnis and Shiite?

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February 27, 2012 11:41:24 AM
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Blumenthal

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Yes Erin Burnett is a good example as to why war is inevitable, she is controlled by Wall st , definitely

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February 27, 2012 11:39:45 AM
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Jack

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I agree with Cohen.He hits the hammer on the head. Erin Burnett is a good example.

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February 27, 2012 11:39:29 AM
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Marcia Dover Hoffman

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I'm bewildered that this series is called
"End of War" when it should be titled "End of War as We Know It". War in all the definitions currently being discussed is obsolete. We will not have
"boots on the ground", we are approaching a worldwide situation where groups of people have been raised from childhood with a hatred of the Western way of life and determined to extinguish
us. This means the use of technology,
special ops, emphasis on intelligence. You will not see one wearing blue, the other grey or a Nazi across the Maginot
Line---Best to adjust.

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February 27, 2012 11:37:43 AM
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Cohen

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War is inevitable unfortunately due to as Norman puts it PMI - prison military infrastructure , that suffers from moral conspitation

Crush wall st and wars will end

Erin Burnett a transplant from CNBC a wall street channel to CNN pimps war every night against Iran. Stop her.

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February 27, 2012 11:35:07 AM
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Bert Gossen

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NO, war is not inevitable. The last thing that people want is war. Wars are instigated by people who profit from that, look at Bush and Cheney, the Carlyle Group, look at Krupp supporting Hitler early on, look at them selling weapons to every party and then reaping the spoils. Normal people have nothing to gain and to lose everything. Take away the power and the hate propaganda sponsored by the people who profit and there will be no more wars.

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February 27, 2012 11:33:41 AM
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peter

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It is ridiculous to say that more democratic nations are more peaceful.

Case and point:

the world's largest war monger...

America

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February 27, 2012 11:32:13 AM
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Norman

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As long as Wall st exists wars are never going to end.

When General Casey a general under Bush cheney crime syndicate comes out and says " the NY money people are pushing us into another war " ( with Iran) then there is no doubt that wars will continue without end.

General Eisenhower refers to the Military industrial infrastructure as the cause for wars. Who runs it - wall st which has corporate america in its pocket.

Now referred to as PMI - prison military infrastructure which suffers from moral constipation.

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February 27, 2012 11:31:47 AM
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Evie Elman

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War will cease once the people causing it feel loved.

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February 27, 2012 11:31:29 AM
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Norman

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As long as Wall st exists wars are never going to end.

When General Casey a general under Bush cheney crime syndicate comes out and says " the NY money people are pushing us into another war " ( with Iran) then there is no doubt that wars will continue without end.

General Eisenhower refers to the Military industrial infrastructure as the cause for wars. Who runs it - wall st which has corporate america in its pocket.

Now referred to as PMI - prison military infrastructure which suffers from moral constipation.

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February 27, 2012 11:30:06 AM
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Melissa

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My heart says no, but my head says yes. I think Barbara's thesis is a strong one; however the data is stacked against her.

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February 27, 2012 11:29:15 AM
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Sergio

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No. End of humans equals end of war.

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February 27, 2012 11:28:59 AM
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Jane Griffin

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In order negate the idea that war is inevitable is to make Peace profitable. The military industrial complex is far to powerful and makes far too much money.

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February 27, 2012 11:28:19 AM
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S. Foster

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I think war is unforeseeable and, on the road to peace, we must at times climb the mountain of conflict.

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