The WORST OF WAR
An article exploring the atrocities of war
War. Nothing more than a tragic waste of life, created by the selfish desires of man; it is merely a tool for achieving their goal. Oh, but they won’t tell you that, no no no, world leaders will claim it’s for some 'greater good' or for 'honour'. No war was fought for a greater good and honour is just a glorified term for pride. The politicians and extremists are ruled by greed, lust for power, pride, envy and wrath. We all are. Mankind is simply an instinct-driven species and war is the consequence of our desires. War has reared it's ugly head many times in history and each time left many people dead in it's wake. And yet there are those who seek to profit from these deaths, despicable inhuman monsters.
Firstly, a war that is currently plastered all over the news. That's right, Afghanistan. Now has anyone other than myself wondered just what the heck NATO is doing there? Chasing the ghost of Bin Laden? 'Getting one over’ on Russia? Or could it be the same motive for the invasion of Iraq: oil. It is no mystery that the world is facing crisis with fossil fuels, supply is running dangerously low and will be completely gone in the coming decades. This has led to a mad scramble for the Middle East: one of the largest oil reserves left in the world. As a result all the major powers are placing their pieces upon the Middle Eastern chessboard to claim this region for themselves
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under the pretext of chasing terrorists. So if terrorists are the threat, what about Pakistan? These days Pakistan is a bigger terrorist threat than Afghanistan, due to the possession of nuclear weapons, yet I see no resolve from NATO in disarming Pakistan or solving the problem. No, they are only interested in satisfying their greed and will sacrifice as many people as necessary to achieve their goal. We are meant to learn from our mistakes, but not the blind fools of NATO: less than half a century ago the Soviet Union attempted to conquer Afghanistan and failed, losing countless men. Even the most ignorant of people can learn from past mistakes so why can't NATO? Well it seems that others are too blinded by greed to even think. Afghanistan is a farcical war; if history is any sort of lesson then the lesson is surely that Afghanistan is a country that simply cannot be held by outside forces, and I believe it will remain so. The most terrifying part of the campaign in Afghanistan is that it can be linked back to the events of 9/11. Nothing lurking in the shadows is there? At face value, no. America seeks vengeance upon Al-Qaeda which is based in Afghanistan. Pretty clear-cut isn't it? Not unless you assume the attacks were staged by America in order to produce ample reason for invading Afghanistan. Following on from the 9/11 attack, the taking of many innocent lives, the pieces neatly fall into place for the USA to claim its stake of oil in the Middle East. This leads me to my next point:Iraq. What to say about Iraq... I could mention the way in which Weapons of Mass Destruction were the sole reason for the invasion and yet were never found. Not one. Yet despite this the USA and Britain invaded Iraq ignoring UN opposition. So if the existence of WMDs in Iraq were a lie then what was the reason? Oil, what else; it is more valuable than gold after all. These two wars were neither for liberating people from a dictator who possessed WMDs nor for toppling a rogue state which supported terrorism; was it all because of the most awful greed imaginable? What is human life worth to these greedy fat-cats?
Now we take a look to the future and wars to come. With issues such as climate change and population growth it is very clear that war will arise, not for greed or pride, but for survival; making it all the more brutal, it really will be 'kill or be killed'. Nations competing for space and resources and as a result the weaker, poorer nations will be consumed. Former alliances crumble as former friends turn on each other in desperation. Within the nations the people will turn on their government resulting in anarchy, civil war would not be far behind. Yet the struggle for global supremacy could also reach boiling point. It is no secret that the USA fears China and what may come in the future, to that end they may step in before they are knocked off their pedestal. With these two major powers in conflict it will only be a matter of time before the rest of the world is dragged into their petty squabble. If things take a turn for the worse, the leaders of these nations may, as a last resort, decide to use nuclear weapons. We are as good as dead. Earth will become a dark, dangerous world devoid of trust; people living in fear. In short war will consume the planet. There is little we can do to stop it.