many things. a country tries to take over your country is one of them.
His own survival would be the last reason even for the most the compromised and peaceful person.
Someone tying to hurt my family, but how far out I can project that depends on how the threat is perceived, go to war for oil, nah, we can beat that threat with technology and the only losers will be the oil industry.
Training terrorist in some other country, set up better border defence and shoot any terrorist on sight, no war there for me.
But come at my family and I will go to war against anybody, terrorist, robber or government.
War is ugly and brutal and in the end most of the time, there are no winners.
However, to sit by and watch while masses of human beings are slaughtered or treated as badly as many are throughout the world is as bad, in my mind, as actually participating in the atrocity.
in that case, if meeting and 'discussing' and hashing and rehashing, and the abuse still continues then, yes, i would say a 'war' should occur.
a war can take many forms and often ends in more loss of life.
if we could just 'all get along', how nice that would be...not simplistic thinking or wishing...just wondering why some are cruel this reminds me of a question recently about whether 'good and bad' is a matter of perspective...and again my response is no....bad is bad when it involves hurting someone emotionally or physically...sorry i got off track a bit...
NO, if somebody is attacking you and you defend yourself ok...problem is nowadays we are bullies and go destroy other people's country...then we don't realize that supremacy never last forever for anybody! Things are very complicated because of all the former conflict of the past and all the resources that some countries try to take from any country weaker than them!!!
All this is about money, power and resources (oil, gold, diamond, gas, etc...)
Pretty simple... Hitler was worth going to war over and the concentrations camps... if another country invaded us we should definitely fight back etc
Think about it. If you are attacked you will, and should defend yourself or your nation. The other things people fight over are not worth fighting over. Not politics and not religion. God will Never ask you to hurt someone else and no politician is worthy of it either.
Yes, I do think that there are.
But not every minor slight or insult is worthy.
An invasion, an attack on your country, your home, your neighborhood, your community is worth " fighting" for, be it meaning defensive action or retaliation.
Your own immediate family should be worth these things to you.
So should your normal , peaceful functioning society..............
so should the streets of LA, LaRaedo, or El Paso.
Really, if you are not going to demand peace in your own country and streets..............what value do you offer to society? Sheltering those who have been maimed? Burying the slaughtered?
I would perfer that you first PROTECT me!
There is but most wars are fought for someone other than the soldier to profit from.
simple answer: no. Never. We need to move away the "War mentality" in thought, word and deed.
There are things important enough to go to war over. The killing of millions of innocent people like what happened during the Holocaust is justification for war. It is true though that in many other instances, wars have not been justified.
Only if the country at war, overseas, (as the USA has done constantly, without results) with some contracts a way to pay back for their allies terrible loss of life and money. Or concedes to be taken over.
Let these idiotic countries fight it out on their own, otherwise, IMHO, they need to find their own effective leaders. Some brains and diplomacy FROM THAT COUNTRY must be involved!
The USA had no easy job to set up a government apart from Britain in the 1700's.
The USA need not support idiotic countries overseas, with the exception of our friendliest neighbors and negotiated terms.
Let these mid-east countries blow themselves up as desired, except friend Israel, who IMHO needs diplomapic services from USA.
Average citizen can make a difference by getting rid of this fossill fuel dependence.
The answer may vary from person to person and from country to country but one thing that seems to be common is religion. Many wars in history started because of religion. Ok, Some will say power and dominion. fair enough. But in today's world, religion is just as important as anything to go to war for.
Without discussing the current situations, I will give WWII as proof that there are some things worth going to war over. It would be morally reprehensible to continue to sit by and watch Hitler slaughter people because of their faith and pound the people of England into submission.
There are evil people in this world, and there is only one way to deal with them.
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