on War

I recently met a Danish army officer who told me that he would be posted to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. I half expected him to describe his peacekeeping mission of sorts to me, and was a rather taken aback when he explained that the explicit purpose of his contingency was to find and kill terrorists. It was strange for me to encounter someone personally involved and I couldn’t quite imagine this nice man in front of me carrying out such tasks. My heart goes out to him.

Since I am on this subject, Tim from the ‘The Copenhagen Report’ recently wrote a very interesting commentary about Denmark’s real incentives of the ‘War in Iraq’. I think he has hit it on the spot. There is always seems to be a money-making business behind war and the way we invent our enemies. It reminds me of the hypocracy of it all.

War does not determine who is right – only who is left. ~Bertrand Russell


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