More force doesn’t equal more peace
From this article:
- “An interior ministry official, who did not want to be named because he was not authorised to release the figures, said 1,944 civilians were killed in May, a 29 per cent rise over April.
At least 174 soldiers and policemen were killed in the same period.
The death toll was based on statistics compiled by Iraq’s ministries of interior, defence and health on the number of people killed and wounded in attacks in Iraq.”
- “Police, who reported fewer than 10 sectarian murders a day in the first weeks of the security crackdown which began in February, are now typically reporting 30 or more.”
Too bad this ridiculous charade of ‘wait for it, wait for it, it’ll work’ comes at the cost of so many lives. What honor, pride or security comes from willingly and intentionally creating a situation where so many will die violently, or be mentally and physically wounded for life, just in order to have your way? Is that ‘winning’ anything that is worth such a cost?
We must continue to take action and build within our communities the demand to end this war, to stand against injustice on all levels and embody the change that will end this war and prevent more of its kind in the future.
“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein