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Published:November 10th, 2009 09:25 EST
Response to "Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War"

Response to "Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War"

By Askin Ozcan (Mentor)

History Cafe - Episode 1: "Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War"

All wars were unnecessary, but, the idea of "peace" is a relatively new concept though it was anchored in the Bible and the Quran and in the books of Buddhism and earlier writings. It seems somehow difficult for the mankind to learn the value of the peace. Earlier in the history, wars were phenomena of "national pride", instruments to gain land", necessary actions for survival.

Today, wars seem to happen to drive the share prices of the military-industrial complex and to gain power and satisfy the primitive egos of the leaders. Wars only contribute to support ignorance, as it is itself fuelled by it.

Peace always seems a remote hope. Who is to blame? Leaders, politicians, educators. Perhaps the modern media can take the lead to stop the wars and glorify the mankind by a global peace.

Askin Ozcan