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Absolutely nothing, say it again y'all

War, huh good God

What is it good for?

Absolutely nothing, listen to me

Oh, war, I despise

'Cause it means destruction of innocent lives

War means tears to thousands of mothers’ eyes...

Artist:Edwin Starr
Album:War & Peace
Released:1970

MORE HERE: Ten Dead In Gaza School Strike

As the war in Gaza continues and the civilian death toll rises, one might ask the question that Edwin Starr verbalized so well in his song War, War, What Is It Good For...  If the only answer is that war is for the accession of territory and the show of might where leaders claim, "The other side started it, No, THEY started it".  If that's what all the killing and maiming of children is about... We humans have not evolved very far from our Stone Age days. thinkingblue

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    A search for truth will find injustice!

    by thinkingblue on Sun Aug 03, 2014 at 09:05:41 AM PDT

  •  at Gatwick airport going to Rome (2+ / 0-)
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    native, Pinto Pony

    Europeans are seething at Israel right now.  The Israeli gov't is really imperiling its relationship with Europe

  •  To quote Von Clauswitz... (1+ / 0-)
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    rduran

    "War is simply the continuation of politics by other means".

    Hamas had lost their key allies, Egypt and Syria, alienated most of the rest of the Arab world, and had their funding dry up. The blockade was successfully choking off their supply of missiles, rockets and weapons from Iran, and they were at the point where they couldn't pay their army of 40,000 corrupt administrators, or their terror squads. They were forced into a partnership with their hated rivals, the PA.

    So, they thought starting a war with Israel was the right move. Sitting comfortably in their bunkers and hotel rooms in Qatar, they knew they'd be reasonably safe.

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