Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
May 7, 2011 § 18 Comments
””The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes”
United States rallied for 10yrs to bring what they call ‘justice’ to the victims of the 9/11 attack. Today there are a million questions raised on the way the operation was conducted. Why was Bin Laden killed if he was unarmed? Was he shot in front of his 12yr old daughter? Was he executed? At the end of the day we hear different versions of the TRUTH and which one should the common man ought to believe? In my opinion the death of anyone should not be celebrated rather it should help us see beyond what is visible and be cautious. It is very surprising how quick we can be to judge others and call the act of killing as ‘justice’. 9/11 was a fateful day not just for the people of United States but for everyone who believed in peace. But the United States was quick to retaliate similar to when Ronald Regan ordered bombings in Libya, George Bush who waged war against Iraq and Bill Clinton who ordered military strikes in Baghdad, Afghanistan and Sudan. We are all with America when they experienced the worst terrorist attack in the history where thousands of innocent lives were lost but should we not also mourn the losses of the millions dead in Iraq and Afghanistan because of the so called ‘war on terror’. So if Bin Laden was the goblin to wage the war will the killings stop that the goblin is dead? or are we going to find another goblin as an excuse to continue the ‘war on terror’ killing more innocent lives and rob young ones the same future we want our children to have?
The number of people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack were approximately 3000, but the victims of the so called ‘war on terror’ is 10 times more than 3000. Who gave one country the power to determine what is right or wrong? If every one of us goes after someone who hurt us how would this world exist? How would we survive? I’m not saying that terrorism is something that should be tolerated but that does not gives us the right to rob people of their present and future. War is not the only solution to fight terrorism.
‘What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?’ Mahatma Gandhi