Why do some hate more than others? (B)

Written by Terry Dashner

Why Some Hate (B)

Terry Dashner…pastor of Faith Fellowship Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

It’s entitled, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Conflicts (Alpha 2002/Steven D. Strauss). It cost $18.95 at a Barnes and Nobles book store in April 2003. But, even at that price, it was a real bargain. Why? It has taught merepparttar insanity behind world conflicts today. The fighting makes no sense at all; nevertheless, fighting continues unabated.

Let me begin by introducing some countries ofrepparttar 132190 world that hate other countries particularly.

According to Steven Strauss, author ofrepparttar 132191 book above,repparttar 132192 whole world is at war. Says he, “The world is a crazy place, and it seems to get crazier byrepparttar 132193 moment. If Islamic extremists aren’t attackingrepparttar 132194 United States, thenrepparttar 132195 Serbs are attacking Kosovo,repparttar 132196 Palestinians andrepparttar 132197 Israelis are killing each other, or Protestants are blowing up Catholics. North Korea is digging what former President Clinton has called ‘a big hole inrepparttar 132198 ground,’ supposedly to hold nuclear weapons intended for use against their estranged brethren inrepparttar 132199 south.”

Strauss continues, “A few years ago, Thailand made some economic mistakes that affectedrepparttar 132200 entire Southeast Asian economy. The entire Pacific Rim was then jarred, and for a while,repparttar 132201 whole world was onrepparttar 132202 verge of recession. The downturn inrepparttar 132203 Asian economy then caused an already hurting North Korea to become even more aggressive toward its rival South Korea.”

Becauserepparttar 132204 world is connecting through trade, it is becoming smaller and inexorably linked in a chain whose links affect each other. In other words, ripple effects from one are bound to reach world wide no matter how smallrepparttar 132205 country. This is “cause and effect.” This isrepparttar 132206 power of a unified world market.

Today there are 192 countries on earth (2002 statistic) and inrepparttar 132207 past half century, almost every one of them has been involved in more than one conflict. Some have had many (ibid. page 5). Of course it might not surprise you thatrepparttar 132208 U.S. has hadrepparttar 132209 most conflicts inrepparttar 132210 past 50 years. Why? We’ve become everybody’s big brother who guards over little brother to keep him from getting beat up by school-yard bullies. We have becomerepparttar 132211 world’s “police officer,” for lack of a better term. If we look atrepparttar 132212 world’s conflicts by region, it isrepparttar 132213 Middle East that winsrepparttar 132214 “most conflicts” category forrepparttar 132215 20th century (Atrepparttar 132216 beginning ofrepparttar 132217 21st century, 43% of its countries were at war).

Why do some hate more than others? (C)

Written by Terry Dashner

Why do some hate more than others? (C)

Terry Dashner…………………………………….Faith Fellowship Church in Broken Arrow, OK

Again quoting from my trusty text entitled, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Conflicts (Alpha 2002/Steven Strauss), “…war, what is it good for?”

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in a press briefing on September 18, 2001 said, “It will not be quick and it will not be easy. Our Adversaries are not one or two terrorist leaders, or even a single terrorist organization or network. It’s a broad network of individuals and organizations that are determined to terrorize and, in so doing, to deny usrepparttar very essence of what we are: free people.”

Do you realizerepparttar 132188 costs involved in being and remaining a “free people?” I think you do because you voted in 2004 to stayrepparttar 132189 course in Iraq in spite ofrepparttar 132190 death toll of young American soldiers, civilians, andrepparttar 132191 negative consequences associated with standing up for what is right: Freedom—that’s what’s right, and that’s what costs so much. Before I get carried away, let me return torepparttar 132192 topic at hand: Why do some hate more than others?

“According to a report by Radio Free Europe journalist Anthony Georgieff,repparttar 132193 Center for War and Peace Research in Uppsala, Sweden issued a report which stated that most armed conflict today occurs within a country’s own borders, whereas in years past, most wars were fought between different countries.

“What is even more interesting, according torepparttar 132194 report, is that poverty wasrepparttar 132195 major cause of about 80 percent of today’s wars. Poorer countries were found to be three times at greater risk of war than richer countries. Indeed, throughoutrepparttar 132196 decade ofrepparttar 132197 ‘90s, most wars were fought by countries with severe economic problems.

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