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 us very essence of what we are: free people.”
Do you realize costs involved in being and remaining a “free people?” I think you do because you voted in 2004 to stay course in Iraq in spite of death toll of young American soldiers, civilians, and 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 to topic at hand: Why do some hate more than others?
“According to a report by Radio Free Europe journalist Anthony Georgieff, 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 to report, is that poverty was 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, throughout decade of ‘90s, most wars were fought by countries with severe economic problems.
Why do some hate more than others? (D)Written by Terry Dashner
Why do some hate more than others? (D)
Terry Dashner………………………..Faith Fellowship Church in Broken Arrow, OK
In this paper I’m going to bullet nations that hate some nations more than others. Many countries have one or two enemies they have been fighting since ancient times. Why do they continue to fight each other over and over without any measurable results? Why can’t they just call it even and stop fighting for good?
Let’s look at this.
•The first bullet highlights continuing struggle between East and West. The East and West have had awkward relationships since first century A.D. The West was highly influenced by Roman Catholic Church from fall of Rome until Protestant Reformation in 16th century. On other hand, East was mostly a hodgepodge of paganism until 7th century. When Muslims came out of deserts of Saudi Arabia to conquer world in name of Allah and had not Charles Martel stopped them at Battle of Tours, I would not be writing about conflict between East and West. The West would have joined Asians (by force of course) in surrendering to Islam and Islamic republic. The struggle today between two is really not religious but political. Islam can not have world influence it seeks without establishing an Islamic republic in nations it dominates (under guise of a peaceful religion of course).
•The second bullet showcases Middle East mess. The conflict of ages will climax in Israel. This is according to Bible. I have no reason to doubt that. The hate goes back to ancient Bible days. Abraham had two sons. One was son of promise—Isaac. The other was son of Hagar, a handmaid to Abraham’s wife, Sarah. Both rightfully claim Abraham as his father, and that’s problem today. The Jews are descended from Isaac son of promise with a promised land called Israel. The Arabs of today are descendents of Ishmael and feel slighted by Jews ostensibly because Jews have what they think is theirs (and family feuds can get nasty). The struggle and fighting between Jews and Arabs will continue until end of age. There will be periods of fragile peace, but it will always give way to more fighting eventually. (I say this because of my Bible beliefs.)
•The third bullet highlights some of ancient eastern cultures that were not given national boundaries when Europe and her allies carved out a world map after First World War. If you remember your history, President Wilson put together League of Nations which was, in some ways, a forerunner to United Nations. Although US Senate would not ratify Wilson’s League of Nations, powers that won war went ahead and carved up old Ottoman Empire. Nations like Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and etc., became boundaries of sovereign nations. There was one problem with drawing up of nations. Some ancient cultures like Kurds got nothing. The Kurds found themselves strewn across several new countries without a voice. That’s why people from Pakistan hate Kurds, simply because Kurds hate them.
•The forth bullet marks fall of English and French colonialism in Asia and Africa in 19th and 20th centuries. When they pulled out of various nations because nation’s minerals and other natural resources were exhausted, a vacuum was created in nations they left behind. Because of poverty, anarchy, and political corruption that followed, many of these nations started killing each other simply because there was no order or control. Some became wars of genocide. Some became wars of ethnic cleansings. Some became wars for political control. But all were and still are violent, having murdered millions of civilians throughout decades.