Why War Is Stupid in More Ways Than One.


In the past, rulers looked at ways to expand their real estate.  Larger tax base, more revenue, so you might poach on another rulers’ territory.

As time has moved on though, how smart is modern warfare?  Other than the fact that death is final.  I am speaking of economics.

Even if you “win” the war, what do you really win?  The United States doesn’t want to conquer Afghanistan and Iraq.

It’s why many modern conflicts don’t involve nation-states.  Some people I know think the concept of nation-state is becoming outdated.  Some think an international elite run the world.  I’m too low in the pecking order to even think about it.

Yesterday, I posted about the girls, kidnapped in Nigeria by the Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram.

Boko Haram has limited objectives, that don’t involve the entire world.  They want their own Islamic state, based on Sharia Law.  (If I were the rest of Nigeria, I might give it to them, to have some peace and quiet).

Obviously if attacked, you fight back, but if you want to be the aggressor, you might want to think twice, maybe more.

 

About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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2 Responses to Why War Is Stupid in More Ways Than One.

  1. War is merely an outlet for psychotic people in power to realise their insanest wishes. And people volunteer to join armies – incredible.

    • tucsonmike says:

      Though I suspect a lot of leaders are very calculating. People volunteer to join armies for a lot of reasons. You are right though, that there is less room for warriors.

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