America and her powers to stop wars in the world
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Despite of biblical admonitions of peace, thoughts of war continued to perturb the peoples of the world till today, tomorrow and day after tomorrow. Such admonitions indicated that people of biblical times had been tired and fed up with disasters and turmoil of wars. They had been crying for peace as we do today. They cried that swords beaten into ploughshares.
Yes, the concept of and dislike for war were very, very old. Precisely, this prompted the prophets of old to advocate for its elimination on the face of the earth. They were Isaiah, Joel and Micah.
The persistence of war till today is indicative of heedlessness of man because of hunger and thirst for power and greed. Man’s domineering character and disregard for fellow human beings lead to the destructive enterprise of war. Humanity has been in pockets of wars in various epochs of history in different continents of the world but never learn the peace inducing lessons of such wars. Humanity continued waging wars against each other and opted to experience the deadly wars, World War l and World ll. Did mankind learn the lessons out of such wars? The answer is flatly NO!
Man through ever advancing science and technology has conceptualized and produced out of the rudimentary weapons of old, the most sophisticated weapons and gadgets of war of today. Humanity fears the use of these weapons against themselves but some stupid men among them consider it glorious to kill children, men and women of all ages using modern and state of the art weaponry of war available today.
These are in use in southern backdoor of the Philippines, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Israel, Iran, Libya and other countries in Africa where the US war trade is active. Over and above these, the US has the greatest power to broker war with any nation because of her superiority in weapons technology. United States of America remains heedless in selling her weapons and war hardware. War is a big business of the US. Any American president in war means big money for America. The American business of war is the only business far from collapsing during these days. Will America beat its weapons into ploughshares? This induces everyone to think that as long as America exists, there will be wars in the world.
What specific agenda President Obama has to stop war in the world? He promised the Afghan war will end in 2014. However, as 2014 approaches there are mini wars now going on in Africa. In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is US pawn of war against China. Myanmar is in a state of beginning of war.
The world is sick of war. The chronic disease of the world is war. It cries for the cure of peace that until today it is unimaginable to achieve it. People tired of war are now shouting, crying for peace in the world. These people must shout clearer and louder that their plea for peace be heard. They sincerely must cry for peace that they will be listened to.
Let’s all join those people shouting and crying for peace so that the next US president will hear and listen to then, will act with his tremendous power to stop war so peace may reign on earth. Long live the next US president with his strong inclination to world peace and unity. May God bless the next American president.