Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The killing fields.

Usually in summer heat there is a sort of go slow of news. Headlines involve daring , revealing clothes, celebrities antics, new royal babies , the good news of trivia whilst people prepare for a long hot August!

A quick look at this mornings headlines reveal much horror, death, destruction and everyone shouting at very one else....the blame game has started in earnest.

Did the aeroplane get shot down as a result of arms we sold to Russia?

The appalling fighting over the Gaza Strip of land shows dreadful sights every day of children dying, parents in mourning, fighting renewed despite all calls for a ceasefire.

Hand to hand fighting of the sort used in the First World War is no longer employed....high tech missiles send explosives that do massive damage on impact!

It ceases to matter who is right and who is wrong, who we support, which side God is on...until recently I understood why Jews fought to protect their territory. After the horrors of the last war we all felt the need to support the newly formed Jewish nation.

Now I just want the killing, the bombing, the maiming to stop!

I must be getting very cynical in my old age but I am now wondering if the arms manufacturers in this country as well as the USA need conflict in order to continue to make the massive sums of money they got used to making by supplying the troops in Afganistan and Iraq.

Is the business of selling missiles and the means of delivering them driving some of this conflict?

I don't really need to know who is to blame though. I just want it to stop in the name of common humanity and God.

One God...we all have different names for Him but we all worship one God...the Muslims, the Jews, the Christians . Their God is our this over populated planet there are better ways of reducing the population than by mass killing of people and their children!

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