“War is an extension of politics by other means.”
Carl von Clausewitz
If politics can be considered conflict without bloodshed, then war is an extension of politics by other means.
the thing that france is very bad at
France tried to fight a war...they lost.
A pretty bitchin' card game played by children.
Jimmy, a king does not beat an ace! I'm telling mom!
does not determine who is right, but who is left.
war in iraq, the only thing that makes CNN worth watching.
An organized, violent conflict between two or more large groups of individuals, countries, societies, factions, tribes, etc. War has been waged by humans since time immemorial, first with rocks and sticks, then with bows and arrows and stone axes, then with progressively more advanced weapons. Wars have generally been fought for land, religion, political and ideological control and control of resources. Today, wars are waged with firearms, bombs, satellites, various forms of artillery mounted on a number of different weapons platforms. The number of weapons during the 20th century also expanded to include chemical, biological, and nuclear arms and each of those has seen limited use during that time period. Only one type of warfare is capable of wiping out the species that spawned it, and that is nuclear. Only this type of war has never been truly fought, outside of the destruction of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. Some of the wars fought during the last 14 years include conflicts in Iraq, Israel, Kashmir, Somalia, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Congo, Colombia, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Lebanon and Liberia. During the 20th century it is estimated that over 127 million people have lost their lives in war.
War will be around so long as humans are around to wage it.
An American Tradition.
War of 1812.
World War 1.
World War 2.
War on Terror.
Gulf War pt. 2.
A highly profitable business for the people in power. An excellent excuse to give away taxpayers money to large corporations instead of putting it to use for the betterment of society.
It is a euphemism for terrorism.
War was initially invented as a passtime activity for impotent men, as sort of a substitute for sexual intercourse, but today it has become one of the most profitable businesses.
Large scale battle between two opposing factions. Has existed since the development of tribal social systems before the beginning of recorded human history. Fact of life. Stems from the normal protective/survivalist human nature which emerges in those who are responsible to a cause.
Moog: People over hill stole our mammoth and spears and women! We do war!