Warmongers of the Western World
“War…what is it good for?” Singer Edwin Starr answered his own lyrical question with “Absolutely nothing…”, and it is hard to disagree with that answer, unless the response comes from the promoters of war. Like the poor, the warmongers will, it seems, always be with us. Unlike the poor, the warmongers will themselves never see a day’s action, content to conduct their bloody military campaigns from afar while the uniformed working class die on the battlefield and the innocent civilians die by the bullet or the bomb.
Who are the warmongers? The answer is that they are not all that different in this century to the last century, or even the one before. Looking at the wars and ‘minor’ conflicts in other lands that have taken place in the 21st century, the warmongers and instigators and/or architects of conflict are principally the United States (and its proxies and client-states), and…
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