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War Is Like Rust

Just an old soldier... Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 7:40 AM
Hey Wendy, I'm pretty sure that Mr. Hanson is saying that it is the disengagement of the 0bama that is fueling the escalating danger. I know you lefties LOVE to blame Bush for anything and everything, but, like him or not, he kept the world's bad characters on notice and in the background. 0bama and Hillary should have paid attention to how an adult handled world affairs.

War seems to come out of nowhere, like rust that suddenly pops up on iron after a storm.

Throughout history, we have seen that war can sometimes be avoided or postponed, or its effects mitigated -- usually through a balance of power, alliances and deterrence rather than supranational collective agencies. But it never seems to go away entirely.

Just as otherwise lawful suburbanites might slug it out over silly driveway boundaries, or trivial road rage can escalate into shooting violence, so nations and factions can whip themselves up to go to war -- consider 1861, 1914 or 1939. Often, the pretexts...

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