Bent on War

The world is burning and it seems that the fire is on in every part of the word. Despite of all the talk and rhetoric about the peace and other crap, there is nothing like harmony and peace in the world and every part is burning and which is not burning is under the grip of it.

A suicide bomber carried out an attack outside an air force base in Colombo on Friday, killing two airmen and wounding 36 other people. The powerful explosion came just hours after President Mahinda Rajapakse announced the army’s capture of the Tamil Tiger rebels’ political capital in the north of the island.

A suicide bomber killed 18 people and wounded 20 on Friday at a tribal meeting near the Iraqi capital, Baghdad security plan spokeman Qassem Atta told a foreign news agency. Many were injured and the suicide bombings has become a daily routine in the Iraq.

Dozens were killed in a bomb blast outside a sugar factory in north Afghanistan. According to authorities, five members of Parliament were among the victims. The blast took place in the town of Zimri which is approximately 50 kms north of Kabul. Same attack happened in other parts of Afghanistan.

Pakistan and India are no different and they are among the toppers of the list in the countries where terrorism runs high. Yet they are hell bent on war, which is sad.


3 thoughts on “Bent on War”

  1. Current wars have to be ended and new wars have to be prevented. To achieve this goal the present system of Democratic Governance has to be changed to one tha is really democratic in its true sense.

    In the present democratic system it is only the powerful – speech, money and thuggery – can join the ruling class to suppress or convert others all others as their subjects.

    The present democratic system is a thriving ground for “corruption” in various forms.

    In my opinion “Corruption” includes any kind of waste, neglect and every form of malpractice, dishonesty, abuse, misuse, unreasonable exercise of power, failure or refusal to exercise power, anything and everything left undone which results in the right of the people being denied or impaired.

    Without a “just society” in existence much talked about “terrorism” cannot be eradicated. For the creation of a “just society” there should be “good governance” in the country. For the creation of “good governance” in the country “corruption” in ALL its forms must be eradicated. And to eradicate “corruption” the present democratic system of governance, where full power to make final decisions ultimately rests in the hands of one person, must be changed.

    So the only way to salvage a country is to change the present system of governance to one that is truly democratic where the final decision-making power will NOT be in the hands of ONE person BUT shared by as many people as possible and thus restricting individual hasty decisions that lead to trouble everywhere.

    To make a country truly democratic, the powers of the Parliament (the decision making supreme body of a country) should be split and separated and each of the separated powers must be handled by different groups of persons selected and elected by the people for the purpose of administering EACH SET OF POWERS or duties as the case may be.

    Particular care should be taken to see that all powers are NOT CONCENTRATED in one place and that they do not overlap and there must not be a secret budget to be handled by a single person.

    All transactions should be transparent including Diplomacy which has to be diplomatically transparent.

    One set of powers dealing with the development of the country should be given to the set of representatives at the village level. The people of each and every village must be empowered to determine their way of life (lifestyle). The life-style of a village, its lands and resources shall not be disturbed by external forces. All plans of development of a village that remotely/indirectly affects the village must have the concurrence of the people of that village concerned.

    It has to be ensured that people are treated equitably regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or other inappropriate distinction;

    Separate the powers of parliament and empower different groups of people’s representatives with different powers so that no single group has the full power. All the groups together will make the whole. The country is not divided but the powers of parliament are divided/separated.

    Different groups have to be elected for such purposes as administration, fiscal management, planning, implementing, policy and law making, auditing and for any other function that may be deemed necessary.

    The decision-making powers with regard to each and every set of powers must be spread through-out the country.

    With such system discrimination, injustice, bribery and corruption might become history.

    When the above four pillars of Evil are eradicated, the people would be living under a system that would guarantee sustainable peace, prosperity and a pleasant living to everyone in any country.

    Comments on the above views are solicited from the owner as well as from the readers with a view to prevent future wars and end current wars.

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  2. Take a look at this 1939 Tata Airline Route map. Tata Airline now has become Air-India, but if you look at the top left of the map which shows the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, the situation is till the same. 70 years! and we have not seen a change here. Something to consider when planning a surge.

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