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January 20, 2020

1/7/2020 10:56:00 AM
It's easier to start a war than to keep a peace
For the Daily News

We assassinated an Iranian general Thursday night while he met with some local militia leaders at the airport in Iraq. We claim he was responsible for the recent attack on our embassy and for other such terrorist attacks in the past targeting Americans and their interests. This was ordered by the president who tweeted an American flag afterward.

Many years ago, in the hills, a man said he spoke to God and God spoke back to him. Other men, who knew God wasn't talking to them, followed him, hoping he was telling the truth.

"Have faith," they were told, and they acted in concert and did things together they never would have done alone nor were allowed to do. They justified their killing and destruction with their belief that they followed the one true God.

Any reader of history can tell you its easier to start a war than keep a peace.

Something in man's nature is triggered by a call to arms and he will foresake his family, his home, and all that he has built to tear down all that built by his enemies.

The battle cries of war echo down through the ages and the ruin they bring is ever greater as our ability to make it so grows. Remember the Temple at Jerusalem? The Alamo? The Somme? Pearl Harbor? 9/11 ? Benghazi?

We do. We remember them all, and in vowing to never let them happen again we arm ourselves for war and wait for the call to arms.

In the background, drowned out by the news and martial music, the calls to prayer from those who claim they talked to God go on.

Did you ever wonder, if there is just one God and He is all powerful and all knowing, why there are so many messengers saying different things about what He commands us to do? I wonder what things would look like if Satan were real, and he was the one working behind the scenes to destroy mankind - pretty much like this, I suppose.

Tat. Thats what comes next in a tit for tat exchange. We'll see. I'm praying my grandsons live to see our world at peace.

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