“Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.” - Voltaire.
Maybe we need to ask why. At the risk of offending the rationalists and so-called “secularists” and “humanists” (I’m actually not against any of them), may I offer a bit of 2,000 year old wisdom (and excuse me for quoting the KJV):
1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (Book of James, chapter 4)
Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes “pro-active” wars are necessary, against such dictatorial and self-serving regimes as the now, and thankfully, late Muammar Gaddafi, who for 42 years ruled Libya according to his own whim, and it’s probably not beyond speculation to say that not even one-tenth of his abuses have yet come to light. These are the types of people who cause wars. The exploiters for personal gain, and cabals of “authorities” who use the common people to further their nefarious and self-serving designs and agendas through their "regimes".
I wish that war would end, like most people, but I don’t see any relief from it as long as political and religious tyranny continues.
Fighting persecution in Iran.