Nasir Khan, October 27, 2016
“They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.”
― American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
At a time when the military alliance of European countries and the U.S. are poised on hurling the world in the inferno of World War III, a war in which obviously both the conventional and thermonuclear weapons will be used, Hemingway’s words of wisdom are a timely reminder to the imperialist dogs of war and also the ordinary people around the world.
The civil war in Syria should not be used as a pretext to start a war against Russia. Instead, every effort should be made to de-escalate the Syrian crisis. Both the U.S and Russia should engage in a constructive dialogue and sincerely cooperate with each other and the parties involved to bring to an end the tragic situation in Syria.
We who are peace activists should oppose all warmongers, expose their dangerous war strategies and their militaristic jingoism. We should inform the people of the dangers of a great annihilation.