Instruments of war

The instruments of war today dominate the global political arena.

By Farouk Araie, By Email

Published: Sun 28 Oct 2012, 8:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:48 PM

Wars demolish the progress made by mankind. It is a retrograde step in the development of mankind. Let world leaders formulate serious and precise proposals for 
the inspection and control 
of arms and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of 
all nations.

Unconditional war can no longer lead to an unconditional victory. It can no longer serve 
to settle disputes. It can no longer concern the major 
powers alone.

A nuclear disaster, spread by wind and water and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, 
the committed and the uncommitted alike.

In the 20th century, children have increasingly become the direct and indirect victims of armed conflict. Mankind has faced all sorts of calamities. First was the flu epidemic. All it took was for a single person to arrive on foot coughing.

A second global threat came later, with the development of a capability for intercontinental nuclear war. A third was the thinning of the ozone layer and the resulting increase in UV radiation.

A fourth was the capability for biological warfare, first called “germ” warfare, but later renamed to include viruses and other forms of biological destruction.

Mankind must abolish war, for if we fail, we would inherit 
a world so devastated by explosions and fire and poisons that today we cannot even conceived of its horrors.

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