It’s one or the other.
Wars never end.
They simply morph into another conflict, skirmish, or genocide.
While this may have been partly true in previous centuries, the military industrial complex has made sure of this salient fact by consistently creating imaginary enemies and inventing reasons for wars and bombing campaigns.
As I stated in previous articles, the world has been in a perpetual state of warfare for the last eighty something years.
And if you are in any doubt, let me run through what we have had to grapple with in the last century:
The Boer war between the British and the Dutch, kicked things off at the start of the 20th century, giving us a taste of what was to come among rival imperialisms. Further away, the Russians and Japanese went head to head with the latter getting the better of the former.
Not too long after the Japanese and Russians did their thing, the great war was instigated by the assassination of the head of the Austrian-Hungary empire.
This single act forced various empires to take sides and this resulted in a truly global war, which destroyed the economies of the leading European nations.
This extraordinary episode between 1914–1918, led to the creation of a number of nation-states in Eastern Europe, the removal of ancient monarchies and more than enough antagonism among the victors and loser(s) to guarantee a sequel.
And what an explosive sequel it was.
The Japanese attacked America and Hitler’s Germany became the colonizer of France, Norway, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic (it was Czechoslovakia back then) and Romania in those heady days in the early 1940s.
Europe was Herr Hitler’s for the taking and only one country stood in the way of this happening.
No prizes for guessing which country this was.
America’s entry into the war, was without question, the single most decisive event.
It changed the course of the world forever.