Ho Hum, rant ahead....
It's not the weapons that kill, it's the assholes that start the wars.
History is written by the victorious.
If Hitler had won, he would be a hero
Starlin, Gengis Kahn, Pol Pot, Sadam Hussian all seen as heros by their supporters, as evil dictators by the people they killed and oppressed.
Bush, Blair, heros who rid the world of an evil dicator or the people responible for more deaths than the dictator?
The IRA & PLO, freedom fighters or terrorists? Depends on your point of view.
Unfortunatly there are to many trigger happy murderers on both sides of a war and innocent civillians will die.
WW1, the Great War, 15,000,000 dead, what was so fucking great about it?
These are great weapons, so long as you not on the receving end.
To call people who oppose war tree huggers, is a very sad reflection on society. What is wrong with not wanting to kill people? At the same time I understand why we build the weapons to "defend" ourselves, but rememeber, they could easily be used against us.
The car bomb was invented by the Terrorists / Freedom fighters, funded by the US. A little known organisation called the IRA. Now it is being used to kill US soldiers. In the earlier days of the first gulf war, many of the weapons used to kill Allied troops, we actually supplied by Allied forces (remember we supported Iraq over Iran!)
Not doubt in a few years time, these same weapons will be killing our guys....
So why am I so anti weapons? Well having a friend injured by an IRA bomb, and myself walking past one that failed to go off, kind of makes you have a different perspective.
But hey ho, it was the Uk's superior firepower that won that battle...Oh hold on, no it was a bunch of tree hugging civillians, who deicided enough was enough and sat down and talked it through