Read this, people! I watched a documentary on the National Geographic Channel on the Iraq War and what sort of technologies were used during the war in such a way that they could help reduce the number of casualties of innocent civilians.
Apparently, the use of missiles which are able to pinpoint specific coordinates are able to take down only specific buildings, and in the case of Iraq War, it was the government buildings that they were targeting at. These missiles are guided by GPS and therefore possess great precision or accuracy in hitting the target.
So, advancement in technology has changed the style of modern warfare, huh? Does that mean war will only be between leaders of conflicting countries?
I still say NO! No matter how developed war technology is, to me war is never justified. In fact, there is no need for war in the first place. No matter how advanced the technology is, innocent lives are still killed. People are still living in horror. They lose everything in a glimpse. Their economy is shattered. Even if they are still alive, their ability to sustain themselves would be dead.
There is never been a need to wage war against any nation. Only bloodthirsty, greedy and merciless leaders would wage war against other nations. We already had Hitler in 1941. Do we want a Third World War?
Sadly, our leaders of the world sometimes could not be more selfish and inconsiderate. While things can be resolved diplomatically, some resort to war. And while there are people out there fighting for world peace, there are also people who "konon-kononnya" are fighting for world peace, too, but in the end cause war among themselves. So much for the fight for world peace.
What if all nations were to strip off their weaponry, and I mean, ALL OF THEIR WEAPONRY? No nuclear bombs, no missiles, no machine guns, nothing! Are we going to fight with sticks and stones then?
Albert Einstein once said, "I don't know with what weapons will World War 3 be fought with, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones."