Is war necessary? Can war be avoided?

Malaysia
July 1, 2008 8:38am CST
Why go to war? Can't both parties sit down and discuss amicably? Must there be antagonism? Now Israel is contemplating to attack Iran. Can this potential war be avoided?
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• United States
3 Jul 08
i dont think that it really has to do with it being countries that dont believe the same i think people are people and some just will not agree with anyone.. but i wish all war is avoidable and i do think that a huge majority could be avoided but i guess we will never know
• Malaysia
3 Jul 08
I agree that some people will not agree with anyone. They are just a pain. War is man made. Whether there is going to be a war deponds on men itself and their thoughts, negotiating skills, judgements, and decisions. Influence and the support of the people for their leaders also plays a part. Thank you for your input.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
what sucks is when the person that doesnt want to agree with anyone is the person in power then the whole country has live with their decisions whether they agree or not or if its the best for the country or not
• Malaysia
5 Jul 08
Yes, the person in power have to take the responsibilties and consequences for the decisions they have made on behalf of the country. Sadam Hussein decided for Iraq. Now the people have to suffer. Who is deciding for Iran next?
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
7 Jul 08
War is a necessary evil, man is so dumb stupid that he needs some kind of war to move along the path of sanity-just look at foolish men like Saddam attacking Kuwait and inviting trouble on themselves, troubles that would later end their lives! If the world left Saddam to do whatever he wanted in Kuwait, without war we would have been colonized by now by Iraq!
• Malaysia
8 Jul 08
War will happen when two parties cannot agree, do not trust each other and one or both parties feel threatened. Saddam is power crazy and wanted to be the respected and feared leader of an oil rich nation. He created suspicion to others when he attacked Kuwait which is another oil rich nation but less powerful. Kuwait is rich but helpless. Kuwait has allies who will help to protect her if being attacked. that's exactly what happened. By attacking Kuwait, the word trust is no longer there. Kuwait felt threatened. And that's when their friends or allies help to push their enemy back. Morever, the more powerful nation will not just sit back and wait for Iraq to finish off Kuwait and guess which nation is next.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
1 Jul 08
It's hard to sit down and have a conversation with someone who not only isn't interested in having peace with you but openly plans for your destruction from the face of the earth. Iran has repeatedly threatened Israel and she has the right to defend herself. This potential war can be avoided if Iran stops it's nuclear weapons program but that's not going to happen so eventually they will get to the point where Israel feels threatened enough to attack and destroy that complex.
• Malaysia
1 Jul 08
In this case, Iran repeatedly threatened Israel. So this makes Israel distrust Iran. Furthermore Iran has an ongoing program to develop nulear energy. And Israel sees this as Iran having the capability to manufacture nuclear weapons. Being threatened and producing nuclear weapons by the enemy, Israel will not sit back and wait. With this development it's a matter of time before war erupts. With this war, Iran will also be given the opportunity to wipe out Israel from the map. This is what Iran's president has been saying repeatedly. Can this war be stopped? What does it takes to stop this war which seems to be inevitable.