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    • christoph
    • 06.02.10 | 02:17 (IST)

    If this war comes, I will argue in favor of indifference. I am not only unwilling, but honestly unable to give preference to any one of these cultures. The men we heard on either side are adult people and if they wage a war, there's no reason to condamn them alone: The peoples that elected them consist of adult persons, whom we must suppose to have an adult sense of judgement regardless of governmentally ordered contact restrictions etc. We must suppose that killing and dying is what they actually want and risk. There is no use in applying humanist concepts, no use in underlining the value of human life and to ask for diplomacy if those who are concerned do not value human life accordingly. Two countries, the first one founded in 1946, the second one founded in 1948: young nationalisms still, the third one, the Palestinian one remains to be satisfied. The desire of national self-assertion in the region is still stronger than the desire to lead maybe a moderate life, but a life in peace

    from the article: Tension with Syria can turn into war in an instant
    First published 02:08 05.02.10 | Last updated 19:32 05.02.10
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