1 : an earlier occurrence of something similar
2 a : something done or said that may serve as an example or rule to authorize or justify a subsequent act of the same or an analogous kind b : the convention established by such a precedent or by long practice
3 : a person or thing that serves as a model
Since the beginning of the farce called the war on terror, the practice of invading other countries for the sake of another nation’s security has become widely accepted. Obviously if you read this blog, you know I don’t agree with such a theory or practice, as the long term and short term results are both filled with death, destruction, and vengence. Yet the reality is, I am only a blogger/podcaster/vlogger… and it would seem my values are fringe-minority and considered naïve.
So now we sit back and watch; those of us who aren’t being blown up or recruited to blow someone up. Today I’m reading about Somalia, where you may have heard a more fundamentalist type muslim government has surfaced from what was once a stateless state. So Ethiopia, which shares a boarder with Somalia and has a rather capable military force, has reportedly crossed into the country in order to stop this government which they believe will cause problems, on various levels.
Now of course, many will shout at me and say — WELL SOMETHING MUST BE DONE BM! Expressing their support for this type of preemptive military invasion.
Yet while I agree that all nations should view one another as neighbors and work to ensure no one is subject to murder or suffering carried out on a national scale, where I don’t agree with these voices – is on the idea that the use of violence… that bombs and guns and killing to teach not to kill.. this will somehow ensure a peaceful future.
There is always debate whether or not the world is a safer place after such action. Or then again… what debate can there be? If nations continue to see their neighbors as a threat and invade them out of fear… how can such a perpetual cycle end?