Monday, June 8, 2009

Massad on War

"Wars have been a necessary instrument for the preservation of civilizations throughout the history of makind. When a civilization is threatened it will resort to war. In war, the stakes are so high and the consequences so perilous, that the rules of civilization must be temporarily suspended in order to successfully prosecute the war. The best way to avoid war is to make sure that one's country is militarily superior to any and all enemies, and that said enemies understand that carrying out violence against said country will result in swift and certain punishment. Nothing has fundamentally changed in mankind's history to change this essential truth", Victor Massad, 20 May 2009 at:

George Washington said, and it is still true, "If you want peace, prepare for war", my 22 November 2007 post: Robert Gates, take note.

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