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I always perceived war to be glorious and honourable However as time passed by and change has come about my thinking has also transformed No longer is war the glorious thing it once represented to me Instead it has become a monstrosity a miserable excuse for murder monetary gain bloodshed and a means of justifying pride in ones country Soldiers are just like the pawns of their governments in the war moved on the chessboard battle-fields they think that it is glorious to die for ones country they do not know that the very people they fight are merely clones of themselves boys with mothers to return to young men with wives and commitments They shout songs of joy of pride and of loyalty not realizing the bitter irony of their words understanding only when the bullets tear into their living flesh that they have been deceived with honey-laden smooth talk carried out by officers At home their anxious mothers wives and children wait knitting their worries into warm jerseys for their men jerseys that will soon be used to cover their rotting corpses For many of them they will not see their men again unless they endeavor to venture into enemy land and dig up the mass graves into which the bodies of fallen soldiers are callously thrown without the glory for which they died War is another ingenious creation of mankind a tool exploited to gain power and financial benefits There are many reasons for wars but one must understand that there is always more beneath the surface If a country says that it is fighting a war because it was insulted by another country it is for sure a lie No government would send thousands of their young men out to die over a mere insult No unless of course there happen to be oil wells in the enemy territory or gold mines No action is taken unless this useful information is
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