The Chess Game of Politics

Will it ever end? Probably not. Conflict and war seem to be in the genes of humanity. If it is not worked out on the battlefield, it is slid onto the playing field. The competition, the honing of skills, the need for dominance ooze their way into some form of activity.

If you do this, then I will do that, and it will lead to … what?  An entire game plan might be mapped out.

The only way to be certain is to obliterate the enemy completely. Even that has, in the past, not worked, because some element of the “them” resurfaces either physically or ideologically so that the seed can flourish once again.

One question around Syria and the use of chemical weapons is “am I (are we) our brother’s keeper?”  Is it our responsibility, as individuals and/or as a nation, to step in and try to right a wrong?  It’s a recurrent moral dilemma.

There are valid arguments on each side. In a democratic society, those who argue their case the best, the most convincingly, will most likely prevail.

Where is this situation going?  I don’t know, but I do know that we are watching history.

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