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It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. Options
Daemon
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
thar
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 4:05:47 AM

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the upside, is if you don't win peace, you are better prepared to win the war!
GabhSigenod
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 6:48:48 AM

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Real peace must always be fought for and secured through victory.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 7:05:39 AM

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Peace can never follow a war. It is actually a deadly silent pall, but the turmoil still rages in the heart of humanity.

Guess I sometimes have fits of profundity!

वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं - हितोपदेश The world is my family.- Hitopadesh


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TOOTS
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 7:18:51 AM

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"One cannot simultaneously prepare for war and create peace."

Anon




There is no past tense to Love, either you always will or you never did. ....
utopsia
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 7:34:59 AM

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No peace is possible in our socially avaricious and resource unbalanced world. Wars are generally a consequence of such imbalance and their effects reinforce it.

"It ain't what you don't say, it's the way you don't say it!" - thar
AJC
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 10:28:42 AM

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Though I would like to agree that war does not bring peace, when I think of history that does not seem to be the case. The U.S. is at peace with both Japan and Germany as one example.Germany is more at peace with the rest of the world than Japan. The Chinese/Japanese problem does not show any sign of ending.

Feed Your Head-Grace Slick
qingyi
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 12:04:13 PM
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War is a excuse of modern savage.And the civilization is such a false trick.
The only one truth is that We Are The Same!
Isaac Samuel
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 3:15:52 PM

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It is possible Kennedy might have made this statement in some context or other but not as a statement of truism.
AJC
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 4:00:43 PM

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Here Here Quinqyi. I've been to many countries around the world where I was among people who seemed so very different from me (China 1993)Only to fine out that we aren't so different at all.

Feed Your Head-Grace Slick
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Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 5:30:34 PM

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Si vis pacem para bellum. Preparing for war acts as a deterrent.
HWNN1961
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 7:12:25 PM

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It's merely a variant of:

"Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and you'll never be disappointed".




"Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless, and do no wrong". (Knight's Oath, Kingdom of Heaven)
jhadley
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 8:56:41 PM
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Isaac Samuel wrote:
It is possible Kennedy might have made this statement in some context or other but not as a statement of truism.


Good point Isaac. I wonder too.

jhadley
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 8:59:12 PM
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Isaac Samuel wrote:
It is possible Kennedy might have made this statement in some context or other but not as a statement of truism.


Good point Isaac. I wonder too.

kitten
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2011 9:35:36 PM

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Daemon wrote:
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.



It's not only unfortunate, it's sad----so plain sad.


peace out.


The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
Joseph
Posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:12:08 AM
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In this material world, Peace is nothing but a truce between wars. War means business.
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