Friday, November 20, 2015

The Sacrifice Of War

After the Fall of Troy the Eastern Mediterranean endured several centuries of chaos. Greece was consumed by wars between the city-states and Asia Minor suffered anarchy until the rise of the Persian Empire. The collapse of Saddam's Baathist dictatorship in Iraq has created a black hole of violence fueled by money and weapons. Syria's collapse into the pit of endless war has forced millions of refugees to seek asylum. 10,000 unfortunates land every day on the Greek island of Lesbos. That nation has neither then resources to provide for this host or the strength to stop them from entering Greece.

For the past two weeks Brock Dundee was on the beach of that Aegean island.

"I've never seen anything like this."

And the Scottish filmmaker has been in Afghanistan and Iraq.

These people have nowhere to go.

Like the Armenians of 1915.

They walk into the unknown future.

Hoping their children will escape their fate.

But there is only one solution.

End the wars.

Peace is the only answer.

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