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Rodrigo P. Feliciano

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Are tensions, conflicts, and wars permanent part of the human condition? How can we avoid wars or mitigate the ravages of war?

There have conflicts and wars throughout human history. For the last 100 years alone there have been: First World War, Second World War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Iraq War, Afghanistan War, and many regional wars or conflicts too many to mention.

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Closing Statement from Rodrigo P. Feliciano

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." Jimmy Carter

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"To seriously mitigate conflict, we must alter present human nature... which must involve genetically "tweaking" our brains, I fear." Brendan Maloney

"We can solve problems that we understand. War has not been solved, and so I propose that it is not yet well enough understood." Lawrence Cox



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    Mar 30 2014: Conflicts and wars are sensitive painful issues. Discussing about human tragedies is not easy. Thank you for all your contributions.

    AFRICA:(24 Countries and 145 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved) Hot Spots: Central African Republic (civil war), Democrati Republic of Congo (war against rebel groups), Egypt (popular uprising against Government), Mali (war against tuareg and islamist militants), Nigeria (war against islamist militants), Somalia (war against islamist militants), Sudan (war against rebel groups), Sout Sudan (civil war)


    ASIA: (15 Countries and 125 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)
    Hot Spots: Afghanistan (war against islamist militants), Burma-Myanmar (war against rebel groups), Pakistan (war against islamist militants), Philippines (war against islamist militants)

    EUROPE: (8 Countries and 68 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)
    Hot Spots: Chechnya (war against islamist militants), Dagestan (war against islamist militants), Ukraine (in Crimea russian people are forming Popular Brigades against new Government created on February 23 2014. Russian troops enter in Crimea and Ukraine on March 1 2014.)

    MIDDLE EAST: (8 Countries and 167 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)
    Hot Spots: Iraq (war against islamist militants), Israel (war against islamist militants), Syria (civil war),

    AMERICAS: (5 Countries and 25 between drug cartels, militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved) Hot Spots: Colombia (war against rebel groups), Mexico (war against narcotraffic groups)

    Numerous regions and autonomous provinces throughout the world are struggling for independence.

    http://www.warsintheworld.com/?page=static125825422

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