Luke John Davies Posted about 4 years ago Can we wage war on what we don't understand? Surely we can ONLY wage war on that which we don't understand? War is driven through fear, fear of a different ideology or culture or religion, fear of losing out on vital resources, fear that our world view will be destroyed or altered. All fear is, at heart, a fear of the unknown. The familiar is never frightening. And so by understanding we lose fear, without fear we cannot go to war.