Killing people seems to have become fashionable again;  things are not what they seem:it was always thus. One hundred years after the start of a war that killed millions of people for no discernible reason other than the wickedness of humanity, it seems that humanity is anxious to repeat the orgy of mass destruction. There are people who present themselves as religious people motivated by a desire for peace who see no way to create peace except by killing those that the religious people deem desirable to be killed.
These views are held by extremists, such as the ISIS organisation, and feted statesmen, such as Tony Blair. Violence, as Isaac Asimov wrote, is the last refuge of the incompetent. He was wrong in that it is not the last refuge of the incompetent, but often the the first port of call on a trip to power, domination and greed.

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