They keep telling us that we are close to ending all wars… Go tell that to the millions of fellow human beings trapped in the horrors of war. Many innocent, non-combatants lose their lives every day around the planet.

I put together a couple of graphics with statistics gathered from the Internet.

Casualties 1

Casualties 2

The truth is, there is no end in sight to the horrors of war. “There is, today, only one serious political problem: the tragedy of the disappearance of the other,” writes French philosopher Bernard-Henry Lévy. The developed and prosperous Western world, oblivious to the suffering of many, has progressed some distance along this way of dehumanization.

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