Seriously, how many deaths need there be recorded before arrogance and lunacy yield to reason, peace and stability? That 528 plus lives have been claimed thus far in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is but testament of a breakdown in civility; and that 298 innocent people died when a commercial airliner was shot down last week over Ukraine, is but further evidence of the growing uncivil nature of conflict wagers that is becoming far too common place. In Gaza, children, the elderly and other innocents continue to be victims of a conflict to which they are not partied; in Ukraine, hundreds of international warmth-seekers and conference goers on the way to the South Pacific, have now joined hundreds of dead Ukrainians as victims of a conflict flamed by pro-Russian rebels with the support of the Russian Federation against the will of the Ukrainians who want peace, democracy and the opportunity to map their own destiny as against having one dictated by a contracting Russia. In Iraq, hundreds continue to die each week in sectarian feuds; in Libya, 47 people have died in the past 24 hours in fighting between rival militias for control of the International airport in Tripoli; in Afghanistan, suicide bombers and the Taliban continue to kill scores weekly in the post-election period; in Egypt, 22 border security forces have been killed in an attack as radicalization and re-radicalization surface post-Morsi; in Nigeria, extremists have killed some 100 in an ongoing wave of violence by Islamists; in Kenya, 94 people have died in recent days from militant attacks; in Syria, thousands of children have died at the hands of Bashar al Assad's army; and the Islamic State has recently killed over 200 in taking a gas field in Syria.
So while much attention is placed on the conflicts raging in Gaza and in Ukraine, in many other world locations, arrogance and lunacy are also inflicting disproportionate numbers of deaths on innocents. Each conflict has a root - each conflict has a solution. But the question in all events remain: how many more will have to die before reason, peace and stability are attained?