November 30, 2012

When weapons are to be tested, the Gazas become the casualty!

Since time immemorial, the entire global media fraternity has been divided between Israel and Palestine. While on one hand, a set of media has been strongly supporting Israel, on the other, there has been as staunch a support for Palestine. Amidst all this, the debate still lingers – which one of the two, Israel or Palestine, is wrong? But then, how can one be right and how can the other be wrong? In other words, how can any one of them be right! Supporting any of these nations would essentially and fundamentally mean supporting the very doctrine of war. In no given circumstance has a war been the appropriate route to a solution! Thus, the very discussion of which country is wrong or right gets futile, if one were to view the entirety of the situation through the lens of humanity.

War, has always – especially in recent history – been a tool to display a nation’s military might. It is a way of flaunting newly developed state-of-the-art weaponries and defence technologies. War today provides a platform for selling arms in the open market. It is very easy to deceive the world during any war and to shift global focus from the actual objectives. When United States invades a minnow like Afghanistan or Iraq, the spotlight is shrewdly thrown on perspectives like the clash of civilizations, terrorism, imposing democracy, or removing a tyrant. The majority never notice the underlying and the real reason behind the invasion – to spur the global weapons trade market! Wars give opportunities to developed countries to test and showcase newly developed weapons.

Arms trade is a huge business and it is (and has perhaps always been) expanding globally at a breakneck speed – with the leading player in this space being United States, with its massive infrastructure of research and development of weapons, that invariably warrants rabid marketing and promotion for economic viability. Yes, that’s the word – there are no better promotional strategies for weapons than live demonstrations; and for implementation of the same, the US has been in the want of some scapegoat investees. What can be a better opportunity to display the might of weapons to potential buyers than during a war? Capitulating to that, almost all media channels across the world, 24x7, in their local languages, describe the destructive capacity of these weapons in their breaking news ‘war’ coverage. The result? Free global promotion, which otherwise would have cost millions and would have also come under huge global criticism!

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14 comments:

Atanu said...

Human beings are the biggest enemy of each other and of the environment as well.

Deepak Verma said...

How can any body say that war is the appropriate route to any solution.

Raj said...

Its sad to see that small nations have just become testing grounds for bigger and powerful nations.

Dipti Nayak said...

Testing of nuclear weapons should be done in an alternate manner. There must be some other way instead of making any of these nations a testing ground.

Alok kumar said...

Its great to read this article...really nice to see you writing articles n all sorts of issues and matter.

pankaj said...

I am really disappointed to see such things around.

Apoorv said...

I agree with you sir....Wars only give opportunities to developed countries to test and showcase newly developed weapons and nothing beyond that.

suman kumari said...

These testings affects the testing ground and the region around in many ways. The testing might be successful but ultimately the civilians are the sufferers.

Rajesh Sharma said...

It is the big question,why only these places become the testing ground????

Nutan Xalxo said...

The developed nations are too desperate to be more and more powerful. But all the wars and testing weapons are not the best way to prove this.

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