Recently there was a tension between the Philippine and China, again. The territorial claims have again been blown out of proportion. The territorial claims started many years ago and yet it hasn’t been resolved. Over the past months the territorial disputes have gained more attention both from the Chinese and Philippine governments. There are also other countries claiming the islands in the South China Sea particularly the Spratly’s Islands. However, it seems that China is more aggressive when it comes to the Philippines. Maybe because the Philippines is just a developing country and has no capability to defend its territories. Unlike other claimants like Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam that have more advance military equipment. It’s like a war between David and Goliath with a very long beard that needs a lot of shaving. Goliath definitely needs to “groom” properly. There is no doubt that China is more powerful than the Philippines, but does it have the right to terrorize other smaller countries?
Same goes true with the United States and some Arab countries. It has declared war against Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Israel. The world’s most powerful country is spending a lot of money for what? To end the terrorism? Or does it have other agendas such as oil explorations?
Then there’s the uprising in Syria. There is a civil war in Syria. Again, Syria is involved in a different war. We can recall that Syria was also involved in a war against Israel and Turkey before. The government dispute in Syria is just causing hysteria to its people. What’s worse is it is also causing a lot of deaths. For more news and information about the civil war in Syria, visit CNN.com.
The point is, it doesn’t mean that if you have military capabilities that you should already start a war. We are all better than this. We may have different nationalities, or we belong to different countries or speak different languages, but we are still the same human beings. War should not be the answer to any misunderstandings. War is not the solution to a problem. Instead of thinking of better solutions to our problems, we are just making it worse. With war, no one is a winner. A country may overpower other countries, but it doesn’t make it the victor. War will only cause more confusion, more deaths, more money and time wasted.
Strong countries should not in any way terrorize smaller or poorer countries. They should even help in the developments of these smaller countries. Being a powerful country is not a license to terrorize the weak.