Just a thought on war:
War is a very profitable enterprise and is a need of the capitalist ‘democracies’, the monopoly capitalists, imperialists to come out of its unsolvable, ever-deepening crisis. The war, itself, doesn’t solve the crisis, but shifts the goal post, changes the narratives, circumvents it, even celebrates the “victory”, however temporary it may be; with full jingoism, propaganda, and ‘people’s’ participation, while other deeper much-complicated crisis germinates in the womb of global capitalism.
Qasem Soleimani (pictured above) was killed by the USA during Trump’s Rule
It is claimed that “Trumpism”, despite its stupidity and fascistic agenda, did not allow another war by the American military, “clean” 4 years! This thought only shows the limitations of the thinkers. US imperialism did try much sabotage, military coup like in Venezuela, indirectly participated in wars like in Syria (openly stealing its oil), Yemen (a human disaster has taken place), supporting Israel in annexing neighboring countries land, murdering Iran’s military General, and much more.
It was, itself, on verge of civil war, but the internal US state mechanism prevented it. And, there had been many open wars in various countries, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan-Armenia, Yemen, etc., where, though, the direct hands of America were not seen, but the profiteers, arms supplies, political agents, media, and others were present in all the forms. War for profit continues.
In addition to the present visible or invisible geopolitics, the prime reason is the US imperialism is becoming old and weak. Not waging a new war was not part of Trump’s foreign policy, neither that of the American/NATO/Saudi/Israel/Turkey war supplying machinery, arms producers and dealers, financiers, but were signs of its weakness, where the other rivals have filled up space, militarily as well as economically and politically.
Not to make the “brief” long, it’s our task to resist our respective governments if they raise war cry, jingoism, as they are, essentially, meant to serve the capitalist class at our cost. The dead soldiers are from our ranks and files. “Only the dead have seen the end of the war” is a famous quote on war, probably by Plato or most probably by George Santayana!