Bombs

According to an Economist article, new types of bombs are being developed by militaries around the world. While possessing more destructive power, these bombs can also be targeted much more precisely, so only the desired bunker or building floor is bombed. This is also supposed to target only soldiers, not civilians.

While all the foregoing may be true, I noticed a glaring omission in the article. These better bombs are still designed to kill people. Wouldn’t it be better not to need them at all?

What a naive thing to say, you are thinking. But of course. In the world we live in, countries must be prepared to defend themselves against those who wish them evil, and must even, perhaps, be prepared to engage in aggression. However, I firmly believe that even so, we must act with compassion and with peace in our hearts, so that someday, no bombs are ever needed again.

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