A SECOND OPINION: Wars Rage as Year Closes

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There is a sense of unease in the air as thoughts of World War Three come to mind. Tensions are rising,
and the possibility of wartime destruction looms. As we celebrate Christmas and Hannukah, we
hope
that peace will prevail. The upcoming New Year’s celebrations will be subdued, and
The Three Wise Men will weep if these terrible wars do not finally come to an end.

For my part, I wish you a beautiful New Year with the blessings of lasting peace.


by Mary Foran

Ukraine is still fighting to repel the illegitimate invasion of Russia into its territory. They are fighting for the integrity of their country and democracy, freedom and liberty against all odds.

The US Congress is debating whether to give them more military aid to their hard-pressed citizen soldiers.

The Israeli-Hamas’s vow to annihilate each brings to mind the Cold War’s Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD)

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy met with US President Joe Biden last week to procure more assistance in the fight against the advancing Russian troops amidst incoming Russian missile attacks.

As if this weren’t enough of violence in the world, Israel is fighting against the Hamas terrorists in the Palestinian zone of the Gaza strip. Hamas attacked Israel first and the war has already taken a terrible toll. Israel has vowed to eliminate Hamas and Hamas has vowed to eliminate Israel.

Pro-Palestinian protests have been seen in the States and London and pro-Israeli demonstrations have also occurred.

Ther Magi will weep if the horrible wars don’t stop

There is an uneasiness in the air as visions of World War Three come to mind, as tensions rise and war-time destruction looms.

One would hope that in the spirit of Christmas and Hannukah peace would be possible. New Year’s will be subdued and the Magi, the Three Wise Men, will be crying if these horrible wars don’t finally cease.

For my part, I wish you a beautiful New Year with the blessings of a lasting peace.

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Images
> Featured image : Gaza scene/Palestine News and Information Agency, CC BY-SA3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Mariupol/Just Click’s With A Camera, PD via Flickr. Texts supplied.
>Dove/Gerd Altmann, Pixabay. Edited.
>War-Soldiers (MAD)/Okan Caliskan, Pixabay. Edited.
>Magi/RosZie, Pixabay. Edited.