On The Brink Of Death

Unfortunately, one thing that’s always been a part of human history is war. Over the course of history, hundreds of wars have been fought and millions of people have perished. Wars were fought for financial gains, conquest, religious differences and freedom. Many have been sacrificed for the gains of a few. No matter how often the scenario of war repeats, we never seem to learn from history. No matter how many people unite and try to resolve the world for the better, they are outpowered by a handful of the very powerful. It’s the millennium-old game of good vs. evil. Sometimes a chain of events can lead to whole countries uniting and standing up for their belief and their way of life. Many key revolutions took place the same way. However, whoever controls the media usually has absolute power over the common folk. As the saying goes – Wars are fought by the poor for the benefit of the rich. The sooner we realize this, the higher the chance of changing the world around us for the better.
The subject of war is thoroughly covered by the media and has nowadays become a part of our daily lives. We are surrounded not only by near-constant media coverage of it but it’s also featured in books, film and television productions and games. War film classics such as ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Braveheart’ and the like, depict the cruelty of it all.
An upcoming movie about the very controversial war in Iraq called ‘The Wall’ is making headlines. It tells the story of two American soldiers who are trapped by an Iraqi sniper. The only thing that separates them from certain death is a on old, almost battered-down wall. This hasn’t been an uncommon fighting situation in the desert landscape of the Middle East.