Is it because of this reason?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: Islamic State threats slow evacuations, repoets the current crisis in Afghanistan exit.
This news is a repetition of the folly recorded in history 4000 years ago.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient wisdom verses as clues to discern the conundrums.
If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. (Proverb 26:21)
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Forced Labor – Jeremiah 650BC
Jeremiah severely criticized him (King Jehoiakim) for this abuse of power: “Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbors work for nothing, and does not give them their wages” (Jeremiah 22:13).
What’s My Point?
King Solomon was considered the wisest man in the world at one time. Yet he used forced labor of people in conquered territories to build his Temple and other projects.
In our contemporary times, forced labor, a form of slavery is no longer in effect in most Nations in the same context as in ancient history. Today people must work in order to feed and clothe themselves though, and many only earn what is considered minimum wages or less now “termed slave wages.”
My point is if we discern this conundrum of why the USA no longer wins foreign wars anymore, is tis because winning wars is an art that requires wisdom to avoid rather than folly to become involved.
Congress understands this and that is why they refuses to declare war and instead uses terms such as “Nations, 64 (107th): Authorization for Use of Military Force”
In other words, if we engage in a war, the only way to win is to become the victor which is not possible to maintain if you intend to leave over time and allow for the same circumstances to repeat as in Afghanistan.
In My Opinion
In our contemporary times there is no wise solution to answer to this conundrum.
As proven in history every invading Nation that imposes forced labor upon the subjects, will over time experience the same circumstances of deciding to leave any Nation.
In other words, war is art and artists who engage in forced labor will over time be defeated or leave.as proven in history.
Christians need to serve the Lord and teach their children and to be an example of their faith to practice and defend their faith with words and deeds according to the lessons learned in the Bible New Testament.
Trusting in God to understand and accept beliefs of wisdom and love in the Bible will serve to l display a much prettier and over time a more lasting picture than the art of war.
The wise proverb advice for the USA is to only send food and medical aid to make friends instead of enemies in the World.
Hopefully, any Nation that uses a nuclear bomb, understands they will experience the same use of nuclear weapons in retaliation. Assuming they have no religious belief that the use nuclear bombs will entitle them to a heavenly reward for dying for their faith.
Do you know of any Nation in history who has survived over time as a Nation by using forced labor on their subjects?
Should Congress consider that “slave labor wages” may result in the same outcome over time for the USA?
Should Congress wise up and stop enacting resolutions to send USA military into wars that will require permanent USA presence and taxpayer funds to maintain for another century as what is occurred in the last century?
Can the Jerimiah verse of 650 BC be applicable to Congress of the USA and King Solomon’s verse as proven in the 4000 years that followed?
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
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Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune August 22,2021