Exposing root cause of violence in Zimbabwe by Herbert Nyamakope
He asked me to read a book by Noam Chomsky which he had given me nearly six months ago and which I had never read.
Well I went and read the book. Noam Chomsky says, quoting A J Muste who said, in 1941 when European countries were already locked in World War II and aggressions were escalating in Asia and the pacific, “The problem after any war is with the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence pay. Who will ever teach him a lesson.”
Think about what happened after World War II, for a minute.
Chomsky is inferring that after the end of the war, the problem would now be the victors, America and Russia in this case, and not the defeated, Germany and Japan.
Sure enough after the war the aggressors (Germany and Japan) had been silenced and were now peaceful and those that had been provoked to war (Russia and America) and were the victors became the new aggressors.
The cold war immediately started. The Korean war erupted in 1950 which was a proxy war between America and Russia fought over the Korean peninsula.
Then there was the Vietnam war and other conflicts until today where the hands of these victors were seen.
Muske was accurate in his prediction.
I would like to turn to our own doorstep, the Zimbabwean liberation war.
Also see the film Why We Fight directed by Eugene Jarecki (about the US, primarily)