The Immorality of War


War is an armed clash between nations because of hostility or 
military conflicts. In simple words, war is fighting between two 
sides. War, in my opinion, is useless because of its damaging results, 
which will be talked about in this paper. It brings suffering and 
death. Under no circumstance is war moral, even in cases of self 
defense. There are just other ways to solve problems. Peace treaties 
are an easy way to end war. In a peace treaty, it is easy to settle 
the differences and come up with an agreement that both sides can 
decide on. That way the solution can be a compromise and problems will 
be fixed. Often it happens when one side can't agree so they decide 
that war is the only solution. In Israel, Jews always try to keep 
peace with other nations, but the Arabs just can never compromise. 
Arabs and Jews are always fighting because they just can't come up 
with a compromise. Wars are begun with many different reasons: Land 
conflicts, Religious disagreements, and independence conflicts. This 
is a story about my grandfather's experience in World War II. It was 
horrifying and gruesome, but the story is not as bad as it was in real 

 In 1991, my grandfather, Mike Sabetai, was taken from his home 
by the Nazis, with 17 members of his family. He was taken to a war 
camp where he and other divide into groups. There were groups of 
people who could use their occupations to help them survive. If you 
weren't put in one of these groups, you were immediately brought to a 
gas chamber. There you would wait and be killed by gas. Luckily my 
grandfather was a barber. He used his skill as a tool to stay alive. 
Everyone would be woken at 5:00 am and they would have to carry heavy 
things and run for miles. Then they would come back and do labor work. 
One normal torturous morning, my grandfather was going about his 
business and doing his work. Suddenly his name was called; he was to 
be brought to the chamber. He thought that it was the end. He followed 
a Nazi to the chambers. He was in a line with about six people. 
Suddenly a Nazi came running in yelling not to let Mike die because he 
gave good haircuts. My grandfather was saved. He still had his normal 
routine of having to do his morning work, though. In 1944, my 
grandfather was finally saved. He went back home to Greece where he 
met my grandmother, who also had a story that goes like his story. My 
grandfather returned home to find out none of the 17 members of his 
family were still alive. He lost his wife and 2 kids. His parents and
brothers and sister were also dead. He lost everything and had nothing 
to live for. His trauma lived throughout his life. A tattoo on his arm 
always remained there. His hate for Nazis never died. Although he died 
last year physically, his life really ended in 1941. War was the 
traumatic dreadful for my grandfather. From this story alone, how is 
it possible to understand that any human deserves to be treated like 
this? N the mind of the Nazis, the Jew ruined their lives. Hitler 
brainwashed the Germans in the early to middle 1930s to think that 
Jews were the cause of all the problems. Although we know that it 
wasn't true the Nazis believed it. This is what lead them to the 
holocaust. Israel made a law that the only people that could be 
executed were the Nazis that killed Jews in the World War. This law is 
still being used. This is one example of one war where people, 
completely innocent, were tortured, killed, and abused for reasons 
that are inhumane. In the minds of the Nazis it was the right thing to 
do. In my own opinion, war can never be justifiable. There are other 
ways of solving conflicts besides war. If everyone solved their
problems with fighting, where would we be now? In 19 the Arabs decided 
that Israel was their land. There are many other times in history when 
the Arabs have taken this view. The 6-day war is an example when 
Arabls thought they should be rulers of Israel. They fought with 
Israel. This war still goes on. Although it isn't actually called 
"war", it is called "terrorism". Terrorism is all over the streets of 
Israel People are killed every day. Another reason for war was over 
government. In 19 , the Vietnam War began. In this war, South Vietnam 
fought to be a democratic country. North Vietnam defeated South 
Vietnam. In this war alone, the United States lost 58,000 soldiers. 
Most of these soldiers had family ties, children, wives, parents, and 
siblings. These soldiers will be missed forever. In Vietnam, there 
were many bombs. Years after the war ended, soldiers were getting
odd cases of diseases. No one knew what it was. Now we know it is 
something called "agent orange." This is a chemical that was released 
by the bombs. This chemical made many soldiers suffer from pain. In 
1939, World War II began. In this war, Nazis wanted to gain absolute 
power. They want to control everything. They began with the Jews. They 
succeeded in killing 6 million. That's 6 million people that died for 
no logical reason. They not only died, they were tortured to their 
death. There just is no reason for people to have to die like that. 
People shouldn't have to die over war, especially women and children. 
In the 11th and 12th centuries were the Crusades. The European 
Christians wanted Israel to be the Christian homeland. The Muslims, on
the other hand, felt that it was their holy land and they didn't have 
to give it up. Most recently was the Gulf War. Iraq thought that they 
could just come and take over Kuwait. Kuwait had a very good oil 
supply which brought in lots of money. Iraq wanted to come and just 
take it over. With help from other countries, Kuwait was able to fight 
them often. In this war there were a lot of deaths and there were many 
people getting sick from all the bombs. People are still getting sick. 
We saw that many families were torn apart because they lost a lobed 
one in the war. Bombs that we didn't know what the effect of them
would be, were used. In the end we still won't know what the effects 
are, but there are cases that come up, that are very strange. All 
these cases are examples of the immortality of war. War also results 
in destruction. Rebuilding cities can cost lots of money. Rebuilding 
also takes lots of time.

 War is immoral for these reasons. There is just no excuse for 
torture, suffering, and death. Under any circumstance, a person should 
never ever kill another person. There is only one god. People aren't 
G-d. They can't make those decisions. In the bible the Jewish nation 
is always involved in war. I still don't believe the wars they had 
were moral, but according to the bible, G-d commanded Moses to fight. 
In conclusion, people should not die because of conflicts between 
leaders of countries. Death is very traumatizing to a person. There is 
just no reason for someone to have to die, especially over issues that 
aren't even worth getting into, like the Gulf War. Iraq didn't gain 
anything by trying to take over Kuwait. No war has ever come out 


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