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    Live: Commemoration of the centenary of the First World War

    Just airing live on French TV5: arriving of the head of state to Hôtel Matignon, welcome by Macron and wife

    https://information.tv5monde.com/inf...ondiale-270102

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    Just airing on French TV5: Apocalypse, the peace impossible (1918-1926)

    A French film with documentary footages revived in color, a good narration with E subtitles

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    ^Appalling pictures and facts from 100 years ago (unbelievably restored) of crazyness.

    Showing that nothing has changed, nothing has been learned.

    As long as stupid population will follow and believe the people on top to become a cannonfutter of the next wars...

    In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

    PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines.

    As Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and dozens of other heads of state and government listened in silence, French President Emmanuel Macron used the occasion, as its host, to sound a powerful and sobering warning about the fragility of peace and the dangers of nationalism and of nations that put themselves first, above the collective good.

    (whether the President of the Grand Nation did mean it: "dangers of nationalism"?)

    A terrible toll: The tens of millions of dead in 20th century wars.

    https://apnews.com/5d0ab53b6d6e4feeae232ff45db83a97





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    And the 21th century wars?

    US War on Terror Kills Nearly 500,000 in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan

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    A study released Thursday says the U.S.-led war on terrorism has killed about 507,000 people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan during its 17 years and is showing a 22 percent increase in deaths in the past two years.

    The death toll includes U.S. and allied troops, civilians in the war zones, local military and police forces, as well as militants, who have died from war violence, according to the report by Brown University's Costs of War Project.

    The report said the number of indirect deaths was several times larger than deaths caused by direct war violence, bringing the total death count to well over 1 million people.

    Fatalities in Afghanistan, as of October 2018, stood at about 147,000 people, including Afghan security forces, civilians and opposition fighters. The figure also included the deaths of 6,334 American soldiers and contractors, as well as more than 1,100 allied troops.

    https://www.voanews.com/a/us-war-on-...n/4650554.html



    HUMAN COSTS The number of people killed directly in the violence of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are approximated here. Several times as many have been killed indirectly as a result of the wars — because, for example, of water loss, sewage and other infrastructural issues, and war-related disease.
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    https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/...ll-2001-480000


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    Did Dan Snow's Battle of the Somme earlier today, yesterday now, worth a watch though now we're a couple days past the annual remembrance people tend to lose interest.

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    The shallow, heartless bastards.

    Not you, eh jabir?

    You keep soldiering on, watching youtube videos through the good times and the bad.


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    Nothing heartless to take an interest in historical events, but you're right it's often better to remain dumb and clueless.

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