In the most recent disasters the world has experienced, I'm struck by the role of blogging in all of it. I'm not the first (nor am I the last) to discover this, I know.
It's probablydefinitely wrong of me, but the first thing I usually think when I see groups fighting is 'can't they move their fighting out into the middle of no where?'
I'd love to say that I'm thinking of the civilians, but it's more that they're blowing up bits of history/archaeology that I'll never see if a missile blows all of it to tiny bits.
I do think of the civilians, but I'd say it's easier, for a slightly off topic example, to move the residents of Delphi (in Greece, yes. I couldn't think of a good example of people living on top of archaeological ruins other than Jerusalem, and the mixed population makes it a bad example, methinks) than to move the temples.
To be even more honest, wouldn't it just be easier to take away all the weapons. I bet that at least some of the people fighting would stop if they actually had to put their hands around someone else's neck in order to kill them.