Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Containment of War

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Containment of War

Amy Waldman's New York Times article Bomb Remnants Increase War's Toll relays a symbolic message of the containment of war. Devastation meant for soldiers and the military are not always contained within the context or physical structure of a war. In Afghanistan, children were mistaking undetonated bomb parts for food rations and becoming severely injured. The most innocent of any nation or culture are its children who were being mauled by these weapons of war. Advocacy groups are taking a stand and begin to find the remnants before it falls into the hands of the unknowing youth,
"An explosion sounds every few minutes, the signal that one more threat has been neutralized."

The tactic of containing the potential devastation of militaristic weapons for civilian safety is similar to the anti- land mine movement once lead by the late Princess Diana. Symbolically, the message remains that all aspects of war are not limited to the battlefield nor solely felt by soldiers.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

Contrast the news articles documenting bomb damage with the image of a precise war offered by the Pentagon. Is this article you are quoting from contradicting that image of a clean war? Or is the situation more complex?

4/13/2008 10:06 PM  

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