"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines..." -Matthew 24:7
Former U.S. president General Dwight D. Eisenhower put the true cost of war in simple terms when he said, "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired is, in a sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953)
The Gulf War alone cost the Allies a half billion dollars a day, or about $350,000 a minute.
A fighter plane costs around $25 million each.
A Tomahawk missile: about $1.3 million.
An air-to-air missile: $800,000 each.
Tank shells range from $2,000 to $36,000 each.
Translated into more everyday expenses, for the price of this one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years.
Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children will die from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days!
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving!
Since you've entered this site at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year.
However, the world can produce enough food to feed its expanding population. While some famines are caused by drought or other so-called natural disasters, children are more likely to be starving because of man's inhumanity to man--war, embargoes, government corruption and economic oppression.
Such as the insurmountable debt many developing countries' owe to international creditors who enticed them to take out huge loans and are now holding the debtor nations in economic slavery, extracting exorbitant interest rates that ensure that the poor grow poorer and the rich lenders grow richer.
While these children die of hunger, rich Western nations burn millions of tons of food a year to keep prices high. Famines are largely a result of Man's corruption and greed and unwillingness to care for others.