There can be no peace until individuals have it within themselves, are peace. That emanates out to others and influences the atmosphere. Be peace; don't talk about it. It only takes the square root of one tenth of one percent of a population focused on something such as peace, to change the atmosphere within others.
Imagine sending 40,000 troops over to Afghanistan focused on Peace, meditating and Being it. That's how Britain conquered India. Britain was focused on domination and with many less personnel, took over India. India was not united and they were overcome. Ghandi united many into non-violent conflict and won independence. History shows it can be done.
War and guns cannot possibly bring peace; they bring hostility and resentment and domination. Let's learn a lesson and pioneer a new way to handle warfare. It's not pie in the sky; it's moving in the direction that our planet is moving as we move into 2012.
I pray you take this to heart and consider it mindfully.
Peace and Love,