The world is buzzing over the next international hurling of missiles and bombs between Syria and other places. Like punks around a street fight, some people savor this. It becomes sport, grist for wagers.
A preventative intervention for all military violence could begin today. It could be performed by non-military personnel. All those who control the accreditation of academics, scientists and engineers across the plant could institute policies which would quickly deflate the weapons industry.
These international accreditation organizations could revoke the accreditation of any institution of learning which supports weapons research on or around its campus. These organizations could arrange to expunge the academic credentials of any scientist or engineer who produces weapons of any kind.
Those interventions would do more for world peace than any religion or philosophy throughout human history. Those interventions would save the lives of millions to come. Those interventions would strike at the violent corruption of capitalism by the military-industrial complex.