War is everywhere. It spits out of our TV screens, grumbles through our radios, bloodies our newspapers. It has crept into our e-mails and our mobile phones. It has taken the Internet by storm, invaded the ‘blogosphere’, and expands through seminars and discussion groups. Regardless of our opinions or our religions we are taken hostage, taken aside, taken to witness, or held guilty. You might think you only had to switch off everything to be able to switch off war. Not a bit of it: warfare has invited itself into the street where it can scream its agony. You may well ask yourself if all these attitudes, opinions, passions aroused by the horror of the situation are really our own, or if these cries for peace are simply a part of the strategy of modern warfare?