I agree on Syria... But the situation is as it is... And bringing more harm, misery and disaster to the people over there is not gonna solve anything - it will lead to MORE refugees... And of course it's males, cause women don't tend to fight
But you can't be serious about Ukraine...?! That was against international law... And the war is still going on... There was no legitimation for that whatsoever... Heck, historically Posen, Upper Silesia, East Prussia and whatnot belong to Germany... More so than Crimea to Russia... Still doesn't mean we can just take them... And rightfully so...
I'm very fond of my country... I like it here... But risking my life for it? Pain, agony? Why? I think you underestimate the consequences of war... What do I have to gain sacrificing my live for an institution? And the reason I love it - one of the reasons - is democracy... But democracy is not about voting every 5 years and being fed up with politicians (but I gotta admit part of it is - it's not like I think they're heroes or anything
) - democracy has to be carries out every day... And: "Democracy means the belief that humanistic culture should prevail"(John Dewey - who has said a lot of very intelligent - and very true! - things... )