War is a racket, both as a loud and disturbing noise, as well as an illegal or fraudulent enterprise. All wars throughout history were and are based entirely on lies, misdirection, propaganda, and fabricated narratives, employed with malice aforethought by those who have the motives and the means.
The story presented is not the real story, though it may be sprinkled with a few true facts here and there, to appease an easily misguided and misled (emotionally manipulated, mind controlled) populace. In a world of no real scarcity or lack, where humans are generally calm, caring, compassionate, collaborative, and empathic, it’s astonishing how readily and repeatedly we are goaded into playing right into the lies. Never are we to find a steadiness and lasting balance within a construct that appears to have a negative bias by default.