The problem with war is most people don’t even realize it’s happening until it’s over. It might be through willful ignorance or perhaps the bombs are just dropping too far away, but regardless, it is human nature to avoid or ignore the signs of conflict. I read an interesting article recently from someone who lived in Yugoslavia during the 1990s civil war and the author was desperately trying to reach those of us here in America to warn us about the costs of ignoring this kind of thing. There were tanks in the street, he said. Smoldering buildings. Body bags. And most people still refused to believe they were at war.