One of my Facebook friends posted this image. I think it pretty much shows the reason for the reason conflicts. As the Bible says, ¶From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? (James 4:1) All modern wars are fought for economic reasons, for the “haves and have mores” as George W. Bush told the elite in one of his speeches. The poor and common people don’t want to risk their lives to make the rich even richer, and so the government has to give them another reason such as “to protect our democratic freedoms!” etc.