Carthago delenda est; a sad satire;
"Ceterum censeo Carthaginem delendam esse" or "Ceterum autem censeo Carthaginem delendam esse: "Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed" abbreviated to "Centerum censeo", "Carthago delenda est", or "Delenda est Carthago; "Carthage must be destroyed" is a Latin oratorical phrase which was popular in the Roman Republic in the 2nd Century BC during the latter years of the Punic Wars against Carthage. Carthage, which had been defeated twice before and had a tendency after each defeat to rapidly rebuild its strength and engage in further warfare. It represented a policy of the extirpation of the enemies of Rome who engaged in aggression, and the rejection of the peace treaty as a means of ending conflict. The Roman senator Cato the Elder 234-149 BC was famous to end his speeches with the words Carthago delenda est.
How far have we progressed? I am afraid not very far;
This slogan is still accurate and well used;
Irak delenda est;
Afghanistan delenda est;
Libya delenda est;
Syria delenda est;
next please...what about Iran? OK Iran delenda est...next....next...
nearly forgot tiny Gaza delenda est..
Who knows what is cooking and brewing in the kitchens of big business, big banking and corrupt governments.