All violence seems to arise in nations which are not in debt. Is being in debt the answer to peace? Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, now Syria - all those nations have one thing in common - they are not in debt to the banks, led by the likes of international monetary chief Straus Khan by the way. And the nations who are rushing to care about human rights abuses there all seem to be in debt and connected on the other side as well. can someone here explain the irony? is being in debt good for nations and for peace?