In the battle of Mons Graupius in Northern Scotland in AD 83, Roman emperor Gnaeus Julius Agricola brought peace by killing all its citizens. Even his fellow Romans were shocked. Publius Tacitus, the Roman orator and the lawyer wrote,
”Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant”
“They create a desolation and call it peace.”
Reminds of me how the Americans went to Iraq to create peace.