It is the prophet Isaiah who is describing the horrible situation of war when no one cares for humanity. He is saying that tough men weep openly. Diplomats of peace are in bitter tears. Messagers of reconciliation weep bitterly. Covenants are broken. Solemn pledges are rejected. The very land is mourning and wasting away. The roads are empty and there are no people in the street. People are hiding but find no safe shelter. Cities are despised. Destruction is everywhere. The way the prophet of old is describing the terrible situation of war is like an up to date description of the situation in Syria and other places of military conflict.