Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Basic Rules of Civilized Warfare

There are essentially two; a) don't target civilians and b) keep the neutral countries out of it....Not exactly rocket-science, now is it?


Rational Nation USA said...

Somehow I always thought "civilized warfare" was oxymoronic.

BB-Idaho said...

'Civilized Warfare'- sort of an oxymoron, like business ethics.

Rusty Shackelford said...

"Civilized Warfare?" Oxymoron Will.

War isn't fought by dandies in frock coats with muskets.

Try your theory on Hamas as they stage their missiles among the civilian population.

War is not waged like a pillow fight.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

We're not Hamas, Russ, and if we ever degenerate into that level of depravity, we're fucked. I mean, Reagan, the 2 Bushes, Clinton, and Obama haven't targeted civilians and neither has Israel. It sure as hell can be done.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And all you guys know that the Western world seriously attempted to reduce the carnage of war in the 18th and 19th Centuries (yeah, there was a hiccup during the French Revolution but overall, I'm saying) and that it ultimately culminated in the Geneva Conventions of 1863, and that it was Lincoln who took a great big giant shit on that and set the stage for subsequent atrocities in South Africa, the American West (with the very same cast of characters from the Civil War; Sheridan, Custer, Sherman, etc.), Belgium, the Philippines, and all throughout the 2 damned world wars.

BB-Idaho said...

WP munitions are permitted by the 'rules of warfare'. IMO,
the resulting wounds are even worse than napalm (WP keeps right on burning, even when deeply embedded in flesh. IMO, it seems a bit less than 'civilized'.
(not that catching a 50 cal tracer
in the intestines is much better)

dmarks said...

Will: Antisemites like Boyle and Norman Finkselstein see an equivalence between the Palestinian government's goal of killing every Jew on the planet, and Israel's goal of killing only those guilty of atrocities.