Originally posted by GSA
War has rules. When people think they can be ignored and abused freely that is the start of the descent into savagery.
War has only one rule. WIN. By any means necessary, no matter how depraved.
War in human history has been a continual stream of the darkest, most savage and disturbing drives of the human soul. Every war acts of savagery and
brutality or committed as part of war's nature.
Chivalry, honor, and "rules of engagement" are pipe dreams from the minds of philsophers and politicians who never saw battle. The reality of it is
far different. We only dream up "rules of war" to make ourselves feel better about engaging in war. But our pipe dreams have no basis in reality,
and a simple glance of history will show that murder, torture, rape, abuse, destruction, and pointless, irrational behavior are all both the products
and driving force in war.