posted on Jan, 15 2010 @ 05:25 PM
There was a recent post of some truely horrific pictures of the Isreal / Gaza war and I already was thinking about this... "Does Asymmetrical war
The purpose of war is to subjugate the oppostion by killing or injuring the opposition. there is nothing "nice" or "heroic" about war, you kill
people you don't know (indeed you could be best friends with your enemy if you got to know them)in circumstances driven by people you have never met
(Kings, MPs etc. - who never get to see the horror or the hatred caused by the war).
Asymmetric wars means you have masses of technology, but lots of restrictions in how you conduct the war. but you are still killing people and
breeding hatred for the next generation. So war is completely wrong and dirty and against every thing that humans should stand for - so why do we try
to sanitise it?
Look at Afghanistan, the war is played by the UK and US to a set of rules, that is exploited by the opposition - is that right? By extending the war
with these rules (and not completely subjugating everything within the first 6 months), surely this has meant more deaths and hatred than necessary
over a longer period a for all concerned.
War is wrong. So why put in rules to sanitise it?