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To: Scythian

No argument here, Scythian, my FRiend. I just have a different view of what war is. I don’t make a distinction that includes ‘total’ war. I also don’t think war has any subsets, e.g., Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., whether they’re declared by Congress or not. The compartmentalized thinking of politicians and ‘rules of war’ or ‘rules of engagement’ concepts don’t work for me, either. At all.

And yes. War is freaking ugly. The Japanese, IIRC, have a saying that business is war. Interesting thought there.

I have thought we have been actively engaged in Holy War with Muslims since 1979 at least. I hardened my conclusions after 9/11. From a certain perspective, it is all inclusive, yes.


34 posted on 08/11/2010 7:56:41 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

A lot of discussion on this topic in a thread from yesterday — Commemorating a Major U.S. War Crime — http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2568320/posts


36 posted on 08/11/2010 8:00:07 AM PDT by omega4412
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