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tburnsten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 11:08 PM
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162. Occasionally war is a neccessary evil
often it is just the result of two groups that can't bring themselves to admit their differences aren't worth the lives of their young men, and if we're talking older wars, true warfare, then their non-combatant population as well. In war the only true non-combatants are those geographically safe from any fighting.

I am of the opinion that people are generally good, with notable exceptions, but sometimes otherwise decent people can get swept up into committing more horrific acts than anyone has ever conceived.

See Germany & Japan, many unfortunate but brave young men on all sides of WW I and II, and basically all of Russia early-mid 20th Century.

And let's not leave out the Chinese under Chairman Mao.

I don't know what to think about things like Rwanda and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, those cultures are too far removed from anything I can accurately understand for me to even hazard a guess.
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