Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mysteries of War

From the BBC (7/29) "Briefing the Security Council on Friday, [UN Humanitarian ChiefJan] Egeland said some 600 people had been killed by Israeli action in Lebanon, of which around a third were children. 'It's been horrific... There is something fundamentally wrong with the war, where there are more dead children than armed men,' Mr Egeland said."


Since WWI, war has fundamentally changed from killing and wounding soldiers in combat to destroying civilians. Despite the Geneva Conventions, which define targetting civilians as a war crime, and despite the newer "high precision" bombs that can hone in on infrastructure (and specific human beings considered to be criminals), the innocent continue to die in huge numbers. Why?

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