Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
In summary: Intentional attacks on civilian populations are war crimes. Accidental civilian casualties in the course of attacks on military targets are not, but they should be minimized to the greatest extent possible simply because that is the right thing to do. There is no moral elasticity involved, just the rules of war in the real world.
There are your primary errors, Pondering, as any reference to the "rules of war" or "the real world" will lose the argument. Those standards are not applicable to this discussion. wink

Yup - "the real world" are the millions of non military personnel dead, and "rules of war", a logical fallacy, as can be seen by the post above. While there may be "rules", it seems they are not meant to be followed by most (the U.S. being a major offender). grin

Last edited by Ezekiel; 12/15/12 12:19 PM.

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