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Old 2006-04-19, 16:12   Link #67
rooboy
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tejas
Age: 42
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Originally Posted by Xellos-_^
and who is going to enforce these ethics?


I always laught when people talk rules of war. The whole point of war to killed enough of the other side that they either don't want to fight anymore or don't have enough people to fight anymore. Winners or loser no one is going to follow the rules if by breaking them you can get a advantage.
Well, that's not _precisely_ true. Plenty of people will be willing to follow the rules; however, the rules are only useful as long as everyone's following them. The first time someone's willing to _not_ follow them upsets the entire apple-cart. However, there's a long history of "civilized" warfare, and just as long a history of people who broke the rules (which is easy to do as it's not like there's a referee out there calling penalties. )
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