Now you all recognize this from American history classes that got to the Revolution:
"It's not fair! It's not sporting! They're hiding behind trees and refusing to come out and fight like men! These aren't real soldiers. These are a ragtag mob!"
That, of course, would be the British.
Now see if you can recognize these lines:
"These people don't come out and take us on like real soldiers. We're not able to tell who is an insurgent. We don't want to kill women and children, but you can't tell them apart."
What goes around comes around. Sooner or later, everybody is the RedCoats.
As a woman, I simply don't believe in the Rules of War. Kipling himself said that females, in "merciless feminine fray," do not understand any fight that is not 100% to the death. If we're going to fight, it won't be for fun and games. It will be to protect the home and our children. Getting involved in war threatens those very homes and children.
War is what happens when you screw up. It's what happens when you can't handle relationships. But if you're going to get involved in it, then go all the way. Kill everybody, any time, and get it over with. This is an insurgent war, and the only factories for an insurgent war are women, and the children — the future weapons — that they produce. The only way to beat insurgents is to take out all of them, and all their families.
If you don't want to face this, then you need not to go to war in the first place. It's a brutal, stupid business, that will simply sow the seeds for the next war, one way or another.
The ONLY people on this planet who ever learned — win or lose — that war is stupid, pointless, inhumane, ultimately a loss, forever and forever, is the Germans. It's not because they lost; the American south lost, and those evil southern values of slavery and militarism and Christian fundamentalism are seeping back out from under the rock where they were whacked down in 1865.
Nobody on this planet is as smart about war as the Germans.
Huh. Maybe everybody else got the chimp genes.