civillian casualties and war crimes
How short our memories are.
Let's just get this off-topic thread back to its grass roots issue so we can get back to the plot.
Yes, I'm afraid I have to reluctantly agree that churchill should have stood trial for war crimes.
Prior to the carpet bombings of Dresdon, the willfull neglegence of civilian lives during the state of war was considered unthinkable by the more civilised empires.
Unfortunately, England was backed into a corner, and the new technology of aerial combat allowed us to distance ourselves from the repercussions of our devastating military actions
Before planes, wars were fought on fields, army facing army and civilians were quickly evacuated (like they needed persuasion) from the area of conflict. Civil casualties by comparison to todays wars were miniscule
Then America took Dresdon as a new precedent and ran with it. Let us not forget Little Boy, after staging and provoking the Pearl Harbour attack (fact) and ignoring calls from Japan to enter negotiations (fact) they lied about the military status of the target (fact). We all know the rest.
War crimes? We all have bloody hands. It's time to stop pointing fingers and start negotiating.
As for religion? It's a dirty disease that causes nothing but death suffering and ignorance.
How many wars have been ended by religion?
OK, then. How many has it started?