Joe, I am very happy that at least one of those who are not that - er - touched?, infuenced? by things like this one adds some comments expressing interest. Thank you. So please don't take me wrong when I start my next sentence as you did.
I can't begin to say how afraid I am of any allusion to the "beauty" of war.
Wouldn't it sound great if I concluded this message with such a 'wisdom'? But I think I have to explain: I am afraid of it because there needn't be war in order to hurt people with it, to cause damage. And the more damage is caused, the more people are hurt (both ways of understanding that) the more confidently you can expect the next war. 'Circulus vitiosus' or in other words 'When will they ever learn?'
Not my wisdom, still good.