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Thread #58447   Message #925924
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Apr-03 - 06:32 AM
Thread Name: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
Subject: RE: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die
The death of anyone in a war is a terrible thing to happen. Rejoicing in the killing of another person is a kind of blasphemy. Humanly speaking, if you've got someone close to you, like a family member or a friend in a dangerous situation, that's the one you are most concerned for.

But the death of non-combatants, especially when they are children, is the most terrible thing of all. And in modern wars, typically, most of the people killed are non-combatants. It's unclear whether that is the case in this present war - but what is clear is that the deaths of non-combatants already far exceeds those of combatants on the USUK side, by more than ten to one.