If I could make
A rule of war
It would be
“No terror, torture,
Or killing allowed.”
When success in war
Breaking the rules,
No longer matter.
War does much that’s unfair! It’s not fair for a leader who sends people to war to stay behind and oversee the killing from comfort and safety. Bombardment is cowardly warfare, brutally terrorizing and killing people from a distance without giving them a fair chance. Terrorized, wounded, and killed people should never be called “collateral damage.”
Having rules for war is like having rules for murder. The best rule for either is, “Don’t do it.” Make peace, not war! If soldiers had the courage to obey their conscience instead of their orders, the world would be a better place.
Rules disappear in war. The most broken rule in war is the one about not killing. Starting a war is the first war crime. If soldiers would call for a universal strike and refuse to strike their enemies, armies couldn’t make war.
War is about lying, cheating, and killing, not about following the rules. Nothing’s fair in the shove of war. Every war is a public health crisis.
Countries don’t kill people. Soldiers do. No nation can pardon or excuse a person for violating his conscience. Only God can do that.