"What I don't think you realize is that in war, the most ruthless participant sets the rules. "
Thank You!!!! That is the hard truth. Dodges's nonsense concerns regarding "unintentional" starvation being morally distinct from killing them quickly still results in the deaths of civilians. In short there is no distinction, except in Dodge's mind. It is, as I said, a convenient fig leaf to assuage the consciences of people who don't want to feel like the "got their hands dirty". Starvation is absolutely discriminatory as well. Moreover it hurts in the exact opposite order that Dodge would like. First it kills the children who can sustain it least, then the civilians, and lastly the soldiers on who the regime depends. That's not better Dodge, in fact slow death of civilians first is an interesting price to pay for your fig leaf. But, there is no enforcement mechanism when the big boys fight ... except one, reciprocity. I am sorry it is this way.
Richard and Dodge, Merry Christmas.
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