The Ethical Warrior

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by S.A.M., Apr 3, 2009.

  1. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    If it is more ethical to bomb countries with indiscriminately killing bombs rather than kill individuals with an axe or a suicide belt, why aren't all countries allowed equal access to the more ethical [and less disciminating] bombs, flechettes, cluster bomblettes and nukes?

    Isn't it better that everyone has equal opportunity to fight "ethically"?
     
  2. Baron Max

    Baron Max Registered Senior Member

    What???? ...LOL! SAM, take a moment and reword your post. As it is, it's like so much garbage, and it's left up to the respondents to decide what the fuck you're trying to ask! ....LOL!

    Baron Max
     
  3. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    When was the last time anyone was incarcerated for indiscriminate bombing?
     
  4. Baron Max

    Baron Max Registered Senior Member

    In war? Or peacetime?

    Baron Max
     
  5. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    At any time.
     
  6. Meursalt

    Meursalt Comatose

    Precisely.

    which is why all this guff about "ethical warfare" is a pile of crud.

    If you want to kill someone badly enough, then do it. Don't make a half-assed effort and then look round to see who is going to applaud you for your ethical approach, tolerance and understanding afterward.

    If you do, these bloody wars are going to keep flaring up like bushfires every twenty years or so.

    Oh, wait. They already are.
     
  7. EntropyAlwaysWins

    EntropyAlwaysWins TANSTAAFL.

    SAM, once you get to the stage where bombs are involved you're generally considerably the beyond the point where people are putting a great deal of consideration into ethical issues. At that point you are a bit preoccupied with killing the enemy before the enemy kills you.

    Also, what the hell is a bomblette?
    An explosive is still an explosive, regardless of how much of it you have.
     
  8. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    What is the "stage where bombs are involved"?
     
  9. EntropyAlwaysWins

    EntropyAlwaysWins TANSTAAFL.

    War, obviously.
     
  10. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    And if only one side is supplied with bombs and missiles, what is the "stage" for the other side?
     
  11. EntropyAlwaysWins

    EntropyAlwaysWins TANSTAAFL.

    SAM, you are missing the point here.
    If it gets to the point where you are dropping bombs on people, then obviously someone made the decision that it was time to stop talking and start shooting, i.e., whoever was in charge decided that the ethical considerations had now been superseded by what they decided was more important.
    Also you never answered my question.
     
  12. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    I'd rather use "money" bombs! Just load them up with millions of dollars and drop them on your "enemy" then see what happens. It would cost allot less to drop millions of these "weapons" rather than keep making ones that actually explode.
     
  13. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    And what are the choices for those who do not have the bombs?

    http://www.vietnamgear.com/kit.aspx?kit=511
     
  14. fedr808

    fedr808 1100101

    Their choices are death, or surrender. Seemes like an obvious question to me.

    You dont win a war fighting fair, real battles are won through strategies and tactics, the last clean war we had was WW1 in the trenches and that got dirty with the advent of chemical weaponry.
     
  15. cosmictraveler

    cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always.

    Just think a "normal " bomb that is used from a plane can cost upwards to 5 million dollars! Just drop that amount on an enemy instead of actually making a exploding weapon.
     
  16. EntropyAlwaysWins

    EntropyAlwaysWins TANSTAAFL.

    run away? :shrug:

    Ah, thank you.
    Do they still use those though, looks pretty dated to me.
     
  17. Meursalt

    Meursalt Comatose

    Nope. They use their imaginations and come up with a viable alternative.
    Like flying an airliner into an building their enemy regards as being significant.
     
  18. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    So anyone who is invaded by someone and cannot fight back, they should...run away?

    Unfortunately

    He can't run away [no legs]. He has no bomb. What should he do?
     
  19. Challenger78

    Challenger78 Valued Senior Member

    Paraphasing Erasmus- In War, Truth is the first casualty

    What is good and evil is defined by power.

    True power comes from the barrel of a gun/willingness to sacrifice.
     
  20. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    I'll agree to that. Thats why I like to take things apart and see for myself.
     

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