War Is Tribal

April 30, 2009 at 13:46 | Posted in Random Thoughts, War | Leave a comment

 

The implicit and largely unacknowledged justification for war – not pitched battle between armed units in a defined field of combat, but war – is that some humans are inherently of greater value than others. Waging war denies the universal equality of all human life, and to wage war in the defence of universal human rights is not therefore logically possible. All wars are tribal.

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