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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ~ Voltaire

Gefunden auf: http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/laurence-m-vance/you-cant-have-a-war-without-soldiers/

In der Tat, dann wird es “gerecht”.

Der Rest des Eintrags ist auch “nur” lesenswert. Der Tag an dem die meisten Soldaten sagen: “Ohne uns” – wäre ein guter Tag….

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Dort steht:

“Admiral – ? This is Ensign Howard – I have to report, sir, that the flagship Oneonta – ”
“My God!” exclaimed the Admiral, his face like ashes.
“There has been an explosion – ” the Ensign sign’s shaking voice gave the terrible details. “The ship? Badly damaged, we fear. The men? There has been loss of life – Captain Blake says at least fifty are dead or badly injured – ” and then the Admiral groaned, and his face was drawn and gray – “a man accidentally dropped one of the new gas bombs – it fell among the others – set them off – ”
The new gas bombs!
The stricken Admiral staggered to his chair, dropped his face into his hands.
“My ship – my men – my life work – ”
“Killing is your life work – why are you not pleased with your success?”
The Admiral’s head came up in sudden amazement. That was not the Bishop’s voice – and that was not the Bishop, but a stranger in the chair his friend had just been occupying. Something in the stranger’s manner was so authoritative, so accusing, that for a moment it drove even the terrible news from the Admiral’s mind. But the next words the man uttered struck him with the force of a blow.
“Your whole life has been devoted to the trade of killing. Why are you do grieved at the loss of a few more lives?”

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