- Simon Tam
- Portland, OR
- United States
Founder and Bassist, The Slants LLC
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Should There be Rules on How the Dead are Treated During War?
A recent video of American soliders urinating on the dead recently erupted online and sparked international fury. People were disgusted and saddened by the actions of the soliders treating the corpses with such disregard. However, has the anger been misplaced?
Why has there been more fury over urine than the actual act of killing itself? In a time of war, should there be specific rules on how the dead are treated? Or does the old adage remain that "all is fair in love and war?"
Somesocieties try and be above reproach, claiming civlity. However, the message is to kill the enemy. Is there a contradiction here?