Civilians Die In Wars

Posted on Tue 01/22/2008 by

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From Biblical times, civilians have died in wars. In Numbers 31, when the Israelites defeated the Midianites, Moses was angry that his commanders had not killed all the adult women and young boys as he had ordered. *

In World War II, the deadliest war in history, over 32,000,000 civilians were killed, including nearly 6,000,000 Jews in the holocaust. Germany, Italy, and Japan were given terms of unconditional surrender. There were no negotiations.

From World War II to today, the United States has not fought a war to have a definitive victory, but fought politically correct wars to minimize civilian casualties. This precept has now been adopted by the Israelis, as evidenced by their half-hearted attempt to dislodge Hezbollah from southern Lebanon in 2006.

Unfortunately, our enemies, the militant Islamic terrorists, had no qualms about killing 2,986 innocent Americans by flying our airplanes into our buildings or killing civilians from rival Muslim factions with car bombs or roadside bombs. They want to kill us all, and we have to completely destroy them or our freedoms and culture will be history. It’s up to the United States and Israel, because the United Nations is an impotent joke. There is no substitute for victory.

* [To understand this passage, one must realize that Numbers 25 is the “prequel” to the events recorded in Numbers 31. Numbers 25 tells how the Midianites, specifically the women, led the Israelites astray into worshiping the Baal or Peor…. Please click here for more on these chapters. —Ed]

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