• No choice but to use artillery and bombardment on city population

    From Lazarus Cain@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 16 07:57:02 2022
    Ukraine has had time and warning to move women and children to safety as the sound of oncoming bombardment is heard.
    Short of using modern nuclear, chemical or biological weapons, the more brutal technique of bombardment and siege must be used against the opponent's cities in wartime in order to seize. The enemy population traditionally has choice to surrender or die
    via the horrors of siege.

    Predictably the West now thinks it to be a war crime to use any kind of military action against a city in order to force its surrender.
    Do you see how the US will make it a war crime for Russia to do what the US has done in our own police actions of the past 75 years.
    It is OK for US to nuke cities of its real war enemies and to bomb villages during police actions, or how many bombs did US drop on Hanoi?

    What is curious is how Russia intends to manage the Ukrainian slavs who will always hate Russia. Let them keep Kiev and Western Ukraine. What we want is for the end of Ukrainian army in the Dombass.
    Ukrainian army needs to agree to retreat and the talks need to discuss this if we wish immediate end to hostility.
    Nothing new here.
    US doesn't really want peace. US willing to sacrifice Ukrainian lives so as to fight Russia. Just as long as no need to provide US soldiers and risk antiwar sentiment within US because loss of US life, US Government will provide Ukraine with all the
    weapons it can muster.
    By doing this, US is discovering whether or not Russian sieges can be defeated. Attempting to make it a war crime to bombard a city during siege is like making any acts of war during a war a war crime.
    It is to be expected that Kiev will be flattened if peace cannot be agreed to. US and Russia are already virtually at war. Is US going to send a policeman to arrest Putin?

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  • From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 16 08:42:04 2022
    Most of the people believed that they won't be attacked in their homes if they do not
    interfere in the conflict themselves.

    In general, the old ways of warfare would involve meeting two armies on a battlefield.
    Sieges of cities have been described, too, however, in the Holy Scriptures.

    Nebuchadnezzar had, for example, besieged Jerusalem before Babylonian exile. Zedekiah the king of Israel did not repent for sins, transgression and crimes in Jerusalem,
    but he persecuted prophet Jeremiah instead.

    Senacherib of Assyria had also besieged Jerusalem, but the righteous king Hezekiah
    and the common people repented of their sins, so a deliverer was sent to them.

    2 Corinthians 7:10
    Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

    in the Lord

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