War and Peace
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If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted into each others' pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries.
Riot: A popular entertainment given to the military by innocent bystanders.
The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.
It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.