Sethra on Iraq

Sat Feb 1 14:47:42 PST 2003

> In a sense, war can't happen if there's no defence.  If you surrender,
> and just let the attacker have what he/she wants, there's no war.  You
> also loose what you have.
> Of course, if there's no attack, then there's no war either.  Sethra is
> just stating one side of the equation.

Yes, but it's not a war until there is a defence. An attack with no 
defence isn't a war, so in that sense it's the act of defence that 
starts a war, as opposed to an Anschluss.

Mike Scott
mike at plokta.com