For example, people are often confused as to why there are certain things that martial law prohibits that police can still be used against civilians in their own country – for example, the expansion of bullets and tear gas. Well, one of the reasons for this is that the police are supposed to use these things against criminals who do something dangerous at that time, but enemy soldiers are not considered criminals – fighting under the uniform of an enemy army without violating the laws of war is legal, you can be captured and held captive, but then, when the war is over, You must be released. Well, thing with that – what`s «legal»? Slavery was once legal. Legal is simply anything that a group of people deems acceptable, with the power to enforce it (i.e. by force). If war is legal, it simply means that the people who have the power to say it legal have decided that it is. Is it because «they attacked us first»? If my neighbor kills my dog, would it be legal for me to kill his dog? How can something be internationally illegal when you are at war? For example, why can`t Germany kill prisoners of war? What`s stopping them? If the rules are not really enforceable, why are so many countries following them? The simple answer is that other countries are following suit. International law is a one-way street based on mutual understanding between actors. When two States enter into conflict, they often do so with the knowledge that both parties are playing by the rules. Similarly, if one State violates this norm and begins to lay landmines, torture prisoners of war and kill unarmed doctors, then it is understood that the other State may very well do the same thing or choose different rules to disobey.
This happens quite often. They are prosecuted because someone hands them over to law enforcement. In practice, this means after being forced out of office (since no sane person trades sovereignty over a nation for prison, dictators are so often offered asylum to remove them from office and deal with murders). The idea is that sometimes we have to do things we don`t like to do – because it would be even worse not to do them. For example, if you`re fighting a war of liberation, you can`t say with a clear face that killing everyone in an area (that you want to liberate) is actually liberating territory. You must follow your goals in action. Goals cannot be separated from resources. That`s relatively little, but these rules allow soldiers to maintain a certain degree of normalcy and humanity when they return home and/or when the war is over. For example, in a conflict without rules, a soldier not only kills enemy soldiers, but also deliberately mutilates enemy prisoners of war, murders non-combatants, tortures women and children, etc.
He will probably return completely damaged for the rest of his life. A soldier who follows the rules only has to kill enemy fighters. Still terrible, but less than the previous example. Humanity/Empathy: Enemy soldiers are usually not evil. They are just young, trapped in circumstances beyond their control, like everyone else. Why don`t you treat them with the dignity that all human beings have? Even during a war, people often have some sympathy for enemy soldiers and civilians. A common feeling is that your typical enemy soldier is just a normal Joe who would have preferred to stay home in peace. If you believe what you say, you should be able to explain why the rules of war are being followed. I`m not going to beat you, so you can`t beat me; Because I don`t want to be beaten. Even in this modern age, we must think of MAD, the mutually assured destruction.
The second China prepares the launching pad of a nuclear bomb aimed at the United States, both countries make a toast. We saw it for the first time in the Cuban missile crisis. It works in the same way that «rules» (laws) work in «normal» society. If someone doesn`t play by the rules. It deserves a bumper sticker. Amazing little one-liner! What for? Well, the Germans found it convenient, and so they (and others) found loopholes. For example, the Kolnische Zeitung wrote: Because sometimes people volunteer, like soldiers.