Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here

--Dante Alighieri

Whether kidnapped or shot where they fell,
When captives are killed we can tell
What Sherman once noted
And often is quoted:
Suffice it to say, it's all Hell!

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
--William Tecumseh Sherman

Rules of engagement
The Guardian, 11/17/04

Kidnapped Aid Worker Hassan Feared Dead
NPR, All Things Considered, 11/16/04

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