From Homer’s Iliad, Book 1,
Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage, black and murderous, that cost the Greeks, incalculable pain, pitched countless souls of heroes into Hades' dark, and left their bodies to rot as feasts, for dogs and birds, as Zeus' will was done. Begin with the clash between Agamemnon - The Greek warlord -and godlike Achilles...
As an anti-war advocate, I believed I was showing how repugnant war is. What does "patriotism" and all these clichés mean? It is always the poor who die. And all I learned was the old truism: "the first thing that dies in war is the truth".
There is hardly any ethic left since the embedded journalism, the imprisonment of Julian Assange, the cheap use of material from "social" networks. Since my experiences in the Haifa Street in Bagdad and beeing "embedded I doubt the independence of fair and objective journalism. When you spend days with soldiers in an ops or trench, you know their lives at home, you become too close, you don't want them to die.