“My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Monty Python

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War & the Military

 An army's weapons are made by the lowest bidder. 
 Draft beer; not people. 
 Friendly fire isn't. 
 If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; if you can't pick it up, paint it. 
 It is not known with what weapon World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. 
 Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. 
 No guts, no glory. No brain, same story. 
 Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. 
 Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. 
 Old soldiers never die; young ones do. 
 Only the Dead have seen the end of War. 
 Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. 
 The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on. 
 The price of peace is eternal vigilance. 
 Their's not to reason why, their's but to do and die. 
 There are three types of intelligence: human, animal, and military; in that order. 
 Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't. 
 Two rules you must always remember: 1; Never give out all the information. 
 War doesn't determine who's right; it determines who's left. 
 War is first the hope that one will be better off, then the expectation that the other will be worse off, then the satisfaction that the other is not better off either, and then the surprise that both are worse off. 
Krieg ist zuerst die Hoffnung, daß es einem besser gehen wird, hierauf die Erwartung, daß es dem anderen schlechter gehen wird, dann die Genugtuung, daß es dem anderen auch nicht besser geht, und hernach die Überraschung, daß es beiden schlechter geht.
 War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. 
 We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. 
 Why is it the Mongols of this world always tell us they're defending us against the Mongols?