Rules in a Knife Fight? From the Americas to Syria

Stereograph Image of Cheyenne Prisoners on the Steps of the Dodge City Courthouse Getting Civilized, 1879. Photo Lot 90–1, number 184, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

After allowing ethnic cleansing of our Kurdish allies, we claim Syrian oil.

Wimps like myself, who prattle about rules of war or even international law generally, are slogging uphill against the feelings that create the emotional hook for a famous line in a famous film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:

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Steve Russell

Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)