There's a lot of killing going on in the world. Nations have been turned into mere business ventures. Holy warriors ignore their own bibles and kill people by the hundreds. When a politician says it's for peace, we know it's crap. Bombs and bullets don't create peace. If they did, the wars would have ended centuries ago, at least. We've seen that it's all about investments. But then, it has been for a long time. The Doge in Venice made a killing by organising an entire war (which never happened). When religious nutters kill people, they are often ignoring parts of their scripture. They form convoluted excuses to justify their actions. Whatever the particulars of their reasons or justifications, it eventually boils down to one thing: they seek to gratify themselves, their own desires, at the expense of others. State-controlled armies? Fighting for a nation, if not fighting in defence, is as loaded with bollocks justifications as the crusades of religious nutters. The young chaps in armies believe what they are told by their commanders and their government. They often have weird ideas involving patriotism and being "the good guys". The reasons, again, are rather lame. But what about assassins? Mercenaries? They do not delude themselves. They do not lie about their reasons. They ask for money, and they kill people. What say you? Is killing for money more honest than killing for a cause? I'd planned to write more on this subject, but I'm a tad busy tonight.