Which is this: Someone Declares War They haven't surrendered Therefore there is still a State of War. Very 19th Century. Very obsolete thinking. There is no such thing as a "State of War" any more, David. It's been a dead issue since the UN Charter. So sad, but you really do not seem to have realized that the only people who "declare war" anymore are the sloganeers and the headline-hunters, like GWB with his "war on terror", or the more excitable arabs. Nor have you realized that wars now simply end with a ceasefire i.e. it ends when both sides agree that it ends. Nothing more is required. Coz the world has moved on from you, David; there is only "armed conflict" and "self defense". Someone "declares war"? Ain't worth shit unless you initiate an "armed conflict". That's why nobody bothers. Someone says that his country is in a "state of war"? Ain't worth shit unless his country is involved in an "armed conflict". Silly little man.
- 6:49 PM
from the article: Fayad: No point in goodwill gestures without negotiations