- Feb 5, 2021
There is also the simple fact that war crimes are a cultural thing. And a fiction. Killing people running away was how most of deaths on medieval battlefields happened (I read about it before but here 3rd answer also talks about this https://history.stackexchange.com/q...re-the-casualties-in-ancient-medieval-battles )If you know about any actual war crimes that the public doesn't know about (or rather, that isn't available to the public), you wouldn't write a fiction on SH, but articles for amnesty international or different leak sites...
And for the fiction that is written here: what's the difference if your Orc Race A does a war crime that the US might or might not have done already?
Then, aren't things like "treating captured soldiers badly" war crimes? I'm pretty sure no one cared before WWII, and even then...
Finally, most of us are sufficiently separated from any actual armed conflicts, that all these cimes happening are, to us, just words on paper.