LETTER : War crimes and 'acts of war'

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From Mr Harvey Jay

Sir: In answer to your correspondent Andy Clarkson's question (16 August) as to who decides what is a war crime, the answer is simple. A war crime can only be committed by the losers, and it is exactly what the winners define it to be. The winners, of course, rationalise their criminal/immoral acts as entirely reasonable given the circumstances.

Kindest regards,

Harvey Jay

Wringford Down, Cawsand

16 August