Nobody asked but …
It takes more than one side to make a just war. But is it possible for two warring sides both to have just causes? Can both sides be on the footing of self-defense? I have been on a War & Peace binge lately. But no matter the legitimacy of Russia’s defense, how does one justify Napolean’s march to, or sacking of, Moscow? The warmonger will say that Russia’s previous decision to defend itself in the lands of its allies, justified Napolean’s decision to eliminate Russia’s war capability. It’s an Ouroboros.
— Kilgore Forelle