What about the "freedom fighting" partisans in resistance movements across Europe? They did not declare war or observe international laws, yet they a vaunted as heroes. Germany was a state - or empire- who used war as an extension of policy by other means (as von Clausewitz says). Are the Americans terrorists for being in a war now? Come on now... Vonk...Where they though on the winning side? Or the losing side? It does matter. Its been proved to matter. War is not fair nor its outcomes. Those who choose to war must make sure they are on the winning side of any war they initiate or they cannot have any real recourse to justice or even in some cases...humanity.