I hope I am considered one of the "intelligent responses" that you refer to, mallcott. You should know, then, that while I think war is an evil and hellish thing, it is unfortunately sometimes necessary, as fsxttcb says. This is usually due to people who are far worse that childish and moronic - indeed they are usually quite intelligent, but also quite selfish, power-mad, and especially evil.
And I see nothing wrong with combat flight sims; indeed, I'd like to see the next FS from Microsoft (if such a thing is ever to be), as a unified engine, as my post said.
Box: Win7 Pro 64 bit / I72600K @4.2 GHz / EVGA GTX580 OC'd / 16GB RAM / Corsair 240 GB SSD / WD 600 GB Velociraptor
Sims: FSX Gold, REX 2.0 OD, UTX-NA, FSGenesis 10m mesh / CFS3 ETO 1.40/ CFS3 OFF HiTR (to be installed)