So what? This is not a crime against humanity, the Afghans were dead. The Marines were wrong and will be dealt with.
Gotta wonder if a kid pissing in a public swimming pool also qualifies for 'crimes against humanity' in the eyes of eao.
Not even.. Chances are that the Cdn brass would order that the latrines be relocated over the bodies and requisition a cargo plane of Molson's to be delivered ASAP
Is there anything in the Geneva Convention about pissing on a dead enemy???
Geneva Convention II of 1949
Art 18. After each engagement, Parties to the conflict shall, without delay, take all possible measures to search for and collect the shipwrecked, wounded and sick, to protect them against pillage and ill-treatment, to ensure their adequate care, and to search for the dead and prevent their being despoiled
Here ya go, it happens with all military units at one time or another.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
"The war in Afghanistan has proven to be an enduringly nasty conflict, and rules of engagement nigh impossible to make out. The occupation soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) face a formidable enemy they find hard to locate yet finds highly lethal in effectiveness. When that enemy becomes accessible, be they living or dead, the response is often one of incandescent rage and sacrificial blood lust. In such contexts, words such as interring the dead honorably, ‘if possible according to the rites of the religion to which they belonged’ fade into insignificance. The law falls silent."
Desecrating the Enemy: The US Marines and the Taliban | Scoop News
Canadian sniper cleared of desecrating al-Qaeda body
I served with those snipers in the 3rd Bn PPCLI.
They were ostracized by the Unit. Treated shamefully.
An investigation of their complaint was investigated by the Ombudsman's Office. Nothing was found. This office has become an adjunct for Senior Officers. They are no longer filling their mission statement and have been sidelined by Politics
It is a shame, they were only doing their job and rumors were their downfall. Politics can destroy everything. To appease the public, something had to be done and they were the sacrificial lambs.
So what? This is not a crime against humanity, the Afghans were dead. The Marines were wrong and will be dealt with. It they were under Canadian law probably a slap on the wrist and a demotion. Not much worse will happen to them here. Time to move on to your next anti American topic.
Spot the uniform. Can You identify which people in the following pictures are wearing uniforms?
We are well aware of you having many problems with Police. Makes a man wonder why you, excepting the Wizard from BC have so many bad encounters with Police.