Quote: Originally Posted by thomaska
Child soldier. lol.
As if their bullets and grenades won't kill.
Would you have taken that bullet for Khadr had it been shot?
If not, then you are letting your racist ways interfere.
If he pulled a gun on me, or was going to throw a grenade at me, I would have shot and killed him and been done with it without remorse, however your hypothetical is not real life case.
They found him hiding in the corner of the compound, they shot him twice in the back. Their own words claim they killed the original guy who threw the grenade.... and yet you still go on like he did.
If your hypothetical situation did occur, I shot him and he survived, I wouldn't want to send him off to be tortured, beat up, coax my fellow soldiers to kill him, or anything else you want to use to justify treating someone like an animal. It was a time of war, he shot at me, I shot at him.
If I was captured, I would be charged as an adult for any war crimes I may have commited. For him, just like there is a youth justice system in place where we live, he should be charged under any crimes covered for child soldiers.
I will not allow your emotional appeals to change my point of view on this matter, because emotion is irrelevent in this matter. The soldiers involved in his capture allowed their emotions to get the best of them, and thus, made this situation we are all reading and watching now. Follow proceedures, do what you're supposed to as a soldier, and this sort of crap wouldn't be occuring in the first place.
Instead, you got these cowboy soldiers thinking their all king sh*ts of their domain get attacked, they lost a buddy due to a grenade, they found a kid they didn't want to deal with and tried to kill his sorry **** for being where he was, it was prevented by a couple of somewhat respectable soldiers who still have some sense to them, but then thrown into the torture cycle, documents were re-written to make him sound like the guy who killed their buddy and they tortured and threatened him until he confessed to doing anything they wanted him to do.
Now they've been caught red handed for being the corrupt bastards they are (All because of the courts changing the proceedures of this farce of a trial system Bush invented being illegal and unconstitutional, etc.) and it's been blown wide open.
The US's attempt to make an example out of Omar has made yet another example out of the US's principles and mentality.
And because I claim Omar should face proper judgement in the proper cout or law and under the basis of him being a child soldier, doesn't mean I'd stand there and let him or you, or anybody shoot me or lob a grenade at me. I'm not as trivial minded as that.
^ But that doesn't mean if I shoot you down and you're still alive, that I get to beat the crap out of you, shoot you some more, insult you while you bleed your sorry *** out, and be an overall jerkwad because I can, just to send you to the hospital for some 3rd rate medical treatment to keep you laid up for 10 months, then throw you into a compound to be hung by your wrists and tortured for god know how long to admit you're a bad person and I'm a good person.