Skip to comments.Five Royal Marines are charged with MURDER after 'video emerges showing patrol discussing if injured
Posted on 10/14/2012 6:32:50 PM PDT by Nachum
Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder over the death of an injured Taliban fighter last year.
Royal Military Police officers arrested the troops after video footage was found on a Marines laptop that allegedly showed members of 3 Commando Brigade discussing what to do with a wounded gunman caught inside a compound in Helmand.
The images are said to have been discovered after one of the soldiers was arrested by civilian police who were investigating an unrelated crime in the UK.
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I’m confused. Isn’t the goal in a war to kill the enemy?
If a Taliban fighter is injured, then finish injuring him.
I am on the verge of saying that western civilization no longer deserves heroes.
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Ask yourself what would the Taliban have done were the situation reversed.
End of argument.
What you said. We, the civilized world, are fighting subhuman trash. Needless to say, the world would be much better off if every one of these useless wastes of oxygen is wiped from the face of the earth. No mercy.
The first rule of killing a wounded Taliban terrorist is do not video tape it.
That’s my reaction, too. Why on earth would they make a video record of it? Or, if they did, why not destroy it after seeing what was happening to their fellow troops (and American troops) in similar cases?
> Ask yourself what would the Taliban have done were the situation reversed.
> End of argument.
The taliban would have executed a wounded Brit without even thinking and as such should expect no different in a reverse situation.
Actually, I’ve been in exactly this situation.
The wounded enemy was a young Viet Cong woman, probably in her early twenties. Several of the South Vietnamese that I was with wanted to finish her off, but I took her AK47 from her hand and using a large gauze pad tried to stop the bleeding coming from her chest. I had the other American with me call for a helicopter and got her to a hospital. Three or four weeks later, I received a letter from the women’s POW camp. She wanted to thank me for saving her life. I met her briefly for about 15 minutes at the POW camp and I never saw her again.
However, what these marines did was a judgement call in the field, and not an invitation to a murder charge made by someone who was not there.
The Taliban did not sign the Geneva Convention therefore no crime has been committed!!
Sheesh....not everything in this world is a you tube moment. Do what you have to do, move on and if you need to discuss it wait 20 years and quietly talk about it over a beer.
In this p.c. world never forget the Three S's, shoot, shovel and shut -up.
When do they start handing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500?
But it’s OK for Obama to glory in the killing of unarmed and cornered Bin Laden? He should have been taken alive, if not because the action violates rules of war to kill an unarmed, cornered enemy, but for the information that could have been gotten out of him. I think Bin Laden had the goods on Obama.
I was in a very similar situation. “Fire in the hole” forced a wounded teen male out of a tunnel. I was a 1/1 CAV medic, and instinctively slapped a field dressing on him and ran him over to a just landing slick. He was completely disarmed. I think the crew were shocked, and there is a possibility that they just dumped him over the South China Sea. But I’d like to think that as the pilots were at least Warrent Officers that they did the right thing in flying him to an Evac. It was chopper crewmen after all that put an end to the My Lai massacre.
should never talk or act while being recorded.
Just do it....
This entire story seems very odd.
Thanking my lucky stars we didn’t have video cams, computers and internet in Viet Nam.