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Old May 30th, 2016, 02:52 AM   #11

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Old May 30th, 2016, 02:54 AM   #12

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Quite accurate.

If there isn't at least a convention stating this or that "war crime", or an international court, assembly ... doing the same after the events, to define a war action [even if it looks excessive, particularly cruel ... but when war is not cruel? You know, in case of war to kill is no more generally a crime ... ] a war crime is a later interpretation. And it means to decontextualize what happened.
There are some general rules to warfare you are supposed to follow

Do not shoot POW's
Do not shoot bailing air crew
Do not shoot medical personnel

And so on but as we know these are only really followed by western nations with professional army (China, Japan and south Korea as well) the African nations and the middle east ignore these for the most part
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Old May 30th, 2016, 03:02 AM   #13

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There are some general rules to warfare you are supposed to follow

Do not shoot POW's
Do not shoot bailing air crew
Do not shoot medical personnel
It should be noted that the law against shooting air crew who are bailing out of their stricken aircraft only dates back to 1977, until this date it was perfectly legal.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 03:04 AM   #14

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It should be noted that the law against shooting air crew who are bailing out of their stricken aircraft only dates back to 1977, until this date it was perfectly legal.
Really? cool thanks for the information
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Old May 30th, 2016, 03:08 AM   #15

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Nanking.

The other two were nasty but not nearly as brutal.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 03:19 AM   #16

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Really? cool thanks for the information
Though even in WW2 it was generally frond upon, even if not a crime. Goering once asked Galland what he thought of it, to which Galland replied,

"I should regard it as murder, Herr Reichsmarschall. I should do everything in my power to disobey such an order". To which Goering responded.

"That is just the reply I had expected from you, Galland".[


And there was similar discussion on the British side with Churchill saying it was like "was like drowning a sailor".

According to Franz Stigler, the German pilot who spared the crippled B-17 Charlie Brown, he was told by one commanding Officer while in N Africa,

''You are fighter pilots first, last, always. If I ever hear of any of you shooting at someone in a parachute, I'll shoot you myself."
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Though even in WW2 it was generally frond upon, even if not a crime. Goering once asked Galland what he thought of it, to which Galland replied,

"I should regard it as murder, Herr Reichsmarschall. I should do everything in my power to disobey such an order". To which Goering responded.

"That is just the reply I had expected from you, Galland".[


And there was similar discussion on the British side with Churchill saying it was like "was like drowning a sailor".

According to Franz Stigler, the German pilot who spared the crippled B-17 Charlie Brown, he was told by one commanding Officer while in N Africa,

''You are fighter pilots first, last, always. If I ever hear of any of you shooting at someone in a parachute, I'll shoot you myself."
interesting thank you
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Old May 30th, 2016, 04:20 AM   #18

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1, not a war crime
2, not a war crime
3, a war crime
I'm in.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 04:30 AM   #19

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1, not a war crime
2, not a war crime
3, a war crime
This.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 04:38 AM   #20
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1, not a war crime
2, not a war crime
3, a war crime
Agree.
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