British war crimes

This saddens me deeply.

I have written before about the apparent eagerness to prosecute soldiers, the string of cases that have been thrown out indicate that much of the eagerness is unfounded.

Cpl Payne has let his regiment and his colleagues down and I have little sympathy for him. It will be interesting to see how strong the cases against the others are. Was it really a case of culpability through the chain of command or an example of blamestorming?

6 responses to “British war crimes

  1. James maybe you explain to me the moral difference between an RAF pilot who drops a bomb on a city and kills children and is lauded as a hero and a squaddie who who roughs up a prisoner and maybe goes a little too far having been ordered into an illegal war by a bunch of arseholes?

  2. James maybe you explain to me the moral difference between an RAF pilot who drops a bomb on a city and kills children and is lauded as a hero and a squaddie who who roughs up a prisoner and maybe goes a little too far having been ordered into an illegal war by a bunch of arseholes?

  3. We only hear about the cases where there is video and photographic evidence and these are the only people prosecuted. How many more are not filmed?

    Apparently this guy was torturing prisoners to entertain his colleagues in his regiment. Why did none of them put down their cameras for long enough to stop a man being beaten to death over 36 hours?

    Whilst a few soldiers may be moral individuals who stand up for human rights, many are happy to turn a blind eye, and a few activily participate in the abuse of human rights.

    Let’s have a bit more eagerness to prosecute people who are suspected of serious human rights abuses. This should be a murder trial not a manslaughter trial.

  4. We only hear about the cases where there is video and photographic evidence and these are the only people prosecuted. How many more are not filmed?

    Apparently this guy was torturing prisoners to entertain his colleagues in his regiment. Why did none of them put down their cameras for long enough to stop a man being beaten to death over 36 hours?

    Whilst a few soldiers may be moral individuals who stand up for human rights, many are happy to turn a blind eye, and a few activily participate in the abuse of human rights.

    Let’s have a bit more eagerness to prosecute people who are suspected of serious human rights abuses. This should be a murder trial not a manslaughter trial.

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