noir wrote:@B0ycey, are you British? There was similiar case in British Palestine. Taliking about the OP
I am British. And I consider the creation of Israel our biggest moral mistake in history. Not because Israel was created, but because they were unfair in land distribution when it was. Natually the Palestians were going to kick off and reject the deal. And today we live with this consequence.
As for the similarities with another case, I am not surprised. In war there should be no rules. Not because there shouldn't be but because it is impossible to adhere to them. Especially when the enemy doesn't follow the same rules. Otherwise you handicap yourself. Blackman unfortunately had to be prosecuted because he did break the Geneva Convention. But he does have a legal right to quash or reduce his sentence if there is evidence to do so - just like any other person found guilty of a crime. But do you think he was the only person to do this? No chance. But he was unfortunately recorded doing it and that says it all about this Geneva code. You have a rule that is getting broken because it is impossible to adhere to in war, but because the suits in Geneva who don't fight in these illegal wars feel more humane by signing up to them, a combat soldier has to fight with these rules and ultimately risk their and their comrades lives by sticking to them.