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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/19/2001 11:13:41 AM EDT
If you where/are in the military and a commanding officer ordered you to shoot civilians would you? or would accept that the CO will most likely execute you right then and there?
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 11:25:12 AM EDT
Not if I shoot him first!...and declare him "Casualty of war".
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 11:26:39 AM EDT
That would be a hard decision to make. I don't think I could do it. I have heard stories of German soldiers from WW2 being charged with war crimes, but theres a choice to make. Either follow orders or shoot "innocent" civilians(assuming they have done nothing to warrant me killing them). The time and place would place a big role too. If an all out war took place and the civilians are aiding the enemies cause then measures would have to be taken to stop them aka kill them.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 11:30:53 AM EDT
Unless the civilians were firing on servicemembers or attempting to break into an armory, hell no. As I told andreusan on another post: any officer giving orders to his troops to fire on US citizens would most likely get shot himself. Oops, an accidental discharge. FMCDH Semper Fidelis Jarhead out. ---------------------- "There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes, and the other is the Bill of Rights." --Major General Smedley D. Butler, USMC
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 12:06:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 12:54:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 1:06:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2001 1:03:39 PM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 1:11:14 PM EDT
No, I would not shoot unarmed civilians. But I'm afraid some soldiers would. I've always been someone who thought for myself, but I've known many Marines who pretty much do what they are told, as the are trained to. One of the reasons I got out, too much control, too much brain-washing.
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 5:38:52 PM EDT
[b]Only if they were New Yorkers ! [/b] [frag] [heavy] [rocket] [shotgun] [uzi] ...just kidding [):)]
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:12:14 PM EDT
FWIW In WWII we bombed cities in Germany and Japan with no pretense of trying to hit a factory or anything. But when things get that bad, and you're making a P&J sandwich for your husband who is going to a factory to make subs or bombs...
Link Posted: 7/19/2001 6:14:04 PM EDT
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