Sunday, September 03, 2006

Justice as a Cultural Value

Four American soldiers are facing the death penalty for murder, by military tribunal. The case against them is a little strange, as they were participating in an official raid, but it sounds like the soldiers were supposed to take prisoners, as opposed to killing their captives - even though the captives were clearly identified as enemies. Regardless, if they are found guilty and punished accordingly, could anyone come up with a story of Al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, or other religious Jihadis prosecuting their own this way to make sure they do not compromise their own rules of engagement? I think not. I think that the Jihadis don't discriminate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this kind of thing is total BS. It's along the same lines as hockey players being charged for assault in on-ice incidents. It will get to the point where everyone is afraid to do anything. Soldiers will be afraid to kill the enemy for fear of prosecution, and atheletes will be afraid to play the game.