Dead On Sight

At the beginning of the 20th century, nations of the world agreed to procedures of conducting modern wars. The Geneva Conventions were intended to provide a road map of how civilized societies could engage in war. These new conditions provided a process of respecting the rights of those captured in combat. During fighting in Afghanistan a patrol of the Royal Marines came upon a Taliban who was wounded and helpless on the field of battle. He was then murdered. A helmet camera of one ot the killers provided visual evidence of violation of the Geneva Conventions. As they put a bullet into the chest of the victim, a sergeant was heard to say: “I’ve just broken the Geneva Convention.”

As the victim was dying, the patrol pretended they were giving him aid since they feared someone had spotted their murder. Three members of the group now face charges of disregarding international law.

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