How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
14-03-2012, 12:14 AM
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
(13-03-2012 10:25 PM)Eternal Wrote:  
(13-03-2012 09:43 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(13-03-2012 08:39 PM)Eternal Wrote:  Fucking hell. As well as being the most egotistical post I have seen since I have been here you just couldn't avoid having a pop at the allies also. So you are now implying the Nazi's are good, the allies are bad. Hhhmmmmm. Still no hidden agenda.

I'm not a man that lets my emotions control my decisions.
I don't make excuses.
I make my own destiny.

Seriously, what fucking cheesy b movie are you from, are you even a real person? Please someone tell me this forum has an ignore feature somewhere.

Sorry for the brief derail. Back on topic now.

I would stop discussing the poor bastards fate, try to minimise the amount of noise he could make whilst not actually cutting any bits off or killing him, and then run like fuck.

Why are you trying to run off the new guy for? That is why we don't get any new opinions around here. You run off the new people and just circle jerk one another.

I am a new guy, that is my opinion. Why is it worth less than his?
Because your opinion is that anyone who doesnt share your opinion should shut up.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
14-03-2012, 12:27 AM
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
(13-03-2012 06:32 PM)Atheist-Monkey Wrote:  Way too long to quote.

Have you also heard of Simo Häyhä?
Apparently he was a sniper that has 505 confirmed kills, with many other disputed ones. This earned him the nickname "The White Death." I would recommend Cracked's synopsis; they seem much better than me at making it badass.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
14-03-2012, 08:11 PM
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
(14-03-2012 12:14 AM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(13-03-2012 10:25 PM)Eternal Wrote:  
(13-03-2012 09:43 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(13-03-2012 08:39 PM)Eternal Wrote:  Fucking hell. As well as being the most egotistical post I have seen since I have been here you just couldn't avoid having a pop at the allies also. So you are now implying the Nazi's are good, the allies are bad. Hhhmmmmm. Still no hidden agenda.

I'm not a man that lets my emotions control my decisions.
I don't make excuses.
I make my own destiny.

Seriously, what fucking cheesy b movie are you from, are you even a real person? Please someone tell me this forum has an ignore feature somewhere.

Sorry for the brief derail. Back on topic now.

I would stop discussing the poor bastards fate, try to minimise the amount of noise he could make whilst not actually cutting any bits off or killing him, and then run like fuck.

Why are you trying to run off the new guy for? That is why we don't get any new opinions around here. You run off the new people and just circle jerk one another.

I am a new guy, that is my opinion. Why is it worth less than his?
Because your opinion is that anyone who doesnt share your opinion should shut up.

That is an assumption you make because of the tone of some of my posts. That is not however true. I have been wrong many times, when I am I will admit it.

Just because I post with a few curses or insults (i would like it noted that this is only done when I think someone is being dishonest, which it is their right too, as it is my right to get annoyed about it) does not mean I want them to shut up.

Now shut up will ya. Big Grin

Even if that was my opinion (which it isn't) why would that make it less valuable than his?

"Belief means not wanting to know what is true"
Friedrich Nietzsche
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
16-03-2012, 11:15 AM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2012 11:26 AM by Humakt.)
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
It boils down to what is legal, once captured the man is a prisoner of war. A prisoner of war has rights which it is the duty of those soldiers to protect. If they had killed him rather than capture him, no problem. Now they've captured him they can not kill him without commiting a war crime.

Simple as.

This is'nt really an open debate, legislation has been in place since the late 1700's covering this.

So, inconvienant as it may be killing the the prisoner is right out.

I also reject that there are only 2 options kill him or surrender.

It may present extra risk of an early pursuit, but he can be left tied up and concealed.
It may present extra difficulty, but he can be escorted back to friendly lines.


I served as a combat medic in the army, if I was in that position. The most reasonable way of dealing with this circumstance, would be for me to remain with the prisoner to ensure his well being and allow my comrades to effect an escape back to friendly lines unburdened by the prisoner. I would remain concealed circumstances permitting with the prisoner until such time had passed that my comrades had a decent lead at which point I would release the prisoner and inform him of the fact I was medic and had protected status under the Geneva convention and ask to be directed to the proper authorities.

Legal Disclaimer: I am right, I reserve the right to be wrong without notice, opinions may change, your statutory rights are not affected, opinions expressed are not my own and are an approximation for the sake of communication.
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
16-03-2012, 11:24 AM
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
(13-03-2012 08:39 PM)Eternal Wrote:  Please someone tell me this forum has an ignore feature somewhere.

Yes, yes it does.

Click on a users name and in the right hand corner you will see the options add to buddy list, and add to ignore list.
It will be right underneath their avatar.

"I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments." -Jim Morrison
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
16-03-2012, 11:37 AM
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
(26-02-2012 12:54 PM)Lilith Pride Wrote:  You can't talk morals in war time,. It's the time for survival instincts.

This is exactly why war should be left to proffesional soldiers, and why when even civilians get involved it turns into a giant cluster fuck.

You can talk morals in a war, and in fact my time in the British army morality was of considerably more weight than at any time in my civilian life.
Even if if you ignore the geneva convetion which is the legislation of moral conduct in confict. By far the majority of professional soldiers have thought long and hard about the implications of there career choice and as for instincts, the reason armys train so hard is because a lot of basic soldiering in a combat envroment is counter intinctual, your instincts will get not only you but your buddies killed.

Going with your gut........dont know bout you but my gut is full of shit Tongue

Legal Disclaimer: I am right, I reserve the right to be wrong without notice, opinions may change, your statutory rights are not affected, opinions expressed are not my own and are an approximation for the sake of communication.
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
28-03-2012, 09:38 AM (This post was last modified: 28-03-2012 09:47 AM by PeterKA.)
RE: How hard can it be to kill an unarmed person?
If you dont kill him right away then he is your prisoner. You are responsible for him and can be prosecuted if he dies under your command. That's the rules

As for actually killing someone - human beings are quite tragically fragile and its not very hard to be the physical cause of someone elses death. But shooting someone from a distance is very different from slitting their throat. We are naturally empathetic to each others suffering and it takes a special kind of disassociation to be able to do that to another human and just walk away, especially if he has been with you for any length of time

The secret to a happy life is lowering your expectations to the point where they are already met
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: