- Oct 10, 2005
I thought that these boyos didn't surrender anyway.Possibly, but also quite counter productive while the conflict persists from a strategic point of view.
Why surrender when you know the gallows awaits? It will ultimately end up with you losing more of your own troops in a scenario like that.
It's their country, so it's their rules.There are public executions given in the middle east for far more trivial reasons in Iran or Saudi Arabia for example but I am not sure if it would be a war crime.
At the end of ww2 thr SS Charlemagne division pretty much fought and died in Berlin because they were made up of people from many countries.I thought that these boyos didn't surrender anyway.
Weren't they all supposed to be there to die for the caliphate?
What this about some of them returning to the UK and working again in Tesco? They don;t seem to be the dedicated sort.
I'd have thought that if the choice was to fight on to a death during combat versus being hung if you surrendered that most of them would be reckless and would fight on and get themselves killed during combat. I don't see that this translates into them being more dangerous to the good guys. It makes them more dangerous to themselves.
Execution is not the right solution, they shuld be just be jailed for the rest of their lives. It is possible that relatives of these people might be motivated to commit acts of crimes or be inspired to do other evil things.
The should alos be interviewed to find out where the leader is. He is still free and nobody cares where he is.