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  •  Shooting wounded combatants (8+ / 0-)

    Is a war crime. Once a foe has been wounded and is no longer attacking (in this case they weren't shooting at all) you can be subject to a war crime if you shoot them anyway.

    This is especially true in this case because there were no US ground troops engaging this group. It was an aerial assault with plenty of range and opportunity to assess the situation clearly.

    This is something particularly heinous by our military. In the second battle of Fallujah we intentionally bombed known clinics and a smaller hospital and shot up the main hospital. Buildings that were identified as "field" hospitals - one such setup was in a theater - were also subject to air strikes.

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