Seals Helmet Cams Show bin Laden Trying to Flee
New details of the killing of Osama bin Laden are emerging with the revelation that all 25 Navy SEAL team members in the raid recorded the operation with helmet cameras. CBS News, which has obtained some of the footage, reports that the only firefight took place in the guest house of the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound where bin Laden lived, and that bin Laden initially evaded gunshots before commandos cornered him in his bedroom.
Read it here: SEALs Helmet Cams Show bin Laden Trying to Flee.
I’m waiting for the calls of war criminal from the left.
While I’m waiting I think I’ll look over the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
Here’s an interesting one, Article 3 (I put the real interesting stuff in bold.)
Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
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Part I : General provisions
ARTICLE 3Database ‘IHL – Treaties & Comments’, View ‘COMART’
In the case of armed conflict not of an international character occurring in the territory of one of the High Contracting Parties, each Party to the conflict shall be bound to apply, as a minimum, the following provisions:
(1) Persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed ‘ hors de combat ‘ by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, without any adverse distinction founded on race, colour, religion or faith, sex, birth or wealth, or any other similar criteria.
To this end, the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the above-mentioned persons:
(a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) taking of hostages;
(c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment;
(d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.
(2) The wounded and sick shall be collected and cared for.
An impartial humanitarian body, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, may offer its services to the Parties to the conflict.
The Parties to the conflict should further endeavour to bring into force, by means of special agreements, all or part of the other provisions of the present Convention.
The application of the preceding provisions shall not affect the legal status of the Parties to the conflict.
Did Obama give the orders to kill on sight?
Was bin Laden fleeing?
Was bin Laden armed?
Was bin Laden shot in the back of the head?