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  • Monday, November 15, 2004

    A War Crime? Hardly

    Story here at Foxnew. Those Marines made the right decision at the time. The key point to this is that the wounded insurgent was faking death. If he had surrendered, or perhaps simply been writhing in pain, then it would likely be a violation. However, in faking his death the insurgent could have easily been carrying a bomb vest, and detonated when US troops came close. The insurgents don't follow the rules of war themselves, so leeway has to be given to US troops. I would likely have made the same choice that marine made had I been there.

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