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The real story is that people felt like their lives could be in danger from their government over a land dispute that the government really had no right in.
Using women as shield to prevent shootout is what the terrorist have done in many countries.
Sad to see people defending this action.
So women are different than men?
What of the whole feminist movement?
Would it be less of a headline if it said, "Men used as shields"?
reply to post by luciddream
I am just trying to talk about the hypocrisy of media while creating their own farmed sensationalism.
These men didn't use women as shields. It is all media smoke and mirrors.
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Provided Bundy paid his lease on the land.
Anyway, why no outcry that this land was taken from the native Americans?
Who did Bundy's ancestors steal it off??
It would be ironic if the militia went and celebrated their victory at an Indian reserve casino!
Come on, guys. Do you really think they would let something like that happen? Nobody likes women being hurt/shot etc. The idea behind putting women in front would be to prevent a massive shootout. I'm sure there was a similar explanation behind this statement, but it was probably edited out to make them sound crazy. And apparently it worked
Using this technique is illegal by nations that are parties to the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Geneva Conventions.
Wehrmacht and later SS forces extensively used Polish civilians as human shields during Warsaw Uprising when attacking the insurgents' positions.
At the Wola massacre in Poland on 7 August 1944, the Nazis forced civilian women onto the armored vehicles as human shields to enhance their effectiveness. In Belgium in May 1940, at least 86 civilians were killed by the German Wehrmacht known as the Vinkt Massacre, when the Germans took 140 civilians and used them as shields to cross a bridge while under fire.
During the Battle of Okinawa, Japanese soldiers often used civilians as human shields against American troops.
One of the most famous uses of human shields occurred in Iraq in 1990, following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait that precipitated the Gulf War of 1990-1991. Saddam Hussein's government detained hundreds of citizens of Western countries who were in Iraq for use as human shields in an attempt to deter nations from participating in military operations against the country.
During the Second Intifada (2000–2005) Palestinian gunmen used civilians and children as human shield, by surrounding themselves with children while shooting on IDF forces.