a reply to: worldstarcountry
I meant Houthi rebels being targeted, Saudi's have bombed civilian populations to target them, a few airstrikes with civilian casualties is known.
I'm not saying people are sitting in any command room from any official fighting force, sitting pondering how they can directly or indirectly kill
civilians. No, that would be silly. On their part.
Good question though, does Russia give a crap?
I'd/you would need documentation of conflict to find out just what happened, from what I've seen so far I'd say examples of war crimes have been
committed, key is whether it's intentional or not. I highly doubt Russians are intentionally bombing civilian structures such as hospitals.
That being said, I've seen plenty of footage, well documented evidence of US forces commiting war crimes, targeting locations with realtime footage of
children in the immediate area.
It happens, by that I mean a decision is made somewhere in the chain of command that is "unlawful" because they had intelligence of civilians in the
vicinity and the use of force is condemning them to death.
I can imagine Russian counterparts have came across the same conundrum.
To me it doesn't matter who cares more or less, RoE are universal. America breaks them (systematically at times) and so does the Russians... Sometimes
it's bad cogs others it's bad decisions. Sometimes not a # was given.
At the end of the day though the dead don't speak, it doesn't matter if it's Saudi,Russian, US or British bombs or even a rebel's blade. People have
been wronged when they shouldn't have been and now they are dead.
The answer is simple really, follow the rules of engagement. Not doing so equals injustice, bad blood leads to bad blood.
It's probably why NOBODY wants to stick active ground forces in Syria. It would turn nasty fast. Not that it isn't already a # show.
13-12-2016 by RAY1990 because: (no reason given)