posted on Jan, 25 2006 @ 09:29 AM
I don't see how execution can be justified in this context. If they were military prisoners and there was a legitimate tribunal, then of course they
can be executed, but even that is in bad form. These guys aren't POWs though, their status isn't reviewed by anything thats truley like a trial or
system of justice, execution simply requires far too high of a standard to warrant it with them.
Even with actual captured enemy soliders, you usually don't execute them, you just hold them until the war is over and then release them.
When the British were fighting a guerilla/insurgency war against the Boers in South Africa, they captured a lot of people. Anyone who wasn't willing
to sign a personal pact of non-agression was held in detention camps permantently, even their political leaders. No reason why a similar situation
can't happen here.