posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:54 AM
It is illegal mate.
In Chatper 1, Art 3 of the Geneva Convention
Art. 3. 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 judgement 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.