You and your squad are out on patrol in [insert warzone here] when a member of your squad takes the chance to kill an unnarmed civilian that posed no threat to your patrol because "that fucking [insert racist slang here] was better off dead anyway".
The other members of your patrol don't seem bothered by this at all and a couple of them join in and make racist jokes about how he had it coming.
What do you do?
Same question, but your squad grabs you and tries to make you pose with them for a commeration photo of them doing something stupid like pissing on his body.
>edgy teen literally advocating murder
If there was a reason to believe I'd be in danger if I didn't participate, I'd do it and then report them after anyway. Some faggy photo doesn't make you complicit if you posed under duress.
>Killing innocents is one of the few things that makes my stomach drop
As it should, since it's clear-cut murder. Killing an unarmed civilian in theater is no different than going outside on the street and shooting someone in the face. Anyone who condones this is a sociopath or a tryhard edgelord on the internet.
Report the shit out of them.
Civilians getting killed as unavoidable collateral is acceptable. Killing insurgents who were unarmed is usually illegal, and sometimes dumb; but it's not morally evil.
Whacking innocents just because? Fuckem, court martial those dudes and hang em high.
Buttstroke to the back of the head followed by zip-ties
If his skull gets split by the sling swivel, oh well he shouldn't have put himself in a position where someone has to restrain and arrest him
>Civilians getting killed as unavoidable collateral is acceptable
It may be practically unavoidable, but innocent people getting killed as collateral damage is never acceptable. What kind of perverse ethical theory do you follow?
>implying i'd give a fuck.
War is hell.
Moralfaggotry out the ass with this thread OP. Good work.
Take his money and possessions, then kill more of the locals. Continue until the area's supply is depleted, then move on to another area.
I'm sure the loot barely pays for the ammunition and time expended, but eliminating potential local resistance will make it easier and safer for white settlers moving into the area.
Act as enthusiastically as I can manage to, pose for the picture, maybe make some racist jokes of my own.
Go report the shit out of them as soon as I'm sure I'll be able to safely. What they did was wrong, and they deserve to be punished, but I'm not going to open myself up to potentially being killed by my squad. It would be different if I had a chance of stopping the murder from occurring, but in the scenario the civilian is dead before I can react.
If, following my report, command seemed to be ignoring the incident, I might consider taking a more public stand.
Execution for not asking permission to kill the civilian by a superior officer.
Then put on my Commissar hat and make sure the civilians who saw know that their lives are still worthless but that our resolve and discipline is total
No, you are inventing your own personal definition there
To everyone but you, it merely means something can be accepted
What if that innocent civilian was likely to run back and give away your position Murphy?
What if there was already a strong civilian insurgency with popular support?
I guess my answer would depend but for sure I wouldn't be in any pictures and if I choose to be complicit, then I'm going to smash that camera on a rock or something to keep everyone out of trouble. Life has taught me the weak will try to drag others down with them and anyone taking pictures is weak, weak and stupid.
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Execute him when he's not looking or least prepared, and have the sympathisers drag his body back to camp.
Report 'em. Besides the moral argument I also definitely don't want to serve alongside a bunch of psychopathic fuckwits. People like that get fellow soldiers killed with their bullshit.
Do the Rules of Engagement say you're allowed to shoot unarmed civvies on sight? No? Then don't fucking shoot unarmed civilians, it's as simple as that.
A. joke with them and then never mention it again
B. violently refuse and tell them they're being fucking morons that will get us on the front page, make sure they understand where im coming from so they don't think im gonna snitch, never mention it again and move to a new unit at the earliest opportunity
By my squad, do you mean I'm Squad Leader?
If the answer is yes, the next time I'm alone with that guy, I'll take a rifle off a head insurgent and shoot him in the head.
I mean, killing civilians is wrong and whatever, but the important thing is that having somebody that stupid is a danger to the squad.
Both because he clearly can't follow orders, and he's stupid enough to take pictures of it. I wouldn't want to bring down CID on our asses, because that would probably just make things worse and harm the war effort, but I definitely want that guy dead.
"Shut the fuck up and keep walking."
To kill is divine, but only other killers.
>tfw already had to deal with this situation
13 "insurgents" "ambushed" our patrol from a little shack on the side of the road, including a young girl. A grenade through an open window killed them all. Several weapons were "recovered" before the shack was torched.
The encounter was reported exactly as it occurred and life went on as per normal.
What could I do? It would have been just as easy to report that I got shot in the firefight. The base CO knew exactly what happened and said, and did nothing. Nobody wanted to know. Making it public would get more of our people killed and just make things worse, if I even got that far and didn't have an unfortunate accident. And now it's just a piece of paper in an office somewhere.
What exactly would you have me do.