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Thread: Human shields

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    Re: Human shields

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    Re: Human shields

    Neither side is responsible, God is & he will sort them out.........

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    Re: Human shields

    Boomie is that you?...
    It's Haut in here.....

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    Re: Human shields

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Side A and side B are fighting a war.

    Side A uses human shields to protect its forces.
    Side B attacks the forces of side A, and the human shields die
    (Clarification -- the human shields involuntary act as such)

    Who is responsible for the death of the human sheilds?

    Side A.

    Bad guy holds a hostage and uses that hostage as a human shield.

    Police show up and try to save hostage and in the process, the hostage gets hit by friendly fire and dies.

    Who is at fault?

    Why would side B of your scenario or the cop in my scenario, be held responsible for the hostage's death?
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    Re: Human shields

    I win! I stinkin picked side" A "betcha.

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    Re: Human shields

    The person who shot the gun is fully responsible for the death that comes as a result of that action.

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    Re: Human shields

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    The person who shot the gun is fully responsible for the death that comes as a result of that action.
    With views like that, it is no wonder the terrorists have no problem using civilians as meat shields.

    In war people die. If you don't have the guts to accept this, you should not be a warrior, period.

    The side trying to hide behind the innocent is responsible.
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    Re: Human shields

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    With views like that, it is no wonder the terrorists have no problem using civilians as meat shields.

    In war people die. If you don't have the guts to accept this, you should not be a warrior, period.

    The side trying to hide behind the innocent is responsible.
    Maybe if you don't have the guts to accept the responsibility of your decisions and actions then you shouldn't be a warrior either. While people can run around to try to remove fault, the fact is both parties share blame. One for putting innocents in harms way, the other for harming them. You may be able to justify the action in some way, but it doesn't negate the action.
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    Re: Human shields

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Side A, in every possible situation I can think of except one: They didn't want human shields at all, but some people idiotically made themselves such anyway. As the wording of your question removes that possibility, then in the context you present Side A is always at fault.

    Side B, only in some situations. For example, if they were attacking Side A for no valid reason, it would be slightly their fault, as Side A wouldn't be using human shields if they weren't under attack.
    However, Side A would still bear most of the blame, as they didn't have to use human shields, they chose too.
    What you said is probably most accurate.
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    Re: Human shields

    Side A more than B.

    They put the civilians in the line of fire in the first place, any death should technically be their fault. Side B should try to avoid civilian casulty
    Last edited by Laila; 03-11-10 at 07:58 AM.


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