Lilli Marleen

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Sonntag, Mai 16, 2004
 
Geneve Convention
Oh my. Today at "Who wants to be a millionaire?" (here! Here! Why do they never give us a chance??) the candidate didn't know the difference between the Geneve Convention and the Schengen Contracts, so who am I do expect any soldier to know about it?
Naah - serious - I guess each of the soldiers involved did know their actions violate the Geneve Convention, but they thought they simply wopuld get away with it, because their command was backing it, as it seems. I've read enough about behaviour studies and that stuff to know that it can come so far that each of them thinks they were doing absolutely right and the world would thank them for their work afterwards, but at least their command chain should have had some folks with guts who would have pointed to these actions early enough.
But nothing happened. Does one, who feels, he is walking on a borderline, take photos of what he's doing? Of course not? Pictures like the ones the world could see the last days, are just taken, when the person taking it, is completely aware of his or her safety in the situation.
This atmosphere of safety is an atmosphere, the command chain creates by the commands, so it's not really fair to hack just on the soldiers and leaving out most of the command, in my eyes, they are even on a higher level responsible than the active soldiers.
Dennis has one more pov about this.