area52
Lv 6
area52 asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

When you in a battle field, can you kill an enemy soldier just because he is on the wrong side?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Shoot em all. Let God sort it out.

  • 1 decade ago

    In most cases yes. The exception however is if the enemy soldier is trying to surrender. However even this has exceptions an example might be that soldier A wants to surrender soldier be is still shooting at you. Soldiers A+B are still targets until soldier B is gone or killed or surrendered with soldier A. But as a rule as if it's armed and not on your side kill it unless ordered not to.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. The Laws of War governed by the Geneva Conventions do not allow you to just take someones life because they are the enemy. There are a few things that have to happen before that unfortunate event. They must pose themselves as life threatening, to you, your team, or innocent civilians.

    Source(s): Combat Vet OEF5
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can kill anyone on any side if you do it right. Sometimes you can kill an enemy soldier thats on the right side. War isnt about who's right.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think your question is vague. Is this a declared war or are you calling any foreign soil a battlefield? The rules of engagement allow you to shoot an enemy solider at any moment during a declared war unless they have notified you of intent to surrender. However, if this isn't a declared war there are seperate rules of engagement depending on the actions of the 'enemy' solider.

  • iraq51
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    This is a rhetorical question right? It has to be no can possibly misunderstand what being on a battlefield and facing the enemy requires.

    But...if you really need an answer to the obvious...yes shoot to kill...every time. He sure as heck will be trying to kill you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You seriously had to ask this ? 1. You are on the battlefield. 2. He is the enemy. 3. You see him which means he can see you

  • 1 decade ago

    Hell yes. You not only can, but it's your duty. If you don't kill him the next time you see him he will be killing you are your buddies.Check out Saving Private Ryan for a for instance. They let that krout go and he came back killing them. Never leave an enemy behind you.

  • Diadem
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I dont know if the answer you're looking for is this, but yes! shoot the basterd. I certainly ain't gonna set up a table and offer to play cards and drink pepsi with him!

  • cantcu
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You had better be able to or you will find yourself in a body bag! And who said he is on the wrong side?

  • 1 decade ago

    the the enemy is in uniform you are allowed to attack them. if the enemy is not in uniform(like many Iraqis) you may not attack but if they have hostel intent you can defend your self.

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