The Recorder Oct 25, 2012 8:54:48 GMT -5
Post by jag on Oct 25, 2012 8:54:48 GMT -5
The military is serious business and people need to see it that way. There's a lot of decisions that need to be made in the field and there's no time or money that should be spent on excessive trials or anything that plugs it up from fulfilling its day to day activities. If a deserter runs... it effects the manpower, and it compromises the mission. If he gets captured by the enemy, he'll probably be very cooperative to leak information. If you go out to pursue, apprehend, or kill the deserter, you will again risk detection by the real enemy you're fighting and you will have to waste valuable time and energy.
Deserters have been executed for centuries, in tried and proven armies. They are probably still executed today (even if it isn't legal).
Are you serious? Or just trying to pull my leg?
You have to know better Strange. And if you don't, I pity someone like you who argues for arguments sake and offers nothing better than murder as a solution. Case in military combat point.
Captain Flo Warner is in the thick of the firefight. She and her 2 companies (A)lpha and (O)mega are being hammered by the enemy. The radio is out, blown to bits along with the radio operator by a frag grenade. She has to get a message back to company Q to come as fast as they can to save their sorry butts because of a mistake the Captain made. So she grabs the nearest (A)lpha soldier, Strange One, and orders him to back a couple hundred yards and get through to company Q with the message she has written. In carrying out his orders Strange must of necessity pass laterally through company O's position and is seen by that company's commander, George Lee as a deserter, and is promptly shot as a deserter by commander Lee. Good to see that you sanctioned your own death, and in the process got the others killed as well. That's why its not a good idea to let any commander be the judge of what they see in regards to this on the field of battle, and command from a better understanding of what it might have that soldier seen going to the rear was actually doing, than what he thought he was doing. Good thing they don't let people like you in command positions, you'd shoot half of your command for trying to go back and take a dump before crapping their pants where they stood. Better you shooting them than the enemy, right?