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Would you kill children fighting for the enemy?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dirty_Zulu, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Dirty_Zulu

    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    Would you kill children fighting for the enemy?

    When I was young my grandfather told me that he once kill some German children about my age during the war. They were holding up in some building and his squad just threw some grenades inside.

    Some of these kids managed to kill a few people in his platoon. They were putting up a fierce resistance against the invading Russian and Americans. He didn't feel good about killing them but it was either them or his men.

    Would you snipe an armed enemy kid (say...10-12 year old) from 500 yards with one of these?

    http://www.specialoperations.com/Weapons/Light_Fifty/barrett-2.jpg
     
  2. eddy

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    I would never directly attack a child, armed or not, unless they were immediately threating me, or someone whom I could protect. Saying that i believe in a situation like that the child could be disarmed(your hypothecitcal one). If another situation was to occur, say a child was about to shoot one of my fellow soldiers, then yes I think i could live with the guilt coming from killing an armed child over letting him kill someone i could have saved.
     
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    A 12 year old pointing a gun at you is just as deadly as a 25 year old doing the same.

    I wouldn't snipe them without good reason.
     
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    Kawaii IncGamers Member

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    I would not harm a child(or anyone at all) unless that person posed a direct threat against me or someone else. But if it came down to him aiming a loaded gun at me with the intention of harming me, i would fire without hesitation.

    So no, i would not snipe him.
     
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    Xenon[XoA] Banned

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    If the kid was shooting at me, or the rest of the unit, wouldn't hesitate.
     
  6. Dirty_Zulu

    Dirty_Zulu IncGamers Member

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    In the same respect, you wouldn't snipe an adult enemy?
     
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    Would I kill children fighting for the enemy? Sounds like as good an excuse as any!
     
  8. Ash Housewares

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    they have guns, plus I'm a heartless bastard
     
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    armed and hostile? I'd shoot them no matter what age they were.
     
  10. PublicEnemy

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    I would aim the arm,the leg or the shoulder;why would shooting someone always imply KILLING?There are better ways to neutralize someone than shooting the enemy in the head
    As grandfathers never lie to their little sons,I guesss you would do the same
     
  11. Jesse24

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    I would treat them exactly the same as any other enemy.
     
  12. Nastie_Bowie

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    OK, you shoot 'em in the leg. What's to stop them from shooting you in the head, now?

    War is ugly, Pub. It's either them or you.

    In WWII these german kids felt they were defending the fatherland, most were willing to die to achieve thier goals.
     
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    If anybody or anything is threatening my life, I shall take it down with me.
     
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    It would depend on what my purpose was.

    1. I am to demoralize the enemy who has invaded my country. No I wouldn't kill him. I'd shoot the kid in the belly. As he lays there screaming, you shoot his rescuers. Hit a few of them in the belly too. Belly wounds take a long time to kill and you get to scream for a long time. Collaborators, old women, doctors, dogs, etc. All are legitimate targets. It is my purpose to strike terror into my enemy and make them fear to walk freely. Thank the Soviets and Viet Cong for those lessons.

    2. I am to kill the enemy soldiers. I'd kill him if he was involved in logistics or carrying a rifle. Otherwise he gets to live, today.

    3. I am to assassinate officers. Kid gets to live.

    4. The kid is the target. One shot, one kill. Shoot him in the neck and take his head off. Demoralizes the enemy. Then shoot whoever comes to save him.

    War is hell.
     
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    What makes children so special? The one you don't hit from afar is the one that could hit you up close later...of course it's regrettable but...
     
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    Ok, say that the kid was a 15 year old Jessica Abba, with the prettiest smile. Would you snipe her at 500m?
     
  17. eddy

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    Does she have a gun? Does her body language suggest she is looking to shoot someone? If im standing their with my scope over her, and she raises her gun to shoot, to bad for her, in a warzone i'd rather not risk it.
     
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    I'd try not to do to much damage to the body.
     
  19. Jesse24

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    Daaaymn if I ran into a 15 year old Jessica Alba guns would be the least of her worries :D
     
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    I second that. I don't see what difference it makes if they're 25 or 11, except the 25yr olds would be a higher priority as I'd assume they'd be more of a threat.
     

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