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From: steve becker
Time: 8:06:40 PM
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Every thing you said is right and I follow the same view.
There was a lot wrong with the case and its trial. But we have lost the point some where along the path.
There was only six men shot by Taylor and Robertson and well before Morant went on his killing spree. So it was not common to shoot prisoners in the BVC, yes there was a presedence after Robertson but still no common shootings.
Morant we are told only started after the death of Hunt, so you can not use the arguement that they were ordered to do it when if they were they didn't before the death of Hunt.
That they didn't think it was illegal is plane by the reporting of the shootings to highter. But in any Army where poeple are allowed to get away with it you have a promblem, maybe Kitchoner was finialy forced to act, who knows we can only surmise?
But with all the words written by us we come down to it, do you agree that Morant was justified in shooting the prisoners or not.
My last two years in the service was in Bosnia with the UN, and the Serbs and Croats used all types of reasons from murdering each other. A so called order from higher HQ was just what the SS used in their trial after WWII.