Shooting at parachuting pilots


If the early reports are correct, and with apologies for the mangled, paraphrased poetry:


I’ve never been a soldier
I never hope to be one
But I can tell you anyway
I’d rather see than be one …
who shoots at helpless pilots dangling below their parachutes.

Shame on Turkey. They had a right to defend their airspace and shoot down the intruding Russian fighter, but shooting at the pilots after they ejected was despicable. And as far as I can tell, it was also a violation of Protocol I of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.

Silly old-fashioned conventions. Nobody observes the “rules of war” these days. Having actual rules for war is such an archaic concept.


Categories: International

6 replies

  1. I love the purple cow. Great verse/doggerel/whatever.

    And whatever is happening in the world right now? I truly don’t know 😦

  2. Whatever is going on, it certainly is not what you and I would like, if we could run the world.

  3. This shooting is normally considered an act of war.
    Just when you think things can’t get worse…

“I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.” ~ Cornel West

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