Ten Commandments: Don’t kill, nothing about torture! US Military (to soldiers:) Kill; don’t torture (enemy prisoners!) Where is the evil?

16 May

Ten Commandments: Don’t kill, nothing about torture! US Military (to soldiers:) Kill (the enemy;) don’t torture (enemy prisoners!) Where, who, or is anyone, evil?

The US Army trains recruits that they must kill the enemy to save themselves and their comrades; but they are instructed not to torture enemy prisoners, or as George Washington said, they are to treat prisoners with dignity!

Bible instructs believers not to kill, yet it does not deal either with torture except that all three Monotheist religions spell out torturous punishment for various indiscretions against its rulings; who, or what is more evil?

But, from the pragmatic, how to one keep a young, impressionist soldier who just had his best friend blown up in front of his eyes treat killer(s) of said friend, when/if captured, with dignity? How do you suck young man from seeking revenge?

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