Do not enjoy the treatment of prisoners of war, British mercenaries were sentenced to death!

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At present, many foreign mercenaries are fighting for Ukraine. Europe and the United States have launched all their contacts and publicity channels to bring in all the mercenaries they can.


According to the Ukrainian side, there are 20000 mercenaries fighting for Ukraine.


According to the Russian side, about 7000 mercenaries from 63 countries have entered Ukraine.


Even if we take Russian data, the number of mercenaries participating in the war is not a fraction.

On April 19, the Russian side announced that 1035 of the 6824 mercenaries had been killed by the Russian army, 912 had become deserters, and about 4877 were still fighting, of which about 400 were trapped in the Asian speed steel plant.


Some time ago, about 2000 Ukrainian troops in the Yasu iron and steel plant surrendered, and the mercenaries mixed in them were also captured by the Russian army.

All Ukrainian prisoners of war are treated as prisoners of war, and their food, drink and medical care are guaranteed. Most ordinary soldiers will also be released in the future, but these mercenaries will not come to such a good end.

The Russian side has speeded up the trial and punishment of the captured mercenaries in the Yasu iron and steel plant. Within a few days, the first batch of mercenaries who have mastered conclusive criminal evidence have been sentenced.

According to RIA Novosti, two British mercenaries, Sean Pinner and Andrew Hill, and one Moroccan mercenary, Sadun Brahim, were sentenced to death for their clear war crimes.

According to the Geneva Conventions reached in 1949, maltreatment of prisoners of war is not allowed, and there is no saying that prisoners of war will be publicly sentenced to death.


Why should mercenaries be sentenced to death after being captured, and why should Russia publicize it?

Because Article 47 of the Geneva Convention clearly stipulates that foreign mercenaries do not enjoy the right to become prisoners of war, that is, they can be killed or cut at will. No one cares what you do to mercenaries, and no Congress complains for mercenaries.


They all fight for one country. What is the difference between mercenaries and ordinary soldiers? Why are mercenaries not treated as prisoners of war?

Simply because mercenaries are worthless.

Why did all the major countries in the world take the initiative to sign the Geneva Convention?

Very simple, because this Convention is very useful to them.

First of all, countries that have signed the Geneva conventions will occupy the moral highland and can call themselves civilized countries and enjoy the blessing of public opinion.

In addition, these countries were supposed to be kind to prisoners of war, so why didn’t they sign the Geneva Convention.

In ancient times, the treatment of prisoners was very miserable. Killing prisoners was quite common. Anyway, the information was not developed, and no one knew about killing prisoners. Even so, the ancients left bad advice on killing prisoners.

In modern warfare, information is very developed. As long as you kill and abuse prisoners, information will be exposed.

When the enemy soldiers knew that they would be brutally abused or even killed once captured, what would they choose to do?

Of course, it is a fight to the end, and it will cause you great trouble.

Therefore, countries with normal minds will certainly publicize that they are kind to prisoners of war, so as to disrupt the opponent’s will to fight. At the same time, they will publicize that the opponent tortures and kills prisoners of war, so as to increase their own will to fight.

Another advantage of advanced information is that prisoners of war have great negotiating value.

The cost of capturing a soldier is far greater than killing a soldier. When you try to capture an enemy soldier who seems to have no resistance, your own soldiers may suffer additional unnecessary casualties.

Even if you take great risks to successfully capture the soldiers of the other side alive, you also need to spend a lot of manpower to escort these captives. After they are cured, you have to eat and drink to provide them.

In that case, why take the risk of a dying blow by an enemy soldier to capture them? Isn’t it safer and easier to kill directly?

Because prisoners are valuable, the credit for catching a prisoner of war is far greater than killing an enemy, so some people are willing to take risks to catch prisoners of war.

In short, the living are more useful than the dead.

Let me give you an example. Suppose that in a war, country a tries to capture as many prisoners as possible and country B doesn’t keep any prisoners. In the end, the two countries can’t fight any more and have to negotiate.

At present, country a holds 1000 prisoners of war and country B has none.

At this time, the price for the release of the 1000 prisoners of war at the negotiating table was set by country A. country B had no bargaining power and could only be slaughtered.

Unwilling to agree to these “harsh” terms?

Well, country a will not let people go. Every once in a while, the prisoners of war have to cry to the media about how homesick they are, how much they want to go back and hug their children, how much they regret participating in the war, and how much they regret listening to the demagoguery of the government of country B.

He fought for his country, but now the country refuses to buy him back because of a little “small money”. Is his life so worthless?

Throwing such a small tear jerking video every month will make the government of country B sick to death, and the public’s trust will be greatly reduced. However, they do not have any countermeasures in their hands.

In order to prevent such an embarrassing situation, the army of country B must also capture as many captives as possible on the battlefield. The more captives it catches, the more conducive it is to negotiations.

Of course, the above negotiation scenarios only appear in two countries that are close rivals and unable to do anything about each other.

If it is a war of annihilation, it seems that there is no negotiation.

It’s right to think so, but you have to consider it from another dimension.

If a strong country destroys a weak country, treating prisoners kindly will give the strong country a good reputation, weaken the resistance of the enemy, and weaken the potential resistance of other countries. Therefore, the strong country will agree with the Geneva Convention.

For a weak country, treating prisoners of war well can weaken the resistance will of a small group of forces of a strong country and make it possible for them to turn over. At the same time, taking advantage of belligerent prisoners can cause a lot of public opinion trouble to the enemy, and treating prisoners of war well can leave a trace of vitality after their defeat. Therefore, a weak country will also agree with the Geneva Convention.

In this way, the Geneva conventions were signed with the approval of all countries.

Knowing the fundamental reason why all countries agree to treat prisoners of war well, you will know why mercenaries can not enjoy the treatment of prisoners of war.

First of all, the army conscripted by its own citizens is fighting for the country. Each of them is its own master on the battlefield. They are not war maniacs.

Unlike mercenaries, mercenaries only fight for money. These people are international vultures, which will continue to create destabilizing factors in the world.

Therefore, all countries hate mercenaries. They are the sworn enemies of peace.

Such people can be killed as much as possible. How can they be treated kindly.

In addition, prisoners of war from ordinary citizens can resonate with each other across the country, but mercenaries cannot.

The maltreatment and killing of prisoners of civilian soldiers will arouse the anger of the whole country of the other side, as well as the death fighting mentality of all the troops of the other side, because they are the same kind of people.

But mercenaries are all from foreign countries, or to make money.

You can’t weaken the fighting will of the opposing citizen army by treating mercenaries well, nor can you maltreat and kill mercenaries lead to the death battle of the opposing citizen army.

In that case, it’s no use being kind to mercenaries.

However, mercenaries fight for money without any loyalty and will to fight. They will cherish their lives because they can only get paid if they live.

Mercenaries can also beat drums when fighting with the wind. Mercenaries must disperse when fighting against the wind. The military courts in your country have no way to deal with them, because their family property is not in your country.

So mercenaries can only be used in scuffles between small countries. They are of no use to large countries that can easily recruit tens of millions of troops. No one has ever used mercenaries in a big country’s deadly war. Mercenaries will only cause trouble to large countries and will not do any good.

Therefore, the big powers deliberately exclude mercenaries when pushing the Geneva Convention.

Finally, capturing civilian prisoners can threaten the government of the other side, thus obtaining satisfactory conditions at the negotiating table.

You must redeem these captured citizens, or you will not be able to account to your own citizens. Tens of thousands of captured citizens have been detained by the enemy and cannot return home. The blow to the hearts and minds of your own people is fatal, so the captives are very valuable.

However, mercenaries are not worth money. The enemy government will not pay a high price to redeem any mercenaries. The salary paid to mercenaries already includes death risk compensation. Of course, it is impossible to pay the ransom fee.

For example, for the British mercenaries sentenced to death this time, the British government will not come forward to redeem them after they are captured, because these people are fighting for Ukraine, are personal acts, and only for their own money. Therefore, it is not fair for the British government to redeem their names with the money of its own taxpayers.

Ukraine will not spend money to redeem people, because these people are originally foreign mercenaries and have nothing to do with Ukraine for a dime. The industry rules are that life and death depend on life. Why spend this unjustified money.

Since there is no way to “sell” a good price at the negotiation table, there is naturally no need to treat mercenaries kindly.

In view of the above considerations, governments all over the world agreed to add an additional article to the Geneva Convention that mercenaries do not enjoy the treatment of prisoners of war.

What is it like not to be treated as a prisoner of war?

It is the treatment of dead people by default. If you want to kill them, you should cut them casually. Anyway, no government will take the lead for mercenaries and prisoners of war. It is assumed that these living people have long been killed in the battlefield.

Strictly speaking, every mercenary is a murderer who murders ordinary citizens of another country who respond to the call of the state for money. Although they can all get paid, mercenaries and soldiers normally recruited are completely different.

So there’s nothing wrong with killing mercenaries.

In theory, Russia can shoot all the more than 400 mercenaries captured in the Asian speed steel plant. No country will take the lead for them, and Russia will not have any reputation stain.

Of course, according to international practice, Russia will only shoot one part and sentence the other part with heavy sentences for about 10 or 20 years.

The purpose of keeping some people alive is to prevent the remaining 4000 mercenaries from jumping off the wall and fighting to the death in the dead. Even if they are sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment, it is much better than shooting directly.

The purpose of shooting some people is to warn those mercenaries not to commit crimes indiscriminately, otherwise they will lose their vitality.

Mercenaries have no value at all. How many to kill and why to kill depends entirely on how they can weaken the fighting will of other mercenaries to the greatest extent. This is the last remaining value of mercenary captives.

According to the announcement of the Russian news agency, after interrogation, it was learned that the salary of these mercenaries to fight in Ukraine was $2000 a month. They had just received more than half of their monthly salary in March, but they had not received their salary in April.

More than 1000 dollars, life is gone. This life is really cheap.

At present, more than 1000 mercenaries have been killed, more than 400 mercenaries have been captured pending judgment, and there are 4000 mercenaries in the Ukrainian battlefield.

There were only three Fates for these people. They were either killed on the battlefield by the Russian army, or sentenced to 20 years or death after being captured, or they fled the battlefield.

There is no other option.

Really, why not? It’s better to work as a mercenary for Ukraine than to screw in the factory.

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