Friday, October 16, 2015
"Doctors Without Borders Ignored Geneva Rules Before U.S. Air Attack"
I know this doesn't make this ugly event go away, but, is this negligence?...
At DailyCaller.com, Richard Pollock reports this:
"The relief group – also known as Medecins Sans Frontiers – failed to display a Red Cross, Red Crescent or Red Lion and Sun, the universally recognized medical emblems since 1949 that identify buildings that must be protected to attacking aircraft during wartime under Article 38 of the Geneva Accords.
'Doctors Without Borders marked the roof of the building in the week prior to the Oct. 3 airstrikes,' said Tim Shenk, a DWB press officer. “The markings are hospital flags with the MSF logo.”
The DWB hospital flag with the organization’s logo is not among the internationally recognized emblems that warn attacking pilots to avoid the marked structure.
The DWB refused to produce any aerial photos of the building or describe the size of the purported flags."