Reply to post: Re: DARPA: The Better To Murder You With, My Dear

Watch: DARPA shows off first successful test of STEERABLE bullet

cray74

Re: DARPA: The Better To Murder You With, My Dear

Nitpicking: "civilian" is not always synonymous with something like "innocent untouchable non-combatant." A civilian that, say, wields a weapon by night but attempts to hide behind the classification of a civilian by day may be dealt with harshly under the Geneva Conventions as they're (if I read this correctly) excluded from the protections of the Third and Fourth Conventions. Civilians who join organized resistance movements and carry arms openly are in much better legal shape (gaining protections of the Fourth Convention), but they can still be shot in a warzone without it being a war crime.

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