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Re: strike the colors rule

From: Glenn M Wilson <triphibious@j...>
Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 20:34:00 EST
Subject: Re: strike the colors rule

On Thu, 04 Jan 2001 20:04:10 -0500 Richard Bell <>
>Laserlight wrote:
>> In a recent battle, my Islamic Fed forces isolated and crippled an
>> enemy capital ship (damage included FTL drive, of course).  I issued 
>> surrender demand and added that if the enemy attempted to abandon 
>> and scuttle, we would fire on lifeboats.  NAC or others might not be
>> able to use that approach, but it worked for me.
>I am surprised that anyone would fire on a lifeboat, as that is 
>an atrocity.
>In WWI, the germans actually tried to recover survivors until
>circumstances made that too dangerous for the U-boats.  In WWII, no 
>attempted to recover survivors because there was nowhere to put them.	
>doubt the crews would fire on a lifeboat, for the simple reason that 
>may be on the other end of the stick some day; unless, none of the IF
>ships have lifeboats and anyone who has ever abandoned ship has been
>executed for cowardice, along with every fighter pilot that failed a
>morale check.
IIRC, under ideal situations and my memory of certain Qur'an statements,
killing (prisoners consisting of)  "People of the Book" (Jews and
Christians) before offering them a CHANCE AT CONVERSION IS FROWNED
UPON...  Heathens don't count of course.  <grin>  Always honored?  Of
course not but...

Gracias, Glenn/Triphibious
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