Originally Posted by Engine Serang
Are you questioning the right of a sovereign state to legitimately raise an army, commission officers and wage just war against an enemy?
An officer is commissioned by the Head of State; Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, Lord High Admiral, commissions officers. Promotions are carried out in her name.
A promotion in the field by a bunch of desperados and drunken rabble, not adhering to the Geneva Conventions, can hardly be considered as an equivalent.
Without question 5 Commando were not choir boys but they saved thousands of lives around Stanleyville during Operation Red Dragon and for that Mike and his group should be thanked.
The Geneva Convention is a nice idea and perhaps in the days gone past it was applicable but I hardly think groups like the PLO, Hamas, ISIS or Assad's cowboys who drop Barrel bombs on hospitals observe them today.
Stay safe, stay healthy.