I do not know whether the pictures found at this link have been authenticated, but if these pictures do end up being authenticated so then it needs to be stated for the record that ISIS (or ISIL) is engaged in war crimes and that its members are most emphatically not lawful combatants. Barack Obama and the rest of the Left aside, this means that if local authorities decide to have a quick (as in, that afternoon) trial and hang any ISIS member they catch, they actually can do it. And frankly, they should.
And even more frankly? If we had hanged some of these people when we had the chance, ISIS wouldn’t be doing as well now. A lot of Iraqis are going to die for the sake of a lot of European/American antiwar-liberals’ delicate sensibilities.
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Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: I see no particular reason why anybody fighting ISIS should accept any surrender offered by ISIS’s rank-and-file. Because God help whoever ISIS captures, apparently.