James Taranto in the WSJ has this item:
“Shepherds found the mutilated bodies on Monday of two German nurses and a South Korean teacher who were kidnapped while picnicking in an area of Yemen known as a hideout for al-Qaida,” the Associated Press reports from Sanaa, the Yemeni capital:
Experts said the killings bore the hallmarks not of local tribesmen but of jihadist militants who had returned home after fighting in conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.
Can you count the ways in which this is a war crime? They took civilians prisoner, killed them apparently without a trial, and we’re guessing didn’t even let the Red Cross see them. All this after President Obama promised to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility!
It makes you wonder if al Qaeda even takes the Geneva Conventions seriously.