One of my correspondents, who calls himself Sgt. York sent this. I found it interesting. I include this note as to provenance for those of you (several already) who do not seem to understand the meaning of quotation marks. pl
"Taunting someone about to be executed is something they do at lynchings, not judicial proceedings.
This was a lynching. Reminds me of those Western movies where the Sheriff has a cattle rustler in his jail and the mob demands that he be turned over for a hanging… except the sheriff rufuses.
S.H. was captured by the US Military and was in US Military custody. He should have been given POW status according to the GC. Instead, US soldiers walked him back and forth from his jailcell to a sham trial and then escorted him from the US Military prison and handed him over to the lynch mob.
He was in US custody and a prisoner of war. The US had the option to try him for crimes against the US (not sure what those are) or to turn him over to the Hague for crimes against humanity.
The Western Sheriff is now a thug who surrendered his prisoner to the lynch mob.