And in case anyone isn't aware, shooting parachuting pilots is a war crime.
ethan's Musing on the Near East - Page 110
so if they're in the air it's duck hunt, but if they're landed and not armed/threatening then you can't ? that makes no sense.
No the other way around. No duck hunting but if they land and start shooting at you then you can take them out.
It's duck hunt on paratroopers though.
ok gotcha, i mistakenly assumed all persons parachuting are paratroopers but i realize what you meant. how can you confirm rank/position/ID if in air ... ?
Well, if a jet is shot down and you see a guy parachuting from it, don't shoot him. If you see a C-130 with little green men popping out one after the other, shoot them. I suppose this gets blurry if a C-130 is taking flak...
And for something more lighthearted for my Arabic speaking friends:
There seemed to be a lot of goodwill between Russia and France after the tragedies and there were hopes for a united fight against ISIS and a political solution in Syria. Turkey just killed any chance of that.