Captured ISIS fighters seek to evade justice by insisting: ‘I was only a cook’

Thousands of civilians fleeing the Iraqi military’s push to evict Isis from its last major urban stronghold in Iraq now include hundreds of suspected fighters for the extremist group, dirty and dishevelled, who arrive at checkpoints claiming innocence and begging for mercy.

  • marty_p

    Sure – same defense attempted by some Nazi war criminals i.e. I was only a cook at Auschwitz.

  • deplorabledave

    If summary executions are ever in order this would seem to be an instance.

  • Clink9

    Just like Steven Seagal!

  • barryjr

    Simple just shoot anybody associated with ISIS including their goats.

    • felis gracilis

      Please don’t shoot the goats; they were probably rape victims.

      • DaninVan

        Maybe JT can offer them refuge in Canada? The goats I mean…

        • A Hamilton Guy

          But check the goats for a dose.

  • Or they were just following orders.

  • Brother Antony

    Then cook him. Simples.

  • Watchman

    “I only lit the cooking fire. The four kaffir that were to be the fuel were already in the cage.” /sarc
    “I only got to supervise the prisoners building latrines for their use. I didn’t know they were going to be the sh!t that was buried there after being shot in the back of the head immediately after they had finished digging.” /sarc
    “I only helped the gay prisoners up to the top of the building to see the sky after being kept in windowless feel. I didn’t know they couldn’t fly.” /sarc
    “I paid money for the Yazidi girl, since she seemed to be an orphan after we liberated the area. I didn’t want her to be homeless or sexually abused by some other man, and she was so grateful she didn’t struggle very much when I bedded her.” /sarc