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58 The Employment of

58 The Employment of Barbarous and Warlike Tribes. sidered in the Rules and Regulations of Warfare by Land. 1 But there is no doubt that an indirect law does exist. Not only outward observances are imposed upon belligerents and their volunteers by Article I, but inner duties as well. The most serious and important duty imposed upon them is that of observing the spirit as well as the letter of rules and customs of warfare. After the experiences of the past hundred years, all men know that all these tribes—Turcos, Ghurkas, and negroes of all kinds, have never adhered to the rules and regulations of the Geneva Convention. How much less would they care for the conclusions of the Hague Peace Conference of 1899 and 1907 ! Even now countless instances have proved that all the rules of Article 23 of the Laws of Warfare by Land, (such as 1 In the first German edition I recalled a speech by Pitt. I will now call attention to another speech which the venerable Pitt delivered in the Commons in 1778. In this he declared with warning voice that such revolting principles contradict both religion and humanity. He appealed to their honor to preserve the dignity of their ancestors. He appealed to the spirit and the humanity of his country, he invoked the genius of their constitution He protested against the letting loose of merciless cannibals who thirsted after the blood of men, women and children !.. . . They were terrible hell-hounds of the wilderness 1 "Hell-hounds I" he repeated. Spain loosed its bloodhounds in order to destroy the unhappy tribes of America and now the English were going to exceed this example of Spanish cruelty 1. . .. He cried to the Lords that he was old and feeble and no longer capable of speaking further, but his feelings and his opposition were too strong to permit him to say less than this. He would have been unable to find rest within his bed that night, he would have been unable to lay his head upon his pillow, had he not aired his horror against principles so monstrous, so degenerate as these. Edward Engel in his "History of English Literature" states that this speech is to be found "in all English school-readers." The cowardly and trembling degenerates of the present day, those worthies of the mighty mouth à la Churchill, must also have forgotten the famous epistle of Edmund Burke to the British Colonies, written in 1777; in which he declared that the colonies would have found it difficult to believe that the English had planned to set upon them all those tribes of savages and cannibals in which all traces of human nature had been expunged by ignorance and barbarity. They did not hold that all things were justified in war. Today these epigones are fighting in common with hordes, compared to which the old Red Indians were men of honor, and there is no crime, even that of the vilest assassination, which they do not condone and regard as proper I

The Employment of Barbarous and Warlike Tribes. 59 treacherous murder or mutilation, the slaughter of defenseless enemies, the refusal of pardon, the abuse of military insignia, uniforms, robbery, theft, etc.) have been ignored by this colored riff-raff. There is therefore only an apparent gap in the laws of the nations as applicable to these instances. The employment of savage subject nations as auxiliaries, whose customs make it certain that they are bound to ignore and disregard the rules of warfare as established between civilized peoples and the most ancient customs thereof, is in reality a gross transgression of the agreements of 1899 and 1907! But what regard is paid today to international law by England, that land which proclaims itself "the defender of treaties" or in France, the self-styled "grande nation?" 1 It is to be hoped that these rascals will be put among the Englishmen and Frenchmen as prisoners of war. When this proposal was made in Germany, in order to cool the enthusiasm of the French and British, there were renewed indignant yells about the "barbarism" of the Germans. It is difficult to say whether one ought to laugh—or, giving way to another human function to which an appeal is here made—to weep bitter tears! These wild tribes are good enough to serve the English purpose in being let loose upon honest German troops and in committing the most horrible cruelties upon them, as was the case in 1870. And yet these "comrades-in-arms" over whom the French women gush, and whom the French and English press flatter by describing them as "terrible," are, of course, not good enough to be fellow-prisoners in the internment camps—that is something that is just a trifle too "barbaric" for the pioneers x That all these miserable tribes are fighting for England against their will is easily understood, so far as Mohammedans are concerned since the proclamation of the "Holy War." But that the Hindoos are of the same mind is proved by the following announcement of the Hindoo Committee of San Francisco in the American newspapers: "England has compelled the Indian princes to contribute vast sums to the costs of war. It has forced the native soldiers to take up arms against Germany. It is a lie that India feels any enthusiasm for England's cause; and only the barbaric measures of war prevent the Indian people from expressing their real sympathy for the German nation."

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