Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Sep 10, 2006.
I stopped reading there. The author clearly doesn't know WTF they are talking about, since the terms "lawful", "privileged", and "combatant" aren't even in the Geneva Convention. What a load of crap, the guy clearly hasn't even read the document.
Furthermore, you can't be sure that the people in Guantanamo are even combatants, let alone illgal combatants, without some sort of formal hearing. Any prisoner anywhere has at least the right to have a formal proceeding, in a court of law, military or civilian, which determines his status. It is certainly plausible that many of these prisoners were civilians who took up arms upon the advance of coalition forces - under the Geneva Convention, such fighters are due POW status (try actually reading the COnvention, and you'll see its true). Without any formal due process to determine this, none of you can tell me that alll the men in Guantanamo do not legally deserve POW status. The only determined fact is that hundreds of men have been imprisoned, and some have been released.
Without a formal process, under judicial review (either military or civilian), you have no legal basis for claiming that all of these men are not entitled to POW status, and hence, have no basis to even form your argument.
Ok, maybe you've got something Tuba, but, frankly, I'd say, MOST don't give a shit. Now, you may find that offensive, but, such is life.
The Geneva Convention, was convened for one reason, the humane treatment of SOLDIERS, not terrorist. If your not wearing a FUCKING UNIFORM, your a spy, or a terrorist, this is easy stuff Tuba, really, even for YOU.
If your out there running around in ANYTHING but a soldiers uniform, and you get captured, your in deep do-do, got it?
Put any spin on it you want, NO UNIFORM, NO GENEVA CONVENTION protection, period, end of story, lets move on.
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