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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jackson, MI
Re: Middle East Discussion
So you'd be okay with allowing civilian "contractors," ie., mercenaries, to be exempt from the code? They're not uniformed personell...
Mercenaries they are, lets be blunt on that point, when you fight for money only, your taking a risk, if your captured by the US more then likely you'll be treated humanly, and in time released, if your captured by another country...your chances aren't as good, since your not protected under any type of International law at all....they are adults, people like that know what they are doing its part of the risk they run, so to answer your question, no they should not be covered under the Geneva Convention.
Ah yes. The old, "at least we're not as bad as the terrorists" defence. Some of us think we should set higher standards. Today it's "terrorists," tommorrow it could be anyone the government considers subversive-- including you or I.
Mmmmmm......well we're not, but thatís another point. What I meant though, is im tired of people jumping all over America's back at just the mere rumor of us mistreating captured terrorists, when countries like China, Burma (cause I can't remember how to spell its new name...sorry..lol) Indonesia, Sudan, Niger, Chad, Senegal, Angola.....hell the list goes on, commit crimes against combatants, and POW's alike, and nery a word, article, or eyebrow is raised.........the type of people we are fighting in this war, are zealots, you know that Space, hell your one of the smartest guys Iíve seen in most blogs, so you know that they will stop at nothing to win against whoever they perceive as the enemy, be it us, or a Sunni, or so on. Fighters of this ilk will stop at nothing to win a war, and never give up, unless their dead, my God, the roots of this conflict in Islam was hundred of years ago when Mohammad died with a clear cut Heir.....and here we are today, with Islam on the brink of civil war, and the only thing holding it back is us sitting smack dab in the middle of this whole mess with our Army.
Can you not see the strain this puts our intelligence people under??.....the need to get intel, to help protect our country, and troops at all cost?...we can't forget that they are American's like many of us on this board and want to help our country as much as anyone, hell thatís no doubt why they do what they do, but they have to deal with a enemy thatís willin to die before giving in.......this creates a perfect setting for misdeeds to occur.
Old Testament? Maybe you should join the IDF...
LOL, ok this one had me laughing Iíll admit, since im the most unreligious person you'll meet
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