quote: The Geneva Convention doesn't apply to them precisely because USA refuses to recognize the Geneva Convention in the first place.
quote: That of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance;
quote: Paragraph 43 of the Field Manual published by the War Department, United States Army, on 1st October, 1940, under the title " Rules of Land Warfare ", says: " National flags, insignias and uniforms as a ruse-in practice it has been authorised to make use of these as a ruse. The foregoing rule (Article 23 of the Annex of the IVth Hague Convention), does not prohibit such use, but does prohibit their improper use. It is certainly forbidden to make use of them during a combat. Before opening fire upon the enemy, they must be discarded ". The American Soldiers' Handbook, which was quoted by Defence Counsel, says: " The use of the enemy flag, insignia and uniform is permitted under some circumstances. They are not to be used during actual fighting, and if used in order to approach the enemy without drawing fire, should be thrown away or removed as soon as fighting begins ".
quote: That of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war
quote: War has a separate set of rules for good reason. you should educate yourself on them.
quote: One of those "innocent" people set off a bomb in Yemen at a public cafe. Over 20 men, women, and children lost their lives. As well as many more injured.And you speak about the untimely deaths of the detainees and us becoming the monsters?
quote: None of the prisoners at Gitmo had the political clout to push the Patriot Act
quote: "rights" and due process, those are mechanisms of a free and peace loving society
quote: We didn't just round up a bunch of people and arbitrarily throw them in Guantanamo for no reason. Every single one of these people, I use people loosely, are guilty. By definition they are armed combatants!