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Progressive Cancer Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-10 04:40 AM
Response to Reply #127
222. RoE vs Geneva Conventions
Edited on Tue Apr-06-10 04:41 AM by Progressive Cancer
Rules of Engagement were followed? You are kidding! Read the Geneva conventions:

Additional Protocol I:

Art 48. Basic rule
In order to ensure respect for and protection of the civilian population and civilian objects, the Parties to the conflict shall at all times distinguish between the civilian population and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives and accordingly shall direct their operations only against military objectives.

"what appeared to be weapons" is not enough:

Art 50. Definition of civilians and civilian population

1. A civilian is any person who does not belong to one of the categories of persons referred to in Article 4 (A) (1), (2), (3) and (6) of the Third Convention and in Article 43 of this Protocol. In case of doubt whether a person is a civilian, that person shall be considered to be a civilian.

The "fog of war" excuse is no justification for breaching the Geneva Conventions, has never been and will never be.
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