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BelgianMadCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 05:10 PM
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10. More on the definition of enemy combatants from Solly Mack :
Yes, we know the difference according to the Administration between enemy combatants and prisoners of war. The Administration argues that Al Qaeda members don't qualify because they don't have these qualifications: (1) being under a responsible command; (2) having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance; (3) carrying arms openly; and (4) conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.

http://talkleft.com/new_archives/002239.html

It is clearly a wordgame designed to be able to throw away ethical standards.

DUers better start wearing uniforms, then we all cannot be renditioned.
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  -I REJECT your premise! Underlying assumptions in the torture debate BelgianMadCow  Sep-27-06 04:49 PM   #0 
  - We HOPE it only applies to "aliens"  sutz12   Sep-27-06 04:52 PM   #1 
  - We already know it applies to Americans.  BuyingThyme   Sep-27-06 04:54 PM   #3 
  - yes I know you do - and so would I - but I'm an alien,  BelgianMadCow   Sep-27-06 04:54 PM   #4 
  - re: #2.... um  annabanana   Sep-27-06 04:52 PM   #2 
  - I read that too, but they are still holding the discussion based entirely  BelgianMadCow   Sep-27-06 04:58 PM   #5 
  - Geneva Convention  Poppyseedman   Sep-27-06 04:59 PM   #6 
  - yes, so how is it that unlawful combatants fall outside of these?  BelgianMadCow   Sep-27-06 05:03 PM   #7 
     - I don't see it in there either  Poppyseedman   Sep-27-06 05:05 PM   #9 
  - Unlawful combatants  Jack Rabbit   Sep-27-06 05:03 PM   #8 
  - More on the definition of enemy combatants from Solly Mack :  BelgianMadCow   Sep-27-06 05:10 PM   #10 
     - and administration is lying with their deliberate confusion  Solly Mack   Sep-27-06 05:18 PM   #11 
     - Let's look at this  Jack Rabbit   Sep-27-06 06:36 PM   #12 
        - Very good point. It could be argued indeed  BelgianMadCow   Sep-27-06 06:43 PM   #13 
  - kick  BelgianMadCow   Sep-28-06 03:35 PM   #14 
 

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