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Confusious Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-07-11 12:36 AM
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85. Read the piece
Edited on Sat May-07-11 12:45 AM by Confusious
My original statement still stands

"Bin laden was a declared combatant. The onerous was on him to surrender, not on the soldiers to figure out what his intentions were. I have no problems with the way he was taken out."

The only other thing I have to say is, if he had surrendered, he should be afforded a trial for their actions, as all the others in gitmo should be. Ad why would they get a trial if they are military combatants? Attacks on civilians. Illegal under the conventions, if they have no military purpose.

But he didn't. It doesn't matter that he was unarmed. An SS officer sipping tea in a french cafe could be shot simply for being. doesn't matter that he was unarmed.

The onerous was on him to surrender. He didn't. case closed.

Glenn Greenwald views it as a civil action. I view it as military action. The rules of action are different for each case.
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