Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Rules

All I can write about this is to copy the info below from Wikipedia. I'm just too sick about what has happened.

A prisoner of war (POW, PoW, or PW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, marine, or any combatant who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. By international law and several mutually agreed conventions, prisoners of war are required to be treated humanely and diplomatically. However, nations vary in their dedication to following these laws.
Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention protects captured military personnel, some guerrilla fighters and certain civilians. It applies from the moment a prisoner is captured until he or she is released or repatriated. One of the main provisions of the convention makes it illegal to torture prisoners, and states that a prisoner can only be required to give his or her name, date of birth, rank and service number (if applicable).
The status of POW does not include unarmed non-combatants who are captured in time of war; they are protected by the Fourth Geneva Convention rather than the Third Geneva Convention.

9 comments:

WMD Maker said...

RULES?!?!?!!! If those pieces of crap cared about rules we would not be in Iraq

Kelly said...

Dirty for dirty is my wish.

Violence Worker said...

We are dealing with barbarians. This was not the result of any alleged American torture, this is how these people roll.

Yes, I know, we are told we must take the high road, and I suppose to a large extent, that is the way it should be, but these savages don't value life as we do.

AStrange, isn't it, how the world is not enraged at these atrocities. They say it's our fault for being there.

How warped is that?

VW

The Guerilla said...

its very strange how people let their emotions cloud the way in which they think. Guantanamo bay cuba is an illegal prison, if their is evidence then those people should be charged and put on trial. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, and neither did the people of Afghanistan. Wars are rarely fought for justice and peace especially when America is involved, a short look into history can tell you that.

Kelly said...

Yes it is strange how people let their emotions cloud in which they think.

Strange how people are so filled with hatred toward their own President and their own country that it clouds all rational thinking, all humanity towards their own country-men and can only whine about Club Gitmo after two Soldiers were butchered by animals. Yeah, that is strange.

Kelly said...

VW...

yes, that is warped. My wish is that we drop the bomb over there...won't happen but, hope floats.

Violence Worker said...

There is nothing illegal about "Gitmo". Prisoners are treated better there than our own general prison population. There have been monor problems, but overall, prisoners there probably have it better than whatever craphole they crawled out of. Many have gained weight because of the quality and quantity of the meals.

The people in there are enemy combatants and therefore are not common criminals. Since many of the prisoners are from various countries, it's difficult to call them "Prisoners of war" because they are not all from from a country we are at war with.

They are not citizens who committed a crime in our country, they are enemies. We do not give enemies expensive defense lawyers and let them out on bail.

Strange, how people can't think that through.

VW

Violence Worker said...

There is nothing illegal about "Gitmo". Prisoners are treated better there than our own general prison population. There have been monor problems, but overall, prisoners there probably have it better than whatever craphole they crawled out of. Many have gained weight because of the quality and quantity of the meals.

The people in there are enemy combatants and therefore are not common criminals. Since many of the prisoners are from various countries, it's difficult to call them "Prisoners of war" because they are not all from from a country we are at war with.

They are not citizens who committed a crime in our country, they are enemies. We do not give enemies expensive defense lawyers and let them out on bail.

Strange, how people can't think that through.

VW

Jonathan said...

Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, and neither did the people of Afghanistan.

Well, Japan (not Germany) bombed Pearl Harbor. By your logic (or pisspoor attempt thereof), we should not have fought the Germans.

What's that? "Germany was part of a bigger, more global war against a common enemy!" you say? Oh, wait...you didn't say. I did.

Then enjoy your steaming mug of "shut the hell up" java and let the grown-ups converse, m'kay?