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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Geneva Con

"Iraqi officers loyal to Saddam Hussain filmed their cold-blooded murder of two British bomb disposal officers who were captured after a roadside ambush," reports the Times of London, which describes the March 2003 incident:
An inquest was told that Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 36, and Sapper Luke Allsopp, 24, thought that they were being taken to hospital for treatment, but instead they were moved to a compound run by Saddam's military intelligence.

The harrowing ordeal lasted for hours until Iraqi agents killed the pair. The soldiers were buried in a shallow grave.
We keep hearing that if we don't accord Geneva Convention protections to al Qaeda detainees, our soldiers will be at risk of mistreatment. But here is how an enemy -- one that, unlike al Qaeda, actually is a signatory to Geneva -- treats Western soldiers. So what exactly do we gain by even meeting our obligations under the Geneva Conventions, much less exceeding them?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Nickle said...

You know what that convention pisses me the F#ck off. Honestly how many times have our soldiers been killed under these Geneva conditions where they are supposed to be held as prisons and treated decently while the prisoners that the United States captures get treated better then most middle class families.

Fri Oct 06, 10:18:00 AM EDT  

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