American beheaded and Israelis slaughtered. - Page 4

American beheaded and Israelis slaughtered.
May 20th, 2004  
Italian Guy
American beheaded and Israelis slaughtered.
Originally Posted by Marksman
P of W need to be treated as P of W,no torturing,no killing,Understand that
As example in 1999(i know im boring)we shot down few of you felas and they all been treated strictly as a POW's we alowed visits and all,at the end they were deported to USA without a scrach CNN confirms that on Oficial web site

My point is that there are no excuses for that.
Check this out then: Article 4
A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories, who have fallen into the power of the enemy:

1. Members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces.

2. Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, belonging to a Party to the conflict and operating in or outside their own territory, even if this territory is occupied, provided that such militias or volunteer corps, including such organized resistance movements, fulfil the following conditions:

(a) That of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates;

(b) That of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance;

(c) That of carrying arms [b]openly;
(d) That of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.

This was Eric's of course: it proves that those Iraqis are not necessarily protected by the GC, since they are not included by Article 4. The Serbian and the American armed forces in 1998 99 WERE protected by that. American soldiers did not hide behind or among the civilians. nor did the Serbians. The Iraqis instead....well that's their ' culture ', as someone puts it.
May 21st, 2004  
I have mixed feelings about the whole Iraqi POW thing. But I can say, they were humiliated, not brutally killed. They will be allowed to leave and go home on their feet, not in a body bag in seperate peices. There is a big difference.
May 21st, 2004  
you got my point there.........
American beheaded and Israelis slaughtered.