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Scrape the Geneva Convention when dealing with ISIS

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posted on Dec, 17 2014 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

It isn't like we don't look the other way when breaking it now. You can't fire upon an enemy combatant with a .50 cal but you can fire at their equipment. We take that as your headgear.




posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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The Laws of Armed Conflict dictate that signatories of the Laws are compelled to abide by them no matter who they are fighting. Specific rules exist for those who fight as part of established armed groups (such as ISIS) and for non-uniformed combatants. They are not designed to make it all fair. They are designed to uphold the basic principles of humanity in the treatment of other people, and to reduce suffering by all those affected by conflict, be they part of a recognised army or not. The Geneva conventions are only one part of the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC).

A call to remove the restraints imposed by the Laws is a call to give up the moral high ground and the support of the people who we protect. The reason we hear about individual cases of breaches of the LOAC by allied forces is because they are so rare as to warrant attention and immediate calls for them to be investigated. We view the treatment contrary to these laws and the people who ignore them as barbaric and call for them to be prosecuted. Indeed we use breaches of these rules as reasons to invade nations in the first place.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: LOSTinAMERICA
a reply to: ChesterJohn

It isn't like we don't look the other way when breaking it now. You can't fire upon an enemy combatant with a .50 cal but you can fire at their equipment. We take that as your headgear.


I take it you're talking about the famous "rule" about shooting people with a .50 being illegal. Total crap of course. You can shoot people with a .50 if that is the weapon you are armed with in accordance with the inherent right to self defence. I know - I'm qualified as a judgemental training instructor and have been in contacts where we have used .50s to suppress personnel. Indeed a tank gunner can justify shooting you with a 120mm HEISAP round if it his co-ax gun is empty/jammed. It's all about proportionality at the time.



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:29 PM
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Drop the bomb



posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
When dealing with an Army that does not abide by made up laws, then it should be scratched.



with ISIS they should down all communications from cell phones towers, land lines and radio. Keep them from wreaking terror via the Internet and social media.



An Intl army of puttin should encircle and eradicate them as quickly as possible.



So far Turkey's wishes of ISIS and allows them to cross back and forth while holding the turds to the border and no allowing them to cross freely like they allow ISIS. As such Turkey should be considers an ally of US and be consider a friendly as well.



This is not traditional modern warfare and it should not be fought as if it is. first take down abilities, encircle and cut off drug routes, then press on killing anyone who points a gun in the direction of the enemies of ISIS.












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