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Originally posted by dom
Originally posted by Seeking Nirvana
I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but by taking the lives of non-combatants they have made a non-verbal statement that they will not follow the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC). To break any law as described in LOAC is justification to be punished under the Geneva Convention. With that said though, the same could be said about the treatment of detainees at abu gharib. So it seems that there has been some violations of the Geneva Convention on both ends.
Except of course, that quite a few of these prisoners have already been released because they had nothing to do with terrorism. So we can assume that plenty of the remaining prisoners are also innocent but belong to countries that aren't expressing their outrage as strongly as others. I see no evidence that all of the detainees have been " taking the lives of non-combatants". Besides, under geneva conventions their status can't be arbitrarily decided by the US, so the US are already acting outside the conventions, before we get into abu ghraib.
It's a shame the US isn't brave enough to prosecute in proper courts and instead believes their cases to be so weak that they have to set up kangaroo courts instead. I don't doubt that *some* of these prisoners are guilty, but you'd think the US authorities would have some *evidence* by now...
Originally posted by nikelbee
Stop behaving like hate spouting, infantile warmongers - even CONVICTED prisoners in America have rights.
Look it up - paedophiles, rapists, serial killers, axe murders - ALL have rights. All have the right to exist as human beings and not animals.