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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 openly;
(d) That of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.
Originally posted by ROGUE
A common theif and a TERRORIST are as different as # and cheese...
Terrorist noun [countable]
someone who uses violence such as bombing, shooting etc to obtain political demands:
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
And, since senility is getting the best of you and youre having difficulty remebering, HITLER KILLED HIMSELF. DUH!!!!!!! We wamted to capture him ALIVE, but little adolf beat us to the punch line.
Originally posted by Springer
Skadi, Nerdling, et al:
Since WHEN do we afford Hostile Combatant, NON-CITIZEN POWs our legal system? NORMALLY they are shot on the battlefield, this guy wasn't ONLY because we think he has value (which has been proven CORRECT) as a snitch.
Originally posted by THENEO
Hey Springer those kids hassling you again?
Jeez what do they teach them is school now anyways?
I went into a McD's a while back and a classroom was in there in the back and that was a so-called class excersion. Oh well guess they know most of em' will end up working in there anyways.