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Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 prohibits violence to life and person, such as murder, mutilation, torture and cruel treatment etc.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29, 2006, decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld applied Common Article 3 to a global conflict with a non-state actor, al-Qaeda, taking place within the territory of a country that is a party to the Geneva Conventions, Afghanistan. Its implications are that Common Article 3 applies to the global conflict with terrorists anywhere on earth involving the territory of a party to the Geneva Conventions. As cited below, this reality has influenced recent developments within Department of Defense (DOD) detainee policies, including DOD Directive 2310.01E on DOD’s detainee program and the new Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations, both released Sept. 6, 2006. (Note that clicking on the link for the Army Field Manual opens an 11MB, 384-page PDF).
Originally posted by jsobecky
I'm not debating that. But Miranda gives them additional rights over and above Geneva.
Originally posted by rcwj75... we took a few hundred into custody...why because they are people of interest...god you people are just...
Originally posted by WhatTheory
This is outrageous, dangerous and totally unacceptable.
Originally posted by rcwj75
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
See you confuse your definition of "criminal" with these combatants. They are not shoplifters, or drunk drivers.
Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth
Wow, its amazing how many savage barbarians have posted on this thread.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
reply to post by HunkaHunka
Foreign Nationalist != American Citizen.
If you are an American Citizen then you will have the right afforded under the Constitution.
It amazes me the people that say we shouldn't police world and this and that, but yet want to give American rights to people of other nationalities.
The logic just isn't there. Our forefathers died fighting to start this country, and if other people of other nationalities want those same rights as American citizens then they need to fight for their own freedom in their own countries.
Seriously can you not see this is all part of Globalization?