posted on Mar, 23 2003 @ 09:51 AM
Below is a link to The Geneva Convention as it concerns P.O.W's.
The question is do American troops deserve protection under the articles of the convention when the US Government have not allowed P.O.W's in this
and other conflicts the same protection.Particularly the situation in Guantanimo Bay also the scenes we have been seeing on the TV may itself be a
contravention as P.O.W's should not be held up to Public humiliation.Putting them on TV kneeling with their hands above their heads must count as
From the Geneva Convention.
(a) Violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) Taking of hostages;
(c) Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment;
(d) The passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all
the judicial guarantees
Yet again America ignoring these conventions has left their own troops without protection.So don't cry foul when it rebounds after all with no UN
resolution are these US Prisoners Lawful or Unlawful Combatants.