posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 06:32 PM
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Enemies captured during a battle should be harshly interrogated (possibly even tortured) to get real-time life-saving information, but a few days,
weeks, months later, 5000 miles away in Gitmo, there is no call for anything except absolutely humane treatment either by the Geneva Convention, or
the Constitution of the US.
I believe the Geneva Conventions apply to prisoners from the opposing team DURING wartime, whether they are here, there or wherever. For example, the
Geneva Conventions dictated business in the German POW camps in WWII rather than local German law being applied to foreign troops captured by the
Germans. AFTER the war, in it's aftermath, those prisoners should either be repatriated without prejudice or charge with a crime if applicable and
tried. They are and should remain "prisoners" until the war is concluded.
At this point, the US is not even giving Constitutional rights to its own citizens, if they are accused of anything that falls under the Patriot Acts,
and the Patriot Acts are written so that just about anything falls under them. A can of tear gas, or a flash grenade are now considered WMD's?
The passage of the "Patriot" Act was the final straw that convinced me that neocons have nothing to do with "conservatives". In my entire life, I
have only seen that sort of draconian hogwash emanate from marxists, fascists, and others in the "totalitarian" camp, which are all, by definition,
"radicals", far from "conservative". Doesn't matter which end of the "political spectrum" they sit at - radicals are radicals, and
totalitarians are totalitarians. It makes no difference to me at all whether they are "marxist" totalitarians or "fascist" totalitarians -
they're all the same (totalitarian) to me.
As an aside, I am the proud owner of a mild-mannered shotgun which has been defined and labeled to be a "WMD" in certain areas. A mere shotgun, not
even one of those eeevil black assault rifles that can shoot thousands of rounds without a reload and have barrel shrouds - you know, "that thing
that flips up on your shoulder", as defined by a certain well know left leaning congresswoman...
So then, when they invade me, you heard it first here - the WMDs are in the closet with a trigger-lock on them!