Well, they haven't been. So now, all bets are off. Besides, doesn't the Geneva Convention only apply to those civilized countries who abide by it? (I didn't get the impression we got a lot of suicide-bomber deaths in WWII)Devon said:Seems to me if we demand that other countries abide by the Geneva Convention, we'd better follow the rules, too.
Do we really, or is just part of the Disinformation Package (it's a $77B option that requires the "Sport Package", doncha know ) used to sell us on Iraq, The Sequel?America claims to be a moral leader.
?!...if they ran into any Americans, surrender to them, because the Americans would treate them well in POW camps and they would survive the war that way. I wonder if any Arab fathers would give their sons the same advice now?
I've heard much the same. My grandfather came to America just prior to WWII, and owned a tool & die shop in Detroit that made parts for the Army. His younger brother ended up in the German army. So, I've heard a few stories. Also, had a coworker who was in the German navy and ended up in a British prison camp in Egypt...he told me lots of stories of abuse at their hands, and this is a man that I know and trust dearly.Devon said:Back in WWII, German fathers used to tell their young men going off to war that if they ran into any Americans, surrender to them, because the Americans would treate them well in POW camps and they would survive the war that way. I wonder if any Arab fathers would give their sons the same advice now?
Great. So they want it both ways. No thanks!Devon said:3. The US is a Geneva Convention signatory. Terrorists are not. Does anyone expect terrorists to abide by the conventions? No. Should the US continue to behave like a civilized nation and uphold internationally recognized codes of warfare in the face of atrocities committed by terrorists on its citizens? Of course.
Fine, I would say that in Afganistan and probably (hopefully) places we don't even know about our government is delivering this message and these "others" that you mention are having it done unto them in no uncertain terms.kcrudup said:
If they were brought in for questioning to prevent attacks on our soldiers, then I have no complaint with the tactics of our soldiers.Harryh said:But do you really think all of those Iraqi prisoners who were abused were guilty and deserved to be punished?
I can stomach anything- I've been shot at, I've seen people killed in real life, I watch anything anyone E-mails me, but I haven't watched that particular video since I downloaded it nearly two weeks ago. It would inflame me too much.MustGoFastR said:has anyone here actually worked up the nerve to watch the beheading video?