[ExI] criminals? pows? spies?

spike spike66 at att.net
Sat May 16 22:48:02 UTC 2009


> ...On Behalf Of Stathis Papaioannou

> >...We can no longer fight, for we no longer have the 
> > unambiguous legal foundation to do so.
> They are either POW's covered by the Third Geneva Convention
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Geneva_Convention) or 
> civilians (including "unlawful combatants) covered by the 
> Fourth Geneva Convention 
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Geneva_Convention).
> Bush and now, it seems, Obama have decided to detain them 
> indefinitely in an ad hoc category outside the law... Stathis Papaioannou

Statis, ja that is what I must conclude as well.  The US and to some extent
the entire western civilization is trapped in the maddening moral ambiguity
of war.


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