Tag Archives: Geneva Convention

Baton Rouge police “militarization”

Even the Military have rules of engagement. Not that any US military are ever going on trial for war crimes, Reagan and Both BushWankers promised they would never allow that to happen. And since they’re fighting non-government resistance groups in … Continue reading

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Did you know that priests and doctors are combatants?

I hadn’t thought of it until a MAS briefing in Tech School (School of Health Care Sciences Sheppard AFB Texas) for which I have the lame ass excuse of being only 18 at the time. But, yeah, under the Hague … Continue reading

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Death of a Chaplain.

First, it should be noted that Doctors, Psychiatrists and Chaplains are, like everybody else in the services, Combatants under the Geneva Conventions. Their orders are to keep the soldiers physically and mentally and “morally” able to follow their orders, which … Continue reading

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Reid asks: Why would Hispanics Vote GOP, GOOPers upset

Like, Jews voting for Hitler. Seriously, it’s THAT obvious. The GOOPers actually are getting all bent out of shape because somebody pointed out that a) They’ve made official oppression of dark-skinned people a Platform Priority Plank ever since the only … Continue reading

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Swiss refuse to hand over Polanski, US upset, still haven’t handed over Bush

Not trying to minimalize or trivialize date-rape or child molesting, but that’s ONE count against Mr Polanski and (at least) Hundreds of Thousands of counts of Murder, including and especially children, against Messieurs Bush, Cheney, Rove, Petraeus, McChrystal, Rumsfeld, Prince, … Continue reading

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Karl Rove admits error in Iraq strategy

ERROR? wtf? Since when, exactly, does a long string of bald-faced Lies work out as being mistakes? Saying something is orange when it’s actually red is a “mistake”. Losing count of how many beers you drank before getting behind the … Continue reading

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Errant missile a setback for 12 Afghans

NATO spokesmen are preempting accusations of insensitivity concerning two US rockets which killed twelve Afghan civilians in Marjah, the latest operation against the Taliban. Six of the unintended victims were children. Military brass are expressing worry that such collateral damage … Continue reading

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Name, rank, serial number, pantie size

When you’re an al-Qaeda brand POW, you’re expected to give more than the Geneva Conventions’ name, rank and serial number. From Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, US interrogators want to know the who, what and where about the explosives party in his … Continue reading

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Did you know John Yoo is not in jail?

This is the kind of civility that I just can’t stomach. Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo, author of the Torture Memos which Bushco’s blimpnecks took for their greenlight to water-board, was a guest yesterday on the Daily Show. Short of … Continue reading

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Because it would be better to hold him prisoner

…in secret Torture Palaces like Baghram, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, Khandahar… Beat the living hell out of him every day and then use the video-taped confession in a secret tribunal. The way the Civilized, Law-Abiding U.S. Military does… From the BBC: … Continue reading

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Jesus Killed Mohammed, every last one

With attention now drawn on the evangelical skinheads running amok with the US military’s Big Stick, reporter Jeff Sharlet relates a story in this month’s Harpers, which showcases the fundamental irreligiosity of the capital “C” Crusaders. The episode Jesus Killed … Continue reading

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Was Sharon quote really not genuine?

Are quotes being fraudulently attributed to Israeli ministers (as NMT’s indignant Israeli PR visitors are insisting)? We decided to look into the Ariel Sharon “fabrication” about who controls of America. Let’s just say our hasbara critics are going to wish … Continue reading

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Israeli air strikes represent massive violations of international law

“The Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Convention, both in regard to the obligations of an occupying power and in the requirements of the laws … Continue reading

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Acacia Park turns out Pro-Palestinian

COLO. SPRINGS- Some pictures from today’s ANSWER / UFPJ protest of Israel’s continued attacks on Gaza. Meanwhile Israel launched more air attacks and continued to mobilize forces in preparation for a ground “incursion.” Talking points from Phyllis Bennis: The Israeli … Continue reading

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Harold Pinter on drama and US banditry

“What has happened to our moral sensibility? Did we ever have any? What do these words mean? Do they refer to a term very rarely employed these days – conscience? A conscience to do not only with our own acts … Continue reading

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Time for Iraq to Pay the Bill? YHGTBFKM

The NYT editorial pages decry “Time for Iraq to Pay the Bill.” Oh, really? Sign that editor up for charges, and every single US politician on that bandwagon. It was indeed part of the pitch to convince the public that … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful… if only…

… the people who loudly proclaim they oppose Immigration, only on the basis of Respect for Law and Order and not out of racist fear and racist fearmongering, start opposing the United States Army exporting a Violent and Deadly form … Continue reading

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McCain was dubbed the “POW Songbird”

An excerpt from prisoner of war John McCain’s November 9, 1967 interview for the North Vietnamese newspaper NHAN DAN: Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain have released a fact sheet on the highly decorated hero’s service in Vietnam. If this is … Continue reading

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The Dirty Half-Dozen Dozen Dozen

The US Department of Defense is recruiting felons to fill its ranks. The number of criminals enlisted in 2007 is double that in 2006. No news yet about whether the figure exponentiates in 2008. Continue reading

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US and Hague Rules of Warfare

Extract from the Hague Conventions of 1907 Chapter One: Means of injuring the enemy   Article 22. The right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited. Article 23. In addition to the prohibitions provided by … Continue reading

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Jamie Leigh Jones is still locked in a box

When they teach in math class about the square roots of numbers, you invariably encounter the paradox of negative numbers. Since neither two positive factors nor two negatives can produce a negative, you’re told the square root of a negative … Continue reading

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Gitmo operating manual leaked

Wiki Leaks has obtained an updated copy of the Standard Operating Procedures for CAMP DELTA. They’ve posted both a DOC and PDF version available for download as it is UNCLASSIFIED. Due to the document’s size, the transparency group is inviting … Continue reading

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Cowards

I approached my fellow board members at the ACLU to add their organization’s name to the list of cosponsors of the upcoming PPJPC social event: Give Peace a Dance. They turned it down.   Do I bite my thumb at … Continue reading

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Israel obstinate

More nations gave formal recognition to the PLO, a terrorist group, than to Israel. Thus more people thought the Palestinian Liberation Organization had a “right to exist” than did Israel, a chunk of Arab land appropriated to make a Jewish … Continue reading

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Torturers not Liable, says judge

The judge called it lamentable, but said he had no authority to oversee military actions oversees, not quite in those words. He said allowing foreign nationals to sue American military personnel, (although Rumsfeld was appointed to a quasi-military rank, Sec. … Continue reading

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