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Are Geneva Conventions outdated?
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You know - I'm not so sure that denying them GC rights is the right thing to do. As borders begin disapearing with global communications transending nationalities, many of these terrorists are bound together by a similar ideology. A sort of loose confederation of ideas and goals. They don't have a huge military behind them, they don't have a single border with an individual government but they do share a common purpose and use what articles of war they can come up with. In fact I'd say they are indeed braver and more original than many governments because they exist in a near vacum with no nationality, with no place to retreat except in their own common purpose and death.

They are tied together for the most part by their hatred of the west, hatred for their own governments and fanatical reliance on their religion. They have nothing to live for. Yet from what I read coming out of gitmo, some of these young guys have begun to get an education there while in captivity and are actually looking just a little bit differently at the world around them. Maybe even learning a little from us that we are not all that bad if you give us half a chance.

And if we reduce ourselves down to the level they use as their only effective weapon - we are in the end no better than they are and we end up giving them even more excuses to hate us all the more.

So I say we remain civilized and stay on the high ground - even if it means costing us lives in the short run...it's the long run big picture stuff that will win this war in the end.
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Are Geneva Conventions outdated? - by mv - 05-31-2004, 06:48 PM
[No subject] - by John L - 05-31-2004, 06:57 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 05-31-2004, 06:59 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-01-2004, 11:47 AM
[No subject] - by pickled shuttlecock - 06-01-2004, 06:22 PM
[No subject] - by Aretstikapha - 06-01-2004, 06:36 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-01-2004, 06:54 PM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-01-2004, 08:37 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-01-2004, 09:25 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-03-2004, 02:08 PM
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[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-03-2004, 10:38 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-03-2004, 10:50 PM
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[No subject] - by mv - 06-04-2004, 04:44 PM
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