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Mosque lost its Geneva Convention Protection
Jarbo Bayou Times.com ^ | 8 April 2004 | R. Cheney

Posted on 04/08/2004 3:40:43 AM PDT by BellStar

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Why keep harping on history? -- because it relates to the contemporary. On Hennity and Colmes this evenings discussion on the precedent for the marines firing a Hellfire missile and calling in a F-16 Eagle to drop a 500 pound bomb on the outer wall of a Sunni mosque was never brought up, there or anywhere else in the news media.  The issue was whether this action was against the Geneva Convention. 
 
In the WWII Italian campaign, the Nazi army had occupied the Abby of Monte Cassino located 50 miles northwest of Naples and was used as a lookout and fortress.  The American and allied troops were taking tremendous casualties after repeated attempts to push northward and to climb the mountain to take capture (they never did take it; made a bypass landing to the north).  So on February 15, 1944 the United States Army Air Corps launched medium and heavy bombers from North Africa and pummeled the Abby into near rubble.  Thus, in the Geneva Convention August 12, 1949 it was held that a religious building that was used for military fighting lost its protection and sanctuary. 
 
In the fighting in Fallujah the Sunni mosque was used as a fortress, and the U.S. Army and Marines were taking casualties during six hours of fighting coming from the mosque.  Therefore it lost it's Geneva Convention protection and was justly attacked.  Period!
 
R. Cheney,
Kemah 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: army; f16eagle; fallujah; fighting; genevaconvention; hellfiremissile; marines; mosque; sanctuary; sunni; vigilantresolve
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1 posted on 04/08/2004 3:40:44 AM PDT by BellStar
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2 posted on 04/08/2004 3:42:16 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: BellStar
I can't believe the ignorance of anyone who would question that it was ok.

Rule of war #1 -- If someone is trying to kill you (shooting at you), you may certainly try to kill them.

The above rule will stand as long as you use non-prohibited means of inflicting death on your enemy, such as poison gas. But it is by all means perfectly ok and sometimes prudent to drop a big ol' bomb on their forehead.
3 posted on 04/08/2004 3:45:55 AM PDT by American_Centurion (Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime - Nicole Gelinas)
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Bump!
4 posted on 04/08/2004 3:47:25 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: anymouse
*PING!*
5 posted on 04/08/2004 3:50:19 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: American_Centurion
I just saw your page. WOW!
6 posted on 04/08/2004 3:55:28 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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*Ping*
7 posted on 04/08/2004 4:04:53 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: American_Centurion

It seems bad guys always wear black
8 posted on 04/08/2004 4:57:50 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: BellStar
...and have yellow teeth.
9 posted on 04/08/2004 5:01:31 AM PDT by Icthus
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To: BellStar
I hear he's going to change his look.

He's currently seeking a natural red dye to add some color to his spring collection.
10 posted on 04/08/2004 5:03:06 AM PDT by American_Centurion (Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime - Nicole Gelinas)
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To: American_Centurion
Rule of war #1 -- If someone is trying to kill you (shooting at you), you may certainly try to kill them.

Rule of war #2 -- it's a really bad idea to make US Marines mad at you. ;)

12 posted on 04/08/2004 5:11:34 AM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: Heatseeker
Rule of war #2!!!!!!!!!
Amen!
13 posted on 04/08/2004 5:14:02 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: BellStar
On May 8, 1945 there wasn't a single church steeple standing between Normandy and Moscow.
14 posted on 04/08/2004 5:17:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Uday and Qusay are ead-day)
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To: American_Centurion
Thank you for your service to America.
15 posted on 04/08/2004 5:18:00 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm (© • ™ • ®)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm
I'm happy to do it.

Been in for 15 years, it's the only job I've ever had that satisfied me.

Thenk you.
16 posted on 04/08/2004 5:23:59 AM PDT by American_Centurion (Daisy-cutters trump a wiretap anytime - Nicole Gelinas)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Er, yes, there were. Most of them, in fact, at least for the Normandy to Berlin part of the trip.
17 posted on 04/08/2004 5:32:42 AM PDT by Atlantic Friend (Cursum Perficio)
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To: Atlantic Friend
Our friend was so proud of George Bush after 9/11
because he understood we were already in a world
war against this bunch. I think many more have
now come to that conclusion. Not all!
http://www.kemah.net/majordad/
18 posted on 04/08/2004 6:18:28 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: BellStar
Not to get too far off topic, but what's the difference if in this country during political campaigns the Democrats routinely spew anti-government, ant-incumbent and rabidly partisan (that is, patently secular) dogma in the pulpits of Baptist and other denominations' churches. These churches maintain their tax exempt status anyway. I thought there was a law against this. National or international, American Liberals or terrorists... the rule is abused. Where is there any accountability? Cant' have it both ways guys!
19 posted on 04/08/2004 6:27:24 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: SMARTY
SMARTY
Since Apr 7, 2004

RAT'S have always held privileges Pubies never enjoyed
as far as spewing despicable, devious, unconscionable,
false and misleading fabrications and outright lies from
AME Churches and others and have never been called on it.
That said what both ways!!!!!!!
20 posted on 04/08/2004 6:57:15 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: BellStar
I meant that the Liberal elements here and elsewhere will be the first to demand coalition forces lay off Mosques. Even though, the Liberals here constantly abuse the rule themselves regarding churches. They will want to have it both ways. Use churches with impunity here AND demand that coalition forces permit the same abuses of the rule in Iraq. That's all.
21 posted on 04/08/2004 7:01:58 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: SMARTY
SMARTY
Since Apr 7, 2004

Forgot to say
WELCOME!
22 posted on 04/08/2004 7:03:37 AM PDT by BellStar (I will not amend my beliefs according to someone else’s politically correct straightjacket.)
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To: BellStar
Note that the mosque wasn't attacked for being a mosque; it was attacked for being a fort. Similarly for Monte Cassino (although in that case, the Germans weren't using it but later used the rubble.) The allies later rebuilt Monte Cassino. Similar reasoning applied to the Indian Army siege of the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
23 posted on 04/08/2004 7:07:37 AM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: BellStar
Thanks tons!
24 posted on 04/08/2004 7:24:26 AM PDT by SMARTY
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